Welcome to Cuenca


Like many Spanish cities, the surrounding new town is bland and modern, so keep the blinkers on during the approach – up the hill lies another world.


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$69.41 Cultural & Theme Tours

Cuenca Nature & City Tour

We leave at 9:15 am from the center of Madrid, in Calle San Bernardo, Nº7. Our bilingual guides will accompany you from the beginning of the excursion, which will be done by bus or minivan. On the way to Cuenca we will make a brief stop at the Finca La Estacada Winery, to go to the bathroom or have a coffee contemplating its magnificent views over the vineyards of La Mancha. After another journey we will visit the Enchanted City: Do not expect to find high buildings or old monuments in this particular place, because this site is kept to teach you the wonders of the nature of Cuenca. It is here, almost 1,500m. Of altitude, where Nature makes a very nice present to the traveler: The Enchanted City. Many films have been made here because of its landscape and the silence of the mountains. Its paths encourage you to stroll through curious stony forms that recall human figures, objects, animals, with a precision difficult to understand, until you get a delirious city, a city built by some kind of mysterious spell. Later we will go to eat in the City of Cuenca. If you have hired food, the bus will take you to our restaurant. If you have chosen the option "Without Lunch", we will leave you in a restaurant area, where the bus will pick you up again at the time set by our guide. After lunch we will make beautiful a panoramic tour by bus, under the Hanging Houses on the Huécar River Sickle, to the Barrio del Castillo, the highest part of Cuenca, from where our guided tour of 2 hours will start. In this walking tour, the interiors are not accessed. THE CITY OF CUENCA: declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO, is one of the cities with the most material and immaterial wealth of Spain. Cuenca is a city built on top of a high point surrounded by two rivers, Júcar and Huécar, which gives an incomparable natural setting. The gorges enclose an immense historical patrimony that is interlaced between two precipices. Essential for the traveler will be to travel through its old town and get lost walking around its enchanting alleys full of important examples of religious heritage such as churches, convents, seminars, and the contrast of museums like. The most impressive building of the city, the Cathedral of Our Lady of Grace, the first example of Gothic art in Spain was raised by order of Alfonso VIII. The most known location of the city are its famous Hanging House ,an example of popular architecture typical from Cuenca. Other examples of this typical architecture are the Skyscrapers of San Martin, the first buildings in the world with more than ten floors. The Bridge of St. Paul becomes a nice walk for the daring and an adventure for the vertiginous, but everyone leaves with the same feeling of being in one of the best places in the city. No doubt: Cuenca is unique! Hacia las 19:00 pm, subiremos al autobús junto a nuestro guía para llegar a a Madrid a las 21:15 pm

$37.99 Day Trips & Excursions

Cajas Budget-Tour from Cuenca

Our tour takes you to the "Toradora Refuge" in Cajas National Park, the drive from Cuenca downtown takes around 40 minutes each way. There we will visit the interpretation Center to learn about the diversity of flora and fauna of the park and its important role in the ecosystems and communities in the area, then you will have few minutes to prepare for a 2-hour hike through the moorlands surrounded by lakes, paramo vegetation, llamas, unique mountain views and Polylepis trees. Cajas has gained international prominence in several categories:  Wetland of International Importance in 2002 by RAMSAR, Area of International Importance for the Conservation of Birds by IBA in 2003, and Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 2013. This is great option for people with limited time in Cuenca and traveling on a limited budget.  

$588.24 Transfers & Ground Transport

Private Transfers: Madrid to or from Cuenca

Enjoy a reliable, professional private transfer service either from Madrid to Cuenca, or from Cuenca to Madrid. You can count on a fleet of luxury vehicles and professional drivers that are on hand 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. All transfers are provided with a professional meet and greet service. All our drivers speak fluent English and Spanish. Book ahead and have a stress free experience. All prices are per vehicle (not per person), and you can choose from 3 different categories of Mercedes-Benz vehicles at the same fixed price: Executive (E class), Minivan (V class) and Sprinter (8-passenger van).

$87.06 Day Trips & Excursions

Cuenca Cathedral & City Tour

We leave at 9:15 am from the center of Madrid, in Calle San Bernardo, Nº7. Our bilingual guides will accompany you from the beginning of the excursion, which will be done by bus or minivan. On the way to Cuenca we will make a brief stop at the Finca La Estacada Winery, to go to the bathroom or have a coffee contemplating its magnificent views over the vineyards of La Mancha. We will make a guided tour inside the Cathedral, we will access the Diocesan Art Museum and the Museum of Abstract Art located inside the Casas Colgadas. Later we will eat in the City of Cuenca. If you have hired food, the bus will take you to our restaurant. If you have chosen the option "Without Lunch", we will leave you in a restaurant area, where the bus will pick you up again at the time set by our guide. After lunch we will make beautiful a panoramic tour by bus, under the Hanging Houses on the Huécar River Sickle, to the Barrio del Castillo, the highest part of Cuenca, from where our guided tour of 2 hours will start. In this walking tour, the interiors are not accessed. THE CITY OF CUENCA: declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO, is one of the cities with the most material and immaterial wealth of Spain. Cuenca is a city built on top of a high point surrounded by two rivers, Júcar and Huécar, which gives an incomparable natural setting. The gorges enclose an immense historical patrimony that is interlaced between two precipices. Essential for the traveler will be to travel through its old town and get lost walking around its enchanting alleys full of important examples of religious heritage such as churches, convents, seminars, and the contrast of museums like. The most impressive building of the city, the Cathedral of Our Lady of Grace, the first example of Gothic art in Spain was raised by order of Alfonso VIII. The most known location of the city are its famous Hanging House ,an example of popular architecture typical from Cuenca. Other examples of this typical architecture are the Skyscrapers of San Martin, the first buildings in the world with more than ten floors. The Bridge of St. Paul becomes a nice walk for the daring and an adventure for the vertiginous, but everyone leaves with the same feeling of being in one of the best places in the city. No doubt: Cuenca is unique! Around 7:00 p.m., we will board the bus with our guide to get to Madrid at 9:15 p.m.

$138 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Andean Horseback ride and Cooking Class

BE PICKED up at 7 AM in your Cuenca metropolitan area hotel.TAKE IN the scenery of the Andes while driving to the Tarqui valley.HOP on your horse and explore the southern Andes areaDISCOVER more about the flora, geology and rich history of the valley, which is known as one of the most fertile and productive of the countryVISIT a local organic farmer, where you will be able to pick your own fresh products for the next activityCOOK your own organic meal with Ecuadorian ingredients and learn local cooking secrets MASTER a recipe of Ecuadorian cuisine that you will be able to prepare back homeRETURN back to Cuenca, while enjoying the colors of the southern andes sunsets.