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Wild Flowers of Majorca

Monday 15 April to Monday 22 April 2013

Majorca is best known as a popular holiday destination for sunseekers, but this Spanish island has a lot more natural beauty to offer beyond its beaches and Ffestiniog Travel are delighted to have the chance to demonstrate this again.

We are repeating our Wild Flowers of Majorca special interest tour for a second-year running following the success of last year’s tour. Botanist Dr Robert Callow will lead this 8-day educational trip to majestic Majorca, the largest and most diverse of the Balearic Islands, and home to an extensive flora.

The island has a wide range of natural habitats, encompassing marshland, mountain valleys, rocky shores and sand dunes, as well as formal gardens and Neolithic sites that are best seen in the spring before the summer heat invades. The tour will base itself on the quiet and beautiful north coast of the island, in easy reach of areas of outstanding beauty including the famous 'Pine Walk' along Bahia de Pollensa, the Formentor Peninsula, which provided the film location for 'South Pacific', the Arta Peninsular with its dramatic pine woodland and the Ses Paisses Neolithic settlement. We also visit the exquisite Soller botanical gardens and the homes and gardens of such famous notaries as Robert Graves, the Austrian Archduke Luis Salvador, who spent years studying the natural history of the Balearic Islands, and the retreat of Chopin and George Sands. All these sites showcase flowers that are native to Britain but have adapted to the Mediterranean climate and others that are quite unique.

Dr. Robert Callow is a lecturer at Manchester University and is a specialist in this subject and, whilst it is not a strenuous tour, we should mention that it is an educational experience as well as a holiday. There will be time for some general sightseeing to make sure you get the full Majorcan cultural experience. The tour departs from Manchester Airport on 15th April 2013, returning 22nd April and the price from £1,300pp, includes flights, hotel accommodation, breakfasts and evening meals, all coach and entrance fees and the services of Dr Callow.

So if you would like to extend your interest in flowers further afield to Majorca and combine it with a holiday in the company of like-minded people this is the tour for you. Please note bookings for this tour will close on 31st January 2013. Therefore if you wish to book please ensure you do so prior to this date. For a full itinerary click on Wild Flowers of Majorca and if you have any further questions contact me direct via email at alan.heywood@ffestiniogtravel.co.uk or or call me on 01766 772030.

Yours sincerely

Alan Heywood Managing Director

Ffestiniog Travel, First Floor, Unit 6, Snowdonia Business Park, PENRHYNDEUDRAETH, LL48 6LD

Tel. 01766 772957 - Fax. 01766 772049


All pictures © Robert Callow

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