Toledo Day Trip & Don Quixote Windmills tour with Expert Guide & Cheese Tasting

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Location: Madrid
Category: Day Trips & Excursions
Duration: 10.0 hours
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Currency: EUR
Language: English
TimeZone: Europe/Madrid
Highlights - A fully-guided day trip with private, air-conditioned transport and local guide who gives the tour exclusively in English.
- Take in two of the best views of Toledo.
- Visit a sword-making workshop that uses centuries-old techniques to produce some of the finest blades in the world.
- Step inside Toledo Cathedral with skip the line tickets and enjoy a full tour with your expert guide.
- See one of the windmills made famous by Don Quixote and taste manchego cheese with an all-inclusive glass of wine on the terrace.
Summary
Toledo is Spain’s quintessential city and this easy day trip from Madrid immerses you in the best of its rich history and lore.  From Don Quixote’s sword smiths and the jaw-dropping Toledo Cathedral to a full tour and cheese tasting inside one of the iconic windmills of La Mancha, this is a lovely experience for members of the whole family.
Description
Your day starts in Central Madrid where you’ll meet your guide and small group then hop into a private, air-conditioned minibus for the hour’s drive to Toledo. As you traverse the beautiful countryside, your guide will give you an intro to the history of the city and explain how it was shaped by Christians, Muslims, and Jews over some 2,000 years. 

Before entering the city, you’ll stop at one of its most famous viewpoints for a few pictures then make your way to the jaw-dropping San Martín bridge, which has been Toledo’s most picturesque entry-point since the 14 century. Wind your way up medieval streets, passing the beautiful monastery of San Juan de los Reyes before stepping inside an artisanal sword-making workshop. Toledo has been a center of steel-working since roughly 500 BC, outfitting real warriors, and literary ones like the famous Don Quixote, whose adventures take place throughout the region surrounding the city. In the workshop, you’ll go behind the scenes to see how modern artisans are still using centuries-old techniques to produce functional works of art. 

Your next stop is the Toledo Cathedral, the finest Gothic church in Spain and one of the most impressive in Europe. Your guide will give you a full tour of this architectural masterpiece, including paintings by masters like El Greco, then 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. 

After lunch, you’ll get back in your private minibus and head out into the countryside to see the famous windmills of La Mancha. These windmills became famous in the 17th century when they were attacked in fiction by the knight errant, Don Quixote. You’ll get to step inside the only working windmill in the area and learn about its literary importance as well as the function it once served in the town.

After your tour, we’ll stop off at the tiny restaurant inside the windmill and treat you to a tasting of manchego cheese with a glass of wine, beer, or a soft drink. Then you can step out onto the patio for lovely views over the surrounding countryside. 

Relax and indulge yourself - It’s a quick hour and a half back to Madrid where you’ll arrive with plenty of time to prepare for a late Spanish dinner. 


Commentary English: Guide
Included Visit of Cathedral of Toledo
Visit Consuegra and the windmills
Cheese & Wine Tasting at a windmill
Round-trip transport from Madrid
Expert Walks tour guide
Tour in English only
Excluded Lunch
Hotel Pick-Up / Drop-Off
Gratuities
Know before you book Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate guests with mobility impairments, wheelchairs or strollers on this tour.
Toledo Cathedral can be subject to unforeseen closures due to particular celebrations. In the case where sites are closed, we will give you explanations from the outside.
Know before you go Please note that the tour meeting time is 15 minutes prior to the start time. No refunds or re-bookings can be provided for late arrivals or no shows after tour commencement or departure.
Toledo Cathedral can be subject to unforeseen closures due to particular celebrations. In the case where sites are closed, we will give you explanations from the outside.
Please remember that Toledo Cathedral is a holy places, and attire must be appropriate for the visit. Both men and women are asked to wear clothing that covers at least the shoulders and knees. Walks cannot be held responsible for denied entry due to improper dress.
Photography is not permitted inside Toledo Cathedral.
Please note that guests may only carry small handbags. Larger backpacks are not allowed inside Toledo Cathedral.
Comfortable walking shoes recommended.
Additional Information
Gratuities to guides are appreciated but never obligatory.
Dress Code: Please remember that Toledo Cathedral is a holy places, and attire must be appropriate for the visit. Both men and women are asked to wear clothing that covers at least the shoulders and knees.
Health Items

Operating Info

Product Start Date 2020-04-12
Product End Date 2020-10-31
Booking Cut-off 24 hours
Minimum 1 guests per booking
Maximum 20 guests per booking
Valid Only on date on reservation

Availability Notes

From To Notes
April 01, 2021 October 31, 2021 8:30 AM Departure - Sat

Locations

Type: Starts location
Lat & Long: 40.4086004, -3.693413
Address: RODILLA coffee bar, Plaza Emperador Carlos V, 9, Madrid, 28012, ES
Directions: https://www.google.ie/maps/place/Plaza+Emperador+Carlos+V,+9,+28012+Madrid,+Spain/@40.4086004,-3.693413,18.54z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0xd422628a87fcbb5:0xb1156c0a2eb75048!8m2!3d40.4087684!4d-3.6929061?hl=en
Notes: Arriving by Metro: The closest metro station is Estacion del Arte - It is on Line 1 (blue line) of Madrid Metro.
Start Location Notes RODILLA coffee bar, Plaza Emperador Carlos V, 9, Madrid, 28012, ES
End Location Address RODILLA coffee bar, Plaza Emperador Carlos V, 9, Madrid, 28012, ES
Type: Ends location
Lat & Long: 40.4086004, -3.693413
Address: RODILLA coffee bar, Plaza Emperador Carlos V, 9, Madrid, 28012, ES
Notes:
Start Location Notes RODILLA coffee bar, Plaza Emperador Carlos V, 9, Madrid, 28012, ES
End Location Address RODILLA coffee bar, Plaza Emperador Carlos V, 9, Madrid, 28012, ES

Cancellation

Cancellation Policy: standard
Cancellation Cut-off: 72 hours
Cancellation Notes: Cancellations received greater than 72 hours prior to tour commencement are fully refundable. Cancellations received within 72 hours of tour commencement are nonrefundable. Amendment requests are subject to availability and price changes. Late arrivals and no shows are nonrefundable. This is applicable to any tour participant that fails to arrive, or arrives after tour departure.

Pricing

2020 PRICING RETAIL PRICE NET RATE
Adult 15-99 years €140.00 Available on request
Child 2-14 years €130.00 Available on request
Infant 0-1 years €0.00 Available on request

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Terms and Conditions

Before you travel, please read our important notes about possible disruptions & site entrance requirements.

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Mobile tickets will be accepted

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