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Half-Day Trip to Toledo with Self-Guided Tour

Discover the stunning city of Toledo on this 5-hour self-guided tour from Madrid

ABOUT THE Half-Day Trip to Toledo with Self-Guided Tour

This tour is operated by our partner Julià Travel


Discover the historic and impressive ancient city of Toledo, just a 1-hour scenic bus ride from the centre of Madrid. Explore the winding streets of this fascinating cultural melting pot at your own pace using the self-guided map provided, before heading back to Madrid in air-conditioned comfort to enjoy the rest of your day.


Your Half-Day Trip to Toledo meets at the Julià Travel office near Plaza Ramales.


The City of Three Cultures

Few places in the world better represent the coming-together of Europe’s three major religious cultures than Toledo, which has seen periods of Christian and Muslim rule throughout the centuries, and is also home to significant Jewish cultural history. This mixing of cultures makes discovering Toledo’s streets and magnificent architectural heritage one of Spain’s unmissable highlights. Perched on a hill rising over the plains of Castilla-La Mancha, overlooked by the 16th century Alcázar fortress, this UNESCO World Heritage-listed city never fails to impress.

Explore at your own pace

Using the self-guided map provided, discover iconic gothic sights like Toledo Cathedral and the Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes, as well as impressive city gates dating from the 10th century. Seek out Toledo’s Jewish heritage by heading to the historical Jewish quarter, where you can find the Synagogue of El Tránsito. Don’t miss the 14th century Church of Santo Tomé, which houses the Burial of the Count of Orgaz by El Greco. Built on the site of an 11th century mosque, the entrance fee to this famous sight is included in your tour ticket.

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The Half-Day Trip to Toledo meets at the Julià Travel office near Plaza Ramales

  • Wander through fascinating streets and marvel and the mixture of cultural influences on the city’s architecture
  • Enjoy the sweeping views of the surrounding countryside from Toledo’s hilltop vantage point
  • Admire El Greco’s famous paintings in the city he called home later in life 
  • Immerse yourself in centuries of cultural history, from gothic Christianity to the Moorish empire of Al-Andalus, from mediaeval Sephardic culture to modern times and the Spanish Civil War 
  • Enjoy the flexibility to take in the sights as you choose using the self-guided map



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Inclusions & exclusions
What’s included
  • Transportation by bus
  • Self-guided itinerary
  • Entrance fee to Church of Santo Tomé
What’s not included
  • Food and drinks
Additional Information
  • This activity is operated by our partner Julià Travel. This experience is not provided by us, but has been chosen by our specialists from an array of offers based on their quality and value, and have been tested thoroughly by them. In case of cancellations and refunds, Julià Travel's corresponding policy will apply
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