Spend time exploring three of the most beautiful islands of the Balearics: Menorca, Mallorca and Ibiza, staying in well-appointed, seafront hotels. Begin in Menorca where, in addition to plenty of time at leisure, the island’s highlights will be visited on interesting excursions, including Mahón and its harbour, an 18th century gin distillery and awe-inspiring Monte Toro. Continue to Mallorca where visits include the most beautiful beach on the island, Formentor, and Alcúdia’s bustling market. Our holiday concludes with time in Ibiza, an island where the natural beauty of its beaches, coves and lovely villages are often underestimated. Here, an island tour will introduce you to its lesser-known character, with free time too, to unwind in the glorious sun.
Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home, for your journey to London Heathrow or Gatwick Airport for a direct, scheduled British Airways flight to Mahón in Menorca. Upon arrival we transfer to the south coast and the resort of Son Bou, where we check in at the beachfront Sol Milanos Pingüinos (3T) for four nights. Dinner is included every evening during your stay.
Settle into your holiday with a day at leisure. Perhaps take advantage of the hotel facilities - including two spacious swimming pools - or spend your day on one of the longest beaches in Menorca, great for soaking up the sun on the stretch of lush golden sands. Behind the beach there is also a nature reserve, with many diverse bird inhabitants.
After breakfast, we depart for the island’s capital, Mahón, to board a sightseeing boat trip around the harbour, the biggest natural port in the Mediterranean. After free time to explore the city or visit the many shops, we then journey to the Xoriguer gin distillery to sample this distinctly aromatic gin, originally created during Menorca’s 18th century British rule. Our tour continues to the village of Binibeca Vell - a collection of white-washed cube houses designed by Antonio Sintes in 1972 in the style of a traditional Menorcan fishing village.
Enjoy a day at leisure today, or join an optional island tour revealing Menorca’s unspoilt beauty. This excursion stops first at Hort Sant Patrici, a cheese farm where you taste typical Menorcan cheeses, before continuing to the beautiful fishing village of Fornells where mouthwatering cuisine is served in waterfront restaurants. Head to Monte Toro, the highest point on the island at 358m; you can visit the sanctuary here before taking in the breathtaking views. The final stop will be Cala Galdana, a beautiful resort on Menorca’s south coast, considered one of the best beaches on the island.
Following breakfast we transfer to the nearby port for a ferry to the island of Mallorca and on arrival continue to Santa Ponsa. We check in to our hotel, the H10 Casa del Mar (4T) for a five-night stay with dinner included each evening. The rest of the day is free to relax and familiarise yourself with your hotel.
The hotel is located in an attractive bay on the western coast of Mallorca and today is free to spend as you wish. Santa Ponsa itself is known for white sand beaches and a lively marina, or you can simply make use of the hotel’s facilities - take a dip in the swimming pool, or enjoy a tranquil treatment at the spa.
Today we cross the island from south to north, on a scenic drive stopping first in the town of Inca, known as the ‘city of leather’ for its shoe and leather goods industry. We learn more about this on a visit to one of the factories, before continuing to Port de Pollença for a boat journey to Formentor (subject to sea conditions). Arguably the most beautiful beach on the island, it is set against a stunning backdrop of pine forest and mountains accompanied by fine sands and glistening turquoise blue waters. There will be free time for swimming before we re-join our coach, travelling past many olive groves, to Alcúdia and its bustling local market where you can get a taste of the local culture and shop for a range of items from leather goods to fruit and vegetables.
Take a day at leisure, or join a half-day optional excursion to Valldemossa, considered one of the prettiest villages in Mallorca. Located in a picturesque valley in the midst of the Tramuntana Mountains, it has been inspiration for many writers, artists and composers, including Chopin who spent time here in 1838, at the 14th century Carthusian Monastery. After exploring the monastery, including the different ‘cells’ in which they stayed, the pharmacy and the church, conclude at an exhibition of folklore dancing in the grand Palace of King Sancho.
Today is another free day to enjoy at your hotel, or join an optional excursion to the picturesque mountain village of Esporles and La Granja, a museum of Mallorcan traditions and history. Within the farmstead there exists a grand 17th century mansion belonging to an aristocratic family, tranquil gardens, and lush vegetation. During your visit you will sample some typical Mallorcan food and many types of local handicrafts.
After breakfast, we check out of our hotel and travel to Palma de Mallorca Port for our ferry to Ibiza. Upon arrival we transfer to Figueretas just outside Ibiza Town and our hotel, the THB Los Molinos Class (4T). This afternoon is at leisure to enjoy your new surroundings including close-by restaurants, shops and the beautiful beachfront.
Your introduction to this attractive island, known as ‘The White Isle’, begins today as we embark on an island tour taking in some of its impressive locations. We’ll discover a collection of villages including San José situated high in the hills with views across the island; San Antonio, a vibrant area with lively bars and sunset cafes; and Santa Eulalia, a classy resort town with palm fringed promenades. These villages will be interspersed with beautiful beaches including Sa Caleta, renowned for its red cliffs and clear waters; and Las Salinas, a long expanse of soft golden sand.
Spend your final full day relaxing at leisure. Your hotel is an adult-only hotel, located right on the beachfront - close enough to Ibiza Town to visit if you wish, yet secluded enough to simply enjoy the peace, perhaps with a good book.
We transfer to the airport for a direct, scheduled British Airways flight to London Heathrow or Gatwick Airport. On arrival you will be met and guided to your Titan vehicle, for the journey home.
Why Titan Travel?
Scooping 21 awards at the 2016 British Travel Awards, you can be sure that a touring holiday with Titan Travel will be something special. Among others, Titan received gold awards for Best Escorted Tours Holiday Company and Best Special Interest Holiday Company, so they are perfectly placed to provide that exceptionally epic tour to any corner of the globe.
A Titan holiday begins and ends at your front door with chauffeur-driven transfers, scheduled international flights and the most memorable form of touring transport. Where this is a coach, they provide the best available. Titan pride themselves in providing tours that enable you to see all the sights of the area you visit as well as giving you the option for plenty of free time, optional excursions and extra nights here and there to tailor-make your holiday and make it extra special. The choice of destinations and interests are extensive including gems such as a wildlife tour of Sri Lanka, exploring the musical history of the Deep South, grand tours of North America, China, South America, Italy, Asia and Kenya, searching for the Northern Lights in Iceland and Norway, and a cruise to discover Japan and Russia.
Escorted tours are not simply limited to coaches. Titan is also one of the UK’s leading rail specialists and a number of their holidays incorporate journeys on iconic trains that transport you not only through some of the most dramatic and beautiful landscapes in the world, but also back in time to a nostalgic ‘golden age’ of luxurious and stylish travel. If you are undecided between the elegance and relaxation of a cruise and the enthralling insight of an escorted tour, Titan’s Cruise & Tour holidays could be the perfect choice. You can cruise with some of the most respected names in the industry, including Fred.Olsen and Holland America, around regions of awe-inspiring beauty and then head ashore for an extra land-based touring adventure. The waterways of Europe, Egypt and China link the most spectacular cultural gems in picturesque fashion and a river cruise is an excellent way to appreciate wonderful destinations from a different and more relaxed perspective.