Madrid and Toledo Combo Tour
Get picked up right at your hotel in Madrid from where you will be brought to the bus departure point and start your journey.
The tour starts with the city sightseeing tour by bus for two hours through the most important avenues, squares and buildings of Madrid with an official guide that will explain the monuments and their history through different times. We will visit the Puerta de Alcala, the City Hall, Cibeles Square, Gran Via, Paseo de la Castellana, Paseo del Prado as we continue to the Madrid of skyscrapers and the business area of the city.
After the bus ride, we will continue with a walking tour, approximately for an hour and a half, towards the old city, the so-called Madrid de los Austrias.
We will visit the impressive Plaza Mayor, from where we are taking a walk down the stairs to the Arco de Cuchilleros. Strolling around the winding streets and valleys near la Plaza de la Villauntil to the core of medieval Madrid. Admire the neoclassical exterior of the Almudena Cathedral at Bailen Street while listening to the inside knowledge of our guide.
The tour of Madrid is finishing in the Plaza de Oriente where the Royal Palace is located.
After the tour in Madrid you will have some free time for a lunch break. At 15.00h we will continue the tour with an excellent sightseeing excursion to Toledo.
Toledo is a monumental city with an immense museum of great beauty and it holds some of the most genuine historical Spanish monuments.
Its old gothic and renaissance buildings, its narrow streets and alleys, testify old days of magnificence.
The old city has been considered as a National Monument, and declared World Heritage City by UNESCO.
Toledo is also named the city of three cultures, as for a long period of time, the Christian, Islamic and Jewish lived peacefully within its walls.
The panoramic walking tour takes you around the old quarter where you will visit the Plaza del Ayuntamiento, primate Cathedral, old Palace of Justice, City Hall and much more. You will than take a walk through the old jewish quarter with narrow streets and visit the church of St. Tome with El Greco’s famous painting “The Burial of Count Orgaz” from the time he was living in Toledo.
As the walk continues you will see the, most likely, oldest Synagogue of europe, the Synagogue of Santa Maria la Blanca. Still today it remains a symbol of the coexistance of the Three Cultures. Another highlight is the Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes as an example of Gothic style with Spanish and Flemish influences.
This tour also includes the Museum Victorio Macho where you will experience outstanding views and witness a short audiovisual movie about the city as well as the works of the famous sculptor. There will be also a visit of a typical factory of Damasquino, which is a well known handicraft art.
After you have seen the pure beauty of Toledo, our bus will take you back to the departure point in Madrid.
Children under 6 years travel for free.