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.

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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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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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.     

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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 Sitges Carnival

Take a trip outside of Barcelona to experience the carnival of creativity! A city known for its pristine beaches and nightlife, Sitges explodes yearly for a fantastic celebration complete with dancing, delicious food, and parades. Spice up your semester with a few sequined costumes or elaborate masks, and join the locals by soaking up the sights and sounds of this amazing spectacle.  Included: Round trip luxury coach transport Bus2alps trip leader The Sitges Bus2alps informational guide  

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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. Try an authentic Belgian waffle and check out the Grand Place in Brussels. Be romanced in Paris by wrapping up your trip sitting on the steps of the Sacré Cœur to watch the sunset over the city, partying in the Moulin Rouge district, and admiring the sight of the Eiffel Tower sparkling at night. When you 'Meet Us There' you will be able to check into our accommodations any time after 4pm on Thursday afternoon.  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, least expensive is around €16 for 75 minutes Heineken Experience- €18 This is Holland- €12 Anne Frank House- €9 Van Gogh Museum- €17 Amsterdam City Bike Tour- approximately €20 Amsterdam 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 4pm on 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. If you would like to stay additional nights in Paris please contact info@bus2alps.com for more information and pricing. 

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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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Ireland St. Patrick's Day

Welcome to the land of rolling green hills, medieval castles, kind people, heart-warming whiskey, and loud drinking songs. Most of all, welcome to the land of St. Patrick, the iconic man who exemplifies this joyous spirit. Have a pint, do a jig, stand on a table and go nuts in the home of Dublin's largest festival.  Includes: 3 Nights with your friends at Jacob's Inn Breakfast each morning Bus2alps Trip Leaders and recommendations Exclusive Bus2alps discounts Sandeman’s New Dublin Walking Tour Guinness Storehouse tour Transportation and entry to the Cliffs of Moher  Transportation to Galway  *Please note that the trip meets on Thursday after 16:00 at Jacob's Inn The St. Patrick's Day Parade will be on Sunday, March 17th, we recommend a later flight on Sunday, or please email to request an additional night at the hostel by emailing info@bus2alps.com

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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 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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Italian Getaway

Head south to Italy’s #1 beach destination. 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. Bronze in Positano on the black sand beach and cruise along the coast.  Then, discover the tastes, culture, and the iconic architecture of Italy. Visit the playground of the Gladiators and explore the birthplace of the Renaissance and the scenic Tuscan countryside. 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.    PLEASE NOTE:     This tour departing on March 21st will begin in Rome. Please plan your flights to arrive into FCO or CIA airports. Plan your return flight to leave anytime after 19:00 from either Venice or Milan airport on the following Sunday. Included: Transportation between cities 3-Star City Center Hotel and top rated Hostel accommodation with your friends Breakfast Exclusive discounts Walking tours Private ferry to island of Capri with a private guided boat tour of the island (with a stop at the Blue Grotto) Private transfer to Positano Private transport to Pompeii Exclusive Bus2alps discounts  Bus2alps Trip Leader Optional Items not included, that you will have the chance to sign up for on the trip: Group Dinner in Florence Group Dinner in Rome Entering the Blue Grotto in Capri (weather dependent)

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Croatia Long Weekend - Meet Us There

Meet us in the marble city of Split and enjoy optional trips like river rafting or boating along the coast! Check into your centrally located accommodation in Split any time after 16:00 on Thursday afternoon. The weekend is then yours to choose from a variety of optional activities such as rafting down the emerald green Cetina River, wandering through the marble ruins of Diocletian’s Palace, or sailing the Dalmatian Coast to discover the beautiful beaches in the picturesque Blue Lagoon.  For the long weekend, take an optional day trip on Sunday to either Mostar, Bosnia, or Dubrovnik, Croatia, to make the most of your time in the Balkan Peninsula.  Included: 4 Nights at Top-Rated Acommodation 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 Long Weekend- Blue Route

Long Weekend: 5 days - Positano, Capri, Pompeii, Mt. Vesuvius & Naples! Limoncello, sun, and black sand beaches; vacation in true Mediterranean style. Bronze in Positano on the black sand beach and cruise along the coast via private boat cruise with two stops at secluded beaches before breaking out your best dance moves in bustling downtown Sorrento. Relax on our private boat tour of the island of Capri, sip limoncello, and show off your new handmade sandals. See the ruins of Pompeii where our private guides are available to show you one of the most well-preserved cities of ancient times. Afterwards, treat yourself to the best pizza margherita of your life in Naples, the birthplace of pizza. Only Bus2alps includes transportation to Positano, your ferry to Capri, private boat tour of the island, transport to Pompeii, Mt. Vesuvious & Naples.  With us you can be sure that this will be your most brag-worthy weekend in Europe. This is the trip that won Bus2alps the award for 2nd Best Tour Worldwide! This tour is one additional day from the standard Amalfi Coast trip. On Monday we will go to Naples for a day. 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 make sure your flight arrives prior to this time.  Please plan your return flight to depart from either Rome FCO or Rome CIA airport after 19:00 (7:00 PM) on Monday.   Included: Round trip luxury coach transport from Rome Airport (with A/C, DVD, & bathroom) Accommodation with your friends at top rated hostels Breakfast Ferry to the island of Capri with a private guided boat tour of the island (with an optional stop at the Blue Grotto) Private boat cruise with included lunch to and from Positano with two stops at secluded beaches along the way Private transport to Mt. Vesuvius Private transport to Pompeii  Private transport to Naples Exclusive Bus2alps discounts everywhere A Bus2alps trip leader

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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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Munich Springfest CAMPING

Please note: this is the camping option for our Munich Springfest trip.  Dancing on tables, prosting steins of beer, and belting out merry songs with dozens of new friends is what festivals in Munich are all about! Munich welcomes the beautiful spring weather with an equally crazy celebration, Fruhlingsfest. Just as epic, but without the lines, Springfest allows you to take a break and explore the beautiful city by bike, have a traditional Bavarian beer in the middle of the park, or admire the architecture. Cheers the Spring with the Bavarians! Included: Accommodation at the best campgrounds for Springfest with sleeping bag, tent, and mat Breakfast & Dinner at Stoke Campsite Exclusive Bus2alps discounts Bus2alps trip leader

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Munich Springfest HOSTEL

Dancing on tables, prosting steins of beer, and belting out merry songs with dozens of new friends is what festivals in Munich are all about! Munich welcomes the beautiful spring weather with an equally crazy celebration, Fruhlingsfest. Just as epic, but without the lines, Springfest allows you to take a break and explore the beautiful city by bike, have a traditional Bavarian beer in the middle of the park, or admire the architecture. Cheers the Spring with the Bavarians! Included: Accommodation at a top rated hostel with your friends Breakfast Exclusive Bus2alps discounts Bus2alps trip leader

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