The best of Majorca by helicopter

  • Port

    Palma

  • Level of difficulties

    Moderate

  • Type

    Sightseeing

  • Price

    Adults

    EUR180.0

  • Duration in hours

    1.5

  • Shore excursion code

    02DQ

Description

A spectacular helicopter tour to understand the essence of Palma de Majorca and get a very special, privileged view not only of its historic monuments and luxurious districts, but also to get a panoramic view of the natural surrounding landscape of mountains and tiny, characteristic villages.



What we will see
  • Aerial view of the city of Palma
  • Gothic Cathedral of Santa Maria
  • Palma Port with cruise ships
  • Bellver Castle
  • Area of Son Vida
  • Serra de Tramontana
  • Valldemossa


What we will do
  • Our helicopter excursion begins from Son Bonet Aerodrome, the international airport in Palma de Majorca.
  • As we take off, an enthralling *aerial view of the city of Palma unfolds beneath us, to reveal its most important monuments, including the Gothic cathedral of Santa Maria, commonly known as “la Seu”, famous for its rose window and its immense size. It is approximately 120 metres long, 70 m wide, and covers a surface area of 6,600 m². Its 44 metre-high vaults are some of the highest in the world and make it the second highest Gothic cathedral. The Cathedral was begun in 1230 on the site of the original main mosque and it holds the Royal Chapel, which houses the tombs of King James II and King James III. The west wall of the cathedral was seriously damaged in an earthquake in 1851. In the 20th century, la Seu changed its appearance under the hands of the Modernist Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí, who added the altar canopy.
  • We’ll also get a good view of the port of Palma and the enormous cruise ships, which dock in Majorca during their Mediterranean tours.
  • As we continue to fly over the area, we get a glimpse of Bellver Castle. Originally built as a military fortress to protect the island, the castle is one of the symbols of the city and dominates the entire bay below. It is about 3 kilometres from the historic centre of Palma and over the centuries has been put to various uses. King James II built it as a royal residence. In the 19th century, it became a coin mint.
  • It has a rare circular structure for a castle in Europe, three watch towers and a four-storey keep. Inside the castle is a circular parade ground on two floors and a courtyard built over a storage tank. There is a chapel on the second floor.
  • Our trip continues until we are flying over the area of Son Vida, a luxurious residential area with golf courses, famous hotels and dream villas, as well as elegant shops and clubs where celebrities can often be spotted.
  • Properties in this area can even top EUR 2 million in value.
  • Our helicopter tour continues towards the spectacular geography of the landscape of Serra de Tramontana, which was awarded Word Heritage Site status by the UN in 2011.
  • Serra de Tramontana stretches for 90 km. It covers 30% of the territory of Majorca and boasts numerous peaks of over 1000 metres.
  • During our return journey towards the airport of Son Bonet Aerodrome, we can admire the village of Valldemossa to the south. This typical, tiny village lies on the north coast and has a stupendous view over the sea. Chopin and the writer George Sand lived for a long time in this romantic corner of Spain and their house is open to visitors. At the time, George Sand wrote a book (“A Winter in Majorca”) set against the background of this lovely little village and in the summer months each year it holds a festival dedicated to Chopin.

What you need to know
  • This excursion depends strictly on the weather conditions.
  • In the event of inclement weather the tour may be cancelled at short notice on safety grounds.
  • The excursion is not suitable for guests with restricted mobility.
  • The crew will provide information in English.
  • Children aged 2 to 12 must be accompanied by an adult.