Wine, Tapas and Poetry

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Tour Number

Activity Level

48961


Categories

Shore Excursion, Local Experience, Food and Wine, Day Trip / Out of Town

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. Suitable for mature children.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 4

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), Spanish (fluent)

Private tour and wine tasting with lunch in the Tramuntana Mountains


A popular tour showing what I love about Mallorca. We will begin with a short visit to Palma before setting off for the Tramuntana Mountains, a UNESCO World Heritage site, on a drive that is a favorite with visitors and locals alike. In a village perched over the Mediterranean, we will see the most stunning views of the rugged coastline from an ancient defense tower. At a family run winery we will enjoy winetasting with a lunch of local products. The wine is impossible to try anywhere else since the production is very limited. The American poet Robert Creeley lived here in the 1950's. Associated with Black Mountain movement, he was a great friend of Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and Jackson Pollock.

in the village of Deya, a magnet for writers and artists to this day, we'll visit an artist's studio and an optional visit to the house of one of Britain's most important 20th century poets, Robert Graves.

This tour can be done without winetasting and/or lunch included. Just ask!

Itinerary

We begin with a short walking tour of the center of Palma. We leave Palma behind and advance towards the Tramuntana Mountains high above the coast (45 min). Here we will be greeted by members of a family run bodega where we will sample the wines of the region while we admire the landscape and terraces which were created by the Arabs, used for agriculture and which remain the principle physical feature of the zone (45 min). By car we will continue north through the mountains to the village of Deya which has long been a haven for artists and writers(30 min). We will tour the village, visit an artist and enjoy an optional visit to the House of Robert Graves (3 hrs). Return to Palma.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: I can meet you at your hotel. If arriving by cruise ship, please check with your ship to see if they offer a shuttle to Palma to Escollers where I will meet you to begin our tour.

End location: Return to ship or hotel

Duration: 5 hours 30 min.

Transportation

Transportation in air-conditioned car and walking.

What’s Included

Other: Guide services, and transportation in an air-conditioned modern vehicle. Also includes a visit to the vineyard, wine tasting of 3 wines accompanied by a meal of local products.

The lunch menu includes:
Mallorcan cheeses
Pamboli which consists of extra virgen olive oil, tomato and sobrasada (a locally made sausage) on brown peasant bread.
Coca de verdura - Our version of a pizza with vegetable toppings
Fruit or dessert

Estimated Local Cash Needed

25 euros - For anything you would like to buy.

What’s Extra

Other: Souvenirs, entrance fee for optional visit to Robert Graves house.

A Recent Review of this tour

Simply put, Gina V is a rock star guide and our experience in Palma de Mallorca was a major highlight of our Holiday. Gina is a real pro! She helped me determine our preferences during the email communications before we arrived and the actual tour fully exceeded our expectations. We knew nothing about Palma de Mallorca prior to our arrival and afterwards, we felt like locals! Gina's courteousness, conscientiousness, knowledge and overall approach is second to none! Book your tour with Gina!
Steve Eisinger

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