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From Palma de Mallorca: 5-Hour Catamaran Cruise

1. From Palma de Mallorca: 5-Hour Catamaran Cruise

Climb aboard a catamaran and cruise from Palma de Mallorca to the beach resorts of Portals Vells or Cala Vella, depending on the wind conditions. Admire the cruise ships and yachts of the rich and famous as you depart the Port of Palma and sail along the spectacular south coast. Upon arrival at your destination, drop anchor and jump in for a swim in the turquoise waters just a few meters from an idyllic beach. Top up your tan in the Mediterranean sun and soak up the ambiance of your surroundings. Use the complimentary masks and look for the local marine life on a snorkeling adventure before continuing to your second stop where you can swim again.  During the trip, make 2 stops, 1 in Cala Vella or Portals Vells and the other in another cove next to it. Climb back on board for a buffet meal of a selection of barbecue meats (chicken breast, skewers, and sausages), fresh salads and cake for dessert. Sip a glass of non-alcoholic drinks, soft drink and mineral water, all available during the meal.  Choose from a morning departure at 10 AM or an afternoon departure at 3:30 PM and enjoy 5 hours of leisure. Sail back to Palma de Mallorca at the end of the day.

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Mallorca: Visit the Caves of Hams

2. Mallorca: Visit the Caves of Hams

Situated in Porto Cristo, the caves are renowned throughout the world for their peculiar fish-hook shaped formations. There are three main caves, the round cave is a vast open area which includes a spectacular botanical garden and is full of life, with many species of free-flying birds that are native to the island of Majorca. It has a special micro-climate as the natural temperature is below that of the exterior meaning it has its own particular vegetation. Millions of years ago, this underground cave was closed in. In blue cave, with its spectacular new blue lighting using cutting edge led technology, you can enjoy the educational documentary, Discovering the past. You will learn about the history of Majorca, its first inhabitants, the formation of the Hams caves and their discovery. You can admire Samson’s pillars, the plains of Fra Mauro and the Pit of hell, where, in a natural auditorium, they will present Genesis, the history of life, a frenzied time lapse from the Big Bang to the present day, projected onto the very rock-face of the cave. The main cave is made up of 12 galleries. On the underground lake called the Sea of Venice, a musical show is presented. The caves are one of Majorca’s main tourist attractions.

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Palma de Mallorca: 24 or 48-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

3. Palma de Mallorca: 24 or 48-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Discover the highlights of Palma de Mallorca on a city sightseeing open-top bus tour, and jump off at any of the 18 stops to explore the city’s attractions at your own pace. The island's capital offers a rich mix of history, culture, and nightlife, and the fascinating central area comprises narrow streets between high walls of ancient buildings. Hop-off at dozens of attractions, such as the Palau de La Almudaina, a royal palace that has stood since the Arab conquest, and is still home to the Royal Family. Explore the truly unique part of town known as Poble Espanyol. Here you'll find a collection of many different types of architecture, representing the different styles used around the country. Also be sure to check out Plaza de Espana, a scenic part of the island, where you can bask in the beauty from the open-top deck. Or hop-off to have a proper taste of the local culture. If you select the appropriate ticket, there's also the chance to experience a relaxing boat tour, where you can see the sights from the water. Select the ticket that includes Bellver Castle if you'd like to see inside a 14th-century structure. Bus Route: 1. Antoni Maura 2. Placa Mercat 3. Ramblas 4. Plaza de España 5. Avenida Alexandre Rosselló 6. Porta des Camp 7. Passeig Maritim 8. Poble Espanyol 9. Bellver Castle 10. Plaza Gomila 11. Valparaiso 12. Miro Foundation 12B. Marivent 13. Avenida Joan Miro 14. Estacio Maritima 14b. Passeig Maritim 15. Avenida Gabriel Roca 16. Es Baluard 17. Avenida Jaume III 18. Moll Comercial

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Mallorca: Off-Road Quad Biking

4. Mallorca: Off-Road Quad Biking

Enjoy a very special ride and explore the area around Palma on this fun quad bike tour. Experience four different stretches of terrain and enjoy a stop to snorkel and swim. After an appropriate introduction to the quad bikes through mud and water, cruise over stony paths and through sand dunes. Experience a trail through a forest and tackle more extreme climbs before you are finally rewarded with an idyllic view. Afterwards ride along the coast until you reach a secluded bay. Enjoy cliff jumping, snorkeling and swimming in summer. Out of season stop for the view and to take photos for lasting memories. At the end of the tour meander and drift over the flat terrain. Then ride along the promenade, past the beach bars and enjoy a cool drink.

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Mallorca: Skip the Line Palma Cathedral Entry Ticket

5. 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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Formentera: Same Day Round Trip Ferry Ticket from Ibiza

6. Formentera: Same Day Round Trip Ferry Ticket from Ibiza

With this flexible ticket you can freely choose at what time you want to come back to Ibiza on the day itself. Get on board to set sail to Formentera, after a pleasant 45-minute boat ride, you will arrive at the Port of La Savina in Formentera, considered by many the most beautiful island of the Balearic Islands. You can enjoy your day in Formentera as you wish, and in the Port of La Savina you can rent a bike, motorcycle or quad to explore and enjoy the island to the fullest. You can also use urban transport to reach any part of the island. The island has 69 kilometers of coastline with cliffs, coves and beaches of surprising beauty. Highlights are the beaches of Cala Saona, Ses Illetes and Els Arenals. You can also climb the Lighthouse of La Mola, built on a cliff 120 meters high. At the end of the day, after witnessing one of the best sunsets in the Mediterranean, you can take the ferry back to Ibiza which departs again at the Port of La Savina

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Mallorca: 2.5-Hour Formula Car Tour

7. Mallorca: 2.5-Hour Formula Car Tour

After an explanation by your guide, start your wonderful tour on the coast of Mallorca towards Palma. Leave Paguera bordering the coast of Calvià, and pass through the points of greatest interest to arrive at your first stop in the famous and exclusive Puerto Portals. Move on to the capital of Mallorca, Palma and pass by the Nautical Club and in front of the Cathedral. Make your second stop to take some nice pictures before you return along the Paseo Maritimo, in the direction of Port Andratx. For your third stop, depending on the time and traffic, stop in Port Andratx, an exclusive and beautiful area in the south west of the island. From here, move on to Camp de Mar to enter Cala Fornells and see the beautiful cove, before you return to Paguera to end the tour.

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Palma: Caves of Genova Admission and Self-Guided Tour

8. Palma: Caves of Genova Admission and Self-Guided Tour

In 1906, the Caves of Genova were discovered just a few minutes from Palma. During prehistoric times, the natural caves served as a habitat and refuge. Experience their natural beauty, which the water has been sculpting over the past centuries. Enjoy a self-guided tour of the caves, located in the residential neighborhood of Genova. Explore a series of underground limestone galleries linked by naturally formed corridors Tour the caves at your own pace. Descend 36 meters, and admire vast domes, majestic columns, water pools, and tunnels.

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Mallorca: 1-Hour Hot Air Balloon Flight

9. Mallorca: 1-Hour Hot Air Balloon Flight

Experience the stunning landscapes of Mallorca like a bird on a 1-hour hot air balloon flight to see the Tramuntana mountains and villages of the northeast coast. Get an album of photos of your experience as a keepsake. Benefit from a small-group experience and the services of a team with more than 30 years’ experience. Get briefed on what to expect as the balloons are inflated. Help with the preparations if you want to get more hands-on. Glide serenely up into the air and hear more about the areas you fly over as you sip a glass of sparkling champagne. See the sunrise or sunset from a different perspective and disconnect from all the stresses of everyday life as you are carried by the wind. Float back to the ground and get a souvenir flight certificate of your experience before returning to the meeting point by 4WD vehicle.

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Mallorca: Sunrise At Sea & Dolphin Watching Tour

10. Mallorca: Sunrise At Sea & Dolphin Watching Tour

Create an amazing memory for you and your family with a sunrise and dolphin watching boat tour. Embark at the Port de Alcudia, and then head north. Watch as dawn breaks over the magnificent skyline of Mallorca.  Take in the breathtaking play of light created by the rising sun’s reflection in the water. After sunrise, cruise the areas where the dolphins swim. On the deck of the catamaran, you'll have the chance to relax and soak up the sun. Admire these impressive marine animals as they play in their natural habitat. Enjoy a small onboard breakfast including pastries, toast, ham, cheese, butter, marmalade, coffee, tea, and juice.

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Amazing experience with guide Pablo. It was my first time driving a quad and it ended up being a private tour - which worked out perfectly. Pablo was very kind, patience and attentive through my learning and went at a slow pace till I got comfortable. He also offered to take photos and videos from different angles. The drive to the mountain is very scenic going through the smaller towns. The cliff at the end (option for diving and swimming) also has beautiful views.

We loved this trip! In the beginning it seemed like a lot of money but it is totally worth it! You go by bus through the stunning nature in the mountains, than visit a beautiful privat small beach and go by ship, than by Tram and than by the Wooden Train. I can’t describe in words how beautiful this view was or how great our time has been on this trip. Also our instructor did a great job! I loved her jokes! RECOMMEND!!

Awesome tour Guides and a really worth while ride though the back towns of Spain you might not normally see! Would love to do again

great route & opportunities for photos, nice balance of scenic and off-road experience

An incredible panorama view with a very sympathic team ! Great moment