Andorra

Andorra is a tiny, independent principality situated between France and Spain in the Pyrenees mountains.  This picturesque country has tax haven status encouraging duty-free shopping.  Capital Andorraq la Vella has boutiques and jewellers on Meritxell Avenue and several shopping centres.  The old quarter, Barri Antic, houses Romanesque Santa Coloma Church, with a circular bell tower
 
PASSPORT REQUIRED
 
CURRENCY: EUROS
The Nordic Hotel
The recently built 4 star Nordic Hotel is perfectly adapted to the natural environment that surrounds it.  All 120 rooms have wood and high quality materials which will make you feel at home.  In addition, all rooms have many comforts including heating, safe, satellite TV, hairdryer and WiFi.  Do not forget the spectacular views, which can be enjoyed at any time, without leaving the room, as all rooms have an idividual balcony.  The hotel also has a lounge bar with great views, a games room and an excellent spa complex consisting of gym, indoor pool, Jacuzzi, Turkish bath, sauna and a room for lighting sessions.  In addition, during the months of July and August, there is also a large outdoor pool with Jacuzzi and bar.
6th – 13th August 2019 7 nights Deluxe Tour £669pp

Half Board.  Single Supplement £203pp

 

DAY 1 – We head to our overnight hotel in Tours, via the ferry from Dover to Calais.  Evening meal included.
DAY 2 – After breakfast we make our way to the wonderful Pyrenees Mountains and the Nordic Hotel in Andorra, arriving in the late afternoon.
DAY 3 – Today, we enjoy an exceptionally Scenic tour of Andorra’s four beautiful valleys, La Massana, Ordino, Pal and Escaldes.  We have time at leisure to explore Andorra’s capital Andorra la Vella, with its wealth of shops and designer boutiques.  Don’t forget to explore the Barri Antic (old town) square in the original heart of the town when it was little more than a village along with the 16th Century Casa de la Vall, the old Parliament building and prison.
DAY 4 – a free day to enjoy the hotel’s extensive facilities or just take a stroll in the beautiful countryside.
DAY 5 – Today we visit three countries, firstly, crossing the border into Spain, to the pretty town of La Seu d’Urgell, historically one of the most important cities in medieval Catalonia.  Attractions include the Santa Maria Cathedral and a market which is held every Tuesday and Saturday.  We then visit the riverside town of Puigcerdá, on the border with France, the town has interesting monuments as well as lovely sunny sidewalk cafes.  Our next stop is the French Pyrenean ski resort of Font Romeu, the oldest ski resort in the Pyrenees, before we return to Andorra via the Port d’Envalira mountain pass.
DAY 6 – Today we head over the Spanish border, through the Catalan countryside, to the village of Ribes de Freser.  From here we take the rack railway, you will experience a whole world of sensations right from the start of the 12.5km, 1000m incline.  The breathtaking beauty of the landscape travelled by the Nuria rack railway is just unmissable.
DAY 7 – After breakfast we begin our journey back to Tours for our overnight stop.  Evening meal included.
DAY 8 – After breakfast we head to Calais for our return crossing and head home after a stunning holiday.