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Balearic Island Extension
Commences Barcelona 04 September and ends Barcelona 11 September 2020

  • Palma Cathedral, Mallorca
    Palma Cathedral, Mallorca
  • Mountain village, Mallorca
    Mountain village, Mallorca
  • Old Tram, Mallorca
    Old Tram, Mallorca
  • Ciutadella Menorca
    Ciutadella Menorca
  • Program Status Postponed until 2021
  • Price AUD 5,990
  • Program Code GCTBIE20
  • Single Supplement AUD 720
  • Program Leader Hugh Morgan
  • Activity Rating Easy

Tour Itinerary

  • 07 Nights
    • 1 - Barcelona
    • 3 - Menorca
    • 3 - Mallorca

Commences Barcelona 04 September and ends Barcelona 11 September 2020

Tour Highlights

  • Learn about the history and culture of both Menorca and Mallorca
  • Visit ancient sites, quintessential villages, historic ports and scenic countryside on each island
  • Visit Mahon City, the fishing village of Binibeca and the port of Ciutadella on Menorca
  • Visit Palma de Mallorca with its fine cathedral, ride the old tram at Soller, experience the heritage village of Esplores la Granja and view the Caves of Drach
  • Taste the local produce of each island

Tour Overview

After a relaxing night in Barcelona, our Balearic Island Extension allows us to explore the fascinating Mediterranean islands of Menorca and Mallorca. Menorca is largely green with an unspoilt coastline and quaint towns filled with noble houses and elegant squares. Mallorca is more diverse, with areas of great natural beauty away from the busier towns, such as the principal port of Palma, dominated by a golden Gothic cathedral. Both islands have a rich history with prehistoric roots through Greek, Phoenician, Roman, Moorish and Aragonese settlements and this is reflected is the fantastic range of architecture we discover on each island. We visit charming, typical towns and villages, discover the principal harbour-cities of Mahon and Palma, explore the local countryside, taste the local produce and take the short local ferry ride between these two islands.

Tour Inclusions

  • 7 nights in en-suite hotel accommodation
  • Typical local breakfast and dinners daily
  • Flights to Barcelona to Mahon and Palma de Mallorca to Barcelona
  • Touring by comfortable and modern coach
  • Transport, lectures and field trips as indicated 
  • Applicable entry fees and services of local guides 
  • Services of a Program Leader
  • Gratuities and necessary tips
  • Detailed Program Information Booklet
Golden Compass Tour Leader Hugh Morgan
Hugh Morgan

Hugh Morgan holds a BA in European History, German, Italian and Spanish from the University of Sydney and has also studied German at the Goethe-Institut in Lueneburg and Berlin, Italian in Perugia, Spanish in Salamanca and Russian in St Petersburg.

Hugh joined Qantas in 1966 and his twenty-five year career with the airline was primarily spent in sales and marketing. He was posted overseas a number of times, escorted groups and travelled widely. As Product Manager for Qantas Connections for UK, Europe and Africa, Hugh scoured his area to compile directories featuring interesting hotels, tours and attractions. His skills were recognised formally with the presentation of a bronze medal by the British Tourist Authority for exceptional services in the promotion of Britain - the first time an Australian has received this coveted award.

After leaving Qantas Hugh completed his BA whilst running a travel consultancy and has led over fifty small groups to various parts of the world. Recent tours have included Mongolia, Siberia, Russia and the Baltic States; Iberia and Morocco; the islands of the Western Mediterranean; and various journeys through Italy, the Alps and the Adriatic.

A member of the Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Society, the Art Gallery of NSW and the National Trust, Hugh now has more time to pursue his interest in art, architecture, archaeology, genealogy ... and travel.


Most of the cities and towns visited on this program can be explored by coach, where walking tours are relatively short and generally on the flat and all hotels have lifts with easily accessible rooms.
All our programs naturally involve some walking in order to discover better the places visited and, although we arrange porterage where this is available, participants are expected to be able to handle their own bags. Our program leaders will always try to make as much of the program as possible available for those who find walking longer distances, uphill or down steps difficult but, in same places, this cannot always be avoided.

If you have any concerns at all about your level of fitness, please do not hesitate to talk to us and discuss further with the experts who know the particular demands of each program.

Make an Enquiry

Golden Compass’s Tours educational travel programs are only available by booking direct with Golden Compass Tours. This gives you a cost saving and dealing direct with the specialist who actually arranges your tour on the ground.

Follow these simple steps to secure your place on one of our unique tours:

  1. Select the program or programs you are interested in joining, make a note of the program code that appears next to the program price (eg: GCTAD17) and call us on 1800 132 385 to check availability and hold an option.
  2. Access the Golden Compass booking form here.
  3. Complete the details you have available (we understand your flights and travel insurance details may not be confirmed when you make your booking).
  4. Print and sign your form, then simply scan and email your form direct to info@goldencompasstours.com.au. If you prefer you can post it to our Australian postal address at:

  Golden Compass, PO Box 163, Keiraville, NSW 2500, Australia.

Please note we require a deposit of AUD500 per person per program with the full balance for each tour being due 80 days prior to the start of your program.

Once the deposit payment has been taken you will then be sent your confirmation letter either by email or post (as you prefer). An invoice for the balance will be issued to you 12 weeks prior to the departure of your first tour or tours. Full payment by MasterCard, Visa or electronic bank transfer is required 80 days prior to the start of your tour. Payment will be charged by Golden Compass Tours from you in Australian dollars.

If you need any assistance, please call our Freecall number on 1800 132 385.