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Madrid: Day Trip to Cuenca and The Enchanted City

1. Madrid: Day Trip to Cuenca and The Enchanted City

Experience Cuenca and the Enchanted City with an expert local guide on this full-day tour. After taking the bus to the Castilla La-Mancha region, stop at a wine cellar before continuing on to the Enchanted City, where the group will enjoy a walking tour through this magical place. Marvel at the unique natural structures and spectacular scenery. Continue on to the city of Cuenca, and stop in at the Devil's Window, a well-known viewpoint with amazing views. After enjoying free time for lunch, take a panoramic tour through the sickle of the Huécar River and before going to the highest part of the city, El Barrio del Castillo. Descend on foot to visit the most emblematic corners and many monuments of the Medieval quarter of the city. Finally, arrive at the Parador, where the bus will be waiting to return the group to Madrid.

Cuenca: Medieval Old Town and Cathedral Tour

2. Cuenca: Medieval Old Town and Cathedral Tour

Take a tour of Cuenca and experience its historic sites and stunning location with a Spanish-speaking guide. Perched on a natural rock, whose slopes descend into deep gorges of the Júcar and Huécar rivers, the city is often referred to as the "Eagle's Nest" and the old town is a great example of unbelievable architecture. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996, Cuenca is an undiscovered gem of Spain, full of dramatic "Hanging Houses" and splendid ecclesiastical architecture. Take a stroll through the old town and discover the secrets of the main monuments. Travel back in time along the narrow streets and marvel at the hanging buildings. Get an insight into the local lifestyle and history along the way. Then, get the chance to look inside the 12th-century cathedral, first built between 1182 and 1270 in the Gothic style, and altered several times during the Renaissance and 18th century.

Cuenca: Nighttime Guided Tour

3. Cuenca: Nighttime Guided Tour

A 2 hours walking tour with a professional local guide. Discover the medieval shape of one of the most beautiful Spanish old towns. See the old fortress was built between two limestone canyons dug by the rivers Huecar and Jucar. Enjoy the facade of the first Gothic-style Cathedral built in Spain. Then, enter the cathedral to admire its ornate interiors. Discover the architecture of the so-called "Hanging Houses" which date back to the 14th century. Admire their unique structure, lit up at night.

Cuenca: Tourist Train Tour

4. Cuenca: Tourist Train Tour

Discover the UNESCO World-Heritage listed city of Cuenca in one day with the tourist train stopping at the city’s most important monuments. Head out on a route that totals approximately 45 minutes. Take a ride on the tourist train leaving from Cuenca Castle before making its way to historic sites such as Plaza Mayor (the main square), the San Julián Park, the Gothic-style Cuenca Cathedral and the famous Casas Colgadas (Hanging Houses) on the banks of the Huecar River. You’ll have the chance to stretch your legs at any of the stops to view these monuments up close. Enrich your visit with an audioguide providing explanations of the legends surrounding Cuenca’s landmarks. Listen through free headphones to the guide available in 5 languages: Spanish, French, English, German and Italian.

From Madrid: Day Trip to Cuenca and Toledo

5. From Madrid: Day Trip to Cuenca and Toledo

Take advantage of your time in Madrid to visit two other beautiful Spanish cities: Cuenca and Toledo. With your English- and Spanish speaking guide, take a full day excursion on a comfortable vehicle that will immerse you in the history and culture of these ancient cities. Leave Madrid in the early morning to head for Cuenca. Once there, your guide will take you through the historical city center and bring alive for you the events that have taken place here over the centuries. You’ll be able to see the castle that was built in the era of Arab domination, go down Trabuco Street, and admire the neo-Gothic Cathedral. After the guided tour, spend a little free time enjoying the beautiful sights created by the hanging houses before returning to the bus.   The second stop will be Toledo, a city that owes part of its historical importance to the fact that it's nestled in a curve of the Tajo River. Start with some free time to try some of the city’s gastronomic specialties before starting your walking tour at Plaza de Zocodover, in the heart of the city. In Toledo, Muslims, Jews, and Christians lived in harmony; with the help of your guide, discover the vestiges of these cultures scattered throughout the city. You’ll pass by the most important attractions in the city, such as the Calle Comercio, the Cathedral, and San Tomé or Santa María la Blanca.   Finish your tour at San Martín Bridge followed by a brief stop at Mirador del Valle, where you’ll get a panoramic view of the city to remember forever. Afterwards, you’ll be returned to Madrid.

From Madrid: Private Day Trip to Cuenca with Tour

6. From Madrid: Private Day Trip to Cuenca with Tour

Enjoy the convenience of a private door to door transport service on this day trip from Madrid to Cuenca. Take a tour with a local guide to admire sights like the convent of Saint Pablo and the imposing Cathedral of Cuenca Be picked up from the comfort of your accommodation in Madrid. Sit back and relax in a comfortable car on the scenic drive to Cuenca. Meet your local tour guide once you arrive. Take in the Roman and Moorish monuments in the historic center. Head to the Cathedral of Cuenca to view its imposing Gothic façade. Admire the 15th century Saint Pedro's church which occupies the highest point in the city. Continue to the outside of the old town to view the massive convent of Saint Pablo which is perched atop a cliff. Marvel at the old houses that hang precariously off the the cliffs at the houses of Casas Colgadas. Have some free time to explore the city center or stop in at a local restaurant before returning to your accommodation in Madrid.

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What people are saying about Cuenca, Spain

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 36 reviews

Despite the fact that we were accompanied by heavy rain on the trip, the two guides made this a pleasant and very educational excursion. Both, Antonio and Carlos the guides, are charming, and they solve all your doubts about what you are seeing. The coach very comfortable and the driver very skillful. I would repeat.

Everything impeccable, the tour was very good, throughout the tour, and very important today when traveling, all protocols and distances were respected. The agency is highly recommended, very serious and punctual.

Very well organized, bathroom breaks were sufficient and there was a long enough break to eat. the visit to Toledo does not include the Alcazar and the interior of the Cathedral, but it would take too long

Cuenca and Toledo are very charming towns. The tour was well organized tour with lots of rests the guide Juan was really informative and gave us a great overview on the history of these cities.

It was an excellent trip. Everything went well, the guides were great, the places were wonderful!! We highly recommend it for a day well spent.