Tre länder på en dag: Frankrike, Andorra och Spanien från Barcelona
När den sömniga byn vaknar kan du få ett färskt bakverk eller en smörgås i det lokala bageriet och en kopp kaffe på något av de många typiska kaféerna, innan du träffar guiden som tar med dig på en kort promenad i byn. Sedan får du lite ledig tid för utforskning på egen hand.
Från Bagà beger du dig längre ut på landsbygden, mot den franska gränsen. Nästa anhalt är den charmiga och vackra gamla kurorten Ax-les-Thermes. Guiden rekommenderar några av de bästa naturliga fontänerna att besöka och vilka som passar bäst att doppa fötterna i. Sedan får du ledig att njuta av det läkande vattnet och att titta i de lokala hantverkarnas butiker där du kan köpa lokala ostar och kallskuret kött.
När du har promenerat runt i den här typiska franska byn i en timme, är det dags att välja någon av de många lokala restaurangerna för en traditionell fransk lunch. Efter en minnesvärd fransk upplevelse samlas gruppen vid bussen och åker mot Andorra.
Rundturen tar dig genom de vackra Pyrenéerna till Andorra la Vella, huvudstaden i det lilla men fantastiska landet Andorra.
På vägen dit åker du genom Pas de la Casa, ett fantastiskt bergspass med några fantastiska tillfällen för fotografering. När du åker ner mot Andorra blir det ett stopp i en typisk bergsby där du får en glimt av hur Andorra var förr i tiden. Små stenhyddor ligger utströdda över bergssluttningen och en romersk kyrka står vakt som den har gjort i flera århundraden. Du får möjlighet att gå på en kort promenad.
Härifrån åker du ner i dalen till Andorra de la Vella. Det här blir den sista anhalten för dagen. Du har tillräckligt med tid för lite taxfree-shopping.
Ungefär kl. 16.00 återvänder du till bussen och åker tillbaka till Barcelona via en annan väg. Den här vägen tar dig genom dramatiska bergspass, förbi grönskande jordbrukslandskap och längs sjöar och floder.
Du stannar längs vägen och får chans att sträcka på benen och släcka törsten innan du kommer tillbaka till staden ungefär kl. 19.30.
- Lokal guide (endast engelska)
- Transport med luftkonditionerade minivan
- Mat och dryck, om inte annat anges
- En bekräftelse skickas vid bokningstillfället
- Ett giltigt pass krävs på avresedagen
- Resenärer bör vara i medelbra fysisk kondition
- Inte anpassat för rullstol
- Ett aktuellt giltigt pass krävs på resedagen Du måste bekräfta och få visumkrav före gränspassage. Alla visumkrav är ensamma ansvar för resenären
- Ta med en handduk om du planerar att använda spa-vattnet i Ax Les Thermes
- Denna turné fungerar endast på engelska
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!
First of all, our guide (alex) was amazing. She was our guide for both of the excursions we took with this company. Her English was great, she knew a lot of history, is an architect by trade, and a Barcelona native. She gave great information without being overbearing and answered any extra questions people asked--everything from about the Catalan language to where to eat for dinner. I really recommend this trip for people who are staying in Barcelona for a long period of time. We stayed exclusively in Barcelona for a week, so it was nice to take an excursion to other places. This was a really fun trip. My only complaint would be that we really didn't feel like we had enough time in the capital of Andorra. We really only got to go in two shops before we had to return to the bus. The mountains are beautiful though and it was great to visit a country that isn't exactly easy to get to.
Our guide Enrique was incredible. Informative without being too chatty. The mountains were incredible. The only downside for us was the short time spent in Andorra. The shopping there is great but not really enough time for me the professional shopper. We had about 90 minutes to eat and shop. Otherwise a great trip and worth every penny.
I found this tour thanks to Kate McCulley, who writes the Adventurous Kate blog. After reading her review of Andorra, I realized I should do something unique and memorable with my family that would include Andorra la Vella, the interesting, if a little boring capital city of Andorra. Therefore, three countries in one day sounded like something that I would never forget. Because I did not know what to expect, I read Crystal and Candy's review from Travel Pockets, which detailed their journey in their blog and it helped me better prepare my family and I on our trip. To make the best of the trip, research a bit about the cities that you will visit before going and make a brief checklist of things that you can cover in the small towns for around an hour. I would like to thank Miguel, our tour guide, for his informative take on our three destinations.
It was a long day in a mini bus that was semi air-conditioned (As Americans we are used to more air conditioning, but honestly was on par for European air conditioning standard...) But the views out the window were spectacular! I love the mountains, thus we chose this trip, and we got to see a lot of variety in them. Each town had its unique charm, and was interesting to see each. We had a little over an hour to explore at each, which was enough to get a glimpse- would have liked more but understandable as atleast a long day. Overall the guide and driver were great, knowledgeable, and nice! Cam made sure to give us good direction ideas in each town. We would recommend this tour highly!!
Cam was wonderful and the trip was long (expected) and great opportunity. Loved Andorra picture opportunities.
Most of the trip is spent on the bus, however there is plenty to see from the window. The tour guide was so knowledgeable and very entertaining. Least favorite stop was the capital of Andorra because it was just a modern shopping city and if you didn’t want to shop, there wasn’t much else to do in the amount of time we had there. I enjoyed the other stops though!
This was an excellent tour. Our guide, Miguel and driver, Tony were the best. Very friendly and knew so much information about the 3 countries. I thoroughly enjoyed this tour and have already recommended it to other friends.
We forgot our passports and Viator accomplished what we thought was impossible by rebooking our trip the very next day and Steven our tour guide and the front desk Director was absolutely and friendly. I wish I had gotten her name. She made it all possible. Thank you viator. I have and will always book with Viator. The tour was absolutely beautiful.
Our guide Miguel was very knowledgeable and provided a good over view the sights along the route and the places we stopped at along the way. The tour group was comparatively small and we traveled in a comfortable air conditioned minibus. Our tour had an unexpected detour due to a tunnel accident, but we were able to travel to France on surface roads and saw more of the Pyrenees and the countryside we would have missed if we had taken the shorter tunnel route. Baga and Ax Les Thermes are pretty villages. Andorra was a fun shopping stop. Overall this was a very nice day trip especially if you are interested in seeing the countryside outside Barcelona.
Incredible trip! It was a long day, but the guide was amazing. He made sure to talk to each group of individuals on the trip to understand where they are from, how long they're stay, and suggested places to go see and where to eat. The history he shared on each location was incredible. Would very much recommend this trip.
Despite a fairly long day in the coach, there were sufficient stops and interesting commentary by our guide to overcome the riding around. The smaller villages sometimes do not have open stores in the off-season so take along snacks and water. We did not get lunch cecause the restaurant in town did not open until 30 minutes before had too leave. Dress in layers. Much cooler than the coast in spring.
This was an amazing experience!! i would definitely suggest this tour to others. Our guide was super knowledgeable about all 3 countries and the towns that we were visiting and really helped make this tour even better :-)
Great sites. The bus did not have good air conditioning so it was a little warm. But the guide Jordi was excellent.
Isi was an excellent tour guide, funny, very informative and I can sense that he loves his job. Equally grateful to the driver (I’m sorry I forgot his name) for keeping us safe on the road. Both of them have a good chemistry that makes me feel safe...
The guide was very considerate, start the trip then have quick breakfast before the long trip.. And I have collected the Andorra immigration stamp in my passport.
It was good overall. Bus was too compact, hardly any space between the seats. Moment person sitting in front reclines a bit, that's a total end of any views around you. You can't even see outside the window. Its a total of 12 hours trip. You must consider changing to a bigger bus or bus with some room and comfortable seats.
For anyone looking for the opportunity to see part of France that most would never see and to visit a country most do not know exists or would not make it a dedicated trip location, Andorra is a must see. Although we loved Barcelona, we wanted to get outside the city for a day and see the countryside. You will read a lot of reviews about the trip, but here is our brutally honest feedback. If you do not like waking up early on vacation then this is not the excursion for you. You have to meet at 6:45 am. We were excited and prepared ourselves for the early morning by crashing early. The staff was great at check in and explained the day before we boarded the bus. The bus seats about 25-28 people but you have personal space with your companion. Here is some helpful info and sounds mean but it is helpful. If you are a larger person please be advised, the seating space is a bit tight. I'm about 5'9" and 200lbs and found it comfortable, but a bit confined for the long day. We planned on a full day so the critiques of the long drive and long day should be expected. You are covering over 300 miles in one day. The guide and driver were great and we made several stops throughout the day. The town of Baga and the view was remarkable. Great history. The mountains leading to Ax Les Thermes was amazing. We have seen mountains before in the states but it is still very impressive. The town of Ax Les Thermes was very quaint and what you would expect of a town buried in the mountains. Very beautiful. Here's a suggestion I have for Viator. Contact a couple of the business owners in each town and say.....uh, we are bringing 25 people almost every day. Please be open and maybe offer a small coupon or discount to encourage the guests to come to your business and buy food and drinks. The reviews are correct, not much open by the time you arrive. The drive through the mountains to Andorra was awesome. If you do not like heights or if you get a bit uneasy about multiple turns, then you are in for a trip. You wind up and then down the mountains with great views. Andorra was incredible, just not what I expected. I thought old, historic town!!! Quite the contrary. This town is vibrant, trendy and provides top notch shopping and food. Oh by the way alcohol prices here are so low we couldn't believe it. The return to trip to Barcelona gives you time to unwind and relax as the day closes. I think the price is good, staff was great, lots of history!
I enjoyed the experience very much, although it was very short, but we knew that this is just a sampling. It definitely opened our desire to visit again these places.
Five of us took this trip together with Miguel as our tour guide and Tony as our driver, and it was fantastic. There was a lot of time in the bus, but the frequent stops made it easy, and the views made it amazing. What they don't tell you in selling the trip is that they take you to the top of the Pyrenees, and for us, it was an absolute high light! It was an amazing day, and we would all recommend this trip to anyone!
3 countries in a day - ExcellentWould highly recommend this tour. Long but rewarding and beautiful tour. Our guide was exceptional!!!
The sightseeing was beautiful and diverse but the drive was long, we get to spend more time on the bus than in the places we visit.