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Spain’s Balearic Islands: Menorca & Mallorca

10 days |  12 days with Valencia extension
Group size1525 travelers
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Find out why island living is one of Spain’s best-kept secrets.

When it comes to island vacations in Europe, Greece gets a whole lot of attention—and for good reason. But for travelers who want to experience island life off the beaten path, Spain’s Balearic Islands are the answer. On this guided tour, get a taste of Spain’s own unique brand of island living, and find out why sleepy Menorca and bustling Mallorca perfectly complement each other. Along the way, take in the islands’ sunny beaches, coastal villages, succulent seafood, and laid-back way of life.

Your tour package includes

  • 8 nights in handpicked hotels
  • 8 breakfasts
  • 4 dinners with beer or wine
  • 1 food tasting
  • 6 sightseeing tours
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Included highlights

  • Sagrada Família
  • Talayot de Trepuco
  • Mahon sandal workshop visit
  • Ciutadella
  • Cuevas del Drach boat ride
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Day-by-day itinerary

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Overnight Flight1 night
Day 1: Overnight flight

Board your overnight flight to Barcelona.

Barcelona2 nights
Day 2: Arrival in Barcelona
Included meal: Dinner

Welcome to Spain! Meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers at a welcome dinner tonight.

Day 3: Sightseeing tour of Barcelona
Included meal: Breakfast

Discover why the Catalan capital is touted for its unparalleled architectural landmarks, many of which are UNESCO World Heritage sites.

  • Stop at Montjuïc, site of the 1992 Olympic Games, and take in the panoramic views at Mirador de l’Alcalde Park
  • Pass Plaça d’Espanya, where many of Barcelona’s main roads intersect
  • Step inside La Sagrada Família, Gaudí’s famous masterwork-in-progress
  • Drive along Passeig de Gràcia, passing Gaudí’s iconic Casa Batlló, or House of Bones

Spend a free afternoon in Barcelona or add an excursion.

Park Güell & La Pedrera

From $105 per person

Menorca2 nights
Day 4: Flight to Menorca, sightseeing tour of Mahn & Megalithic sites
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Fly to Menorca, the most laid-back of Spain’s Balearic Islands, which is known for its variety of unspoiled beaches and pine-fringed coastlines.

  • Visit Trepucó, one on Menorca’s largest Talayotic sites
  • Walk among the remains of the prehistoric culture featuring burial mounds, walls, and monuments

Afterward, set out on a walking tour of Menorca’s capital city, Mahón, which is situated atop a bluff overlooking one of the Mediterranean’s deepest harbors.

  • Stroll through the city’s historic center and take in its colorful architecture
  • View the Santa Maria Cathedral, Teatro Principal, and local food market brimming with fresh fish and local produce
  • Enter a Menorcan sandal shop and learn more about the island’s iconic avarcas
  • Learn about the craftsmanship that goes into the handmade shoes—and pick up a pair for yourself, if you’d like

Sit down for an included dinner this evening.

Day 5: Free day on Menorca
Included meal: Breakfast

Spend a free day on Menorca or add excursions.

Menorcan Cheese Farm, Coastal Lunch & Nature Walk

From $109 per person

Sunset Cruise of Menorca

From $85 per person

Northeast Mallorca2 nights
Day 6: Ciutadella, ferry to Northeast Mallorca & Cuevas del Drach
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Before departing for Mallorca, spend the morning in the port city of Ciutadella, passing Menorca Cathedral, Bord Square, and the Castle of St. Nicholas, a defensive tower built from sandstone.

Then, board a ferry to Mallorca, the largest and most urban of the Balearic Islands, where ancient history, modern, urban living, and jaw-dropping coastal landscapes meet. Please note: The walking tour of Ciutadella is dependent on ferry schedule.

  • Upon arrival on Mallorca, travel to Cuevas del Drach, an enormous network of underground caves
  • Descend into the network of limestone caverns, which feature jagged stalactites and stalagmites that have formed over the course of many centuries
  • Take a boat ride across majestic Lake Martel, a massive, underground lake considered to be one of the largest of its kind
  • Admire the otherworldly sight while enjoying a live, classical music concert

This evening, enjoy an included dinner.

Day 7: Free day in northeastern Mallorca
Included meal: Breakfast

Enjoy a free day in northeastern Mallorca or add excursions.

Mallorca Olive Oil Tasting & Farmhouse Wine Dinner

From $105 per person

Mallorca Coastal Cruise, Snorkeling & Lunch

From $105 per person

Palma de Mallorca2 nights
Day 8: Palma de Mallorca via Sóller & Valldermossa
Included meal: Breakfast

Make your way into the Serra de Tramuntana Range to discover Mallorca’s scenic mountain villages.

  • Visit the lush town of Sóller, nicknamed Valley of Oranges for its abundant citrus groves
  • Enjoy free time to explore what is regarded as one of Spain’s most beautiful towns
  • Climb aboard the town’s historic tram and descend down the mountains to the Port of Sóller

Later, make your way through the Serra de Tramuntana Range to Valldemossa, a village brimming with old-world charm. On the way, make a photo stop in Deià, a picturesque village where some of the world’s biggest stars have gone to seek refuge from prying paparazzi.

  • Upon arrival in Valldemossa, enjoy free time for lunch and on-your-own exploring
  • After lunch, join your group for a guided tour of the Carthusian Monastery of Valldemossa
  • Learn about the monastery’s history, including its construction in the 14th century for the King of Mallorca’s son
  • Find out why Polish composer Frédéric Chopin temporarily called the monastery home
  • Listen to a piano concert featuring music composed by Chopin

Continue on to Palma, the island’s capital city, and enjoy a free evening.

Day 9: Sightseeing tour of Palma
Included meals: Breakfast, Tasting, Farewell dinner

Join a local guide for a walking tour of Palma—Mallorca’s capital and cultural hub and the Balearic Islands’ largest city. Now a popular resort destination thanks to its location along an azure bay, Palma has been home to Roman, Moorish, and Catholic communities, whose cultural influences—and architectural treasures—remain present.

  • Enter Bellver Castle, one of Europe’s few circular castles
  • Walk through Palma’s old town and pass Plaza Mayor, Passeig del Born, and the Royal Palace of La Almudaina
  • Stop by a local bakery to taste the island’s famous ensaimada pastry
  • Head inside the spectacular and sprawling Cathedral of Mallorca, whose construction began in the 13th century and was completed in the 1630s

This evening, celebrate your trip at a farewell dinner with your fellow travelers.

Flight Home
Day 10: Departure
Included meal: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home or extend your stay and visit Valencia.

Extension to Valencia
Known for being the birthplace of paella, Valencia is often overlooked in favor of bigger Spanish cities like Madrid and Barcelona. That means travelers who venture to this city on Spain's east coast can enjoy its wide beaches, eclectic mix of architectural styles, sprawling green spaces, and many paella, seafood, and tapas spots free from stifling crowds.
Valencia2 nights
Day 10: Flight to Valencia
Included meal: Breakfast

Fly to the mainland city of Valencia this morning.

Spend the rest of the day enjoying free time or add an excursion.

Valencia Cooking Class & Dinner

From $109 per person

Day 11: Sightseeing tour of Valencia
Included meals: Breakfast, Tasting

Discover Valencia on a guided sightseeing tour.

  • Make a photo stop at The City of Arts and Sciences, a symbol of Spain’s modernist architecture
  • See the Torres de Serranos, the Mercado de Colón, the National Museum of Ceramics, and the charming El Carmen neighborhood
  • Admire the UNESCO-listed Llotja de la Seda as you walk through the Old Town to Plaza de la Virgen
  • Admire the unique architecture of Valencia Cathedral, which was built on an ancient Roman temple in the 13th century
  • Stop to taste horchata, a creamy drink typically made from a strained mixture of soaked and ground tiger nuts, water, and sugar

This evening, enjoy a farewell drink as you celebrate your trip with your fellow group members.

Flight Home
Day 12: Departure
Included meal: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

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Hotels, flights & FAQ

Here's the nitty-gritty—where you’ll stay, how you’ll get there, and what to know about your destination before you go.

Hotels

We handpick every hotel to strike the balance of comfort, location, and local charm. Specific accommodations will vary based on your departure date, but these are frequently used hotels for this tour and we're confident you'll be satisfied.
Abba Balmoral Hotel
Abba Balmoral Hotel

This contemporary hotel is located in the Sant Gervasi Galvany neighborhood. Guests enjoy a gym, terrace, and spa. Nearby you’ll find La Pedrera, Casa...

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Catalonia Majórica
Catalonia Majórica

This seaside hotel is located on Palma Bay on the island of Mallorca. Guests enjoy the sun terrace, indoor and outdoor pools, and fitness center. Near...

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Silken Puerta Valencia
Silken Puerta Valencia

This modern hotel is located in the Camins del Grau neighborhood. Guests enjoy bike rentals, a café, and a restaurant. Nearby, you’ll find the Palau d...

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Grupotel Aldea Cala’n Bosch
Grupotel Aldea Cala’n Bosch

This village style hotel is located on the eastern side of Menorca. Guests enjoy private direct access to the beach, large gardens, and spacious accom...

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Grupotel Aguait Resort & Spa
Grupotel Aguait Resort & Spa

This adults only hotel is located on Mallorca’s northeastern coast. Guests enjoy direct access to Ratjada Beach, impressive views of the Mediterranean...

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Flights

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  • Options for arriving early, staying longer, or requesting an upgrade
  • Flexible rebooking options if your tour itinerary changes
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Local weather

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Soller, Spain
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Valencia, Spain
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Catalonia, Spain
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Palma De Mallorca, Spain
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FAQ

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Passport & visa requirements
  • In order to enter Spain, U.S. and Canadian citizens need a valid passport with an expiration date extending at least six months beyond the date of reentry.
  • We recommend having at least one blank passport page for entry stamps.
  • No visa is required for U.S. or Canadian citizens.
  • If you are not a U.S. or Canadian citizen, you must contact your destination country’s consulate for your specific entry requirements.
  • You can see the most up-to-date entry requirements for the destination(s) you’ll visit on tour by going to goaheadtours.com/entry-requirements and searching the code SPI.
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Tour pace
  • You will walk for about two hours daily across uneven terrain, including unpaved trails, cobblestone streets and slippery walkways, with some steep hills.
  • Travelers should be healthy enough to participate in all included walks without assistance. Adding optional excursions may increase the total amount of walking on your tour.
  • You should feel comfortable managing your own baggage at times, as well as getting in and out of ferries.
  • If you have any mobility concerns or physical restrictions, please contact our Customer Experience Team.
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Transportation & arrival information
  • Round-trip flights booked through Go Ahead arrive in Barcelona and depart from Palma de Mallorca (or Valencia on the tour extension). A Go Ahead representative will meet you at the airport and take you to your hotel. Please remain in the arrival lounge, as the representative might be escorting one of your fellow travelers to the bus at the time of your arrival.
  • Transfers to and from the airport at your destination are included for travelers who have purchased their flights through Go Ahead. Travelers who purchase their own flights may request airport transfers with Go Ahead for an additional cost.
  • Flights from Barcelona to Menorca and a ferry between Menorca and Mallorca are included in the price of your tour. A flight from Palma de Mallorca to Valencia is included in the price of the tour extension.
  • All other included transportation on this tour is by private motor coach.
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Baggage allowance
  • Airlines have varying weight restrictions on baggage. Some airlines may impose additional charges if you choose to check any baggage; be advised that you are responsible for any such costs.
  • Contact your airline for baggage size and weight restrictions for your flight, but please note that Go Ahead travelers are restricted to one checked bag per person due to storage limitations on motor coaches and other transfers, which may include train connections or flights.
  • One carry-on bag of 45 total inches (length + width + height) is also permitted.
  • Make sure you label your baggage and keep valuables, medication and documents in your carry-on bag.
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Clothing & packing tips
  • We recommend packing lightweight, loose-fitting clothing that can be easily layered to accommodate varying temperatures, as well as a light jacket or rainwear.
  • Light hiking boots or sturdy sneakers are recommended for the cobbled stones and uneven terrain.
  • You may want to consider packing a collapsible walking stick for more challenging walks.
  • You may want to pack dressier attire if you plan to visit a high-end restaurant or attend a special performance.
  • It is preferable not to visit churches or other religious sites with bare legs and shoulders (and entrance may be denied on this basis).
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Health
  • At least 60 days prior to departure, check with your doctor or healthcare provider for the latest updates and entry requirements, or visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website at [cdc.gov](https://www/cdc.gov).
  • If you have medication that you take daily, be sure you have enough for each day of the tour as well as any possible delays encountered.
  • If you have dietary restrictions and/or food allergies please notify Go Ahead at least 30 days prior to your departure by logging in to goaheadtours.com and updating your traveler info. To update this information closer to your departure date, please call our Customer Experience Team.
    You can see the most up-to-date entry requirements for the destination(s) you’ll visit on tour by going to goaheadtours.com/entry-requirements and searching the code SPI.
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Cuisine
  • In Spain, breakfast like a local with just a pastry and coffee. Then, tuck into a three-course lunch featuring locally sourced seafood. Dinner is less hearty than lunch and is served late, between 9pm and midnight.
  • Catalonian cuisine, which can be found in Barcelona, is markedly different from food in other parts of Spain. Nearly every restaurant will offer pa amb tomàquet—toasted bread with tomato and olive oil. Fresh seafood, hearty meat dishes, cheeses and locally grown vegetables, such as wild mushrooms, are culinary mainstays.
  • Seafood, such as spiny lobster, and pork products, such as the cured sausage known as sobrasada, are common in the Balearic Islands.
  • Valencia is the birthplace of paella, traditional versions of which comprise rice, chicken, rabbit, tomato, saffron, green beans, paprika, and, sometimes, snails, duck, or artichoke, cooked together in a wide, shallow paella pan.
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Electricity & air conditioning
  • Spain operates on the European standard 220-240 volts and uses Types C, E or F plugs with two small, round pins.
  • We recommend packing a universal adapter, as well as a voltage converter if you plan on using your own hairdryer or other device without a built-in converter.
  • The strength of the air conditioning in European hotels is often not as strong or as cool as what you might be used to in the U.S. or Canada. When air conditioning is available, it is usually regulated seasonally and controlled centrally by the hotel.
  • Your hotels may provide hairdryers, irons and other small appliances. However, these amenities cannot be guaranteed.
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Connectivity
  • Wi-Fi is available in most hotels, though some charges may apply.
  • There is no Wi-Fi on any of the motor coaches.
  • Please contact your mobile service provider for information on roaming charges.
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Time zones
  • Spain is one hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) and six hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time (EST).
  • When it’s noon in New York, it’s 6pm in Spain.
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Currency
  • You will use the euro in Spain.
  • Better rates of exchange are usually available overseas, although it’s worth ordering some currency from your local bank to use when you first arrive.
  • We strongly advise that you take debit/bank cards and credit cards, which can be used to withdraw cash at local banks as needed.
  • You can use most debit/credit cards at ATMs on the international networks Cirrus and Plus, but make sure to check with your home bank about withdrawal fees.
  • Inform your bank and credit card company of your travel plans so that they won’t confuse your international purchases for fraudulent charges.
  • International banks and businesses primarily accept debit and credit cards that work with the EMV chip system. If you do not already have at least one debit or credit card with a chip in it, we strongly recommend requesting one from your bank prior to your tour.
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Tipping
  • At the conclusion of your tour, it’s customary to offer your Tour Director and driver a gratuity in local currency. Please keep current exchange rates in mind.
  • We recommend tipping the equivalent of $7USD/CAD to $10USD/CAD per person per day for your Tour Director and the equivalent of $3USD/CAD per person per day for your driver.
  • If applicable, we also recommend the equivalent of $2USD/CAD per local guide.
  • Tips can only be paid in cash.
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Purchasing excursions on tour
  • Most optional excursions will be available for purchase while you are on tour.
  • Your Tour Director will only accept cash (in USD only), Visa or MasterCard as payment for excursions.
  • Please be advised that if you pay for an excursion by credit card while on tour, it may take up to three months for your card to be charged.
  • Some optional excursions may only be purchased in advance. See page four of your tour itinerary for more information.
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