Here’s why you should do a hop-on hop-off Euro trip by yourself at least once in your life
So you want to slay Europe solo but not quite hundo P solo? Tell us about it. There’s nothing wrong with wanting the humblebrag that comes with going it alone AND still having a little help along the way. That’s where a Euro hop-on hop-off trip comes to the rescue. Here’s why a hop-on hop-off trip should be the #travelgoal you kick off next.
First reason is that Busabout has up To 15% off hop-on hop-off passes and select adventure trips, so that's kind of major.
The awesome peeps you’ll meet
Not gonna lie. It’s the peeps you meet that really make your trip. The ones you adventure with. Party with. Laze on shores with. And end up doing all the things that wind up forever in your memories (ie. on your Insta) with. With new travellers hopping on and off all the time, you get to meet sweet sidekicks left, right and center who’ll become lifelong friends in an instant.
It’s easy as (but you won’t be babied)
Just think. The buses (yep, they have Wi-Fi!) pick you up and drop you off. The hostels come recommended. Guides magically appear. There are optional excursions. Plus new travel buddies errywhere. Easy, right? But you can still do whatever the hell you want. You pay for the ‘transport’, you get so much more – if you want it.
Perfect for commitment-phobes
Arrived in Prague and love it too much to leave? Stay longer. Met an awesome new travel buddy and want to line up your dates? Do it. You’re never locked in – just wing it as you go! You can change your travel dates on the fly (just not within 24 hours of departure), kick off your trip at any point in the network and if you want, wander off on your own jaunt for a while then come back and keep doing the hop-on hop-off rounds whenever you fancy. Love. It.
The once-in-a-lifetime stops
Amsterdam. Berlin. Budapest. Paris. Barcelona... these are must-see-at-least-once-in-a-lifetime stops. From chugging down beers from massive steins in Munich to putting all that history class knowledge to the test in Rome, all the best stops you need to do are here.
To see places you’d never otherwise see
Know where Orvieto is? Heard of Grunau? There are still some hidden gems to be found along the way that you probably would have never otherwise considered. From getting off the beaten track in Switzerland for epic hikes and #adventuretimes to lazing by frothworthy lakes in Slovenia and sussing out cute Czech cities you never knew existed, life isn’t full of epic surprises more than when you’re hop-on hop-off.
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The crew know where it’s at
No, it’s not a ‘tour’. But there’s still a Busabout guide on every trip. Why? They’re there to be your go-to. They can answer all your Qs, help you check/change your itinerary and book you on day tours (= pub crawls galore) before you even step foot off the bus. They also have tonnes of expert level advice and local goss to get you in the know, stat.
The island hopping
You heard it. There's more to hop-on hop-off than on land. Every traveller needs to experience the sun-drenched bliss of an island-hopping sojourn. Ah, dem dreamy blue waters. Croatia, Turkey, Ibiza, the Greek Islands... they’re all best explored in a bikini, on deck, with a cool crew and cold brew on hand.
Save the $$$ for drinks
Because who doesn’t want more dranks? You can save some serious $$$ (+ more if you’re a student) travelling this way over tours or trains. That means more drinks equalling more fun times!
The #humblebragging rights
You’re an independant wo/man! You just slayed Europe on your own. The #humblebragging rights are all yours.
Time to get in on that 15% off hop-on hop-off pass now hey ;)
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