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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 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.

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

"Bus2alps is perfect for students studying abroad and having little to no knowledge of the fun possibilities around them. I booked all my trips with Bus2alps and had the most amazing time in each country. Everyone who works there is fantastic and only wants to give you the best time. Transportation, lodging, and activities can all be booked and planned through them making it very easy to travel. Overall they made my time abroad very memorable." - Hayden W.

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Our day trips departing from and returning to Florence, Italy.

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Weekend trips departing from and returning to Florence, Italy.

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7-10 day trips departing from Florence, Italy.

Florence 2 Taste of Tuscany

Begin your morning amongst the vineyards in San Gimignano, tour the wine cellar before enjoying your first tasting of Chianti’s finest. Head to the famous towered town of San Gimignano eating the world’s best gelato overlooking the rolling hills of Tuscany. End your day at a second winery in San Gimignano for a 3 course included lunch and a seven glass wine tasting.  Included:  Round trip transportation on a private luxury coach with A/C, DVD, and bathroom 2 Wine Tastings 3 Course Lunch Visit to town of San Gimignano  Bus2alps Trip Leader

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Florence 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 Paragliding. 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, & bathroom) Accommodation with your friends at top rated hostels Breakfast Exclusive 5% off all 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.

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Florence 2 Budapest, Vienna & Salzburg

This weekend trip covers a lot of ground: three cities, two countries, two capitals. Get ready to marvel at the magnificence of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Times may have split the empire, and these countries, but fun, beauty, and culture still resonate through these unique Eastern European capitals. Budapest is the jewel of post-Communist Europe, epitomizing the nightlife, art, and quirky spirit embodied by the new individualism found in much of Eastern Europe. Vienna is the intellectual home of Europe, with famous museums and Operas. Don't worry, it's not just the intellect that wins Vienna, they too know how to have fun. In Salzburg, sing along with the Von Trapps on the Sound of Music tour, admire the Hohensalzburg Castle, and feast on Wiener Schnitzel at the Augustiner. In November and December, wind your way through the famous Austrian Christmas markets in Budapest, Vienna and Salzburg.  *Please note that this is a new trip and the itinerary is subject ot change. * Included: Round trip luxury coach transport (with A/C, DVD, & bathroom) Accommodation with your friends at top rated hostels Breakfast daily Budapest walking tour Vienna walking tour Exclusive discounts on the Opera, Caving, Danube Dinner cruise, Sound of Music tour and other activities Bus2alps trip leader

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Florence 2 Prague

Step into the pages of a fairy tale in the enchanting city of Prague! 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: Round trip luxury coach transport (with A/C, DVD, & bathroom) Accommodation with your friends at top rated hostels Breakfast The New Prague Walking Tour Bus2alps walking tour Bus2alps trip leader Bus2alps exclusive discounts

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Florence 2 Budapest

Take the road less traveled and discover Europe’s most unique city - Budapest! Hungarians have their own distinct language, local flair, hospitality, and absolute love of life. Beautiful architecture, eccentric art, thermal bath houses, 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: Round trip luxury coach transport (with A/C, DVD, & bathroom) Accommodation with your friends at top rated hostels Breakfast Walking tour of Budapest Exclusive discounts on various activities A Bus2alps trip leader

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Florence 2 Venice Carnevale

Welcome to Mardi gras: the Italian version. The ambiance of Venice and the grandeur of Carnevale combine for an unforgettable day on Italy's famous canals. Put on your carnival mask and be serenaded under the Rialto Bridge by a gondolier, visit the glass blowers of Murano, or see the colorful island of Burano. Grab your confetti and silly string and get into Italy's craziest party! Buona Festa! Included: Round trip transportation by private coach with DVD’s, A/C, and bathroom 1 people mover ticket from tronchetto to island of Venice The Carnevale Bus2alps informational guide Bus2alps trip leader  

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Florence 2 Barcelona

Surrender yourself to Barcelona, home to eclectic  culture where passionate nightlife, unique architecture, and delicious tapas all come together. It's culturally diverse with works of art by Gaudi, Picasso, and Dali. Barcelona is also a modern metropolis with performances by Tiesto, Guetta, and Armin van Buuren. Whether you want to spend time relaxing on the beach or by getting caught up in the bustling city life, you'll never forget Barcelona's rare blend of modernity, old Spanish tradition, and Catalan roots. Included:  Round trip luxury coach transport (with A/C, DVD, & bathroom) Accommodation at top rated hostels Breakfast Walking tour  A Bus2alps trip leader  

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Florence 2 The Western Loop

Step into the lifestyle of the most exciting city on the Mediterranean, Barcelona, be romanced in Paris, take a quick pit stop in Brussels for lunch, soak up the vibe of Amsterdam, and take in the alternative atmosphere of Berlin. This 10 day trip through Western Europe's top cities will give you a taste of the best part of each--Unbeatable beaches and nightlife in Barcelona, the magic of Paris, the delicious cuisine of Brussels, a relaxed ambiance in Amsterdam, and German history in Berlin. You're guaranteed a vacation you won't forget whisking through Europe with Bus2alps!  Included: All transport in luxury coach transport (with A/C, DVD, & bathroom) Accommodation with your friends at top rated hostels Breakfast every morning Private New Europe Walking Tours in Berlin, Amsterdam, Paris, and Barcelona Exclusive discounts on all other New Europe tours Exclusive Bus2alps discounts throughout each city Bus2alps trip leader  

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Florence 2 Barcelona Abroadfest

Surrender yourself to Barcelona, home to eclectic culture where passionate nightlife, unique architecture, and delicious tapas all come together. This weekend also coincides with the epic Abroadfest 2016 and Springfest 2016. During the day, you'll be entranced by this culturally diverse city overrun with works of art by Gaudi, Picasso, and Dali. Whether relaxing on the beach or getting caught up in the bustling city life, you'll never forget Barcelona's rare blend of modernity, old Spanish tradtion, and Catalan roots. TICKETS ARE SOLD SEPARATELY AND CAN BE PURCHASED HERE! Included: Accommodation at top rated hostels Breakfast A Bus2alps trip leader Private New Europe walking tour of Barcelona

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Florence 2 The Amalfi Coast- Silver Route

Silver Route: Positano, Island of Capri, Pompeii. 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. Finally, explore the ruins of Pompeii while admiring Mt. Vesuvius. Only Bus2alps includes your ferry to Capri, boat tour of the island, transportation to Positano and Pompeii. 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 #1 Tour in Europe from TourRadar!  Included: Round trip luxury coach transport (with A/C, DVD & Bathroom)  Accommodation with your friends at top rated hostels Breakfast 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 everywhere A Bus2alps trip leader

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Florence 2 The Northern Loop

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 Belgium. Be romanced in Paris by 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 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

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Florence 2 Greece Island Hopping

See the Acropolis up close visit the Olympic stadium, and stroll the markets of Plaka in Athens. Stop by Santorini for the world’s most astonishing sunset over blue-domed houses, and get swept up in the island nightlife. Finish off on the island of Corfu, where you can kayak, ATV and dance in a toga at the beachside Pink Palace resort Included: Round trip cruise ship transport Round trip luxury coach transport (with A/C, DVD, & bathroom) Accommodation with your friends at the Pink Palace Dinner and breakfast during your stay at the Pink Palace Hotel in Athens with breakfast Athens walking tour Top accommodation in Santorini Bus2alps trip leader Bus2alps exclusive discounts

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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 and mountainous terrain extending inland. As such, the villages and carefully terraced land have kept their original charm. 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. Included:  Round trip luxury coach transport (with A/C, DVD, & bathroom) Entrance to the Cinque Terre National Park and train pass Cinque Terre Park Map A Bus2alps trip leader Some trips may require minimum numbers. All trips will receive pre-departure information via email the evening prior to departure. 

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Paris, Amsterdam, and Berlin

Be romanced in Paris, take a quick pit stop in Brussels for lunch, soak up the vibe of Amsterdam, and take in the alternative atmosphere of Berlin. This 7 day trip through Western Europe's top cities will give you a taste of the best part of each-- The magic of Paris, the delicious cuisine of Brussels, a relaxed ambiance in Amsterdam, and German history in Berlin. You're guaranteed a vacation you won't forget whisking through Europe with Bus2alps!  Included: Transport in between cities and with option for return transport to Florence in luxury coach transport (with A/C, DVD, & bathroom) Accommodation with your friends at top rated hostels Breakfast every morning Private New Europe Walking Tours in Paris, Amsterdam and Berlin Exclusive discounts on all other New Europe tours Exclusive Bus2alps discounts throughout each city Bus2alps trip leader

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Florence 2 Croatia

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 secluded beaches and the island of Brač. Enjoy a dinner in neighboring port town Trogir, then on the way home make a pit stop to swim in the magnificent Krka waterfalls.  Included: Round trip luxury coach transport (with A/C, DVD, & bathroom) Accommodation with your friends at top rated hostels and hotels Breakfast A Bus2alps trip leader Transport and entrance to Krka Waterfalls National Park Exclusive Bus2alps discounts on various activities (rafting, island hopping, and more) Transport to optional dinner in Trogir

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Florence 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, & bathroom) to Nice, Eze, Monaco, and Antibes Accommodation with your friends at top rated hostels and hotels* Breakfast (optional upgrade available) Exclusive Bus2alps discounts on various activities (sailing, wind surfing, and more) Exclusive Bus2alps discounts and entrance to Fragonard perfumery Bus2alps trip leader *Accommodation is subject to change based on availability.

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Florence 2 Greece Long Weekend

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: Round trip luxury coach transport (with A/C, DVD, & bathroom) Round trip ferry transport Accommodation with your friends at the Pink Palace Dinners and breakfasts at the Pink palace Bus2alps trip leader What’s Not Included, Optional Costs Lunches and meals on the Ferry Lunches at the Pink Palace Optional activities Optional day trips Museum entrance

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Florence 2 The Amalfi Coast Long Weekend- Silver Route

Long Weekend: 5 days - Positano, Capri, Pompeii, Mt. Vesuvius & Naples! Limoncello, sun, and black sand beaches; vacation in true Mediterranean style. In the Amalfi Coast you can relax on a private boat tour of the island of Capri that takes you to the Blue Grotto for cliff jumping and cave swimming in the mystical blue water of the Mediterranean on Bus2alps’ exclusive boat ride. 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 your ferry to Capri, boat tour of the island, transportation to Positano, 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! Note: This tour is one additional day from the standard Amalfi Coast trip.  After Pompeii, we will go to Naples for a day. Included: Round trip luxury coach transport (with A/C, DVD, & bathroom) Accommodation with your friends at top rated hostels Breakfast 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 & Mt. Vesuvius Private transport to Naples Exclusive Bus2alps discounts everywhere A Bus2alps trip leader  

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Florence 2 Croatia Long Weekend

Welcome to Europe’s best-kept secret! Tap into your inner adventurer as we head to Split, located on Croatia’s pristine Dalmatian Coast. Untouched sandy beaches, the magnificent wonder of the Krka Waterfalls and white water rafting on the emerald green Cetina River will make this your favorite coastal getaway. Relax on the beach, cruise the crystal blue Adriatic Sea, and explore the medieval port town of Split. For the long weekend, there is an optional day trip to Bosnia! Croatia may be Europe’s best-kept secret, but your Croatian adventure won't be. Included: Round trip luxury coach transport (with A/C, DVD, & bathroom) accommodation with your friends at top rated hostels breakfast Transport and entrance to Krka Waterfalls National Park Exclusive Bus2alps discounts on various activities (rafting, island hopping, and more) The Croatia Bus2alps informational guide a Bus2alps trip leader

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Florence 2 Interlaken & Lake Como

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 white water rafting, canyoning, and bungy jumping. Spend the last day exploring Lake Como, renowned for its gorgeous landscape, waterfront villas, and celebrity residents like George Clooney and Gianni Versace. 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, & bathroom) Accommodation with your friends at top rated hostels Breakfast Exclusive 5% discount off most adventure activities Round trip transportation to Lake Como Bus2alps trip leader

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Florence 2 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: Round trip transportation by private coach with DVD’s, A/C and bathroom Accommodation at a top rated hostel with your friends Breakfast Private Munich Bike Tour* Exclusive Bus2alps discounts Bus2alps trip leader *Limited spots available

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Florence 2 Munich Springfest CAMPING

Please note: this is the camping option for our Florence 2 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: Round trip transportation by private coach with DVD’s, A/C and bathroom Accommodation at the best campgrounds for Springfest with sleeping bag, tent, and mat Breakfast Dinner on one night Private Munich Bike Tour * Exclusive Bus2alps discounts The Munich Bus2alps informational guide Bus2alps trip leader *Limited spots available

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