For guests who only have one day to get a good taste of this delightful island, here is a perfect tour. Accompanied by an official local guide, and traveling in a group of never more than 30 guests, (often less), you will see and learn about Mallorca.
After picking up guests at the cruise port, the tour proceeds through the spectacular Sierra Tramuntana mountain range that was awarded UNESCO World Heritage status in 2011. As your vehicle makes its way through the valleys and passes, you will be rewarded with dramatic views of this rugged area around every turn.
You will drive first to Valldemosa, one of the most beautiful villages of Mallorca situated at just over 1300 feet above sea level. You will see why this location was sought after by writers and artists as a place of inspiration. The composer and pianist Frederic Chopin spent time here and the town now hosts a Chopin Piano Festival each year. Upon arrival, take a stroll past the most interesting and beautiful places of the village. After your walking tour, you will have some free time to relax and to try the famous "coca de patata," a small potato cake that is famous in Valldemosa.
Next, drive along a coastal road with great views of the mountains and the sea. You will be able to view some beautiful places in the distance such as Sa Foradada, Son Marroig, as well as the small village of Deia or Llucalcari.
The drive will take you to the valley of Soller where you will drive through the port area of Puerto de Soller, a small resort area on a bay marked with two lighthouses.
You will then drive from the sea front, up through the Soller Valley where you may see and smell the citrus trees that it is famous for. After that, you will be driven back to the port area, with a small orientation of a few of Palma's sites, before returning to the cruise pier.
Reviewer: Larry Sanford
Excellent tour. Loved every minute. Great guide.
Reviewer: Nancy Gard
Knowledgeable guide who gave a good narration of sights along the way as we rode on the bus and a nice walking tour as well. Probably best excursion we went on
Reviewer: Jeff Roberts
This was the best excursion of our cruise. Our guide was great, it was a small group, and the 2 locations were absolutely gorgeous.
What a beautiful island! Our tour was exceptional and the guide was engaging and knowledgeable. Without the tour we wouldn't have experienced the beauty of these two towns.
Reviewer: Debby Olson
This was an excellent, all day tour of the island. We completely enjoyed our resident guide and how well this tour/excursion allowed us to experience Valldemosa and Soller. We highly recommend this tour - especially to 1st time visitors to this island.