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January 28, 2017

Excellent Private tour in Mallorca

This is the first time I have ever posted a review on this site but we were so pleased with his services that I felt compelled to share our experience with others. After checking out several different tour companies, I decided to book a tour with Miguel after reading the reviews and am SO glad I did!! I visited Mallorca with my sister and 82 year old mother and we booked 2 days with Miguel – one day was a tour of the old town, cathedral, and Valdemossa, the second day was a tour of Petra (Fr. Junipero Serra’s birthplace (founder of CA missions) which was on my mother’s “bucket list.”) We booked the tours on a Wednesday and Friday bc Miguel warned us that on the Thursday, 6 cruise ships were scheduled to come in and it would be much more crowded at some of the sites – which we wouldn’t have known otherwise. It was also good to have a day in between to relax bc you cover a lot in one day with Miguel! It was so much better than doing one of the large group tours and in my opinion, not much more expensive since other tours charge by the person. Besides, you get what you pay for and Miguel was worth every penny and then some. He completely tailored the tours to our requests and needs – he made sure that we saw what we wanted to see, he was totally flexible (we made an impromptu stop at a reputable pearl factory for gifts) and he was excellent at offering suggestions once he knew our priorities. He is not only very knowledgable about Mallorca, he has a wonderful personality and we were able to really enjoy ourselves since we didn’t have any stress about where to go, what to do, and how to do it. In addition to having a local who knows the language and sites, having a driver was also a plus since the driver could drop us off and pick us up as needed – which was especially helpful when traveling with our elderly mother. We also were able to do things that we wouldn’t have otherwise – in Petra, one of the churches was closed and Miguel tracked down the phone number of the Church’s housekeeper, called her, and she opened the church for us. At another church/museum, they were closing for lunch but he was able to talk them into letting us come in for a quick visit. At the Cathedral, we were able to get right in rather than wait in a long line. I couldn’t recommend his services more, especially if you have limited time in Mallorca – he will make sure to make the most of your visit. His wife is also a guide with this company and although we did not get a chance to meet her, I am sure that she is equally capable and that you’ll be in good hands with either one. Thank you for a lifetime of good memories of our visit to Mallorca!!

Kathy Jones

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January 17, 2017

Personal private TourGuide

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April 1, 2015

Second time cruisers in Mallorca

estrella  Soller valley and electric tram tour itinerary tailored for Teresa and Bob best friends.

While you are in port in Palma de Mallorca, explore the best of this Island on this shore excursion. This sightseeing tour includes a half hour ride on the Sóller tram Although was designed for the transport of passengers, it was also used to transport merchandise down from Soller to the port.

Your guide will also show you more of the Palma city’s iconic sights from the bus in a panoramic drive through the city like Old renaissance walls the Gothic Quarter and Palma Cathedral as you pass by . If a half-day tour isn’t enough, upgrade to the full-day tour . On this small-group tour, you’ll receive personalized attention from your guide.excursion 040
After you meet your guide at your ship we will drive through the city of Palma to countryside and mountains of Mallorca to get to charming village Soller , capital of Tramuntana range of Mountains a UNESCO World Heritage Site .
In Soller after a brief stop at Plaça de la Constitucion and past the modernist buildings of Church of San Bartolomeu and Banca de Soller where you’ll stroll through the narrow streets of medieval Europe. Then here we will board for a ride on the electric tram to the Port of Soller.
Stop for a glass of cava ( sparkling wine) and tapas tasting in a local restaurant by the sea water in the port of Soller. From there, we will drive back to the Ship where your tour ends.   more info at    www.mallorcatourguides.com
Upgrade: Upgrade to the full-day tour to include a ride along the coastal road to see Deia and a guided visits to Valldemossa most famous place and Bellver Castle before to get back to your ship.

Bus with driver plus local English Speaking Guide is included : 480 euro per group up to 12 persons ( Half Day ) / 640 euro ( Full day )

Tram fees are extra 5,50 euro per person ( also optional to decide in the spot)

Admission fees to monuments , attractions drinks or lunch is not included.

March 26, 2015

Guided walking tour- Orientation and Heritage tour

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We start our Palma tour in the heart of the ‘ Palma Old City’, the Gothic Quarter, which dates back to the Roman times. From the meeting point, walking along the ancient renaissance city walls and seeing the remains of Palma’s early settlement, as the Almudaina fortress from the Arab period as well as medieval buildings and sites in the lesser-known Jewish Quarter.

Admire the beautiful Cathedral   la Seu, considered a masterpiece of gothic period and an ultimate Palma sightseeing experience, let’s talk here about the merger and dialogue of artistic tendencies from different periods.

Stroll through the narrow streets of the Casco Antic where nobility and merchants once lived together in this neighborhood and joined forces in the construction of this impressive building.051

We continue our Palma walking tour to Morey Street where large palaces sitting right next to top museums like the Museo Mallorca.  Dali private collection in a lovely building next to la Portella. . The Arab Baths Just next door. The area is renowned for its great  traditional  places .There are some local  bars and cellars like La Sifoneria to drink direct from the barrel,  you’ll still find the originals . You’re likely to find yourself going back to a point out of time.  Test a typical chocolate with ensaimada in a shop that opens business back to 1877 and was the first shop preparing almond ice cream.  You’ll still find the original coffee and cuartos. You’re likely to find yourself going back to a point out of time surrounding by original decoration.

Take in the special atmosphere and enjoy some of our traditional products as you take a step back in time during your Palma experience. Why not local Cava with oysters? .In the El Olivar  food & fish  market  is the right place for this. Over time the fresh-produce stall holders have retained their original signature and today habits like this have been promoted with a lot of success.

Highlights:

Visit the vibrant city center in a small group

Sample local food specialties

Explore the stunning Palma Cathedral

Visit vintage stores

Walk medieval backstreets and admire beautiful gothic churches

Tour style: Walking & Orientation, History & Heritage, Local Life & Culture

Included:

English speaking guide.

Excluded:

Entrance fees to monuments, different tasters, drinks and gratuities.

www.mallorcatourguides.com       mallorcatourguides@gmail.com

January 7, 2013

Cultural Visits

Cultural Visits

Qualified interpretation of culture.

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http://www.mallorcatourguides.com

August 16, 2012

PRIVATE TOUR GUIDES – MALLORCA

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August 7, 2007

Our tour guide in Mallorca

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Miguel Corral has a very diverse and rich background, after  travelling extensively and
before becoming a Licensed Local Tour Guide of Balearic Islands, Miguel obtained the University degree of Técnico de Empresas y Actividades Turísticas by the Escuela Oficial de Turismo . He was living and studying in
London, Paris and Florence.

He has the certificate of proficiency in English EFL. By Cambridge University and a certificate of Lingua e cultura Italiana given by the Università di Firenze.

He continuously assist to different update courses organized by local institutions as the “Jornades Internacionals d´Estudis Gaudinistes in Palma” Juny 2002, the Diploma of the Fundación Bmé. March Severa of Modern Sculpture, (May 2003) The Municipality of Palma (Palma Monumental, February 2004), The Fundación Yannick & Ben Jakober (June 2005), The Fundación Pilar & Joan Mirò of Palma (January 2006), IBATUR (2003, 2004.2005, 2006), and the Institut d’Estrategia Turística de Balaears (March and November 2006).

His degrees in Humanities and Tourism Management, combined with his background and passion for his job have turned him into a very experienced licensed guide in Mallorca. His main areas of expertise are architecture-related fields (urban planning, walking tours, etc.) though he is also comfortable with art, history and philosophy has an intimate knowledge of Tramuntana range of mountains listed as a cultural patrimony of the humanity by the UNESCO.

Share your time with a native who is fully knowledgeable about the history and culture of Mallorca and is able to enrich your visit by explaining our way of life and by entertaining you with personal anecdotes.Miguel Corral Having completed extensive academic and practical training, he is a fully qualified and registered tour guide specialises in small private sightseeing tours in Mallorca with a customized itinerary.Member of The Guild “Colegio Oficial de guias turisticos de las Islas Baleares” and   the Federation of European Guides. F.E.G.      

His languages are: English, French, Spanish and Italian     

 

                                                                        

                                                                                                corralmiguel@hotmail.com

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