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  1. Bologna: Eat and Drink Like a Local Food Tour | GetYourGuide
  2. Bologna: Eat and Drink Like a Local Food Tour | GetYourGuide

    Tour Bologna with a local guide who is knowledgeable about the city's history and culture. To learn why the city is nicknamed as the "Fat One," visit the city's original marketplaces, pubs, and delicatessens.

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  3. 3-Hour Bologna Segway PT Authorized Tour | GetYourGuide
  4. 3-Hour Bologna Segway PT Authorized Tour | GetYourGuide

    Segway tours of Bologna are a great opportunity to see the city from a new perspective. Visit Piazza Minghetti, the Basilica di Santo Stefano, the Piazza della Mercanzia, and more in this medieval city's arcades and cloisters, as well as other historic sites.

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  5. From Bologna: Emilia Excellence Food Tour | GetYourGuide
  6. From Bologna: Emilia Excellence Food Tour | GetYourGuide

    Explore Emilian cuisine on a 7-hour tour that includes tasting and going behind the scenes. Take a tour of a dairy plant, a vinegar factory, and a winery. Come and enjoy wonderful Lambrusco wine and vinegar, as well as Parmesan Reggiano.

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  7. Bologna: Cathedral of San Petronio Tour & Panoramic Terrace | GetYourGuide
  8. Bologna: Cathedral of San Petronio Tour & Panoramic Terrace | GetYourGuide

    Visit Bologna's stunning Cathedral of San Petronio for an hour and a half. Get a bird's eye perspective of the city from the rooftop patio.

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  9. Bologna: Private Santo Stefano Tour with Food Tasting | GetYourGuide
  10. Bologna: Private Santo Stefano Tour with Food Tasting | GetYourGuide

    Check out Bologna's most famous landmark, the basilica of Santo Stefano. Learn about its fascinating history while admiring the structure's majesty. Relax after your tour with a sampling of some of the best local delicacies available.

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  11. Sanctuary of S. Luca with Train and Private Guide | GetYourGuide
  12. Sanctuary of S. Luca with Train and Private Guide | GetYourGuide

    Bologna, northern Italy's Sanctuary of the Madonna of San Luca basilica church. A forested hill, about 300 meters above the city, offers spectacular views.

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  13. Bologna: Secrets of the City Private Tour | GetYourGuide
  14. Bologna: Secrets of the City Private Tour | GetYourGuide

    Explore the city of Bologna in a new light. Find the greatest places to visit that aren't frequented by tourists. Try some of the local delicacies.

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  15. Bologna: Pasta & Tiramisu Cooking Class at Local Home | GetYourGuide
  16. Bologna: Pasta & Tiramisu Cooking Class at Local Home | GetYourGuide

    Learn how to make homemade pasta and tiramisu in the comfort of a local's home in Bologna.

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  17. From Bologna: Balsamic Vinegar, Pavarotti and Ferrari Tour | GetYourGuide
  18. From Bologna: Balsamic Vinegar, Pavarotti and Ferrari Tour | GetYourGuide

    Explore three of Italy's most popular exports: music, vehicles, and food. Visit the Ferrari Museum, Pavarotti's former residence, and a balsamic vinegar business.

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  19. Bologna: Italian Red Wine and Food Tasting | GetYourGuide
  20. Bologna: Italian Red Wine and Food Tasting | GetYourGuide

    The best Italian red wines are available for a private tasting in one of Bologna's finest venues. Learn how to create an authentic Italian toast while sipping on a special selection of red wines from all over Italy while mingling with the locals.

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  21. Bologna Airport: Private Transfer | GetYourGuide
  22. Bologna Airport: Private Transfer | GetYourGuide

    Enjoy a private transfer to the Guglielmo Marconi Airport in the city of Bologna. Plan beforehand and avoid the headaches of public transportation.

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  23. Bologna/Modena: Gastronomic Tour of the Parma Food Valley | GetYourGuide
  24. Bologna/Modena: Gastronomic Tour of the Parma Food Valley | GetYourGuide

    Visit Parma's food valley and learn about the making of Parmigiano Reggiano and Parma ham while you're there. While dining, take in the picturesque surroundings.

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  25. Bologna: FICO Ticket with Mortadella Class & Luna Farm | GetYourGuide
  26. Bologna: FICO Ticket with Mortadella Class & Luna Farm | GetYourGuide

    Visit Bologna's latest food-themed amusement park, FICO. All exhibitions are included, as is a one-hour Mortadella class.

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  27. Bologna: Clock Tower Audio Guide and Food Tasting | GetYourGuide
  28. Bologna: Clock Tower Audio Guide and Food Tasting | GetYourGuide

    Explore the Palazzo D'Accursio's art collection. Explore the city's clock tower and sample local delicacies while listening to an audio commentary.

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  29. Bologna: Private Walking Tour with a Guide | GetYourGuide
  30. Bologna: Private Walking Tour with a Guide | GetYourGuide

    Discover Bologna's awe-inspiring splendor on a walking tour. A knowledgeable tour can take you around the city's most popular sights, markets, and streets.

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  31. Bologna: E-Bike Guided Tour with Cheese and Wine Tasting | GetYourGuide
  32. Bologna: E-Bike Guided Tour with Cheese and Wine Tasting | GetYourGuide

    Nature and history enthusiasts can also enjoy an e-bike tour of the hills and gardens surrounding Bologna. While you're out and about, be sure to sample some of the area's best-known dairy and wine products.

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  33. Bologna: Private Foodie Tour with Tastings | GetYourGuide
  34. Bologna: Private Foodie Tour with Tastings | GetYourGuide

    Learn about Bologna's culinary tradition from a native. We will visit historic food markets and well-known artisanal food producers on a private walking tour led by your guide.

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  35. Venice: Day Trip to Verona with Optional Bologna Tour | GetYourGuide
  36. Venice: Day Trip to Verona with Optional Bologna Tour | GetYourGuide

    Visit Verona and Bologna on a day trip while you're in Venice to make the most of your time there. Take a train to both cities and join a walking tour of respective landmarks.

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  37. Family Day in Bologna, Your Way | GetYourGuide
  38. Family Day in Bologna, Your Way | GetYourGuide

    Begin by meeting a local Bolognese who has your interest in the same things you do and visit.

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  39. Bologna: Private and Personalised Walking Tour | GetYourGuide
  40. Bologna: Private and Personalised Walking Tour | GetYourGuide

    Book a tour with a local Bolognese to get a unique perspective on the city's most popular attractions. You'll get an insider's view of Bologna's greatest sights thanks to a private, personalized, and bespoke itinerary put together by your local guide.

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  41. Bologna Food Experience: Factory Visits with Gourmet Lunch and Wine Tasting
  42. Bologna Food Experience: Factory Visits with Gourmet Lunch and Wine Tasting

    Explore Bologna's famed food sector on a full-day gourmet trip. A tour of local factories and family-run producers will give you an inside look at some of Italy's most popular products, including Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, Modena balsamic vinegar, prosciutto, and wine. Throughout the tour, you'll have the opportunity to sample locally sourced, fresh items and indulge in a gourmet breakfast and an Italian lunch with wine pairings. What an excellent method for visitors of Emilia-Romagna to experience the region's culture and cuisine!


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  43. Bologna Food Tour from a local perspective
  44. Bologna Food Tour from a local perspective


    With a local guide, six stops at historic shops to sample local delicacies, such as tortellini, ragù, Parmigiano Reggio, Aceto Balsamico di Modena, mortadella, regional wine, and much more.. Along the trip, you'll see Bologna's most notable landmarks, the city's famous food market, and learn about the city's rich history.

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  45. Secret Food Tours Bologna w/ Private Tour Option
  46. Secret Food Tours Bologna w/ Private Tour Option


    Discover why Bologna is known as the "City of Gastronomy" by taking a culinary tour. With the help of an expert guide, you'll start the day with a hearty breakfast before moving on to savory treats like freshly-made pasta, vinegar-based sauces, cheeses, wines, and gelato. Learn about Bologna and its food history on a walking tour of the city between sampling. If you have specific dietary needs, let the local provider know in advance.

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  47. Ferrari Lamborghini Pagani Factory and Museum Day Tour from Bologna
  48. Ferrari Lamborghini Pagani Factory and Museum Day Tour from Bologna

    Some of Italy's most famous vehicle manufacturers are based in the Motor Valley, although getting between the plants and museums can be a bit cumbersome. This itinerary takes you to the Ferrari Museum, the Lamborghini Museum and Factory, and the Pagani Museum and Factory in Emilia Romagna while saving you hours of travel time. Stop for a bite to eat and sample the region's famous traditional balsamic vinegar.



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  49. Lamborghini and Ferrari Day Tour
  50. Lamborghini and Ferrari Day Tour


    This private, two-for-one visit of the Lamborghini and Ferrari museums gives you an insider's look at two of Italy's most famous vehicle producers. In addition to entry tickets to both attractions and a tour of the Ferrari racetrack and factory, tours include delicious all-inclusive lunch and private door-to-door transportation.

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  51. Stay Hungry Stay Bologna
  52. Stay Hungry Stay Bologna

    Get to know the culture and cuisine of the area you're visiting. You'll be able to take what you've learned back home to impress your loved ones with an authentic plate of homemade pasta. It's no secret that Bologna, Italy, is known for its homemade pasta. I'll demonstrate some of the techniques I learned from my grandmother, as well as a few of my own. For the finest tiramisu of your life, we will make fresh spaghetti from scratch. Along with this, I provide a special wine tasting with organically grown grapes from the north-east of Italy.

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  53. Black&Red Motor: Lambo Museum, Ferrari Factory Tour & Museum, Lunch, transport
  54. Black&Red Motor: Lambo Museum, Ferrari Factory Tour & Museum, Lunch, transport

    Visit the Lamborghini and Ferrari museums in Bologna for a day trip if you're in the mood for Italian supercars. The day tour includes round-trip transportation, pre-booked entry, and a private guide for both locations. You'll get a look at how things are made and witness displays of old cars and models. The factory tour of the Lamborghini plant has been postponed until August 2022.



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  55. Guided Walking Tour of the Historic Center of Bologna
  56. Guided Walking Tour of the Historic Center of Bologna

    This guided walking tour of Bologna covers the city's most important attractions in just a few hours. The Basilica of San Petronio and Fountain of Neptune, as well as the city's iconic twin medieval towers, are all worth seeing as you stroll through the UNESCO-listed porticoed Piazza Maggiore. You'll also learn about Bologna's rich history and world-famous cuisine along the way.



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  57. Private Bologna Tours by Locals, Highlights & Hidden Gems, Custom ★★★★★ 2022
  58. Private Bologna Tours by Locals, Highlights & Hidden Gems, Custom ★★★★★ 2022


    Follow one of our friendly hosts as they tour you the walled medieval city. You'll feel like you're touring piazzas and cobblestone streets with a buddy while you shop, admire the Due Torri, and eat gelato. Whether you wish to see Piazza Maggiore, San Petronio Church, Mercato di Mezzo, and Fontana di Nettuno, the day is yours. After booking, you'll receive a personality and interests questionnaire. Your responses will determine your host. Your host will offer an itinerary to show you the city's highlights. You'll also schedule a meeting. You can adjust your itinerary during the experience.

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  59. 2-Hour Guided Bike Tour of the City of Bologna 2022
  60. 2-Hour Guided Bike Tour of the City of Bologna 2022

    Bologna has so much to offer visitors! Our bikes are a great method for him to get about town and see some of the nicest sights. With a knowledgeable guide, you'll see the oldest university in the world, as well as the magnificent Piazza Maggiore, before making your way to the city's most famous landmark, the Two Towers of Pisa. A thrilling, one-of-a-kind, and pleasurable adventure awaits you on your devoted travel companion bicycle.


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  61. Private Transfer from Bologna (BLQ) Airport to Rávena
  62. Private Transfer from Bologna (BLQ) Airport to Rávena

    You don't have to worry about getting to your destination in Bologna (BLQ) Airport when you book a private transfer in advance (up to 8 people). When you arrive, you can avoid the huge taxi queues by renting a Premium car or minivan.


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  63. San Luca Experience Tour and Food Tasting
  64. San Luca Experience Tour and Food Tasting


    San Luca Basilica is a Bologna icon. A member of our staff will provide you a map and return train timetables at the meeting spot. This daily tour takes you on the San Luca Express, where audio guides in 10 languages inform you about the city until you reach the Basilica of San Luca. You can determine when to return by reading the map's timings. Staff will greet you and answer questions on board. On your return, enjoy 2 Bologna tastings in the old market.

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  65. Italian Wine Tasting on the Panoramic Terrace in Bologna
  66. Italian Wine Tasting on the Panoramic Terrace in Bologna

    Wines from Italy are known around the world. It will be even more enjoyable if you can have an Italian wine tasting on an exclusive rooftop terrace. It is impossible to forget the experience of seeing Bologna from the air, sampling world-class wines, and hearing fascinating anecdotes about the history of both wine and Bologna. Afterwards, local delicacies like cheeses and cured meats can be sampled.



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  67. Small-group Tortellini Class at a local's home with lunch or dinner in Bologna
  68. Small-group Tortellini Class at a local's home with lunch or dinner in Bologna

    If you visit Bologna, you must try the famed fresh tortellini! Learn pasta-making from a local. "Cesarine" is Italy's oldest network of home cooks. We grew up seeing our mothers and grandmothers create these foods every Sunday, and now we teach them to curious travelers like you. Cooking classes in our homes. Learn how to make an egg "fontana," knead elastic pasta dough, and stretch it until almost transparent. Learn and socialize over wine. After the cooking session, we eat our freshly produced pasta in an Italian-style home. Dessert, local wine, and cappuccino are included! Good food!



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  69. Bologna Food & Cultural Walking Tour
  70. Bologna Food & Cultural Walking Tour


    This walking tour was designed for those who wish to take in the sights of Bologna while also sampling the local delicacies like salumi, crescentine, and fine wine. In addition to Piazza Maggiore, Palazzo Daccursio and Via d'Azeglio are just few of the places you can see in Rome. As you go through the quadrilateral market, you'll be greeted by the scents of time-honored products that have stood the test of time. Definitely a must-see.

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  71. Bologna Literature Tour with a Local: 100% Personalized & Private
  72. Bologna Literature Tour with a Local: 100% Personalized & Private

    A three-hour personalized walking tour of Bologna will introduce you to the city via the prism of literature. Your local guide will lead you to the city's world-class libraries and lovely independent bookstores. Find out how the university library got its current location on an ancient archeological site, and take a tour of the city's distinctive sites where some of the city's best-known authors found inspiration. Bookworms, history buffs, and Italophiles will all appreciate the unique opportunity to take a private tour of the city.


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  73. Wine Degustation Ebrezze
  74. Wine Degustation Ebrezze

    Elegant, refined, and polished local; full explanations on the wine's distinctiveness and qualities; courteous, helpful personnel; meticulous selection of wines to represent our region's superiority.

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  75. Bologna Airport transfer
  76. Bologna Airport transfer

    Private Airport to Hotel Transfers in Bologna Transfers from the Hotel to the Airport in Bologna

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  77. Private City Kickstart Tour: Bologna
  78. Private City Kickstart Tour: Bologna

    Start off your visit in Bologna with a customized tour. In 90 minutes, a local guide will familiarize you with Bologna so you can enjoy your stay. Learn how to avoid the crowds in Piazza Santo Stefano and Ghetto Ebraico. What about that family-owned restaurant or hotspot? The local guides are skilled. This city starting tour avoids tourist pitfalls. City Kickstart Tours: Withlocals offers Bologna excursions in major cities worldwide. We employ local guides who are paid fairly. Small, non-intrusive groups help reduce overtourism and boost local economies. Our tours are carbon-neutral and off the beaten path.



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  79. Bologna City Red Bus and Food tasting
  80. Bologna City Red Bus and Food tasting

    Take a modern open-top bus tour of Bologna to see the city's landmarks and architectural wonders. Finally, savor a taste of the region's cuisine at an old-world marketplace. You may expect a warm greeting when you arrive at the designated meeting spot. The audio guides are available in one of several languages, and you can pick the one you like here. You'll be able to sample two local delicacies at the ancient market at the end of this unique tour!


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  81. Private Emilia Romagna Food Tour from Parma or Bologna
  82. Private Emilia Romagna Food Tour from Parma or Bologna

    Emilia Romagna may be Italy's best-known gastronomic region, but the country as a whole is famed for its delectable fare. In addition, this customized half or full-day food tour includes a sampling of the region's best culinary offerings. Decide if you want to drive alone or hire a driver to take you on this delicious excursion through one of Italy's most gourmet regions. In Parma, for example, visit a prosciutto producer and a Parmigiano cheese factory. Come hungry, because the Italian word for "excellent eater" is "buona forchetta." Learn about the history of balsamic vinegar on this full-day tour.

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What are guided tours?

Guided tours are all-inclusive group travel experiences often guided by a local travel guide and follow a set agenda for a particular tourist attraction or local activity. Several sightseeing guided tours, skip-the-line tickets for major tourist destinations, group day/night trips, food and wine tastings, and even airport transfers are available.

Should I use guided tours on my vacations?

Explore and experience your destination like a local.

Find hidden Gems! There are guided trips to locations and activities you had no idea existed!
See it all! Get personalized recommendations before and during your trip to experience all your destination has to offer. Experience your travel destination like a local. Uncover hidden Gems!

Avoid scams and pay better prices

It’s best to book your guided tours in advance from the comfort of your own home, then enjoy your trip when you’re overseas on holiday.

I have a tight budget, can I still buy a guided tour?

Whatever your budget, there is almost certainly a guided tour for you among the huge range available.

Save time, and Get the most out of your trip.

Finding local tours in your destination is a waste of your precious vacation time.

If you have a pre-planned trip itinerary, you know precisely what you’ll be experiencing on each day of your holiday.

Check reviews before buying a guided tour

Overwhelmed with options and unsure which guided tour to take? Check out other user reviews to see which activities are a better fit for you.

No risk to you. Free cancellation

For the majority of guided tours, you can change your mind and cancel your ticket without incurring any fees up to 24 hours before the activity’s start date. This is really beneficial if your travel plans change at the last minute.

Meet people all over the world, make new friends on your next vacation

It is nice to meet new people from all over the world in your guided tours!

Types of guided tours available for your vacation

Depending upon the city you are taking a trip to, there are just about any guide tours and activities for everybody. There are outdoor guided tours, water activities, Nature trails, Music celebrations, Local food trips, Workshops and Classes, Arts Performances, Hidden Gems exploration, beer or red wine drinking and tasting tours, exclusive TV & Movies tours, romantic couple trips, children’ activities, tours to Parks and Gardens, Island exploration trips, check out famous landmarks, Museum guided tours and tickets, Airport transfer services, Memorials for you to check out to under the local culture and history, go up Towers & viewing platforms to get a birds-eye view of the landscape, shopping trips, theaters and auditorium, stop by ports and harbors, sightseeing cruise, bikes for leasing, helicopter rides, ferry tickets, Jeep and SUV for rental, yacht services and sailboat leasing.