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Cuenca Full-Day Trip
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Most informative and stress free. Lovely guide, Marta.
8 Mendoza Jose
  • English English
  • 12 hours

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

Day Trip to Cuenca and Ciudad Encantada

Depart on your coach at 9:15 and head to the province of Cuenca, an important settlement ever since the Roman settlement.

Enjoy the colourful landscape during the one-hour journey until you get to Tarancón for a brief stop. Next, 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 4 pm 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 colourful 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 6:45 pm you’ll drive back to Madrid and arrive at approximately 8:30 pm.

Lunch

You can book this activity with lunch included. You can choose one of the following menus:

  • Tourist menu: There are 8 dishes to choose from for starters and 8 to choose from for mains, follwed by dessert. Lunch includes bread, water and wine.
  • Gastronomy menu: Typical regional starters: morteruelo (paté), ajoarriero (potato, egg and garlic dish) and zarajos (braided sheep's intestines). The main dish is a leg of lamb or cod. Dessert, bread, water and wine are included.
  • Children's menu: Macaroni with tomato sauce, steak with potatoes, ice cream, water and bread. 

*The menus do not include coffee nor any other drink that is not specified.

Price

Cuenca & Ciudad Encantada Without Lunch
Adults Seniors over 65 years old Children 3-11 years old Infants under 3
US$ 65.20
US$ 59.70
US$ 42
Free
Cuenca & Ciudad Encantada With Standard Menu
Adults Seniors over 65 years old Children 3-11 years old Infants under 3
US$ 80.70
US$ 75.20
US$ 49.70
Free
Cuenca & Ciudad Encantada With Gastronomic Menu
Adults Seniors over 65 years old Children 3-11 years old Infants under 3
US$ 91.80
US$ 86.30
US$ 49.70
Free

Cuenca & Ciudad Encantada Without Lunch

  • Adults

    US$ 65.2
  • Seniors over 65 years old

    US$ 59.7
  • Children 3-11 years old

    US$ 42
  • Infants under 3

    Free

Cuenca & Ciudad Encantada With Standard Menu

  • Adults

    US$ 80.7
  • Seniors over 65 years old

    US$ 75.2
  • Children 3-11 years old

    US$ 49.7
  • Infants under 3

    Free

Cuenca & Ciudad Encantada With Gastronomic Menu

  • Adults

    US$ 91.8
  • Seniors over 65 years old

    US$ 86.3
  • Children 3-11 years old

    US$ 49.7
  • 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.

Entrance to the Cuenca Cathedral (optional visit).

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.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - If we decide to leave the tour to eat, where will be left and how long will we have?

    A - We'll leave you on Calle de San Francisco, a popular street full of bars and restaurants in the centre of Cuenca. You will have an hour and a half of free time for lunch.

  • 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.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.

Accessibility

No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).

from
US$ 65.20
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the service starts

Meeting point

Calle Ferraz, 22

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.