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  • Mallorca: Skip the Line Palma Cathedral Entry Ticket

    1. Mallorca: Skip the Line Palma Cathedral Entry Ticket

    Skip the lines to Palma Cathedral, built by the Crown of Aragon on the site of a Moorish-era mosque. 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.

    Wonderful cathedral. I recommend visiting the cathedral in the morning to avoid the crowd

  • El Arenal, Mallorca: Bay of Palma Boat Tour

    2. 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.

    The boat crew played fantastic music! It felt like Oktoberfest on the Mediterranean Sea. The crew allowed us to swim for approximately 25 minutes. There was a box of snorkels and swim masks for the passengers. For a two-hour journey and a reasonable price, the tour was fantastic. I recommend this tour for anyone who wants to spend two hours on the water and experience a 25-minute swim. Excellent tour!

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

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

    Get picked up and discover Mallorca in a variety of ways. Take the famous Tren de Soller, then enjoy a catamaran trip to La Calobra Cove. 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 on a catamaran 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.

    Guide was knowledgeable and personable, views breathtaking and great value for money.

  • Menorca: 3.5 Hour South Coast Boat Excursion

    4. Menorca: 3.5 Hour South Coast Boat Excursion

    Set sail on a 3.5-hour boat trip along the south coast of Menorca, and visit the beaches of Son Saura, Es Talaier, Turqueta, Macarella, Macarelleta, Mitjana, Trebaluger, Fustam and Escorxada. Stop twice for 30 minutes each time to bathe in the famous blue waters off Menorca's coast. Access the sea comfortably from the boat's stern platform where you can easily get on and off the ladder. If you're feeling more adventurous, paddle around a cove on a stand-up board. Throughout your trip, see cliffs, caves, and wildlife, and ask your knowledgeable captain questions about Menorcan history. Replenish your energy after your swimming stops with a Menorcan appetizer of cheese, sobrasada (a cured pork sausage) and bread with drinks.

    The guide was really lovely so friendly and attentive. The beaches he took us to were incredible, we stopped at 3 beautiful beaches to swim at and visited another 4 along the coast. Overall it was a fantastic experience, only thing I suggest is bring snacks as there wasn’t a lot provided.

  • Palma de Mallorca: All-Inclusive Boat Experience

    5. Palma de Mallorca: All-Inclusive Boat Experience

    Make the most of your stay in Palma by exploring the coastline on a fun daytime boat experience with unlimited non-alcoholic drinks.  Meet at the Barca Samba to board the vessel before taking in the magnificent views over Palma Bay, Palma Cathedral, and Tramuntana Mountains as the boat crisscrosses the harbor.  After an hour, the anchor will be dropped in the first beautiful bay in the south of the island where you can jump into the cool water and swim or snorkel. Enjoy a huge, buffet-style lunch that is provided onboard, along with an open bar serving free soft drinks and water for the entire trip.  Feel free to watch live sports on satellite TV, listen to the resident DJ that will play some international beats.  Head back to the port enjoying Palmas beautiful panorama views after a 4-4.5-hour boat experience.

    Really enjoyed our time on this trip, I need the guitarist for my wedding! :) it was a fun experience with a nice view on Palma and good music, I was also happy about the first stop where we could swim/dive/snorkel for about an hour. All in all I can recommend the tour if you are looking to spend some fun hours on the water.

  • Mallorca: Visit the Caves of Hams

    6. Mallorca: Visit the Caves of Hams

    Situated in Porto Cristo, the caves are renowned throughout the world for their peculiar fish-hook shaped formations. There are three main caves, the round cave is a vast open area which includes a spectacular botanical garden and is full of life, with many species of free-flying birds that are native to the island of Majorca. It has a special micro-climate as the natural temperature is below that of the exterior meaning it has its own particular vegetation. Millions of years ago, this underground cave was closed in. In blue cave, with its spectacular new blue lighting using cutting edge led technology, you can enjoy the educational documentary, Discovering the past. You will learn about the history of Majorca, its first inhabitants, the formation of the Hams caves and their discovery. You can admire Samson’s pillars, the plains of Fra Mauro and the Pit of hell, where, in a natural aud...

    The cave was really beautiful and we were lucky to have the cave almost to ourselves so we could really enjoy everything and also get some questions answered from the staff. Because we were so few it felt a little long though, we would have liked to walk through faster, but it was not possible with the guide in front.

  • Port Mahon: 1-Hour Harbor Cruise with Underwater Views

    7. Port Mahon: 1-Hour Harbor Cruise with Underwater Views

    Start the tour by boarding the catamaran at the inner part of the port, just below the old city of Mahon. As you set off, see the Spanish Navel Base, coves and inlets, mussel beds, and beautiful summer houses on the Northern side of the port. During the journey, listen to historical commentary as you learn about the English-American Cemetery, the Quarantine Islands of Flat, Lazareto Island, and the Fortress of Isabel II (La Mola) at the mouth of the port. When you reach the sheltered and clear waters of Es Clot de la Mola, outside the port, the boat will slow down. Here, take the opportunity to go down into the underwater chambers and discover the marine life or enjoy a drink or ice cream on the sundeck. Sailing back into the port, enjoy wonderful views of the remains of Sant Felip's Fort and the former British military town of Es Castell. See the charming fishermen cove of Cales Fonts ...

    Informative and a nice way to see Mahon and some under water life. Would defo recommend

  • Mallorca: Rafa Nadal Museum Xperience Entry Ticket

    8. Mallorca: Rafa Nadal Museum Xperience Entry Ticket

    Experience an unforgettable adventure in a unique space with an entry ticket to the Rafa Nadal Xperience Museum, and journey through the life and career of one of the great stars of the tennis world. Equipped with the latest technologies in audiovisual media and interactive displays, along with sports simulators that allow you to be the star of your own sporting experience, the Rafa Nadal Xperience Museum is 2 floors full of excitement and learning. Experience the fun of sport in its purest form, shared by the best athletes in the world. Rafa Nadal has always been heavily involved in the venue, located in the town of Manacor where he was born. See all his major trophies, rackets and sports accessories, and go to the All Stars Room to sharpen your senses with Michael Jordan, Usain Bolt, Sebastian Vettel, Tiger Woods and many other sporting legends.

    Simply enjoyed the different interactive activities and the museum exhibits. Plus the staff were very friendly and helpful.

  • Mallorca: Formentor Beach & Lighthouse Cruise

    9. Mallorca: Formentor Beach & Lighthouse Cruise

    Leave the Port of Alcudia towards the beaches of the north coast, specifically towards the incredible and famous beach of Es Coll Baix, and pass by the lighthouse of the unique island of Alcanada.  After a refreshing dip, head towards the virgin coves of Cap Pinar, where you can go snorkeling. Continue the journey to the bay of Pollença and enjoy the secluded beach of Es Caló, a small untouched beach where one of the most expensive mansions in Mallorca is located: La Fortaleza.  Continue the route to Formentor Beach to go to one of the most beautiful small coves in Mallorca, Cala Murta, then head towards the majestic cliffs of Cap de Formentor in the Serra de Tramuntana. Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, this beach will allow you to see the wildest side of the majestic lighthouse of Cap de Formentor.

    it was a small boat and the water was very choppy...David was an excellent skipper ....we swam in 2 different spot with beautiful clear turquoise water...the had 40 mins at formentor beach. Overall a positive experience...would recommend

  • Ibiza: Full-Day Formentera Beach Cruise With Es Vedra Stop

    10. Ibiza: Full-Day Formentera Beach Cruise With Es Vedra Stop

    Spend a day sailing to and exploring Formentera Island on a sightseeing cruise that includes stops to swim at two beaches and at Es Vedra, a Paella lunch, and inclusive drinks. Meet in front of the Albatros Bar in Ibiza Playa Den Bossa and board the catamaran to start the journey over to Formentera. During the journey, cross the Ses Salines Natural Park and sail through the waters of Formentera. Marvel at the amazing Formentera Coastline with beautiful cliffs, coves, and caves. The boat will anchor in two beautiful crystal clear beaches, where you can snorkel, use the waterslides, dive in, or just enjoy the sun on the boat. Enjoy a freshly made Paella cooked onboard accompanied by salad, bread, fresh fruit, and an open bar of soft drinks, 0% beer, and water to quench your thirst.  With a full stomach, cruise back to the port of Formentera where the boat will dock at 4 PM to give ...

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What people are saying about Balearic Islands

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 726 reviews

This was a punctual, well organised, informative & enjoyable trip of the island. The coach driver Dave deserves formula 1 status for manoeuvres on the serpent drive. Sebastian was just fantastic If you do nothing else other than sun bathe…..book this tour

It was a great day!!! Punctual pick up at the meeting point, a very personable bus driver and tour guide who explained everything in four languages throughout the tour. Top organization. We recommend. We'll book there again anytime.

The tour was very good. The only problem we had was that you and the local organizer had specified different meeting times, which resulted in a very long waiting time.

A very good moment. The staff is very nice and the boats are clean. The only thing is that there are no showers, even on the beach.

Amazing caves and short enough that it was convenient to take our 9 month old