Recognize the great diversity within Palma through a medley of experiences that include dining on authentic Mallorcan cuisine, watching pearls being manufactured and shopping.
After departing from the pier, you will settle in for a leisurely drive through Palma de Mallorca to the restaurant C'an Matias i Miquel on the outskirts of town. Locals love the venue for its authentic Mallorcan cuisine, which you will enjoy for brunch.
Mallorcan entreés typically feature locally caught fresh fish and succulent pork generously seasoned with garlic and olive oil. For instance, you can expect to be served sobrassada, a cross between spicy pork sausage and paté that can be eaten plain, fried or on bread.
A Mallorcan appetizer known as coca de trampó is also usually on the menu. This flatbread is traditionally topped with fresh vegetables such as tomatoes, green peppers and onions. As a complement, you will sample a selection of Mallorcan wines and liqueurs that may include palo, an aperitif first produced in the 19th century with plants known to combat malaria.
Artificial pearls have also been manufactured on the island the since the 19th century, and you will see how at a factory in Palma. You will also have the opportunity to shop in the on-site store, where you can closely examine the pearls, which are prized for being extraordinarily lustrous.
Following this enlightening tour, you will continue to Old Town for more shopping. Stores carrying exquisite jewelry and high-end fashions are particularly prevalent.