Independent Toledo Day Trip: Toledo Card And High-Speed Train Transport From Madrid

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Discover the rich cultural tapestry of Toledo on an informative and independent day-trip from Madrid. Travel by high-speed train to the sparkling city then set out to explore the sights on both a city coach tour and a hop-on hop-off bus. Enjoy free entry to four alluring attractions such as the Santa Maria la Blanca Synagogue and the Church of Santo Tom and dine upon a delectable 3-course meal at one of the citys most established eateries. Time is no constraint during your independent exploration as you can travel back to Madrid at a time suited to your schedule.

Highlights

  • Comprehensive tour of the city
  • Excellent value for money
  • All-inclusive tour

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Climb aboard your high-speed train at Madrid Atocha Station and embark upon your journey to the ancient and attractive city of Toledo. Enjoy the scenery during the short 30-minute journey then disembark and begin your independent exploration.

Use your Toledo sightseeing pass to gain free entry to the Church of Santo Tomé, Santa Maria la Blanca Synagogue and San Juan de los Reyes Monastery. Enjoy skip-the-line admission to Primate Cathedral of Saint Mary of Toledo with your priority access pass.

Gain fascinating insight into the stories that shroud the city’s most significant sites on your comprehensive city tour; climb aboard a comfortable, air-conditioned coach and visit landmarks such as the Primate Cathedral of Saint Mary of Toledo, home to a collection of artistic masterpieces that spans from the 13th-century to present day.

Take advantage of your sightseeing ticket to travel between legendary landmarks like Puente de San martin and Plaza de Zocodover. Take photos at specific stops in order to ascend the Mirador El Valle (a vertiginous viewpoint of the Tagus River) and to explore the colourful Los Cigarrales neighborhood.

Conclude your delightful day with a delectable 3-course meal in La Abadia, Mercado de San Agustín or El 10 de Santo Tomé restaurants; select Spanish specialties from a set menu then return to Madrid at a time convenient to you.

Inclusions for Independent Toledo Day Trip: Toledo Card And High-Speed Train Transport From Madrid

  • High-speed train Travel from Madrid to Toledo and back by high-speed train (AVE) in only 30 minutes.
  • Departure at 09:20 h, return at 17:25 h or Departure al 10:20h, return at 18:25 h.
  • Tourist bus + Guided tours
  • Just after you arrive at Toledo's train station, enjoy a magnificent panoramic view of the city. Also, get a close look at the architecture of Toledo through an official guided tour of the Cathedral and its museums: 700 years full of art. 
  • Museums and monuments
  • The card includes an admission to the main attractions of Toledo: the Primada Cathedral, the Church of Santo Tomé, the Sinagogue of Santa María la Blanca and the Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes.
  • Restaurants (If you choose the option with lunch)
  • Get to know the Spanish gastronomy through this menú consisting of a first course, main course and a dessert in any of these restaurants: La Abadía, Mercado de San Agustín or 10 de Santo Tomé.
  • In addition...
  • You will receive your Toledo Card together with a leaflet with information about other services. 

Exclusions for Independent Toledo Day Trip: Toledo Card And High-Speed Train Transport From Madrid

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Audio Commentary in the Bus
  • The menu is not included for children, the payment is straight in the restaurant. 

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Wheelchair accessible

Inbound and outbound train tickets must be used on the same day

Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants

Vegetarian meals are not available

The bus tour will begin from the Toledo railway station.

In order to visit the Cathedral, you should turn up to the Cathedral shop 15 minutes prior to the indicated opening times (C/ General Cisneros, 4).

Monday to Saturday: 11:10, 12:10, 14:10 h and 16.10h

Sunday: 14:10 h and 16.10h

Children under 4 years old travel for free, but its necessary to know how many of them are travelling in order to reserve them the seat in the train. Add them to the reservation by indicating how many passenger of this age are travelling to Toledo, before the billing screen. 

The museum and guided tours of Toledo are free for children under 11 years of age (except the tourist bus). 

The menu is not included for children, the payment is straight in the restaurant. 

Cancellation Policy
All sales related to this product are final and non-refundable. In case you wish to cancel the reservation you will be charged 100% cancellation fees.
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  • Awesome!!

  • Transportation was simple and in hindsight we could have made arrangements for this trip entirely on our own and saved a fair amount of money. There were only two or three restaurants offered as lunch options with the tour. We enjoyed the atmosphere of the restaurant we selected but there was a fixed menu with few choices. We enjoyed Toledo and feel it was worth going to visit but this tour wasn't worth the cost.

  • Fantastic day.

    The shop to pick up the Toledo card and train transport, Easy! really not sure why some people couldnt find it.

    Get everything you need and expalined to you at pick up and on your way.

    Toledo is great we loved it spent the day looking at lots of attractions then the rest shopping and wondering around all the streets. If we are fortunate to go again we would have loved to stay a night I can image it would be beautiful at night.

    Fantastic experience and would highly recommend.

  • You can do better without this. To take this tour you need to find the booth at the train station, which is not quite where it is described as being. The train trip is fine, and the bus the standard red one was waiting. There was no information given as we went into the city. The Cathedral Tour was AWFUL. We mingled inside waiting for the guide, who then gave a BRIEF bilingual tour by repeating his Spanish version in English, paragraph by paragraph. The audioguide would have been better. The rest of the sites were interesting enough, but all the package did was pay for admission. It would have been just as easy to buy a round trip train ticket, your own map of Toledo, and visit the sites on your own.

  • Amazing walled city! The train was easy and convenient. It was difficult to find where to pick up the tickets. They tell you it's near the indoor arboretum which is easy to find but it's not in the same space with the plants. You have to go through some doors to another area and pick the tickets up. So hopefully that will help some of you. The woman who gave us the tickets was extremely helpful and laid out the way it works. That being said, spend your time in the cathedral. Wow! We took the English tour and found it very informative and helpful. This tour was the easy button, but you could buy the high speed tickets by themselves and then pay to enter the cathedral separately for less money. But we still recommend this tour. It was great!

  • A great value and lots of fun. Wear your walking shoes and dress for the hot weather!! European trains rock!

  • The 2 stars is for the tour package, not Toledo. Toledo was wonderful. The tour package was OK, but I felt the description was misleading. First, it says Time is no constraint during your independent exploration as you can travel back to Madrid at a time suited to your schedule. When you book, you select a train time and it is not transferrable to any other times, so there is not flexibility in your schedule. Not a big deal, but you should know. Second the description says Learn about Toledo on a coach tour with an onboard guide and on a hop-on hop-off tour Actually your ticket is for a single ride, not the hop on, hop off tour. The bus takes your around a road on the opposite side of the river with one stop for a picturesque view, then you want to get off at the one stop that is in town. But you can't get back on and to return to the train station on this bus, you will need to take a taxi back to the train station or it is a very long walk after a day of walking. The onboard guide is also a recording with headphones. Third, we got a voucher for the meal, and nowhere does it say the voucher is only good until 4 PM. We went to one of the restaurants at 4:30 and were told the voucher was no good after 4pm. Finally, I knew this was an independent trip and didn't offer a lot of hand holding, but I thought I would be purchasing something that was a little better than the sum of it's parts being packaged together. Maybe there would be at least a package of information about Toledo and a description of the tickets you purchased, information about the restaurants you can choose and the time the restaurant voucher is good for. But the tour is not greater than the sum of it's parts. The parts that the package includes, basically a train ticket, a single bus ride, and a Toledo card are good, but the tour has no added value above these parts.

  • If you are considering a guided tour for the Cathedral, DO NOT BUY! We booked this tour because of advertisement of a tour guide for the Cathedral who never showed up. I suspect that this is a frequent practice by this tour company. The tour office closed before our evening return to Madrid.

  • Great and professional

  • Since we were in the South of Spain, we wanted to add a visit to Morocco, and this was an easy way to do it. Our guide, Lupita, picked us up at our hotel and from there it was about a 2 1/2 hour ride to port. She was outstanding and shared interesting information along the way. She was extremely helpful in helping us check in at the port. The ferry ride is only about 40 minutes and another guide met us when we arrived to help us with our passport. Be prepared for long lines for the passport.
    Once we were gathered, a tour guide in Morocco then collected us and to give us an overview and took us for a quick ride and photo opportunity on a camel. That part was fun! Our guide then drove us to the old part of the city for a walking tour. It was beautiful and full of color. The walking tour was interesting and our guide was easy to understand and well informed. We then had a traditional Moroccan lunch, which was a great experience. Once the tour was over, I was hoping to see more, but we were disappointed in the remainder of the afternoon, which turned in to a shopping adventure. Our first stop was a rug shop. This would have been fine to see, but it turned in to a sales demonstration. The next stop was to a pharmacy where they sold herbs that was also a demonstration, and the 3rd stop was an antique shop of sorts that also sold jewelry. This is not how we wanted to spend the short time we had in Tangiers. After that it was time to go back to the port. We would have much preferred walking and learning more about Tangiers vs in shops.

    This is not a place where you want to be with out a guide. They help navigate the area, but you also have so many people on the streets coming up to you to try to sell stuff that they help protect you a bit from that, so I am glad we had a tour. However, the time spent after lunch was a complete disappointment. We were happy to see Lupita when we arrived back at the port and she once again was extremely helpful to help us get back to the bus. She was a welcome site by then!

    We arrived back in our hotel late in evening, so be prepared for a long day. We would also recommend that if you don't eat lunch, that you eat some snacks on the ferry or take some with you. We arrived back at our hotel after 11:00 pm which was too late for dinner.

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