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Approximately 3¾ hours
Meals not included
Ibiza, Biodiversity and Culture
"Ibiza preserves considerable evidence of its long history. The archaeological sites at Sa Caleta (settlement) and Puig des Molins (necropolis) testify to the important role played by the island in the Mediterranean economy in protohistory, particularly during the Phoenician-Carthaginian period. The fortified Upper Town (Alta Vila) is an outstanding example of Renaissance military architecture; it had a profound influence on the development of fortifications in the Spanish settlements of the New World."
Transfer to Vara de Rey, located int eh lower part of the fortress, and head on a walking tour to El Soto, high atop the rock that is D'alt Vila (Ibiza's Old Town). This very beautiful fortified town-within-a-town boasts an imposing castle and cathedral at its summit. The town's walls date from the end of the 16th century, but the site of Ibiza's Old Town has been essential to the island's defenses and administration for more than 2,000 years. You will be amazed at the stunning views over Ibiza's sister island, Formentera, and the port of Ibiza.
Walk from the top of D'alt Vila, via tiny whitewashed alleys and a series of cobblestone streets and courtyards, to visit the 13th-century Maria de les Neus Cathedral and the Diocesan Museum. The cathedral is a very visible, simple tower whose silhouette can be seen for miles. You will also visit the Puget Museum and see the Dominican Convent (now the Town Hall), the Chapel of San Ciriaco, and the Episcopal Palace (now the Bishop's Residence).
Relax over a glass of Cava sangria at a tiny bistro along the waterfront promenade.
In the lively port area of Ibiza, take advantage of some free time to stroll on your own.
Please note: Tour does not operate on Sundays.