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Shore Excursion:Palma Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour with Optional Boat & Belver Castle

Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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Offered in: English and 6 more


When your cruise ship docks in Palma de Mallorca, head ashore for a hop-on hop-off City Sightseeing tour. From the open-top, double-decker bus, see the city’s beloved landmarks and step off to explore at any of the 16 stops. With your 24-hour ticket, travel at your own pace and listen to audio commentary for the history behind the sights as you go. Upgrade to include a boat tour or entry to Bellver Castle with your ticket.
  • Palma de Mallorca shore excursion, including a 24-hour City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off tour
  • Experience the top things to do in Palma de Mallorca while in port
  • Hop on and off as many times as you like aboard a double-decker bus with audio commentary
  • Set your own itinerary and explore the city at your own pace
  • Upgrade to include a boat tour or entry to Bellver Castle with your ticket
  • Mobile entry ticket available for extra convenience
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.


Stops Include:
• Antoni Maura
• Plaza del Mercat
• La Rambla
• Plaza de España
• Av. Alexandre Roselló
• Av. Gabriel Alomar i Villalonga
• Paseo Maritimo
• Pueblo Español
• Castell de Bellver
• Plaza Gomila
• Hotel Valparaíso
• Fundación Pilar y Joan Miró
• Av. Joan Miró
• Estación Maritima
• Av. Gabriel Roca
• Es Baluard
• Av. Jaume III
• Muelle Comercia

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Reviews by Viator travelers
Mallorca is a beautiful destination.
, Sep 2019
We really enjoyed the tour and the place. It was well organized and easy to get around except the pickup at certain points were not always as stated timely.
Not so Great
, Aug 2019
This tour wasn't so great. We weren't even given any headsets. The island was pretty but we didn't get to enjoy it as much as we would have liked. The cathedral was massive and glorious as we rode by, and that section looked really nice to visit. We wanted to spend some time at a beach which was not communicated clearly by our driver when we asked. He mentioned it would take another hour/or taxi to get to. When we figured it out, all you have to do is get off by the cathedral and then walk for about fifteen minutes to a beach. Not sure why the driver couldn't tell us this. It was a bit disappointing when you only have a certain amount of time from a cruise. Getting back from the beach to the ship in a taxi was 10 euros, so that wasn't too bad. If you have time, get back on the hop on bus to take you back to the ship which we would have done if we things turned out better. We also found out that Cala Mayor beach is beautiful, that is the one you would need a public bus or taxi to get to on your own. Try to make the most of your day so you can enjoy it to the fullest. It is a pretty island!
Complete disaster
, Aug 2019
No explanation of where to get the ticket except the address which turned ou to be a portable street stand hidden in a huge crowd. That address was said to be short walk from end of pier but we docked at different pier 4 km away and finally had to pay 15 EU for taxi. Bus people were surly and unhelpful. Buses left only half full with 40-50 people still in line. Total disaster. More like stealing you money. Don’t do this tour
Best way to see everything
, Jul 2019
This was the best way to see everything in a short time. Being that we have limited time on shore from our cruise ship, it’s a no brainer to get the tour this way you can see everything.
A little too quick
, Jul 2019
The driver was racing through the town. The head sets were very hard to hear through. The audio was mostly tourist music. Need to be more accessible to cruise ships. Was expensive to travel to their main location to pick-up our tickets.
Lack of accurate directions to bus stop
Michelle P
, Jul 2019
The city was beautiful. The only problem was getting from the port to the bus stop. The directions were not clear. There was four (4) other families that had the same challenge.
Terrible experience....
Vela G
, May 2019
We tried to use that bus on 5/11 and the experience was horrible... After an hour wait the bus (license plates 3228 JRG) appeared, at that point there were about 30 people waiting on Stop # 13. There were a few available seats on the bus, but bus driver refused us to use them and forced us to leave the bus with explanation that he had "to leave space for next stops". Overall our experience was terrible and I'd not recommend to use Hop On Hop Off bus in Palma.
Be aware of long lines!!
Paula M
, May 2019
We had to wait almost an hour to get on the hop on hop off bus if you are getting it from a cruise ship!!!
, May 2019
We bought tickets on Viator. We had to walk nearly 50 minutes to get to the first stop to catch the bus. We got off halfway through the route. When we tried to get back on, we had to line up behind people who were buying first time tickets at the bus stop. Having a ticket in hand does not give you any priority to get back on. And they would not let everyone on the bus because they said they needed to leave open seats for people to get on at the next stop. So they made us wait for the next bus, which is another 15 minutes and no guarantee you will get on. We had to walk 1 hour and 20 minutes back to our ship. Don’t waste your time or money on this one.
Good Palma de Mallorca option to get around
, Sep 2018
Bus stop closest to dock was not as far as previous post suggested. The whole tour is about 1.5 hours. Yet the bus stops at one particular area for 20-30 minutes. So whole tour approximately 2 hours. Castle option was great because the views of Palma de Mallorca were amazing from the top of the castle.

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