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Things to do in 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: 24 or 48-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

1. 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. Choose from a 24 or 28-hour ticket and tailor your bus tour around your own schedule. 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 (if option selected) 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.

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

2. 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.

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

3. 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. 

Mallorca: Midday or Sunset Sailing with Snacks and Open Bar

4. Mallorca: Midday or Sunset Sailing with Snacks and Open Bar

Cruise the turquoise waters of Mallorca as you sail in the beautiful Bay of Palma. Choose a private or non-private option. Have the freedom to pick a midday or sunset tour. Snack on delicious finger food as you sip on wine, beer, and soft drinks. Take memorable photos alongside a friendly crew. Decide if you want to cruise at midday or sunset. Choose to book the whole boat for a private tour or per person for an open tour. Meet your guide at the entrance to the marina. Go into the marina and board your ship. Head out to sea at Marina Palma and cruise the Mallorca seafront. Gaze at the beauty of the coast as you cruise offshore. Watch as your cheerful crew point out landmarks and answer questions. Lower the swim platform and dip in the warm waters of the Mediterranean sea. Enjoy unlimited wine, beer, and soft drinks as you snack on delicious ham, olives, and cheese. Watch the sun go down as you take photos or cool down with a relaxing sea breeze if you pick the midday tour. Finish your Bay of Palma sailing tour as you return to the marina where you started.

Palma de Mallorca: Off/On Road Buggy Tour with 2 or 4 Seater

5. Palma de Mallorca: Off/On Road Buggy Tour with 2 or 4 Seater

Experience Mallorca from a new perspective and explore the interior of the country on an on-road, off-road buggy trip. Take in unbeatable views away from the crowds as you make your way through Llucmajor and Randa. Stop for a break at a monastery in Randa. After a briefing from one of the guides, hop on board your own 2-seater buggy to start your adventure. Only a few minutes later, get your first taste of Mallorcan flair as you reach the first fields, small ranch estates, and traditional windmills. Enjoy easy riding thanks to all buggies being equipped with automatic transmission and power steering. All vehicles are also equipped with seat belts so that no helmets have to be worn and you can enjoy the ride without restrictions. Immediately after the small town of Sant Jordi, come to the off-road route. From there, drive about 30 minutes over an unpaved track, where the buggies can really show what they can do. Noticing how the buggy effortlessly copes with every bump is great fun for young and old. At the end of the off-road route, make a small stop as you approach the outskirts of the traditional town of Llucmajor. Then, continue to the nearby mountain Randa, which is easy to reach after a short stretch of road over great switchbacks. One of the most spectacular panoramas that Mallorca has to offer awaits. During a 30-minute break at an altitude of 542 meters, enjoy a 360-degree view of the entire island with all its enchanting landscapes and picturesque bays. Arrive at the monastery of Randa and enjoy a break at the restaurant inside. Use the toilets or choose to grab a coffee, cold drink, or ice cream (costs not included). This is also the perfect opportunity for anyone who would like to change drivers before heading back.

Mallorca: Skip the Line Palma Cathedral Entry Ticket

6. 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: Catamaran Cruise with Swimming and Snorkelling

7. Palma: Catamaran Cruise with Swimming and Snorkelling

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: Palma Bay Boat Tour with Snorkeling

8. Palma de Mallorca: Palma Bay Boat Tour with Snorkeling

Make the most of your stay in Palma by exploring the coastline on a boat cruise with nice beats and cold drinks. Choose between a morning or early afternoon departure depending on your needs. 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.  Then, drop anchor in a beautiful bay in the south of the island where you can jump into the cool water and swim or snorkel. Enjoy a huge, Mediterranean buffet-style lunch including a traditional paella. Next, feel free to watch live sports on satellite TV or listen to the resident DJ that will play some international beats. Finally, head back to the port to enjoy Palma's beautiful panorama views.

El Arenal, Mallorca: Bay of Palma Boat Tour with Snorkeling

9. El Arenal, Mallorca: Bay of Palma Boat Tour with Snorkeling

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 the crystal-clear waters of the nature reserve. Explore the underwater world using the 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, including Cala Vella.

Palma: Culinary Tapas Tour of the Old Town

10. Palma: Culinary Tapas Tour of the Old Town

Discover the capital of the Mediterranean island of Mallorca and experience both the sights of the city and the most tasty tapas. Begin your tour at the imposing Palma Cathedral and learn all about this icon of the city. Then follow your guide through the city to see the Almudaina Palace, La Lonja and the Consolat de Mar, the governmental seat of the Balearics. Sample 3 delicious pinchos at the local bars in the old town to regain your strength, then continue on your way. Visit the historic Es Baluard Fortress then stroll the beautiful Passeig del Born to the Plaça Mercat and the Grand Hotel. Stop into a typical tapas bar and taste a selection of warm tapas; then head to the historic town hall and the Neo-Gothic Consell Insular before indulging in a few sweet treats at the third and final bar.

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What people are saying about Palma de Mallorca

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based on 21,560 reviews

Driving the buggies over hill and dale in great weather was an absolute experience. The parts have a funny sound and the open driving is very casual. The three hours fly by with a short break, which is also a must. Was a lot of fun and our guide was super relaxed too. thanks

If you are looking for relaxation, this is the place for you! Few people, very calm vibes, perfect atmosphere to clear your head. You can choose between three intensities for the massage.

It‘s an amazing trip, snacks, champagne, beautiful views, nice and professional staffs, made this new year unforgettable!

We spent lovely day in the new 2023 year on the sea with Ferdinand and Kasia.

It was an interesting, delicious and informative afternoon.