Explore one of the most beautiful villages in Mallorca on our 5-hour private Valldemossa Tour, which takes you from Palma up into the Serra de Tramuntana mountains. You will also get a chance to visit La Cartuja Monastery to see where Frederic Chopin spent the winter of 1838-39. Wander around the narrow streets and lanes, filled with cafés and gift stores.
Leaving Palma behind, we drive for about 30 minutes through splendid landscape of mountains and plains filled with almond and olive trees to Valldemossa, a peaceful town which has served to inspire musicians and painters. One of the first visitors to this area was the Archduke Luis Salvador of Austria. Apart from his visits to the region, he bought many acres of land along with their respective ranches. Some of these ranches are still preserved, as is the case with “S Estaca” ranch, which currently belongs to actor Michael Douglas.
Wander the lovely streets in the village, with its little squares and little boutiques, and perhaps stop for an aperitif at one of the local bars. Next we will take you to La Cartuja, a former Carthusian monastery perched 1,200 feet above the Musa Valley. Its construction has been dated to 1309 and was occupied by Cartujanos Priests. The church was later added during the 15th century. Two centuries later, during the winter of 1838-39, Aurora Dupin, who went by the renowned literary name of George Sand, and her lover, Frédéric Chopin, spent three months there, hoping to conquer the composer’s tuberculosis. The rooms that Sand and Chopin occupied (and where he wrote some of his most important works) are now a museum, where you can see two of his pianos, as well as a draft of Sand’s entertaining book “Winter in Mallorca.”
Before your return to Palma, you will make a visit to “Sa Foradada“. The name is in reference to the rock wall along the coast with a large hole at the point, (Foradada meaning, “with a hole”). With its contrast between the mountains and the sea it’s no wonder why it is named one of the most beautiful landscapes in Mallorca. Returning to Palma you’ll get a chance to admire the city’s highlights on a panoramic drive along its sea promenade.
This tour does not require a high amount of walking or wheeling, and it can also be completely tailor-made based on each person preferences. The itinerary also avoids steps and it follows a mostly flat path along the Tour.
Meeting point: Hotel or Cruise Pick-up or Other
Starting time: Flexible
Duration: 5 Hours
Return: We recommend allowing time for a Lunch break to sample typical local cuisine and wine at one of our suggested Restaurants, equipped with an adapted toilet
No penalty if cancelling at least 14 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure
50 percent fee if you cancel between 7 and 14 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure
100 percent fee if you cancel within 7 day(s) of the scheduled departure