Happy Saint Patricks day!!
I’ve heard a lot of things about Bus2Alps, great things and terrible. I had never heard of it until some time last year when it suddenly was covering my social media. I didn’t actually mean to do a Bus2Alps trip but a friend of mine had someone drop out last minute from the trip and asked if I wanted to go with them. It was a wine tasting in Tuscany for only €90 (including 2 vineyards, lunch and transport).
With a price so great I couldn’t pass it up. I’ve also been wanting to explore more of Italy. I don’t want to end up at the end of my abroad and feel like I still don’t have at least a sense of what Italy is like. I am living her after all, I should get to know it. So this was an easy way to see some more of Italy.
It’s a day trip so we got a bit of an early start to the day which I didn’t mind, honestly, if I get enough sleep I love the morning. The guides we had were so sweet and very welcoming. Right off the bat, they made us feel comfortable. However, there were definitely some not so fun people on the trip, who showed up trashed at 7am (not a fan). The guide said it happened more often than you might think so just something to keep in mind for a tour like this.
The bus ride was kinda rough the seats were really uncomfortable but the view driving there was beautiful so it wasn’t horrible, it was about a 3hr drive. I honestly LOVE driving through Italy so much, because of all the mountains you get to see. On our way there I saw so many towns built into the sides of mountains. It all looked like a fairy tale, especially under the misty morning air. We started driving up the winding hills through vineyards to the town and it was so beautiful I pretty much spent the whole ride just looking out the window.
When we arrived at the first place we were greeted with an incredible view into a valley. It looked straight off a postcard. We did the wine tasting and got lunch. It was advertised as a “3-course meal” but really was just bread, pasta, and cookies. Which was good (not great) and I think too small to advertise as a 3-course meal, especially in Italy where a normal meal is a pasta/soup & salad to start then a protein of fish meat or cheeses as the main and a desert of some kind.
The second place we went to (Altesino) was honestly something out of a dream. They were a full-on vineyard and winery. Most of the photos I have on here are from there because it was just so beautiful. We also managed to somehow get the most perfect day ever, which is hard especially this time of year it seems to always be raining (at least in Rome). So it was pretty much impossible to take a bad picture.
Overall I am very happy I took the trip. It was a great experience and a lot of fun. I definitely don’t think that it’s something that you should pay for before looking at the cost of doing the same type of trip alone. For this trip, it was a lot less expensive than it would have been to get to Tuscany and do two wine tasting and tours on our own. If you’re looking to do some travelling on your own and are a girl especially this would be a great safe way for you to try out a sort of solo travelling experience.
If you’re interested here’s the link their site so you can check out all the trips yourself!.
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