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

Barcelona, Spain

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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
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.
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:  
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
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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
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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.

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Traveler Tips

  • "Remember your passports for the border crossing, since Andorra is not a part of the EU/Schengen."
  • "The smaller villages sometimes do not have open stores in the off-season so take along snacks and water." See review


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Beautiful Three Countries
, Mar 2020
The weather was perfect for this awesome tour through Spain, France, and Andorra. Our tour guide, Xavier was very knowledgeable and helpful for finding good places for souvenirs, lunch, and shopping. My family and I learned a lot and experienced amazing scenery throughout. Great trip!
Great Tour Guide!
, Mar 2020
The trip was so great and our tour guide was so great. I feel bad because I can't remember her name because the trip was over a month ago, but literally she was so funny and so knowledgable and I had the best croissant I ever had on this trip. I went with my girlfriends and we had so much fun and we were able to do a thing that we each wanted. Andorra was a hidden gem that everyone needs to see! I went on Saturday Feb 1st 2020
Awesome tour
, Mar 2020
Gloria did an outstanding job! Professional, knowledgeable, organized and treated everyone like family. We were her “People”! The tour is worth every penny! Recommended
Little known Andorra
, Mar 2020
Having spend almost two weeks in Barcelona by myself and then as part of a small group tour, I wanted to get out of the city for a different adventure. Seeing Andorra was something I had wanted to do ever since I collected the stamps as a kid. Seeing the Pyrenees white-capped with snow was a wonderful experience. I enjoyed looking at the Spanish countryside as we made our way to the little villages in Spain and France. Not much to see in Baga, Spain but I found it fun that we strolled around the town square and no one seemed to be awake at 10am! Our guide informed us that we had to get coffee at one place and pastries/bread at another. She was right. I got the coffee first, making sure to request "con leche" as it was quite strong. While in the pastry shop with several locals, I announced that I didn't speak Spanish or Catalonian (in my limited Spanish), but that I did speak English and German. I don't know why, but they cheered me! Ax-les-Thermes, France was a nice little stop and we happened to be there on market day. I enjoyed lunch at a little restaurant where I enjoyed the company of guys from the UK and Russia (Siberia). We shared travel experiences. Just being able to say I had been to Andorra delights my friends who had never heard of the place. Other than going through the lovely mountains and seeing active ski resorts, the only stop was at the border to get our passports stamped (yay!) and then on to the capitol, Andorra la Vella, the highest capital city in Europe I got to see the Dali sculpture and purchased a Starbucks Andorra mug (first kid on my block to have one) and found an Andorran Euro. Our guide (Marta?) made the trip more enjoyable along the way by explaining the sights while still allowing us quiet time to nap.
Barcelona to Andorra anf back
, Mar 2020
Xavier our guide was fantastic. He gave us a lot on history and information. Lucky there was fresh snow and only a few sprinkles.
Great tour
, Mar 2020
Very nice tour, Camilo, our tour guy made the trip enjoyable, informative and our family enjoyed it.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Hello, Thank you so much for your great review. Kind regards, Ester
Best part of my trip to Barcelona
, Mar 2020
Consider yourself one of the very fortunate few that has the opportunity to take a wanderers trip right through the foothills of the Pyrenees in the Northen most reach of Catalonia, into the mountainous region of France, visiting the adorable duchy of Andorra and a final spectacular ride back to Barcelona. The scenery was quite to behold. All of it on a comfortable couch bus and within a 12 hour time frame. Sergei’ our guide was not only patient and informative, he had a good sense of humor too.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Dear Vito, First of all, thank you for taking your time to review us. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour. Kind regards, Ester
Three countries
, Mar 2020
We truly enjoyed this tour. Our tour guide Cam and driver Tony were very informative and patient. The locations were beautiful.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Dear Rob, Thank you so much for your review. We will let Cam and Tony know about your positive words. Kind regards, Núria
3 Countries in one day
, Mar 2020
A great way to spend a day! Our tour guide, Nick, was very informative. I read the previous reviews so I knew what I was getting into. If you like to have a lot of time to explore each town, this is not the way to go. If you are ok with an hour here and there and fitting a lot into a day, this is perfect. Yes, Andorra la Vella is a big outlet mall. Yes, this trip may feel a little rushed to some people. I greatly enjoyed it though. The best part is the drive. The scenery is incredible. Everyone else on the tour slept the whole time. I was too excited about seeing the various scenery. Drink a Red Bull and enjoy the ride!
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Hello, Your review brought a big smile to my face. Thank you. I think that the driving is also one of the best parts of the day. The scenery is so varied and beautiful. Thank you so much for letting us know. Regards, Robert
Awesome sauce
, Feb 2020
It was a great experience! Our host Xavier was knowledgeable and informed our group without being over the top about it. And our driver Mickey got us safely to each stop. The weather was gorgeous and my family and I had a wonderful time. It was definitely a trip to remember!
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Dear, We are happy you had such a great experience. We will tell Xavier and Mickey! Kind regards, Núria

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