Early Access, local guides, family company, Montserrat, Andorra, Tarragona, Girona, Game of Thrones, Small group day tours Barcelona. Tips,recommendations and thoughts about visiting Barcelona from the DayTripsBarcelona guide team
July 2019. Well, as we happen to offer Andorra day tours and we know how much our guests love them, our reply is that, yes Andorra is absolutely worth a visit even just for a day. If you have time for tours outside the city during your stay in Barcelona, then Andorra is a special experience.
The Principality of Andorra is a tiny nation nestled entirely in the Pyrenees Mountains which is the mountain range that divides France and Spain. Andorra is a high-altitude country and only accessible by road. To visit Andorra from Barcelona is a 3 hour drive each way, so with short breaks, you will be driving for 7 hours of a 12 hour day tour – that’s why we calll it a road trip more than a tour. But it’s still worth it!
The countryside you are driving through is very scenic. You will see mountain peaks and passes, small villages, impressive valleys and more. A day tour starts from Barcelona in Spain with a pick-up at your hotel. Then it crosses the French border to visit a mountain village with hot springs in the main square – and then crosses another national border into Andorra. It’s a real expedition!
Andorra is tiny but it has beauty, a fascinating history, a buzzing capital city and snow in the winter months. Our guide team will look after you and keep you entertained and informed from start to finish.. In the winter Andorra is a popular skiing destination, so from December to April you get to experience snow.
Travel tip for this tour: don’t forget that Andorra is not in the EU or the Schengen zone, so you will need a multiple entry Schengen visa. Travel tip for winter Andorra tours: dress very warmly – you need real winter clothes and footwear!
Visit our Andorra 3 countries tour page to book. We are a small, local family company so you can book directly with us. Each tour
Three Countries in One Day: France, Andorra and Spain from Barcelona. This is a popular small group 12 hour day tour / road trip Andorra, France and the Pyrenees Mountains from Barcelona. Spend a unique “3 countries in 1 day” road trip that crosses three country borders and two mountain passes in one day. A team of 2 English speaking driver / guides looks after you all day and for comfort blankets and cushions are provided in the minivan.
How long do you need to visit Montserrat? If you organise your own visit and go by train from Placa de Espanya then we would recommend that you set off most of a day. With waiting time and finding platforms etc the train journey and cog train from the valley to the abbey takes 2 hours in total each way.. so 4 hours of transport.
Add to that 2 hours of exploring and 1 hour break time for snacks and souvenir shopping and you are up to 7 hours, so most of the day. If you want to do it all faster then book one of the many tours to Montserrat. One of the fastest and most convenient is from DayTripsBarcelona.com – we are a small, local and family tour company. We have a 4 hour express Montserrat tour with hotel pick-up.
When is best time to visit Montserrat in the summer? In the hot summer months of July and August and September the best time is to come early. There will be fewer visitors and it will be cooler. Also the famous Montserrat boys choir is on holiday in July and August and start of September and it’s too hot for long hikes, so early morning tours to Montserrat are the best. DayTripsBarcelona.com offers a 4 hour early morning fast visit to Montserrat monastery. You spend just 2 hours at Montserrat which is enough to see the main sights, enjoy the views and then you are back in Barcelona at mid-day and have the rest of the day for sightseeing in the city. The tour is called B2X EXPRESS Montserrat Mountain & Basilica Early access 4 hour tour w. hotel pick-up. Read more and book here: https://www.daytripsbarcelona.com/b2x_morning_express_tour_barcelona_to_montserrat_mountain_abbey.html
A visit to Montserrat Abbey nestled on Montserrat mountain is one of the most popular day trips from Barcelona. Choose from one of our 4 Montserrat tours. We offer an early access 4 hour express tour, a morning early access Montserrat tour, an afternoon Montserrat tour and a tour that combines Montserrat with a visit to a winery or cava winery. The monastery has 1000 year old Benedictine order of monks, unique geology and rock formations and the stunning Santa Maria de Montserrat basilica and Virgin of Montserrat shrine. It can be visited in just 4 hours from Barcelona. Visit www.daytripsbarcelona.com
JUNE 2019 3 countries in one day tour available again!! The Visit 3 countries in one day tour – Andorra, France and Spain – is back. Now with two guides for your small group of up to 6 people.
12 HOUR day tour with hotel pick-up from Barcelona. Small group road trip to Andorra, France and the Pyrenees Mountains with two guides. Spend a unique and wonderful “3 countries in 1 day” road trip tour that crosses three country borders and two mountain passes in one day. Duration: 12 hours 7.30am to 7.30pm
May 2019 We are more than happy to pick up and drop off guests in Sitges. If you are planning a vacation and will be staying in Sitges, you are most welcome to book our tours. Just provide your Sitges address in the booking form when you book your tour. If you are staying in other towns just south of Barcelona, please drop us a line so we can check up whether we can pick up at your location.
APRIL 2019 New 4 hour EXPRESS tour to Montserrat Mountain – Get back to Barcelona before midday
4 HOUR morning tour from Barcelona to Montserrat mountain, monastery and basilica. Beat the crowds with a 7.30 am hotel pick-up (optional 7.15 am in summer) in small groups of max 7 guests per minivan and guide and be back at your hotel / aparment before noon. Duration: 4 hours 7.30am to 11.30pm
DayTripsBarcelona combines an early morning visit to Montserrat Mountain and Monastery with a visit to the world famous Codorniu Cava Winery.
This tour has a very early pick-up at your hotel or apartment in Barcelona at 7AM. This early pick-up means you avoid being stuck in rush hour traffic jams and have the unique joy of experiencing the spirituality of magnificent Montserrat Monastery before the crowds arrive.
When the big groups arrive, this tours leaves and we are on the way through wine country to visit the world famous Codorniu Cava Winery which feature the longest man-made wine cellers in the world!.
Find information about this spectacular new tour on our tour website.
The Barcelona F1 Formula One race is as usual three days of top high-speed action at this annual event at the Montmelo Circuit de Catalunya racetrack one hour north of Barcelona.
Read more about this event and find links about how to get there by clicking the link below.
And while you are in Barcelona anyway, why not take a DayTripsBarcelona Tour? Our guides are very safe drivers – and we drive so slowly that you will have time to enjoy the views – and there is no need to wear earplugs due to the engine noise!!