4.5 star rating: Recommended 35 Reviews

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  • Location: Bologna, Italy
  • Duration:  2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Take a private guided walking tour through the medieval market of Bologna and explore the history, art and traditions of the city and its famous food. With only a few hours to spare, it's the ideal way to savor the history, art and traditions of Bologna. You'll enjoy personalized attention from your professional guide on this gourmet walking tour.

Highlights

  • Private 2.5-hour tour of Bologna's gastronomic highlights
  • Visit a traditional bakery, pasta maker, mortadella shop, chocolate maker and osteria
  • Customize the tour to suit your own interests
  • Private English-speaking guide
  • Enjoy privileged, personalized attention from your guide on this private gastronomy walking tour

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What You Can Expect

Private Tour: Gourmet Walking Tour of Bologna - Pasta, Mortadella and Chocolate

Visit a Mortadella shop on your private tour!

You'll visit a traditional bakery, followed by a pasta maker where you'll learn about the production of Tortellini and Tagliatelle. Continue to Beccari's salsamenteria to discover the history of mortadella, from the third century BC right up until modern times.

The highlight of the tour is perhaps your visit to a traditional chocolate maker, where solid chocolate was invented! Your tour also includes a visit to a typical Bolognese osteria (restaurant), to discover the fun-loving side of Italy's oldest university.

This in-depth, hassle-free private tour is hosted by an English-speaking guide. Please list any special interests you have (art, architecture, history, culture) at the time of booking to alert your guide, so they can prepare for your private tour.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Bologna's history is not as self-evident as in some other tourist-destination cities in Italy, so having a good guide is especially important here. Gioco did a great job. Personable and considerate as well as deeply well-informed, he gave us a solid historical tour at the same time as we got to sample some wonderful food.

Ian W
United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

A superb overall guide to the history and of course the food of Bologna. Giacomo, our guide was extremely knowledgable and interesting, and even going to places we had been on our own the day before we learnt so much more. There was probably less about food than we were expecting, but that was fine, and tasting of gelato, chocolate and a superb antipasto lunch with wine rounded it off perfectly, recommended!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

Excellent tour. Very informative and friendly guide. Good value. If you are in Bologna don't miss it.

M/M J. Puorro, Boston USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2013

We were so fortunate to have our fantasic gude, Cecelia, all to ourselves for this charming, informative walking tour. We visited the open markets, ate cheese, breads, and mouth-watering carpaccio, saw the oldest wine store in all of Bologna, the chocolatiers, and made an unscheduled (and incredibly informative) dash through St. Dominic's because we had expressed our interest in seeing it, too. Such fun!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2013

Balda, our tour guide, was super! We could not have asked for a better tour. We had read many reviews that rated this tour highly, but complained that it was not quite the foodie tour they had expected. Well, for us it was a wonderful foodie tour - we saw all that we were promised, and tasted wonderful chocolate, cheese, meats, and wine. On top of this, we were also given a historical overview of the major sights in the Bologna city center.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2013

Excellent value for money!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2013

Better than could reasonably hope for at the price. Highly recommend.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2013

Luca was simply put- wonderful. He was most kind to my sister who needs to rest often. His knowledge and pride in Bologna was so obvious. Luca is a VERY fine representative of Bologna and Viator. We were just delighted;it was grand fun.
Regis Sloan Barbara Williams

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2013

This tour was one of the highlights of our two week vacation in Switserland and Italy. The tour guide exceeded our expecations and his knowledge of the subjects was the most fun part of the tour! We had to bring back samples of everything we sampled and I am happy to say the parmasian and vinigar made it through customs. My wife lived in Italy, but we somehow missed Bologna each time we took a trip aournd the country. I strongly recommend this tour to a novice or experienced traveller.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2012

The tour was excellant. It left you wanting to know much more about this ancient city. Our tour guide was wonderful. He went beyond expectations.

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