Highlights of this tour
- Cathedral ‘La Seu’ in Palma
- Palace de l’Almudaina
- Bellver Castle
- Town hall with 800-year-old olive tree
- The monastery with Chopin history
- Church of Sant Bartomeu (not accessible)
- Port and promenade of Soller
Your driver and tourist assistant will meet you at the cruise port or your accommodation. The day starts with a visit to the capital, Palma. This splendid city has a lot of sights full of history and architecture. You will spot both Moorish and European architectural influences throughout the city. La Seu is the nickname of the Gothic cathedral that is the symbol of Palma. Get to know its history.
When you visit the cathedral and the Palace of l’Almudaina, you will have a scenic view over the harbor of Palma. Enjoy the sights and take some panoramic pictures! High above the town, you will find Bellver Castle. It is a Gothic style castle and dates back to the 14th century. It was originally built for King James II of Mallorca. This is the only round castle in Spain, so enjoy visiting and photographing this unique pearl! The last thing to visit in Palma is the Town Hall. Over there, you can discover the famous 800 years old olive tree and the King’s Gardens.
The second stop of the day is the town of Valldemossa. The village is very charming and loved by many people. After your visit, you will understand why! You will find the town in the hills of the Tramuntana range and not far from Palma, the capital. Valldemossa lies inside a beautiful nature surrounding. You will see lots of forested hills and greenery.
Valldemossa is very famous for one particular sight: its historic 13th-century monastery. This monastery is famed for its link to the Polish composer Frederic Chopin. He spent a winter at the Real Cartuja (Royal Palace) with its gardens and the church. He spent the winter with French writer Aurore Dupin. She was his lover and was better known as her alias George Sand. After the history stories, you can enjoy the village itself. There are charming little streets and plenty of cafes, galleries and gift shops. Not only the eye wants something, but the stomach must not be left out. There are a lot of delicious foods to try over there. Find a traditional family bakery and order the local specialty ‘coca de patata’. This translates as ‘potato cake’ and is supposed to be delicious.
The last stop of this accessible tour in Mallorca leads you to Soller. The town and its surroundings have lush valleys, orange groves, mountains, and sea. What more could you wish for? So what can you visit over there? Firstly, you can visit the town square. The town spruces with variety. The foodies can go to one of the many tapas bars and pastry shops. For the ones with a sweet tooth, they can try the local ice-cream and freshly squeezed orange juice. Oranges grow there on every street corner, so they are very present in the local food culture. The second thing on the tour itinerary is the Gothic church of Sant Bartomeu. An inside visit is not possible due to accessibility issues. But luckily the outside façade is impressive enough.
Lastly, it is time to wander through the Old Town with its typical Mediterranean vibes. After Soller town, you visit the port of Soller. It lies in one of Mallorca’s most beautiful harbors. This town has the best of both worlds: magnificent mountain scenery and a sea view decorated with beautiful beaches.
*Ask for the possibilities when you want to do this tour from your hotel.