Discover some of the most scenic parts of Mallorca and the lovely village of Valldemossa during this picturesque ride on the Soller Railway. Depart the pier for the approximately 50-minute sightseeing drive through Palma, and on to the Son Reus Train Station. Upon arrival, board the historic Soller train. The Soller Railway has been running a daily train service along the 17-mile (27-kilometre) route between Palma de Mallorca and Soller, without interruption, since 1912. Your scenic, 45-minute journey is an enchanting voyage highlighted by beautiful panoramic views of the Mallorcan Mountains, orange groves and small, fairytale-like villages. Pass through 13 tunnels and numerous bridges before arriving at Soller. After some free time in the beautiful village of Soller, board a coach for the drive to Son Marroig. This stunning estate is renowned for its picturesque setting on the slopes of Mallorca's northern mountain range. You'll make a photo stop at a lookout which offers spectacular views of the coastline and ‘Foradada', a locally-renowned rock formation rising from the sea. Leaving Son Marroig, your drive continues on through the rugged northern interior of the island en route to Valldemossa, where a visit is made to the Carthusian Monastery. This 17th-century monastery, also known as ‘Cartuja', is famous for its beautiful cloisters and gardens. More importantly, it housed two illustrious guests, composer Frédéric Chopin and novelist George Sand, during the winter of 1838-39. A guided tour of the monastery includes the cloisters, the 18th-century pharmacy, the former monks' cells and the rooms once occupied by the famous couple. Following your visit, some time is made available for browsing the many shoppes at your leisure before re-boarding the coach for the approximately 30-minute drive back to the pier.
Note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking on uneven pathways, with some steps to negotiate at Soller Station and approximately 1/2 mile of walking. The train is not air-conditioned or wheelchair-accessible, and has wooden seats. The train journey is not exclusive to NCL guests.
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Customer Reviews for Magical Majorca & Train To Soller
Review 1 for Magical Majorca & Train To Soller
I traveled with:Self
Cruise Date Month:October
Cruise Date Year:2010
Favorite port:Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Spain
I want to go here next:Hawaii
Date:July 24, 2012
The trian was historic and quaint. The ride scenic, and tunnels thrilling . Definitely unlike any train ride I have ever experienced. Free time could have been provided in Soller, if only 15 minutes. Vallemosa was enchanting and the almond cake is not to be missed. I deem this excursion the best of the best. Book early this one sells out fast.
This was my favorite shore excursion on our entire trip. What beautiful scenery! The train ride was a blast. It ends in the village of Soller where we had a little while to walk around & see the town. Next, we rode a bus to Valdemossa, which is such a beautiful little village! We toured the monastery where Chopin & George Sand once stayed. The tour guide took a group to a short piano concert after the tour, but we decided to grab some lunch, instead. We all met back on the bus after a couple of hours & drove back to Palma. It was a relaxing tour & I loved every minute!
This was one of the best trips I've been on with such fantastic scenery, mixed with local history. The train ride lasts for 45-50 mins, winding its way up the mountainside and ends with a walk through Soller to meet the coach. You're able to get a feel of the town. The coach ride to Valldemossa and back down the mountain has some great views and you stop to see the 'Punta de Sa Foradada''. Our guide took those that wanted round the monastery and it was well worth the visit. In the 1830s the Spanish government confiscated monasteries, and the historic estate was sold to private owners, who have since hosted some prominent guests. These have included the Polish composer Frédéric Chopin and the French writer and pioneering feminist George Sand. This was the best value trip of all that we went on.