Florence Weekend Trips

Kiss the Duomo goodbye for the weekend and hop on a bus to various destinations. We depart Florence on Thursday night and return on Sunday (unless otherwise stated). If you have a scheduling conflict, let us know and we'll do our best to accommodate.


All trips include accommodation and breakfast, as well as a Bus2alps trip leader and exclusive discounts in restaurants and businesses at our destination. Don't forget to check out add-on activities, depending on our destination, ranging from guided walking tours, museum entrances and outdoor activities. 

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Florence 2 The Amalfi Coast- Silver Route

Amalfi Coast 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 via private boat cruise with a stop at a secluded beach. 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 accommodations Breakfast Private boat cruise with included light lunch to and from Positano with a stop at 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 Ferry to the island of Capri with a private island boat cruise (with an optional stop at the Blue Grotto) Please note: The stop at the Blue Grotto is weather dependent. If water conditions do not permit access to the Blue Grotto, we will continue along the private island tour. Private transport to Pompeii Exclusive Bus2alps discounts everywhere A Bus2alps trip leader

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Florence 2 Croatia

Head to the marble city of Split and enjoy optional trips like river rafting or boating along the coast! Depart by coach bus from Florence Thursday evening (typically at 21:00*) and drive overnight to untouched Croatia! Upon arrival in Split Friday morning (arrival times vary due to traffic and border control at the Croatian border, but typically range between 09:00 - 11:00), the weekend is 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 on the island of Brač.  On the way home on Sunday, make a pit stop to swim in the magnificent waterfalls of Krka National Park. Included: Round trip luxury coach transport (with A/C, DVD, & bathroom) 2 Nights at Top-Rated Acommodation in Split Central location, within walking distance to the beach and Old Town Split Breakfast each morning Bus2alps Trip Leaders Transport and entrance to Krka National Park & Waterfalls Exclusive Bus2alps discounts on activities (River Rafting, Island Cruise & more) Private Walking Tour of the historic, marble city center *Please note that, although rare, departure times are subject to change

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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 The French Riviera

Relax on the beach in the vacation spot known for its beauty and for being a celeb favorite. Take in the incomparable view from Castle Hill in Nice before spending the day on the famous pebbled beaches where you have the option to scuba dive or sail the Côte d'Azur. Visit the quaint and charming town of Èze before dressing up and trying your luck at Monte Carlo Casino in the country of Monaco. Next, check out the never-ending options for delicious, fresh food and handmade, artisanal jewelry markets down the narrow streets of Antibes before bronzing on the beach with views of luxury yachts and gorgeous villas. Included:  Round trip luxury coach transport (with A/C, DVD, & bathroom) to Nice, Eze, Monaco, and Antibes Accommodation with your friends at top rated accomodations 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 Highlights: Overlook Nice from Castle Hill Scuba dive, sail or swim Blade down Promenade d'Anglais Try your luck at Monte Carlo Casino Inhale the aroma of Èze's Gardens Relax at one of Antibe's 48 beaches Visit the open air market Check out the Picasso Museum   (Please note: the optional water sports are available starting in the summer months) 

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Florence 2 Prague & Oktoberfest

Step into the pages of a fairy tale in the enchanting city of Prague and finish your weekend at Europe's largest festival! 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. Get your last gulps of this amazing weekend at the largest festival in Europe, Oktoberfest. Each year, millions of people from all over the world descend upon Munich in search of liter steins of beer, tables to sing and dance on, hearty German food, and carnival rides spinning into the night. This trip typically departs Santa Maria Novella station at 21:00 Thursday night and arrives first thing Friday morning between 9:00 and 10:00. *Please note that, although rare, departure times are subject to change. 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 Optional Activities: Prague: 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) Munich Entrance into Oktoberfest is free Steins typically cost between €11-13

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Florence 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 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 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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Florence 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 tent located at campsite 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 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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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 know how to have fun too. 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.  This trip typically departs Santa Maria Novella station at 21:00 Thursday night and arrives first thing Friday morning between 9:00 and 10:00. *Please note that, although rare, departure times are subject to change. In November and December, wind your way through the famous Austrian Christmas markets in Budapest, Vienna and Salzburg.  *Please note that the itinerary is subject to change. * Included: Round trip luxury coach transport (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 the Opera, Danube Dinner cruise, Sound of Music tour & other activities Bus2alps trip leader Optional Activities: Budapest- • Danube River Dinner Cruise- approximately €50 • Szechenyi Thermal Baths- approximately €18  Vienna- • Original Vienna Pub Crawl- approximately €20 with 1 hour open bar, €12 without Salzburg- • Sound of Music Tour- approximately €42  

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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.  This trip typically departs Florence Santa Maria Novella station at 21:00 Thursday night and arrives first thing Friday morning between 9:00 and 10:00. *Please note that, although rare, departure times are subject to change. Included: Accommodation at top rated hostels Breakfast A Bus2alps trip leader Private New Europe walking tour of Barcelona Exclusive Bus2alps Discounts Optional Activities: Entrance to La Sagrada Familia- approximately €15 Entrance to "The Monumental Zone" of Park Güell- approximately €7 Barcelona Bike Tour- approximately €18 Tapas Experience- approximately €20 Gaudi & Modernismo Tour- approximately €14  

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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 Ferry Cabin Upgrade Lunches and meals on the Ferry Lunches at the Pink Palace Optional activities Optional day trips Museum entrance

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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.  This trip typically departs Santa Maria Novella station at 21:00 Thursday night and arrives first thing Friday morning between 9:00 and 10:00. *Please note that, although rare, departure times are subject to change. 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 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)

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Florence 2 Interlaken Winter

PRICES STARTING AT €198 - Head to our hometown of Interlaken. This cozy mountain village of Interlakenis home to some of the most epic skiing and snowboarding in the world. Cruise winding mountain runs while taking in views of the expansive Swiss Alps before stopping for a delicious lunch of Swiss Rösti and a hot drink at the lodge. After a day on the slopes, unwind with Switzerland’s famously delicious chocolate. If you're skipping skiing altogether, indulge in a relaxing day at the spa or explore the picturesque town surrounded by crystal blue lakes. Following your fondue dinner, experience the Swiss Alps after sunset with a moonlit nightsled ride that will leave you breathless!   Included: Round trip luxury coach transport (with A/C, DVD, & bathroom) 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.

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