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Mallorca: Skip the Line Palma Cathedral Entry Ticket

1. Mallorca: Skip the Line Palma Cathedral Entry Ticket

Skip the lines to Palma Cathedral, built by the Crown of Aragon on the site of a Moorish-era mosque. 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.

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Palma de Mallorca Old Town Guided Bike Tour and Tapas

2. Palma de Mallorca Old Town Guided Bike Tour and Tapas

Discover the Old Town of Palma de Mallorca from a different perspective on a 3-hour bike tour. Ride to the most important monuments and buildings in the city, and find hidden corners along the way. Cycle to the Cathedral of Mallorca and discover the old city walls. Go to La Lonja to discover the nightlife center of the city. Visit the Royal Palace of La Almudaina, originally built as an Arabian fort. See Palma City Hall (Ayuntamiento de Palma de Mallorca) and the sights of Plaza Mayor, the true heart of Palma city center. Promenade down the Rambla of Palma and go to the tree-lined Paseo del Born to experience the city’s pavement café culture. Then, enjoy some delicious tapas at a Spanish restaurant. Savor typical Majorcan dishes served as small snacks.

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Palma de Majorca: Guided Tour of the Old Town

3. Palma de Majorca: Guided Tour of the Old Town

Experience an exciting and interesting walking tour of Palma's impressive old town. Travel back in time and discover Palma as it was back then, when the most important economic area in the world was the Mediterranean Sea. Take a join-in tour led by a German-speaking guide or a private tour available in 3 languages (English, French, and German). During your tour, learn more about the eventful history of the metropolis and listen to stories about great builders and architects such as Pere Morey, Guillem Sagrera (cathedral) or the disciples of Antoni Gaudí (palaces and manors). See architectural masterpieces and important cultural sites, and especially the hidden treasures of the island's capital, such as the ornate courtyards called "patios" in Spanish. Historical testimonies of Palma's past include the exchange La Lonja near the cathedral, the cathedral itself, but also a lot of secular buildings, palaces, gardens, squares and monuments. Also the Jewish quarter, the government building, the episcopal palace and the city wall will be visited and reveal thrilling stories. Get an impression of the culinary diversity of Mediterranean cuisine while you stroll through the lively market hall.

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Palma: 2-Hour Segway Tour

4. Palma: 2-Hour Segway Tour

Begin your 2-hour activity with a short Segway training session. Once you feel comfortable, roll through the tiny streets of the old town to Passeig des Born, and then to the harbor. En-route, you’ll be introduced to many architectural masterpieces. Glide to the city's harbor, where some of the most expensive yachts in the world are parked. Following that, continue to Anima Beach where you will be rewarded with a break to refresh yourself. You'll stop for a photo at the view point, and on the way to Town Hall you’ll pass the magnificent cathedral where you will be presented with another fantastic photo opportunity. You're bound to encounter plenty of interesting stories on this tour, and at the conclusion of your experience you'll be returned to your accommodation.

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Palma: Guided Sightseeing Segway Tour

5. Palma: Guided Sightseeing Segway Tour

Your journey will begin from the centrally-located office. From there you will leave via Segway, exploring Old Town and heading back toward the cathedral. You will later explore the sights surrounding the Plaza Mayor, as well as the promenade by the Rambla of Palma. There is much more to see than just shopping here, as you pass diverse architecture, restaurant hot spots, and other beautiful places. Throughout this rapid Segway tour you will visit some true architectural masterpieces and cherished cultural landmarks before discovering some hidden treasures of the city and ornate courtyards. You will also be free to snap a picture at the view points, before making your way towards the cathedral. At the conclusion of your experience, you will glide comfortably back to the tour start point.

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Mallorca: 5-Hour Hidden Marvels Tour

6. Mallorca: 5-Hour Hidden Marvels Tour

Travel through the history, culture, and cuisine of Mallorca on this tour, accompanied by a local guide. After getting picked up from your hotel, begin your journey along the Serra de Tramuntana, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your first stop will be the Hermitage of Valldemossa, a fascinating chapel where you can admire panoramic views of the area. Enjoy a short 10-minute walk to reach the chapel and be rewarded for your efforts with a sample of freshly-baked ensaimada, a traditional Mallorcan desert. Then, leave Valldemossa behind and head to the Miramar Monastery, a monastery which was converted into a summer house for Archduke Luis Salvador and his illustrious guests. First, visit the old mill, before continuing to the Archduke's living residence. Here, admire extravagant interiors and discover legends of the impressive Byzantine Gardens as you admire the views of the sea. Finish your tour of the monastery with a sample of Quelitas crackers with cheese, a daily delicacy for most Mallorcans. Finally, head to the Sóller Olive Oil Mill, located in a traditional Mallorcan house. Enjoy a private tour of the premises from one of the owners, learn about the family business and the olive oil production process, as well as orange harvesting. End the day with a traditional Mallorcan lunch of "pa amb oli", including local rustic bread, tomatoes, olives, cheese, ham, and olive oil. For dessert, enjoy a Gató, a typical almond cake from the island. Sip on wine, water, and delicious freshly squeezed orange juice as you savor your lunch before heading back to your hotel.

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Palma Tour with Wine and Tapas Tasting

7. Palma Tour with Wine and Tapas Tasting

Discover the charming city of Palma de Mallorca with its thousand faces and historic old town. Try the best Spanish products: wine, olive oil, and tapas in this picturesque coastal city. This private tapas tour of Palma de Mallorca is the ultimate way to get to know and to love the old town of Mallorca while tasting the best wines, olive oils and other Spanish specialities. The tapas tour is led by an English-speaking guide who takes you on a little guided city tour through the charming old town of Mallorca and who will tell you about interesting facts regarding the history of the city. Visit the impressively beautiful cathedral of Palma, the artist quarter, the famous Plaza España, and much more. In the historic center you can enjoy a wine tasting, followed by a tasting of olive oil, and you can try a variety of Spanish tapas, which match the wines: ham, cheese etc. Subsequently, you will visit a typical tapas bar, where you can savor the traditional Majorcan recipes. The private tapas tour through Plama can be adapted to match your preferences. Get to know more about this city, steeped in history, and try the delicious Spanish products that made the country and the island famous.

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Tramuntana Panorama Tour - Soller, Deiá, Valldemossa

8. Tramuntana Panorama Tour - Soller, Deiá, Valldemossa

Visit Soller, in the middle of the so called Golden Valley of Soller due to its plantations of oranges and Olive trees. Visit the town with its incredible Modernist houses and its general authentic flair. Experience not just the cultural but the culinary; taste orange ice cream at the world-famous "Fet-a-Sóller" cooperative. Then continue to the Port of Soller and stroll along the beautiful beach promenade of this idyllic port town, stop in a cozy restaurant and indulge in a delicious tapas meal. Then enjoy the comfortable minibus ride through the breathtaking panoramic stretch of the Tramuntana Mountains to the artists' colony of Deía. Climb to the highest point of the town and experience a sensational view over the heights of the Tramuntana Mountains, to the picturesque valleys, past the coast and over the sea. Continue to Valdemossa past a mighty forest of holm oaks and wander the idyllic little town. Visit the excellent museum of the painter Josep Coll Bardolet and see the famous Carthusian cloister where Chopin lived and worked and enjoy a coffee in one of the nice bars of the village. Enjoy free time to explore on your own amidst the beautiful homes surrounded by Mediterranean gardens full of orange and lemon trees.

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Palma de Mallorca Old Town Guided Bike Tour

9. Palma de Mallorca Old Town Guided Bike Tour

Explore Palma de Mallorca by bike on a 3-hour guided tour of the historic Old Town. See monuments from Byzantine to Muslim times, along with fine examples of the island’s Modernisme architecture. Meet your guide near Palma Cathedral on Carrer de Can Puigdorfila (a hotel pick-up can also be arranged on request). Then, pedal down some of the city’s most enchanting streets. Learn the history of the city and its most important buildings as you get lost in the alleys of the Old Town. Look at the impressive façade of the Seu (Palma Cathedral), and go to the Royal Palace of La Almudaina, built as an Arabian Fort and now an official residence of the Spanish Royal Family. See the remains of the old city walls, and admire the slender columns of La Lonja (market). Pedal down the leafy La Rambla de Palma to watch the flower sellers and street performers at work, and look at the façade of the Ajuntament (Town Hall). Discover the remains of the Banys Àrabs (Arab Baths) as one of the reminders of Palma's Moorish past, and peer into the windows of the luxury shops on Paseo del Borne.

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Palma de Mallorca: City Walking Tour with The Cathedral

10. Palma de Mallorca: City Walking Tour with The Cathedral

Discover the history along with the most emblematic sites in the center of Palma de Mallorca on a 60-minute guided walking tour. Depart from Parc de la Mar and all the major historical spots in the unique city of Palma. Get amazed by the beauty of the statue of the Mallorcan slinger, a bronze sculpture located in the beautiful gardens of S'Hort del Rei, gardens of medieval origin. You will learn about the history of the Torre dels Caps (tower of heads), which owes its name to the sinister fact that the executed heads of the persons were hung there as a public warning in the Middle Ages. The current tower stands in the Palacio Real de La Almudaina. Next, explore the narrow streets of the historic center and other places such as the Plaza de la Reina, the Parliament, or the Plaza de Cort. With the help of an expert guide know about the typical "Mallorcan patio" of a manor house. Admire the stunning beauty of the Cathedral of Mallorca, which dominates the Bay of Palma and is an icon of the island's historical and cultural heritage. Get a guided tour of the beautiful Cathedral and explore various places like San Sebastián Altar, Gate Puerta Mayor, Central Nave, Rose window, San Bernat Altar (Rubió i Bellver), Bishop Torrella Tomb, Organ, Main Altar (Gaudí), and the Altar of the Blessed Sacrament (Miquel Barceló).

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What people are saying about Palma de Mallorca

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The queue was quite long, so this was a fast way to get past that - you just enter to the side of the queue and go straight in. If you want to go on the rooftop you need to buy that ticket as well, before you go in

Knowing the weather was going to be temperamental we booked via this app and walked past the hour queue wait. Highly recommend a visit to the cathedral it’s beautiful.

Entry was fast and seamless and the cathedral is amazing. Both from the outside and definitely from the inside. Truly awe inspiring.

Very nice guide, told us a lot about it, really good and interesting. I can only recommend genuine

The tour was informative and entertaining. Meik, our guide, was very responsive to us.