Excursion to Toledo

Artsy Toledo, Gothic Toledo, Holy Toledo… it’s all here.

Toledo is a UNESCO World Heritage site, which speaks volumes about this remarkable, historic city. This special excursion from Madrid will make sure you get to experience it. First, you’ll choose between a ½ day, full day, or full day with lunch. You’ll leave Madrid with a guide in a luxurious air-conditioned bus with panoramic windows. After a scenic hour-long ride, you’ll arrive in Toledo. You’ll see the distinctive blend of Arab, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque architecture that could only be found in one of Europe’s oldest settlements. You’ll stop at places all over town, including the 13th century Primate Cathedral- a Gothic wonder, the Church of St. Tome- home to El Greco’s masterpiece “The Burial of Count Orgaz” and the Synagogue of Ste. Maria La Blanca, founded in 1203.

Here’s what’s included:

    • Choice of Half Day Excursion or Full Day Excursion with or without lunch.
    • Fully escorted and guided panoramic sightseeing tour of Toledo in a luxury air-conditioned motor coach.
    • Tour departs from Madrid and arrives 1 hour later in Toledo.
    • Commentary languages available in English, Spanish, Italian and French.



    • Tour will depart and return at the Plaza de Oriente, 8 (in front of Madrid Royal Palace).
    • Voucher must be exchanged within 6 months of purchase.
    • Travelers should arrive at least 15 minutes prior to their tour departure and present their Rail Europe Voucher upon arrival.
    • Full Day Tours depart at 9:00am and last approximately 8 hours.
      • Full Day Tour that includes lunch will be served at Monte-Rey Restaurant (beverages are extra).
      • Full day Tour without lunch will allow free time for travelers to purchase lunch.
      • Commentary languages: English and Spanish: Tours operate daily; French: Tours operate Tuesday and Sunday; Italian: Tours operate Wednesday and Thursday
    • 1/2 Day Tours depart at 8:45am and 3:00pm and last approximately 5 hours.
      • Commentary languages: English and Spanish: Tours operate daily (8:45am and 3:00pm) ; French: Tours operate Wednesday and Friday (8:45am and 3:00pm) ; Italian: Tours operate Sunday and Monday at 8:45am as well as Tuesday and Saturday at 3:00pm.
    • April 1 - October 31: Tour operates daily.
    • November 1 - March 31: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
    • Tours do not operate on January 1 & 6, December 24, 25, & 31.
    • Prices are subject to change.
What sights will I see on my Excursion to Toledo?

  • Primate Cathedral (full day tours also include a guided tour inside of the Cathedral. 1 /2 Day Tours does not go inside the Cathedral).
  • Visit the Church of St. Tome and see El Greco’s famous masterpiece Entierro del senor de Orgaz (The Burial of Count Orgaz).
  • Visit the Synagogue of Ste. Maria la Blana.
  • Visit Church of San Juan de los Reyes
  • Visit the Museum of Victorio Macho and his world famous sculptures. At the museum there will be a short movie about Toledo.
  • Visit a Damasquino factory and witness the art of Damasqiono where precious metals are encrusted into steel.
  • Visit Alcazar or fortress of Toledo. (on Wednesdays, the visit to Alcazar will be substituted by the Cristo de la Luz Mosque.
  • Visit the Army Museum, the plaza de las Armas, the imperial stairs, the archaeological remains and gardens.