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Palma de Mallorca

Dive into island life in the Balearic capital and explore the charm of the medieval city center.

Our most recommended things to do in Palma de Mallorca

Palma: Cathedral of Mallorca Skip-the-Line Entry Ticket

1. Palma: Cathedral of Mallorca Skip-the-Line Entry Ticket

Skip the lines to La Seu Cathedral in Palma de Mallorca and explore its breathtaking interior. Admire the blend of architecture with contributions from Antoni Gaudí and Miquel Barceló. 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.

Palma de Mallorca: 5-Hour Catamaran Cruise with Lunch & Swim

2. Palma de Mallorca: 5-Hour Catamaran Cruise with Lunch & Swim

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 ambience 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. Soft drinks and Mineral water are included during the whole trip and also wines from Mallorca and Sangria 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.

Palma: Catamaran Cruise with Swimming and Snorkelling

3. Palma: Catamaran Cruise with Swimming and Snorkelling

Embark on a cruise on a modern sailing catamaran through beautiful Palma Bay. Spend a few hours relaxing on the boat, and take time to go swimming and try snorkeling. Depart from the Arenal Nautical Club and sail towards Cap Enderrocat and Cala Vella, which are protected environmental areas. Feel at ease with the relaxed atmosphere throughout the cruise. Drop anchor at a beautiful location and enjoy 90-minutes for swimming or sunbathing. You can also do some snorkeling with the equipment provided.  If selected, enjoy a freshly cooked BBQ with pasta salad and local bread on board. You will also receive one drink of water, beer, or sangria to sip while you savour your food.

Palma: Palma Bay Boat Tour & Snorkeling with Drink Included

4. Palma: Palma Bay Boat Tour & Snorkeling with Drink Included

An extra dose of Vitamin aboard the Super Delfin Verde. Enjoy a cruise with music, chill out, a paradisiacal landscape in the open air on our Boat Tour, with the attention of our local and trustworthy crew. Swim from a boat in the crystal clear waters of Mallorca in the Natural Reserve of the Bay of Palma. Sa Calma Boats is the place where the sea and the island of Mallorca meet. A place full of dreams and unforgettable experiences. Sa Calma is summer, is friendship, is party, is sun, is sea, is calm. Our sole objective is to ensure that you enjoy your holidays in calm. Itinerary from Can Pastilla: We'll get on a boat and start in the direction of the Palma Marine Nature Reserve and set sail. We will make one swimming stop (if the weather is good) along the route in idyllic and hidden places such as Cala Vella. You can take the opportunity to sunbathe, take a refreshing dip and snorkel in the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean. Itinerary from Palma: We will set sail for Palmanova, a coastal town located at the western end of the bay of Palma. On this sea trip we will enjoy incredible views of the Mallorcan coastline, contemplating the contrast between the Mediterranean vegetation and the sandy beaches such as Illetas and Cala Mayor.

Palma de Mallorca: Sunset Boat Tour with DJ and Dance Floor

5. Palma de Mallorca: Sunset Boat Tour with DJ and Dance Floor

Embark on this Palma Bay sunset cruise. Enjoy this tour that includes a dance floor, live DJ, and 1 cold drink per person. Meet other people as you dance and sing the golden hour away. Start in the heart of Palma on the promenade. Look out at the views of the Port of Palma with the Tramuntana Mountain range in the background before hopping on board the boat. Set sail around the bay as the DJ plays upbeat summer songs to get you on your feet. During the evening, enjoy access to the boat’s bar, with two drinks included in the price.  Capture memories and photos with the stunning Mediterranean sunset behind you in this unique atmosphere. Return to port after a fun evening.

Palma de Mallorca: City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

6. Palma de Mallorca: City Sightseeing 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 16 stops to explore the city’s attractions at your own pace. Get a 24-hour ticket and tailor your bus tour around your own schedule. Experience a rich mix of history, culture, and nightlife. Explore the central area comprises narrow streets between high walls of ancient buildings. Hop off at 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 Pueblo Espanyol or Spanish Village, home to a collection of many different types of architecture, representing the different styles used around the country. Also, 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. Choose the Essential Experience option if you want entry tickets to Bellver Castle or Pueblo Espanyol included with your 24-hour bus ticket. 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. Pueblo Espanyol 9. Bellver Castle (if option selected) 10. Plaza Gomila 13. Avenida Joan Miro 14. Estacio Maritima 14b. Passeig Maritim 15. Avenida Gabriel Roca 17. Avenida Jaume III 18. Moll Comercial

Mallorca: Palma Aquarium Entry Ticket w/ Optional 3D Cinema

7. Mallorca: Palma Aquarium Entry Ticket w/ Optional 3D Cinema

Get faster access to Palma Aquarium with this ticket and tour an authentic marine park where you will discover the treasures of the underwater world, both for families with children and for adults. During more than 1 km of tour, explore and learn about submerged life with our Ocean Experts in 8 different thematic habitats such as the Mediterranean, the Tropical, the Jungle or the Medusarium. Now you can choose Ticket + 3D Cinema Aquadome and enjoy a unique virtual experience swimming with whales without having to get up from your seat.

Mallorca: Caves of Drach Day Trip & Optional Caves of Hams

8. Mallorca: Caves of Drach Day Trip & Optional Caves of Hams

Explore the natural wonder and beauty of the Caves of Drach in Manacor. Learn from your guide about their history and formation, and finish your visit with a stop to find out about the Manaacor pearl farming industry. After being picked up, head straight to the caves, formed millions of years ago by the water pressure of the Mediterranean Sea. The Caves of Drach comprise 4 separate and gigantic caves full of impressive stalagmites and stalactites. The most interesting attraction of these caves is their 177-meter-long underwater lake, known as Lake Martel. While inside the caves, admire a light show synchronized with the melodies of a small orchestra. Finish your visit with a stop at an exhibition on Manacor's pearl farming industry. Learn all about the manufacturing process of these classic gems. Or, if you choose the full-day option, continue with a visit to the Caves del Hams, famous for its fish-hook-shaped stalactites and stalagmites—the cause of their unique shape is still unknown. Then, finish off your full-day tour with a visit to the beautiful Porto Cristo, on the eastern coast of the island.

Mallorca: Island Tour with Boat, Tram & Train from the South

9. Mallorca: Island Tour with Boat, Tram & Train from the South

Discover Mallorca in a variety of ways on this day trip from the south. Be picked up in a comfortable and air-conditioned bus, take the famous Tren de Soller tram, and enjoy a boat trip to La Calobra Cove. Enjoy pickup from your hotel anywhere in Arenal, Can Pastilla, Palma, Costa den Blanes, Cala Major, Portals, Palmanova, Magalluf, Santa Ponsa, Paguera, or Camp de Mar. Take a ride on the island's legendary wooden electrical train. This is the perfect vantage point to admire the most beautiful landscapes in the Tramuntana mountain range, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue with a boat trip to La Calobra Cove. Stop for lunch, and enjoy some time at your leisure. You'll also visit the Torrent de Pareis, a narrow mouth of a torrent between two cliffs.

Mallorca: Catamaran Cruise with Swimming & Snorkeling

10. Mallorca: Catamaran Cruise with Swimming & Snorkeling

Enjoy a relaxing cruise along the Southwest coast of Mallorca island. Sunbathe on deck as you make your way to the protected waters and marine reserves. Take a peek through the underwater vision deck.  Board the catamaran at your meeting point and settle into the cruise. Sip, snack, and work on your tan or grab a drink from one of the two onboard bars (drinks available at extra cost). Venture below the deck to view the seabed from the family-friendly underwater vision deck. Jump in the clear island waters and explore the colorful underwater landscapes. Search for marine life and stunning fish with the snorkeling gear provided ( deposit of 20 € ). Return to your meeting point at the end of your cruise.

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Palma: Cathedral of Mallorca Skip-the-Line Entry Ticket

Palma: Cathedral of Mallorca Skip-the-Line Entry Ticket

Skip the lines to La Seu Cathedral in Palma de Mallorca and explore its breathtaking interior. Admire the blend of architecture with contributions from Antoni Gaudí and Miquel Barceló. 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.

Palma de Mallorca: 5-Hour Catamaran Cruise with Lunch & Swim

Palma de Mallorca: 5-Hour Catamaran Cruise with Lunch & Swim

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 ambience 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. Soft drinks and Mineral water are included during the whole trip and also wines from Mallorca and Sangria 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.

Palma: Catamaran Cruise with Swimming and Snorkelling

Palma: Catamaran Cruise with Swimming and Snorkelling

Embark on a cruise on a modern sailing catamaran through beautiful Palma Bay. Spend a few hours relaxing on the boat, and take time to go swimming and try snorkeling. Depart from the Arenal Nautical Club and sail towards Cap Enderrocat and Cala Vella, which are protected environmental areas. Feel at ease with the relaxed atmosphere throughout the cruise. Drop anchor at a beautiful location and enjoy 90-minutes for swimming or sunbathing. You can also do some snorkeling with the equipment provided.  If selected, enjoy a freshly cooked BBQ with pasta salad and local bread on board. You will also receive one drink of water, beer, or sangria to sip while you savour your food.

Palma: Palma Bay Boat Tour & Snorkeling with Drink Included

Palma: Palma Bay Boat Tour & Snorkeling with Drink Included

An extra dose of Vitamin aboard the Super Delfin Verde. Enjoy a cruise with music, chill out, a paradisiacal landscape in the open air on our Boat Tour, with the attention of our local and trustworthy crew. Swim from a boat in the crystal clear waters of Mallorca in the Natural Reserve of the Bay of Palma. Sa Calma Boats is the place where the sea and the island of Mallorca meet. A place full of dreams and unforgettable experiences. Sa Calma is summer, is friendship, is party, is sun, is sea, is calm. Our sole objective is to ensure that you enjoy your holidays in calm. Itinerary from Can Pastilla: We'll get on a boat and start in the direction of the Palma Marine Nature Reserve and set sail. We will make one swimming stop (if the weather is good) along the route in idyllic and hidden places such as Cala Vella. You can take the opportunity to sunbathe, take a refreshing dip and snorkel in the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean. Itinerary from Palma: We will set sail for Palmanova, a coastal town located at the western end of the bay of Palma. On this sea trip we will enjoy incredible views of the Mallorcan coastline, contemplating the contrast between the Mediterranean vegetation and the sandy beaches such as Illetas and Cala Mayor.

Palma de Mallorca: Sunset Boat Tour with DJ and Dance Floor

Palma de Mallorca: Sunset Boat Tour with DJ and Dance Floor

Embark on this Palma Bay sunset cruise. Enjoy this tour that includes a dance floor, live DJ, and 1 cold drink per person. Meet other people as you dance and sing the golden hour away. Start in the heart of Palma on the promenade. Look out at the views of the Port of Palma with the Tramuntana Mountain range in the background before hopping on board the boat. Set sail around the bay as the DJ plays upbeat summer songs to get you on your feet. During the evening, enjoy access to the boat’s bar, with two drinks included in the price.  Capture memories and photos with the stunning Mediterranean sunset behind you in this unique atmosphere. Return to port after a fun evening.

Palma de Mallorca: City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Palma de Mallorca: City Sightseeing 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 16 stops to explore the city’s attractions at your own pace. Get a 24-hour ticket and tailor your bus tour around your own schedule. Experience a rich mix of history, culture, and nightlife. Explore the central area comprises narrow streets between high walls of ancient buildings. Hop off at 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 Pueblo Espanyol or Spanish Village, home to a collection of many different types of architecture, representing the different styles used around the country. Also, 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. Choose the Essential Experience option if you want entry tickets to Bellver Castle or Pueblo Espanyol included with your 24-hour bus ticket. 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. Pueblo Espanyol 9. Bellver Castle (if option selected) 10. Plaza Gomila 13. Avenida Joan Miro 14. Estacio Maritima 14b. Passeig Maritim 15. Avenida Gabriel Roca 17. Avenida Jaume III 18. Moll Comercial

Mallorca: Palma Aquarium Entry Ticket w/ Optional 3D Cinema

Mallorca: Palma Aquarium Entry Ticket w/ Optional 3D Cinema

Get faster access to Palma Aquarium with this ticket and tour an authentic marine park where you will discover the treasures of the underwater world, both for families with children and for adults. During more than 1 km of tour, explore and learn about submerged life with our Ocean Experts in 8 different thematic habitats such as the Mediterranean, the Tropical, the Jungle or the Medusarium. Now you can choose Ticket + 3D Cinema Aquadome and enjoy a unique virtual experience swimming with whales without having to get up from your seat.

Mallorca: Caves of Drach Day Trip & Optional Caves of Hams

Mallorca: Caves of Drach Day Trip & Optional Caves of Hams

Explore the natural wonder and beauty of the Caves of Drach in Manacor. Learn from your guide about their history and formation, and finish your visit with a stop to find out about the Manaacor pearl farming industry. After being picked up, head straight to the caves, formed millions of years ago by the water pressure of the Mediterranean Sea. The Caves of Drach comprise 4 separate and gigantic caves full of impressive stalagmites and stalactites. The most interesting attraction of these caves is their 177-meter-long underwater lake, known as Lake Martel. While inside the caves, admire a light show synchronized with the melodies of a small orchestra. Finish your visit with a stop at an exhibition on Manacor's pearl farming industry. Learn all about the manufacturing process of these classic gems. Or, if you choose the full-day option, continue with a visit to the Caves del Hams, famous for its fish-hook-shaped stalactites and stalagmites—the cause of their unique shape is still unknown. Then, finish off your full-day tour with a visit to the beautiful Porto Cristo, on the eastern coast of the island.

Mallorca: Island Tour with Boat, Tram & Train from the South

Mallorca: Island Tour with Boat, Tram & Train from the South

Discover Mallorca in a variety of ways on this day trip from the south. Be picked up in a comfortable and air-conditioned bus, take the famous Tren de Soller tram, and enjoy a boat trip to La Calobra Cove. Enjoy pickup from your hotel anywhere in Arenal, Can Pastilla, Palma, Costa den Blanes, Cala Major, Portals, Palmanova, Magalluf, Santa Ponsa, Paguera, or Camp de Mar. Take a ride on the island's legendary wooden electrical train. This is the perfect vantage point to admire the most beautiful landscapes in the Tramuntana mountain range, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue with a boat trip to La Calobra Cove. Stop for lunch, and enjoy some time at your leisure. You'll also visit the Torrent de Pareis, a narrow mouth of a torrent between two cliffs.

Mallorca: Catamaran Cruise with Swimming & Snorkeling

Mallorca: Catamaran Cruise with Swimming & Snorkeling

Enjoy a relaxing cruise along the Southwest coast of Mallorca island. Sunbathe on deck as you make your way to the protected waters and marine reserves. Take a peek through the underwater vision deck.  Board the catamaran at your meeting point and settle into the cruise. Sip, snack, and work on your tan or grab a drink from one of the two onboard bars (drinks available at extra cost). Venture below the deck to view the seabed from the family-friendly underwater vision deck. Jump in the clear island waters and explore the colorful underwater landscapes. Search for marine life and stunning fish with the snorkeling gear provided ( deposit of 20 € ). Return to your meeting point at the end of your cruise.

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Overall rating

4.5
(21,465 reviews)

Sergio was a very informative guide, knowledgeable about the city and it's historic landmarks. The bike tour itself was quite easy. (I am 61 and hadn't ridden a bike in many years and did fine). Near the end of the tour, the roads became much busier, which got a bit scary, but overall I would recommend this tour.

I have celebrated my birthday on Barca Samba with my friends. It is an amazing party boat, I highly recommend it. Such a great atmosphere, the sunset was amazing. Big shout out to Daniele he made our night with his exceptional service, the whole crew was great. See you next time! 5*

The flamenco dance, music and singing was unique. The service was good and the sangria with the tapas was also tasty.

I would recommend arriving by taxi as the walk from our hotel was up steep hills

A great way to see the town of Palma. Interesting and fun trip.