Three Countries in One Day: France, Andorra & Spain from Barcelona
Experience three different countries with spectacular views of the countryside, scenic drives and stops at villages with duty-free shopping and an ancient spa town when you embark on this exciting cultural excursion. Your tour includes a scenic drive aboard a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle and a guide who knows the ropes of the towns in all three countries. Get ready to delight in freshly-baked goods in Bagà, Spain, enjoy the natural fountains of Ax-Les-Thermes, France. You'll also get time to have lunch and enjoy duty-free shopping in Andorra. It's the ideal trip for those looking to experience multiple countries in one day.
Start your tour by hopping aboard an air-conditioned minivan at your pickup location in Barcelona for a scenic drive to Bagà. During your comfortable drive, you'll witness the majestic mountainous terrain of Cadi-Moixeró National Park as you make your way to the sleepy village of Bagà. Upon your arrival, you'll get a chance to use your tastebuds to "explore" the culture, including sipping on coffee at a local cafe or taking a bite out of a Bagà bakery's freshly-made sandwiches and pastries. From here, you'll rejoin your expert guide and explore the village on a quick walking excursion on the narrow streets of this medieval town.
Board your minivan and get ready to experience France as you leave Bagà for the Spanish-French border. You'll stop in Ax-Les-Thermes--an ancient spa town filled with natural fountains, artisan shops, and delicious food options. Get recommendations from your guide to know where to go and dip your feet in Ax-Les-Thermes' natural fountains. Legend has it that the natural fountains of Ax-Les-Thermes have healing powers, which is part of why so many locals and tourists alike flock to these soothing fountains.
Spend an hour exploring Ax-Les-Thermes and take time to shop for handcrafted souvenirs from local artisans or dine on cured meats and local cheeses. You'll also get time to eat lunch at a local restaurant in town. Your next journey takes you through another scenic drive through the villages and mountains of the picturesque Pyrenees Alps and a descent into the valleys of Andorra de la Villa--the capital city of a tiny, independent country that rests among the Pyrenees Mountains between Spain and France. Andorra is known for its beautiful boutiques and duty-free shopping, which you'll have plenty of time to experience before ending your tour with another scenic drive passing farmland and gorges on your way back to Barcelona.
With so many country visits in a day, your original passport is a must! Make sure you pack it and then sign up for your scenic adventure to explore three countries in one day.