Toledo, Spain

Madrid & Toledo: Spain Tour

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Countries Visited

Spain

Places Visited

Madrid, Toledo

Suggested Duration

7 Days

Open your eyes to the beauty of Spain. The awe-inspiring art, magnificent monuments, convivial culture, and unbelievable nightlife will dazzle you. Celebrate the moment and discover the country’s grandiose past. This tour offers a wonderful insight into the fascinating contrasts of Spain. The bustling modern city of Madrid immerses you into the vibrant energy of Spanish culture, while the perfectly preserved ancient city of Toledo transports you to another era.

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Trip Highlights

  • Visit world-class art museums in Madrid
  • Enjoy innovative gastronomy at fine dining establishments
  • Live like the locals and get into the fun-loving Spanish culture
  • Experience the convivial Spanish tradition of tapas
  • Take in the vibrant energy of Madrid’s amazing nightlife
  • Madrid entertainment: Flamenco, live music and jazz lounges
  • Guided visit to the medieval walled city of Toledo, a UNESCO site
  • Take a tour of Toledo’s fairy-tale palace and magnificent Cathedral
  • Soak up ancient ambience as you stroll Toledo’s cobblestone streets

Detailed Description

This tour gives you a taste of Spain’s cultural highlights. You’ll visit two of the country’s most important cities, each of which represents a totally different aspect of Spain. Madrid, the capital of Spain, is a dynamic modern city that buzzes with excitement. As a perfect contrast, the nearby historic city of Toledo has a magical aura. Strolling around Toledo takes you back in time to a world that existed several centuries ago.

Madrid is pure energy. Fun-loving people, amazing sites and nonstop nightlife await you. You’ll discover world-class art, tour the amazing royal palace and enjoy the finest cuisine—all in the same day! Adjust your schedule to sync up with Spanish time, so that you can enjoy the leisurely late lunches and dinners. If you’re visiting in summertime, you’ll want to do as the Spaniards do and take a siesta in the afternoon. Stroll the impressive grand boulevards, meet the locals at tapas bars and visit a fashionable casino or jazz lounge. 

Toledo is often described as the “soul” of Spain or the “essence” of Spain. This ancient walled city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is steeped in history. High above the city looms the foreboding Alcázar, the ancient Moorish fortress that was later converted into the palace for Christian kings. From a distance, the Alcázar appears to be a fairy-tale castle. When you arrive up close, you can feel the magic of centuries gone by. Take in the inexplicable sense of mystery and history. You will feel the ambience of another era, as you stroll the ancient streets.  

For more ideas and itineraries, visit the Spain tours page and the Spain travel reviews section to read what others have shared about their experience.

Starting Price

$1,675 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

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  • In-country transportation
  • Some or all activities and tours
  • Expert trip planning
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Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.

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