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Our Story

Founded by the team behind the award-winning student tour operator Bus2alps AG, 4.0 Tours provides custom travel solutions for education groups abroad that are unlike anything offered in the industry today. Since our inception in 2003 we have safely carried over 100,000 students to over 50 destinations across Europe and North Africa.

We are your trusted partner that works with you based on your program goals to develop a tour itinerary unique to your needs. Based in Interlaken, Switzerland and with team members throughout Europe, we are connected to an extensive network of partners and resources that enable us to create an experience that is exclusive to your group.

Whether you need recreational and cultural trip offerings for your students, or educational-focused tours to expand their abroad experiences outside the classroom, we have the experience and passion to construct and deliver a variety of programs year after year.




After completing a degree in education, Vanessa worked as a Special Education Consultant in New York. A love for travel sparked a move to Interlaken, Switzerland in 2006 and a career change soon followed. After working several seasons in the tourism industry guiding, Vanessa joined Bus2alps in 2008 and became Managing Director in 2013.





Account Manager

Born and raised in Florence, Italy, Leonardo studied Business & Management of Tourism Service at University of Florence. He then joined Bus2alps in 2009, and is now the Transportation Coordinator and  Italian Branch Manager. 







Katie completed her degree in Psychology in 2010, after which she worked as a sales and customer service representative for Gate 1 Travel based in Pennsylvania. In 2012, Katie began working for Bus2alps in Interlaken, Switzerland, and became the COO in 2014.






Senior Guides

Our staff is made up of former study abroad students and experienced travelers who know what it takes to make a great trip.  All trip leaders undergo extensive professional guide training, and are CPR BLS and First Aid certified.


                                                                                         4.0 is a sub-brand of Bus2alps and the B2A Group.

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