QUEEN ELISABETH WORLD VOYAGE CALLS IN PALMA DE MALLORCA_THE CUNARD OCEAN LINER

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QUEEN ELISABETH WORLD VOYAGE TOUR CALLS IN PALMA DE MALLORCA,THE CUNARD OCEAN LINER

The Queen Elisabeth, the second largest Cunard ship called in Palma de Mallorca may 4th in its WORLD VOYAGE CRUISE 2014

Palma received the Queen Elisabeth with a lovely day with amazing weather and sun shining to welcome the Queen Elisabeth passengers.on the world voyage cruise.

The Queen Elisabeth was laid on 2nd July in Fincatieri´s Montefalcone shipyard.

Mallorca private Tour guides was there to guide some the passengers enjoying this amazing experience, doing a world cruise, and of course visiting one of the most beautiful world ports, Palma de Mallorca…2nd most important cruise port in Spain, 4th in Europe and 12 on the world

The world voyage tour 2014, which takes them all over the world, and of course can not be missing a call into one of the most beautiful ports into the Mediterranean, which obviously is Palma de Mallorca….Passengers where so excited to start with the tours to discover this amazing island and its hidden treasures.

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The Queen Elisabeth is one of the Cunard ships offering passengers the British experience…

A huge vessel 92,00 tonnage which costed 500 million euros, its length is 294 meters,32,3 beam and 8 meters draft.

The Queen Elisabeth has 12 passenger decks holding a maximum of 2172 passengers in 1046 cabins and 1003 crews on board.

This vessel has 892 outside view cabins and 154 interior, but it is not offering private balcony suites.

The Queen Elisabeth offers its cruise passengers several public spaces as a casino, library, 2 outdoor pools,the Queen´s room with a large wooden ballroom and above 2 huge ceiling mounted chandeliers…the British style of cruising….

And in a Cunard ship of course one of the highlights is traditional Bristish afternoon tea served in and art deco style grand room..

If your passion is shopping the Royal Arcade with its shops …

Do you want to relax sitting in the library to read a book? so do not miss the amazing library , 2 deck high wood paneled with over 6000 books at your disposal…

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Queen Elisabeth is an ocean liner which with no doubt represents the Cunard´s british heritage, so for the dinner the passengers enjoys cocktail parties, lectures and speakers and an incredible dinner offer with traditional setting for those who enjoy dressing for dinner…The Britania restaurant (name taken from a former Cunard ocean liner of 1914) offers 878 seats and Waterfor
Wedgwood china is provided

Queen Elisabeth offers 3 different class categories of accommodation, Queens Grill, Princess Grill and Britania Accommodation, and the six top suites caring names of Cunard commodores,all of whom have been knighted by the Queen.Bisset,Charles,Illingworth,Rostron,Britten and Thomson..

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The ship provides Exclusive Dining in Queens Grill (142 seats) and Princess Grill (132seats) and other alternative is the Verandah Restaurant.

If you prefer a casual dinner The lido cafe on deck 11 with panoramic views where you will find a delicious buffet.Oe enjoy a Lavazza coffee in a Parisian style café Corinthia, or a glass of Veuve Cliquot champagne in the Veuve Cliquot Champagne bar…and obviously a traditional british Pub the Golden Lyon …

Enterteinment is another highlight , 830 seats on the Royal court Theatre looks like a classic opera house, with 20 private royal boxes which can be reserved by the passengers for and special occasion , with a package with champagne and chocolates…

Of course the passengers feel really comfortable on board this incredible ship, but they enjoyed too their tours in Mallorca.

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Our oficial tour guides showed them the most beautiful places on the island, a visit into the glorious cathedral of Palma to admire the impressive Gaudi works, the catolnian Genious working in our Cathedral…and amazing view from the Bellver castle….the scenic drive through the west coast from Soller to reach Valldemossa the most beautiful town in this island worldwide famous because Frederic Chopin and George Sand spent a winter in Mallorca 1838/1839 and the highlight of the tour a delicious Tapas lunch with mallorcan specialities served with a majorcan red wine…A great tour designed specially for the Queen Elisabeth group

Let us we your tour guide, Let us help you to design the itinerary of your private tours, your shore excursions in Mallorca in hands of professionals which will take care of you providing the highest standards of quality and service. Everthing to ensure you will enjoy the best tours during your cruise

Trust your shore excursions to Mallorca Private Tour guides.We set the stage for you and you enjoy the moments...Relax you are in good hands, the hands of Mallorca Private Tour Guides…

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We hope to guide you and your party in the future…Trust your shore excursions and Tailor Made Tours to Mallorca Private Tour guides

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TOURISM AND SPORT THE PERFECT COMBINATION,THOMAS COOK IRONMAN IN ALCUDIA,MALLORCA

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TOURISM AND SPORT THE PERFECT COMBINATION,THOMAS COOK IRONMAN IN ALCUDIA,MALLORCA
IRONMAN 70.3 ALCUDIA 10 may 2014 WITH MALLORCA PRIVATE TOUR GUIDES.

This saturday, 10th of may, in Alcudia,Mallorca atletes will chalenge each other in one of the hardest sportsevents of all : the Ironman 70.3.

The strong atletes or up for a race of 1,9km swimming (1,2 miles), 90 km cycling (56 miles) and 21,1 km running (13,1 miles). The total distance covered in the race is 70.3miles, that is where the name of the event is based on, which is actualy a half-Ironman.

The idea to organize a triathlon was born out of a discussion in between some north-american marines, on which sport would be the hardest and most challenging : swimming, cycling or running.

Commander John Collins, serving in Honolulu Hawaïi, proposed to combine the three hardest races of Hawaïi in one : the “Waikiki Rough Water Swim (3,8 km swimming in open sea), the “Around Ohahu Bike Ride” (180 km cycling) and the “Honolulu Marathon” (42.195m running).

The goal was : surviving! They decided that the first one to arrive, would get the title of Ironman, because he had proven to be the strongest of all.

On the 18th of february 1978, 15 friends participated in the first ironman, 12 arrived and winner was the 28 year old Gordon Haller who arrived after 11hours, 46 min and 58 seconds of race.

So the first Triathlon was organized. It became an Olympic sport during the games in Sydney 2000. Only the events organised by the WTC (World Triathlon Corporation) can be called “Ironman”.

This year, over 60 events are organised and count for a classification in the World Championship that will take place in Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, Canada, on september 7th.

If you feel strong and in good shape, come over and participate in the Thomas Cook Ironman 70.3 in Alcudia on saturday may 10th. But most of us, normal citizens, are not up to such a big effort and come over to enjoy a sunny day , cheering for the athletes, in the beautiful surroundings of the Alcudia Bay and the Serra the Tramuntana.

The Mallorca Private Tour Guides team is always there to give you an unforgetable day on Mallorca.

Join Mallorca Private Tour Guides to discover the perfect match Sport, culture and landscapes.

Book a tour with Mallorca Private Tour Guides and we will design for you a Tailor made tour, where you will have the opportunity to discover this Mediterranean paradise with our licensed tour guides…and of course never is too late to practice some sport

We Invite you to discover Thomas Cook Ironman 70,3 in Alcudia Mallorca Saturday 10th May with Mallorca Private Tour guides

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HAPPY TOO….. TO WORK IN MALLORCA

WE ARE HAPPY TOO TO WORK IN MALLORCA

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CONTENTOS “HAPPY” de trabajar en Mallorca
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“Happy” von Mallorca zu sein
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Felice anche di lavorare a Maiorca

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PANCARITAT IN MALLORCA-ANGEL SUNDAY-MALLORCA EASTER TRADITIONS

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PANCARITAT IN MALLORCA; ANGEL SUNDAY; MALLORCA EASTER TRADITIONS

The Holy Week has ended. It was a week of solemn processions which started on Palm Sunday with the blessing of the palms and ended with the Encounter procession, loaded with emotions.

During the holy Week, not a household on Mallorca that did not bake some of the typical pastries. Many tuned out to be real chefs in their kitchen, baking the empanadas, robiols or crespells in their traditional wooden ovens. I must say that even I did a good job baking an enormous cuantity of all these delicacies. My mother in law baked the empanadas just the way I love them, with a filling of green peas and sobrasada, while the other members of the family all got their personalised empanada. Some with lambmeat and little artichoke and peas, others with an equally amount of meat and vegetables.

My daughter and her boyfriend where my kitchen helpers during the making of the robiols. We did not agree on the sweet filling, so we made a bit of everything. We baked robiols with white and dark chocolate, with apricot and strawberry mermalade and with pudding and curd.

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Everything was just delicious, but way to much. We had a lot of leftovers. But no tears over that! Just what we need for our next celebration : Angel Sunday.

The celebration started in Palma in the year 1407. The villagers came towards the city on that day, to celebrate the Angel, patron saint of Palma and protector of the agriculture.The celebration started with a worship in the Seu, Palmas beautiful cathedral, and during the day the people could enjoy theater.

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An important celebration was the blessing of the bread, that then was distributed amoung the poor. That is where the popular name “pancaritat” was given for. In 1652, Saint Sebastian took over the task as patron saint of Palma, but the Angel Sunday is once again celebrated. This year again, thousends of people are expected on the hill of the Bellver castle.

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The fun starts around 11, when a big group starts to walk up the hill. At the entrance of the castle, the giants are welcoming them with dance and music of their xeremies. The whole day long, the people can enjoy dance, music, workshops and expositions.
So much fun and open air makes the body hungry. That is when people take out their left over robiols and empanadas and distribute them amoung their friends.

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If you don´t live near the capital, don´t worry. Almost every village or city celebrates the Pancaritat day. Family and friends come together on the highest hill of the village around the local chapel and enjoy the delicious empanadas and robiols.

An other experience not to miss in Mallorca. Let us help you to discover the real Mallorca with Mallorca Private Tour guides.

Let us to be your tour guide, and with our licensed Tour guides you will discover the majorcan Pancaritats tradition, come and enjoy Pancaritats with Mallorca Private Tour guides.

The best way to discover the real Mallorca, as only locals can do is with Mallorca Private Tour guides

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A GOURMET TOUR; GASTRONOMIC EXPERIENCE IN PALMA DE MALLORCA WITH MALLORCA PRIVATE TOUR GUIDES

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A GOURMET EXPERIENCE IN PALMA DE MALLORCA WITH MALLORCA PRIVATE TOUR GUIDES

Gastronomy is part of the culture of a country,  gastronomy is the study of the culture of a country , having as main axis the meals  which are prepared in the country. 

Therefore Mallorca Private Tour Guides wants to introduce their new product the “gastronomic tour a dining experience”, dedicated to all those who in addition to being interested to discover Palma history and its awesome old town also want to delight their palates.

Are you visinting Mallorca in a cruise calling in Palma?

Are you spending vacations on the island?

There is not better ocassion to join Mallorca Private tour guides to its gastronomic & dinning experience…..

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Our licensed tour guides will guide you through the city of Palma discovering its most important monuments, a visit to the glorious Cathedral of Palma with the amazing Gaudi works, a walk through the Gothic Quarter to discover its stately homes and magnificent patios or courtyards, the Jewish Quarter, art noveau buildings,its  traditions and legends

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 But the palate plays an important role in this gastronomic & dinning experience, we will tailor a route according to your requests and preferences;

-An olive oil tasting: the majorcan green gold,Mallorca is producing amazing olive  oil with its olive varieties as mallorquina or empeltre, auberquina and picual…

-A wine tasting; to discover majorcan wine production history and its origins, a to taste the great majorcan wines

-A cheese or sobrassada taste; to discover the typical sausage produce on the island and its great cheeses…

Or why not…a visit to the famous Olivar market place in Palma, a colourful place to take amazing pictures and where you can choose  the meat, seafood or fresh fish you want to eat and it will be prepare for you in the market to enjoy a delicious dinning experience  on the olivar market  … grilled  Caproig, delicious red prawns from  Soller or any other product you choose ….

Join Mallorca Private Tour guides in our gastronomic Majorcan dinning experience, to discover Palma history and its monuments and to be delight with our excellent gastronomy and our delicious local products..

Let us be your tour guide in your future shore excusions, we ´ll guide you through majorcan gastronomy in our gourmet & dinning experience,we are sure you will love it and of course your palate will thank you for this dinning experience….

Contact Mallorca Private Tour Guides and we will design a gastronomic experience for you and your party, tailor made tours and shore excursions are our speciality…

We hope to see you soon in our gastronomic tour and dinning experience 

Mallorca private tour guides team

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No rush…enjoy the best tailor made tours & shore excursions with MALLORCA PRIVATE TOUR GUIDES 

We set the stage for you & just enjoy your moments

See the island as only locals can show it….

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FREDERIC CHOPIN,BORN 1ST MARCH,THE POLISH COMPOSER WHO LIVED IN VALLDEMOSSA, MALLORCA.

FREDERIC CHOPIN,BORN 1ST MARCH,THE POLISH COMPOSER WHO LIVED IN VALLDEMOSSA, MALLORCA.

 You are probably not the first, neither the last one to look up your horoscope to find out what the future has in store for you, or tried to find out the kind of character someone has. I don´t know if the parents of Chopin checked their son´s horoscope. But if they had done so, they would have red that “people born on the first of March have a big talent for music and are very sensitive for all the impulses they receive out of their surrounding”. That really hit the nail on the head. 

 Chopin was born the 1st of March 1810 in the bosom of an art loving family. At a very early age, Frederic Chopin  received piano lessons from his older sister Ludwika, with whom he will play duets. Can you imagine an 8 year old child that can barely read and write preforming a concert! He must have been the pride of his mother, the envy of her friends. If the child should have been living today, he would have been the absolute star in programs as “xfactor” , “american Idol”or “Britain has talent”.

Chopin was without any doubt a wonder child and was lucky to be able to study in the Lyceum of Warschau ,where his father was a teacher. Of course he got good grades and graduated Cum Laude in july 1826. Two more years in the Supreme School for Music would complete his study. His professor would describe Frederic Chopin as “ Surprisingly talented , a musical genius” .

Frederic Chopin was ready for the real work and was invited to preform concerts in cities as Vienna, Prague and Dresden. He really conquered the audience and was a celebrated star. Today he would have been on TV, on big tours and followed by screaming fans. 

After a few years of big success, Chopin decides it is time to grow more and on the 2nd of november, Frederic Chopin leaves Poland for a trip that will take him through Europe. He leaves his homeland with the intention of coming back, but while he is in Vienna, he learns about the November Revolt, the revolt of the Polish people against the Russian.

He will never go back to his beloved country. A sad and difficult time will start for our young artist but this experience will help him create an own style. Frederic Chopin can let go his frustration, anger and impotence on the keyboard and composes nocturnes and studies.

Chopin has it very difficult in Vienna and leaves the hostile city. He goes through different places and cities before he arrives in Paris in october 1831.

Paris is the capital of art and music. Frederic Chopin soon finds himself accepted in a group of intellectuals and artists. There he meets Liszt, with whom he becomes good friends. Liszt takes Chopin to a meeting with other friends and that is how the polish composer meets the baroness Dudevant, know as the writer George Sand. It is not exactly love at first sight! A second meeting a bit later will do the trick and Chopin and George Sand start living as a couple in the summer of 1838.

Chopin has always been having problems with his health. A doctor advises him to spend a time in Mallorca, in a Mediterranean climate.

So off they go, the baroness with her children and Chopin, for the long trip to the island.

They arrive in Palma where they rent a house in Establiments “SON VENT” But they have to abandon the house and find a place to stay in Valldemossa.

In this beautifull village in the Tramuntana, they will be staying in the charter house from the 15 of december1838 until the 12th of february 1839.

Frederic Chopin and George Sand were really not lucky with the weather. It rained and rained and of course, that did not make Chopin get any better. They did not stay all that long in Valldemossa, but long enough to compose the world famous “rain drop “ prelude Op 28no15. 

 I hope you take a moment of your time to look up that beautiful melody and listen to it while you go off daydreaming about Mallorca, the island that inspired, and still is a source of inspiration, to so many people of all kind. 

Although his stay in Valldemossa was not what Frederic Chopin expected , it will undoubtedly influenced him, as is an influence to everyone who visits this beautiful town,Valldemossa, nestled in the Sierra de Tramuntana. 
 
Let us guide you  and discover Mallorca with Private Tour Guides Guides the story of the famous  polish composer and the town who inspired Frederic Chopin to compose one of his most famous preludes “the rain drops” , the village of Valldemossa .
 
Our licensed tour guides will guide you on a fascinating journey through the history of Frederic Chopin and the cobbled streets of Valldemossa.
 
The guides of Mallorca Private Tour Guides wants to invite you to discover Valldemossa and one of its more illustrious neighbors Frederic Chopin.
 
Come and join us in Valldemossa, a hidden paradise in the heart of the Tramuntana.
 
And of course the guides of Mallorca Private Tour Guides wish Frederic Chopin a happy birthday and thanks for choosing this  Mediterranean paradise, and for linking Mallorca to his music.
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VII EDITION CRUISE EXCELLENCE AWARDS FOR THE SPANISH CRUISE INDUSTRY IN PALMA DE MALLORCA-CONTEMPORARY ART MUSEU “ES BALUARD”

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VII EDITION CRUISE EXCELLENCE AWARDS FOR THE SPANISH CRUISE INDUSTRY IN PALMA DE MALLORCA-CONTEMPORARY ART MUSEUM “ES BALUARD”  

February 20th was held in Palma de Mallorca the seventh edition of the Cruise Excellence awards which annually recognizes the work of the cruise companies organized by Cruise news media group,  Mallorca Private Tour guides had the pleasure of attending to this special event.

An amazing setting for this event, the contemporary art museum in Palma “Es Baluard” and its “S’Aljub” room.

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The ceremony was hosted by Cruise media group, and several personalities of the Balearic islands, attended  to the event amoung them; the Balearic Islands Tourism Minister Mr. Jaime Martinez , Palma Mayor  Mr. Mateo Isern, the president of Balearic Island port authority  Mr Alberto Pons and  the president of the Spanish port authority Mr Jose Llorca plus several professionals of  balearic Islands cruise industry and the most important cruise companies.

The cruise excellence awards recognizes the work of cruise companies in Spain.

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 The winners were:

-Best Spanish Port- Barcelona Port authority

-Best crew -Pullmantur cruises

-Best cruise Line-Pullmantur Cruises

-Best entretainment on board-Royal Caribbean

-Best value cruise Line-Iberocruceros

-Best Premium Cruise Line-Celebrity cruises

-Best Luxury Cruise Line-Silversea

-Best Mediterranean Cruise ship-MSC Preziosa

-Travel agencies best Brand name recognition-MSC cruises

-Best company branding and marketing-Costa Cruises

-Best river cruises company-CrosisiEurope

-Best Mediterranean destiny/Cruise Port of call: Dubrovnik

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It was a great evening and Mallorca Private tour guides wants to thanks Cruise News Media Group for choosing Palma de Mallorca to celebrate this event in our city and we hope it can be repeated in the next future.

We can not forget that the cruise industry is really important for Balearic islands and Mallorca Private tour guides invites all the cruise passangers to discover this Mediterranean pearl, our island Mallorca.

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If it is true that a port of call determines, the sale of a cruise itinerary, Mallorca should be a MUST SEE….  Palma port has become the second most important  port of call in Spain, 4th in Europe and 12th on the world.

Mallorca Guides Private Tour guides recommends all of you  not to miss on your next cruise, a visit to our island to discover Mallorca and the wonders that this island offers visitors.

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Let us to be your tour guide on your next cruise and discover with Mallorca Private tour guides, on of the most beautiful ports of call on the Mediterranean.

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