VELTRA Save Combo: Madrid Highlights and Toledo Half Day Tour from Madrid

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Get the best of two tours on this full day trip! Go around Toledo, a World Heritage Site, and considered the "City of The Three Cultures." Unravel the multiple faces of Madrid that history has left behind, such as its medieval origins as an Arab-fortress characterized by its ancient buildings and the smell of the taverns. Take this exciting and jam-packed full day tour now!

Description

Discover the "City of the Three Cultures"! Located 70 km away from Madrid is Toledo, a beautiful city-museum declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It is one of the oldest towns in Europe and has a great artistic beauty and buildings from almost all periods in history (Arabian, Gothic, Mudejar, Renaissance and Baroque style).

Toledo is called the "City of the Three Cultures", since Christians, Muslims and Jews lived together. In the XVI century, it was also the place of residence of the great painter El Greco.

Itinerary

  • Outside view of the Cathedral

  • Church of St. Tome with "El Entierro del Señor de Orgaz" - the masterpiece of El Greco

  • Synagogue of Sta. Maria la Blanca

  • Museum of Victorio Macho

  • Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes

  • Famous technique of Damasquinado (encrust of precious metals in steel)

  • Panoramic sightseeing tour of Toledo

In the afternoon, you will learn about Madrid's multiple contrasts as inherited through history in a panoramic tour.

Madrid shows the multiple contrasts inherited through the History. You will be able to find the medieval origins of the city, like the Arabic fortress, at the Barrio de la Morería, characterized by the antiquity of its buildings and the taste of its typical restaurants. We will also cover the Hapsburg Madrid of Felipe II, with its Renaissance and Baroque buildings walking and making pictures on Calle Mayor, Plaza Mayor, Plaza de la Villa.

Then, we will also see the Bourbon Madrid and the urban layout made by Carlos III, the Royal Palace, the Cibeles Fountain, Neptune Fountain and the Puerta de Alcalá. We will also visit the works from the kingdom of Joseph Bonaparte on the 19th century, such as Prado Museum. We will get to know the contemporary Madrid on areas such as Gran Via, Paseo de la Castellana, Barrio Salamanca, Plaza de Castilla and Parque del Oeste, as well as the commercial and financial areas of Modern Madrid, like the emblematic Ventas Bullring or Santiago Bernabeu Stadium. During this tour, we will stop at the famous Hard Rock Cafe, where you will enjoy a free drink.

Includes

  • Entry tickets to Church of St. Tomé (or Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes), Synagogue of Santa Maria la Blanca and Mosque of El Cristo de la Luz

  • Soft Drink by Hard Rock Cafe

  • English-speaking guide
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VELTRA Save Combo: Madrid Highlights and Toledo Half Day Tour from Madrid

Duration: 11:30 hour(s)
Available: Daily
Pick-up: Not available
Inclusions: Entry tickets to Church of St. Tomé (or Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes), Synagogue of Santa Maria la Blanca and Mosque of El Cristo de la Luz / Soft Drink by Hard Rock Cafe / English-speaking guide

All was nice. The time spend in both tours was enough for vier the sites.

Violeta

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Schedule

  • 08:45

    Check in at Julia Travel Office

  • 09:00

    Half Day Tour of Madrid

    Get to visit Hapsburg Madrid of Felipe II, Calle Mayor, Plaza Mayor. Then see Bourbon Madrid and learn about the Royal Palace, Cibeles and Neptuno Fountains and the Puerta de Alcalá. Admire the works of José Bonaparte and the avenues such as Gran Vía, Castellana, the district of Salamanca, and more.

  • 15:00

    Depart to Toledo

    Discover the City of Three Cultures listed as UNESCO World Heritage site. Take a tour outside of the Cathedral. Then visit the Church of St. Tomé with “El Entierro del señor de Orgaz”. You will also see masterpiece of El Greco, the Synagogue of Sta. María la Blanca and Mosque of El Cristo de la Luz.

  • 20:00

    Tour ends at Plaza de España

  • (For Check-In) Julia Travel Office (Calle San Nicolás, 15, Madrid, Spain) Time: 08:45:00

  • (For Check-Out) Plaza de España (Plaza de España, Madrid, Spain) Time: 20:00:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) Julia Travel Office (Calle San Nicolás, 15, Madrid, Spain) Time: 08:45:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) Plaza de España (Plaza de España, Madrid, Spain) Time: 20:00:00

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Notes

Required Items to Bring & Attire
  • Walking shoes

  • Comfortable clothing

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Reviews

All was nice. The time spend in both tours was enough for vier the sites.

Violeta

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  • Any cancellations made within 1 business days of your activity (after 09:00:00 local time) will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

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