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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

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

    2. 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

    3. 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.

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

    4. 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

    5. 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

    6. 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

  • Palma de Mallorca: City Walking Tour with The Cathedral

    7. Palma de Mallorca: City Walking Tour with The Cathedral

    Discover the history along with the most emblematic sites in the center of Palma de Mallorca on a 60-minute guided walking tour. Depart from Parc de la Mar and all the major historical spots in the unique city of Palma. Get amazed by the beauty of the statue of the Mallorcan slinger, a bronze sculpture located in the beautiful gardens of S'Hort del Rei, gardens of medieval origin. You will learn about the history of the Torre dels Caps (tower of heads), which owes its name to the sinister fact that the executed heads of the persons were hung there as a public warning in the Middle Ages. The current tower stands in the Palacio Real de La Almudaina. Next, explore the narrow streets of the historic center and other places such as the Plaza de la Reina, the Parliament, or the Plaza de Cort. With the help of an expert guide know about the typical "Mallorcan patio" of a manor house. Admire t...

    Guide was very good but the tour only lasted just over an hour when it was advertised as two hours. Also, we nearly missed it as the booking information didn’t explain that guides would be wearing ‘City Experience’ shirts and the pick up point wasn’t exactly where we were told. We only found out when we went to ask them if they knew where our tour was five minutes before it was due to depart!

  • Palma de Mallorca Old Town Guided Bike Tour

    8. Palma de Mallorca Old Town Guided Bike Tour

    Explore Palma de Mallorca by bike on a 3-hour guided tour of the historic Old Town. See monuments from Byzantine to Muslim times, along with fine examples of the island’s Modernisme architecture. Meet your guide near Palma Cathedral on Carrer de Can Puigdorfila (a hotel pick-up can also be arranged on request). Then, pedal down some of the city’s most enchanting streets. Learn the history of the city and its most important buildings as you get lost in the alleys of the Old Town. Look at the impressive façade of the Seu (Palma Cathedral), and go to the Royal Palace of La Almudaina, built as an Arabian Fort and now an official residence of the Spanish Royal Family. See the remains of the old city walls, and admire the slender columns of La Lonja (market). Pedal down the leafy La Rambla de Palma to watch the flower sellers and street performers at work, and look at the façade of the Ajun...

    Friendly and knowledgeable guides who also liked to interact and joke. The bikes were in good condition and easy to use. We had an English tour but some of the group didn’t speak English but the guides showed patience whilst their friends translated. We saw a lot of the old town and leaned many details of Mallorca chequered history.

  • Palma: 1-Hour Guided Sightseeing Segway Tour

    9. Palma: 1-Hour Guided Sightseeing Segway Tour

    Your journey will begin from the centrally-located office. From there you will leave via Segway, exploring Old Town and heading back toward the cathedral. You will later explore the sights surrounding the Plaza Mayor, as well as the promenade by the Rambla of Palma. There is much more to see than just shopping here, as you pass diverse architecture, restaurant hot spots, and other beautiful places. Throughout this rapid Segway tour you will visit some true architectural masterpieces and cherished cultural landmarks before discovering some hidden treasures of the city and ornate courtyards. You will also be free to snap a picture at the view points, before making your way towards the cathedral. At the conclusion of your experience, you will glide comfortably back to the tour start point.

    Me and my friend thoroughly enjoyed this experience. Paulo was knowledgeable. He gave lots of facts about the cathedral and Majorca. We travelled around to various places.in Palma. Some we wouldn't have seen if on foot. I was surprised that it only took 5 minutes to be comfortable on the segway I was a bit shakey but I soon got used to it. It was absolutely brilliant and I recommend this tour.

  • Ibiza: Can Marçá Cave Guided Tour

    10. Ibiza: Can Marçá Cave Guided Tour

    Follow your local guide through the Can Marça Cave in San Miguel Port and uncover over 100,000 years of history. Hear the story of how the cave was discovered by smugglers, who used it to hide their merchandise in the past. You can still see the marks with which they marked the entrance and exit.  Admire the striking natural rock formations that have morphed throughout the passage of time. Spot stalactites and stalagmites that have gradually grown due to water that used to flow through the now dry cave. Surprise yourself at every turn and corner with lights, sounds, and water effects.

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What people are saying about Balearic Islands

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 725 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.

I highly recommend this excursion. You can see so many beautiful sides of the wonderful island. Our Gight Sebastian was a wonderful, warm person, it was really a lot of fun!

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 fun trip. Sufficient time for sightseeing at all destinations. The guide tells you in French, German and English. I recommend