Mallorca Narrow Gauge
- Scenic rail journey to Sóller
- Explore destinations off the tourist trail
- Centrally located hotel
- Escorted daily excursions
- Time to explore Palma, Sóller, Inca, Manacor and Pollença
- 6 Days from £850pp
Monday 1 April to Saturday 6 April 2019
From golden beaches in the south to rugged mountains in the north, this island is full of surprises as we explore using the rail network. This relaxed rail tour is a great way to see this beautiful island, one that delivers beautiful views and diverts from the usual tourist track, giving you a real taste of Mallorca.
Day 1 – To Palma
Early morning flight from London Stansted to Palma. Coach transfer to city centre hotel where we stay for 5 nights with breakfast included. We also include a welcome dinner at the hotel.
Day 2 – Sóller
A day out on the Sóller network which is over one hundred years old and operates using historic rolling stock. First, we travel on the 27km long Soller train from Palma through the Serra de Tramuntana Mountains to the north of the island. The train terminates in the town of Sóller which, with its warren of narrow streets, is still charming in spite of the tourist influx. After a break to explore, we continue by tram to the port of Sóller. The tram was originally designed to carry passengers but has also been used to transport goods such as fish. We return to Palma by private coach on the very scenic route via Deia and Valldemossa.
Day 3 – Free Time and Manacor
Spend the morning exploring the capital of what is the largest of the Balearic Islands. The old town is a must and the Gothic cathedral and Moorish palace are two of the sights worth seeing. West of the city, hilltop Bellver Castle is a medieval fortress with a distinctive circular shape. At this time of year the weather should be warm enough to take a stroll along the seafront with its tree lined promenade and marina. In the afternoon there will be an opportunity to take the train across the island to Manacor, the island’s second city and home of the artificial pearl industry. Away from the gift shops, the town has lots of narrow streets with large houses and churches which are worth exploring.
Day 4 – Inca
Leaving Palma after breakfast we take a short train journey to Inca, the third largest town on the island. All of the lines on the island were originally 914mm narrow gauge lines, but, except for the lines run by Ferrocarril de Sóller S.A., have since been converted to 1,000mm metre gauge. Inca is well worth exploring, and Thursday is market day showcasing the local leather trade. After a break, carry on by train to Sa Pobla which is very rural and well off the tourist trail.
Day 5 – Pollença
Our private coach takes us right across the island to the north east tip. First, we visit Pollença which is delightful. The light coloured stone houses and the main square with its cafes invite us to linger! There are many small galleries and shops in the narrow streets and, for the energetic, the best view of all can be found by climbing the 365 stone steps to Calvari chapel. From here we continue, by coach, the short distance to the port itself with a wonderful promenade and stunning views over the Formentor peninsula. Return by coach to Palma. We have a farewell dinner in the hotel.
Day 6 – Home
Coach transfer to the airport late morning for an afternoon flight back to London Stansted.
Hotel Avenida Palace, Palma
Please note - hotels can be subject to change
- Return flight from London with assigned seat and 23kg hold luggage
- Daily excursions with rail tickets included
- Accommodation in a good quality hotel on a bed and breakfast basis
- Welcome and farewell dinners
- Services of a tour leader from London and throughout the tour
Price per person
|Single room supplement:||£230|
|Deposit for this holiday:||£200|
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