Guided tour

Madrid: Half-Day Alcalá de Henares Tour

Madrid: Half-Day Alcalá de Henares Tour

From US$ 53.17 per person

Enjoy a guided half-day tour to Alcalá de Henares to learn its secrets and histories. This city was the birthplace of Miguel de Cervantes, the greatest writer of Hispanic literature.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup optional
Please wait in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time
Private or small groups available


  • Walk through the streets of the native city of Miguel de Cervantes, exploring its secrets
  • Learn the historical and artistic heritage of Alcalá de Henares
  • See important attractions such as the Cathedral of the Holy Children, the Palace of Laredo, Calle Mayor, or the university
Full description
After gathering at the Monument to Felipe IV in Plaza de Oriente, depart from Madrid in the direction of Alcalá de Henares. Once there, begin to explore the native city of Miguel de Cervantes, the greatest writer of Hispanic Literature. Alcalá de Henares, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is home to many secrets of this famous character. Through its streets you can also find elements of the different cultures that have been part of Spain throughout the centuries. Learn how the rich historical and artistic heritage of this city is reflected in its imposing monuments, among which you will see the Cathedral of the Holy Children, the Palace of Laredo, the picturesque Calle Mayor, or the centennial University of Alcalá. This guided trip is a perfect option to spend half a day, a mere 20 minutes away from Madrid.
  • Small group tour
  • Transportation
  • Professional guide
  • Guided tour of Alcalá de Henares
  • Food and drinks

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Meeting point

Please meet at the Monument to Felipe IV in the Plaza de Oriente.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Student card

Know before you go

  •  Please note, the discounted student price is only available for students up to 25 years old holding a valid student card (please bring your student card to show to the staff)
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A spectacular script. Starting with the discreet driver who took us and brought us to Alcala safely. A local guide with a lot of knowledge of all history, who took us to know it through universities, churches that are often not touristy, but splendorous, as well as the house of Cervantes, a place to be known by all.

May 21, 2022

Excellent attention from the guide who received us at the meeting point, (Ana) extreme punctuality, comfort, cleanliness of the vehicle and responsible handling of the journey. Ms. Nieves is a magnificent guide at the destination, super attentive, cordial and professional. The highly recommended tour, Alcala de Henares a destination without waste! Operator service is highly recommended.

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March 18, 2022

I love it wonderful place

September 22, 2021

Product ID: 373120