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Palma de Mallorca

Dive into island life in the Balearic capital and explore the charm of the medieval city center.

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Palma de Mallorca: Half-Day Catamaran Tour with Buffet Meal

1. Palma de Mallorca: Half-Day Catamaran Tour with Buffet Meal

Be welcomed by the crew at the pier in Palma and board the modern catamaran and set forth away from the marina on a southward sea journey. If conditions allow it, the sails will be used instead of the engine so you can experience sailing on the open sea. Anchor at Cala Vella and admire the incredible crystal clear water. Enjoy free time here to go swimming and snorkeling (equipment available for rent onboard), or just sun-bathe from the deck listening to relaxing music. During this time your crew will prepare a generous gourmet buffet using fresh ingredients. Tuck into a delightful variety of dishes made with quality ingredients. Choose from several delicious offerings with vegetarian options also available. On the way back, sail through the Bay of Palma and look out for the Cathedral of Palma and the Bellver Castle. Listen to your crew as they provide you with local tips about what to do during the rest of your time in Mallorca. If you have selected the afternoon time slot, admire views of the magnificent sunset on your return to the marina. As you sail in the calm of the evening, you can also enjoy chilled-out tunes played by the onboard DJ.

Mallorca: Skip the Line Palma Cathedral Entry Ticket

2. Mallorca: Skip the Line Palma Cathedral Entry Ticket

Skip the lines to La Seu Cathedral in Palma de Mallorca and explore its breathtaking interior. Admire the blend of architecture with contributions from Antoni Gaudí and Miquel Barceló. Started during the reign of Jaime II, the magnificent sandstone monument is a work of ecclesiastical art. It comprises of 3 naves, including the main nave that houses the Trinidad Chapel where the remains of the kings Jaime II and Jaime III can be found. Admire highlights of the façade, such as the imposing columns of the main door and the sculptures by Guillermo Sagrera on the south-facing Portal del Mirador. Discover additions made by the architect Antoni Gaudí in the early 20th century, along with works by the artist Miquel Barceló in the Santísimo Chapel.

Palma Bay: Catamaran Cruise

3. Palma Bay: Catamaran Cruise

Embark on a cruise on a modern sailing catamaran through beautiful Palma Bay. Spend a few hours relaxing on the boat, and take time to go swimming and try snorkeling. Depart from the Arenal Nautical Club and sail towards Cap Enderrocat and Cala Vella, which are protected environmental areas. Feel at ease with the relaxed atmosphere throughout the cruise. Drop anchor at a beautiful location and enjoy 90-minutes for swimming or sunbathing. You can also do some snorkeling with the equipment provided.  If selected, enjoy a freshly cooked BBQ with pasta salad and local bread on board. You will also receive one drink of water, beer, or sangria to sip while you savour your food.

Palma de Mallorca: 5-Hour Catamaran Cruise with Lunch & Swim

4. Palma de Mallorca: 5-Hour Catamaran Cruise with Lunch & Swim

Climb aboard a catamaran and cruise from Palma de Mallorca to the beach resorts of Portals Vells or Cala Vella, depending on the wind conditions. Admire the cruise ships and yachts of the rich and famous as you depart the Port of Palma and sail along the spectacular south coast. Upon arrival at your destination, drop anchor and jump in for a swim in the turquoise waters just a few meters from an idyllic beach. Top up your tan in the Mediterranean sun and soak up the ambience of your surroundings. Use the complimentary masks and look for the local marine life on a snorkeling adventure before continuing to your second stop where you can swim again.  During the trip, make 2 stops, 1 in Cala Vella or Portals Vells and the other in another cove next to it. Climb back on board for a buffet meal of a selection of barbecue meats (chicken breast, skewers, and sausages), fresh salads and cake for dessert. Soft drinks and Mineral water are included during the whole trip and also wines from Mallorca and Sangria during the meal.  Choose from a morning departure at 10 AM or an afternoon departure at 3:30 PM and enjoy 5 hours of leisure. Sail back to Palma de Mallorca at the end of the day.

Palma de Mallorca: Daytime Boat Party with Live DJ

5. Palma de Mallorca: Daytime Boat Party with Live DJ

Make the most of your stay in Palma by exploring the coastline on a party boat with an all-you-can-eat buffet. Meet at the Barca Samba to board the vessel, then enjoy magnificent views over Palma Bay as the boat crisscrosses the harbor. After an hour, the anchor will be dropped and you can jump into the cool water and enjoy the beauty of the surroundings with your new friends on board. Enjoy a sumptuous buffet-style lunch on board and 2 drinks (beer, sangria, or soft drinks) included in the activity. More options are available for purchase directly on board. If you're not engaged in watching live sports on satellite TV, the resident DJ will have you dancing the afternoon away in no time. After 4 hours, you will head back to the port, taking the party all the way to the shore.

Mallorca: Catamaran Cruise of the Coast and Port of Andratx

6. Mallorca: Catamaran Cruise of the Coast and Port of Andratx

Enjoy a relaxing 4h cruise from Mallorca along the Southwest coast. Choose to leave from Paguera, Santa Ponsa, or transfer from Playa de Palma, Arenal, or Can Pastilla. Get access to two bars on a spacious catamaran with an underwater vision deck.  Board the catamaran at your meeting point in Paguera, Santa Ponsa or with our transfer service from Playa de Palma, Arenal, or Can Pastilla, which will bring you to the departure point in Santa Ponsa. Sunbathe on deck as you make your way to the protected waters and marine reserves. Anchor in a beautiful bay where you can take a refreshing swim.. We will also visit the well known Port of Andratx for about 40 minutes. Have the option to stay dry onboard and purchase delicious drinks and snacks from one of the two bars or work on your tan on the upper deck. Venture below deck view the seabed from the family-friendly underwater vision deck.  Continue to the waters of the island where you can continue to explore underwater landscapes. Search for marine life like stingrays, octopuses, and over 400 species of stunning fish. Return to your meeting point in Paguera or Santa Ponsa at the end of your tour.  The boat departure times are 13.30h from Santa Ponsa and 13.45h from Paguera. You can also book option with pick up!

Mallorca: Island Tour with Boat & Train Ride from the South

7. Mallorca: Island Tour with Boat & Train Ride from the South

Discover Mallorca in a variety of ways on this day trip from the south. Be picked up in a comfortable and air-conditioned bus, take the famous Tren de Soller tram, and enjoy a boat trip to La Calobra Cove. Enjoy pickup from your hotel anywhere in Arenal, Can Pastilla, Palma, Costa den Blanes, Cala Major, Portals, Palmanova, Magalluf, Santa Ponsa, Paguera, or Camp de Mar. Take a ride on the island's legendary wooden electrical train. This is the perfect vantage point to admire the most beautiful landscapes in the Tramuntana mountain range, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue with a boat trip to La Calobra Cove. Stop for lunch, and enjoy some time at your leisure. You'll also visit the Torrent de Pareis, a narrow mouth of a torrent between two cliffs. 

El Arenal, Mallorca: Bay of Palma Boat Tour

8. El Arenal, Mallorca: Bay of Palma Boat Tour

Explore the beautiful Bay of Palma on a boat tour. Relax on a modern vessel, equipped with a swimming mat, floats, a high-quality sound system, and bar service. Enjoy stops for swimming in crystal-clear waters of the nature reserve. Explore the underwater world using snorkeling equipment provided. Admire the views of the southern coastline of Mallorca. See the cityscape of Palma in the distance, and the many beaches dotted along the coast.

Palma de Mallorca: 24 or 48-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

9. Palma de Mallorca: 24 or 48-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Discover the highlights of Palma de Mallorca on a city sightseeing open-top bus tour, and jump off at any of the 16 stops to explore the city’s attractions at your own pace. The island's capital offers a rich mix of history, culture, and nightlife, and the fascinating central area comprises narrow streets between high walls of ancient buildings. Hop off at dozens of attractions, such as the Palau de La Almudaina, a royal palace that has stood since the Arab conquest, and is still home to the Royal Family. Explore the truly unique part of town known as Poble Espanyol. Here you'll find a collection of many different types of architecture, representing the different styles used around the country. Also be sure to check out Plaza de Espana, a scenic part of the island, where you can bask in the beauty from the open-top deck. Or hop off to have a proper taste of the local culture. Bus Route: 1. Antoni Maura 2. Placa Mercat 3. Ramblas 4. Plaza de España 5. Avenida Alexandre Rosselló 6. Porta des Camp 7. Passeig Maritim 8. Poble Espanyol 9. Bellver Castle 10. Plaza Gomila 13. Avenida Joan Miro 14. Estacio Maritima 14b. Passeig Maritim 15. Avenida Gabriel Roca 17. Avenida Jaume III 18. Moll Comercial Choose the "essential" option if you want to have the ticket to Castle de Bellver included with your 24 hours bus ticket.

The Caves of Drach Full or Half-Day

10. The Caves of Drach Full or Half-Day

On your trip to Mallorca, don't miss this visit to the Caves of Drach, located in the town of Manacor. After being picked up, head straight to the Caves. These caves are an absolute wonder, formed millions of years ago by the water pressure of the Mediterranean Sea. The Caves of Drach comprise 4 separate and gigantic caves full of impressive stalagmites and stalactites. The most interesting attraction of these caves is their 177-meter-long underwater lake, known as Lake Martel. While inside the caves, admire a light show synchronized with the melodies of a small orchestra. Finish your visit with a stop at an exhibition on Manacor's pearl farming industry. Learn all about the manufacturing process of these classic gems. Or, if you choose the full-day option, continue with a visit to the Caves del Hams, famous for its fish-hook-shaped stalactites and stalagmites—the cause of their unique shape is still unknown. Then, finish off your full-day tour with a visit to the beautiful Porto Cristo, on the eastern coast of the island.

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Nuostabi ekskursija !Nepakartojamą įspūdį paliko didžiausias pasaulyje pažeminis ežeras ir muzikantai valtelėje su pianinu, smuikais ir violončele ir dar plaukimas valtele . Puiki gidė Ilona, kuri moka angliškai, vokiškai ir prancūziškai nepaliks Jūsų pasimetusių Nusipirkau geros kokybės perlų iš Majorikos gamyklos .

From the minute you arrive to the minute you leave you will have fun, the guide we had was a good laugh is straight to the point and most importantly want you to have fun, while you do need to be sensible there is areas you can have a good rip and have a good laugh, would 100% go again with no hesitation.

Experience of visiting Palma Cathedral was wonderful. The process of booking and being ticketless was so easy and stress free. On arrival at the cathedral we were straight in and no waiting even though at another entrance there appeared to be people queuing. Thank you for a great day!

Best way to discover the city and to get to know more about the history of the island and palmaa more specifically , I highly recommend it

Such good vibes, inclusive of all music, nice food for the buffet! And packed in a good way, I enjoyed every single moment.