Mahon Harbour Boat Tour with Mahon Market and Gin Distillery

Minorca, Spain
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English
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What To Expect

What better way to spend a few hours than discovering and savouring the delights of Mahon, Menorca's history-steeped capital? On this morning tour, you'll enjoy a harbour boat trip, have free time to explore the old town on market day and visit a historic distillery. Nicola, one of our expert local guides, says, ‘If you scratch beneath the surface, you'll find the British influence in many older buildings such as sash windows, panelled doors, lunettes and more. A uniquely Menorquin touch is the ruby-red paint on these houses.'First up is a glass-bottom boat trip in Mahon harbour – the second largest in the world. Glide between fortified islets and admire the opulent villas lining the waterfront on either side. Some date from the 18th century, when Menorca was a British colony. Next, it's on to the old Xoriguer gin distillery. Menorca's favourite tipple has been made here, using the same recipe, since 1736 – yet another symbol of the island's British heritage.There's also free time to wander around Mahon under your own steam, admiring its Georgian town houses, baroque churches, palm-lined squares and narrow, cobbled streets. Head to the centrally located Plaza del Carme, where there's a market of vendors hawking everything from cured meats to fresh fruit under the cloisters of a 17th-century convent. The local square-shaped cheese is highly regarded throughout Spain.

What to remember

Important info

  • Please note, the visit to Xoriguer gin distillery is not guided
  • English-speaking guide for all nationalities
  • Not suitable for guests who suffer from travel sickness
  • Not suitable for wheelchairs
  • Not suitable for guests with reduced mobility
  • Bring a hat
  • Bring suitable footwear
  • Bring money for extras or gratuities
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What's included
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Transport. Guide. Boat cruise. Local delicacy tasting
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Highlights

Admire the fortifications and upscale villas on a glass-bottom boat trip in Mahon harbour. Explore the old town of Mahon, seeing its Georgian townhouses and baroque churches. Mingle with the locals at the atmospheric weekly market in Plaza del Carme. Visit the historic Xoriguer distillery to learn how Menorquin gin is made and enjoy a tasting. Expert local guide with an unrivalled knowledge of Mahon and its cultural heritage

Cancellation Policy
can-cancel You can cancel your tour until a day in advance
Provider
TUI España Turismo, S.L.U, with Tax Number B08089187 and Travel License Number GCMD-4