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About Palma

Dominated by its iconic Gothic cathedral, the Majorcan capital and cruise port Palma has been transformed in recent years into one of the most sophisticated hotspots of the Mediterranean. Fine shops rub shoulders with authentic Balearic restaurants and tapas bars in this easy to navigate city.

From the harbour filled with expensive yachts, wander up to the magnificent cathedral and stand in awe when you realise it took 500 years to complete. Spreading out around this ancient structure with its impressive views is a collection of side streets and alleys which give a sense of the city's cultural past and Moorish influences.

Walking from the old town you reach the thoroughfare of Passeig d'es Born with its many cafés where you can sample freshly baked spiral pastries called ensaimadas, a local speciality. It is also well worth exploring the unusual circular Castell de Bellver, overlooking the bay to the west.

 

Shore excursions in Palma

Please note: The shore excursions listed are typical for this port. The full programme of shore excursions available for your cruise will be displayed on Cruise Personaliser at least 12 weeks prior to departure.

Beach Kayak

Activity high

Duration: 4 hours

Explore the beautiful coastline of Mallorca from a different perspective, on a kayaking adventure.

Departing by coach, you’ll drive along the city seafront, passing the magnificent, honey-coloured Cathedral and the Almudaina Palace, as you head to one of Calvia’s beautiful beaches. On this wonderful white sand beach located in a shallow bay with calm waters, you’ll meet your kayak instructor and be given a safety briefing and a lesson in paddle techniques before setting off on your kayak experience.

Glide along the south coastline and enjoy views of virgin beaches, large cliffs and natural scenery. Before returning to the ship, enjoy a refreshing swim in the sea and some free time on the beach if time permits.

Essential information

This excursion operates by coach and kayak. Minimum age is 12 years old. Please wear sunscreen, and practical shoes and loose clothing that can get wet is also recommended. Please carry a backpack for belongings and take bottled water to stay hydrated. Itinerary and route are subject to change due to local traffic and weather conditions. The transfer to meet your Kayak tour guide is unguided.

Best of Palma

Activity highRefreshments included

Duration: 4 hours

A perfect introduction to the city of Palma to view the city’s main attractions and stop in the heart of the Gothic quarter

Your scenic drive takes you to Bellver Castle; this unusual, round castle dominates Palma and the harbour and was once an important military stronghold. From the ramparts, enjoy fantastic views of the city and the port below - a fantastic opportunity to capture the sight on camera.

Relax at a local café where you can enjoy a hot chocolate with a typical Majorcan cake; an ensaimada.

Your next stop will be a tour inside Spain’s second largest Gothic-style cathedral. La Seu Cathedral is magnificent, with spires dominating the skyline above the seafront and massive buttresses gracing the exterior. Located in the old Portela Quarter of Palma, the Cathedral was built in the 13th century and construction lasted over 300 years.

On your return drive, pass by the Almudaina Palace a typical ancient residence of the Moorish kings, the Palace was later the Royal House for the King and Queen of Mallorca.

Essential information

This tour operates by coach and on foot.This tour requires approximately 3 hours of walking and the walk to the cathedral involves a steep incline and approximately 70 steps.

Discover Mallorcan Wine

Activity highRefreshments included

Duration: 4 hours

Taste some of the finest Mallorcan wines on this small group tour in one of the most beautiful valleys on the island!

Leaving the port behind this tour takes you on a panoramic drive through Palma City with a photo stop at the Cathedral. After this short stop you will continue to Santa Maria del Camí, where the Bodegas Ramanyá are located. This rather small winery is equipped with the latest advances in wine technology, barrels of the highest quality, and a great enthusiasm for creating products of the highest quality.

The soft Mediterranean breeze creates a unique microclimate in the Tramuntana Mountains, which seems to have a positive effect on the French grape varieties, explaining the good quality of Mallorcan wine.

The winery has been in the family for many years, and you’ll have the opportunity to take a look inside the ‘bodega’ to get a closer look at how people used to live on the island decades ago.

Here, you’ll learn about the different procedures used during the winemaking process and enjoy a tasting of 4 different wines, accompanied by bread, Sobrasada, Chorizo and cheese.

Before returning to the ship, enjoy a panoramic drive through Palma to see the capital’s main highlights.

Essential information

This tour operates by coach and on foot and is not recommended for passengers with walking difficulties, as there is an uphill walk involved to access the wine cellars. Please wear seasonal clothing, comfortable closed shoes, and take a hat, sunscreen, water and local currency. There is approximately 1½ hours’ walking over rough and uneven terrain. Passengers must be over 18 to participate on this tour.

Flamenco and Tapas

Activity mediumMeal included

Duration: 4 hours

Enjoy the highlights of Palma and enjoy a real Flamenco show whilst tasting some delicious tapas.

Here’s an exciting opportunity to watch a live Flamenco show. Expect energy, passion and emotion - these dancers mean business!

Leaving the pier, you’ll travel across the promenade by coach to view the exterior of Palma’s Gothic style Cathedral and its Almudaina Palace.

You’ll continue on your panoramic drive to Valldemossa for a brief stop at ‘Sa Foradada’, its beauty has made it one of the most famous natural viewpoints on the island.

Next, you’ll travel to La Granja, a historical Manor house known since Roman times for it natural spring. Savour a typical tapas lunch with Sangria, whilst enjoying a flamboyant Flamenco show of Spanish ballet with hints of modern music including the Spanish guitar and drum box.

Essential information

This tour will operate by coach and on foot. This tour includes moderate walking over uneven ground and cobblestones so comfortable, flat shoes are recommended. There is a slight incline a Sa Foradada view point. The order of the itinerary may vary.

Hidden Treasures of Mallorca

Activity highRefreshments includedShopping

Duration: 4 hours

Discover charming, Majorcan landscapes and observe the production of “liquid gold“- olive oil.

This half-day tour takes you to picturesque village of Soller, nestled in the Valley of Tramuntana Mountains, declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO, where traditions and history are still evident

Upon arrival at Soller , you’ll take a short walk to the Olive Oil Finca Can Det. This oil finca connects traditional methods with the advantages of modern technology to produce one of the most high quality olive oils on the island. Discover the secret of the exclusive production and enjoy the fruity-piquant taste of the oil together with a glass of wine and homemade delicacies

Afterwards, catch a glimpse at the breath taking mountains on your walk back to the coach for the return journey to the pier.

Essential information

This excursion operates by coach and on foot.Please wear seasonal clothing, comfortable, closed shoes, and take a hat, sunscreen, water and local currency. There is approximately 2 hours walking over rough and uneven terrain.The tour involves a slight uphill walk of approximately 15 minutes to reach the centre of Soller from the coach park

 

A selection of cruises to Palma

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