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

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  • 12 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

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

What's Included

  • Local guide ( English Only)
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Lunch

Departure & Return

Departure Point

  • 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.

Departure Time

7:00 AM

Return Details

  • 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.

What To Expect

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.

Palace of Catalan Music (Pass By)

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.

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.

45 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • 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 travellers can participate
  • A current vaccination certificate is required on the day of travel
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Operated by Explore Catalunya

Cancellation Policy

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 cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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 travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival

Q:What is the policy on sanitisation during The Original Three Countries in One Day: France, Andorra, Spain from Barcelona?

A:The policies on sanitisation are:
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

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

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

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Anne_B, May 2022
This was a very good experience due in large part to our exceptional guide, Rod. We got to learn about Andorra, a country that we knew very little about. The tour was broken up so you didn’t feel like you were on a bus all day.Great day.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Long day but worth it!
Emily_O, May 2022
This is definitely a long tour but you get to see so many beautiful sites and are constantly entertained by your guide! Gloria was absolutely hilarious and made the entire trip worth it. She kept us engaged with her commentary and was very thoughtful, making sure we were always comfortable, understood the information, and happy! Highly recommend this trip to anyone looking for something different to do from Barcelona.
Exciting adventure
Denise_R, May 2022
Enrique was a marvelous enthusiastic guide who gave us excellent information throughout the day. It was a true adventure driving from Barcelona into France then Andorra.
Although the tour was 12 hours it was well paced out so we had sufficient time to rest, eat and see the attractions
VincentL, May 2022
The walking tour in Bags was interesting and the scenery going to Andorra was wonderful and we had nice photo stops. Thanks to Our group guy Camilo.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Wonderful tour!
Irene_P, May 2022
Long but very well planned day offering several interesting stops and a beautiful route along the way. A lot of driving, but it is all divided into sections of 1.5 hrs or shorter. The guide was very knowledgeable and personable. The bus was very comfortable, and the company super organized. Highly recommended!
We really liked our tour...
MariAnn_B, May 2022
We really liked our tour guide Stephen. He made the trip enjoyable. He told all about the history of the places we visited.
Response from Host, May 2022
Hi, A big thank you from Stephen. Regards, Robert
Interesting, informative and fun
Nick_G, May 2022
The tour lasted the whole day but it was brilliant. Anna was very informative and oozed enthusiasm. She was fantastic. Would recommend this to others as a great way to view different, yet similar cultures across 3 different countries
long bus ride.
nancy_b, May 2022
guess the hot spring. the views and narrative was wonderful. gave us an overview of northeast spain. andorra is a ski area for sure. other passengers did not wear masks until it was brought to Cam's attention.
Pyrenees
Sally_C, May 2022
The tour guide was great. It was good to see the Pyrenees mountains which were very pretty with some snow on. Good to try the local food and to have a rest from walking Barcelona
Unbelievable mountain drive
Matt_N, May 2022
What an amazing trip! I loved driving thru the mountains and getting a flavor of small town Spain and France, plus seeing Andorra! Definitely better than anything you could do with your day in Barcelona.
Terrific Day trip!
Gregory_G, May 2022
3 countries in a day was a long, but great experience. The visit to Andorra was excellent.Our tour guide Gloria was terrific
It is basically a bis ride
Lovedeep_S, May 2022
It was long, loud and boring ride. Our guide was speaking and babbling about things continuously for whole ride.
Response from Host, May 2022
Hello, I am really very sorry that you did not appreciate that this tour involves a lot of driving. I am afraid that this is unavoidable if we want to visit three countries in one day. Re the babbling, I think most people appreciate getting as much information as possible. However, I will talk to her and ask her to make sure that she moderates her info. Thanks, Robert
Beautiful scenery
Carol_G, May 2022
We enjoyed getting out of Barcelona for a day and seeing the Pyranees. Baga was lovely and Andorra was interesting but not memorable. It's just a giant duty free shop
A whole lot of great experiences in one day.
Peter_L, May 2022
Seeing Andorra and Baga, Spain were amazing opportunities. Everything was well organized and Gloria was lots of fun as a guide. We particularly appreciated their accommodating my wife's disability. I have never had such a rich and enjoyable day trip.
Great trip, lots of driving but beautiful scenery and towns
Nikki_R, May 2022
A very fun experience worth taking advantage of. Gloria was our tour guide and she was quite knowledgeable, super friendly and very sweet. We stopped in a small town in the north of Spain, one across the border in France, the capital of Andorra, then one final stop in Spain to grab a drink before heading back to Barcelona. Things that were awesome: - Gloria - Ax-les-Thermes, the French town. It’s known for its hot springs which didn’t disappoint. It was very charming to visit the hot springs, shop the market and grab a bite to eat. - The capital of Andorra. Beautiful and a great opportunity to capture some scenic pictures and experience a country most probably don’t realize exists. Dali’s Melting Clock is there if you like art. - it’s a very scenic ride and you see beautiful parts of all three countries. Things that were less awesome: - be forewarned that it’s a lot of driving for relatively little time in each town. We had about 20 minutes in the first Spanish town, an hour in France and about 75 minutes in Andorra. The last stop was a 15 minute drink/bathroom break. The rest is driving between all the locations. I personally could have done without the first stop, which was more about grabbing breakfast to have spent more time in France and Andorra. - the ride to Andorra is up mountains. It’s very windy with lots of turns. I got a little nauseated on the way up, but the ride down was much better. Overall, I’d say the awesome outweighed the less awesome and I’d recommend for anyone considering g the trip to go!
Ax we soaked our feet in...
SandraK_D, May 2022
Ax we soaked our feet in the city thermal pools. Getting there was more interesting than the final destination
1 traveler found this review helpful
Wonderful visit to the Pyrenees
Jonathan_T, May 2022
We had a wonderful time exploring the Pyrenees with our guide, Sergio. He was knowledgeable, friendly and very attentive to everyone on board. The bus was large and comfortable and driven skillfully by Arturo, who managed the mountain roads with ease. We would definitely do it again!
Great job Gloria!
Anthony_P, May 2022
Gloria was a wonderful guide and very friendly!! We would highly encourage anyone that would like to see sites and learn to join this!
A bit disappointed, a 1st for one of your tours
mom, May 2022
All 3 stops were great French country village was my favorite. Not enough time to enjoy lunch or to do some shopping. It was a pity. More time in France less time in Andorra.
It was a great experience
Minerva_M, May 2022
We had a blast. The winery experience was spectacular, Violeta our tour guide did a wonderful job. The good at the winery was delicious, the wine tasting was a great experience.
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