- Cathedral of Santa Maria of Toledo
- Synagogue of Santa Maria la Blanca
- Church of San Tomé
- Jewish Quarter
- Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes
- 8 hours with a PhD or MA-level guide
Looking for another day trip that explores turbulent Spanish political history? We suggest our Madrid to El Escorial excursion.
The tour begins at Madrid Atocha train station and ends in Toledo. Your confirmation email will have the exact meeting point details along with a map, and 24 hour phone number. The train journey takes about 35 minutes, and your guide will have in her possession your advance round-trip train tickets. This walk includes a stop for lunch at a restaurant of your choice based on your expert guide's recommendations (at your own expense). If you would like an earlier or later return, please do let us know by leaving us a note or emailing Spain@contexttravel.com ; we will follow up with options before we arrange the tickets.
We do cover extensive territory on this tour. Please contact us with any questions; we will be happy to advise if this tour will be appropriate for you. Please note that many sites in Toledo are unfortunately not very wheelchair-accessible.
Is lunch included on this tour?
Yes. Based on client feedback we now include a lunch break on the tour. If you have special dietary requirements please let us know by leaving a client note or emailing email@example.com
Barbara Perucka has been living for more than five years in Madrid. She earned her Ph.D. in Art History, as well as her Bachelor’s degree in Italian Philology, at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań (Poland). Her research interests focus on medieval painting, art at European courts, and travel literature. Her doctoral thesis was dedicated to the decoration of a French manuscript "Livre des merveilles" (Book of Wonders, Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, ms. fr. 2810). She has published papers about late medieval tapestries and medieval illustrated accounts of a journey, and was a professor of art history at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań and Nebrija University in Madrid. She also received several research grants in Paris, Dijon, Vienna, Pisa and Brussels.
Enrique has lived in Madrid since he was three and at an early age he had already discovered his love for art when he went to visit "the most viewed painting of all times" Guernica, by Pablo Picasso. This led him into study art history, where he specialized in Nineteenth Century Spanish painting, and began a doctorate in History focusing on the Death penalty in Spain from 1800 until1975. Well travelled, art and history lover and true "local" passionate about the history of his beloved city, he will be a great match for anyone looking for authentic in-depth history or art tour.
Sean has a 5 year History degree from UAM (Madrid) where he specialized in late medieval Castilian history. He also spent a full year at NUI (Maynooth, Ireland) researching the history of the Irish Colleges in the continent during the early 1600's. He later moved on to the study of the hispano-portuguese colonial presence in Asia and worked for the Spanish Association for Pacific Studies at UCM, Madrid. He's been a visiting professor at KYUDAI (Fukuoka, Japan) and has lectured at many seminars and conferences in Spain during the early 2000's precisely in the field of Southeast Asian studies. In the meantime Sean has been actively working as a tour guide in Spain running cultural tours for English-speaking travelers. He is currently working mostly as a local guide in Madrid.
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