Bologna Food Walking Tour - Reviews

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Anna C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2017

I took this tour with my sister and boyfriend while we were in Bologna for the day back in early July. We were in a group of 10 people. We met our tour guide at the tourist office as this is a tour run by the city. We made our first stop of the day at the chocolatier to try some samples. We walked through the markets of the city and visited different meat shops and learned about the specialties of the Emilia-Romagna region. We ended the tour with the wine, meat, and cheese tasting in an indoor market. I thought our guide did an excellent job of explaining the foods of the region and answering questions from the group. I would recommend this tour! We had people of various ages in our tour, so I think that the whole family could do it. If anything, it's a lot of walking and a long tour, but the guide made sure to go at a slower pace and keep the group together.

Tim M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2017

Amazing tour and such a great price as well. The food and wine at the end were delicious. I was almost surprised it was only 25 euro. Don't even consider not doing it!

haclarke48

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2016

When I did this tour, there were only three of us in the group, so we had very personalised attention. Gerardine, the guide, was pleasant and knowledgable, taking time to point out major buildings, food establishments and other features of Bologna as we walked around for over 2 hours. We tasted delicious Majani chocolates in their shop, and then went on to the market where we learnt of many of the regional food specialties. The tour finished with a generous tasting in a shop/restaurant of antipasti with a glass of wine. I enjoyed the tour and would highly recommend it.

Jason D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2016

This tour was much better than I expected. We visited a chocolate store where we tried various chocolates, and then went to a salumeria where we were each given a tagliere breadboard of various meats and cheeses with wine. It was enough for a meal. Afterwards we went to a gelato place which was one of the best gelatos I've tasted. They gave us a coupon for a free coffee at another place in Bologna, but I was not able to use it because of their hours. It would have been nice if we could have stopped there during the tour instead. The tour guide was very knowledgeable. This was a really good way to get an overview of the city before going out to explore on your own.

Ramona F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2016

Good and delicious tour! Walking around with an expert local. Great way to enjoy and learn.

Camille R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2016

Gloria was an excellent guide! I was working on a school project and she was very patient when I asked for spellings, names of places, and questions! Would definitely recommend this tour to anyone!

Richard P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

Bologna over delivers. After Rome, it was relaxing...not too crowded. Great shopping. Beautiful architecture.
The covered porticos were perfect for a rainy day. The market was exceptional and the food and wine at the end was fun.

Mary Ann M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

Gloria was a terrific guide. We learned a great deal and enjoyed her very pleasant personality. The two places we had tastings were winners. Thanks for a great experience.

Gary H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

Excellent Tour! Bologna is a fantastic food town and this tour provides a great introduction to the many food purveyors in the vicinity of the Piazza Maggiore. Our guide was very knowledgeable and did a great job of explaining everything we were seeing and tasting. I'd also like to put in a good word for the folks at the Bologna Welcome office the tour meeting point. We arrived late as we had trouble finding the office, and our tour group had already departed. A gentleman at the desk called our tour guide to find out where he was at the moment, and then personally walked us over to join the group. Much appreciated! Tip: Allow yourself some extra time to find the Welcome Office as it is somewhat hidden and not immediately visible from the piazza. In any event, the tour is a great value and a nice way to spend a couple of hours learning about Bologna's culinary riches. Highly recommended!

tmbgrock

4 star rating: Recommended
January 2018

The guide was knowledgeable and the food was excellent. I would have liked more stops to sample food.

Claudia S

4 star rating: Recommended
October 2017

It was good. We did some chocolate from the oldest chocolatier and cold cuts/wine from one of the market restaurant tasting.
Due to the size of the group, sometimes it was hard to see what the guide was showing while she was talking.

Robin R

4 star rating: Recommended
April 2017

The tour was fine, the guide was alright...not the very best we have had but we enjoyed it. The people in the pastry shop were awesome and that was the best part. I would take it again or recommend it.

Robin R

4 star rating: Recommended
April 2017

The tour was fine, the guide was alright...not the very best we have had but we enjoyed it. The people in the pastry shop were awesome and that was the best part. I would take it again or recommend it.

MICHAEL L

3 star rating: Worth doing
October 2017

Tour was ok. Maybe because the tour was unavailable until Fri and we had sourced and read most of most of what was said. Difficult to hear with Fri eve traffic noise and ear phones ,we got ,had only 1 ear connection. Probably fine if it was available on the First day in Bologna. The tastings were harmless.

Ray P

3 star rating: Worth doing
October 2016

A vg introduction to food in Bologna. Started out at a chocolate shop and received generous tastings, though felt we stayed this establishment a little too long. A nice serve of freshest cheeses and meats and wine to wash it down at another outdoor trattoria provided a light lunch. As we wondered the streets the guide pointed out places of interest. Finished the tour with being provided a couple vouchers to use as we liked A coffee and gelato voucher. If you are thinking about doing this tour it is best to do this when you first arrive as we had already wondered around the food market halls so knew lots stuff already. I also think perhaps the tour should include a pasta tasting as Bologna is all about pasta.

GENE G

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better
December 2017

The experience failed to meet my expectations. I would have preferred an English only group. The tour seemed rushed. I would not recommend it.

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