Ride the Orange Express in Soller
For beautiful scenery and old-world charm, there’s nothing better than a day trip to Soller, starting with the vintage train trip from Palma. A really special way to see more of Majorca, the narrow gauge railway has run since 1912 and follows a scenic route through the Serra de Tramuntana Mountains and leafy olive, lemon and orange groves. When you get to Soller, have a look around the pretty town and soak up some of its history, but don’t miss your chance to experience the century-old Orange Express tram ride down to the nearby resort of Puerto de Soller, whose harbourside is lined with pavement cafés and shops.
If you have time to explore this part of Majorca further, you might like to visit the botanical gardens in Soller Valley. And if it’s dramatic natural attractions that interest you, make sure you go to the Dragon Caves (Cuevas del Drach) near Porto Cristo on the other side of the island, where you can see hundreds of stalactites and take a boat ride on a huge underground lake.