Among the words used to describe the Palma de Mallorca shore excursions you can book when your ship docks at this Spanish Mediterranean island are, “stunning,” “iconic,” “magnificent,” “tranquil,” and “paradise.” And, you’ll find that the island’s largest city of Palma and environs is all this and more.
There are Palma de Mallorca cruise tours that will whisk you away to one of Mallorca’s fine white-sand beaches like Palma Nova, one of the island’s loveliest and most tranquil, where you can stretch out on a lounger in the sun, sip a cocktail, go for a swim, or if you’re so inclined take a short walk to Magaluf to enjoy the lively restaurant, bar, and club scene.
Palma de Mallorca shore excursions offer several ways to enjoy the magnificent views and sights of the island, depending on your preferred mode of transport. Cast off with a skilled crew on a luxury catamaran to see the island’s breathtaking coastline, swim or snorkel in clear azure waters, and sunbathe on deck while feasting on drinks and snacks. A biking tour takes you along the Maritime Promenade to discover the city’s landmarks, including La Seu Cathedral, Plaza Mayor, the city center, and Plaza España, a shopper’s dream.
Explore an eerie, ancient world on an underground expedition to the Drach Caves, or “Dragon Caves,” a set of four stunning interconnected caverns that also houses Lake Martel, one of the world’s largest underground lakes. As you’re transported through the caves by boat, you’ll see extraordinary, beautifully lit geological formations including the “flag” and the “snow-capped mountain,” and your visit concludes with an underground concert, a beloved feature of tour since 1935.
For exclusive, one-of-a-kind tours, Discovery Collection offers two Palma de Mallorca shore excursions that take you out of the city to explore the island of Mallorca. At La Granja de Esporles, a 10th century estate and museum you’ll explore life as it was 400 years ago, with artisans giving live demonstrations of their crafts, a dance concert set in the estate’s lush gardens , an iconic Mallorcan horse show, and typical Mallorcan refreshments. On a Discovery excursion to the lovely hilltop village of Valldemossa, you’ll stroll the town’s shops and galleries, then visit La Cartuja, a palace where composer Frederic Chopin resided; hear a live piano concert, then be whisked off to the town of Deia for an exquisite lunch with panoramic views. Paradise, indeed.