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Alcalá de Henares Day Trip

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Come and explore the city northeast of Madrid with this Alcalá de Henares Day Trip. Discover Miguel de Cervantes' birthplace, and one of Spain's best-known writers!

Come and explore the city northeast of Madrid with this Alcalá de Henares Day Trip. Discover Miguel de Cervantes' birthplace, and one of Spain's best-known writers!

Alcalá de Henares Day Trip

We'll meet on the central street of Calle San Bernardo. From here, we'll leave Madrid behind and set off for Alcalá de Henares, one of the 15 Spanish cities declared UNESCO World Heritage sites.

After about an hour's journey, we'll arrive at our destination and begin a guided tour of Alcalá de Henares. For an hour and a half, we will tour the historic center of this city and explain its links to the Spanish Golden Age.

During the tour, we will see the historic facade of its famous university, founded in 1499 by Cardinal Cisneros. The route will continue towards the Plaza de Cervantes, where you'll find one of its most important monuments: the Corral de Comedias. Dating all the way back to the 17th century, this is one of the oldest public theaters in Europe!

But Alcalá de Henares has an outstanding star, the famous writer Miguel de Cervantes. To get to know him a little better, we'll walk along Calle Mayor until we reach his birthplace. In the different rooms of the Cervantes Birthplace Museum, we'll learn about life in 17th century Spain, a golden age for art and a time of crisis for the population.

Want to know even more about Cervantes? Continuing on, we'll take you to see the outside of the church where he was baptized in 1547. Of course, we'll also check out the inside of the Alcalá Cathedral, a building with a marked Elizabethan Gothic style, where you'll learn all kinds of curious facts. 

After the guided tour, we'll leave you two hours of free time to continue exploring the city at your own pace. Then, we'll regroup at the bus and conclude the tour back at the starting point.

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Price

Tour in English
Adults Children 3-15 years old Over 65 years old Children under 3 years old
US$ 39.80
US$ 29.30
US$ 31.40
Free

Tour in English

  • Adults

    US$ 39.80
  • Children 3-15 years old

    US$ 29.30
  • Over 65 years old

    US$ 31.40
  • Children under 3 years old

    Free

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Covid-19 Measures

Please check local restrictions before traveling. All of our services comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19. Show more

Tours or activities will not consist of more than 20 people per group.

Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.

All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.

Disinfected radio units will be provided, and headphones will be single-use.

The temperature of all attendees will be taken, and admission will be denied to those with a temperature of more than 37 degrees Celsius (99 Fahrenheit), and a full refund applied.

The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.

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Duration

5 hours 30 minutes.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English and Spanish.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English and Spanish.

Included

Transport by bus

English speaking guide

Entry to the house of Miguel de Cervantes

Entry to the Alcalá de Henares Cathedral

When to book?

You can book up to the start time, as long as there are places remaining. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Accessibility

Not wheelchair accessible.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more

Printed material is avoided.

No single-use plastics are used.

No printing of documentation required.

Promotes local employment.

Has a gender equality policy.

Has a carbon footprint offset policy.

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Pets

Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

  • Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?

    A - This activity requires a minimum of 3 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.
US$ 40.10

Meeting point

Calle San Bernardo, 5