One very convenient way to discover the main sites of interest in Andorra is to hop onto the Tourism Bus. Between early June and the end of October, this bus offers 6 different itineraries and allows people to get around to all the parishes in the country, which they can explore by theme: Romanesque art, trades of the past, traditions, etc. Moreover, all the itineraries share a common denominator: the discovery of the landscape.
On all the routes, you will be accompanied by a guide who will tell you about the details and oddities of each site, and you will be provided with an audio guide device, which is available in Catalan, Spanish, French and English.
There are scheduled tours every day of the week, including Saturdays and Sundays, with different itineraries each day. Most of these tours will take approximately half the day. The only exception is the Saturday route, which is longer, as it includes lunch and admission to museums and churches along the itinerary. The starting point is the square, Plaça Príncep Benlloch in Andorra la Vella, and there are other stops in the city centre of Andorra and Escaldes-Engordany, as well as one just next to the illa Carlemany shopping centre. The prices vary, depending on the day and route and the age of the users, as the service provides discounts for children and other groups. Advance booking is advised, as seating is limited.
Tickets may be purchased at the illa Carlemany shopping centre Customer Service and Information Point, and you will find more complete information on the itineraries, stops, duration, price and conditions at www.visitandorra.com.
*Stop of the Tourist Bus in the sanctuary of Meritxell. Image courtesy of Andorra Turismo.