Toledo Cathedral and Windmills with Traditional Sword Workshop

Toledo Cathedral and Windmills with Traditional Sword Workshop

Get to know Toledo and its impressive cathedral on an excursion. Enjoy a cheese and wine tasting in one of La Mancha's famous windmills.

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Get to know Toledo and its impressive cathedral on an excursion. Enjoy a cheese and wine tasting in one of La Mancha's famous windmills.

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  • Languages: Englisch
  • Participants: 1 - 20
  • Duration: 10 hours
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Your experience

Highlights

  • Visit a sword workshop that makes some of the best blades using centuries-old techniques
  • Enter the cathedral of Toledo and enjoy a complete tour with your experienced guide.
  • Visit one of the windmills made famous by Don Quixote and taste cheese and wine.

Description

You will meet your guide in the centre of Madrid, from where you will start your one-hour trip to Toledo. As you drive through the beautiful countryside, your guide will bring you closer to the city's history. Stop outside the city at a vantage point for outstanding souvenir photos. See the stunning San Martin Bridge, the most picturesque route to Toledo since the 14th century.

Stroll through the medieval streets, past the San Juan de los Reyes monastery, before embarking on a handcrafted sword production. The city is a steel processing centre around 500 B.C. and is home to real warriors and literary warriors such as the famous Don Quixote. Go behind the scenes to learn more about the centuries-old techniques used to create functional works of art.

Next stop is the Toledo Cathedral, probably the most beautiful Gothic church in Spain and one of the most impressive in Europe. Let your guide guide you through this architectural masterpiece that houses paintings by masters such as El Greco. Then visit the Tower of San Ildefonso, the highest vantage point in Toledo, which offers breathtaking 360-degree views of the city and nearby Alcázar.

After a lunch break you drive into the countryside to admire the famous windmills of La Mancha. These windmills became famous in the 17th century when they were fictitiously attacked by the wandering knight Don Quixote. Enter the only functioning windmill in the area and learn about its literary significance and the function it once had in the city. In a small restaurant in the windmill, taste Manchego cheese with a glass of wine, beer or soft drink before returning to Madrid.

Please note

Additional information

Gratuities to guides are appreciated but never obligatory.

Please note that the tour meeting time is 15 minutes prior to the start time.

Unfortunately, the tour operator is unable to accommodate guests with mobility impairments, wheelchairs or strollers on this tour.

The cathedral of Toledo can be closed unexpectedly due to special celebrations. In this case, you will receive an explanation of the attractions from the outside. Please remember that the cathedral of Toledo is a sacred place and your clothes must be appropriate for the visit. Both men and women are asked to wear clothing that at least covers their shoulders and knees. The organizer cannot be held responsible if you are denied admission due to inappropriate clothing.

Photography is not permitted inside Toledo Cathedral.

Please note that guests may only carry small handbags. Larger backpacks are not allowed inside Toledo Cathedral.

Comfortable walking shoes recommended.

Included in the price

  • Visit of cathedral of Toledo
  • Visit Consuegra and the windmills
  • Cheese and wine tasting at a windmill
  • Round-trip transport from Madrid
  • Tour guide
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
  • Lunch

Meeting point

This tour meets in front of Rodilla coffee bar in Plaza Emperador Carlos V, 9, 28012 Madrid. The closest metro station is Estacion del Arte - It is on Line 1 (blue line) of Madrid Metro.

Cancellation Conditions

Cancellations made more than 72 hours prior to tour commencement lead to a full refund. For later cancellations no refund can be provided. Amendments depend on availability. No refunds or re-bookings can be provided for late arrivals or no shows after tour commencement or departure.

This deal can be cancelled for free up to 3 days before the date of the activity.

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