Majorca Excursions

The best day trips in Majorca for every traveller

For those on their holidays to Majorca, drawn by its sunshine, glorious beaches, and the bath-like sea, there's more to explore beyond the beach. If you fancy a break from relaxing in your fabulous all-inclusive hotel, consider booking excursions around the island to fully experience what Majorca has to offer.

  1. Palma Tours
  2. Cave Visits
  3. Epic Hikes
  4. Wine Tasting
  5. Sóller by Train
  6. Tours on two wheels
  7. Tour by boat
  8. Other adventure tours

Day trips in Majorca offer a fantastic way to see different parts of the island and are a highlight among the many things to do in Majorca. These excursions allow you to sample new foods, experience local culture, and enjoy diverse landscapes, all without the hassle of driving or navigating. You can choose from a variety of options including a small bus, large coach, or a private tour. Alternatively, explore the island's beauty by boat, bike, or on foot – there’s an adventure suited for everyone.

1. Palma Tours

One of the best ways to immerse yourself in the capital, Palma, and to discover the top things to do in Palma, is by joining a walking tour led by a local guide. These experts provide insights into the city’s history and culture, offering local tips and stories you wouldn’t find in a guidebook.

There is a wide array of city tours to choose from, including wine-and-tapas tours, simple walking tours, and street-art tours. For a different perspective, you can opt for e-bike, electric scooter, and segway tours, typically priced around €50.

Another option is the City Sightseeing open-top, double-decker bus, complete with recorded commentary in various languages. For those on a budget, the Majorca Free Tour offers walking tours that showcase classic sights during the day, or Majorca’s myths and legends on Saturdays at 6pm, starting in Plaza Major.

When booking tours, remember to check optional extras like hotel drop-off and pick-up, which can add convenience to your experience.

Hop-on bus: 1-day incl. audio guide €22, < 7s free, 8–16s/+65s €11

Mallorca Free Tour: Mon–Sun 11am, from tourist office

2. Cave Visits

One of the most popular day trips in Majorca is a cave tour to one of its spectacular geological marvels. Although there’s plenty of adventurous caving in Majorca, these cave tours take in large, accessible caves with wide walkways winding through the cavernous spaces laden with stalactites and stalagmites.

The Caves of Drach and Hams’ Caves, both near Porto Cristo, are some of the best-loved caves on the island. You can enter Hams’ caves for €16/10 without a guide and enjoy them at your own pace. Drach caves has an impressive underground lake called the Sea of Venice and often runs beautiful light shows.

The Caves of Arta and Caves of Campanet – inland caves in the north of the island – are equally popular and equally stunning inside. At Arta Caves you’ll get a 40-minute tour for €12/8 while at the Caves of Campanet, an audio-guide tour will lead you around a 500m route lasting approximately 40 minutes.

Drach Caves tour: Led by site guides, 1 hr, ~€16.50/9.50.

Campanet Caves: Self-guided walk/audio tour, €16/9, <4s free.

3. Epic Hikes

On an island as green and mountainous as Majorca, with a stunning coastline too, it’s no wonder that hiking excursions are so popular. Many people choose to bring their own maps or follow routes for self-guided hikes on the island.

Alternatively, you can book hiking day trips in Majorca with companies who provide a great route and a local guide. Keida offers hiking and kayak tours, as well as pure-hiking tours, starting at €45 and lasting several hours – perfect for getting a taster of the fabulous mountain scenery.

Mon d’Aventura has various levels of hikes to choose from – easy, medium and challenging routes, varying from 1–3 hours up to 6–9 hours. Most of the routes are designed as round trips, but a few are hike-out boat-back journeys. You can book onto small-group trips with various tour operators starting at around €50, and explore gorges, mountains, wine country, the coast and more.

Mon d’Aventura: Large-group tours ~ €55pp. Small groups several hundred euros/group.

Popular areas: Coll Baix, Formentor, Cami des Correu

4. Wine Tasting

One of the most popular excursions in Majorca for adults, especially for those interested in wine tasting in Majorca, is a day-trip to a winery. These tours offer the chance to taste some of Majorca’s finest wines in a beautiful rural setting surrounded by vineyards.

In addition to wine tasting, visitors can enjoy delicious homemade food and immerse themselves in the local culture. Mallorca Wine Tours provides various options, ranging from simple walking tours with wine tasting in Palma to full Finca experiences complete with wine tasting and a Flamenco show. The company also offers a unique wine tour that visits two famous, long-established wineries, traveling between them on a vintage train through the picturesque wine fields.

For those who prefer a more personal experience, companies like Wine Tasting Mallorca can bring the tasting experience directly to your premises. Alternatively, you can visit a bodega or local winery directly; for instance, Bodegas Bordoy offers visits with five wines to taste from just €16, while Son Sureda Ric provides private-group guided tours starting from €190.

Mallorca Wine Tours: Palma wine tour €90. Train wine tour €75. VIP Finca ~€125.

Wine Tasting Mallorca: At yours or Pollenca rooftop bar ~€55pp.

5. Sóller by Train

The charming old town of Sóller is one of the prettiest in Majorca and a must-visit for food, swimming and atmosphere. And there’s a very unique way to visit it.

From Plaza España in Palma you can take the old wooden train, which leaves multiple times a day, eventually dropping you in Sóller. The elegant brass and mahogany carriages are impressive, transporting you back in time to the golden era of train travel. Better yet, they afford you an amazing view of the Majorcan countryside, rolling through vineyards, past sleepy villages, extensive pine and oak forests, sweeping olive groves and past the impressive Pujol d'en Banya.

Some trains (enquire at the station) make a special 10-minute stop in front of the mountain view so you can get off and snap photos. Once in Sóller, explore further and take Majorca’s only tram to reach Puerto de Sóller for swimming and seafood. You’ll find information on trendesoller.com.

Times: Palma–Sóller 6/day summer (4/day winter). Sóller–Palma 5–7/day (4/day winter)

Prices: Round trip €25, single €18.

6. Tours on two wheels

Exploring Majorca on two wheels is an excellent way to experience the island, and it's a great complement to the variety of water sports in Majorca. Self-guided bike excursions are straightforward; you can simply rent a bike and follow the store’s pre-made routes.

For those who prefer a more structured experience, many bike shops offer guided tours and day excursions, allowing you to enjoy the scenery without the worry of getting lost. Port de Pollença is an ideal location for bike tours, with numerous shops offering rentals from as little as €20/day, complete with suggested routes. Bike Island Mallorca can even arrange a local guide and create a customised tour for you.

Clips Mallorca Cycling, with locations in Can Pastilla, Can Picafort, and Port de Pollença, offers tours and large-group rides led by local experts. ProCycleHire bike shop provides 3-day group tours covering different terrains with experienced guides, or you can join their day ride from their café every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday at 9 am, covering around 100km at an average speed of 26–28km/h.

ProCycleHire Event: The Lap – cycle 327 km in 1 day, fully supported, €159

Tramuntana Tours: Mountain bike group tours ~€40pp + bike hire

7. Tour by boat

You can book boat excursions like catamarans and glass-bottomed boats from all the main holiday towns in Majorca. Catamarans run from places like Port de Pollença, Alcudia, Arenal and Palma, or you could book a sunset cruise from Alcudia (~€60/adult) or Palma (~€75/adult).

From Cala d’Or, catch a glass-bottomed boat with Starfish and use their underwater viewing pods, swim off the boat and spot dolphins (~€52/adult). In Cala Millor and Cala Bona, Majorca Sea Paradise offers glass-bottomed boat trips with caves and swimming stops (€25/29 per adult).

If you’re staying in Magaluf or Palma Nova, one of the best-loved boat trips is the Bladerunner. This fun speedboat tour is very hyped, taking you to secluded coves and offering paddleboarding, snorkelling and underwater scooters. In Port d’Alcudia there are dozens of tour, rental and charter companies. Alcudia Sea Explorer offers tours of the marine nature reserve, Formentor beach and lighthouse and sunrise and dolphin-watching tours (all ~ €65/70pp). NoFrills Excursions has boats of various sizes where you can see sunset, dolphins and more.

Bladerunner: 2 hours, speedboat tricks + party music, €70pp.

NoFrills Excursions: Catamaran €61, dolphin watching €54, cave + snorkel €43.

8. Other adventure tours

For the adventurous, there are other unique tour options to try. You could do a buggy tour around the island’s coast or through the interior, with companies like Buggy Tour Mallorca, who have bases in several major resort towns and offer three-hour off-road excursions for around €220 per two-person bike.

Quad Fun Tours in Alcudia offer two-hour on-road experiences for around €110, with two per quad bike. You could also explore on horseback with a riding excursion from a company like Experience Mallorca – who offer one or multi-hour rides, including beach rides, from around €80 – or Ses Roques – offering rides with brunch or wine tasting, from €28–56.

Coasteering adventure tours are also popular here. This is quirky sport involves skirting the coastline with some swimming, climbing and jumping from cliffs into the water. Companies such as Karakorum Adventure (~€65), Explora Mallorca (€50) and Viu Aventura (~€50–70) offer fun coasteering day trips in Majorca.

Other quads: Minibikes.com (Can Pastilla) group tours from €95pp.

Why not try?: Climbing, canyoning & caving.

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