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Toledo Half-Day or Full-Day Tour from Madrid

Toledo Half-Day or Full-Day Tour from Madrid - Madrid, Spain
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Location: Madrid, Spain

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$70.89

Travel from Madrid to Toledo, a national monument to Spain's art and history, and discover a treasure trove of El Greco artworks. Experience Toledo’s past on a guided walk along cobblestone alleyways, and explore this World Heritage-listed city’s medieval architecture and fortified city walls ... More info ›

Travel from Madrid to Toledo, a national monument to Spain's art and history, and discover a treasure trove of El Greco artworks. Experience Toledo’s past on a guided walk along cobblestone alleyways, and explore this World Heritage-listed city’s medieval architecture and fortified city walls. As Toledo is on Madrid’s doorstep, you can easily take a Toledo tour in the morning or afternoon, explore in-depth on a Toledo day trip, or enjoy a Toledo and Madrid combo tour.

Leaving Madrid, relax on the 43-mile (70-kilometer) drive by luxury coach to Toledo, known as the city of three cultures, where Christians, Jews and Arabs lived together in harmony.

Your guided city tour takes you along the labyrinth of laneways winding through the medieval walled town. Your tour guide will point out the city’s Arabic, Mudejar Gothic and Renaissance architecture, evidence of the city’s Roman origins, Moorish influences and Baroque grandeur as the former capital of Spain.

View the medieval castle, with its storybook fortified towers, and the stunning Moorish architecture of Santa Maria La Blanca Synagogue, Europe’s oldest synagogue.

Whether you’re an art lover or history buff, you’ll recognize the setting of Toledo from the majestic paintings by the 16th-century master, El Greco. Coming face to face with one of El Greco’s most impressive works, The Burial of the Count of Orgaz, in the church of St Tome is a tour highlight. The painting features portraits of 16th-century Toledo’s most important citizens, dressed in late-Renaissance fashions.

Also visit the Monastery of Saint John of the Kings, built by King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella in the 15th century. Notice the courtyard cloisters and royal coats of arms in this classic example of Spanish Gothic Mudejar design. The tour then takes you to the former house and studio of a local sculptor at the Victorio Macho Museum, where you can see examples of the artist’s modern artworks and explore the lovely garden.

If you choose the full-day tour, you will visit the 13th-century Cathedral of Toledo, declared a World Heritage Site and Spain’s finest example of Spanish Gothic architecture. Also enjoy a panoramic tour of Toledo that takes in all the city’s highlights, from the river to the Alcazar fort, and pay an extended visit to the cathedral. Relax with a tourist-standard lunch of vegetable stew, veal and fruit salad, or indulge in a typical Spanish lunch of tapas, roast lamb, truffle cake with ice cream, accompanied by classic Spanish wine.

If you opt for the Toledo and Madrid combo tour, you'll begin the morning with a half-day highlights tour of Madrid, stopping at the Royal Palace, the Cibeles Fountain, Neptune Fountain, the Puerta de Alcalá, and the Prado Museum. You'll also stop at the famous Hard Rock Café for a complimentary drink. You'll then continue with a half-day tour of Toledo, including a visit to the Church of St. Tome, the Synagogue of Santa Maria la Blanca, and the Mosque of El Cristo de la Luz.

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Avila and Segovia Day Trip from Madrid

Avila and Segovia Day Trip from Madrid - Madrid, Spain
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Duration: 9 hours
Location: Madrid, Spain

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$106.95

Soak up Spain's fascinating history and legendary culture on an Avila and Segovia day trip from Madrid. Explore the walled city of Avila, Spain’s best-preserved 11th-century fortified town, and discover why it is known as the City of Stones and Saints ... More info ›

Soak up Spain's fascinating history and legendary culture on an Avila and Segovia day trip from Madrid. Explore the walled city of Avila, Spain’s best-preserved 11th-century fortified town, and discover why it is known as the City of Stones and Saints. Then unravel centuries of history in the city of Segovia, from its two-tiered Roman aqueduct to its Moorish fort and stunning Gothic cathedral. With the option to indulge in a gastronomic lunch, your trip to these two UNESCO World Heritage sites is a feast for all the senses!

Your day trip from Madrid to Avila begins with a stop at hilltop Los Cuatro Postes to admire superb panoramic views over the city of Avila, dotted with church towers and Gothic palaces, and declared a UNESCO ‘Heritage of Mankind’ city.

Entering the 11th-century city walls encircling Avila, notice how the 90 fortified towers and circular turrets look like they’ve stepped out of a storybook, and hear how Avila is an important pilgrimage site as the birthplace of the mystic writer Saint Teresa of Jesus (1515–82). Then explore two of the best examples from the astounding array of Romanesque and Gothic churches in Avila, packed with one of the highest concentrations of Romanesque and Gothic churches in Spain.

Your guided visit to Avila’s churches takes you to San Vicente Basilica, a Gothic masterpiece and home to some of Spain’s most prized examples of Romanesque sculpture. Then see how Gothic and Romanesque architecture combine in Avila’s celebrated cathedral, with its fortress design and alabaster chapels and tombs.

Continue your Segovia day trip to see one of the finest Roman-era monuments in Spain -- Segovia's Roman aqueduct. Admire the scale of this incredible feat of engineering, built entirely without mortar during the reign of Augustus in the 1st century AD, and see how the aqueduct originally had 118 arches and was 10 miles (16 kilometers) long.

Your guided tour of Segovia also takes you to the famous Alcazar, a beautiful 11th-century medieval fort that inspired the design of Disney’s fairytale castle. One of the finest Moorish fortresses in Spain, it’s also at the heart of one of the most significant group of medieval buildings in the country. Step back in time and imagine the medieval tournaments that once took place here, and the heroic knights who fought in the court of the kings of Castile who ruled from Segovia.

Complete your Segovia guided visit with a look at the city’s impressive cathedral, the last Gothic cathedral built in Spain and known as ‘the Lady of the Cathedrals’.

On this day trip to Segovia you have the option of including a tourist-style lunch of stuffed veal or a superb gastronomic meal featuring local Segovian specialties such as roasted suckling pig.

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El Escorial Monastery and the Valley of the Fallen from Madrid

El Escorial Monastery and the Valley of the Fallen from Madrid - Madrid, Spain
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Duration: 5 hours
Location: Madrid, Spain

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Experience the grandeur of Spain on a guided half-day visit to El Escorial monastery and the Valley of the Fallen monument from Madrid. Discover why the Baroque-style El Escorial complex was considered the eighth wonder of the world, and admire the poignant sculptures of the Valley of the Fallen monument, erected in memory of the millions who died in the Spanish Civil War ... More info ›

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Experience the grandeur of Spain on a guided half-day visit to El Escorial monastery and the Valley of the Fallen monument from Madrid. Discover why the Baroque-style El Escorial complex was considered the eighth wonder of the world, and admire the poignant sculptures of the Valley of the Fallen monument, erected in memory of the millions who died in the Spanish Civil War. You’ll gain insights into Spain's intriguing history at these symbolic monuments, reflecting the Spanish monarchy, church and 20th-century conflict, and have the option to include a half-day city tour of the highlights of Madrid.

Departing Madrid by air-conditioned coach, travel to the Royal Seat of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, the Spanish monarchs’ historical residence and royal monastery, 28 miles (45 kilometers) northwest of Madrid. Your guided tour reveals the history behind this massive, regal complex of buildings, celebrated for their architectural perfection and a striking symbol of 16th-century Spanish power.

Your tour of the World Heritage-listed royal complex takes you to the Royal Monastery of San Lorenzo El Real, built by King Philip II to house the remains of his parents, Charles I and Isabella of Portugal. The tour guides you through the monastery’s basilica, with its important religious relics, highly decorated altar and Baroque dome inspired by St Peter’s in Rome.

Your guided tour of El Escorial also takes you to the austere but grand palace and the royal mausoleum known as the Pantheon of Kings, home to the marble tomb of Charles V, the first king of Spain. For insights into the construction of El Escorial, browse the Architecture Room’s collection of architects’ and builders’ equipment dating back hundreds of years. Visit the Weapons Room to see ornate armaments, and admire painted frescoes in the highly decorated library.

Your tour continues from El Escorial to the Valley of the fallen, 6 miles (9.5 kilometers) to the north. Admire the vast basilica built into the side of a mountain, topped by a gigantic granite cross that towers 150 meters (500 feet) high and dominates the landscape. The monument was built by the Spanish dictator General Franco to commemorate the dead of Spain's Civil War.

Take a guided tour inside the austerely modern basilica, with its vaulted crypt and sculpted angels, then look out from the surrounding esplanade of arches to admire the spectacular valley countryside surrounding the complex.

Relax on the scenic return journey to Madrid, where your tour ends in the early afternoon, or where you'll continue your day of sightseeing on a guided 2.5 hour city tour highlighting Madrid’s famous monuments and landmarks (if upgrade option selected).

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Rail Tour to Seville by AVE Train

Rail Tour to Seville by AVE Train - Madrid, Spain
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Duration: 15 hours
Location: Madrid, Spain

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$266.13

See the famous orange trees and beautiful architecture of Seville, Andalusia’s lovely capital city, on a full-day round-trip tour by train from Madrid. Board the AVE train at Madrid's Atocha Station and be met at Seville’s train station by your knowledgeable local guide ... More info ›

See the famous orange trees and beautiful architecture of Seville, Andalusia’s lovely capital city, on a full-day round-trip tour by train from Madrid. Board the AVE train at Madrid's Atocha Station and be met at Seville’s train station by your knowledgeable local guide. Then take a three-hour guided tour of Seville’s attractions, including the bullring, cathedral and Santa Cruz neighborhood, and have free time to explore the city on your own before returning to Madrid by train.

: Seville, capital of Andalusia, was Muslim territory for more than800 years as its architecture demonstrates. It is a happy, warm, welcoming city, thanks to the hospitality of its people.

The Seville Cathedral is the largest Gothic cathedral and the third-largest church in the world. It is also the largest cathedral in the world. It was registered in 1987 by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, along with the Alcázar palace complex and the General Archive of the Indies. The cathedral is also the burial site of Christopher Columbus.

The Alcazar of Seville is a royal palace in Seville, originally a Moorish fort. The palace is renowned as one of the most beautiful in Spain. The upper levels of the Alcazar are still used by de royal family the official Seville residence and are administered by the National Heritage. It is the oldest royal palace still in use in Europe.

When ending the tour, you will have free time. In the evening, you will return to the train station in Seville by yourself.

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Barcelona Rail Day Trip from Madrid

Barcelona Rail Day Trip from Madrid - Madrid, Spain
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Duration: 13 hours
Location: Madrid, Spain

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$332.04

While you’re in Madrid, take the opportunity to visit Barcelona for the day by train. Catch a high-speed rail connection direct from Madrid and travel across the heart of Spain to Barcelona ... More info ›

While you’re in Madrid, take the opportunity to visit Barcelona for the day by train. Catch a high-speed rail connection direct from Madrid and travel across the heart of Spain to Barcelona. Then tour the city’s famous sights on a sightseeing bus tour that takes in Las Ramblas boulevard, Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia cathedral, the football fans’ favorite, F.C. Barcelona stadium Camp Nou, and much more. The tour follows two routes, taking in all the sights, and you can get on and off as you like. With return train and sightseeing bus tickets included, everything’s organized so you can enjoy the freedom of independent travel in Catalonia’s incomparable capital, Barcelona.

Day trips from Madrid to Barcelona by train are a great way to see the Spanish countryside. Departing from Madrid’s Puerta de Atocha train station, enjoy a three-hour train trip across Spain’s heartland to Barcelona’s Sants Station in the center of the city.

In Barcelona, go shopping along the city’s stylish Paseo de Gracia boulevard, visit tapas bars and the Picasso Museum in the Gothic Quarter, sightsee at your leisure and join a hop-on, hop-off bus tour to see Barcelona’s sights at your own pace. You’ll have terrific views from your double-decker sightseeing bus, and travel around Barcelona in comfort.

The hop-on, hop-off sightseeing buses follow two sightseeing routes, East and West, and cover all the city sights. Visit Gaudi's giant unfinished cathedral, La Sagrada Famila, get a bird's-eye view of the leafy promenade Las Ramblas, discover the Port Olímpic beachfront promenade and see the famous F.C. Barcelona football stadium.

Get on and off at convenient stops throughout your day in Barcelona, and swap between sightseeing routes. Learn about the history of Barcelona and its many sights as you listen to the comfortable audio system with earphones, provided in 12 languages. Each bus is staffed by a helpful stewardess, and a map and guide are provided so you can follow the route, note where the stops are located, and learn more about Barcelona’s sights.

Buses travel between stops on a 10- to 20-minute schedule, and each route takes around two hours to complete.

East Route
Highlights of the East Route include the leafy Plaça Catalunya, the medieval Gothic Quarter with its atmospheric cathedral, the yachts of the port area in Port Vell, the palm trees and beach esplanades of Barceloneta and Port Olímpic, the hilltop Tibidabo and Gaudi’s unfinished masterpiece the Sagrada Familia, the playful sculpture gardens at Parc Güell, and fanciful apartment buildings La Pedrera and Casa Batlló.

West Route
West Route highlights include Plaça Catalunya, the Gothic Quarter, the Christopher Columbus statue by the port, Miramar Gardens, Joan Miró museum, Montjuic Park, Poble Espanyol Spanish village, Plaça d’Espanya fountain, F.C. Barcelona Camp Nou, Av Diagonal, and Gaudi’s apartments La Pedrera and Casa Batlló.

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Segovia and Avila Guided Day Tour From Madrid

Segovia and Avila Guided Day Tour From Madrid - Madrid, Spain
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Duration: 9 hours
Location: Madrid, Spain

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$93.27

Unravel centuries of history visiting two of Spain’s oldest cities, where just by witnessing the majestic and well preserved Walls of Avila, and the monumental Roman Aqueduct of Segovia, will be worth the experience, and many other attractions on these two World Heritage Sites granted by UNESCO.

Avila is one of the oldest cities in Spain, with its greatly preserved walls from the eleventh century.

These walls, around the ancient city, give Avila the appearance of a castle town, and make it one of the greatest examples of a fortified medieval city.

In Avila, there are numerous Romanesque churches, Gothic palaces, and the Cathedral of Avila, from the twelfth century also fortified ... More info ›

Unravel centuries of history visiting two of Spain’s oldest cities, where just by witnessing the majestic and well preserved Walls of Avila, and the monumental Roman Aqueduct of Segovia, will be worth the experience, and many other attractions on these two World Heritage Sites granted by UNESCO.

Avila is one of the oldest cities in Spain, with its greatly preserved walls from the eleventh century.

These walls, around the ancient city, give Avila the appearance of a castle town, and make it one of the greatest examples of a fortified medieval city.

In Avila, there are numerous Romanesque churches, Gothic palaces, and the Cathedral of Avila, from the twelfth century also fortified.

The city is the birthplace of St. Teresa, representative of the Spanish Catholic mysticism.

You will visit the exterior of the Cathedral, the Romanesque Basilica of San Vicente, Plaza Mayor, and go along the Teresian route, through the San Juan Bautista Church, San Juan de la Cruz Square, and to the Convent and House of Santa Teresa.

From Avila, you will continue on to Segovia, a town that is very rich in historical monuments, highlighting the majestic Roman aqueduct from the time of Augustus. One of the best preserved ancient monuments left on the Iberian Peninsula.

You will see the Gothic Cathedral, which was the last built in Spain of this style, and the Alcazar of the XII century, ancient fortified residence of the kings of Castile.

The Segovia Alcazar, is a spectacular building that dominates the Castilian landscape.

This building, started as an Arab fort, which itself was built on Roman ruins, that once were used, also as fortifications.

Both towns, Avila and Segovia, are World Heritage Cities.

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