The Madrid Short Vacation with Toledo explores the rich heritage of art, history and architecture. Indulge your passion for fine food and wine in Tapas bars to gourmet and traditional restaurants. Delight in the many shops and local markets.
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Greeting at Madrid Airport and transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day free for recovery or exploration. Overnight in Madrid
Breakfast at the hotel followed by a morning Madrid panoramic city tour. See the Arabic fortress, at the Barrio de la Morería, drive through the Hapsburgs district with its Renaissance and Baroque style buildings, view the Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor and Plaza de la Villa; the Royal Palace, Cibeles and Neptuno Fountains and the Puerta de Alcalá. Drive by the Prado Museum, Gran Vía, Castellana, the district of Salamanca, Plaza Castilla and Parque del Oeste, as well as commercial and financial zones of Modern Madrid. Afternoon free to continue exploring. Accommodation at the hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel. Morning excursion to Toledo located 44 miles/ 70 kms from Madrid. It is one of the oldest towns in Europe. Drive south toward Castilla and alongside the Tagus river, the impressive Imperial city-museum of Toledo “World Heritage City” where the three cultures Christians, Moorish and Jewish, have lived together peacefully during the Middle Ages. The entire town is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The panoramic city tour will take you around building of great importance representing different building styles of Moorish, Gothic, Mudejar, Renaissance and Baroque style architecture. Walk along the narrow streets of Medieval Spain and view the famous “Damasquinado” with gold and silver inlayed iron works. Return to Madrid. Rest of the day at leisure. Accommodation at the hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport or railway station or optional extensions to tour Spain.