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Day Trip to Cuenca and Ciudad Encantada
Activities in Madrid

Day Trip to Cuenca and Ciudad Encantada

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

Itinerary

You’ll depart from Plaza de España, in the city center, at 8:30am on a coach and head to the province of Cuenca.

You’ll be able to enjoy the colorful landscape during the one-hour journey until you get to Tarancón for a brief stop. Next, you will 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 4pm 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 colorful 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 6:45pm you’ll drive back to Plaza de España in Madrid and arrive at approximately 8:30pm.

Lunch

You can book this activity with lunch included. The restaurant is located in Cuenca’s Auditory, where you can choose one of the following menus:

  • Standard menu: For starters, you can either choose the region’s traditional large white beans or a salad, followed by ribs or trout and “torrijas” for dessert. Lunch includes bread, water or wine.
  • Gastronomy menu: You'll have typical starters from Cuenca and La Mancha regions. The main dish is a leg of lamb or cod and “torrijas” for dessert. The menu includes bread, water or wine.

Price

Adults Children less than 10 years old
Tour without food included
73.5$
47.5$
Tour with standard menu
86$
56.5$
Tour with gastronomy menu
106$
56.5$

Tour without food included

  • Adults

    73.5$
  • Children less than 10 years old

    47.5$

Tour with standard menu

  • Adults

    86$
  • Children less than 10 years old

    56.5$

Tour with gastronomy menu

  • Adults

    106$
  • Children less than 10 years old

    56.5$

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.

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 with a ticket which you can either print out, download on your mobile or tablet to show on the day of the activity.

Accessibility

The Day Trip is not wheelchair accessible.

How to book?

To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

Do you have any questions?

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from
73.5 $
No hidden fees or surcharges

Meeting point

Plaza de España.

Cancellations

FREE! Free cancel up to 48 hours before the tour.

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