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Toledo 1/2 Day Tour - alone (w? guide book) or tour operator

Boston
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Toledo 1/2 Day Tour - alone (w? guide book) or tour operator

I am traveling to Madrid next week and was planning a day trip to Toledo. I was originally going to do it on my own with my Rick Steve's guide book for reference, but someone recommended doing an organized tour.

Is one way better than the other? Certainly the self guided tour is cheaper. However, I don't want to miss anything, but I do want to be able to explore and not be part of a group the entire time so I'm torn.

Any thoughts, recommendations or advice would be appreciated!

South Australia
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1. Re: Toledo 1/2 Day Tour - alone (w? guide book) or tour operator

Enjoy the ancient capitol of Spain at your leisure www.go-toledo.com

Train from Madrid www.renfe.com/EN/viajeros/index.html

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2. Re: Toledo 1/2 Day Tour - alone (w? guide book) or tour operator

boston:

I would do it on my own. Read the top question about the day trip to Toledo in the Madrid forum.

Also read the top questions in the Toledo forum.

Edited: 11:46 pm, November 26, 2012
karachi
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3. Re: Toledo 1/2 Day Tour - alone (w? guide book) or tour operator

Nurioopta and Benny have recommended wisely. Toledo- the travel destination of a lifetime- is best explored individually. Within the constraining time frame of a daytrip (consider an overnight stay, with a mid-afternoon departure to Madrid, the following day) you could perhaps accommodate the magnificent Santa Maria Cathedral ; the two synagogues- El Transito and Santa Maria La Blanca ; Iglesia de Santo Tome; Monasterio de San Juan de los Reyes (a personal favourite) ; the Alcazar ; Museo del Greco ; Museo Santa Cruz ... with more time on hand, the sky is the limit, of course!

PS Click on the "Walks and Monuments" section, in the link provided by Nurioopta. The four expertly chalked out itineraries are inspirational ...

4. Re: Toledo 1/2 Day Tour - alone (w? guide book) or tour operator

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