Cuenca & Enchanted City Full day Tour from Madrid

Spanish, English
12 hours
Monday, Thursday & Saturday at 9:15h
Mobile Voucher Accepted
Download the voucher you will receive by email and show it on the screen of your smartphone or electronic device on the day of the tour. Optionally, you can print the voucher at home.
Free! cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
Cancellation up to 24 hours before the date of the activity: no charge & 100% refund / Less than 24 hours, late arrival or no show: no refund will be provided.

Highlights

  • Discover Cuenca , World Heritage Site, with an exciting full day tour from Madrid .
  • Explore the Enchanted City , a natural site that was declared in 1929 as a Natural Site of National Interest .
  • Delight film settings , breathtaking panoramas, and wildlife in an area of priceless ecological value.

Included

  • Round trip bus transfer from Madrid to Cuenca
  • Native bilingual guide
  • Guided tour & Ticket to the Enchanted City
  • Cuenca city walking tour
  • Lunch in option "Tourist Lunch or Gastronomic Lunch"
  • Travel insurance

Not included

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

Description

Join us in this Cuenca and Enchanted City full day tour from Madrid. You will enjoy a dreamlike landscape in the natural site Ciudad Encantada (Enchanted City) and then take a guided tour of the most emblematic sites of Cuenca, city declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The tour also includes a delicious traditional lunch in a typical restaurant in the city (optional).

After a journey of approximately 2 hours from Madrid, we will arrive at the famous Enchanted City, located a few kilometers from the center of Cuenca, within the limits of the Serranía Natural Park of Cuenca .

Here we will take a walk, appreciating its fascinating landscape, in which strange rock formations predominate, which never cease to amaze visitors. Its beauty has even attracted the attention of many artists, making it a perfect setting for films, which have been stars such Sophia Loren, Frank Sinatra, Cary Grant, Oliver Stone and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Before go ahead to Cuenca, we will make a stop at the viewpoint of Ventano del Diablo, from where you can get the best panoramic views of the Enchanted City.

When you arrive in Cuenca, we will take a break to enjoy a delicious traditional lunch in a typical restaurant in the city (if you select the tour with lunch included, if you do not, you will have free time to have lunch on your own).

Then, we will visit the old town of Cuenca, visiting its picturesque streets, which houses important sites of historical and cultural interest. We will admirethe impressive Cathedral of Santa María and San Julián , the first Gothic cathedral of Castile.

Later, we will go to the Casas Colgadas (Hanging Houses), a group of buildings that constitute the best example of local popular architecture, recognized by their large balconies that stand out on the elevated cornice of the Huécar river sickle. There you will also find the Museum of Abstract Art , which exhibits paintings and sculptures by Spanish artists from the mid-twentieth century.

Finally, we will reach the San Pablo Bridge , which crosses the Huécar River offering an incredible view of the Hanging Houses.

After 45 minutes of free time, we will meet again to return to Madrid, ending this fabulous Cuenca and Enchanted city tour.

Itinerary

  • 09:15 Departure from calle San Bernardo (Madrid)
  • Stop at Tarancón
  • Guided visit to The Enchanted City
  • Stop at Ventano del Diablo
  • Time for Lunch
  • Panoramic view of the Hoz de Huécar and Guided tour of the Medieval Cuenca
  • Free time
  • Return trip
  • 21:00 Arrival to calle San Bernardo (Madrid)

Lunch Menu

Tour with Tourist Lunch

  • Starters: Garden salad
  • Seconds: Cuenca style pork roast
  • Dessert: Typical Spanish toast
  • It includes water, wine and bread. Does not include coffee or any unspecified drink

Tour with Gastronomic Lunch

  • Starters: Typical regional starters
  • Main course: Leg of baked loaf with potatoes to bunch
  • Dessert: Typical Spanish toast
  • Includes: 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 gastronomic menu.

More information

  • Children under 3 years old are free of charge. Seat on the bus is not provided.
  • 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.

Starting point

Meet your guide on San Bernardo Street, 7. All details about meeting point will be indicated on the voucher you will receive by email.
Subway
Lines 10, 3, 2
Bus
Lines 3, 46, 75, 148

Customer Reviews

26/11/2018
"Muy agradable e interesante, me gustó bastante, lo recomiendo."
26/11/2018
Los guías nos ofrecieron bastante información, y muy amenos.
Arlette
Panama Panama
25/11/2018
"Increíble excursión!"
25/11/2018
Lugares maravillosos y la guía Marta muy preparada y excelente en toda su exposición. Es altamente recomendable, por la organización y toda la atención que prestan. Lugares dignos de conocer y dan ganas de volver!!
Adriana Mabel
Spain Spain
10/11/2018
"Un diez para el guía y para el buen conductor."
10/11/2018
Muy satisfecho por la historia contada y con la amabilidad recibida. El viaje muy ameno y se hace corto por este motivo.
José
Spain Spain
29/10/2018
"I highly recommend it!"
29/10/2018
It was a lovely day, the tour, the guide and the lunch were all just wonderful.
Marin
Romania Romania
20/10/2018
"Muy interesante."
20/10/2018
Cuenca es una maravilla y la guía Marta muy profesional , explicaciones completas y amable.Nos ha gustado mucho. Muy recomendable
Elena
Spain Spain
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