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Cosmopolitan Palma & Sóller

Mallorca - historic city & dramatic mountains
 
Explore vibrant Palma, with its striking seafront cathedral and colourful marina, before transferring to Sóller, a bustling town against a spectacular backdrop of rugged mountains. This self-guided walking and city break offers excellent hotels at each location.
 
Cosmopolitan Palma & Sóller . 4 nights
Cosmopolitan Palma & Sóller . 4 nights
 

Holiday information

 

A city & walking break on Mallorca

Wander down the narrow, winding streets of Palma and you will be pleasantly surprised and delighted by what you find. This is a vibrant city with modernist architecture and pretty squares at every turn, and is dominated by the striking cathedral overlooking the colourful marina. From the heart of the city, a delightful historic railway heads north through the mountains to the charming mountain village of Sóller.
Mallorca’s most dramatic scenery – and one of its prettiest villages – is to be found in the Tramuntana Sierra in the north-west of the island. These rugged mountains provide a spectacular backdrop to clusters of honey-coloured houses which sit amid immaculate terraces of orange and lemon trees stretching as far as the eye can see. Your base is charming Sóller, a bustling place nestling in a fertile, bowl-shaped valley surrounded by 1,000-metre-high peaks.
 
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Itinerary

The key to Inntravel holidays is flexibility. You can start on the day of your choice, and are free to add extra nights.
  • The average maximum daytime temperatures and monthly rainfall relate to the nearest weather station and are intended as a guide only.

    The proximity of mountains and sea means that the weather can change quite quickly. The spring flowers start to appear in early March.
    Average temperatures and rainfall
      Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
    °C 12 12 13 15 19 23 27 27 25 20 16 13
    mm 66 53 55 60 46 28 16 35 65 101 84 74
  • Arrival in Palma
    Night 1: at Hotel Almudaina (the first of two nights here).
    As your first night’s accommodation is on the day of travel, Day 1 is your first day of exploration.
  • Full day to explore Palma
    You have a full day to explore Mallorca’s bustling, cosmopolitan capital, using our self-guided city walking tour. On this you will visit the magnificent seafront cathedral, some of the best restaurants on the island, and the walled old quarter in which medieval architecture contrasts with many late 19th-century buildings.
    Palma's cathedral
  • Transfer to Sóller
    Today, you take the nostalgic, and very dramatic, narrow-gauge railway that runs north through the heart of the Tramuntana Sierra (pay locally). For a little over an hour you trundle through the spectacular mountain scenery on a dizzying series of switchbacks, tunnels and viaducts, before reaching your destination, the bustling town of Sóller. Here, you have two nights at Ca'l Bisbe, one of our favourite hotels on the island.

    You have time on arrival to explore Sóller, which boasts botanical gardens and a lively Saturday market, as well as an attractive main square where you can watch the world go by from one of the pavement cafés. The church here has a striking early 20th-century façade and there are other examples of modernist architecture among the manor houses and colourful gardens that line the elegant streets. You could also take a short tram ride (pay locally) on the 'Orange Express', as it clatters through orange groves and market gardens to reach the neighbouring town of Port de Sóller on the coast, where a horse-shoe shaped beach is ringed by a pleasant seafront promenade dotted with restaurants and bars.
    Explore Sóller
  • Choice of walks from Sóller (pay locally for all transport): 5km to 11km

    Sóller to Port de Sóller: 5km, 2hrs
    This pleasant walk leads down from Sóller to the port, from where you can return by tram.

    Refugi de Muleta: 10km, 4hrs
    Taking you up onto the Muleta plateau, high above Port de Sóller, this is a panoramic walk which passes the distinctive lighthouse at Cap Gros. Our notes lead from Sóller, though it is possible to shorten the route by taking the tram to Port de Sóller and beginning the walk there (deduct 3km).

    Fornalutx & Ses Barques: 11km, 5hrs
    Quiet tracks and paths lead up the side of the valley to Fornalutx, a delightful little village, before heading up the hillside to reach the impressive Ses Barques viewpoint and then descending back to Sóller.

    Sóller to Deià: 9km, 4hrs
    This walk uses the old tracks and mule paths that have linked the villages of Sóller and Deià for centuries, and can be undertaken in either direction. We also provide notes for a short town trail in Deià, and there is the option to extend the walk by visiting the lovely fishing cove of Cala de Deià, where you can swim (add 1.5km/45mins).

    Ses Barques to Cala Tuent: 10km, 4hrs
    Take a taxi to the Ses Barques viewpoint above Sóller and walk along ancient cobbled trails through a deep, fertile valley coated with orange groves. After rising out of the valley, you descend to the coast and follow the spectacular coastal path to the beach at Cala Tuent, enjoying some of the best sea views on the island before returning to Sóller by taxi (or boat on weekdays from May to October).
    On the route from Sóller to Deià
    The village of Fornalutx - on the walk from Sóller to Fornalutx
 

Accommodation

In Palma, the Hotel Almudaina is centrally located for easy exploration; while in Sóller, you stay in Ca'l Bisbe, a delightful, restored mansion.

We offer an alternative hotel in Palma – the stylish, 4-star Hotel San Lorenzo. A supplement does apply – please contact us for prices. Whichever hotel you choose, we recommend an extra night here to further explore the city. In fact, we also recommend staying on in Sóller to enjoy more walks in this beautiful corner of the island.
 

Extend your stay

 
Prices & travel options
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  • 4 nights: 09 March - 19 June 2019 & 01 September - 30 November 2019

    Start any day | End by latest date(s) shown above

    Starting Price Single room
    9 - 30 March £450 £260
    31 March - 26 June £510 £295
    1 September - 31 October £530 £300
    1 - 26 November £450 £260
    3rd & 4th person discount -£35
    Single traveller supplement £35

    Includes accommodation, meals and services integral to the holiday as described, plus walking notes and maps, but no travel from the UK, nor any connecting travel from the airport unless stated below.

    Included travel: return taxi from Palma Airport (out 0h10/home 0h35)

    Book your flights through us and we'll find the best route and times to suit you. Please contact us to find out more about our flight booking service. We can also book connecting travel - see below.

  • Room upgrades (£ per person per night)

    Hotel Almudaina
    Superior with balcony: 09 Mar - 30 Nov 2019 £12
    Ca'l Bisbe
    Balcony: 01 May - 30 Jun 2019 £6
    Suite with balcony: 01 Mar - 30 Jun 2019 £16
    Suite with balcony: 01 May - 30 Jun 2019 £16
    Suite with balcony: 01 Sep - 30 Sep 2019 £16
    Suite with balcony: 01 Oct - 30 Nov 2019 £14
    Suite with balcony, top floor: 01 May - 30 Jun 2019 £22

    Extra nights (£ per person per night) in a double or single room

    Hotel Almudaina (B&B) Double room Single room
    01 Mar - 31 Mar 2019 £66 £131
    01 Apr - 30 Apr 2019 £89 £174
    01 May - 31 Oct 2019 £89 £174
    01 Nov - 28 Nov 2019 £59 £117
    Ca'l Bisbe (B&B) Double room Single room
    01 Mar - 31 May 2019 £90 £126
    01 Jun - 30 Jun 2019 £93 £129
    01 Sep - 30 Sep 2019 £98 £132
    01 Oct - 28 Nov 2019 £95 £130
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    Palma

    Travelling from the UK

    Travelling from outside the UK

    If you are flying from outside Europe,  you may need to fly to an airport not listed. To discuss onward connecting travel to the start of your holiday, please contact us.

    Outward route Airline
    Aberdeen - Palma TUI 
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    Belfast Intl. - Palma easyJet,  jet2,  TUI 
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    Birmingham - Palma Flybe,  jet2,  Ryanair,  Thomas Cook,  TUI 
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    Bournemouth - Palma Ryanair,  TUI 
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    Bristol - Palma easyJet,  Ryanair,  Thomas Cook,  TUI 
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    Cardiff - Palma Thomas Cook,  TUI,  Vueling 
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    Doncaster Sheffield - Palma Flybe,  TUI 
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    Nottingham East Midlands - Palma jet2,  Ryanair,  TUI 
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    Edinburgh - Palma British Airways,  easyJet,  jet2,  Ryanair,  TUI 
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    Exeter - Palma Flybe,  Thomas Cook,  TUI 
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    Glasgow - Palma easyJet,  jet2,  Thomas Cook,  TUI 
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    Glasgow Prestwick - Palma Ryanair 
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    Humberside - Palma TUI 
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    Leeds Bradford - Palma jet2,  Ryanair,  TUI 
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    Liverpool - Palma easyJet,  Ryanair,  TUI 
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    London City - Palma British Airways 
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    Gatwick - Palma British Airways,  easyJet,  Norwegian,  Thomas Cook,  TUI 
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    Heathrow - Palma British Airways 
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    Luton - Palma easyJet,  TUI 
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    London Southend - Palma easyJet,  Ryanair 
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    Stansted - Palma British Airways,  easyJet,  jet2,  Ryanair,  TUI 
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    Manchester - Palma easyJet,  jet2,  Ryanair,  TUI 
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    Newcastle - Palma easyJet,  jet2,  Ryanair,  TUI 
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    Norwich - Palma Thomas Cook,  TUI 
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    Southampton - Palma Flybe,  TUI 
    Travelling from outside the UK

    If you are flying from outside Europe,  you may need to fly to an airport not listed. To discuss onward connecting travel to the start of your holiday, please contact us.

    This list of flight options should be used as a guide only, and you should check each airline’s website for current routes, frequency and schedules. Not all flights operate daily, and may not run for the entire season. You should also heed the latest flight arrival time and earliest flight departure time stated in the connecting travel section, as it may not be possible to arrange connecting travel outside these times. Please do not book your flights until we have confirmed your accommodation to you. Alternatively, our expert reservations team will be happy to offer advice and to make flight bookings for you. We charge £30 per person for our flight booking service (£50 for India and Nepal). Your flights are then covered by our package-booking conditions, which give you greater protection in the event of delay or cancellation, as well as providing ATOL cover.

  • Prices below are based on 2 people travelling together. If you are travelling solo or as a party of 3 or more and our arrangements include a taxi, please contact us for prices; additional passengers often pay less.

    Connecting travel options - flying via Palma

    Outward route Price per person Latest flight
    arrival time
    direct taxi Palma airport to hotel (0h10) included flexible
    Homeward route Price per person Earliest flight
    departure time
    direct taxi hotel to Palma airport (0h35) included flexible
What is included
  • 4 nights
  • 4 breakfasts
  • route notes and maps
  • return transfers from Palma airport
 
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FAQs

If you have any questions relating to this or any other Inntravel holiday, our friendly travel experts will be happy to help. You might also find our General FAQs section helpful.
  • We’ll send you route notes and maps 2-3 weeks before your holiday. The route notes not only contain directions to get from hotel to hotel, but also include practical information about places of interest and eateries along each route, plus cultural information about the area. If/when you are moving between hotels, you leave your luggage in reception as you leave, and it will be transferred ahead to your next accommodation, meaning that all you need to take with you are a camera, sun cream, drinks, food and waterproofs.

    For more detailed information, see our walking holidays in Europe page.
  • We can book a wide range of airlines and routes from the UK. As well as being more convenient for you to book all elements of your holiday together, it also means that we’ll accept liability for your travel arrangements, so if things go wrong, such as the airline going bust, we’ll make suitable alternative arrangements for you. For Europe and Morocco, there’s a £30 booking fee per person (£15 for children aged 2-11). For India and Nepal, the booking fee is £50 per person. More information on flights >
  • We can’t book flights that originate outside the UK, but if you wanted book your own flights to London (or elsewhere in the UK), we can make all onward travel arrangements (including flights) from there. Alternatively, if you are booking your own flights to an airport in continental Europe that’s appropriate for your holiday, we can book onward rail travel and/or taxis. More information about how we can tailor holidays for customers outside the UK >
  • Since our holidays are self-guided, we recommend calling us for a chat about your plans before making a booking, especially if it’s the first time you’ve booked with us.
    The price panel shows the supplement for a single room and also the single traveller charge (this covers (luggage) transfers and other costs which are usually shared between two people).
  • Once you’ve decided on your exact itinerary (our travel experts will be happy to offer advice), you need to provide us with your party’s details, either by phone or via our booking form. At this point we also ask you to pay a deposit so that we can secure a room for you immediately on confirming availability with the hotel(s). If it turns out that we can’t secure the accommodation for the holiday you’ve requested, or offer an acceptable alternative, we’ll refund your deposit promptly and in full. After booking your accommodation and other key elements, we'll then book your travel (or you can do so if you’re making your own arrangements) and send you a Booking Confirmation and Invoice.
  • Yes, it’s something we insist on, even for holidays in the UK. The vast majority of holidays go smoothly, but when things go wrong, it can be expensive to put them right. Buying a new pair of walking boots after your suitcase is stolen mightn’t seem so bad, but the bill for being airlifted down from a mountain with a broken leg or flown home while still recovering from an illness or accident can cost tens of thousands of pounds.

    You don’t have to buy our policy (if you live outside Europe you’ll definitely need to make your own arrangements, as the policy is only for UK and EU residents), but you do need to make sure that you’re covered for medical emergencies and repatriation. We also recommend that you are covered for other eventualities, such as cancellation and loss of luggage and passports.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure you are in possession of the correct travel documents, with the correct validity. If you’re a UK citizen, you need a full British passport to travel to Spain, but not a visa (if you are travelling after 31 October 2019, see the Brexit question below for more information). If you are a citizen of another country, you’ll need to check requirements with the national embassy or your own consulate.

    Current information regarding vaccinations and travel health advice can be found through the following NHS link: www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/advice/ You must make sure you have adequate insurance cover for illness, accidents and repatriation (see the insurance question). UK citizens should also obtain a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) by applying at a Post Office or at www.ehic.org.uk. The EHIC allows reciprocal health care but should not be seen as a substitute for travel insurance. EHICs may cease to be valid in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
  • (Castilian) Spanish is one of several official languages; in Catalonia, for example, Catalan has equal status. The currency is the Euro. Spanish time is GMT/UTC + 1. It uses Daylight Saving Time, so in summer is on BST + 1.
  • Even in the event of a no-deal Brexit, it’s been confirmed that flights will continue as normal and that you won’t need a visa to go on holiday (the limit on stays is 90 days). What you will need if there’s no deal is a passport that is valid for at least 6 months beyond the date of your arrival (extra months added because you renewed your passport early do not count) and adequate travel insurance to cover you for accidents and illness in case reciprocal health deals are suspended. If you are driving while on holiday, you will probably need an International Driving Permit (plus a Green Card if you are taking your own car to Europe). More information >
  • The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) provides up-to-date, country-by-country travel advice, as well as information on security, local laws, passports and visas for UK citizens.
    If you live outside the UK, see our essential travel information page for a list of relevant websites.
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