Toledo for Children Testimonials

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Last year we came to Madrid and did a child's tour of the Prado with Almu. It was one the highlights of our trip. Almu has a very unique way of engaging children. Our at the time 7 year old loved the tour as did my wife and me. Since then Almu has been teaching us about art via Skype. Our appreciation and knowledge of art grows with each lesson.

Fast forward to yesterday. We toured Toledo with Almu. Yet again our daughter was fully engaged with Almu's one of a kind method.

What a tour. We saw all the highlights of Toledo and so much more. A secret bird's eye view of all of Toledo. Buying marzipan from cloistered nuns. El Greco's most famous painting that has hidden in it both El Greco and his son. Just three of the many highlights from this delightful day in Toledo with Almu.

If you are considering a day trip to Toledo make sure it's with Almu, a renowned art historian and a most delightful person to spend a day with in this incredible city.

Washington DC, USA
July 2016
We traveled with three kids ages 8-11 and had wondered whether they would "get" the point of the city of Toledo. Did they ever! Almu was able to get them to engage throughout the tour and by the time we were finished they all said they loved the sites and the stories they had heard. She doesn't just "lecture" but rather engage the children (and parents) in activities throughout the city and immerses us in information as the activities progress.

There is a lot of uphill walking to be sure but don't let that scare you from this tour. The pace is adjusted for the participants abilities.

She is not a tour guide. Almu has a doctorate in Art History for crying out loud! Her depth of studies really shows!. Go ahead, ask her anything! Her passion, energy and depth of knowledge are obvious but she also approachable, down-to-earth. What a privilege to learn from her.

If you have the opportunity don't miss the richness of Toledo. But if you have kids, consider only Across Madrid Tours. The value of the tour, especially with kids, was well worth it.

Suzette R
June 2016