You can visit all the places from the list or pick only the ones you like. Just inform your driver about your choice before the ride. During the stops you can do whatever you want: visit the landmarks, take pictures, ask your driver about the place e.t.c. Take as much time as you want within the overall time limit of the trip.
Your Welcome driver will pick you up from your accommodation in Madrid at a convenient time of your choice.
A World Heritage Site, Cuenca is one of Spain's most memorable cities, its old center a stage set of evocative medieval buildings, many painted in bright colors.
The building is one of the earliest Spanish examples of Gothic architecture, built at a time when the Romanesque style predominated in the Iberian Peninsula.
Casas Colgadas (Hanging Houses)
The most striking element of medieval Cuenca, the casas colgadas jut out precariously over the steep defile of Río Huécar. Dating from the 14th century.
Casas Colgadas (Hanging Houses)
About the ride
Your day will begin with a personal pickup by your English-speaking driver from your hotel or apartment in Madrid.
The driver will suggest the route of the trip with the key attractions that are worth the visit. Since this experience is a personal tour, the driver will stop at any attraction of your choice and spend there as much time as you wish.
To get a better picture of this 6-hour trip, we outline the preliminary route of the 'Day Trip From Madrid to Cuenca.'
In less than 2 hours you will reach Cuenca, a small but unique town located 170 km East of the capital Madrid.
Cuenca is best known for its hanging houses, dating back to the 15th century. Today travelers can see only a few houses that remained in place within the time. The small group of houses with wooden balconies is one of the most famous in Cuenca. You can reach those by walking up the narrow and steep streets. Even though it takes an effort, the view from the top is fascinating.
The Museum of Spanish Abstract Art is another place that is worth the visit. The building of the museum is made of stones and looks like from the Middle Ages. It contains collections of Spanish artists who created in the middle of the 20th century. You will find works of Pablo Serrano, Fernando Zobel, and more.
The town of Cuenca also has a beautiful 60-meter-length San Pablo Bridge made of wood and iron from which you can see the famous hanging houses and take great pictures.
You could also stop at the Clock Tower of Cuenca and admire the stunning views of the city.
Cuenca Cathedral is a religious building that draws the travelers' attention. The cathedral is one of the earliest and the finest examples of Gothic architecture in Spain. Both the outer and the inner facades of the church are breathtaking.
Of course, one of the most beautiful things to do in Cuenca is to stroll in the center of the old town. Many restaurants and cafeterias are waiting for both the locals and the travelers. During your walk int the town, you will see how the local life looks in this province of Spain.
Enjoy your travel to a maximum
You will be picked up by a personal driver at a convenient place and time
Enjoy your trip in a nice air-conditioned vehicle with Wi-Fi
Pick the stops and the time you spend on each one
Spend less time finding locations and waiting, and more time enjoying your travel
We hand-pick the best, friendliest and most knowledgeable drivers in the city
Our customers rate us excellent on Tripadvisor and other platforms
Included in the price
- Hotel pickup and dropoff
- Well-maintained car with an English-speaking driver
- Free Wi-Fi on-board
- Fuel and tolls
- All taxes, fees and handling charges
- Water and snacks
- Water and snacks
- Entrance fees
- Lunch, other beverages and meals
- Tips and gratuities
Frequently asked questionsExpand
What happens after I book?
Once you complete your booking you will receive an email with more details about the tour, your Welcome driver, and any more information you need to know regarding this experience. Feel free to reach out to our customer service team at email@example.com for any specific questions regarding the experience.
Can I customize the tour based on my needs?
Of course, that is one of the main benefits of having a Welcome experience. You can customize every last bit of the experience, from points of the visit to time spent per landmark to adding in an extra food stop.
Will there be an official tour guide?
An official tour guide is not included because the overall experience is centered around the driver and the local’s perspective. Although the drivers are very knowledgeable regarding the points of visit, at no point can they be compared with a licensed tour guide who can give more in-depth information regarding historical facts and information. If you would like to include an official tour guide in the experience please let us know via email after the booking is completed.
In the summer months, the sun is especially strong (even on cloudy days) so we recommend that you wear a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen to protect yourself. Also, be sure to drink enough water throughout the day to stay hydrated.
Comfortable Clothes & Shoes
We recommend that you wear comfortable clothing and good walking shoes since certain areas may have uneven or rocky ground.
Bring your Camera
Photography is permitted in most historical sites unless otherwise mentioned.
We recommend you always keep local currency on you (euro) as many local merchants do not accept cards as payment.
Dress Modestly for Religious Monuments
We recommend dressing modestly (covering your knees and shoulders) when visiting the religious monuments.
Accessibility & Special Needs
Should anyone in your group have special needs or have advanced accessibility requirements, please specify upon booking and we will make sure to accommodate your needs and customize your tour accordingly.
Terms of serviceExpand
- Please note that the Welcome Drivers are not licensed to be your official tour guide at the local attractions and therefore will not accompany you into the sites. You may, however, hire a professional tour guide at an extra cost
- Your Welcome Driver will provide you with their local knowledge and personal recommendations between stops. Since your safety is Welcome’s top priority, please refrain from distracting the driver during demanding driving conditions
- Your Welcome Driver will drop you off and pick you up as close as possible to your stop whilst always respecting local traffic laws
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