From Madrid: Toledo, Segovia, & Alcazar Small-Group Tour
- Pickup available
- Duration: 11 hours
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We visited Toledo, the long-time capital of Spain, on a perfect day. We took the train station from Madrid from the Atoche Station at 9:20 and our guide met us at the train station at 9:53. Buy your tickets on line and even though you may not know your return time, you can always exchange your ticket for an earlier (but not later) departure. The cathedral is stunningly beautiful with unique art and history. The Jewish section of town is interesting as well, with but two remaining synagogues, one with Moorish architecture, the other with a comprehensive history of Judaism in general and in Spain specifically. Our guide took us into the basement of a Jewish home with a hidden Mikvah which we suspect was used by Marranos. We ended with El Greco's "Burial of the Count of Orgaz", surely his greatest painting. The guide also gave us a great recommendation for lunch, and after wandering for another couple hours we returned to Madrid at 5:30. Our best day in Spain.
Alejandro was a fabulous tour guide, very knowledgeable on the history of the Cathedral and on the City of Toledo, as he was born there. Truly an outstanding guide. Our bus driver, Raphael, was also excellent. I will most certainly book tours with your company again. Thank you for your service!
Even though you must walk through out the city to view the sites the bus is great to view the city as a whole. Walking the city is extremely tiring because of all the hills you have to walk. A nice bus ride around the city is great to catch your breath and enjoy the views.
Great way to get your bearings and see all the major sites, then decide which ones you want to do in more depth. The taped guided tour was informative and interesting. The driver was great and stopped a couple of times to give us 5 minutes for photos etc.
Great tour,fantastic views commentary could be a little better by explaining on which side of the road we were looking at. But overall well worth doing.