🇫🇷SOUTHERN FRANCE & 🇦🇩ANDORRA

CarcassonneI’ve packed a lot in to this itinerary which takes in the best of Aude, Occitanie, the Pyrénées-Orientales, Andorra and even a slice of Catalonia. Click for Luxury, Mid-range or Budget. Here’s your Southern France and Andorra itinerary:

Luxury Toulouse, France
1 ✈To Toulouse (Book >) Dep: Evening Arr: Evening 🏨Pullman Toulouse Center (Book >) All hotels >
Recommended flight times are for those wanting to depart after work.
2 Couvent des Jacbons is a magnificent place to visit. Take in the city’s beautiful squares and visit Pont Neuf during the day and see it lit up at night. Pre-book a transfer from the airport.
3 🚌Toulouse to Andorra La Vella bus (Book >) Dep: 10:30 Arr: 14:15 🏨Andorra Park Hotel (Book >) All hotels >
Contrast the sedate Old Town (take a tour of Casa de la Vall) with the shopping buzz of Meritxell Avenue. VAT is incredibly low in Andorra so leave space if you want to stock up!
4 🚌Andorra La Vella to Soldeu bus (Bus L3) Dep: Every 20 mins Arr: 25 mins later 🏨Sport Hotel Hermitage & Spa (Book >) All hotels >
Head for the hills opposite your hotel – this is excellent hiking and biking country. Your hotel has one of the best spas we’ve seen – perfect for resting weary legs.
5 Dedicate today to a long hike/bike up Vall d’Incles to the Estany Primer de Juclar lake and beyond to the French border if you have the energy. Take plenty of food and water as there isn’t anywhere to resupply along the route.
6 🚌Soldeu to Andorra La Vella bus
🚌Andorra La Vella to La Seu d’Urgell bus (Book >)
🚌La Seu d’Urgell to Puigcerdà bus(Book >)
Dep: Any time
Dep: 15:00
Dep: 15:54
Arr: 25 mins later
Arr: 15:33
Arr: 16:52
🏨Villa Paulita (Book >) All hotels >
Climb to the top of Puigcerda bell tower then stroll around the lake at sunset. The Tourist Office in the bell tower can tell you if the Yellow Train is running.
7 🚌Bourg Madame to Font Romeu bus (Times >)
🚄Font Romeu to Villefranche train (Book >)
🚄Villefranche to Perpignan (Book >)
Dep: 15:46

Dep: 16:51

Dep: 18:45

Arr: 16:18

Arr: 18:27

Arr: 19:33

🏨Mas Latour Lavail (Book >) All hotels >
The Tet Valley is today’s star, best seen from the train or bus. If you take the bus and arrive early into Perpignan then enjoy its Old Town and nearby beaches. If the Yellow Train isn’t running then you can travel from Bourg Madame to Perpignan for €1 on local bus.
8 🚄Perpignan to Narbonne train
(Book >)
🚄Narbonne to Carcassonne train (Book >)
Dep: 13:17

Dep: 16:32

Arr: 14:03

Arr: 17:02

🏨Hotel de la Cite (Book >) All hotels >
Narbonne’s cathedral is spectacular – don’t miss it, along with the canal and section of the Roman Via Domitia. Walk across the Via Domitia for excellent views of the citadel.
9 Spend at least 2 hours exploring the ramparts and Château Comtal, soak up the atmosphere in a café within the walls. Top quality produce can be bought from the Place Carnot market on Tue, Thu and Sat.
10 ✈Carcassonne to home (Book >) Dep: Afternoon Arr: Evening Connect this Southern France and Andorra itinerary with the France itinerary or Andalucia itinerary
Visit the ‘new’ part of the city and walk along Canal du Midi.
Mid-range Andorra
1 ✈To Toulouse (Book >) Dep: Evening Arr: Evening 🏨Novotel Airport (Book >) All hotels >
Recommended flight times are for those wanting to depart after work.
2 Couvent des Jacbons is a magnificent place to visit. Take in the city’s beautiful squares and visit Pont Neuf during the day and see it lit up at night. Pre-book a transfer from the airport.
3 🚌Toulouse to Andorra La Vella bus (Book >) Dep: 10:30 Arr: 14:15 🏨NH Hesperia (Book >) All hotels >
Contrast the sedate Old Town (take a tour of Casa de la Vall) with the shopping buzz of Meritxell Avenue. VAT is incredibly low in Andorra so leave space if you want to stock up!
4 🚌Andorra La Vella to Soldeu (Bus L3) bus Dep: Every 20 mins Arr: 25 mins later 🏨Sport Hotel Village (Book >) All hotels >
Head for the hills opposite your hotel – this is excellent hiking and biking country. Your hotel gives you access to the spa across the road – perfect for resting weary legs.
5 Dedicate today to a long hike/bike up Vall d’Incles to the Estany Primer de Juclar lake and beyond to the French border if you have the energy. Take plenty of food and water as there isn’t anywhere to resupply along the route.
6 🚌Soldeu to Andorra La Vella bus
🚌Andorra La Vella to La Seu d’Urgell bus (Book >)
🚌La Seu d’Urgell to Puigcerdà bus (Book >)
Dep: Any time
Dep: 15:00
Dep: 15:54
Arr: 25 mins later
Arr: 15:33
Arr: 16:52
🏨Villa Paulita (Book >) All hotels >
Climb to the top of Puigcerda bell tower then stroll around the lake at sunset. The Tourist Office in the bell tower can tell you if the Yellow Train is running.
7 🚌Bourg Madame to Font Romeu bus(Times >)
🚄Font Romeu to Villefranche train (Book >)
🚄Villefranche to Perpignan train (Book >)
Dep: 15:46

Dep: 16:51

Dep: 18:45

Arr: 16:18

Arr: 18:27

Arr: 19:33

🏨Campanile Perpignan Centre (Book >) All hotels >
The Tet Valley is today’s star, best seen from the train or bus. If you take the bus and arrive early into Perpignan then enjoy its Old Town and nearby beaches. If the Yellow Train isn’t running then you can travel from Bourg Madame to Perpignan for €1 on local bus.
8 🚄Perpignan to Narbonne train
(Book >)
🚄Narbonne to Carcassonne train (Book >)
Dep: 13:17

Dep: 16:32

Arr: 14:03

Arr: 17:02

🏨Hotel des Trois Couronnes (Book >) All hotels >
Narbonne’s cathedral is spectacular – don’t miss it, along with the canal and section of the Roman Via Domitia. We’ve picked this hotel for its view of the Citadel, if you want to stay in the action then Hotel de la Cite is a luxury option, or Hotel Le Donjon for a smaller budget.
9 Spend at least 2 hours exploring the ramparts and Château Comtal, soak up the atmosphere in a café within the walls. Top quality produce can be bought from the Place Carnot market on Tue, Thu and Sat.
10 ✈Carcassonne to home (Book >) Dep: Afternoon Arr: Evening Connect this Southern France and Andorra itinerary with the France itinerary or Andalucia itinerary
Visit the ‘new’ part of the city and walk along Canal du Midi.
Budget Narbonne, France
1 ✈To Toulouse (Book >) Dep: Evening Arr: Evening 🏨Toulouse apartment (Book >) All apartments >
Recommended flight times are for those wanting to depart after work.
2 Couvent des Jacbons is a magnificent place to visit. Take in the city’s beautiful squares and visit Pont Neuf during the day and see it lit up at night. Pre-book a transfer from the airport.
3 🚌Toulouse to Andorra La Vella bus (Book >) Dep: 10:30 Arr: 14:15 🏨Barri Antic Hostel & Pub (Book >) All hotels >
Contrast the sedate Old Town (take a tour of Casa de la Vall) with the shopping buzz of Meritxell Avenue. VAT is incredibly low in Andorra so leave space if you want to stock up!
4 🚌Andorra La Vella to Soldeu bus (Bus L3) Dep: Every 20 mins Arr: 25 mins later 🏨Hotel Galanthus & Spa (Book >) All hotels >
Head for the hills opposite your hotel – this is excellent hiking and biking country. Bikes can be hired from the gondola lift building.
5 Dedicate today to a long hike/bike up Vall d’Incles to the Estany Primer de Juclar lake and beyond to the French border if you have the energy. Take plenty of food and water as there isn’t anywhere to resupply along the route.
6 🚌Soldeu to Andorra La Vella bus
🚌Andorra La Vella to La Seu d’Urgell bus (Book >)
🚌La Seu d’Urgell to Puigcerdà bus (Book >)
Dep: Any time
Dep: 15:00
Dep: 15:54
Arr: 25 mins later
Arr: 15:33
Arr: 16:52
🏨Hotel Parada (Book >) All hotels >
Climb to the top of Puigcerda bell tower then stroll around the lake at sunset. The Tourist Office in the bell tower can tell you if the Yellow Train is running.
7 🚌Bourg Madame to Font Romeu bus (Times >)
🚄Font Romeu to Villefranche train (Book >)
🚄Villefranche to Perpignan train (Book >)
Dep: 15:46

Dep: 16:51

Dep: 18:45

Arr: 16:18

Arr: 18:27

Arr: 19:33

🏨Myperpignan (Book >) All apartments >
The Tet Valley is today’s star, best seen from the train or bus. If you take the bus and arrive early into Perpignan then enjoy its Old Town and nearby beaches. If the Yellow Train isn’t running then you can travel from Bourg Madame to Perpignan for €1 on local bus.
8 🚄Perpignan to Narbonne train
(Book >)
🚄Narbonne to Carcassonne train (Book >)
Dep: 13:17

Dep: 16:32

Arr: 14:03

Arr: 17:02

🏨Hotel de la Cite (Book >) All hotels >
Narbonne’s cathedral is spectacular – don’t miss it, along with the canal and section of the Roman Via Domitia. If you’d like to pay a little more to stay in the citadel then we can recommend Hotel Le Donjon.
9 Spend at least 2 hours exploring the ramparts and Château Comtal, soak up the atmosphere in a café within the walls. Top quality produce can be bought from the Place Carnot market on Tue, Thu and Sat.
10 ✈Carcassonne to home (Book >) Dep: Afternoon Arr: Evening Connect this Southern France and Andorra itinerary with the France itinerary or Andalucia itinerary
Visit the ‘new’ part of the city and walk along Canal du Midi.

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