From Madrid: Cuenca Guided Tour with Optional Lunch

4.6 / 5

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From Madrid: Cuenca Guided Tour with Optional Lunch

From US$ 70.64 per person

Discover one of the most amazing destinations in Spain on a day trip from Madrid to the historic UNESCO World Heritage Site of Cuenca, perched on the cliffs of the Huécar River gorge.

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Duration 12 hours
Starting time 8:20 AM
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Spanish, English


  • Take a guided tour of the enchanted city of Cuenca
  • Get panoramic views of the Hoz del Júcar
  • Stroll among the karst rocks of curious shapes and marvel at the Hanging Houses
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Depart Madrid and journey by bus to the city of Cuenca, built on rocks that lie between the rivers Júcar and Huécar. Be captivated by the dramatic setting and marvel at the engineering skills of those who built houses, cathedrals and more on the side of the cliffs! Admire the façade of Spain's first Gothic cathedral, rebuilt after it crumbled down in 1902. Explore the extraordinary complex of Hanging Houses (Casas Colgadas), built on the edge of the gorge in the 15th century. See the amazing 16th-century Puente de San Pablo (Bridge of St. Paul), designed to connect the old town with the Convent of St. Paul. Get stunning views of the karst landscape, formed millions of years ago and discover the underwater scenery that hid the Sea of Thetis. Stroll among curious stones shaped like animals and different landscapes before the return journey to Madrid.
  • Round-trip transfer by bus
  • Stop in Tarancón
  • Guided tour of Cuenca and some free time to explore on your own
  • Lunch (if option selected)

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    4.6 / 5

    based on 58 reviews

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    • Guide
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    • Transportation
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    • Value for money
      4.4 / 5
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    The walk is very beautiful, but you should specify in more detail what the walk through Enchanted City is. You have to walk a lot and the road is very rough in certain sections. Reading the ad I thought the walk was through the city of Cuenca, and it turned out. that most of it was for Ciudad Encantada, very tiring.

    February 10, 2020

    Cuenca is an amazing, very unusual city. 2 hours to go, then a few stops with a beautiful panoramic view, a stunning park right in the mountains. We hit in November, there was snow. It was very cold, dress as warm as possible during the off-season. The city itself is very small, but unusual. I recommend taking a tour with lunch. I had a tourist lunch, it included common drinks (wine, water, soda), a large menu for a choice of 2 dishes, portions are large and everything is very tasty, and then there is also a dessert to choose from. I ate too much, could not breathe. Nearby sat people with a traditional dinner: who liked the food, who did not, specific. The group was small, 10 people. Marta is a terrific guide. Recommend!

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    November 19, 2019

    The Enchanted City was a highlight of our trip to Spain

    Cuenca was beautiful and The Enchanted City was one of the highlights of our trip to Spain. I highly recommend that you take this tour if you're in Cuenca. We were especially lucky to have had Jorge as our guide for the Enchanted City as his English was excellent and he was so knowledgeable and excited about The Enchanted City and he made the tour so interesting and fun! The only thing that I would suggest to the tour guides is that you change the lunch schedule. We opted out of the lunch to eat on our own but we were dropped off in Cuenca for lunch at 3pm just at the time that everything was closing. There were limited options to eat and all stores in the city were closed during our free time. It would've been more enjoyable if we were able to use that time to walk around the city and shop and choose an eating option. You might want to just consider having lunch with the group if you take this tour.

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    October 9, 2019

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