Geared toward wine lovers, this tour gives you the opportunity to sample some of Palma's finest wines and then explore the enclave of Puerto de Andratx.
Boarding your coach at the pier, you'll commence a scenic seventy-five minute drive to one of the most beautiful valleys on the island of Mallorca. En route, you will pass the spectacular bay of Camp de Mar and then head to Capdellá where the Bodegas Santa Catarina is located. The most striking part of this Bodega is the fantastic sandstone cave where their quality wine matures in oak barrels. The Bodega grows French grapes such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Chardonnay and produces approximately a half million bottles per year.
The soft Mediterranean breeze creates a unique microclimate in the Tramuntana Mountains that has an effect on the French grape varieties and explains the high quality of the Mallorcan wines. After the Bodega visit, you'll have the chance to see the different procedures used during the winemaking, followed by a wine tasting and typical Mallorcan snack.
Before returning to Palma, you'll have some free time to stroll about Puerto de Andratx. Just a few years ago, this quaint town was mainly just the home of local Mallorcans. That has changed in recent years after an influx of foreign investment and a facelift made served to make it an increasingly popular holiday destination and several celebrities are known to visit here during the summer months.
Your route back to the pier includes a panoramic drive through Palma to view the capital's main monuments.
Please note: This tour includes approximately 1-hour of moderate walking/standing plus any additional walking during the free time in Andratx. There will be cobblestone surfaces and a few steps to negotiate. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests those with mobility concerns are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. The tour is not suitable for children and guests must be at least 21 years of age to participate in the wine tasting.