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Embarking on the adventure of studying abroad in a new country can be equal parts thrilling and intimidating. With over 15 years of experience helping study abroad students to find the best Rome, and Europe, has to offer, we're here to make sure you have the time of your life. Our staff is made up of seasoned travelers, so we know not only the best destinations and what makes a trip memorable but we also know the ins and outs of Rome. If you have questions about the best restaurants, how to get a phone, getting to a Roma football game, or anything else during your abroad adventure, we want to help. 

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Day Trips

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

Weekend Trips

Weekend trips departing from and returning to Rome, Italy.

Spring/Fall Breaks

7-10 day trips departing from Rome, Italy.

Rome 2 The Amalfi Coast- Blue Route

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 (weather permitting!) 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!  Awarded #1 Tour in Europe from TourRadar!  Included: Round trip luxury coach transport to/from Rome Termini Train Station (with A/C, DVD, & bathroom) Accommodation with your friends at top rated accomodations Breakfast Ferry to the 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 light lunch to and from Positano with stops at secluded beaches 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 Private transport to Pompeii Exclusive Bus2alps discounts everywhere A Bus2alps trip leader (Please note: if you are flying in, please look at our Meet Us There: Amalfi Coast Silver Package)

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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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Rome 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 Rome Thursday evening (typically at 17:00) 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 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

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Rome 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 Rome by train Included:  Round trip transportation by train from Roma Termini 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 early morning from Roma Termini 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 to Rome in the late evening Some trips may require minimum numbers. All trips will receive pre-departure information via email the evening prior to departure. 

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Rome 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.  Marvel at the grandiose 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.  This trip typically departs Rome Termini station at 17:00 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 Opera, 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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Rome 2 Taste of Tuscany

Explore the medieval walled town of Montepulciano with Tuscan views so stunning they made it into the Twilight saga. Wander the winding streets before touring underground cellars and sampling fresh pecorino and local wines during a traditional, homemade lunch. Then, head to the hills of Montalcino to see exactly how the wine is made. Stroll the vineyards, visit the storage room filled with hundreds of barrels of aged wine, and watch as the bottles get corked! Enjoy a second tasting of Chianti’s best wines while the sun sets over the rolling hills behind you. Get back to Rome in time to enjoy another perfect night out!   Included:  Round trip transportation on a private luxury coach with A/C, DVD, and bathroom Wine tasting and vineyard tour in Montalcino Wine tasting and 3-course lunch at Winery Gattevecchi in Montepulciano Bus2alps Trip Leader

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Rome 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 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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Rome 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 Rome Thursday evening (typically at 17:00*) 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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Rome 2 The Amalfi Coast Long Weekend- Blue Route

Long Weekend: 5 days -  Capri, Positano, 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 via private boat cruise with two stops at secluded beaches. See the ruins of Pompeii where our private guides are available to show you one of the most preserved cities of ancient times. On the last day, 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.  Included: Round trip luxury coach transport from Rome Termini Train Station (with A/C, DVD, & bathroom) Accommodation at top rated hostels Breakfast Ferry to the 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 Bus2alps trip leader

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Rome 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 Exclusive Bus2alps discounts Bus2alps trip leader

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Rome 2 Munich Springfest CAMPING

Please note: this is the camping option for our Rome 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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Rome 2 Hostel Oktoberfest

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 Included Round Trip luxury coach transport (with A/C, DVD, & bathroom) Accommodation at top rated hostels Breakfast every morning Bus2alps Trip Leader 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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Rome 2 Camping Oktoberfest

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 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 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 Exclusive Bus2alp discounts A Bus2alps trip leader and exclusive Bus2alps information trailer located at campsite 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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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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