UK and Europe (Coastal) - 09 January 2013
|Place: Palma (Majorca)||Place: Palma (Majorca)|
|Date: Wed 09 Jan 2013||Date: Fri 18 Jan 2013 |
|Time: Between 16:00-18:00 Local Time ||Time: 10.00 Local Time |
|Berth: To be confirmed||Berth: To be confirmed|
This voyage is a chance to sail among the diverse and fun Balearic Islands.
Each of the four islands, floating serenely in the glittering Mediterranean, could be said to have a theme. Mallorca is the senior island, combining a little of everything, from spectacular mountain scenery and hiking through to enjoying the seaside. Ibiza is synonymous with clubbing, the island that gave Europe the rave. Menorca is a haven of tranquillity – splendid isolated beaches and coves, and prehistoric monuments standing as taciturn reminders of how small we are in the grand scheme of things. And tiny Formentera, a chill-out island, where some people lose themselves for weeks on end.
Quite which islands you will visit will depend on the weather and wind direction, but wherever you end up, there is intrinsic beauty. Beyond high-rise resort hotels, bars and more popular beaches are Gothic cathedrals, Stone Age ruins, fishing villages, spectacular walks, secluded coves, endless olive and almond groves and citrus orchards.
Mallorca or Majorca, the oldest of the islands, is the perfect destination for those looking for a little bit of everything. Palma is famous for La Seu, its vast cathedral originally built on a previous mosque. Although construction began in 1229, it did not finish until 1601 and local architect Antoni Gaudí was drafted in during a restoration project in 1901. The Parc de la Mar (Park of the Sea) lies just south overlooked by the great building which sits above it on the city's stone foundations. Between these two are the town walls. Here there is a vast blue and yellow canopy strung over a lower area, shading rows of wooden benches.
The Old City (in the south-east area of Palma behind the Cathedral) is a fascinating maze of streets clearly hinting towards an Arab past. With the exception of a few streets and squares, the walkways of this city quarter are fairly narrow, quiet streets, surrounded by a diverse range of interesting buildings, the architecture of which can easily be compared with those in streets of cities such as Florence (Italy), for example. Enjoy the beauty of the Balearic Islands of Mallorca, Formentera, Ibiza and Menorca
For travel, accommodation and other information, please see the following:
Airport: Palma Majorca Airport
The Palma website (http://www.palma.com/
) provides useful information about Palma and accommodation options should you require it. It also provides a map and details of visitor attractions.
Voyage Ref: TNS362
Departs From: palma (majorca)
Final Destination: palma (majorca)
Cost Per Person: £649
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