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

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Overview

Discover three countries in just one day on a full-day tour to Baga, Ax-les-Thermes, and Andorra from Barcelona. Emerge early, and head to Baga, a beautiful village shrouded in medieval heritage, and then cross the border to Ax-les-Thermes, a charming spa town with loads of French character. Continue to Andorra via a high mountain pass, stopping for a break in a mountain valley before going on to the capital to indulge in some duty-free shopping.
  • Visit three countries in one day: Spain, France, and Andorra
  • Tour the medieval Spanish village of Baga
  • Wander the medieval streets of Ax-les-Thermes
  • Experience the healing waters from one of the many spas
  • Take in the magnificent views from a high mountain pass
  • Enjoy a short walk in a typical Andorran valley
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 20 people provides an intimate experience with your guide
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Local guide ( English Only)
Air-conditioned vehicle
Gratuities
Food and drinks, unless specified
Lunch
C/ Palau de la Música, 1 , C/ Palau de la Música, 1, 08003 Barcelona, Spain

Explore Catalunya Office. We are located in a little alley between the Palau de la Música building and Via Laietana, opposite the Palau de la Música's cafeteria.

7:00 AM
Hard Rock Cafe , Pl. de Catalunya, 21, 08002 Barcelona, Spain

Depending on the size of your group, and the traffic conditions on the day of the tour, you will return either to the main office or to Place Catalunya, which is just an easy 3-5 minute walk away.

Depart from a central Barcelona, and relax during a scenic journey toward Baga in a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan. Marvel at the majestic perimeter of rocky peaks in the Cadi-Moixero National Park as you arrive in Baga. Tour the village and it's medieval church and square, before enjoying you some free time to explore alone.  

Traverse the French border on route to your next stop, the charming ancient spa town of Ax-Les-Thermes. After your guide recommends some of the best natural fountains to visit and soak your feet in, indulge in some free time to enjoy the healing waters and browse the local artisan shops.

Next, meet back at the bus to head toward Andorra. Travel through the beautiful Pyrenees Alps and cross the Pas de la Casa, a high-mountain pass with multiple photo opportunities.

Descend into Andorra, stopping at a typical mountain valley where you get a glimpse of stone huts dotting the mountainside, a Roman church, and embark on a short hike to experience the landscape.  

From here, continue on to Andorra de la Vella, Andorra's charming capital. Explore the city and indulge in some duty-free shopping before climbing aboard the minivan for the return trip to Barcelona.

Your tour concludes with drop-off back at the departure point.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Palace of Catalan Music
7.00am - Your day starts when you arrive in our office, which is right across from the famous Palau de la Musica. Your guide will there to greet you and tell you all about the day ahead.
Stop At:  
Baga
8.30am - 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
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Thermes d'Ax
11.00am - 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: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Pas de la Casa
1.30pm - 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: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Valle de Incles
2.30pm - 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: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Andorra la Vella
3.30pm - 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 
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Ponts
4.30-6.30pm - 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
Pass By:  
Montserrat
6.45pm - The final leg of the journey takes you past the dramatic scenery of Montserrat. This iconic mountain stands out dramatically against the skyline as we begin out last part of the drive into Barcelona.
Pass By:  
Plaza de Cataluna
7.30 - 745pm - We end the day in Plaça Catalunya. From here, you can easily take the metro or a taxi back to your hotel. Otherwise, your guide will be more than happy to make some recommendations of where to have dinner.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Explore Catalunya
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during The Original Three Countries in One Day: France, Andorra, Spain from Barcelona?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by The Original Three Countries in One Day: France, Andorra, Spain from Barcelona.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during The Original Three Countries in One Day: France, Andorra, Spain from Barcelona?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by The Original Three Countries in One Day: France, Andorra, Spain from Barcelona.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during The Original Three Countries in One Day: France, Andorra, Spain from Barcelona?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by The Original Three Countries in One Day: France, Andorra, Spain from Barcelona.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during The Original Three Countries in One Day: France, Andorra, Spain from Barcelona?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by The Original Three Countries in One Day: France, Andorra, Spain from Barcelona.

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Traveler Tips


  • "The smaller villages sometimes do not have open stores in the off-season so take along snacks and water." See review
  • "It's a long day on this trip, but worth it." See review
  • "It was a full day so be prepared to arise early in the am." See review

Reviews

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star-5
LOVE!
LyLy_I
, Oct 2021
This was such an amazing tour! 3 countries in one day!! Perfect if you’re trying to fit in a lot of activities within your trip! It was a long day but totally worth it! Beautiful drive and stops! Highly recommend!
star-3
Beautiful thing to do if you have time!
Leena_M
, Oct 2021
I had a great guide! He was very nice and informative! Made the drive worth it all! Loved learning from him.
star-4
Very enjoyable trip
declan_c
, Oct 2021
The visit to andora was an experience. Good tour leader who was friendly and informative.Would recommend this tour
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Hello, Thank you for sending us your feedback. It's a great trip with so much diversity. Thank you, Robert
star-5
Excellent day trip!
Sajee_D
, Oct 2021
Sergio was out guide. He was amazing with knowledge along the entire route. He was funny and very personable. The views on the drive were beautiful. The towns we made stops in were the perfect idea of a romantic European town. It was great to see the Pyrenees mountains, have lunch in France and shop in Andorra.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Hello, A quick thank you for the review. I'm really pleased you found the driving so beautiful. I can't deny that there's a lot to do, but we think the getting to each place is part of the joy of this tour. Thank you, Robert
star-5
All of the tour was...
Jean_G
, Oct 2021
All of the tour was superb. Our guide was the best. He told the time to give history of each country we visited.. Thank you.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Hello, We really appreciate you taking the time to send us your feedback. Thank you, Robert
star-5
Lovely day
asfershm
, Sep 2021
This was a fun FULL-DAY trip. Rod was out guide and he was super passionate and knowledgeable about the areas. He was fun!! My group was perfect and excited to explore the area too. My personal preference would be to spend more time in Ax les Thermes because I am not a shopper but overall the day was wonderful. It is just so beautiful
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Hello, Thank you so much for the review. This is a really special tour, and even though there's a lot of driving, we try really hard to make the day as varied as possible, and to spend as much time as possible at each of our stops. Thanks, Robert
star-5
Superb Andorra getaway!
Aries_T
, Sep 2021
Its like a personal trip. Very comfortable and very memorable trip. Highly recomendable trip. Our tour guide Arnou is so nice and like our family
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Hello, It feels great to be answering reviews again, but even better to be getting them! Thanks so much for the great feedback. Rob
star-5
3 Countries
John_E
, Sep 2021
Our tour guide Rod was amazing. He gave the best tour we've been on. His knowledge of the history of each place was very informative and interesting. He made sure we all were comfortable at all times. We saw a lot of really interesting landscapes and buildings. This is a tour I would take again.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Hello John, Thank you very much for such a lovely review. We are happy to hear that you had a great day with Rodrigo and that you learned a lot about the region. This tour really shows lovely landscapes. We are glad to know you appreciated them. Kind regards, Patricia
star-5
Once in a lifetime experience.
Eddie
, Sep 2021
Our guide was very knowledgeable and funny. It's a wonderful experience. And the ride was very comfortable. It's a once in a lifetime experience. And it was very intimate. And I appreciate the guide helping me to get home after I twisted my ankle.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Hello Edward, Thank you for your review. We are glad to hear that you had a nice day. We hope your ankle is fully recovered! Kind regards, Patricia
star-5
What a beautiful day
Karla_H
, Sep 2021
Our tour guide Rod was fantastic. He was so full of knowledge and history and this made the trip so memorable. The time in the van and visiting the sites was a perfect balance. What an amazing day.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Hello Karla, Thanks for your review. Kind regards, Patricia
1 traveler found this review helpful

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