Madrid Combo Tour: Toledo And Aranjuez Royal Palace Day Trip

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 9 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8:45 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Calle de San Nicolás, 15, 28013 Madrid, Spain
  • Return Details :
    Plaza de Oriente, 28013 Madrid, Spain
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Pay less and get more on this Madrid Combo tour, which combines a half-day tour of Toledo and a half-day tour of Aranjuez. In the morning youll travel to Toledo, Spain's medieval capital and a treasure trove of architecture and El Greco art. Then spend the afternoon in Aranjuez, a beautiful World Heritage-listed royal city. Youll be accompanied by a knowledgeable guide all day.

Highlights

  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Great overview and orientation of the city
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

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Morning Tour: Toledo
A highlight of any visit to Toledo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site filled with wonderful architecture, is seeing The Burial of the Count of Orgaz, the famous painting by 16th-century master El Greco. Toledo was the setting for many of El Greco's art, and youll see this painting one of his most famous at the Church of St Tome.

Toledo is known for its art and history and has a landscape that combines Arabic, Mudejar, Gothic, medieval and Renaissance architecture. Surrounded by the River Tajo, the atmospheric walled town is crammed with churches and museums. Sights youll see include the amazing 13th-century Cathedral of Toledo, the medieval castle, Santa Maria la Blanca Synagogue, San Juan of the Kings Monastery and the Victorio Macho Museum.

Afternoon Tour: Aranjuez
In the afternoon, enjoy the beautiful architecture and regal atmosphere of Aranjuez, which sits at the confluence of the Tagus and Jarama rivers. Your local guide will lead you the Palacio real (Royal Palace), part of Aranjuezs UNESCO World Heritage Cultural Landscape. It is a Spanish Royal Site the spring residence of Spanish kings since the late 1800s. Admire the decorative styles, and see the Throne Room of Elizabeth II, the Prince's Gardens, the Parterre and the Island. The palace gardens are so beautiful, they inspired Spanish composer Joaquin Rodrigo to compose his Concierto de Aranjuez.

After relaxing in the gardens, you head to the Gran Casino of Aranjuez to have a little fun and enjoy a complimentary welcome drink. Your guide will show you around, and then you can try your luck at the tables if you wish.

Inclusions

Air conditioned motor coach.

Bilingual Official guide.

Individual radioguided system

Entry/Admission - Royal Palace of Aranjuez

Entry/Admission - Synagogue of Saint Mary the White

Entry/Admission - Iglesia de Santo Tome

Entry/Admission - Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes

Entry/Admission - Victorio Macho Museum

Entry/Admission - Gran Casino Aranjuez

Exclusions

Food and drinks, unless specified

Gratuities

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Entrance fees to Gran Casino de Aranjuez

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Infants and children aged 5 years and under are free of charge provided they do not occupy a seat

Operated by a bilingual guide in Spanish and English

Royal Palace of Aranjuez and St Tom Church visitors are kindlyrequested to respect the instructions of the Security: Photography and filming are not permitted inside the exhibitions.

The duration of the tour includes the round trip to the destination

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  • 06-Jun-2017

    great history and scenery. loved toledo. the aqueduct was a wonder. the problem was the tour guides, especially the lady guide on the first day. she didn't keep the group together. she talked fast and was hard to hear. people who couldn't walk as fast as the guide were left wondering what it was they were looking at.

  • 15-May-2016

    Good tour in a comfortable bus. Some walking but not strenuous. Guides were informative and easy to understand in English and Spanish. The half day Toledo felt a bit rushed. I would recommend a full day. It is interesting and worth going even if only for a half day.

  • 02-Jun-2015

    Small-Group Pedraza and Segovia Tour from Madrid tour was good and I would recommend it to anyone but needs your operators to be customer focus when they sell the tickets rather than being bossy. I would like to give 4 star rating for the tour.

    By mistake the review relates to Madrid Combo Tour: Toledo and Aranjuez Royal Palace Day Trip VIATOR553318834 was written in the Small-Group Pedraza and Segovia Tour from Madrid VIATOR553318931 review space therefore move it to the correct tour review.

  • 06-Nov-2014

    Excellent tours with great guides. These are really two half-day tours to sites in different directions from Madrid. So, first tour ends in Madrid with a quick hour (or less) for lunch and then the next tour leaves. This makes for a VERY strenuous and long day. Even though there is an escalator most of the way from the drop off point to upper Old Town Toledo, there is still a lot of hill left as well as stairs within the buildings visited. In addition, the Aranjuez Palace is multi-story. Even though I sat out and enjoyed a bench in the palace gardens after interior tour, I still had a wonderful time and would recommend the tour (but maybe split into two days).

  • 25-Oct-2014

    Toledo was very interesting though but I think it would be great if they would a lot some time to purchase souvenirs in the old town of Toledo as well. The gardens in Aranjuez were beautiful. Our tour guide did not however appear knowledgeable enough or perhaps was not articulate enough to give more facts and interesting information about the Palace and its inhabitants in English. I felt I got more info from reading the placards provided by the palace at each point.

  • 13-Oct-2014

    One piece of advice: take a bus from Madrid and go there by your own means, the Toledo tour was too short, couldn't visit what we wanted and couldn't take pictures of what we visited. It was very upsetting!! Then the Aranjuez Royal Palace is TOTALLY NOT WORTH IT! After visiting Toledo, you go back to Madrid only to take another bus to go to the palace and spend the day on the road to see... nothing that's worth it!

  • 07-Oct-2014

    The guides were both every informative and friendly. They showed us a lot of the interesting sites and told us the important information. It would be better if it was a combined tour, as the trip back to Madrid was a bit unnecessary. I also wouldn't recommend the Aranjuez tour, only because the site itself is unorganised and inaccurate in terms of their flow of rooms, time periods and representation of rooms.

  • 17-Jul-2014

    It was dissapointing. The employees at the office were rude and not helpful at all. Both hald dy tours were very late and caused inconvenience. The touts themselves were just ok...very rushed at times and boring at others. I would not do another tour nor would I recommend them.

  • 21-Jun-2014

    A wonderful experience, our guide was very knowledgeable, kind, and to the point. Both places are very pretty. In my opinion Aranjuez was more impressive than el Palacio Real in Madrid.

  • 24-Oct-2013

    The tour to Toledo was nice but a little too hard for my 87 years and my heart condition and I was not in shape to make the Aranjuez one the same day, so I asked Julia Travel to give me anothar date and they said it was not possible but they could cancel the Aranjuez part and Viator would reimbourse me, so I surrender my tickets to them. Ever since I have been asking you for such reimboursement on my credit card to no avail. So I trust this time you will acknowledge and comply.Thanks
    Carlos Alzamora

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