Located 70 km away from Madrid is Toledo, a beautiful city-museum declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It is one of the oldest towns in Europe and has 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 there together. In the XVI century, it was also the place of residence of the great painter El Greco. This is a full-day tour that will take you to see the city's main sights and, along with your professional tour guide, you will learn all the fascinating aspects of Toledo.
ITINERARY: Outside view of the cathedral; Church of St. Tomé with El Entierro del Conde de Orgaz, a masterpiece of El Greco; Synagogue of Sta. María la Blanca; Museum of Victorio Macho; Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes; the famous technique of damascene (incrustation of precious metals in steel) and panoramic sightseeing of Toledo.
It also includes an inside tour of the cathedral. Its architecture shows all the stages of the Spanish Gothic style, and the inside of the building contains a large number of artworks (stained glasses, choir, main chapel, altarpieces, El Greco paintings). The visit continues with the Mosque of Cristo de La Luz.
- No lunch
- Tour with Touristic Lunch: first course: vegetable and vegetable cream, stew to La Riojana, Castilian soup, Mediterranean salad (summer), salmorejo with crispy ham (summer). Main course: roast beef a la jardinera, stewed bull tail with baker´s paw, chicken and vegetable paella Valenciana. Dessert and beverages: ice cream with fruit salad, mineral water included
- Tour with Gastronomic Lunch: first course: Spanish soup cup, salmorejo cup (summer), homemade croquette, ratatouille tartlet, omelet with triguero, garlic mushrooms, Manchego cheese. Main course: roast lamb with apple and baking potato, roast suckling pig with apple and potato, grilled cod with turning potato. Dessert and beverages: cake, mineral water included, wine and coffee
- Vegetarian Menu is available on request