Cuenca, Spain

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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.

    A beautiful and richly historical trip, I enjoyed every aspect and the guides were kind and knowledgeable…

  • Cuenca: Full-Day Hop-on Hop-off Tourist Train Tour

    2. Cuenca: Full-Day Hop-on Hop-off 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 Cuenca: Cuervo River and Ciudad Encantada Day-Trip

    3. From Cuenca: Cuervo River and Ciudad Encantada Day-Trip

    Get picked up outside your hotel and head straight to heart of the Serranía de Cuenca Nature Reserve. Your first stop will be the El Ventano del Diablo viewpoint. Here, admire the panoramic views of the Cañón del Júcar and see birds such as native tawny vultures and alimoches flying overhead. Next, travel to Ciudad Encantada, a natural park in the Serranía, filled with a collection of karst rock formations that have been molded by the forces of nature. Let your imagination run wild as you try to spot faces and shapes in the naturally-formed sculptures. Enjoy a guided tour of the park and learn more about the karst formations from your knowledgable guide before heading to the Nacimiento del Río Cuervo spring. At the spring, spot an impressive variety of birds and marvel at the cascades of the waterfall. For lunch, enjoy a traditional meal at one of the best restaurants in the area befor...

  • Cuenca: Guided Walking Tour Along the Riverbanks

    4. Cuenca: Guided Walking Tour Along the Riverbanks

    Follow the route of the rivers of Cuenca on this fun and educational hiking tour. At 4 kilometers, this hike is suitable for everyone. Starting from the Parque de la Trinidad, where the 2 rivers meet, go up the Huecar River, which in the section that passes through the basin is channeled. Pass through the Puerta de Valencia. Around the Wall, begin to ascend after passing the Auditorium. At the beginning of the climb, admire the Puente de San Pablo and Las Casas Colgadas above your head. Climb the Hoz to the remains of the Hocino de Federico Muelas. Discover who this poet was and how important he was for Cuenca. From there, continue ascending among increasingly interesting vegetation. Take in magnificent views and photos of the Parador, the Hanging Houses, and the San Martín Skyscrapers, until you reach the Castillo neighborhood. From the remains of the Castle, pass to the Hoz del Júc...

  • 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 R...

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A beautiful and richly historical trip, I enjoyed every aspect and the guides were kind and knowledgeable…