Florence Day Trips

Hop on the bus for one of our incredible single day excursions from Florence, or add an optional day trip to your weekend package. Book any two trips at once and automatically save 5% off your total!

Florence 2 Taste of Tuscany

  Start your day with a tasting of Chianti’s finest wine paired with authentic Italian cheeses and meats in a hillside vineyard. You'll pinch yourself to make sure the rolling hillside views of Tuscany are real. Next, visit the gorgeous town of San Gimignano to devour the world’s best gelato and climb towers with panoramic views under the Tuscan sun. We'll then set off to another local vineyard where you'll finish with a homemade Italian meal of ribollita, lasagna and the most decadent truffle oil you've ever tasted; not to mention, a 7+ glass tasting presented by the ever-charming staff (full disclaimer, you may fall in love with them!) You'll make it home in time for a quick nap before enjoying yet another perfect night in Florence.   Included:  Round trip transportation on a private luxury coach with A/C, DVD, and bathroom 2 Wine Tastings Tour of vineyard and cellar 3 Course Lunch Visit to town of San Gimignano  Bus2alps Trip Leader

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Florence 2 Bologna & FICO Eataly World

Welcome to Italy! Bus2alps is celebrating your arrival by offering you a free day trip to the medieval city of Bologna and FICO Eataly World, the Disneyland of pasta. Spots are limited, so book now!   We’ll depart from Florence and head directly to Bologna, a city known for its stunning churches, overarching towers, and vibrant piazzas. We’ll kick off the day with a walking tour to all the main attractions, like Le Due Torri and Piazza Maggiore, before breaking for lunch (Bologna, nicknamed “La Grassa” boasts some of the most delectable food and wine in Italy). Next, we’ll make our way to FICO Eataly World. With their grand opening Nov 15, 2017, the world’s first food-themed amusement park is getting global press mentions and endless social media love, and now’s your chance to experience why! What better way to start your semester abroad in Italy than indulging in a visit to this 20-acre complex to watch master chefs create handmade pasta, taste truffles in Truffle Land or sample Italy’s favorite dessert, tiramisu (even sweeter with us because it’s free)!   With 45 restaurants and food trucks to visit, you’ll never be ready to ask for the check. There are a limited number of spots available for this free day trip, so be sure to sign up now to confirm your seat.

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Florence 2 Venice Carnival

Put on your carnival mask and be serenaded under the Rialto Bridge by a gondolier, admire the elaborate costumes, and check out a glass-blowing show up close! The ambiance of Venice and the grandeur of Carnival combine for an unforgettable day on Italy's famous canals.  Included: Round trip transportation by private coach with DVD’s, A/C, and bathroom Discount on optional activities Bus2alps trip leader Venetian glass blowing presentation

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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:  Round trip transportation by luxury 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 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.  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. 

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