Young and independent travellers looking for an alternative way to travel around Europe should check-out the Busabout Hop-on Hop-off network that covers 33 destinations in 9 European countries from the funky city of Amsterdam to the southern cities of Rome and Valencia, and loads in between.
Offering a flexible way to see the delights of Europe without bursting the budget Busabout Hop-on Hop-off allows travel from any city in the network at any pace. Travellers can stay as long as they like at each stop and once they have finished exploring can move onto the next destination, with coaches departing each city every two days during the season from May to October.
There are three passes available:
Flexitrip – offering the ultimate flexibility, this pass lets you just choose where you want to go and buy the number of corresponding flexistops to complete the trip. A flexistop is equal to one day onboard the coach. This pass is ideal for those that only have a rough travel plan as you can buy extra flexistops along the way. Price is from £349 per person (students from £335) based on travel to 6 destinations.
Loops – these passes let you focus on one region of Europe or cover the entire network. The route map has been decided into 3 sectors, each of which can be done on its own or combined for a fantastic adventure. Price is from £399per person (students from £385) based on travel up to 13 destinations depending on route.
One Ways – these are ‘off the shelf’ passes which cover popular routes such as the ‘Go West’, ‘Go Roman’ or ‘Sunseeker’ – travellers can take as long as they like doing the routes and don’t have to stop off at cities they have already been to. Price is from £479 per person (students from £454) based on travel to between12 and 20 destinations, depending on route.
Busabout’s network is a unique mix of independence and support where travellers can explore Europe at their own pace, but within the safety of the network which includes well-equipped coaches, guides on every coach and a ‘hostel to hostel’ service that drops travellers as close as possible to selected hostels, meaning they don’t have to lug their rucksacks across town.
Busabout also features nine Adventure tours including the Ibiza Island Hopper, Croatia Sailing and Morocco; seven of Europe’s most amazing Festivals including Pamplona, La Tomantina and Oktoberfest and nine Eastern European Treks – many of which can be combined with Busabout Hop-on Hop-off.
The following Christmas and New Year trips are currently up for grabs:
Christmas in Paris – 4 days for £349 – departing 24 December & including return coach travel from London & 3 night’s accommodation, highlights include Christmas Eve party & Christmas dinner plus a trip to the Palace of Versailles, a bike tour and river cruise
New Year in Amsterdam – 4 days for £369 – departing 30 December and including return coach travel from London & 3 night’s accommodation, highlights include welcome party, New Year’s Eve celebrations & canal cruise
Festive Party Trek from Krakow to Prague (& vice versa) – 11 days from £674through Czech Republic, Austria, Poland, Slovakia & Hungary – departing 22 December & including transport & 10 night’s accommodation. Highlights include skiing in the Polish Alps, New Year’s Eve in Prague, tour of Auschwitz and Birkenau & visiting the Vienna Schnapps Museum. Both treks meet on Boxing Day in Budapest for a massive party
Busabout Hop-on Hop-off is part of the Busabout, HAGGIS and Shamrocker collective. The 2012 Europe brochure is due out in November and will feature a number of exciting new destinations and tours.
The company started in 1998 when they first linked up the best cities and destinations in Europe with a commitment to the independent traveller to make their time, cash and experiences go further. By offering an alternative choice the company has remained dedicated to the freestyle for of travel and their unique hop-on hop-off flexible coach network.
This passion to explore the world, without it costing the Earth has developed over the years into the innovative Adventure tours, with experiences such island hopping in Greece and Croatia, trekking through Eastern Europe or discovering the ancient cultures of Egypt and Morocco.
Busabout is part of a small group of companies that share the same attitude. HAGGIS Adventures pioneered the budget backpacker experience in 1993 with their award-winning trips through Scotland, Cornwall and Wales with their passionate local guides.
In 1999, Shamrocker Adventures started running the same style of trips throughout Ireland with their equally world-famous 100% Irish guides.
For more information visit www.busabout.com
To book jump online, call 08450 267 514 or contact your local travel agent.