Drie landen in één dag: Frankrijk, Andorra en Spanje vanuit Barcelona
Wanneer dit slaperige dorpje tot leven komt, kunt u bij de lokale bakker een vers gebakje of sandwich halen en een kopje koffie kopen in een van de vele typische cafés. Daarna gaat u terug naar uw gids die u meeneemt voor een korte wandeling door het dorp, waarna u er zelf op uit gaat om het plaatsje te verkennen.
Vanuit Bagà gaat u dieper de natuur in tijdens de rit naar de Franse grens. De volgende halte is de charmante en prachtige oude badplaats Ax-les-Thermes. Uw gids adviseert u over enkele van de beste natuurlijke fonteinen en degene die het beste geschikt zijn om in te pootjebaden. Vervolgens bent u vrij om te genieten van het heilzame water en kunt u in de ambachtelijke winkeltjes lokale kazen en vleeswaren kopen.
Na een uur rondlopen in dit typisch Franse dorpje is de tijd gekomen om te kiezen uit een van de vele lokale restaurants voor een traditionele Franse lunch. Na een onvergetelijke ervaring in Frankrijk gaat u terug naar de bus om richting Andorra te gaan.
De route leidt door de prachtige Pyreneeën naar Andorra la Vella, de hoofdstad van het kleine maar prachtige land Andorra.
Onderweg steekt u de Pas de la Casa over, een fantastische hoge bergpas waar u prachtige foto's kunt maken. Wanneer u afdaalt naar Andorra stopt u in een typische bergvallei waar u kunt zien hoe Andorra er vroeger uitzag. Op de berghelling staan kleine stenen hutten, en een Romeinse kerk houdt al eeuwenlang de wacht. Hier hebt u de mogelijkheid om een korte wandeling te maken en even te ontsnappen.
Vanaf hier gaat u naar beneden de valleien in naar Andorra de la Vella. Dit is de laatste halte van de dag, maar u hebt nog genoeg tijd voor taxfree winkelen.
Om ongeveer 16:00 uur keert u terug naar de bus en rijdt u via een andere route terug naar Barcelona. Deze rit leidt langs enorme kloven, langs weelderig groene akkers en langs rivieren en meren.
Onderweg stopt u om uw benen te strekken en wat te drinken waarna u teruggaat naar de stad met een aankomst van ongeveer 19:30 uur.
- Lokale gids (alleen in het Engels)
- Vervoer per minivan met airconditioning
- Eten en drinken, tenzij anders vermeld
- U ontvangt op het moment van boeken een bevestiging
- Een huidig en geldig paspoort is vereist op de dag van uw reis
- Reizigers moeten redelijk fit zijn
- Niet rolstoeltoegankelijk
- Een geldig geldig paspoort is vereist op de dag van vertrek. U MOET uw visumvereisten vóór de grensovergang bevestigen en verkrijgen. Alle visumeisen zijn uitsluitend de verantwoordelijkheid van de reiziger
- Breng een handdoek mee als u van plan bent om het spawater te gebruiken in Ax Les Thermes
- Deze tour werkt alleen in het Engels
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.