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Mahón(Minorca), Spain-port

Visitors delight in Mahón’s charming shops and eateries, and the traditional Georgian buildings of its hilly old quarter. Explore the island and savor its dramatic views, quaint villages and well-preserved taulas of the island’s megalithic civilization. Be sure not to miss the Plaza de España, with market stalls lining the arcades of the former Carmelite friary, where you can purchase local art work and souvenirs. Savor fresh seafood, some paella, delightful local wines, and Mahón’s signature cheese at quaint local tapas bars.

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Below is a list of those shore excursions previously offered in this port. For information on which shore excursions will be offered on a particular cruise, please reference the specific itinerary of that cruise.

Free Excursions

Regent Choice Excursions

  • Light Activity /Walking Light Activity /Walking
  • Seated Tour Seated Tour
  • Moderate Activity/Walking Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Most Active or Strenuous Most Active or Strenuous
  • Minimal Activity Required Minimal Activity Required
  • Regent Choice Regent Choice
  • Gourmet Explorer Gourmet Explorer
  • Meal Meal
  • Evening Tour Evening Tour
  • Ciudadella City Highlights
  • Highlights of Minorca
  • Island Discovery
  • Sand, Sea & Leisure in Minorca
    Light Activity /Walking
  • The Archaeology of Mahon

Ciudadella City Highlights

Duration: 4 hours

Tour Code: MAH-001

The ancient capital of Minorca, Ciutadella perches at the western end of the island, a small but bustling port acclaimed for its medieval charm. A broad avenue known as the Contramurada encompasses this picturesque city and follows the route where the ancient city walls once towered. As you walk along the streets and through the squares of delightful Cuitadella, you will be struck by the abundance of splendid churches and Gothic and Baroque palaces. They rise as silent witnesses to the city's historic past. Nevertheless, Cuitadella has a flair for blending the past and present. For instance, the current town hall was once the palace of the Arab governor and later served as a royal palace, until the British moved Minorca's capital east to Mahon in 1722. Following your guided walking tour, you will have more than an hour to further explore Ciutadella, admiring its distinct Moorish and Spanish-influenced architecture.

Please note: This tour includes approximately one mile of walking over mainly flat surfaces with a few steps to negotiate.