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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 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 Florence. If you have questions about the best restaurants, how to get a phone, getting to a Fiorentina football game, or anything else during your abroad adventure, we want to help. 

Whether you are studying in Florence at Lorenzo de Medici, Florence University of Arts, Richmond, AIFS, Syracuse, NYU, CAPA, SACI, CEA, FSU, Cal State, Pepperdine, Fairfield, Marist, Vanderbilt, Kent State, Indiana, Wisconsin, Michigan, Penn State, Accent, Apicius, Santa Reparata, Palazzo Rucellai, Roger Williams, API, Gonzaga, Bentley, UNC, Accademia Italiana, FIT or any of the other dozen programs, Bus2alps is here to help you.

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Florence 2 Cinque Terre Day Trip

Lace up your shoes and explore Italy's breathtaking Cinque Terre Coast. The Cinque Terre or "The Five Lands" are famous for their natural beauty, steep cliffs, colorful houses and crystal clear waters. This day trip can be as active or leisurely as you want. With challenging hiking trails, fresh local seafood, easy nature walks with breathtaking scenery, beach chairs and glittering sea, The Cinque Terre has it all.   Trips departs: Every weekend from Florence by coach bus Included with All Inclusive Ticket:  Round trip transportation by coach bus with AC and bathroom Entrance to the Cinque Terre National Park 24-hour train pass to get between towns Hiking path entry ticket 3 town stops Cinque Terre Park Map A Bus2alps trip leader Included with Beach Only Ticket:  Round trip transportation by coach bus with AC and bathroom Round Trip train from La Spezia to Monterosso al Mare  A Bus2alps trip leader Itinerary: Depart at 7AM from Florence by bus. Arrive to La Spezia to collect your included Cinque Terre Pass that gives you unlimited access to all trains connecting the 5 towns and all hiking trails. If you are heading straight to the beach with our Beach Only Ticket you will enjoy the day at Monterosso al Mare.  First, stop in Manarola to explore the raised sea-side town and snap your intsa-worthy photos Train to the port town of Vernazza for fresh seafood cones and pesto focaccia. For those wanting to hike, this will be your starting point. Either hike or train to the next town of Monterosso, home to expansive sandy beaches, clear waters and delicious restaurants.  Free time to enjoy the afternoon relaxing on the beach, exploring the town of Monterosso, or eating a seaside lunch. Return by train from Monterosso to La Spezia. Return back by bus to Florence around 8PM. Some trips may require minimum numbers. All trips will receive pre-departure information via email the evening prior to departure. 

Florence 2 Budapest, Vienna & Salzburg

Three cities, two countries, one weekend. These three cities are a winter wonderland, perfect to explore at the beginning of your semester abroad. Get off the beaten path and check out the Eastern European hotspot of Budapest, where you can relax (and warm up) in the renowned outdoor thermal baths, heated by 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. This trip typically departs Santa Maria Novella station at 19:00 Thursday night and arrives first thing Friday morning between 07:30 and 08:00.   Included: Round trip luxury coach transport (with A/C, and a DVD player) Accommodation with your friends at top rated hostels Breakfast each morning Budapest walking tour Vienna walking tour Exclusive discounts on the Danube Dinner cruise, Sound of Music tour & other activities Bus2alps trip leader Optional Activities: Budapest- • Danube River Dinner Cruise • Szechenyi Thermal Baths Vienna- • Shade Tours Salzburg- • Sound of Music Tour  
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