Florence Weekend Trips - Bus2alps

Florence Weekend Trips

Kiss the Duomo goodbye for the weekend, and hop on a bus to various destinations. We depart Florence on Thursday nights 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

Head south to Italy’s #1 beach destination on the trip that won Bus2alps the TourRadar award for #1 Tour in Europe consecutively. Cruise along the coast via private boat with a swim stop and included light lunch before bronzing on the black sand beaches of Positano. Break out your best dance moves in bustling downtown Sorrento then the next day boat around the island of Capri, sip limoncello and show off your new handmade sandals from Anacapri. Finally, explore the ruins of Pompeii while admiring Mt. Vesuvius. Only Bus2alps includes a private boat cruise to Positano, ferry to Capri, private boat tour of the island, transport up to Anacapri and transport to Pompeii!   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 swim stop along the way (weather dependent) Ferry to the island of Capri with a private island boat cruise (with an optional stop at the Blue Grotto - weather dependent) Private transport to Anacapri 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 at the Blue Lagoon.  On the way home on Sunday, make a pit stop to swim in the magnificent waterfalls of Krka National Park. Included: Round trip coach transport (with A/C, DVD, & bathroom) 2 Nights at Top-Rated Accommodation 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 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 [email protected]   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 Oktoberfest TRANSPORT

For accurate departure times, travel times, prices of activities, and suggestions on how much extra money you will need, please contact [email protected] What’s Included Round trip luxury coach transport (with A/C, DVD, & bathroom) Bus2alps trip leader Exclusive Bus2alps discounts on optional activities What to bring Closed-toed shoes Camera Jacket (cold at night) Passport Identification to enter beer halls (i.e. license) Extra money Currency: Euro What’s Not Included, Optional Costs Accommodation Lunches and dinners Beerhall reservations Museum and site fees Neuschwanstein Castle Day Trip Munich Bike Tour Local busses, trams, and subway tickets

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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 [email protected] *Note: There will be a Bus2alps designated area 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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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 Hammam bath & massage  ATV Tour  *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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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 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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Portugal

Dig your feet into the sand of Portugal’s gorgeous coastline, and immerse yourself in the culture of one of the world’s oldest cities. The vibrant city of Lisbon, with its intricate tile floors, pastel buildings and hillsides paired with sunsets over the Atlantic, is a true rival of any European summer hotspot. Enjoy fresh seafood caught right at the port, live Portugese music and a traditional dance show. Later in the weekend, drive south to the famous surf town of Peniche. Throw on your wetsuit, grab a board and learn how to catch waves from a local surf instructor.  Whether you're a novice  or pro, the included surf camp is ideal for any skill level. This weekend beside the sparkling ocean and under the sun will be one that tops off your summer. Included: Top rated accommodation with your friends Breakfast Lisbon walking tour Private bus transport to Peniche Half day surf camp in Peniche Bus2alps trip leader Exclusive Bus2alps discounts Please note: The trip meets in Lisbon at the accommodation anytime after 16:00 Thursday afternoon. Transportation to this destination is not included. Please plan your arrival accordingly.

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Barcelona - Meet Us There

Barcelona is on everyone’s abroad bucket list. Come relax on beautiful sandy beaches, get caught up in legendary nightlife, and enjoy delicious tapas. Wander the streets of this city to take in the breathtaking architecture and find yourself in the wonderfully twisted imagination of Gaudi. A city like no other, it will leave you wanting to explore even more! Included: Accommodation at top rated hostels Breakfast A Bus2alps trip leader Private New Europe walking tour of Barcelona Exclusive Bus2alps Discounts Included Group Dinner 1 night  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 Please note: The trip meets in Barcelona at your accommodation 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 [email protected] for assistance or questions regarding flights.     

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Florence 2 Prague & Česky Krumlov

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 player) Accommodation with your friends at top rated hostels Breakfast each morning Private, locally guided walking tour of Prague Metro pass to access the city center  Afternoon boat cruise along Prague's Vltava River Day-trip to Česky Krumlov, a quaint town and UNESCO Heritage Site just outside Prague Bus2alps trip leader Bus2alps exclusive discounts Optional Activities:  Kutna Hora Day Trip * Prague Castle Tour ** Prague Beer Tour ** Clock Tower Bar Crawl Saturday Night  U Fleku Group meal (includes a three course meal and a beer) **Participation in this Friday activity will cause you to miss the 1 hour included river cruise. *Participation in these Saturday activities will cause you to miss the Cesky Krumlov day-trip.  

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Florence 2 Interlaken Winter

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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Florence 2 Budapest, Vienna & Salzburg

Europe's Best Christmas Markets! What better way to kick off the holiday season than by crossing three cities and two countries known for their winter markets off your list? Start by relaxing in Budapest’s outdoor thermal baths in the city known for its 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 21:00 Thursday night and arrives first thing Friday morning between 10:00 and 10:30.   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- €49 • Szechenyi Thermal Baths- €17 Vienna- • Shade Tours Salzburg- • Sound of Music Tour- €42  

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