There's something really special about this trip to northern Majorca – the way in which you sightsee is part of the adventure. That's because you'll travel by coach, train, tram and boat during our exclusive excursion through Soller, Port de Soller and Lluc. What's more, you'll have an in-the-know local to show you around. Juan, one of our guides, says, ‘Until the railway was built, Soller could be reached only by boat. So, it traded a lot with France, rather than the rest of the island. And so it has a certain Gallic charm.'
Hop on the century-old Soller train – think antique wooden carriages with brass fittings – and zigzag your way through the pine-clad Tramuntana Mountains, which are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It's an experience oozing nostalgia. And as the train is electric, it's a more sustainable way to travel. There's also a trip on a tram linking Soller and Port de Soller, during which you'll pass through orange groves and narrow tracks behind homes. The Soller valley is famous throughout the islands for its oranges and the ice cream made from them while the red Soller prawns caught in nearby waters are considered a delicacy.
Hop onboard a catamaran from Port de Soller next, for a leisurely sail towards the secluded cove of Sa Calobra. Hemmed in by cliffs, this natural beauty spot is Majorca at its rawest. Then, back on dry land, you'll round off with a visit to Lluc Monastery, nestled in the mountains. Here, you'll enjoy a guided tour of this holy pilgrimage site, as well as a sampling session of the island's finest olive oil.