The day begins with pickup at your Madrid hotel or other preferred departure point and a drive in a private vehicle to reach Toledo. With ancient roots and a unique triple heritage of Christian, Muslim, and Jewish cultures, Toledo's historic old town was honored as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1986 thanks to its abundance of treasured historic buildings.
Let your guide know any particular areas of interest, and he or she can design an itinerary customized just for you. See as many sights as possible, or linger at those that captivate you for your own ideal day. Popular stops include the city’s Gothic cathedral, Alcazar fortress, the Jewish quarter, Alcántara Bridge, Santa María la Blanca synagogue, Puerta Bab al-Mardum gate, Tonerías Mosque, the Museum of El Greco, and the Church of Santiago del Arrabal.
After exploring Toledo, return to Madrid and finish on a blue-blooded note with a visit to the Royal Palace. Boasting nearly 3,500 ornately decorated rooms, the palace is among the largest in Europe and is still used for official state ceremonies. See highlights of the sprawling estate with your guide, such as the grand staircase, the private apartments of King Charles III, the royal armory, banquet halls, and the throne room. Artistic treasures of the palace include works by Caravaggio, Velázquez, and Goya, and a complete Stradivarius quintet.