Mallorca Narrow Gauge

Mallorca Narrow Gauge overview

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Prices from: £765.00
Single supplement from: £330.00
Duration: 6 days
First available departure: 12 Mar 2018
Last available departure: 12 Mar 2018
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Mallorca Narrow Gauge

From golden beaches in the south to rugged mountains in the north this island is full of surprises as we explore using its rail network. Enjoy a relaxed rail tour that delivers beautiful views and diverts from the usual tourist track to give you a real taste of Mallorca.

Palma city
Palma Port, Mallorca
Port de Soller, Mallorca

ITINERARY

Day 1 – To Palma

Lunchtime flight from London Stansted to Palma.  Coach transfer to city centre hotel where we stay for 5 nights with breakfast included.

Day 2 – 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 renowned for its leather goods and is well worth exploring.  Later we carry on by train to Sa Pobla which is very rural and well off the tourist trail.

Day 3 – Soller

A full day out on the Soller network which is over 100 years old and operates using historic rolling stock. First we travel on the 27km long Soller train from Palma through the Sierra de Tramuntana mountains to the north of the island. The train terminates in the town of Soller which, with its warren of narrow streets, is still charming in spite of the tourist influx. From Soller we continue by tram to the port of Soller. The tram was originally designed to carry passengers but has also been used to transport goods.

Day 4 – Free Time

Spend the day exploring the capital of what is the largest of the Balearic islands. The old town is a must with the Gothic Cathedral and Moorish Palace, just two of the sights worth seeing. West of the city, hilltop Bellver Castle is a medieval fortress with a distinctive circular shape. Even in March the weather should be warm enough to take a stroll along the seafront with its tree lined promenade and marina.

Day 5 – Manacor

After breakfast we 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 6 – Home

We have a late morning coach transfer back to the airport for an afternoon return flight to London Stansted.

Price Includes

  • Flights in Economy Class by scheduled airline
  • Accommodation in a good quality hotel on a bed and breakfast basis
  • All rail and tram journeys as stated
  • Services of a tour leader from London and throughout the tour