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From Mallorca with Love by Hanna Christensen

To have complete information, you would have to come visit us in Mallorca, because no guide can offer it to you. But since they say that the picture is worth a thousand words, I hope to be able to bring the experience to the maximum through not only texts, but also videos both to plan the trip before, and to remember it after traveling.

From Mallorca with Love

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Excursions Majorca by Musement

Marineland Majorca tickets and transfer

You will be picked up at your resort and you will travel to the south of the island where Marineland is located. Once there, you will get the chance to watch unique and spectacular Dolphin and Sea Lion shows twice a day. Prepare to be amazed by dolphins’ skills and intelligence, it will be an unforgettable experience!

During this tour, you can also visit the aquariums with tropical fishes, sharks, and piranhas, the aviary with exotic birds and enjoy an entertaining parrot show. If you dare to enter, you can also visit the reptile house inhabited by pythons and anacondas.

If you need some rest after the shows, you can always relax on the private beach or let your kids play in the splash pool. Marineland offers fun and amazing experiences for the whole family and this day will definitely be among the best memories of your holidays in Majorca.

Marineland Majorca tickets and transfer

One-day trip to Es Trenc beach in Majorca

In the morning, your driver who will also be your guide, will pick you up at your hotel or at your chosen pick-up point and will take you to Colonia de Sant Jordi along Majorca’s southeast coast. Then you will arrive at Hotel Es Marques, the closest drop-off point and from there you will take a 15-minute walk to the stunning Es Trench beach, a hidden gem on the island.

For the next five hours, you will be free to decide how to make the most of your time at one of the best Spanish beaches. You can go for a swim in the turquoise clear water, go snorkeling, get tanned on the white sand or try out any other beach activities before the coach takes you back.

One-day trip to Es Trenc beach in Majorca

Palma de Mallorca hop-on hop-off bus and boat tour with combo option

 

Palma offers a rich mix of history, culture and nightlife. We’ll drive you through the fascinating central area, where you’ll be able to take in the beauty of the narrowed streets and ancient buildings along the way. Just hop on at the beginning of the tour at Antoni Maura and get ready to see 18 bus stops at remarkable destinations. Hop off at any of the stops along the route and hop back on at your leisure with your 24-hour ticket.

Click here to see the map.

Palma de Mallorca hop-on hop-off bus and boat tour with combo option

Majorca north coast catamaran cruise with lunch

Set sail from Port d’Alcudia and discover the best coves and hidden spots of Majorca’s spectacular north coast. Climb aboard a catamaran and cruise along the coast for some stunning views.

On board the ‘Anacaona’, you will pass close to a picturesque islet and to Aucanada’s lighthouse. Don’t miss the chance to take scenic pictures on the next stop at the hidden cove of Es Cool Baix beach, only known to locals and almost inaccessible by land. Then, the catamaran will cross the Bay of Pollensa and drop anchor at Cala den Gossalba. Here you will discover another stunning hidden cove close to the famous beach of Formentor.

Cool off in the crystal-clear waters and use the free snorkeling equipment, canoes or standup paddleboards, or, if you prefer to stay onboard, you can just relax on the nets and sunbathe. For lunch, you will have a rich buffet of BBQ meat, pasta salad, bread, and fruit, and drinks included. Then, sail back towards Port d’Alcudia and enjoy the last stop for a swim before you reach the port.

Majorca north coast catamaran cruise with lunch

Sunrise sailing trip in Majorca with dolphin-watching

Enjoy this spectacular excursion through Majorca’s sea at sunrise and watch dolphins from a catamaran (if you choose departure from Port Pollensa) or a boat (departing from Port de Alcudia) during the tour.

The trip will start early in the morning heading to the north, and, while the first rays shine, you will get a unique view from the rising sun on the sea. Then, the boat/catamaran will take you to the dolphin’s area to watch these impressive animals while they approach you.

You will also enjoy a small breakfast during the ride, so just sit back and relax.

Sunrise sailing trip in Majorca with dolphin-watching

Mallorca guided tour with lunch and transport

The true beauty of Mallorca is actually hidden to most tourists, who spend all their time on the busy beaches that everyone knows. Instead of following the crowds, we’re keeping it super-local on this Mallorca tour that shows you where to find the real beauty that only locals know.

We’ll meet in town, then take a comfortable local bus to reach the beginning of our walk. From there, the trail we’ll follow is a historical path, once used by postmen to go from one village to another. As we walk, we’ll learn about native Mediterranean plants, and stop to admire the panoramic view from a mountaintop. We’ll land in the historical village of Serra Tramuntana.

We’ll then arrive at a hidden beach – well, hidden to the tourists, that is! Locals love to go here, and we’ll join them as we soak up the sun and sea, and dig into a delicious lunch of typical Mallorcan food and drinks, such as empanadas and cocas de trampò. We’ll also dig into some delicious desserts such as ensaimada or gatò with almonds… delicious!

In the summer months, you can work off your lunch with a dip in the sea; in winter, just lie out in the sun and soak up that easy Mediterranean vibe.

In the afternoon, we’ll again board the local bus to take us back into Palma, where you’re free to explore on your own.

Note that this walk is fairly easy and along a marked trail. The walk will take about three hours (including stops), with elevations of 300 metres up and almost 400 metres down.

Mallorca guided tour with lunch and transport

Majorca full-day boat excursion with lunch and drinks

Your full-day excursion begins at the Palma harbor at 9.30am. Cruise along the coast in the Bay of Palma and admire the stunning views from the boat. The first stop will be close to Malgrat Island where you can have a quick swim. Then, a longer stop will be made at Portals Vells cove where you can get off the boat, have a relaxing walk on the beach or immerse yourselves in the bright blue waters.

For lunch, you will try a tasty traditional paella and Majorcan ensaimadas (traditional pastry) for dessert, accompanied by a glass of cava. The whole lunch will have drinks (sangria, soft drinks, beer, and water) included. On the return trip, a guitarist will entertain you with his music while you sit and relax until the boat arrives at the harbor around 4.00pm.

Majorca full-day boat excursion with lunch and drinks

Majorca full-day boat excursion with lunch and drinks

Your full-day excursion begins at the Palma harbor at 9.30am. Cruise along the coast in the Bay of Palma and admire the stunning views from the boat. The first stop will be close to Malgrat Island where you can have a quick swim. Then, a longer stop will be made at Portals Vells cove where you can get off the boat, have a relaxing walk on the beach or immerse yourselves in the bright blue waters.

For lunch, you will try a tasty traditional paella and Majorcan ensaimadas (traditional pastry) for dessert, accompanied by a glass of cava. The whole lunch will have drinks (sangria, soft drinks, beer, and water) included. On the return trip, a guitarist will entertain you with his music while you sit and relax until the boat arrives at the harbor around 4.00pm.

Majorca full-day boat excursion with lunch and drinks

Inca market and Majorca Fashion Outlet

If you’re something of a shopaholic, you’ll love this excursion combining a traditional farmers’ market with a modern and cosmopolitan outlet village. You’ll dedicate a morning to Majorca’s largest outdoor market, then spend the afternoon perusing the stores at Majorca Fashion Outlet.

The bargain hunting begins in Inca. Here, you’ll have free time to wander around the stands and shop till you drop. Think tables creaking under the weight of fresh fruit, cheeses, herbs and olives. Trestle tables stacked with straw baskets, African masks and budget clothes. And racks and racks of leather bags, sandals and shoes that Inca is famous for.

You’ll then travel to Majorca’s only outlet village – Mallorca Fashion Outlet. Browse the stores which include well-known international and Majorcan brands. We’ll even give you an exclusive book of discount vouchers for use in the shops.

Inca market and Majorca Fashion Outlet

Majorca Wine Tour

This tour takes you to the heart of Majorca’s wine country to sample the fruits of two renowned wineries. We’ll head to the pretty town of Santa Maria del Cami to visit Macia Batle and Ramanyà to taste reds, whites and rosés as well as nibble on typical local snacks. This is one of our TUI Collection excursions, which give you a local flavour of the destination while showcasing its unique, authentic and responsible values.

Our first stop is Macia Batle for an insight into the vineyard and its history. Four wines will be uncorked for you to sample – a crisp white, a fruity rosé, and two red crianzas. You’ll also get to sample locally produced snacks.

Next, you’ll make the short trip to Ramanyà. Here, you’ll be given a tour of the vineyard and cellar, taking in the collection of rural artefacts before learning how its wines are produced. Then, it’s the best part – you’ll taste three wines of your choice and sample traditional Majorcan wheat biscuits.

Majorca Wine Tour

Son Amar evening show with dinner and drinks

You will enjoy a fabulous evening with one of Europe’s best shows in a magnificent Majorcan ‘possessio’ (a big country house) with its beautiful courtyard and chapel. On arrival at Son Amar, the waiter will accompany you to your table where you will be served a delicious three-course dinner while the Son Amar orchestra set the mood. There are three different menus: go to  link for menus,

After dinner, the Fusion performance begins: a show that will leave you speechless with a variety of renowned artists that will dazzle you throughout the evening: modern ballet, acrobats, flamenco of the highest level, humor, contortionists, flying dancers, music… together with an amazing multicolor laser light show and the latest sound technology.

At the end of the show, everyone is invited to go outside on the new terrace where the last part of the show takes place in a unique finale of lights, fountains, and music, bringing the close of the show to an unforgettable crescendo.

Son Amar evening show with dinner and drinks

Secrets of Mallorca

Mountains, cliffs, and vast fields – the Serra de Llevant range in the east of the island has much to offer. Discover authentic farms, ancient towns and dramatic caves in one great day. This is one of our TUI Collection excursions, which give you a local flavour of the destination while showcasing its unique, authentic and responsible values.

You’ll pay a visit to a traditional farm in Santa Margalida where they grow aloe vera – the precious medicinal plant used in many health and beauty products. Then it’s off to Arta. Crisscrossed with narrow cobblestone streets, this ancient town is perfect for a lazy stroll. Elsewhere, you’ll visit a traditional market that offers the chance to try some local delicacies.

One of Mallorca’s highlights is its labyrinth-like network of cave systems. And to round off your day you’ll visit the spectacular Caves of Hams to explore the stalactites, stalagmites and lakes that you can find in these underground worlds.

Secrets of Mallorca

East Coast Trio – Caves, Market & More

Three of eastern Majorca’s most colourful attractions are on the menu in this full day excursion. You’ll visit a popular farmers’ market, one of Mallorca’s famous stalactite-filled caves and a pearl factory.

It all kicks off with a trip to a traditional farmer’s market – a tradition going back to the Middle Ages – which brings together farmers, craftsmen and would-be buyers of fresh produce and leather goods. Expect noise. Expect colour. And expect scents – from aromatic herbs to pungent cheeses. This is Majorca in its purest form.

Next up, we’ll head to one of Mallorca’s dramatic cave systems. With underwater lakes, a concert on water and stalagmites and stalactites it’s as though they’ve come straight out of a movie. Clever lighting and atmospheric background music enhance the experience. The final stop is a chance to appreciate island artisans at work with visits to the Manacor pearl factory and a ceramics centre.

East Coast Trio – Caves, Market & More

Palma and More

The old town of Palma is one of the best preserved in Spain. A maze of streets radiates from its majestic seafront cathedral, with everything from narrow alleys with rustic bars to boulevards lined with chic boutiques. The Majorcan capital is a must-visit when on holidays in the island. On this excursion, you’ll have free time in the city or can combine it with a cathedral visit or a hop on-hop off bus tour.

You’ll be picked up and brought to the heart of the old town. Almost 2km of medieval walls still stand – and you can stroll along most of them. Head in a bit, and check out the plazas with terrace cafés, the plentiful shops and galleries and museums.

As well as free time in Palma, you can also visit the vast Gothic cathedral or take a fun hop on-hop off bus tour.

Palma and More

Venture North

Tucked into the very north of Majorca, the Pollença area boasts the best of both worlds. You’ll get to discover both the history-steeped Pollença proper and the elegant seaside town of Port de Pollença on this exclusive excursion. There’s free time to explore the farmers’ market and wander the promenade.

The fun kicks off in Pollença, which lies in the plain where the Tramuntana Mountains meet the sea. You’ll have a couple of hours to check out the market. Or climb the cypress-lined 365 steps that lead to the Calvari church – the views over the town and surrounding area are fantastic. Then we’ll make the short hop to Port de Pollença. Its seafront is lined with stylish villas and hotels from various golden ages. You’ll also find upmarket eateries serving net-fresh seafood.

From June to September we’ll take a short boat trip over to Playa Formentor. This beach is unique and rather beautiful – on one side you have clear turquoise water and on the other, lush green forest. And the shallow bay makes it perfect for swimmers. A stop at the viewpoint Mirador Es Colomer rounds off the day.

Venture North

Horse riding, BBQ dinner and cowboy evening excursion

Once you arrive at Rancho Grande Park after the minibus picked you up, your horse riding experience will start with a welcome drink (sangria, sparkling orange drink or water) at the biggest horse riding ranch in Majorca. Here you will meet horses, donkeys, mules, Maria the cow, Majorcan black pigs with their little piglets. However, if you are looking for something more exotic iguanas, ostriches, llamas, playful Little monkeys, colorful Ara parrots and Shakira, the beautiful cockatoo will also be there.

After meeting everyone, you will head to the stables so you can saddle up and get started with the horse riding. The groups are organized depending on your skills: lease see link.

After dinner, everyone is welcomed to join the dancing and singing along the live music show and, if you want, you can also learn how to line dance. Towards the end, a stunning Equestrian show performed by Javier Simon and his team will be the final touch to an incredible evening.

Horse riding, BBQ dinner and cowboy evening excursion

Spanish cuisine cooking class in Palma de Mallorca

Welcome to the best Spanish cuisine cooking experience in Palma de Mallorca! If you want to learn how to make the great classics of Spanish cuisine with the guidance of local chefs, this is the tour for you! You can also combine the regular Cooking class option with a Market tour: a guided visit to the Santa Catalina’s Market for a real-life experience of the wonderful local products. Here, you will also get all the ingredients needed for the recipes you will cook later on. After the course, you will savor the dishes you make as a friendly lunch or dinner. Take home the tasty recipes you learn and surprise your friends with your newfound knowledge!

The day will begin in the heart of Palma de Mallorca. You’ll meet at the cooking school where you’ll discover the secrets of Spanish traditional cuisine with this practical and hands-on course. If you wish, you can choose the option to combine the course with a guided visit to old fashioned Santa Catalina market before you start cooking. There you’ll discover the local products and the basic elements of Spanish gastronomy and you’ll purchase some of the ingredients for the cooking course as well as some typical Mallorcan products, such as sobrassada (Balearic spiced, raw, cured sausage) or olives, to savor or have later as a snack! If you don’t want to purchase the Market tour, you’ll immediately get to work in the kitchen to prepare the great classics of Spanish cuisine. The menu consists of the traditional gazpacho (cold soup), Spanish omelet, an authentic Mallorcan paella and Catalan cream, a typical dessert of the area. Don’t worry if you have no cooking experience; with the help and instructions of the expert chef who will adapt the classes to all levels; you will be able to make all the dishes.

After preparation of the menu, you’ll enjoy the dishes you make together in a beautiful dining room table, with the best atmosphere, good company and a glass of a great wine. Of course, you’ll take the recipes home to continuing practicing and surprise your friends and family with your new skills.

Spanish cuisine cooking class in Palma de Mallorca

Mallorca from sky to sea walking tour with lunch

The true beauty of Mallorca is actually hidden to most tourists, who spend all their time on the busy beaches. This tour shows you where to find the real beauty that only locals know. You’ll trek out to a unique corner of the island, far beyond the massive beaches of the south.

You’ll take a comfortable local bus from the town to reach the beginning of the walk. From there, the trail you’ll follow is a historical path, once used by postmen to go from one village to another. During the walk, you’ll learn about native Mediterranean plants, and stop to admire the panoramic view from a mountaintop. You’ll land in the historical village of Serra Tramuntana and discover Arabic influences in the local architecture and agricultural traditions.

You’ll then arrive at a hidden beach. Locals love to go here, and we’ll join them as we soak up the sun and sea, and dig into a delicious lunch of typical Mallorcan food and drinks, such as empanadas and cocas de trampò.

In the afternoon, you’ll again board the local bus to take back into Palma, where you’re free to explore on your own.

This walk is fairly easy and along a marked trail. The walk will take about three hours (including stops), with elevations of 300 metres up and almost 400 metres down.

Mallorca from sky to sea walking tour with lunch

Spanish lesson and guided tour with breakfast in Mallorca

This Mallorca tour is an adventure in language, culture, and food (all the things we love about travel, really). Instead of sitting in a stuffy classroom, we’re going to practice our Spanish skills over a hearty breakfast on the island of Mallorca. We’ll gain a better understanding for how the Spanish language influences how locals think and live. Find out the difference between uro and ido, and learn when it’s the right time to let your Batuadell or Cagondell phrases fly.

We’ll meet at the Saint Francisco Church, then walk to a historic bar in the city centre. How old is this bar? Well, locals have loved this place since the 1700s. The bar feels almost magical inside, and is a pleasure year-round — in the summer, locals come to enjoy ice cream or horchata, while winter visitors order up hot chocolate and ensaimada cakes.

In this cosy spot, we’ll enjoy a cultural breakfast and share some key Spanish words that will help you to better understand the local culture and lifestyle. The experience will be very informal and interactive — more like a conversation with friends than a lesson. We’ll share cultural stories and you’ll walk away knowing the good, the bad, and everything in between about Mallorca and Mallorcan culture!

You may fear that you won’t learn much in such a short experience, but don’t worry, we’ll help you to keep practicing at home, too. After our session, we’ll bid adeu (not adios) and you’ll get your own Spanish book that you can bring home with you as a souvenir.

Spanish lesson and guided tour with breakfast in Mallorca

Hams Caves

Ten million years in the making, the Hams Caves were worth the wait. More than just a cool place to escape Majorca’s summer heat, this system boasts three caverns – each offering a different visual experience. Located just outside Porto Cristo in the east of the island, the Hams Caves make for an ideal family outing.

Despite their millennial age, the Coves del Hams, as they are known locally, were only discovered in 1905. Visit the Round Cave, a vast open cavern that’s straight out of Jurassic Park. It has a botanical garden and its microclimate attracts many species of birds.

Then there’s the Classic Cave. Made up of 12 galleries and an underground lake, which is where the Sea of Venice musical show is presented. And there’s the Blue Cave, which all TUI guests visit. State-of-the-art lighting has brought it to life, and there’s an auditorium, where you can watch the Discovering the Past documentary. Insta-perfect spots include ‘Samson’s Pillars’ and the ‘Pit of Hell’.

Hams Caves

Hidden East

You’ll snack your way around east of Majorca on this tour. Visit the market in Manacor or Inca, enjoy a mini-train through the olive groves of Son Mesquidassa and drop into Els Calderers country estate. This is one of our TUI Collection excursions, which give you a local flavour of the destination while showcasing its unique, authentic and responsible values.

With stalls selling fruit and vegetables picked from nearby fields as well as artisanal produce, your first stop at the farmers’ market in Manacor or Inca promises to be a fruitful one. Taste some of the goods on offer, then continue to Felanitx to hop aboard a train bound for Son Mesquidassa – an olive growing finca.

You’ll journey through acres of olive groves and wind up at the main house, where a spread of ‘pa amb oli’ will allow you to taste its olive oil after a guided tour. The day ends at Els Calderers, a manor house. Stroll through the gardens, poke around its ethnological museum and see the farm animals.

Hidden East

Son Amar with Transfer

The fun never stops in Son Amar – this all-singing, all-dancing show will wow the socks off you. This dinner show dazzles audiences with its creativity, innovation and special effects. Evenings out just don’t get any better than this pulsating and enduring extravaganza – one of the best in Majorca.

With singers, dancers, acrobats and more, Son Amar is a non-stop carousel of sensory delights that’ll keep you toe-tapping, laughing and dancing in your seat. And with a four-course dinner and a glass of wine included, this star-studded evening is a must-see spectacular suitable for all the family. For that extra special occasion, choose the VIP option – you’ll get the best seats in the house, accompanied by an upgraded menu and wines.

And it’s not just the show – the venue is something else. Set in a converted 16th century manor house that’s been converted into a state-of-the-art theatre, Son Amar evokes of the grandeur of the Majorca of old.

Son Amar with Transfer

Rancho Grande – with transfer

Saddle up for an exciting adventure at Rancho Grande – the island’s biggest working horse ranch. Choose between a morning canter along the beach or a sunset horse ride through rural Majorca. Pick the evening trip and there’s plenty for non-riders too, like a wagon tour of the ranch, live music and a delicious barbecue feast for all.

Take the 2-hour morning trip and you’ll enjoy a laid-back trot through a protected nature reserve to canter along the beaches of Majorca’s northern shores. With the evening option, you can hop on a horse for a sunset trail ride through the untouched fields and woods around the ranch or take a horse-drawn wagon tour complete with free-flowing sangria and live music as you go.

Back at the ranch, it’s time for a tasty barbecue feast followed by the chance to release your inner cowboy or cowgirl with some line dancing. There’s also a bucking bronco competition, pony rides, a bouncy castle and a mini-zoo for the kids. It’s good old fashioned Wild West fun.

Rancho Grande – with transfer

Caribia sailing charter

A cruise in which you play a big part in ensuring everything goes swimmingly. The Caribia sailboat charter offers you a hands-on experience as you cruise the southeast coast of Majorca. You’ll be able to help with the sails and even steer the boat before diving into the inviting waters. The cruise is available in either half or full day format, with snacks or lunch aboard.

Sailing out of the beautiful harbour of Portocolom, you’ll glide past secluded coves and rugged cliffs. Capacity on the boats is limited to 10 guests, enhancing the sense of exclusivity. Your skipper will offer you the chance to unfurl sails, change tack and even take charge of the helm – a really special feeling. Relaxing on board is also an option.

And when the captain drops anchor in a gorgeous cove, you’ll be able to dive off the boat for a swim or snorkel in the crystal clear waters. This is what being on holidays is all about.

Caribia sailing charter

Trekking & Boat

This trip invites you to enjoy Majorca’s great outdoors. In a double dose of adventure, you’ll combine cruising in a traditional wooden boat with a gentle hike through the hills and unspoiled landscapes of the island. And after soaking up some spectacular scenery, you’ll round off with a well-earned swim in a secluded bay.

Escaping the hustle and bustle of the beach resorts, you’ll hop on a traditional wooden llaüt boat and cast off into the Med. Starting a circular route of rural Majorca, you’ll come ashore in Cala Murta and hike through the hills towards Formentor – arguably one of the island’s most stunning seafront spots.

You’ll encounter pine-clad hills, oak forests and mountain panoramas as you hear the history of the area. Once there, you can pause to appreciate the views before embarking back on the llaüts to Cala Murata where you’ll stop for a refreshing swim.

Trekking & Boat