We invite you to discover the historical city of Toledo, just an hour south of the Spanish capital.
* One of Europe’s oldest settlements
* Admire a fascinating amalgamation of historical periods and cultures
* See paintings by El Greco
The city, a Unesco World Heritage Site, is situated in the heart of ancient Castile atop a rock in a bend of the River Tagus. Toledo is one of Europe’s oldest settlements and is considered a museum city of great artistic beauty. It is also known as the City of Three Cultures where Christians, Muslims and Jews lived together.
Admire buildings from almost all periods of history such as Moorish, Gothic, Mudejar, Renaissance and Baroque. Toledo was also home to the great painter El Greco, who lived here during the 16th century. Visit the stunning cathedral, with its splendid architecture displaying a range of Spanish Gothic styles. The interior also contains numerous art treasures such as stained glass windows, the choir, main chapel, altarpieces, paintings by El Greco and much, much more.
Visit all the most iconic landmarks such as the St. Tomé church, home to Conde de Orgaz’s tomb, see El Greco’s masterpiece; the Santa María la Blanca Synagogue; the San Juan de los Reyes Monastery and the Mosque of El Cristo de la Luz. Learn about the famous technique of damascene, the art of layering various precious metals into each other, usually silver and gold. See how in Toledo they traditionally forge steel for their swords. Be amazed at the incredible detail and craftsmanship of the various metals.
At midday you can take a well-earned rest and enjoy either a set lunch menu, including vegetable stew, veal with green beans and French fried potatoes, vanilla ice cream with fruit salad, or a traditional Castilian meal including appetizers and Castilian tapas, roasted lamb with vegetables and truffle cake with ice cream. The tour will end with a beautiful panoramic view of Toledo before you’re driven back to Madrid. We invite you to discover the historical city of Toledo, just an hour south of the Spanish capital. The city, a Unesco World Heritage Site, is situated in the heart of ancient Castile atop a rock in a bend of the River Tagus. Toledo is one of Europe’s oldest settlements and is considered a museum city of great artistic beauty. Duration: Eight hours. Start/opening time: At 9am. End/closing time: At 5.45pm. Languages: Depending on the day, it is available in English, French, Italian and Spanish.Others: The Touristic Lunch option does not include drinks. The Typical lunch includes mineral water, wine and coffee. Included: Entrance fees to St. Tomé Church, Santa Maria la Blanca Synagogue, San Juan de los Reyes Monastery, El Cristo de la Luz Mosque and Toledo Cathedral. Typical Lunch:
Appetizers and Spanish tapas
Roasted lamb with sautéed vegetables
Truffle cake with ice cream
Water, wine and coffee
Beef tenderloin with green beans and chips
Vanilla ice cream with fruit salad
Drinks not included