About Us - Trips for 20-somethings to Europe's Top Destinations

What is Bus2alps?

Bus2alps is the leading tour operator for 20-somethings who want an authentic experience visiting Europe's top destinations. Bus2alps operates valuable experiences that allow our travel enthusiasts to explore more of Europe.

 

Whether you're a study abroad student,  a US Expat and Military personnel based in Europe, and just a lover of travel, you are welcome to travel with us at Bus2alps!

Our Mission

Bus2alps’s mission is to provide valuable travel experiences to youth travelers, support local businesses, and safely guide our guests through the world’s most sought-after destinations. 

 

We believe that travel has a lasting impact on those fortunate enough to experience it and has a unique ability to change a person’s perspective on our interconnected world.

Our Tenants of Travel 

"We are committed to inspiring by facilitating a positive impact between our guests and the destinations we visit."

 

Value - Value lies in the impact of an experience on a traveler and the destination they visit. Our trips provide inspirational experiences for travelers while ethically supporting the people that reside there. All of our trips are priced to fairly compensate our local partners while remaining accessible for a variety of budgets. 

 

Connection - Travel connects us to new cultures and forges a bond between those who share the experience. Our Bus2alps Blue Crew stays connected by the ties of their shared travel experiences. By traveling with Bus2alps. you become a lifelong member of our Blue Crew family.

Bus2alps Company History

 

At Bus2alps we believe Black lives matter, women's rights are human rights, no human is illegal, science is real, love is love and kindness is everything. By listening, learning, and committing to constantly improving, we will achieve our mission to provide a safe space for all people to travel and experience the best in each destination. For us and our guests, travel is a bridge to spread these core beliefs. If you disagree, don't travel. 

 

Bus2alps was founded in 2003 when study abroad students sought a safe, reliable way to travel and make the most of their time in Europe. Our first trip was from Florence to the Swiss Alps, and since then, we've grown to travel to over 40 destinations. The name stuck, however, and more than 15 years later, we still call Interlaken our home base. 

 

Over the years we’ve safely carried over 200,000 passengers to destinations across Europe, and North Africa, and it just keeps getting better. We won TourRadar’s Most Amazing Tour Award two years running as well as Hostelworld’s Best Tour Award for our famous Amalfi Coast trip to Sorrento, Capri, Positano, and Pompeii. We hold all our trips to the same exacting standards which is why we are top-rated on TripAdvisor, consistently earning 5-star badges and maintaining the hall of fame status. 

 

We only partner with top-rated accommodation, transport, and activity providers in Europe, so you’re guaranteed to get the best in every destination. Our staff continuously undergoes rigorous training to ensure they are equipped to prevent and ready to address situations that may arise in the safest way possible. Our guide team is made up of experienced travelers, many of whom were previous study abroad students themselves. They understand what makes a great trip and can’t wait to show you the Europe they know and love.

 

We are a fully insured, licensed, and bonded tour operator and a member of the prestigious European Tour Operators Association as well as the WYSE (World Youth Student and Educational) Travel Confederation.

 

We’ve set the standard in student travel for over 15 years, and today, our trips go beyond serving study abroad students by welcoming all like-minded travelers to experience Europe with Bus2alps!