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Three Countries in One Day: France, Andorra and Spain from Barcelona

Duration: 12 hours
Destination: Spain, Catalonia and Barcelona, Barcelona
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Overview

Pack your passport and expand your horizons on a day trip from Barcelona that visits three countries in one day. Start your morning early with a visit to the medieval Spanish village of Baga, then head to French UNESCO World Heritage-listed town of Ax Les Therms for breakfast, go duty-free shopping in Andorra la Vell and end your trip with a drink en-route to Barcelona – all in one day! This small-group tour is limited to 20 people, ensuring a more personal experience.

Highlights

  • Breakfast included
  • Day trip (destination A to B)
  • Fully narrated tour


What You Can Expect

Where else but Europe can you visit three countries in one day? After an early start from Barcelona, you’ll be in the Spanish village of Baga by 8:30am, surrounded by the rocky peaks of Cadi-Moixero National Park.

Explore Baga’s central square and medieval church before crossing the border into France in time for breakfast in the walled town of Mont-Louis. After traditional French fare of croissants and café au lait, explore the town’s 17th-century fortified citadel, designed by Vauban and protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Leaving Mont-Louis at 11am, you’ll take a scenic drive over the Pyrenees Alps into neighboring Andorra, to the capital Andorra la Vella. Explore Romanesque churches and stone houses in the city’s old quarter, and enjoy lunch in a traditional Andorran restaurant (own expense).

After lunch, you have the choice of hitting Andorra la Vella’s tax-free shops for bargain-priced wine and souvenirs, or hitting the mountain trails surrounding the River Madriu and visiting the Romanesque church of St Miquel d’Engolasters.

The return drive to Barcelona departs Andorra la Vella at 4pm, dropping into Coll de Nargo for a late-afternoon drink en route. Admire Coll de Nargo’s Romanesque church of St Climent and stunning valley views before continuing the drive back to Barcelona, arriving at around 7pm in time for pre-dinner drinks and tapas or whatever else your evening holds.

Please note: This tour is available in English only

Cancellation Policy

Package is cancellable prior to three days from the commencement of the service.


Inclusions

  • Local guide ( English Only)
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan

Exclusions

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Lunch

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel You MUST confirm and obtain any visa requirements prior to border crossing. All visa requirements are the sole responsibility of the traveler
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers
  • Please bring a towel if you plan to use the spa water in Ax Les Thermes
  • This tour operates in English only

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Departure Point

Central Barcelona

Departure Time

7am

Duration

12 hours

Return Details

Returns to original departure point at approximately 7pm

Tour Options

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User's Reviews

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Kim T

Jose was a delight. He was funny, attentive and a wealth of knowledge. He knows his history. He took us to this amazing charcuterie shop in Borg Madame, France and recommended an outstanding restaurant in Andorra. The shopping in Andorra was great and views were breathtaking. On our return we stopped a quaint restaurant in the mountains for some Cava like champagne and it was delicious. This was a great way to experience the Catalunya region of Spain.

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tajohn

I ended becoming ill and was not able to go on this tour, but my 21 year old son did go. He said it was amazing--a long but great day.
The tour guide was helpful to ensure he knew how to get back to our hotel since the drop off point was different than the starting point. He said the views were breathtaking although, he said the Andorra stop--1.5 hours was primarily for shopping. He would have like to have had the option to ski for 2-4 hours in Andorra vs the shopping. France was the lunch stop. He said they only had about 45 minutes, but he was able to eat.

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Linda

Laura from Explore Catalunya was a wonderful guide! She was very knowledgeable and had a very engaging personality. The tour with 13 people was about 12.5 hours long. We spent about 45 minutes in Baga, Spain. We stopped at a bakery and local coffee shop along with a walking tour of the area. It was cold outside so everyone was happy to get back on the van. We spent about 1 hour and 15 minutes in the charming French city of Ax Les Thermes where we had a walking tour and had lunch on our own. We stopped at the Andorra border where they stamped our passports. There was a small Andorra sign with their flags nearby which made a nice photo. The Pyrenees Mountains were snow-covered which made for delightful scenery. We stopped in the capital of Andorra, Andorra la Vella, for about an hour and 15 minutes. All of the time spent in the locations were just perfect. The last stop, to break up the 3.5 hour drive to Barcelona, was in a restaurant near Ponts, Spain where we had a complimentary drink of champagne, wine, beer or soft drink. The only negative was that the van's windows kept fogging up which made it difficult tat times to see the scenery and take good photos.

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Laura W

What an incredible day of touring! We thoroughly enjoyed the Three Countries tour. Our guide, Laura, was friendly, informative and absolutely highlight was most definitely the SNOW in Andorra and the hot thermal springs in the French town, Axthermes. It was a wonderful day.

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voyageslucymcmaniman

Unforgettable day and lovely places !

User's Picture Gallery

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Linda and K...

This picture was taken in Mont-Louis, France. Beautiful place!

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Arnold, our guide

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Andorra

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France

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A small farmers' market selling local produce of dried fruits, cheeses etc

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Monserrat

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A little river in Ville d'Aux les Thermes

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A view of 1 mountain range in 3 countries at once!

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Andorra La Vella

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Ax Les Thermes. Do eat nice burger in the red canopy cafe

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relaxing in warm spring

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Gracies, Feliciano!

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Andorra

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