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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
    Duration
    24h
    Return Details
    At the 'end' of the tour, the bus will return to the first departure point.
    Inclusions
    • 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...
    Exclusions
    • 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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    Perfect if you are 2 people and makes sense but we were a large group and next time will hire a minibus for ourself. Service was good and clean.
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    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 to their seats ? The only objective of the driver was to get the tour done
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    Response from CitySightseeingSpain, Quality manager at Shore Excursion:Palma Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour with Optional Boat & Belver Castle
    Responded 8 Oct 2019
    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 operator to take action. Our goal is for all passengers to travel safely and enjoy the tour. We would like to apologize for any inconvenience during your trip. We hope you will choose to trust City Sightseeing again next time and enjoy an excellent experience. Kind regards,
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    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 arrived and were told the hop on hop off
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    Response from CitySightseeingSpain, Quality manager at Shore Excursion:Palma Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour with Optional Boat & Belver Castle
    Responded 8 Oct 2019
    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 is not allowed to enter. Each cruise has a specific area to dock and there may be different walking distances to our stop. We are sorry if there was any misunderstanding with the Tripadvisor Customer Service and for any inconveniences you have experienced. We hope you can enjoy our tour on your next visit to Palma or your next destination. Kind regards,
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    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 distance than expected and the cruise ship did not provide a free
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    Response from CitySightseeingSpain, Quality manager at Shore Excursion:Palma Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour with Optional Boat & Belver Castle
    Responded 8 Oct 2019
    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 hop-on hop-off system. We are glad that our service was comfortable for your sister-in-law and that they could move easily. The Bellver castle is one of the essential stops in our tour and it's a great monument that offers stunning views. We appreciate your feedback and we hope to see you again soon at your next City Sightseeing destination. Kind regards,
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    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.
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    Response from CitySightseeingSpain, Quality manager at Shore Excursion:Palma Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour with Optional Boat & Belver Castle
    Responded 1 Oct 2019
    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 sights and monuments and discover new cities. It helps you easily get from one place to another and allows you the freedom to explore at your own rhythm, thanks to our hop-on hop-off system. We are glad you have been able to enjoy our service in numerous destinations and we hope to welcome you again onboard soon! Kind regards,
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