Treasures of Mallorca - Unique Small Group
- Explore the top sights of Mallorca on this relaxing small group holiday in Spain.
- Spend 7 nights in the coastal town of S’Illot.
- Experience the Tren de Soller or Orange Express, a scenic train journey.
- Visit Mallorca salt flats in the natural park of Salobrar de Campos.
- Short guided tour of Palma city centre, including La Seu Cathedral.
- Discover Valldemosa, including a visit to a local olive oil producer.
- Enjoy plenty of leisure time or sightseeing of your choice, with recommendations from our local guide.
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Your Guided Small Group Holiday to Mallorca
Let’s explore this stunning Spanish island of Mallorca, which boasts beautiful beaches, diverse landscapes, endearing villages and scenic sights. On this small group Spain tour we'll be based in the idyllic coastal town of S’Illot, a perfect place to unwind on our free days and it offers easy access to the best sights in Mallorca on our guided excursions. Some of the highlights include, seeing captivating views on the Soller train journey, learning about the island's salt production in Natural Park of Es Salobrar de Campos, wine and olive oil tasting from local producers and exploring the historic city centre of Palma. This holiday in Mallorca is perfect for those seeking sun, sea and sand as well as cultural and historical gems.
Activity Level: Leisurely
Travel to Mallorca
Arrive in Palma de Mallorca
Let’s travel to Palma to start our holiday to the beautiful island of Mallorca. At the airport let’s meet our friendly local representative, before travelling onwards to our hotel in S’Illot.
This evening let’s get together with our fellow travellers for dinner at our hotel.
Orange Express ride
Excursion in train to Soller
Today let’s discover the inland of the island, by train, with the famous Orange Express. Officially known as the "Tren de Sóller,", it’s a charming and historic narrow-gauge railway crossing the picturesque landscapes of Mallorca. This iconic train, with its vintage carriages painted in vibrant orange hues, will take us on a scenic ride from the capital city of Palma de Mallorca to the charming town of Sóller. After this journey through another time and another Mallorca, we’ll embark on a tram to Port Soller, a horseshoe-shaped bay with its calm waters and sandy beach surrounded by dramatic cliffs, located on the northwest coast, nestled between the lush and green Tramuntana Mountains and the crystal-clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea.
Today you have a full day at leisure, enjoying the comfort of your hotel or exploring the charming town of S’Illot, a tranquil seaside resort village known for its relaxed atmosphere. Why not going for a stroll on the pleasant waterfront promenade?
Excursion to the Salt Mines d'Es Trenc in Natural Park of Es "Salobrar de Campos"
Let’s explore more this afternoon with a 1h20 visit to the Salt Mines d'Es Trenc located within the Natural Park of Es "Salobrar de Campos". Our guide will tell us about the history of these open-air salt mines, and will explain us the particular birdlife of Salobrar, and finally we will discover the crystallization and production processes of the sea salt and Flor de Sal d'Es Trenc, the only one produced on the island of Mallorca. At the end of our visit, we will enjoy a little tasting.
Excursion to a local wine producer
Let’s enjoy more, starting this morning with a visit to a local wine producer. We will embark for a 40min ride on a little town train through the vines, where we will learn about the history of the winery, its vineyards, the Binissalem (Protected Designation of Origin) and the wine making process, followed by 3 wine tasting (red and white).
At leisure or Optional Excursion to Pollença & Alcudia
Today is yours. You can enjoy more by soaking up the sun beside the swimming pool with a fresh drink.
Optional Excursion to Pollença & Alcudia
If you want to discover more, why not opting for this full day excursion to Pollença & Alcudia? Pollença is characterized by its quaint cobbled streets, historic buildings, and a picturesque town square adorned with cafes and local markets. If you are seeking panoramic views, a climb up the Calvario Steps (365 steps leading to a hilltop chapel) offers a rewarding vista of Pollença, a popular spot for photographers and sightseers, as it’s surrounded by stunning landscapes, with the Tramuntana Mountains and the Formentor Peninsula scenic beaches, like Cala Formentor.
Adjacent to Pollença, Alcudia is another gem on the northern coast of Mallorca, with its Old Town, a well-preserved medieval treasure enclosed by ancient walls, with well-preserved Roman ruins. lcudia boasts some of the island's most stunning beaches, including the long sandy stretches of Playa de Muro.
You will enjoy a short, guided visit in both villages, with some time free at leisure to visit and shop at Alcudia’s market.
Olive oil producer & Palma
Visit to a local olive oil producer
Today we’ll experience more, with a visit to a local olive oil producer, followed by a picnic. With our guide, we will have a commented walk in the historical Olive Grove, leading us to Sa Balsa, an 18th century pond built to feed fresh mountain water to the kitchen of the main house and the vegetable gardens of the property. It was then transformed in the 19th century by the Archduke Luis Salvador of Austria into a magical retreat amongst ancient trees and aviaries a haven of peace in a changing world. There, we’ll enjoy a plentiful picnic on the very same lawn where the Archduke threw a birthday party for his visiting cousin Sisi of Austria.
Excursion to Palma
On our way back to the hotel, we will stop in Palma de Mallorca for a short, guided tour of the city centre of this vibrant and cosmopolitan capital of the Baleares islands. Its historic heart is filled with narrow, winding streets, centuries-old architecture, and well-preserved landmarks. The iconic La Seu Cathedral, a masterpiece of Gothic design, and the Almudaina Palace are just a couple of the city's historical gems.
Free time in Mallorca
Today is another day free to relax and take in some further sightseeing. Our expert local guide will be happy to suggest activities and advise on must-see highlights. For example, the nearby town of Porto Cristo is famous for its beautiful marina and historic sites, such as the Caves of Drach.
Time has come to say good-bye to the sunny island of Mallorca and set off for our home island as we travel with guide assistance to the airport.
Know before you go
Will I be met at the airport?
You will be met on arrival at your destination airport and transferred to your accommodation. You will be accompanied on all included excursions by your Travel Department guide. Your expert local guide is also available to give you tips and advice on any aspect of your holiday.
Do I need a Visa?
Please visit our visa page for information on requirements for each country's entry requirements
What if there is an emergency?
We have local representatives in all of our destinations who are available 24/7 as well as an emergency contact number for our offices in Ireland should you ever need it.