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Mallorca in December

Christmas markets, ice skating, a warm Winter ... December is one of the most enchanting times of the year.  To boot, it is not that cold.  Open air activities abound.

Mallorca In December...

 

Mallorca in December is beyond festive with Christmas markets, city lights, cultural traditions and live performances.  To boot ... it is not that cold.  Temperatures during the day range from 55 to 70 degrees (12-21 celcius), while evenings are around 40-50 degrees (5-10 celcius).  Locals dine alfresco with heat lamps and fuzzy blankets, the mountains are open to all levels of adventure, and cultural festivities can be experienced at every turn.  December is one of the most enchanting times of year.

 

December Is For You If...

 

You are a fan of the holiday season.  Temperatures between 50-70 degrees are your comfort zone.  Music concerts and live theater appeals to you.  You have an adventurous spirit.  Tasting of local foods is a requisite indulgence.  Historic walks, listening to stories from thousands of years ago, awakens your curiosity.  You are breath taken by nature.  December is exceptional for those who love to celebrate, to mingle with the community, and to immerse themselves in a warm winter.

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Sample Itinerary...

Day 1 - Arrival to Mallorca

Total Driving Time:  30 minutes

Arrival to Mallorca, Villa Check In...

Arrive to Mallorca, check in to your private accommodations, then enjoy a glass of Cava and unwind from your day of travel.  This gorgeous, hand selected villa has all the creature comforts needed to feel like a resident in Mallorca.  To boot, it is situated in the center of the beautiful Tramuntana Mountain range.  Massages are available upon request.  In the evening, walk to dinner in the village square, where there are no signs of tourism.  The idea is to immerse yourself in the local life experience.   

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Day 2 - Weekly Market and Farm to Table

Total Driving Time:  1:30 hours

Weekly Market, Wine Tasting, Walk in Nature...

Morning stretch, coffee and breakfast.  Today you visit a beautiful village where one of the weekly markets takes place.  Here you are introduced to products made for generations by local families.  Lunch is al fresco at a sustainable, zero kilometer farm, before heading back to the villa for some relaxation.  Dinner kicks off with appetizers and wine tasting in an irresistible garden, after which, a beautiful trail walk to dinner presents magnificent views of the famous mountain range.

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Day 3 - Historic Hike and Private Chef

Total Driving Time:  1:30 hours

Mountain Hike, Gin Tasting, Vegan Tapas...

Morning stretch, coffee and breakfast.  Today you hike the historic Arxiduc Trail where you'll walk high above the clouds for exceptional views of the coast and villages below.  You are literally at the peak of the mountain tops.  A private lunch awaits at the end of the hike, in the charming village of Valldemossa.  Walk the cobblestone streets, visit the Frédéric Chopin and George Sand Museum.  Dinner is a tasting of local gins and vegan tapas with a private chef at your beautiful villa.

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Day 4 - Jeep Tour and Night Hike

Total Driving Time:  1:30 hours

Jeep Tour, Remote Dinner, Headlamp Hiking...

Morning stretch, coffee and breakfast.  The day begins with a relaxing walk through your village to visit to a glass studio where one of a kind pieces of art are created by hand.  After lunch, the adventures begin.  A jeep tour takes you to the most wildly beautiful locations in Mallorca.  Then ... hike 1:00 hour through the mountains to a remote location, where a one-of-a-kind dinner awaits.  The best part ... you get to hike back at night, with headlamps, listening to the sounds of nature.

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Day 5 - Salt, Beach, and Thermal Spa 

Total Driving Time:  2:00 hours

Salt Production, Thermal Pools, Luxurious Lunch...

Morning stretch, coffee and breakfast.  Today is about spoiling yourself with sensory pleasures.  Begin with a visit to the salt flats, where the best salt in the world is produced.  Learn how they infuse those little white crystals with flavors such as hibiscus and olives.  Next up, a visit to the only thermal waters on the island for an afternoon of pampering.  Lunch is an unforgettable culinary experience of savory art.  Take a walk on the famous Es Trenc beach before heading home to dinner in your village.

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Day 6 - Origins of Mallorca and Cooking Class

Total Driving Time:  45 minutes

Mallorca Origins, Arab Influence, Cooking with Private Chef..

Morning stretch, coffee and breakfast.  Today you have a tour of two famous estates, both built during Moorish rule in the 13th century.  Listen to little known stories of the estates and their famous gardens.  Hike to ruins, where you just might bump into a few sheep and wild goats.  Lunch is in a small village with exceptional viewsYour final dinner at the villa, before departing for the city, is a cooking class of your choosing with an exceptional private chef.  Tonight ... get a good night's sleep.

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Day 7 - The City of Palma de Mallorca

Total Driving Time:  30 minutes

Walking Tour, Art, History...

Sleep in, coffee and breakfast ... a relaxing morning.  Today you relocate to the city of Palma de Mallorca, where you check in to a precious, boutique hotel, located in an old convent.  After settling in, a guide will be waiting to take you on a tour of the main attractions, to discover art, history and more.  You are then free to do a bit of walking and exploring on your own.  Christmas markets and festivites abound.  Lunch is solo, everyone meets for dinner in Palma.

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Day 8 - Ice Skating and Christmas Markets

Total Driving Time:  0:00 hours  

Yoga, Shopping, Sightseeing, Culture...

Yoga class, coffee and breakfast.  The yoga studios in Palma are lovely and some classes are in English.  Or, you may opt for a morning walk or run along the Sea.  The entire day is free for you to explore and shopMallorca's Christmas markets are quite vast, located all around the city.  Shop for gifts, drink some hot wine, then visit the ice skating rink.  Walk along the beach to Portixol or Molinar, where there are delicious seaside restaurants.  In the evening, a beautiful surprise dinner awaits.    

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Day 9 - Sightseeing and Flamenco

Total Driving Time:  0:00 hours

Bellver Castle, The Cathedral, Arab Baths...

Sleep in, coffee and breakfast.  From your hotel it is easy to walk to the Cathedral, the Castle, and several museums.  Stop by the Arab Baths to see one of the few archaeological remains of Muslim reign.  Although the Moors built 25+ mosques in the city, and numerous other historic buildings, most were destroyed during the Christian conquest on December 31, 1229.  Behold an ancient space and time.  In the evening, a live performance of Flamenco music and dance, and a special farewell dinner.

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Day 10 - Farewell

Total Driving Time:  30 minutes

Until Next Time...

Bid a reluctant yet grateful farewell to Mallorca.  You leave with the most exceptional memories, a fresh outlook on the future, and an all new set of FANTASTIC FRIENDS to boot!  Transport to Mallorca Airport will be arranged.

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Accommodations

The journey begins in a private villa where every bedroom is ensuite.  In this tourist free village in the center of the Tramuntana Mountain range, easily walk to the village square, restaurants and shops.  Next, check in to a boutique hotel, located in an old convent, laden with history.  Hear the church bells from this quiet location in the heart of Palma.

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