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

Duration: 12 hours 30 minutes
Destination: Spain, Cataluña, Barcelona
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  • 12 hours 30 minutes
  • Barcelona
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

A once in a lifetime chance to visit three countries in just one day! Grab your passport and join us on this unforgettable day. Leaving Barcelona we head for a tiny medieval village close to the border before crossing into France to visit a beautiful French spa town where you will enjoy lunch. In the afternoon, you'll head into Andorra over a high mountain pass, perfect for dramatic pictures. You will also stop in a picturesque valley on our way to the capital, famous for tax free bargains, before heading back into Spain in the afternoon. Breakfast in Spain, lunch in France, and an afternoon snack in Andorra - a day you'll never forget.

Highlights

  • Small-group tour by minibus
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Led by a local guide

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Baga, Baga, Catalonia

Where else but in Europe can you visit three countries in one day? Three different countries, three distinctly different atmospheres, stunning drives, and breathtaking scenery.

Depart from Barcelona at 7am, and relax during the scenic journey to Bagà. You will have the chance to marvel at the majestic rocky peaks in the Cadi-Moixeró National Park as we drive to Bagà.

In Bagà, as this sleepy village comes to life, you can get a fresh pastry or sandwich in the local bakery, or a coffee in one of the many typical cafes, before rejoining your guide who will give you a short walking tour of the village before leaving you free time to explore alone.

From Bagà, we will head deeper into the countryside as we drive towards the French border.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Thermes d'Ax, Teich, Ax-les-Thermes France

Your next stop is the charming and beautiful ancient spa town of Ax-Les-Thermes.

Your guide will recommend some of the best natural fountains to visit, and those best suitable for soaking your feet in. You will then have free time to enjoy the healing waters, browse the local artisan shops where you can buy local cheeses and cured meats, as well as looking out for a souvenir to remember your visit. After a while of wandering around this typical French village, its time to choose from one of the many local restaurant for a tradition French lunch.

After a memorable French experience, you will meet back at the bus to head towards Andorra.

Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes

Stop At: Pas de la Casa, Pas de la Casa, Encamp Parish

The route takes you through the beautiful Pyrenees Alps to Andorra. One the way we will cross the Pas de la Casa, an amazing high mountain pass with some stunning photo opportunities.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Valle de Incles, Incles Andorra

As we descend into Andorra, we will stop at a typical mountain valley where you will get a glimpse of how Andorra used to be. From here, we will head down the valleys into Andorra La Vella.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Andorra la Vella, Andorra la Vella, Andorra la Vella Parish

Andorra la Vella is the capital of the small but stunning country of Andorra, located high in the east Pyrenees, between France and Spain.

This will be our last stop of the day, but you will have enough time to do a little bit of duty free shopping, grab a quick bargain or walk around its old stone streets and houses.

At about 3:45pm, we will return to the bus and head back to Barcelona via a different route.

This drive takes you through dramatic gorges, past verdant farming land, and alongside lakes and rivers, before the landscape levels out and the lush tones of green of the fields and the shinning grey of the mountain rocks are replaced by the dusty orange and brown hues of this arid landscape.

You will stop enroute for a chance to stretch your legs and quench your thirst, before arriving back in town at about 7:30pm

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Ponts, Ponts, Province of Lleida, Catalonia

This drive takes you through dramatic gorges, past verdant farming land, and alongside lakes and rivers, before the landscape levels out and the lush tones of green of the fields and the shinning grey of the mountain rocks are replaced by the dusty orange and brown hues of this arid landscape.

You will stop enroute for a chance to stretch your legs and quench your thirst, before arriving back in town at about 7:30pm

Inclusions
  • Local guide ( English Only)
  • Air-conditioned vehicle

Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Lunch
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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
  • Please bring a towel if you plan to use the spa water in Ax Les Thermes
  • This tour operates in English only
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
Departure Point

C/ Palau de la Música, 1, 08003 Barcelona, Spain


Departure Time

7:00 AM


Return Details

Hard Rock Cafe, Plaça de Catalunya, 21, 08002 Barcelona, Spain

Voucher info

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

Duration

12 hours 30 minutes

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

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Betty H

Nicholas was an excellent guide with sharing his knowledge and a great trip through the su ny fall day, a bit of rain in France with wonderful food and snow capped and snowing mountain tops on the way to Andorra.

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Jan R

Each of the three towns (in 3 countries) was well worth the visit. We enjoyed walking through them and getting a sense of what it would be like to live there.

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lcala002

This tour was provided by Explore Catalunya. The meeting spot was clear, the check in process was easy. Our tour guide, Alex was amazing! She was funny, engaging, and really helped us connect with the locations. Her English is great, so no issues with understanding.

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Fay S

An early start,Xavier our guide was very friendly and knowledgeable,a 1.40 minute drive to a small Spanish town,time for a coffee and pastry.Next stop in France at a spa town,a longer time to soak your feet in the healing waters,or time to shop at the local market or drink coffee,then a drive through the beautiful Pyrenees mountains,this is why I came to see these spectacular mountains.Andorra is duty free shopping so disappointing unless you like to shop till you drop.Another short stop on the way back to Barcelona.A 12 hour day but very enjoyable day,Xavier was excellent guide.

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smithatwater

Pablo was excellent. At first he was peculiar but his humor and ability to involve everyone from the youngest (5) to the oldest (probably me) was remarkable. Humor and interacting made it one of the best tours I have ever been on. He made a 12 hour tour look like a moment in time. He is a credit to his profession. I would work hard to keep him on board as he is a one of a kind. Good man!

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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View of the Pyrennes from the France-Andorra border

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Beautiful scenery along the way in Ax-Les-Thermes

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A nice visit and lunch in the ski town of Ax-Les-Thermes

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Church in Andorra.

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Pedro wasn't fazed by the snowy roads.

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Scenery along the way...in France.

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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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