Toledo Jewish Heritage


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Departs: madrid, spain

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Overview

Shalom! Discover Toledo by the hand of our expert guides on a private tour, with the admission tickets included

We will understand the reasons why one of the most flourishing Sephardic communities was established in Toledo since the 4th century, with its more than 10 synagogues, its Talmudic schools, Mikveh and various archaeological remains that show us the reality of the Jewish quarter of Toledo, an authentic “city within a city”

Throughout our visit, we will get in details in the two jewels of the Jewish quarter: The Synagogue of Samuel ha Levi, where we will find the National Museum of Sephardic Culture, and the old Major Synagogue, known as the Synagogue of Santa María la Blanca.

An unique experience is waiting for you, let us show you exclusive spaces in the underground of Toledo, the so called Unknown Heritage, such as archaeological remains of ancient ritual baths and rests of the ancient walls.

Welcome to Toledot, our guides will make this tour an unforgettable experience.


What's Included

Admission Ticket for El Tránsito Synagogue (Sephardic Museum)

Admission Ticket for Synagogue of Santa María la Blanca

Hotel or Train Station in Toledo pickup (Only if option selected)

Licensed local guide specialized in Jewish culture

Round trip transfer from Madrid (only if option selected)

What's Not Included

Taxi ride for the panoramic tour to El Valle viewpoint


Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 0 - 99

Additional Info

  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Casco Historico de Toledo
The old town of Toledo was declared by UNESCO as a World Heritage City since 1986. On our tour, we will walk along streets and squares full of history, demonstrating the sheer wealth and splendor of the old capital of Spain, the city commonly known as “the City of Three Cultures "

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Jewish Quarter
The oldest written documents that we have from Jews in Toledo are from the fourth century, in the Roman era, although it is possible that they established themselves in the city before then.
On our tour, we will walk through the narrow streets of the old Jewish quarter, visiting the main monuments and underground archaeological remains that made this Jewish quarter one of the most important in Europe.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum
El Tránsito Synagogue, also known as the Synagogue of Samuel Leví, was built after the King Peter I’s treasurer ordered its construction in 1355. Although the building of new synagogues was not allowed at that time, approving its construction was King Peter I’s way of thanking the Jewish community for supporting him in the war against his brother Enrique de Trastámara. Inside the synagogue, we can admire the incredible prayer room decorated with rich plasterwork and the National Museum of Sephardic Culture.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Synagogue of Saint Mary the White
The Synagogue of Santa María la Blanca, was one of the eleven synagogues that stood in Toledo until the end of the fourteenth century. This is one of the oldest in Europe and was built at the end of the twelfth century or beginning of the thirteenth century in Mudejar style. The oriental style can also be appreciated in the sobriety of the exterior decoration, which is the complete opposite of the beautiful adornment found in its interior.

25 minutes • Admission Ticket Included


Reviews

Thanks Daniel!
Claire_I, 22-08-2022
We had a nice, knowledgeable tour guide named Daniel. He answered our many questions and catered our tour to what interested us. He was very hospitable and considerate. Toledo is a beautiful city with a rich heritage.
Amazing Toledo Jewish Heritage Tour
Jill_B, 14-07-2022
Javi he was delightful, knowledgeable, and entertaining. We learned so much from him and throughly enjoyed our tour of this special town. We highly recommend.
Excellent tour with knowledgeable guide
Jaymie_S, 06-07-2022
Javier was a friendly and knowledgeable tour guide, and it was fascinating to learn about Jewish life in Toledo, pre-Inquisition. The tour operator also communicated well with us and was very flexible when we couldn’t get on the train we planned. Some advice: trains from Madrid to Toledo, even weekday mid-day, do sell out, so book in advance!
Best Tour Ever
scottrT3270PW, 13-06-2022
5 stars aren't enough. My wife and I booked a tour with Irene, and we didn't know it was a private tour. Irene is a lifetime resident of Toledo and it seemed like she knew everything there was to know. She took us through the Jewish quarter, to the monastery, two synagogues and the cathedral. She answered all of our questions and got to know us on a personal level. We truly could not have asked for a better tour.
Jewish Heritage Tour of Toledo
Arlene S, 03-09-2022
Communication by email was reasonably prompt and informative. Helpful re train station. Competent English guide Vale met us and showed us as much as she could in the 2.5-3 hours.




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