Language
Spanish, English
Duration
12 hours
Free! cancellation up to 24h

Highlights

  • Discover a World Heritage city with our Cuenca day trip from Madrid.
  • Visit the Cathedral of Santa María, the Hanging Houses and the Museum of Abstract Art.
  • Climb to the Triforio of Cuenca Cathedral to enjoy the best panoramic views of the city.

Description

Do not miss this Cuenca day trip, starting from Madrid and get to know a city declared a World Heritage Siteby UNESCO. Visit the most important places such as the Cathedral of Saint Mary and Saint Julian, the Hanging Houses and the Museum of Abstract Art. The tour includes a delicious traditional lunch in a typical Cuenca restaurant (optional).

After a journey of approximately 2 hours from Madrid, we will arrive in Cuenca, where we will begin with a guided tour of the Cathedral of Santa María and San Julián, the first Gothic cathedral of Castilla, built by order of Alfonso VIII and consecrated in honor of Santa Maria in 1208. The visit to the Cathedral is complemented by an impressive height view from the Triforio of the Catedral de Cuenca, from where you can take the best panoramic photographs of the city and the charming landscape that surrounds it.

You will also see the Catedral Tesoro Museum of Cuenca (only on Mondays), which exhibits more than 200 pieces by important artists, highlighting two wonderful works by El Greco, as well as the Byzantine Diptych or Reliquary of the Despots of Epirus, and a large collection of tapestries and carpets.

Afterwards, we will head to the Casas Colgadas (Hanging Houses), a set of buildings that constitute the best example of local popular architecture, recognized for their large balconies that stand out on the elevated cornice of the sickle of the Huécar River. There you will also find the Museum of Abstract Art, which displays paintings and sculptures by Spanish artists from the mid-20th century, such as Canogar, Chillida, Feito, Millares, Oteiza, Tapies, Torner, Zobel.

Then, we will pass by the San Pablo Bridge, which crosses the Huécar River offering an incredible view of the Hanging Houses.

We will pause to enjoy a delicious traditional lunch in a typical city restaurant (optional). After lunch, we will take a guided tour of the old town of Cuenca. You will walk through its picturesque alleys, passing through the most emblematic sites of the city, while our guide tells you all the stories and curiosities about Cuenca.

After the walk through the historic center, we will start the return to Madrid, ending this fabulous day trip to Cuenca from Madrid.

If instead of visiting the city of Cuenca throughout the day, you want to combine the city with nature, knowing the Enchanted City, you might be interested in our Cuenca and Echanted City full day tour from Madrid.

Included

  • Round trip bus transfer from Madrid to Cuenca.
  • Native bilingual guide.
  • Entrance to Cathedral and Triforio.
  • Entrance to the Museum of Abstract Art (Hanging Houses), except on Mondays.
  • Museum of the Cathedral only on Mondays, instead the Hanging Houses.
  • Cuenca city walking tour.
  • Lunch in the option "Tourist Lunch or Gastronomic Lunch".

Not included

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Lunch in option: “No lunch”

Price

Tour without lunch

Adult
(age 11-64)
75 $
Senior
(aged 65+)
69.50 $
Child
(aged 3-10)
55.50 $
Free Child
(aged 0-3)
Free!

Tour with tourist lunch

Adult
(age 11-64)
91 $
Senior
(age 65+)
85.50 $
Child
(aged 3-10)
67 $
Free Child
(aged 0-3)
Free!

Tour with typical lunch

Adult
(age 11-64)
102.50 $
Senior
(age 65+)
97 $
Child
(aged 3-10)
67 $
Free Child
(aged 0-3)
Free!
Children under 3 years old are free of charge. Seat on the bus is not provided.

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Lunch Menu

Tour with Tourist Lunch

  • First dish and main course to choose between eight options.
  • Dessert, water, wine and bread. Does not include coffee or any unspecified drink

Tour with Traditional Lunch

  • Morteruelo, Ajo arriero and Zarajo (typical dishes from Cuenca), lamb or cod
  • Dessert, water, wine and bread. Does not include coffee or any unspecified drink

Children's menu (4-10 year olds):

  • Macaroni with tomato, steak with potatoes, water and ice cream.
  • The lunch menu applicable for children from 4 to 10 years old will always be the children's menu, regardless of whether adults choose a typical or tourist menu.

COVID-19 Measures

  • Enjoy the activity safely! We adopt the recommended legal and sanitary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Among them, keeping the safety distance, the use of masks for both the guide and the participants, small groups, disposable headphones, vehicle disinfection before and after each service, disinfectant gel available, avoiding the use of printed material, among others, according to the specific type of activity.

Additional details

  • The tour is guaranteed in the selected language. However, sometimes the tour could be conducted in two languages simultaneously, in the selected language and a second language.
  • Tour is not suitable to people in wheelchair.

Cancellation

Free! cancellation up to 24 hours before the date of the activity with 100% refund / Less than 24 hours, late arrival or no show: no refund will be provided.

Starting point

The guide will be waiting for you at Calle Ferraz 22, very close to Debod Temple.
Cuenca day trip from Madrid
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Customer Reviews

"Totalmente recomendable. "
30/12/2019
Almudena Mabel
Spain Spain
"Nos encantó."
05/11/2019
Nos encantó la salida, la comida y los guías que nos atendieron durante toda la actividad. Y la ciudad nos dejó con ganas de regresar.
Livia
Spain Spain
"Buen tour, de una ciudad no tan conocida."
04/06/2019
Se recomienda no hacerlo un día lunes, pues los museos están cerrados.
Carlos
Chile Chile
"Todo maravilloso."
21/04/2019
Claudia Irene
Mexico Mexico
"Fue un hallazgo hermoso esta excursión, una experiencia que nunca olvidaré."
24/02/2019
Los guías Cristian y Marta excepcionales, nos mostraron cada detalle del lugar, no dejaron detalle librado al azar. La actividad es muy recomendable, vale la pena! Gracias por todo!!
Marta Graciela
Argentina Argentina
from 75 $
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