Welcome to Palma & the Badia de Palma

Beyond Palma, Mallorca's capital and greatest asset, the Badia de Palma (Bay of Palma) spreads out in both directions: the flatlands to the east and the wrinkled hills that presage Mallorca's highest mountains to the west. These parts are also culturally uneven: one cala (cove) may be the mooring place of the super-wealthy; the next brilliant with neon, lighting the way for the young British and German funseekers that come here in droves.

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$20.82 Tours & Sightseeing

Palma de Mallorca Hop-On Hop-Off Bus with Upgrades

Explore the stunning city of Palma de Mallorca, famous for its beautiful beaches and historic quarter, on-board our open-top City Sightseeing tour bus! The tour will take you to some of the city's most popular tourist hotspots including The Cathedral, Plaza Mayor, Bellver Castle and Avenida de Juame. In Palma de Mallorca, there's something for everyone to explore! If you'd like a deeper insight into the city's history, check out the Antoni Maura statue before boarding the tour at Stop 1, a monument of the famous former Spanish president. Pueblo Espanol - Stop 8 - is another interesting location, popular for being home to several replica's of iconic buildings across Spain. If you'd prefer a leisurely day out in Palma, why not hop-off at Plaza Mayor and enjoy the city's finest tapas or, hop-off at Porto Pi and enjoy a day of shopping!  One of Palma's finest points of interest along the route is the Bellver Castle for it's interesting history and outstanding architecture. Add this experience onto your City Sightseeing bus tour to get even more out of your trip to Palma! Passengers can take advantage of our hop-on hop-off feature as many times as they like over a 24-hour period, or stay on the tour for the full duration of the tour, lasting approximately 80 minutes!  The frequency and operating times of this tour vary on season - please see Departure's & Additional Information.  The tour stops along this route are as follows: Antoni Maura Placa Mercat Ramblas Plaza de Espana Avenida Alexandre Rossello Porta des Camp Paseo Maritimo - El Molins Spanish Village Bellver Castle Plaza Gomila Valparaiso Miro Foundation12b. Marivent Porto Pi (Shopping Centre) Estacion Maritima (Port)14b. Avenida de Gabriel Roca Auditorium Es Baluard Jaime III Muelle Comercial  Passengers can hop on and hop off at any of the 18 stops along the route. On-board the bus, passengers will also enjoy our informative audio commentary - accessible in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Chinese, Russian and Catalan. Boat Tour Upgrade The combination tour includes your hop-on hop-off bus ticket plus a 1-hour boat tour around Palma Bay. The Boat Tour is seasonal and only operates between April and September. Bellver Castle Upgrade The combination tour includes your hop-on hop-off bus ticket plus admission to Bellver Castle. You will take the bus tour for 1.5 hours, followed by a 45-minute visit to Bellver Castle, a Gothic-style structure near Palma's city center!

$13.88 Shore Excursions

Palma City Sightseeing with Boat Ride or Bellver Castle Option

Palma de Mallorca, the capital of the island of Mallorca, which is famous for its beaches and beautiful sea, has a beautiful historic quarter, deeply marked by history. The cathedral, the Palace of Almudaina, the fish exchange, and Plaza Mayor are just some of the places where visitors must stop. You can hop on and off as many times as you like aboard this City Sightseeing open-top, double-decker bus. There are 18 stops, and the entire route takes approximately 80 minutes. The bus departs every 20 minutes from each stop. Tickets are valid for 24 hours from first use, depending on the option selected at checkout. Tour Stops:  1. Antoni Maura 2. Placa Mercat 3. Ramblas 4. Plaza de España 5. Avenida Alexandre Rosselló 6. Porta des Camp 7. Paseo Maritimo- El Molins 8. Spanish Village 9. Bellver Castle 10. Plaza Gomila 11. Valparaiso 12. Miro Foundation 12B.Marivent 13. Porto Pi (Shopping Centre) 14. Estación Marítima (Port) 15. Auditorium 16. Es Baluard 17. Jaime III 18. Muelle Comercia Boat Tour Upgrade  The combination tour includes your hop-on hop-off bus ticket plus a 1-hour boat tour around Palma Bay. This option is only available from April - September. Bellver Castle  Upgrade  The combination tour includes your hop-on hop-off bus ticket plus admission to Bellver Castle. Not available on Sundays.

$34.70 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Mallorca Bike Tour: Cathedral, Parc de la Mar, Port Pickup

Meet your guide off of your cruise ship at Palma de Mallorca port. Then, put on your helmet and pedal away through the streets. The pace is leisurely, allowing you to listen to your guide and soak up all the sights as you go.Follow a bicycle path down to the old harbor, and continue along the seafront and through the winding streets of Palma de Mallorca Old Town. Admire grand churches such as the Basilica of St Francesco, cut through Parc de la Mar, and pedal alongside the old city walls.After listening to tales about the city’s history, make a stop by Palma Cathedral (La Seu) to pose for photos in front of its majestic Gothic facade. Hear how the cathedral was built on the site of an old Arab mosque, and learn about Antoni Gaudi — the Modernist architect responsible for many of the cathedral’s interior features.Continue through Plaza España and several picturesque streets before stopping outside a city tapas bar — one of the locals’ favorites. If you have upgraded to include tapas, hop off your bike and head inside. Alternatively, make your way back to the start point, passing along Borne Avenue and soaking up sights of Bellver Castle and the port.Inside the tapas bar, enjoy a drink (perhaps a glass of wine, a beer or a soft drink) and enjoy three plates of tapas. As with most authentic Spanish tapas bars, the menu changes daily. However, you can expect some delectable local treats, perhaps a grazing plate of local cheese and ham or patatas bravas (crispy Canarian potatoes in a spicy tomato sauce).With your appetite sated and your thirst quenched, jump back on your bike and, following the same route as described above, cycle together with your guide back to the port in time for your cruise departure.Worry-free Shore Excursion:We will ensure your timely return to the Palma de Mallorca port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details

$69.28 Outdoor Activities

Serra de Tramuntana Cliff-Jumping Small-Group Tour in Mallorca

Following a morning pickup by your minivan from your hotel in Mallorca, travel out of the city with your guide and head deep into the UNESCO-listed Serra de Tramuntana mountain range to begin your tour. On arrival at the base, pull on your wetsuit and harness and listen to a safety briefing from your guide. All the jump sites are checked for safety, leaving you free to enjoy your day to the full.During your cliff jumping adventure, abseil down rock faces, splash through fast-flowing streams and leap off high ledges into crystal-clear plunge pools. There are ledges and cliff drops throughout the Serra de Tramuntana suitable for everyone, from first-timers to thrill-seeking adrenaline junkies, so you can challenge yourself as much as you want!When your cliff jumping experience in the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range is over, hop back into your minivan for the return journey to your hotel in Mallorca where your tour will come to an end.

$75.57 Tours & Sightseeing

Mallorca in One Day Sightseeing Tour with Boat and Train Rides

When you are on Mallorca, in the Balearic Islands, head out on this guided sightseeing day trip to discover the beauty of the island. Get comfortable aboard an air-conditioned coach and while your guide explains interesting facts about the island, enjoy spectacular views of the Tramuntana, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed mountain range.Admire breathtaking views of the rock formations on the west coast of Mallorca as you head down a windy road to La Calobra. Here, have free time to explore the village, grab a snack in one of the small cafes around the port (own expense) or relax by the beach.Next, board a boat for your boat ride to Port Soller. During the 40-minute trip, and see how the high cliffs, rock formations and the blue and green colors of the water create a wonderful scene. When you arrive in Port Soller, if the time allows it enjoy free time to wander around the beautiful village, visit the historical port and have lunch (own expense) at one of the numerous restaurants while viewing the backdrop scenery of the Tramuntana. Continue your tour with a short trip on a tram to the village of Soller, located 1.8 miles (3 km) inland from Port Soller. When you arrive, follow your guide on a short walking tour around the village, and then board a wooden carriage train to Son Reus, on the outskirts of Palma de Mallorca. Relax on the vintage train and enjoy the views of olive trees, farms and the Soller Valley on the way; it’s a train journey that has remained almost intact since the train's first journey in the 1910s. When you get off the train at Son Reus, board your vehicle and enjoy the green landscape on the drive back to your hotel.

$102.94 Day Trips & Excursions

Mountains, Villages, and a Hidden Beach Day Tour from Palma

Pssst… it's a secret. The true beauty of Mallorca is actually hidden to most tourists, who spend all their time on the busy beaches that everyone knows. Instead of following the crowds, you're keeping it super-local on this Mallorca tour that shows you where to find the real beauty that only locals know. Tag along as you trek out to a unique corner of the island, far beyond the massive beaches of the south.  You’ll meet in town, then take a comfortable local bus to reach the beginning of our walk. From there, the trail you’ll follow is a historical path, once used by postmen to go from one village to another. As you walk, you’ll learn about native Mediterranean plants, and stop to admire the panoramic view from a mountaintop. You’ll land in the historical village of Serra Tramuntana and discover Arabic influences in the local architecture and agricultural traditions.  You’ll then arrive at a hidden beach — well, hidden to the tourists, that is! Locals love to go here, and you’ll join them as you soak up the sun and sea, and dig into a delicious lunch of typical Mallorcan food and drinks, such as empanadas and cocas de trampò. You’ll also dig into some delicious desserts such as ensaimada or a gatò with almonds... delicious! All of these treats come from the village’s historic bakery, and locals love them — you’ll love them, too!  In the summer months, you can work off your lunch with a dip in the sea; in winter, just lie out in the sun and soak up that easy Mediterranean vibe.  In the afternoon, you’ll again board the local bus to take us back into Palma, where you’re free to explore on your own.  Note that this walk is fairly easy and along a marked trail. The walk will take about three hours (including stops), with elevations of 300 metres up and almost 400 metres down.

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