Bus2alps has kicked off the semester in Europe with a bang.  Every night of the week Bus2alps has been out on the town, meeting and greeting all the newcomers and building hype for what’s set to be the biggest semester yet!

The first few weeks of the study abroad experience can be overwhelming to say the least! Housing situations, uncooperative landlords and information overload, all combined with frustrating language barriers. It can all get too much for students, so what better to relax than to head out for a night on the town. Throughout Rome, Florence and Barcelona, Bus2alps has been organizing activities galore to help students relax, meet new friends and get settled into their surroundings. Our nights out have been a massive success and look forward to meeting everyone else who is touching down soon.


The city of Florence sleeps during winter, but come January the town morphs into life as thousands of students arrive.  Bus2alps was in Florence ready and waiting to welcome the students and wasted no time in getting the party started. The first pub crawl of the semester was a staggering success with over one hundred students getting together for a sensational night.  Bus2alps teamed up with the boys at Florence Tonight Nightlife and took students on a tour of Florence’s best bars and clubs.  Throughout the course of the night we gave away prizes to numerous party goers.  The two luckiest kids won Bus2alps two signature spring break trips: Spring Break Greece and The Northern Loop (Prague, Berlin, Amsterdam, Paris).  They certainly weren’t expecting to walk away with free spring break vacations either. “I can’t believe I won”, yelled a stoked Ryan of Kent State. “I never win anything…This is friggin awesome”.

The culinary delights of food and wine are a big reason many people come to Italy. With this in mind, Bus2alps teamed up with Il Gatto e la Volpe to offer students a giant family style dinner.  Over the course of the night “Fat John” and his waiters brought out tray after tray of mouth watering antipasti and delicious pastas. The wine flowed like water and soon enough the party continued next door to the adjoining bar.  Sophie Villani was the lucky one of the night, winning herself a free trip to Interlaken this coming weekend.  There’s always free trips on offer at Bus2alps events.

If you are in Florence and missed out on the pub crawl or welcome dinner, don’t despair as we’ll be running everything again in the coming weeks.

The next pub crawl will be Saturday 23rd January.  Meet at 8.00pm for an 8.30pm start, or 9.00pm for a 9.30pm start on the steps of the Duomo.

The next welcome dinner will Wednesday February 3rd. Come down to Il Gatto e la Volpe inbetween 8.15pm and 9.00pm to be seated.


Meanwhile in Rome things have also been popping as the students continue to roll into Bus2alps town. Bus2alps crew members Amanda and Dylan have been out on the town, partying with students in Campo de Fiori at all the big student bars.  The Scholar’s Lounge in continually packed with everyone watching sports and the Colosseum Pub Crawl was a night to remember.  Bus2alps have also struck up a special deal with the Colosseum Pub Crawl where our travellers get a better deal. Hit up [email protected] for more info.


Joey and Matty have Barcelona on lockdown and have been regulars on the Tapas/NFL/Clubbing circuits.  The weather may not have been kind to the students but spirits are high and everyone is settling into the Spanish way of life… “Manana…manana”.  In the coming weeks Bus2alps will launch a football night and get the Bus2alps Bike Tour started.  Free trips and prizes will be awarded at these events so stay tuned to make sure you don’t miss out.



This really is shaping up to be the best Bus2alps semester so far. We already have 100 students coming up to Interlaken this weekend (January 21st – 24th) from all our respective departure cities. Whilst competitors are struggling to fill buses, Bus2alps is ordering up extras – Proof that we are Europe’s No.1 student travel company. There’s another trip to Interlaken next week and the Venice Carnival and Munich Fruhlingsfest are fast approaching. Check out Bus2alps and get excited!

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