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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

Departure Point

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.

Departure Time

7:00 AM

Return Details

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 Catalunya
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 and vaccination certificate are 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
  • A current vaccination certificate is required on the day of travel
  • 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-4
seeing Andorra
BILL_M
, Jan 2022
It you are interested in seeing Andorra this is a good tour. the stops in the Spanish and French villages are OK but we were basically dropped off and had to find places of interest ourselves.
star-5
Three Paradises in one drive
Ronald_G
, Jan 2022
The mountains in Andorra were spectacular. We were able to see three countries within one day. The views in Southern France, seeing the languages change from Castillano, to Catalan, to French was a interesting blend of cultures within a short distance. The old towns were amazing to visit, and the people were very friendly and hospitable on all sides. Camilo our guide, was the best. He was very knowledgeable, and had a great sense of humor. Great value for the experience
star-5
Three Countries In One Day - Mind Blowing!!
tlhdohioaolcom
, Jan 2022
Another fun filled trip that my entire family enjoyed! It was exciting that we got to visit 2 other countries along with Spain on our first family trip to Europe. I only wished the time in Andorra was longer. It just wasn't enough time for shopping. Also wished that our passports were stamped for France. Jordi was great!!!
star-4
Long ride but worth the views!
natalie_r
, Jan 2022
Intriguing history in Spain and quaint small village in France. Be prepared for crisp temps in late December but the mountain views are worth it! Refreshing change from the larger city tours! It’s a lengthy vehicle ride best saved for a day of your vacay when you need to rest from walking tours. The best part of the smaller towns was meandering at a slower pace!
star-5
Spain>France>Andorra
NikhilTokala
, Dec 2021
Wonderful trip with a scenic drive, the tour guide Sergio is very informative and the tour was as per schedule
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Hello, Thanks for taking the time to send us a review. Regards, Robert
star-5
Awesome experience you shouldn't miss
Joanne_T
, Dec 2021
Our tour guide, Jordi, was really awesome. Very knowledgeable, drives so safely and he knows how to make the tour more interesting and worthwhile.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Hello, Thank you for sending us the review, and for visiting Spain in these difficult times. It's fantastic to get back to some kind of normality. Thanks, Robert
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-2
Don't Waste Your Time - NO COVID Protection - Only Excuses - Plan Your Own Trip
Shaunna_S
, Dec 2021
Arnau=good. No COVID protocol Fit 8 strangers in 9-pas van Owner took no responsibility 4 complaint.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Hello, I am very sorry that you did not find our COVID safety measures adequate. However, it's totally not true that we have no COVID protocols in place. 1. All passengers on this tour have to have been vaccinated. In fact, we ask to see the vaccination certificate before each person gets on the bus. 2. All passengers on this tour, have to sign a form declaring that they are free from any COVID symptoms for at least 72 hours. The form lists a whole range of symptoms. 3. All passengers on this tour also have to sign a declaration that they have not been in contact with anybody showing any of the above symptoms. 4. We ask all passengers to wear a mask on the bus. 5. We also all passengers to use the hand gel every time they get on the bus. 6. We all all passengers to use the same seats. 7. Out of the bus we maintain social distancing. This is as much as we can do. Obviously, it is absolutely impossible to maintain social distancing inside the bus. It does not matter how many people are in each vehicle, it will be impossible to stay at least 2 meters away from you neighbour. I am sure that it was also impossible to stay 2 metres away from people on the plane you took together here from the USA. To be honest, I think it is really unfair to complain so much about something, when you saw the situation in the office but still decided to do the tour. I am sure that you assessed the risk and decided to go ahead with the tour. I assume that anybody who has decided to travel by plane all the way from America or anywhere else has thought carefully about the risks of COVID, but decided that they wanted to get back to some kind of normality and to live their life as best they can. Regards, Robert
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-5
Fantastic day out of Barcelona
Jennifer_B
, Dec 2021
Wonderful day with enough time at each stop to enjoy the scenery, grab a snack, use the bathroom, etc. Views of the Pyrenees are stunning! The guide/driver Enrique is a true gem. Good natured, humorous and full of info. I highly recommend this tour.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Hello Jennifer, Thanks for your review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed the tour with Enrique, he can be very funny! Kind regards, Patricia
star-4
Long day trip and nice if you like to shop in Andorra
Julie_Z
, Dec 2021
Village of Baga and border France town. Trip to Andorra took much time than usual due to traffic jam. Long day trip of course. Need to mention our tour guide as well as driver Steven who introduced a lot of history and we knew quite bit via him. He did add lots value to this trip.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Hello, Thank you for the review. I'm really sorry about the traffic, but it's one thing we have no control over at all. Thanks, Robert
star-5
Great Site. Wonderful Tour Guide.
Paulajmiranda
, Dec 2021
This is a must do trip. We had enough time in all Cities. Henrique was wonderful! I would totally recommend it.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Hello Paula, Thank you for your review. I will pass your comments on to Enrique :) Kind regards, Patricia

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