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Toledo and Royal Site of Aranjuez Full Day Tour

Toledo and Royal Site of Aranjuez Full Day Tour

9 hours From
AU$176 Per Person
 
  • Tour Type
    Coach tourCoach tour
  • Duration
    9 hours
  • Tour Code
    JUT-19-4715
  • Operating Days
    Wed, Sat
9 hours From
AU$176 Per Person
 
  • Tour Type
    Coach tourCoach tour
  • Duration
    9 hours
  • Tour Code
    JUT-19-4715
  • Operating Days
    Wed, Sat
Description 
  • Tour Highlights
    Admission Admission Entrance to monuments includedEscorted tourEscorted tour Tour guide InclusionInclusion Radio guide systemTransportationTransportation Air-conditioned luxury coach

Summary

Discover Toledo, a beautiful medieval city known for its three cultures, and then visit the Royal Site of Aranjuez, one of the Spanish royal sites.

Meeting Point: San Nicolás Str, nº 15 (corner Plaza Ramales)

Departure Time: 8:45 AM

Itinerary

Discover the “City of the Three Cultures” (Morning Tour)

Located 70 km away from Madrid is Toledo, a beautiful city-museum declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It is one of the oldest towns in Europe and has a great artistic beauty and buildings from almost all periods in history (Arabian, Gothic, Mudéjar, Renaissance and Baroque style). Toledo is called the “City of the Three Cultures”, since Christians, Muslims and Jews lived together. In the XVI century, it was also home to the great painter El Greco.

Once in Toledo, the tour will begin with a visit to the outside of the Cathedral, shortly after you will go to the interior of the Sto. Tomé Church with "The Burial of the Lord of Orgaz", masterpiece of El Greco, after that you'll make a stop at the interior of the Synagogue of Santa María la Blanca and finally, you will see the interior of the incredible monastery of San Juan de los Reyes.

Once these visits are finished, you will go to a demonstration of the famous technique of damascened* (Inlay of precious metals in steel), forging of swords, once the demonstration is finished, you will conclude the tour with a Panoramic Sightseeing of Toledo and stop at a viewpoint with breathtaking views of the city for taking the best pictures of Toledo.                                      

(*) The damascene is an ancient handcrafted art that consists of the incrustation of precious metals in steel

Royal Site of Aranjuez (Afternoon Tour)

Aranjuez,
the Royal Site of the Crown of Spain 46 km south of Madrid, situated in a fertile valley on the banks of the River Tagus (Tajo), known for its Royal Palace, its numerous gardens and for serving as inspiration to the composer Joaquin Rodrigo to create the Concert of Aranjuez. UNESCO declared Aranjuez Cultural Landscape a World Heritage Site in 2001.

You will visit The Royal Palace, where you will appreciate the variety of decorative styles, especially the China Chamber Porcelain and the Throne Room of Elizabeth II; The Prince's Gardens, the Parterre and the Island which are characterized by great variety of vegetation and tree species.

You'll also go to The Museum of Royal Feluccas (a type of long and narrow light boats, used in ports and rivers) which was built in 1966 and exhibits the boats used by the royal family to navigate the Tagus River.

These include a gondola belonging to Philip (although the ship actually dates back to the reign of Charles II) and the boats of Charles IV, Ferdinand VII and Elizabeth II.

Inclusions

  • Air conditioned motor coach 
  • Bilingual official guide 
  • Entrance to Church of St. Tomé
  • Entrance to Synagogue of Santa María la Blanca
  • Entrance to Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes
  • Entrance to the Royal Palace of Aranjuez
  • Individual radio-guided system

Exclusions

  • Lunch, beverages or other services not specified
  • Hotel pick up/drop-off

Important Notes

  • Please keep in mind that the excursion includes several visits on foot, comfortable shoes are recommended
  • The duration of the tour includes the round trip to the destination
  • Royal Palace of Aranjuez and St Tomé Church visitors are kindly requested to respect the instructions of the Security: Photography and filming are not permitted inside the exhibitions.

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