Bienvenidos a Barcelona

Embarking on the adventure of studying abroad in a new country can be equal parts thrilling and intimidating. With over 10 years of experience helping study abroad students to find the best this city and Europe as a whole have to offer, we can't wait to help you have the best semester 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.

Explore Europe with the leading student tour operator and let us show you the best this continent has to offer.

"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.

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 sail the Dalmatian Coast to discover the beautiful beaches on the island of Brač.  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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The Amalfi Coast- Silver Route

Head south to Italy’s #1 beach destination. Bronze in Positano on the black sand beach and cruise along the coast via private boat cruise with a stop at a secluded beach (weather permitting!). Boat around the Island of Capri, sip limoncello, and show off your new handmade sandals before breaking out your best dance moves in bustling downtown Sorrento. Finally, explore the ruins of Pompeii while admiring Mt. Vesuvius. This is the trip that won Bus2alps the award for #1 Tour in Europe from TourRadar!  Included: Round trip luxury coach transport from Rome airport (with A/C, DVD, & bathroom) Accommodation with your friends at a top rated accommodation Breakfast Ferry to the island of Capri with a private guided boat tour of the island (with a stop at the Blue Grotto) Private transport to Anacapri  Private boat cruise with included light lunch to and from Positano with a stop at a secluded beach along the way Please note: The boat cruise to Positano is weather dependent. If the weather does not permit for the boat cruise, we will take private bus transfers to Positano Private transport to Pompeii Exclusive Bus2alps discounts everywhere A Bus2alps trip leader Please note: Depending on which package you book, the trip will either meet at the Rome Fiumicino airport at 22:30 (10:30 PM) or at the Rome Ciampino Airport at 23:30 (11:30 PM) on Thursday evening.  Please plan your return flight to depart from either Rome FCO or Rome CIA airport after 19:00 (7:00 PM) on Sunday. 

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Prague - Meet Us There

Come meet Bus2alps in Prague and step into the pages of a fairy tale in this enchanting city! Wander past pastel buildings in Old Town Square, along the winding river, and up to the hilltop castle. Stroll through bustling Wenceslas Square, leave your name on the colorfully graffitied John Lennon Wall, and dance the night away in Prague’s legendary nightlife. Included: Accommodation with your friends at top rated hostels Breakfast The New Prague Walking Tour Bus2alps walking tour Bus2alps trip leader Bus2alps exclusive discounts ​Optional Activities: Kutna Hora Day Trip- approximately €30 Prague Castle Tour- approximately €11 Prague Beer Tour- approximately €15 Clock Tower Bar Crawl- approximately €22 U Fleku Group Lunch- approximately €13 (includes a three course meal and a beer) Please note: The trip meets in Prague at the hostel anytime after 16:00 Thursday afternoon. Transportation to this destination is not included. Please plan your arrival accordingly.

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Barcelona 2 The French Riviera

Relax on the beach with celebrities in the South of France. Work on your tan on the famous pebbled beaches of Nice and scuba dive or sail in the Côte d’Azur. Visit Eze for unmatched views of the Riviera before trying your luck at Monte Carlo Casino in the country of Monaco. Finally, lounge in Antibes, the land of 48 beaches.  Included:  Round trip luxury coach transport (with A/C & DVD) to Nice, Eze, Monaco, and Antibes Accommodation with your friends at the top rated hostel in France Breakfast (optional upgrade available) Exclusive Bus2alps discounts on various activities (sailing, wind surfing, and more) Entrance to Fragonard perfumery with included tour Bus2alps trip leader (Please note: the optional water sports are available starting in the summer months) 

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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 liter 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 hostels Breakfast every morning Bus2alps Trip Leader For accurate departure times, travel times, prices of activities, and suggestions on how much extra money you will need, please contact info@bus2alps.com. *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 *The Bike Tour is only included on the September 14th weekend 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 info@bus2alps.com. *Note: There will be a Bus2alps caravan 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 *The Bike Tour is included on the September 14th weekend 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 (€15.00)  Hammam bath & massage (€35.00) ATV Tour (€70.00) *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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Barcelona 2 Camping Oktoberfest

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 Round trip transport by luxury coach (with A/C, DVD, & bathroom) 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 info@bus2alps.com. *Note: There will be a Bus2alps caravan 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 Lunches and some dinners Bike Tour of Munich* Beer hall table reservations Museum and site fees Neuschwanstein Castle Day Trip Local buses, trams, and subway tickets *The Bike Tour is included on the September 14th weekend 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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Barcelona 2 Hostel Oktoberfest

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 Round Trip luxury coach transport (with A/C, DVD, & bathroom) Accommodation at top rated hostels or hotel Breakfast every morning Bus2alps Trip Leader *The Bike Tour is included on the September 14th weekend For accurate departure times, travel times, prices of activities, and suggestions on how much extra money you will need, please contact info@bus2alps.com. *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 buses, 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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The Northern Loop

The Northern Loop Prague, Berlin, Amsterdam, Brussels, Paris Experience Europe’s most popular cities in 10 days. Explore the fairy tale city of Prague with its unique architecture, rich culture, and enormous castle. Take in the alternative atmosphere in Berlin with its raw history and eclectic nightlife. Continue onto Amsterdam to soak up the vibe of the city with more canals than Venice. Be romanced in Paris, wrapping up your trip by sitting on the steps at the Sacré Cœur to watch the sunset over the city, partying in the Moulin Rouge district, and admiring the sight of the Eiffel Tower glittering at night. Included: All transport between cities in luxury coach transport (with A/C, DVD, & bathroom) Accommodation with your friends at top rated hostels Breakfast Private New Europe Walking Tours in Prague, Berlin, Amsterdam, and Paris Exclusive discounts on all other New Europe tours Exclusive Bus2alps discounts throughout each city Bus2alps trip leader Optional Activities: Prague: Kutna Hora Day Trip- approximately €30 Prague Castle Tour- approxmately €11 Clock Tower Bar Crawl- approximately €22 Prague Beer Tour- approximately €15 U Fleku Group Lunch- approximately €13 (include a 3 course meal and a beer) Berlin: Pub Crawl of Berlin- approximately €12 Red Berlin Tour- approximately €14 Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Tour- approximately €16 Berlin 3rd Reich Tour- approximately €14 Berlin Alternative City Tour- approximately €14 Amsterdam: Amsterdam Canal Crusies- Cost varies per type of cruise, cheapest is around €15 for 75 minutes Heineken Experience- €16 Anne Frank House- €9 Van Gogh Museum- €17 Amsterdam City Bike Tour- approximately €20 Red Light District Tour- approximately €14 Amsterdam Alternative City Tour- approximately €14 Paris: Montmartre District Tour- approximately €16 Paris Latin Quarter Tour- approximately €16 Pub Crawl of Paris- approximately €16 Paris Comedy Show- approximately €24-37 Please note: This tour starts at 10:00am Friday, but you may arrive in Prague anytime after Thursday evening and check in to our accommodation. The trip ends in Paris on Saturday. It is possible to extend your tour to Sunday. Flights should be booked as ''Multi-City' and arrive in Prague (PRG) anytime after 16:00 on Thursday and depart Paris - Charles de Gaulle (CDG) or Paris Orly Airport (ORY) the following Saturday.

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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 info@bus2alps.com for assistance or questions regarding flights.    Accommodations in Dublin: Avalon House - March 8th Generator Dublin - March 22nd Abrahams Hostel - April 5th Jacobs Inn - April 26th

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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 (cost typically ranges from 46-50 EUR).  Please contact info@bus2alps.com with any questions. 

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The Best of Italy

Discover the tastes, culture, and the iconic architecture of Italy. Visit the playground of the Gladiators, explore the birthplace of the Renaissance, the scenic Tuscan countryside and drift through the canals of Venice. Learn the art of talking with your hands, experience the delight of perfectly cooked pasta and live the passion of Renaissance Art in the home of one of history's most renowned empires. Included: Round trip transport 3-Star City Center Hotel and top rated Hostel accommodation with your friends Breakfast Exclusive discounts Walking tours Entrance ticket to the Vatican Welcome Dinner Bus2alps Trip Leader Please note: Flights are not included in this trip. This tour begins in Rome, meets at 11:00 directly at the accommodation detailed by your Tour Leader on Sunday and departs from Milan at anytime the following Sunday. If you would like to arrive on Saturday please contact info@bus2alps.com for details and pricing for a Saturday Arrival. Booking Notice: As we are a Swiss-based company, and have strict security settings for our online booking engine, if you are reserving this tour with a bank account or credit card outside of Europe, you will need to notify your bank ahead of time that you will be making this reservation prior to processing your reservation. Contact Bus2alps if you have any questions.

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Greece Long Weekend - Meet Us There

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS TRIP NEEDS A MINIMUM OF 15 IN ORDER TO RUN. Come with us for an epic weekend on the Greek island of Corfu. Join the many activities at the Pink Palace beachside resort, such as ATVing, kayaking, and more. Relax on the beach, then once the sun goes down, get ready for a traditional Grecian party complete with pink togas, plate smashing, and Greek dancing. Included: Accommodation with your friends at the Pink Palace Private shuttle service from the Corfu Airport to the Pink Palace Dinners and breakfasts Bus2alps trip leader Please note: This tour meets in Corfu* (CFU) on the date you book. You will be met at the airport by a private shuttle from the Pink Palace arranged by Bus2alps.  There are two options to get to Corfu if you choose to fly to Athens (ATH): Connect to Corfu Airport (check Olympic or Aegaen Airlines), or take the local bus overnight to Corfu Airport. The bus journey is around 8 hours.  *If you prefer to fly into Rome due to more accommodating flights, please book this trip: http://http://www.bus2alps.com/en/tours/218/rome-2-greece-long-weekend.  Please note that the linked tour meets at Roma Termini Station, which is easily accessible from FCO by train and from CIA by Terravision bus.  

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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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