Cultural excursions:

If you are interested in the excursions please book at the Hotel Palas Atenea reception desk 

 

 VALLDEMOSA  LA GRANJA CRAFT VILLAGE  60€ Full day 

The beautiful little village of Valldemosa is situated in the hills to the north of Palma and contains the old Carthusian Monastery known as La Cartuja, and the old Palace of King Don Sancho. These buildings date from the 14th century and are fascinating to visit. The monastery used to give accommodation to guests, the most famous of which were Chopin and George Sand in the winter of 1838 and the rooms in which they stayed are open to visitors, together with the Museum, the monks’ pharmacy, the Prior’s Cells, the library, the Church and the delightful gardens. If you prefer you may visit the Costa Nord Foundation, founded by Michael Douglas,  instead of La Cartuja.

A country estate dating back to the 10th century, shows the visitor how its people lived over the centuries, from medieval dungeons to the first typewriters, and how everything that they needed, was made on the estate, from the making and dyeing of cloth to the manufacture of shoes and perfumes. The estate is home to various Majorcan animals and the lovely gardens have natural springs

 

 PALMA CITY SIGHTSEEING  17€ Daily 

A public service by open-topped double-decker buses offering continuous sight-seeing tours of the city from 09.30 am until 22.00 pm. You can board and leave the bus at any one of the 13 stops as many times as you like as your ticket is valid for 24 hours.

Stops are: Muelle Comercial in front of the Cathedral, Plaza de la Reina,  Plaza Joan Carles 1, La Rambla, Avenidas, the Spanish Village, Avenida Joan Miro,  Estación Marítima, Paseo Maritimo and Avenida Jaime 111. The tours offer an individual multilingual audio system, with digital sound in 8 languages. Price 13.00 Euros

 

 CAVES OF DRACH   54€ Full Day – Lunch not included 

This tour takes us to the east coast of Majorca, to the charming little fishing village of Porto Cristo, where the Caves of Drach (or Dragon Caves) are situated and which contain some wonderful rock formations, all cleverly illuminated and the largest underground lake in the world, named after the discoverer of the Caves, Martel. A concert is played from little boats on the lake. This trip also includes a tour of the Majorica Pearl Factory – whose artificial pearls are also world-famous and where you may buy pearls at factory prices. There is time for shopping and sight-seeing in Porto Cristo.

 

 COASTAL CRUISE – A DAY AT SEA  49€ Full Day – Lunch included 

This is a wonderful opportunity to see the coast of Majorca from the sea. A large modern motor-cruiser takes you along the beautiful southern coast and then anchors at one of the unspoilt beaches that are difficult to reach by road and where you may sunbathe and swim while the crew prepares a typical Spanish paella for your lunch, which is served with plenty of cooling sangria – the Spanish wine-and-fruit cup. Don’t forget your camera, this will be a highlight of your holiday.

 

 ISLAND TOUR ( BOAT)   70€ Full Day – Lunch not included 

This excursion has always been called the “Island Tour” but in fact it actually visits the mountain range, the “Tramuntana” which runs along the north-west coast of Majorca. You are taken by coach to Palma and thence to Soller, through Soller’s orange groves, on by coach to the Port of Soller and from there by motor-cruiser to La Calobra where a walk through a little tunnel cut through the rock takes you to the “Torrente de Pareis”, which is great chasm, cut into the rock by water running to the sea over the years and which has made a beautiful beach where it enters the sea. Return by coach through the olive-oil producing region of Majorca, with wonderful views of Arab terracing for the cultivation of olive trees, which are still in production.

 

 FORMENTOR AND THE PORT OF POLLENSA  37.50€ Full Day–Lunch not included 

This excursion take us through the centre of the Island, first to Inca, the centre of Majorca’s widely regarded leather industry where we can visit a leather factory, and then further north to the fishing village of the Port of Pollensa and on to Formentor, a peninsula at the north west tip of the Island and home to the famous Hotel Formentor, where there is time for bathing and taking the sun on Formentor’s beautiful beach. Take your camera as there are stops to enjoy some breathtaking scenery and either the trip Port of Pollensa to Formentor beach, or vice versa, is by boat over the Bay of Pollensa that gives us wonderful views from the sea.

 

SON AMAR  70€ Dinner Show 

Son Amar is a 13th century country mansion whose interior has been completely redesigned as a modern and luxurious night club which offers an excellent dinner and a first class variety show which includes some very beautiful modern flamenco dancing, designed by a famous choreographer. On the terrace, after the show, there is a son et lumière exhibition from Son Amar’s famous dancing fountains.

Son Amar “Platinum” offers the best seats in the house together with a luxury menu.

 


      

 

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