Madrid to Toledo Day Trip with Toledo Cathedral Tickets, Sword Workshop & Don Quixote Windmills

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10 hrs

Max 20

Why take this tour

Toledo is Spain’s quintessential city. This easy Madrid to Toledo day trip with private transport immerses you in the best of its rich history and lore. Enjoy a full Toledo tour including panoramic viewpoints, an artisanal sword workshop, the jaw-dropping Toledo Cathedral, with full tour and cheese/wine tasting inside one of the iconic windmills of La Mancha. This is a lovely experience for the whole family.

Highlights

  • Created with Sketch.Private, air-conditioned transport from Madrid to Toledo.
  • Created with Sketch.Full Toledo tour from Madrid including viewpoints, Jewish Ghetto and sword workshop.
  • Created with Sketch.Toledo Cathedral tickets with guided tour inside.
  • Created with Sketch.Windmill tour inside one of the actual working windmills made famous by Don Quixote.
  • Created with Sketch.Enjoy a manchego cheese tasting with a complimentary glass of wine and beautiful views from the windmill.
  • Created with Sketch.Our expert guides are passionate about art and history. Many guides host Spanish and English-speaking groups at the same time, but our guides give our tours exclusively in English, meaning you have plenty of time to interact and ask questions.

Take a day trip from Madrid through Don Quixote's Spain

Your Madrid to Toledo day trip starts in Central Madrid where you’ll meet your expert guide and small group, then hop into a private, air-conditioned minibus for the hour’s drive to Toledo. Crossing the beautiful countryside, your guide will tell you the story of the city and explain how it was shaped by Christians, Muslims and Jews over some 2,000 years.

Your first stop is Toledo's most famous viewpoint for a few pictures then you'll wind your way up through the old Jewish Ghetto, passing ancient metal workshops before heading inside an artisanal sword maker's workshop to see how the famed workshops of Toledo have been making weapons for thousands of years. You’ll go behind the scenes fo...

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Your Madrid to Toledo day trip starts in Central Madrid where you’ll meet your expert guide and small group, then hop into a private, air-conditioned minibus for the hour’s drive to Toledo. Crossing the beautiful countryside, your guide will tell you the story of the city and explain how it was shaped by Christians, Muslims and Jews over some 2,000 years.

Your first stop is Toledo's most famous viewpoint for a few pictures then you'll wind your way up through the old Jewish Ghetto, passing ancient metal workshops before heading inside an artisanal sword maker's workshop to see how the famed workshops of Toledo have been making weapons for thousands of years. You’ll go behind the scenes for a full tour, and see how modern artisans are still using centuries-old techniques to produce functional works of art.

Next, you'll use your Toledo Cathedral tickets to step inside for a guided tour. This is one of the most heart-stopping gothic cathedrals in the world. Your guide will show you all the highlights, like the overwhelming retable, jaw-dropping ceiling frescoes, and the famous Disrobing of Christ by El Greco.

After your Toledo Cathedral tour, you’ll head over to the Tower of San Ildefonso - the highest viewpoint in Toledo - for stunning, 360-degree views over the city and nearby Alcázar.

Lunch is not included, but your guide will give you recommendations on where to go to sample Toledan specialties like lamb, partridge, and marzipan.

Your Madrid to Toledo Day trip continues after lunch when you drive out to the windmills of La Mancha, made famous in the 17th century when they appeared the novel Don Quixote. You’ll step inside the only working windmill and learn about its literary importance as well as its traditional importance in the local economy. Stop off at the windmill's cafe and enjoy a tasting of manchego cheese with a glass of wine, beer, or a soft drink. When the weather is nice, you'll do this outside to take in iconic views of the countryside, which has changed very little since Don Quixote was written over 400 years ago.

This day trip from Madrid is the perfect way to immerse yourself in the history and culture of Central Spain. Your expert guide will always address the group in English (this is not a bilingual tour) to ensure you have an enjoyable, and fully-immersive experience.

  • Sites Visited
  • Toledo
  • Bridge of San Martín
  • Jewish Ghetto
  • Artisanal Sword Maker
  • Toledo Cathedral
  • Tower of San Ildefonso
  • Windmills of La Mancha
  • Windmill Cafe
  • Panoramic Viewpoints
  • Tour Includes
  • Private Air-Conditioned Transport
  • English-speaking guide
  • Toledo Cathedral Tickets
  • Toledo City Tour
  • Windmill tour
  • Manchego Cheese Tasting w/ Wine
The interior of the Toledo Cathedral must be seen to be believed
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Thank you Abel for an amazing tour. Everything about the tour was perfect. We especially enjoyed the tasting inside the windmill. Abel was very professional and knowledgeable. He welcomed questions and if he did not know the answer, would make sure he had the answer before the tour was over. We did a total of 5 tours while in Spain, all from Walks, and we thoroughly enjoyed them all. You have a life long customer!

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