Located in the picturesque Pyrenees, Andorra is one of the greatest skiing destinations in Europe. Soldeu, Arcalis and Pas de la Casa are just a few of the prime ski resorts to discover. Of course, there's more than just snow to explore when you leave your hotel in Andorra. The sprawling landscape is also perfect for trekking and hiking, while the capital city of Andorra la Vella has historic sights galore, including the ancient Sant Esteve church. Its Old Town will fascinate anyone with an interest in the splendour of old Europe.
The only drawback with Andorra is you can't actually fly there as there's no airport. However, there are connecting coach services which will get you to Andorra from Barcelona and Toulouse airports in around three hours. Do take the time to shop around and compare various companies offering transport to Andorra, as many offer very competitive rates to specific locations (such as ski resorts) in Andorra. That way, you can get your holiday in Andorra started as smoothly as cost-effectively as possible.
Car hire is available from the major companies, but it's always good to book well in advance and you should also bear in mind that in the winter months you should have snow chains or snow tyres fitted. Making the most of your holiday in Andorra is made easy by the local buses, which offer very frequent services connecting the capital Andorra la Vella with the rest of the country, including the ski resorts.
This is a major tourist destination so hotels in Andorra are plentiful. Just determine your budget and have a good look around online to find the right accommodation, from budget hotels to self-catering chalets.
You can eat and drink very well during your holiday in Andorra without breaking the bank. Many restaurants have set lunch and dinner menus which offer Catalan and French cuisine at very modest prices. Be sure to try the classic Andorran dish, trinxat, a delicious combination of potato, pork and savoy cabbage.
And there's great news for shopaholics: not only does Andorra have a startling array of stores (there really are a lot), but they also happen to be duty-free, which means you can pick all kinds of items at massively reduced prices. Just remember to check the duty-free shopping allowance before you start splurging, or you may not be able to take the goods out of the country.
Updated 15th May 2013
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