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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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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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 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 luxury 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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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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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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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 10:00 and 10:30.   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 Danube Dinner cruise, Sound of Music tour & other activities Bus2alps trip leader Optional Activities: Budapest- • Danube River Dinner Cruise- €49 • Szechenyi Thermal Baths- €18.50  Vienna- • Original Vienna Pub Crawl- €20 with 1 hour open bar, €12 without Salzburg- • Sound of Music Tour- €42  

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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 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 The Amalfi Coast Long Weekend- Silver Route

Only during Easter Weekend April 18-22 Long Weekend: 5 days - Positano, Capri, Pompeii, Mt. Vesuvius & Naples! Limoncello, sun, and black sand beaches; vacation in true Mediterranean style. Relax on our private boat tour of 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 by our prviate boat cruise. 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 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 Pompeii & Mt. Vesuvius Private transport to Naples Exclusive Bus2alps discounts everywhere A Bus2alps trip leader  

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Florence 2 Croatia Long Weekend

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, zip lining in the Omiš valley, wandering through the marble ruins of Diocletian’s Palace, or sailing the Dalmatian Coast to discover the beautiful beaches at the Blue Lagoon.  For the long weekend, take an optional day trip on Saturday to  Dubrovnik, Croatia, to make the most of your time in the Balkan Peninsula. On the way home on Monday, 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) 3 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 Munich HOSTEL Springfest

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 Exclusive Bus2alps discounts Bus2alps trip leader

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Florence 2 Munich CAMPING Springfest

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 at the campsite  Exclusive Bus2alps discounts Bus2alps trip leader

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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.   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 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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