Buy a pass and enjoy discounts on transport, sights and gastronomy.
New York, London, Paris, and soon Palma all have a tourist discount card scheme in common. From October, visitors to Mallorca's capital city will be able to purchase the 'Palma Pass' which will
make public transport free and give discounts in the city's monuments, museums and restaurants.
The impulse for the card has come from the public/private body, the Palma 365 Foundation, which promotes all year round tourism in the city. They've awarded the contract to run the discount card
scheme to Neoturismo, a private company which already has the same schemes in New York, London, Barcelona, Berlin and Paris, and
also has a foothold in Palma through its open-top tourist buses which tour the city.
Originally planned for this summer, tourist bosses thought it would probably be easier to 'hit the ground walking' for such a new programme and have delayed the start until the low season, late
October-ish. The cards will be introduced in stages with the first to go on sale a 48-hour pass for €34, then a 24-hour one for €28 and eventually a 12-hour card aimed at day trippers and cruise
The details of what's included on the cards and the amount of discount have not yet been revealed but we can tell you that there'll be ten free journeys on Public transport around the city, a
discount on the tourist bus, cheaper entry to the Cathedral, Almudaina Palace, and Es Baluard museum as well as discounts on food, drink and entertainment in the city's restaurants and leisure
establishments. The other advantage of the card is that because of its smart chip which can be scanned by machine, its holders will be able to jump the entry queues around town!
The Palma Pass will be on sale in all the city's tourist offices, other sale points and on the Internet. When the details are all firmed up; design of the card, website and discounts, we'll publish