Why You Shouldn’t Miss This
Toledo was one of the few cities in Europe that was thoroughly influenced by three different religions during the Medieval period. Christianity, Islam, and Judaism have all played a vital role in the cultural development of the city. The jurisdiction of Toledo passed from the Holy Roman Emperor, Charles V, to the Visigothic rule after the fall of Rome, the Arabs between 700 and 1085 AD, and finally, the Christian rulers led by Alfonso VI after the Reconquista. Magnificent buildings like the Museum of Santa Cruz and the Puerta del Sol constructed by the legendary Knights Hospitaller adorn every corner of the city.
Segovia is named after the medieval Alcazar (Moorish castle) located in the city. It is one of Spain’s most iconic castles due to its fascinating shape and architecture. It has served as a state prison, a royal palace, and a military academy in different eras since it was built. Today, it is one of the country’s most prominent museums. The city also has a Roman aqueduct and one of the last Gothic cathedrals to be built on the continent. This tour will take you through all of these exquisite sights and ensure that you have a thoroughly informative and enjoyable experience.
Take the bus from Madrid to Toledo after verifying your voucher at the meeting point. Stepping into Toledo is an exhilarating experience that feels like a trip through a time portal. Elegant Gothic and Renaissance buildings line the narrow streets of the city. The Toledo Cathedral and the Alcazar of Toledo are two of the most popular attractions here. Marvel at the tomb of Saint Beatrice of Silva at the Conceptionist Monastery. The 16th century Santa Cruz Hospital, which has now been converted into a national museum, is another magnificent building. Admire the rich stucco decoration in the Synagogue of El Transito in the Jewish Quarter. You can walk along the ancient walls of the city with breathtaking views of the Tagus River. Your Toledo tour will conclude with a panoramic view of the entire city.
You will then travel to the city of Segovia. Learn more about the 2000-year-old Roman Aqueduct as you begin your guided tour of the city. Visit the Segovia Cathedral, a Gothic-style cathedral in the Plaza Mayor that was built in the mid-sixteenth century. The Vitraux of Virgin Mary located inside the cathedral is a glorious sight. Before you head back to Madrid, you will see the Alcazar of Segovia. The Herrerian courtyard which consists of a moat, a keep and a drawbridge is very interestingly designed. After an informative and engaging 11-hour tour, you will return to Madrid in your comfortable bus.