Meet your guide in central Palma, and set off into the handsome streets.
On route, hear about the city’s ‘Ruta Martiana,’ a tradition that arose after Spain’s 2008 financial crisis. Faced with cash-strapped customers, several bars in Palma’s old center initiated this business-boosting concept — every Tuesday (‘martes’ in Spanish) evening, customers ordering a tapas would receive a complimentary drink.
The idea quickly took off, and this tour lets you experience it like a local, on Tuesday evenings and other nights. Stroll from quaint bar to quaint bar, and stop at each to enjoy a delectable tapas dish or pincho, teamed with a Spanish wine, chilled beer, or soda.
Each bar has its own speciality, so expect treats like Mallorca’s biggest tortilla, Spanish jamón (ham), grilled lamb ribs, and fish-topped pinchos. Five tapas dishes or pinchos, plus five drinks are included. Ask your guide for recommendations if you can’t choose, and if you’re still peckish, order more (own expense).
The bars hit different notes, too: expect to cozy up in indoor nooks or relax on outdoor terraces overlooking plazas, churches, or hidden lanes.
After about 2.5 hours, your tour ends in Palma’s Plaza Mayor.