Historic Toledo Walking Tour with Transportation from Madrid

 
 
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Full-Day (Duration: 08h00 approx.)

Madrid

Price from: 100.00 euros

 
On this private tour we visit the ancient city of Toledo, regarded as the city of three cultures (Christian, Jew and Islamic). It was declared World Heritage Site. The old quarter, Cathedral, Synagogue...
 
Highlights
 
  • Transportation in a fully-equipped vehicle and English-Speaking Official Guide
  • Explore Toledo, the city of the three cultures.
 
 

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General Overview


Country: Spain
Region: Madrid
City: Madrid
Duration: Full-Day (Duration: 08h00 approx.)
Type: Full Day Tour Private
Theme: Private Shore and Chauffeur Guided Excursions
Group Size: 1 to 18 People
Price from: 100.00€
Transport: (More details)
 

Introduction

Toledo is one of the Spanish cities with the greatest wealth of monuments. Known as the “city of the three cultures”, because Christians, Arabs and Jews lived together there for centuries, behind its walls Toledo preserves an artistic and cultural legacy in the form of churches, palaces, fortresses, mosques and synagogues. This great diversity of artistic styles makes the old quarter of the capital of Castile - La Mancha a real open-air museum, which has led to it being declared a World Heritage Site.

Named a World Heritage Site by Unesco in 1986, Toledo is an outstanding museum city whose rich heritage owes almost everything to the Jews, Muslims and Christians who lived there, working and observing their religion side by side.

Each and every one of the cultures and peoples who’ve passed through Toledo gave the city a present made up of a rich architectural and artistic heritage. The city walls, erected during the Roman era, were reconstructed and given their current appearance by the Arabs. Many gateways mark the route of the walls, but Puerta de la Bisagra, which leads into the historic town and bears the coat of arms of the Imperial City, is the only one to have kept its Medieval architecture.

Old documents describe Toletum in the fourth century BC as the capital of Roman Carpetania. The Alans and the Visigoths, of Iranian and Germanic descent, respectively, settled in the region after the Romans left. There began a period of political and religious splendour, followed by three centuries of decline during Muslim occupation. In 1085, King Alfonso VI ordered that this area, bathed by the river Tagus, be repopulated.

In the second half of the thirteenth century, Alfonso X the Wise turned the city into one of Europe’s major cultural hubs. During his reign, great books on philosophy and theology that had been stored in Islamic and Jewish libraries were recovered and translated at the renowned Toledo School of Translators. Around 12,000 Jews lived in Toledo in those years, where they built a considerable number of synagogues.

The Catholic Monarchs always showed a penchant for Toledo. In 1561, as the city could no longer accommodate so many official bodies, King Philip II moved the Royal Court to Madrid. Following the King’s decision, the city fell into oblivion. With the passing of time, however, the Catholic Church brought it back to life with the foundation of convents and other religious institutions.

The nineteenth century brought to Toledo Romantic artists and writers, considerable population growth, and the railway (1858). Over the second half of the twentieth century, there was another industrial boost and, in the 1980s, Toledo became the capital of the Region of Castile-La Mancha.

Day by day itinerary

DAY 1:
MADRID - TOLEDO - MADRID

  • Meet your Private English-Speaking Chauffeur in the lobby of your hotel.
  • Departure from Madrid
  • Upon arrival to Toledo you will meet your private local guide who will take you on a morning tour of the city´s important monuments: Cathedral, Santa Maria la Blanca, etc... 
  • We have reserved a table for your lunch at a recommended restaurant.
  • After lunch you have the rest of the afternoon to walk the streets on your own.
  • Return to Madrid

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Prices and Dates

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From
100.00€
(Price per person)
 
 

Included

  • Transportation in fully-equipped vehicle which changes depending on group size (See Transportation section)
  • Private Chauffeur (NOTE: The chauffeur is not an official guide and can`t guide within monument this is why an official guide is included)
  • English-Speaking Official Guide for full-day tour in Toledo
  • Entrance fees when with guide.
  • Lunch Table Reservation in a recommended restaurant with fine cuisine (*Meal not included must order directly at the restaurant)
  • Local Taxes

Excluded

  • Transfers not specified in the itinerary
  • Beverages not specified in selected meals 
  • Meals not specified in itinerary 
  • Personal & Travel Insurance 
  • Tip and Gratuities to Chauffeur and Local guide

Pick up

  • Hotels or apartments within city limits
  • Airport
  • Train Station
  • Bus Station
  • Cruise Ship Port
  • Other locations on request at time of booking

Drop off

  • Hotels or apartments within city limits
  • Airport
  • Train Station
  • Bus Station
  • Cruise Ship Port
  • Other locations on request at time of booking

Cancellation policy

  • Up to 48 hrs before: Fully Refundable
  • Under 48 hrs : 100% Non-Refundable

Lodging

 

Transport

  • Mercedes Benz E Class Sedan Car (1 to 3 People)
  • Mercedes Benz V (4 to 7 People)
  • Minibus or Bus (8 to 18 People)

NOTE: Or similar type vehicles in the same class as mentioned above.

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