Barcelona - Bus2alps

Bienvenidos a Barcelona

Embarking on the adventure of studying abroad in a new country can be equal parts thrilling and intimidating. With over 15 years of experience helping study abroad students to find the best this Barcelona and Europe has to offer, we can't wait to help you have the time of your life. Our staff is made up of former study abroad students, so we know not only the best places to travel and what makes a trip great, we also know the ins and outs of Barcelona. If you have questions about the best tapas places, how to get a phone, getting to an FC Barcelona football game, or anything else during your abroad adventure, we want to help. 

Whether you are studying in Barcelona with CEA, ISA, API, IES, CIEE, GSE, Erasmus, Pompeu Fabra, the Autonomous University of Barcelona, Wisconsin, Michigan, Penn State, Indiana or any of the other dozen programs, Bus2alps is here to help you.

"Every trip we have gone on has been a blast with this organization. We have stayed at high quality hostels and have been given the opportunity to see both the touristy and local attractions in each destination. The Bus2alps leaders have also been amazing. All the Bus2alps leaders have a very transparent devotion and passion to taking care of every group member and to making sure they have the best experience possible while traveling around Europe. I would highly recommend using this travel agency while studying abroad!" - Sophia G.

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Barcelona Weekend Trips

Weekend trips departing from and returning to Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona Spring/Fall Breaks

7-10 day trips to Europe's best destinations.

Naples 2 The Amalfi Coast- Blue Route

Arrange your flight to the Naples airport and we'll take care of the rest! Head south to Italy’s #1 beach destination on the trip that won Bus2alps the TourRadar award for #1 Tour in Europe consecutively. Kick off your weekend with a private boat tour of the Island of Capri before making your way up through the different levels of the Island to Anacapri where you will sip limoncello, model your handmade sandals. That night, break out your best dance moves in bustling downtown Sorrento. The next day cruise along the coast via private boat with a swim stop and included light lunch before bronzing on the black sand beaches of Positano.  Finally, explore the ruins of Pompeii while admiring Mt. Vesuvius. Only Bus2alps includes a private boat cruise to Positano, ferry to Capri, private boat tour of the island, transport up to Anacapri and transport to Pompeii! Important Flight Information: Please book flights to arrive to the Naples airport before 11pm on Thursday night, and depart after 5PM the following Sunday.    This is the trip that won Bus2alps the award for #1 Tour in Europe from TourRadar!  Included: Round trip luxury coach transport to/from Naples Airport (with A/C, DVD, & bathroom) Accommodation with your friends at top-rated accommodations Breakfast Private boat cruise with included light lunch to and from Positano with a swim stop along the way (weather dependent) Ferry to the island of Capri with a private island boat cruise (with an optional stop at the Blue Grotto - weather dependent) Private transport to Anacapri Private transport to Pompeii Exclusive Bus2alps discounts everywhere A Bus2alps trip leader

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Croatia - Meet Us There

Meet us in the marble city of Split and enjoy optional trips like river rafting or boating along the coast! Head across the Adriatic to untouched Croatia! Raft down the emerald green Cetina River, wander through the marble ruins of Diocletian’s Palace, and sailing the Dalmatian Coast to discover the beautiful beaches at the Blue Lagoon. Included: 3 Nights at Top-Rated Accommodation in Split Central location, within walking distance to the beach and Old Town Split Breakfast each morning Welcome dinner Thursday evening  Bus2alps Trip Leaders Exclusive Bus2alps discounts on activities (River Rafting, Island Cruise & more) Private Walking Tour of the historic, marble city center  * This tour meets on Thursday night in Split after 16:00 and ends on Sunday. Transportation to Split is not included. If you need any flight options you can check here.

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Oktoberfest HOSTEL

The largest beer festival in the world, Oktoberfest is a must for your fall semester abroad. Travel with Bus2alps to make sure you don't miss a thing. We'll take you to find the lederhosen or dirndl and head to the festival search of steins of beer, tables to sing and dance on, mouthwatering traditional Bavarian food and carnival rides spinning into the night!   What’s Included Accommodation at top rated centrally located hostels Breakfast every morning Bus2alps Trip Leader Leaders to escort you to the festival (free to enter!) For accurate departure times, travel times, prices of activities, and suggestions on how much extra money you will need, please contact [email protected] *Note: There will be a Bus2alps information table set up in the lobby of our accommodation throughout the weekend with a trip leader present to answer any questions and assist you. What’s Not Included, Optional Costs Lunches and Dinners Beerhall reservations Museum and site fees Munich Bike Tour Neuschwanstein Castle Day Trip Local busses, trams, and subway tickets What to Bring Closed-toed shoes Camera Jacket (cold at night) Passport Identification for entrance into beer halls (i.e. driver’s license) Extra money Currency: Euro

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Oktoberfest CAMPING

The largest beer festival in the world, Oktoberfest is a must for your fall semester abroad. Travel with Bus2alps to make sure you don't miss a thing. We'll take you to find the lederhosen or dirndl and head to the festival search of liter steins of beer, tables to sing and dance on, mouthwatering traditional Bavarian food and carnival rides spinning into the night!   What’s Included Camping accommodation of 2 person tents with mats and sleeping bags A hearty breakfast each morning 2 dinners - Friday and Saturday evening A Bus2alps trip leader and exclusive Bus2alps information trailer located at campsite Exclusive Bus2alps discounts For accurate departure times, travel times, prices of activities, and suggestions on how much extra money you will need, please contact [email protected] *Note: There will be a Bus2alps tent set up in our campsite where you will be able to find a Bus2alps trip leader or representative to answer your questions or assist you with anything you need. What’s Not Included, Optional Costs Transportation to Munich Lunches and some dinners Bike Tour of Munich Beer hall table reservations Museum and site fees Neuschwanstein Castle Day Trip Local busses, trams, and subway tickets Currency: Euro What to bring Comfortable shoes Camera Pillow Warm Clothes Shower sandals Towel Passport Identification for entrance into beer halls (i.e. driver’s license) Extra money

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Morocco Weekend

Experience a whole new world of travel! Switch up your European travel itinerary and take a detour to North Africa’s most vibrant country, Morocco. Beat your own path hiking the foothills of the Atlas Mountains and ride a camel! Journey to the Ourika valley to have tea with a local Berber family and relax with traditional Hamman baths at one of the local spas of Marrakech. Morocco will be an exciting worldly experience unlike anything you’ve ever encountered. **Please note: The trip meets at Marrakech Airport anytime on Thursday. Transportation to the Marrakech Airport is not included, so please plan your arrival accordingly.   Includes: All ground transportation and airport transfers 3 nights accommodation  Breakfast each morning Bus2alps trip leader and local guides Group dinner at the Riad including traditional mint tea  Souk Survival street market tour  Group dinner in Jamma El Fna Square  Day trip to the Ourika valley and Atlas mountains  Mountain camel ride Tea with a Berber family Lunch at the foot of the Atlas Mountains  Historical walking tour of Marrakech including museum entry Optional Activities: Hammam bath Hammam bath & massage  ATV Tour  *All activities are paid in cash upon arrival in Morocco (Euro cash preferred). The trip leader will reach out to all guests prior to the trip to collect flight information as well as to request a response for those who wish to reserve a spot for an activity. 

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Greece Island Hopping - Meet Us There

See the Acropolis up close, visit the Olympic stadium and stroll the markets of Plaka in Athens. Stop by beautiful Santorini for the world’s most astonishing sunset over white and blue-domed houses and get swept up in the island nightlife. Finish the week on the island of Corfu, where you can kayak, ATV and dance the night away in a toga at the beachside Pink Palace resort (plate smashing included!). Included: Ground Transportation and ferries within Greece Accommodation in Athens with breakfast Athens walking tour Top accommodation in Santorini with breakfast Accommodation with your friends at the Pink Palace Dinner and breakfast during your stay at the Pink Palace in Corfu Bus2alps Trip Leaders Bus2alps exclusive discounts Additional/Optional: Lunch & Dinner in Athens and Santorini Lunch in Corfu Museum/Acropolis Entrance  (*Note: Acropolis is closed on Greek Independence Day & Greek Orthodox Easter) Optional Day Trips Activities including: Athens Nightlife Tour Santorini Island Tour Oia Sunset Evening Trip ATV Tour Kayak Rental Corfu Town Trip Pink Toga Rental Please note:  This tour meets at the accommodation in Athens any time on Saturday after 16:00 (Recommended to fly into ATH airport). Your trip leader will be in touch prior to the trip with the accommodation address and further detailed information. This tour meets in Athens on Saturday but ends in Corfu the following Saturday (*Recommended to depart from the Corfu CFU airport). Please plan your travels accordingly. If you choose to fly out of Athens, the bus ride is approximately 8 hours overnight from Corfu to Athens and can be arranged once in Corfu by the Pink Palace  Please contact [email protected] with any questions. 

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Portugal

Dig your feet into the sand of Portugal’s gorgeous coastline, and immerse yourself in the culture of one of the world’s oldest cities. The vibrant city of Lisbon, with its intricate tile floors, pastel buildings and hillsides paired with sunsets over the Atlantic, is a true rival of any European summer hotspot. Enjoy fresh seafood caught right at the port, live Portugese music and a traditional dance show. Later in the weekend, drive south to the famous surf town of Peniche. Throw on your wetsuit, grab a board and learn how to catch waves from a local surf instructor.  Whether you're a novice  or pro, the included surf camp is ideal for any skill level. This weekend beside the sparkling ocean and under the sun will be one that tops off your summer. Included: Top rated accommodation with your friends Breakfast Lisbon walking tour Private bus transport to Peniche Half day surf camp in Peniche Bus2alps trip leader Exclusive Bus2alps discounts Please note: The trip meets in Lisbon at the accommodation anytime after 16:00 Thursday afternoon. Transportation to this destination is not included. Please plan your arrival accordingly.

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Ireland Coast 2 Coast

Welcome to the land of rolling green hills, medieval castles, kind people, and heart-warming whiskey! Bus2alps is taking you across Ireland in one unforgettable weekend. Let your imagination wander at Dublin's Castle, the medieval walls, and famous churches. Explore the Guinness Storehouse and enjoy a proper pint at the Gravity Bar, overlooking the city. Venture over the rolling green hills of Ireland's countryside to the breath-taking Cliffs of Moher and speak Gaelic in the fabled city of Galway. Click your heels to a magical weekend on the Emerald Isle. Trip Includes: 3 Nights with your friends at Top-Rated Accommodation Breakfast each morning Sandeman’s New Dublin Walking Tour Round trip transport to the Cliffs of Moher and Galway Entry to the Cliffs of Moher Guinness Storehouse tour Bus2alps trip leaders Exclusive Bus2alps discounts * This tour begins at your accommodation in Dublin on Thursday evening. Passengers are expected to meet their guide Thursday evening in the Hostel lobby after 16:00. Your Trip Leader will send you information regarding the hostel address and directions from the airport closer to the date of the tour. Checkout of the accommodation is typically 10:00 Sunday morning. Please contact [email protected] for assistance or questions regarding flights.     

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Interlaken Winter - Meet Us There

Welcome to where relaxing beauty and high-octane adrenaline live in perfect harmony! Interlaken is a traditional Swiss village located in the heart of the rugged Alps, between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz. Scenic mountain walks and calming Alpine Spas collide with adventure activities like Skydiving, Snowboarding, and Paragliding. Whether you are looking for inspiring beauty or an action-packed weekend, you will find yourself in Interlaken. Included: Round trip transport from Geneva Airport  Accommodation with your friends at top rated hostels Breakfast Exclusive 5% off most adventure activities Exclusive Bus2alps discounts around town Bus2alps trip leader Please note: Based on past years' weather, we can not guarantee availability of snow-based activities. However, those participating in trips during these weekends will still be able to participate in other adventure activities not involving snow. On Thursday, we depart from the Geneva Airport at 11:30pm. On Sunday, we’ll arrive at Geneva airport at approx. 4:30PM. Please note that times are subject to change due to factors out of our control like traffic and road conditions. Therefore, we suggest booking a return flight after 6:00PM. Please email [email protected] if you have questions. 

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Budapest, Vienna & Salzburg - Meet Us There

Europe's Best Christmas Markets! What better way to kick off the holiday season than by crossing three cities and two countries known for their winter markets off your list? Start by relaxing in Budapest’s outdoor thermal baths in the city known for its naturally warm spring waters. When the sun sets, dine while cruising past the glowing monuments on the banks of the Danube River, then check out the local ruin bar scene. Next, head west to Vienna to indulge in the mother of all chocolate cakes, Sachertorte. Marvel at the palaces of the Habsburg Empire and feast on Wiener Schnitzel, an Austrian delicacy. In Salzburg, sing along with the Von Trapps on the Sound of Music tour while winding your way through the rolling green Alps, or adventure off on your own to admire the view from the Hohensalzburg Fortress.   Included: Luxury coach transportation from Budapest to Salzburg (with A/C, DVD, & bathroom) Accommodation with your friends at top-rated hostels Breakfast each morning Budapest walking tour Vienna walking tour Exclusive discounts on Danube Dinner cruise, Sound of Music tour and other activities Bus2alps trip leader Optional Activities: -Budapest: • Danube River Dinner Cruise-  €49 • Szechenyi Thermal Baths- €18.00 -Vienna: • Shade Tours -Salzburg: • Sound of Music Tour- €42   Please note: This tour starts at 10:00am Friday, but you may arrive in Budapest anytime after Thursday evening and check in to our accommodation. The trip ends in Salzburg on Sunday.  Flights should be booked as ''Multi-City' and arrive in Budapest anytime after 16:00 on Thursday and depart from Salzburg on Sunday afternoon or evening.

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Budapest Christmas Markets- Meet Us There

Kick off the holiday season by strolling through the world-famous Winter Markets in old town Budapest! Enjoy a full weekend in this unique famous for its thermal baths, beautiful architecture, impressive nightlife, and a very friendly exchange rate put Budapest high up on the list of must-sees for anyone familiar with Europe. Enjoy the beauty of Budapest on a river cruise, explore deep into the city’s underground caves, party all night in one of the massive clubs, and recover the next day in their famous bath houses. Live it up in Budapest! Included: Accommodation with your friends at top rated hostels Breakfast Walking tour of Budapest  Entry to Szechenyi Thermal Baths Tour of the city's best Christmas Markets Exclusive discounts on various activities A Bus2alps trip leader Optional Activities: Danube River Dinner Cruise Caving Pub Crawl Please note: The trip meets in Budapest at the accommodation anytime after 16:00 Thursday afternoon. Transportation to this destination is not included. Please plan your arrival accordingly.

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Barcelona 2 Interlaken Winter

Welcome to where relaxing beauty and high-octane adrenaline live in perfect harmony! Interlaken is a traditional Swiss village located in the heart of the rugged Alps, between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz. Scenic mountain walks and calming Alpine Spas collide with adventure activities like Skydiving, Snowboarding, and Night Sledding. Whether you are looking for inspiring beauty or an action-packed weekend, you will find yourself in Interlaken. Included: Round trip luxury coach transport (with A/C, DVD) Accommodation with your friends at top rated hostels Breakfast Exclusive 5% off most adventure activities Exclusive Bus2alps discounts around town Bus2alps trip leader Please note: Based on past years' weather, we can not guarantee availability of snow-based activities. However, those participating in trips during these weekends will still be able to participate in other adventure activities not involving snow, like skydiving, paragliding, and canyon jumping.

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