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Palma de Mallorca

July 16


Experience some of Mallorca's dramatic scenery on this tour that travels to nearby Soller and includes a vintage train ride. From the pier in Palma, it's a one-hour drive to Soller, a peaceful and picturesque town nestled in the foot of the mountains. Its location in the lush Sierra de Tramutana Valley, makes it a popular spot for people to enjoy beautiful scenery and refreshingly cool mountain air. Soller has long been a popular summer retreat for writers and artists who are attracted by its tranquil setting, favorable light, and the laid-back way of life. Upon arrival, you'll have a guided tour of the town center and then some free time to explore on your own or do some shopping.

Next, you'll enjoy a ride of around fifty minutes on the famous Palma-Soller train, an old fashioned electric train that has preserved its traditional character for the past eighty years. Your memorable ride travels through lovely countryside, making its way through orange and olive groves, almond and locust-bean trees, lush villages and pine-covered mountains. Afterwards, you'll rejoin your coach and transfer back to the cruise ship pier.

Please note: This tour includes approximately 1-hour of moderate walking that at times is over cobblestone surfaces and there is a slight uphill walk from the coach to the center of Soller. Additionally, there are 28 steps leading up to/from the train platform. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests, and may not be suitable for those with mobility concerns who are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. While there are toilet facilities available at the train station in Soller, there are none on the train. Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. The tour may be operated in reverse.

Duration: 4.00 Hrs

Before the train ride, we rode a bus up into the mountains.

Nope, this is not the train we rode.
This tram made a stop at the train station

This was our train car. We had the entire car for our group.

Looking at the tram from the train

View from the train

Back on our bus

This and next photos are of a marina that our tour guide said had 9000 boats!

A Disney ship was berthed next to Sirena

One of Bill's favorite on-board luncheons

At the Terrace Cafe.

Snoopy was hiding behind a clock on the cabin's glass-top table.

Found these pics, but can't place where we were. But I'm posting them just because...

The front desk at the Grand Dining Room

Milos, our waiter for multiple meals — he was great!

This picture was in the lobby of Sirena

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