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Day Trip to Cuenca and Ciudad Encantada
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Day Trip to Cuenca and Ciudad Encantada

  • English
  • 12 hours

Discover Cuenca and its magnificent hanging houses during a full-day trip from Madrid, followed by the surprising geological site of the Ciudad Encantada (Enchanted City).

Itinerary

You’ll depart from Calle San Bernardo, in the city center, at 9:15am on a coach and head to the province of Cuenca.

You’ll be able to enjoy the colorful landscape during the one-hour journey until you get to Tarancón for a brief stop. Next, you will stop at the Ciudad Encantada of Cuenca, where you will follow an English-speaking guide through this Natural Site of National Interest full of peculiar rocks and singular shapes. You’ll get the impression that you’ve wandered onto another planet! This park has also been a movie set for several films including Conan the Barbarian, starred by Arnold Schwarzenegger.

You’ll hike up to the “Mirador del Ventano Diablo”, a spectacular overlook. You’ll then stop for lunch before continuing at 4pm with a guided tour of Cuenca, where you’ll gaze at the famous “hanging houses” from the Puente de San Pablo, a colossal engineering marvel crossing the Huécar River.

On the other side of the bridge is the old town. Your guide will lead you to the Cuenca Cathedral, where you’ll appreciate its Gothic façade. You’ll stroll through Calle Alfonso VIII flanked by colorful buildings. After the tour, you’ll have time to explore the city at your own leisure and enjoy the terraces and buy a few souvenirs near Plaza Mayor.

At 6:45pm you’ll drive back to Madrid and arrive at approximately 8:30pm.

Lunch

You can book this activity with lunch included. The restaurant is located in Cuenca’s Auditory, where you can choose one of the following menus:

  • Standard menu: For starters, you can either choose the region’s traditional large white beans or a salad, followed by ribs or trout and “torrijas” for dessert. Lunch includes bread, water or wine.
  • Gastronomy menu: You'll have typical starters from Cuenca and La Mancha regions. The main dish is a leg of lamb or cod and “torrijas” for dessert. The menu includes bread, water or wine.

Price

Adults Seniors over 65 years old Children 3-11 years old Infants under 3
Tour without food included
71$
65$
46$
Free
Tour with standard menu
83$
77$
54$
Free
Tour with gastronomy menu
102$
95$
54$
Free

Tour without food included

  • Adults

    71$
  • Seniors over 65 years old

    65$
  • Children 3-11 years old

    46$
  • Infants under 3

    Free

Tour with standard menu

  • Adults

    83$
  • Seniors over 65 years old

    77$
  • Children 3-11 years old

    54$
  • Infants under 3

    Free

Tour with gastronomy menu

  • Adults

    102$
  • Seniors over 65 years old

    95$
  • Children 3-11 years old

    54$
  • Infants under 3

    Free

More information

Duration

12 hours.

Language English

The tour includes an English speaking guide, but the tour can sometimes be carried out in two languages.

Included

Return transportation by coach.

Bilingual (English and Spanish) guide.

Entrance to the Ciudad Encantada of Cuenca.

Lunch (optional).

Travel insurance.

Not included

Extra beverages during any of the optional lunches.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

Ticket

Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.

Accessibility

No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).

How to book?

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

Do you have any questions?

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from
71 $
No hidden fees or surcharges

Meeting point

calle la San Bernardo, 7 (Galería comercial)

Cancellations


Free! Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the activity starts.
If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

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