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Grand Day Trip around Copenhagen

It's all castles and cathedrals. Head out of Copenhagen for the day on this guided small-group tour, visiting UNESCO World Heritage-listed Kronborg Castle, the sitting for Shakespeare's Hamlet, and then Frederiksborg Castle, the largest Renaissance-era castle in Scandinavia. After a tour of the fortresses head to stunning Roskilde Cathedral, the burial spot for numerous kings and queens. Finally, finish the tour at the Viking Ship Museum. This small-group tour is limited to just 16 people or fewer.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
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Italian Food and Museo Ferrari Small Group Tour from Bologna Including Gourmet Lunch

Combine culinary and car with this action-packed day-long tour of Italy's Emilia-Romagna region. Ride via minivan from the center of Bologna to the production centers of some of the area's most delicious and beloved treats: Parmesan cheese, balsamic vinegar and prosciutto. After sampling some of the edible delights, travel to the Ferrari Museum in Maranello where you can indulge yourself in the history of the prestigious car company and even test drive one (at own expense). Later, tuck into a four-course lunch. This small-group tour is limited to just 19 participants, ensuring extra attention from the guide.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Private Day Trips

Private Ravenna Tour with Transport from Bologna

Check out the sights of Ravenna on a private day trip from Bologna. Traveling with your own personal guide, you'll spend half a day in Ravenna, a city loved for its UNESCO World Heritage Sites and its wealth of architecture and mosaics. Learn of its Byzantine and Roman history as you explore, and discover areas such as Piazza del Popolo and the so-called Dante enclave.
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours
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Food and Wine Tour: Parmesan, cooking lesson, lunch, wine tasting

A tasting tour to discover authentic flavors: you'll see up close how Parmigiano Reggiano is made in a mountain dairy, observing the processing and maturing of this fine cheese; you will take part in a cooking class, discover traditional recipes and have lunch with the excellence of the territory; you will witness the milling of the flour in an ancient water mill and you will taste the freshly baked delicacies; end the day with a tasting of excellent organic wine in a local winery. A comfortable minivan, an expert guide and the taste buds ready to get excited.
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours

Cultural Tours

LAMBORGHINI: MUSEUM AND FACTORY

Car enthusiasts will love this auto-focused tour of the Lamborghini Museum and factory from Bologna. Enjoy private round-trip transportation from Bologna, arriving at the museum to peruse the museum, the boutique, and see the building of cars on the factory floor.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Cook Like locals in Bologna

Do you wish to have your hands-on? If you like to live an authentic culinary experience and spend few hours having fun and learning some secrets about Italian food in a real Italian kitchen, come and cook with us.Join me on this one of a kind Italian cooking experience in Bologna. From market to plate, you’ll learn how to cook a traditional Italian dinner from scratch. The best part of it all? You’ll get to eat your dinner after you made it!
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Train and Bike Day Tour from Bologna: Vineyards and Fortresses

Explore the countryside outside Bologna on a self-guided bike tour with train transport. Take in the natural beauty of the Emilia-Romagna region, home to rolling, vineyard-covered hills, and visit the towns of Bazzano and Vignola to see fortresses and other historical sites from the Middle Ages. This is a great way to enjoy a day of sightseeing at your own pace and get a little exercise, too.
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  • 1 day
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  • 1 day

Historical & Heritage Tours

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Trekking in the Historical Park of Monte Sole. Departure from Bologna.

You will cross the river on an old suspension bridge. You will follow a country road that will take you to an ancient Romanesque church. You will ascend along fields and vineyards to the top of the mountain, from which you can enjoy a splendid panorama. You will walk among woods, abandoned villages and suggestive places of memory. A trek that will make you live a day in the open air amidst the charm of history and the wonder of nature, accompanied by an expert environmental hiking guide who will tell you the secrets of these places.Medium levelLength: 15 kmDifference in altitude: +650, -650Actual path: 4 hours
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours
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Food Tours

Small-group Italian Food and Wine Tour with Gourmet Lunch from Verona

Immerse yourself in the food, wine, and cuisine of Bologna on a full-day food tour from Verona with a guide that's passionate about Italian culinary traditions. Learn about the history and production of Parmesan, prosciutto, balsamic vinegar, and wine, with tastings and each location. This 12-hour, small-group culinary tour includes round-trip high speed train tickets from Verona, a guided tour of Bologna, four tours and tastings, and a six-course traditional lunch accompanied by locally-made wine.
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  • 12 hours
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  • 12 hours
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Cultural Tours

Dinner with a Bolognese Local

Discover why Italians call Bologna “La Grassa” (the fat one) on a 100% personalized private food experience with a local host hand-picked to suit your interests. Experience the city’s decadent cuisine and Emilia-Romagna’s fantastic produce as you share antipasti followed by two courses and two drinks per person at an authentic restaurant locals love. Leave with insider foodie tips to see you through your stay.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Day Trip to Modena

Take the train from Bologna to explore the historic town of Modena with a local host. Visit landmarks including the Piazza Grande, which together with Modena Cathedral and Torre Civica hold UNESCO World Heritage Site status. Have lunch at a local restaurant that fits your style and budget, sampling the balsamic vinegar and Lambrusco wine the region is famous for. The experience is completely customized to your interests.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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A Day in Bologna, Your Way

Experience Bologna your way on a custom private 8-hour tour. A bespoke itinerary is created just for you, based on your unique interests. Visit iconic attractions, like Piazza Maggiore and the Fountain of Neptune, or discover the hidden corners of a particular neighborhood. Whatever you decide, your Bolognese guide is with you every step of the way. Leave with exclusive recommendations on things to see, do, and eat with the rest of your trip.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Secret Food Tours Bologna

Treat your hungry self to a food tour of Bologna, and discover why the city is known for its love of gastronomy. With a local guide, you’ll savor breakfast, then sample fresh pasta, balsamic vinegar, cheese, wine, gelato, and even a secret dish—to be revealed on the tour. Explore the city by foot in between tastings, and learn about Bologna and its food heritage through the tour. Just let the local supplier know in advance if you have special dietary requirements.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours

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Historic Tour of Ferrara

One of the jewels of the Emilia-Romagna region, the UNESCO-listed city of Ferrara is famous for its lavish architecture. Get up close and personal with the city and its sights on an immersive bike tour. Explore the banks of the River Po, see the moated Castello Estense, discover the Ferrara Cathedral, and learn about the ruling Este dynasty, who made Ferrara a major capital of Renaissance Europe.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours
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Train and Bike Day Tour to Marconi's Villa and Thermal Baths from Bologna

Explore the Reno Valley by bike on a self-guided tour that includes round-trip train tickets from Bologna. Cycle with the folding bike, taking in villages such as Sasso Marconi, Porretta Terme, and Valsamoggia, which are known for medieval castles, vineyards, thermal spas, hiking trails, and delicious food. Simply start at a central meeting point, where the staff outfits you with the bike, train tickets, lunch voucher, and admission tickets for a museum and hot springs.
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours
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Tour Rocchetta Mattei and villages of the Apennines: history, art, culture and religion

An itinerary to discover some of the historical and artistic excellence of the Bologna Apennines. A walk inside the Borgo La Scola, where time seems to have stopped; a visit to the Sanctuary of Montovolo, in which religion and history meet; the spectacular scenery of the Sasso di Vigo; the astonishing beauty of Rocchetta Mattei, the mysterious castle with an exotic character. A tour to be experienced, accompanied by an expert guide, without giving up an excellent lunch with local products.
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours

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E-Bike tour between mountains and lakes. Departure from Bologna.

An e-bike tour between nature and history. This route with pedal assisted bicycle will immerse you in nature along the roads and paths of the Bolognese Apennines. You will be able to capture the beauty of the Suviana and Brasimone lakes, enjoy a lunch with traditional mountain products, explore the scenery of old villages. On the way back you'll find yourself at the foot of the Rocchetta Mattei. Let's explore the Apennines together by e-bike.Medium levelLength: 60 kmDifference in altitude: +650, -650Effective ride: 4 hours
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours
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Wine Tasting & Winery Tours

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Organic Wine & Shopping tour from Bologna

This is an interesting wine and shopping tour. Your driver will wait for you at your hotel at 9.30am. You will be brought to the Castel Guelfo Outlet, where shopping, entertainment and relaxation combine to satisfy your desires. Men's, women's and children's clothing, sportswear, accessories and cosmetics.At noon you'll meet the driver again and go to the next step..the wine experience! After 15 minutes drive you'll have a special organic winery waiting for you! With this tour you will find a family owned winery in its 5th Generation that produces organic wine.At the end of the tour ... an unlimited tasting! No fixed number of glasses, you choose! You will also have a special 5 course lunch or dinner. You'll taste 2 different types of fresh handmade pasta, one main course with organic vegetables and a delicious dessert. At the end of the lunch the driver will bring you back to Bologna (45 minutes drive)
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours
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Trekking on the Apennine trails. Departure from Bologna.

A day in the open air that will allow you to get in touch with the most authentic Apennines: old mule tracks and mountain paths, cultivated fields and woods, medieval villages and tower houses, streams and waterfalls. You will walk along a varied and suitable route for everyone, crossing a nature of great beauty where you will find the testimonies of the rural civilization that for centuries has animated these mountains: old farmhouses, ancient water mills, small votive chapels and farms. At lunch you can taste typical local products.Level: EasyLength: 11 kmDifference in altitude: +500, -500Actual path: 3 hours
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Snap Like Locals in Bologna

A photo walking tour with our professional photographer. Charge your camera and get ready to capture the secrets of Bologna while learning not just about its history, but also some tricks of the trade from your guide –  an expert in photography. Explore the most picturesque corners of this enchanting city with us, and be inspired to capture its beauty in your own unique pictures. We will help you to get the best shots of the endless colours and shapes of the town where you are surrounded by breathtaking art and authentic beauty every step of the way.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours
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Vegan Food Experience in La Grassa

You’ll join one of our friendly hosts and explore the plant-based side of Bologna, which few visitors taste! Begin your experience by strolling through the Botanical Gardens, getting a feel for the indigenous plants that grow there. Afterward, you might like to try out one of the innovative vegan bistros in the city, like Botanica Lab or Centro Natura. All dishes are made with fresh, seasonal products and will suit all tastes.Within 24 hours after booking you'll receive a short questionnaire about your personality and interests. Based on your responses, you'll be assigned a like-minded host. Your host will communicate with you directly to suggest an itinerary to help you discover what makes the city unique. You will also agree on a meeting time and place. Your itinerary is flexible, so during the experience, you can always change your mind about what you want to do.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Cooking Classes

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10day all-inclusive culinary experience Bologna & Tuscany with a personal chef

I’m Stefano Corvucci and I will take you on a journey to the places where the traditional Italian dishes were born. During this trip you will learn about an unimaginable variety of seasonal local ingredients, and you will become an expert in their selection. I will entertain you by showing and explaining everything I have learned during my gourmet life, revealing the treasures of my homeland and its gastronomic secrets. We will try the original recipes from Pellegrino Artusi cookbook.In 10 Days you’ll discover the beautiful regions of Emilia Romagna, Veneto, Tuscany, Umbria and Marche.WHAT'S INCLUDED:* Five Star Accomodations;* 3 Days in Bologna;* 3 Days in the Lake Garda (Veneto) and Venice;* 3 Days in Tuscany, Apennines Mountains and Montefeltro;* 1 Day in Ravenna;* Private Cooking lessons everyday in different locations;* 2 Wines a Day;* 1 Champagne a Day;* Visiting local farmers, wine cellars and markets;* Visiting Towns and Villages out of the beaten routes;
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  • 10 days
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  • 10 days
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Historical & Heritage Tours

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Tour of Marzabotto, Etruscan city and Monte Sole. Departure from Bologna.

An itinerary to discover one of the most suggestive and interesting places in the Bolognese Apennines. A visit to the Pieve di San Lorenzo, where the perfection of Romanesque architecture shows itself in all its splendor; a walk along the Reno river, one of the most important rivers in the region; the Aria Museum, to discover the remains of the ancient Etruscan city of Kainua; the Historical Park of Monte Sole, an enchanting natural reserve and a symbol of Italian history; the solemn Memorial to the Fallen, felt monument to memory.
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours

Day Trips

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7day all-inclusive culinary experience Bologna & Tuscany with a personal chef

Unlock the secrets to Italian cuisine with this 7 day all inclusive tour in Northern Italy with your own personal chef.Visit local farmers, wine cellars and markets;Visit to the Sanctuary of La Verna (Tuscany) founded by St. Francis of Assisi: here you'll admire the beautiful works of lead-glazed terracotta by Andrea Della Robbia;Visit to Borgo San Sepolcro (Tuscany), home of the painter Piero della Francesca, where you will visit the local museum with frescoes of the Resurrection of Christ and the Polyptych of the Misericordia;Visit to Monterchi (Tuscany) where you will admire Piero della Franceasca's Madonna del Parto;Sant'Agata Feltria, Pennabilli, Monte Fumaiolo are just some of the dozens of welcoming towns and villages where art mixes with food, natural beauty and tradition, creating an intimate charm for those who visit;
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  • 7 days
  • Free Cancellation
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