This Palma de Mallorca shore trip includes a visit to the charming village of Valdemossa where you visit its famous monastery. You also visit the Caves of the Dragon, one of the most popular sites on the island.
After meeting your guide you drive to Porto Cristo, which is located on the other side of the island. Porto Cristo is a small fishing village and you enjoy a short stop there before visiting the Cave of the Dragon.
Hidden inside the caves is one of the largest subterranean lakes in the world. You enjoy a boat ride on the lake as you listen to classical music. This cave system was first discovered in 1878 and today it is without doubt one of the island's most outstanding attractions. You will be taken through most chambers of the underground cave system which is over a mile long and in some places the height of the caves are over 75 feet high. You will marvel at the spectacular rock formations reflected in water pools and lakes. Stalagmites and stalactites form a continuous display of fantastic patterns in cave after cave. The unequaled beauty of the caves is further enhanced by the lighting.
After visiting the caves, you have a short stop to see one of the islands pearl factories. Pearls have been produced here since the late 1890s. Your guide will explain the production and you have a chance to see some of the beautiful items which are the result. If you would prefer, it is possible to visit a craft workshop dedicated to goods made by olive wood or a glass blowing workshop.
Next you drive to Valdemossa, a picturesque and romantic village set amongst the hills in a beautiful lush valley. When you arrive you have free time for lunch (meal not included) before visiting the Monastery de la Real Cartuja. It is here where the composer Frederic Chopin and his lover stayed in 1839 to avoid the controversy of their affair. You see the cells they occupied, which are furnished and decorated in the style of the times. Also included is a visit to the lovely gardens.
Next you have free time to walk the narrow streets of typical stone-built Majorcan homes which are adorned with lots of flowers on the balconies and doorsteps. You will find many small caf̩s and boutiques to enjoy. If you prefer a short hike, there are trails with picturesque views in the nearby hills. Your guide will also recommend a place to try the local pastries, called the coca de patata. This pastry is made from potatoes but is sweet and typically eaten with hot chocolate or coffee.
Mobility: NO wheelchairs
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