Most visitors don't spend much time exploring the historic sights in Palma, but there are a number of places to see if you've had too much sun.
Viajes Sidetours, Av. Gabriel Roca 19 (tel. 97-145-35-11), offers numerous full- and half-day excursions throughout Palma and the surrounding countryside. The full-day excursion to Valldemossa and Sóller takes visitors through the monastery where former island residents Chopin and his lover, George Sand, spent their scandalous winter. After leaving the monastery, the tour explores the peaks of the Sierra Mallorquina and then makes its way to the seaside town of Sóller. Call ahead for ticket prices. Tours are reserved for groups with a minimum of 37 people.
Another full-day tour of the mountainous western side of the island is conducted by train and boat, including a ride on one of Europe's oldest railways to the town of Sóller and the Monasterio de Lluch, as well as a boat ride between the port of Sóller and La Calobra. The eastern coast of Majorca is explored in the "Caves of Drach and Hams" tour. A concert on the world's largest underground lake (Lake Martel), tours through the caves, a stop at an olive-wood works, and a visit to the Majorica Pearl Factory are all covered. Times of departure may vary.
Balearic Discovery, Calle Jaime Solivellas 11, Selva (tel. 97-187-53-95; www.balearicdiscovery.com), offers tailor-made travel services to people who want a unique experience during their time in Majorca. The company can arrange everything from art tours to windsurfing excursions.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.