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Палма де Майорка

The city of Palma belongs to the Spanish island of Mallorca. Palma’s beautiful scenery, mild climate and ample holiday accommodation have made the island into a major European tourist destination. We have a variety of excursions on offer in the region, from Palma city tours, trips further inland to Valledemosa as well as several great days out suitable for children… Marineland, anyone?!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CITY TOUR

 

Цена: € 51 на възрастен, € 36 на дете

 

Duration: approx. 4 hours

 

Sightseeing tour of Palma with a photo opportunity at Bellver Castle, an historic Gothic fortress. You will have free time in the Barrio Gótico (Gothic Quarter) with a visit inside the Gothic Cathedral, built in 1230 on the foundations of an ancient mosque. Spanish traditions are kept alive at the “Plaza de Toros” where bullfighting events still take place whilst another Majorcan tradition, the creation of imitation pearls, can be witnessed at the pearl factory next door. Majorca pearls have been made on the island since the XIX century and are renowned worldwide for their quality; only experts can tell them apart from real pearls.

Please note: this tour is not recommended for guests with mobility problems.

 

 

 

DRAGON’ S CAVES

 

Цена: € 51 на възрастен, € 36 на дете

 

Duration: approx. 4.5 hours

 

Speleology is the study of caves and all those with a keen interest in geology and natural phenomena will be bowled over by what is one of the world’s most interesting cave complexes created by the erosion of the sea. At 2 km long, the caves feature a series of lakes, including Martel Lake, the biggest underground lake on Earth. The atmospheric mood will be heightened by a memorable concert staged on small boats. Back above ground, we will have time to visit the pearl factory at Manacor before returning to the ship.

Please note: the visit to the Caves is along steps and slippery ground so this tour is not recommended for guests with mobility problems. 

 

 

 

MARINELAND

 

Цена: € 59 на възрастен, € 41 на дете

 

Duration: approx. 4 hours

 

Fun for all the family with this child-friendly excursion to Marineland, a superb acqua park packed with visitors attractions, from parrot houses to seal and dolphin shows. Enjoy free time in the park, at the aquarium or tropical house; time also scheduled at a nearby beach before returning onboard.

Please note: this tour is only for summer calls, from June until September inclusive.

 

 

 

VALLDEMOSA

 

Цена: € 47 на възрастен, € 33 на дете

 

Duration: approx. 4 hours

 

Leave the port and drive to the typical village of Valldemosa to visit “La Cartoixa”, an historic XIV century Carthusian monastery. Wander the peaceful cloisters, the monk’s cells and old pharmacy before continuing to another architectural sight from the same period, King Sancho Palace. In total contrast to the humble monastery, this was built as a winter residence for the kings of Majorca and is an exercise in splendour and opulence; thus it is surprising to learn that the earliest incarnation of the Palace was as a monastery. Palace visit followed by time for shopping.

 

 

 

MOUNTAIN BIKING IN PALMA

 

Цена: € 53 на възрастен, € 53 на дете

 

Duration: approx. 4 hours

 

Sun shining? Feeling sporty? How about a fun and different way to see the sights; pick a bike and enjoy a pleasant guided tour around Palma’s main attractions.

Please note: English or Spanish speaking guides only. This tour is not suitable for Guests with mobility or health problems.

 

 

 

CATAMARAN TOUR

 

Цена: € 53 на възрастен, € 37 на дете

 

Duration: approx. 3.5 hours

 

If you are happier out on the waves than on land, board a modern catamaran for a trip that takes in the jewels of Palma from the water. We will sail along the coast, with a spectacular view of the old port, passing by the resort of “Cala Mayor”, the pretty coves around “Illetas”. Free time in “Illetas” before returning to the ship. A light snack and a drink is included onboard the catamaran.

Please note: this tour only runs from June until September inclusive. English or Spanish speaking guides only.

 

 

 

DISCOVER MAJORCA

 

Цена: € 85 на възрастен, € 60 на дете

 

Duration: approx. 7 hours, lunch included

 

Enjoy a day onshore discovering the beauty of Majorca. You will leave the port, heading eastwards to the village of Sant Joan, home of Els Calderers de Sant Joan, a manor typical of the Majorcan plain. See what life was like on the manor 200 years ago, with its farming activities, indigenous animals and assorted workshops. Lunch will be served in Sa Gruta Nova Restaurant. The afternoon continues with a coach transfer to Coves Dels Hams (“Fishhook Caves”), located on the east coast of Majorca near Porto-Cristo. Discovered by Pedro Caldentey in 1905, the caves are famous throughout the world for their exquisitely unique dripstone formations. Admire the numerous lakes inside these natural caves, whose incomparable beauty is only deepened by the electric lighting system installed by Pedro’s son Lorenzo. You will then return to the port, concluding this excursion with a panoramic coach ride around Palma.

Please note: this tour involves walking on uneven ground. Nevertheless, guests in wheelchairs or with other mobility limitations may take part if they have foldable wheelchairs and are able to get on and off the bus by themselves. This tour is scheduled for MSC Sinfonia guests only.

 

 

 

VALLDEMOSA & LA GRANJA MANSION

 

Цена: € 58 на възрастен, € 41 на дете

 

Duration: approx. 6.5 hours, lunch not included

 

Leave the port for the Valldemosa, a typical Majorcan village, and visit the Valldemosa Charterhouse, a 14th century Carthusian monastery. Wander the peaceful cloisters, the monk’s cells and old pharmacy before continuing to another architectural spectacle from the same period: King Sancho’s Palace. In absolute contrast to the humble monastery, the palace is an exercise in splendour and opulence. Built as a winter residence for the kings of Majorca, it also served for a time as a monastery. Your to visit the palace includes a 10-minute piano concert. It will be followed by some free time for shopping or lunch (not included). Then continue on to La Granja, a stunning 10th century mansion featuring a variety of styles from different eras and surrounded by diverse garden, ponds and natural fountains. Witness a model of self sufficiency in medieval Majorca on an estate with infrastructure that was dedicated to agricultural production. We will return to the port afterwards.

Please note: this tour involves walking on uneven ground. Nevertheless, guests in wheelchairs or with other mobility limitations may take part if they are able to get on and off the bus by themselves and if they have foldable wheelchairs. This tour is scheduled for MSC Sinfonia guests only. 

 

 

 

“PASIÓN” SHOW AT SON AMAR

 

Цена: € 74 на възрастен, € 52 на дете

 

Duration: approx. 3.5 hours

 

Your excursion begins with a coach drive to Bellver Castle, an historic fortress, for an external photo stop. Next you will continue to the “Son Amar”, a typical Majorcan House just 14 km from Palma, we will enjoy a wonderful show. In less than an hour, “Pasión” encompasses the proud elevation of Mallorca with its multicultural roots and Moorish influence and also takes you into the beautiful world of Flamenco with all its wild, gypsy passion and pride. The Spanish guitar features strongly, along with the dash of magic with the winner of the “Mandrake d’Or” – the prestigious prize held in Paris, recognizing the very best magician in Europe – Miguel Gavilan. These and other unexpected touches including world-famous acrobats to this beautiful story of great passion bring surprise and delight by exceeding all expectations. The amazing technology of lights, laser and sound that add to Son Amar’s reputation as one of the most prestigious theatres in Europe, are all brough to bear to create this magnificent show. A brief sightseeing tour of Palma rounds off your tour.