Day 1 Madrid-Toledo-Madrid(134 km)
After pickup in Madrid, we will drive south to Toledo, and amazing medieval city that served as a crossroads of Spanish Christian, aJewish, and Muslim cultures. Here, we will see the Cathedral, the Church of St. Tome, the Synagogue of Santa Maria la Blanca, the Jewish Quarter, the Mosque of El Cristo de la Luz, and more. Comfortable shoes are recommended. Afterwards, we will return to Madrid to go on a sightseeing tour of the capital. We will begin by observing the medieval origins of the city at places like the Arabic Fortress and the Barrio de la Moreria. We will also discover the elements of Hapsburg Madrid. Along the way, we will see the Royal Palace, the Calle Mayor, the Plaza Mayor, the Cibeles Fountain, Neptune Fountain, and the Puerta de Alcala. We will also see the Prado Museum, the Gran Via, Ventas Bullring, the Santiago Bernabeau, and much more.
From 4/1/2019, the itinerary will change as follow:
In the morning, we will head to the Plaza de Oriente and arrive at the Debod Temple to have a walking tour. Then, we will continue to the Plaza Mayor and visit and Puerta del Sol. Next, we will head to Carrera de San Jerónimo Street, Las Cortes (Spanish Parliament), Neptuno's Square (Famous artistic fountain), Paseo Del Prado (Walk of Art: Thyssen, Prado & Reina Sofía Museums), Atocha Railway Station, Royal Botanic Gardens of Madrid, Cibeles Square (Famous artistic fountain), Alcalá Street, Alcalá's Gate, Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas (Bullring). We will end up seeing Santiago Bernabéu Stadium (Home of Real Madrid CF), Paseo de la Castellana Street, Plaza de Colón (Columbus Square), National Library, Gran Vía Street, Plaza de España, Plaza de Oriente.
In the afternoon, we will visit Toledo. We will begin our tour visiting the outside of the Cathedral and then go to the interior of the Sto. Tomé Church with The Burial of the Lord of Orgaz, masterpiece of El Greco. After that, we will visit interior of the Synagogue of Santa María la Blanca and finally we will head to San Juan de los Reyes. After visiting, we may view a demonstration of the famous technique of damascened. Next, guest may have free time to explore Toledo.