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Shore Excursion:Palma Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour with Optional Boat & Belver Castle

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    What to Expect
    With your City Sightseeing ticket in hand, head to Stop 12, conveniently located close to the port, and climb aboard a double-decker bus to begin your tour of Palma de Mallorca. Pass stretches of white sand and the impressive architecture of the historical quarter as you learn about the history of the area from commentary on board.

    Cruise past landmarks such as the Cathedral, the Palace of Almudaina, and the Plaza Mayor, hopping off whenever you'd like to explore an attraction further. 

    Hop-off or hop-on as many times as you like within the 24-hour validity period of your ticket, and choose to rejoin the tour at any one of 16 stops. The entire route takes approximately 80 minutes to complete and buses depart every 20 minutes from each stop. 

    Please see the Itinerary section for a list of all of the stops serviced by the route.

    Boat Tour Upgrade

    This option includes your hop-on hop-off bus ticket plus a 1-hour boat ride around Palma Bay with a selection of drinks and snacks served on board. (First tour is at 11am, last tour at 4:30pm, departing from Escalera Real.)

    Bellver Castle Upgrade

    This upgrade option includes your hop-on hop-off bus ticket plus admission to Bellver Castle. Take the bus tour for approximately 1.5 hours, followed by a 45-minute visit to Bellver Castle, a Gothic-style structure near Palma's city center.

    Please note: Allow yourself ample time to enjoy the excursion and ensure your timely return to the port. This excursion is not covered by our worry-free policy because the start point is located within a 10-minute walk of the cruise port, allowing you to ensure your punctual return to the cruise ship.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    The first tour stop along the route is located at the Antoni Maura. For specific cruise information, please see 'additional info'.
    Departure Time
    10:00 - 18:00, December - February 
    09:30 - 20:00, March - May, September - November 
    09:30 - 22:00, June - August
    Return Details
    At the 'end' of the tour, the bus will return to the first departure point.
    • Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour: 24 or 48 hour bus ticket
    • Hop-On Hop-Off Bus & Boat tour: 24 hour bus ticket, 1 hour boat cruise
    • Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour & Bellver Castle: 24 hour bus pass, entry to...
    • Gratuities
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Cruise Passenger Info:
    • Guests are recommended to check with their cruise line on which Cruise Terminal the cruise ship will be in dock.
    • Poniente Peraires:
    • Stop 14, Estacion Maritima is the closest City Sightseeing bus stop to the cruise terminal. Guests will be required to walk through the terminal exit to the public street where the buses will be located.
    • Muelle Pelaires Sur:
    • The nearest stop is Stop 14, Estación Marítima, just near to the exit of the terminal. Alternatively, there may be a port shuttle provided by your cruise line, where you can hop on the bus at Stop 18 Muelle Comercia, in front of the shuttle point.
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Bus tour:
    • Red Route: Operates 9:30am - 8:00pm, every 20 minutes. Full loop - 100 minutes.
    • Purple Route: Operates 10:00am - 6:00pm (Tuesday - Sunday), every 40 minutes. Full loop - 20 minutes.
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Bus stops closed on Mondays: Hotel Valparaiso, Fundacio Pilar i Joan Miro, Palacio Marivent, Es Baluard.
    • Bellver Castle: Child and Senior tickets can be purchased on the bus or at the castle. Closed on Mondays. Free entry on Sundays.
    • Boat Tour (if selected) operates May - October. Duration: 60 Minutes. Frequency: 60 Minutes. First Tour: 10:30AM. Last Tour: 4:30PM. Departs from Escalera Real
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 2 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    We have used many city tours in the past . As they all do , they ask you not to stand whilst the bus is moving . Why then does the driver move off whilst people ( many elderly ) are still trying to get...More

    2  Thank 854eddien
    CitySightseeingSpain, Quality manager at City Sightseeing Palma de Mallorca, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Hello, Thank you for sharing your thoughts. We are sorry you did not receive the service you expected in Palma. At City Sightseeing we take safety very seriously and it is our priority. We appreciate your feedback and we will send it to the local...More

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    I phoned Trip Advisor customer service prior to booking this excursion from a Royal Carribean ship. I was told to access the convenient station to board the Hop on Hop off. In fact I was told to ho to a certain numbered gate. Instead we...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Voyager741506
    CitySightseeingSpain, Quality manager at City Sightseeing Palma de Mallorca, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Hello Voyager, Thank you for taking the time to share your review. We are sorry to hear you felt this way about the tour. Our tour has a stop very close to the terminal cruise but, due to the regulations of the port, our bus...More

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    There were 4 of us and my sister-in-law was not walking to well so the hop on hop off was great as we could decide how far to wonder from the stop. The distance from the cruise ship to the stop was much longer in...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank 190Sophie
    CitySightseeingSpain, Quality manager at City Sightseeing Palma de Mallorca, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Hello Sophie, Thank you for taking the time to share your opinion on Tripadvisor. We are glad you thought our buses are attractive. Our buses allow you to get an overview of the city and see the main sights and monuments and thanks to our...More

    Reviewed 29 August 2019

    whenever we visit a city we always go on the bus tour as they are really informative and easy to find good places to visit, you can stay on the bus or hop off and on whenever you like. really good.More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Bloone
    CitySightseeingSpain, Quality manager at City Sightseeing Palma de Mallorca, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

    Hello Bloone, Thank you for your kind comments about our tours and for sharing your suggestions on TripAdvisor. We are glad you enjoyed exploring Palma from the top deck of our red bus. Our tour is indeed a great way familiarize yourself with the main...More

    Reviewed 3 August 2019 via mobile

    After reading poor reviews about the tour I was a bit sceptical about giving it a go. Happily we were very pleasantly surprised as had none of the gripes from previous reviews. Informative with the information coming through the headsets in the right places, lots...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    1  Thank Joanne B
    CitySightseeingSpain, Quality manager at City Sightseeing Palma de Mallorca, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

    Hello Joanne, Thank your for your honest comments about our service. We are glad you trusted in City Sightseeing to discover Palma aboard our double-decker buses. Our tour allow you to get an overview of the city and see the main sights and monuments and...More

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    26 September 2019|
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    Response from Bill A | Reviewed this property |
    Can't be exact on what stop number it is but it is located right outside the area you will exit the ship terminal from. You can't miss it as you will see a big line of people waiting to get on the bus.
    23 May 2019|
    Response from Susayou | Reviewed this property |
    Nosotros lo reservamos por Expidia.No hubo inconveniente , solo con mostrar la confirmación del móvil , esta Espero les sirva
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