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Bologna: Red Bus City Tour and Local Food Tasting

1. Bologna: Red Bus City Tour and Local Food Tasting

Discover Bologna in comfort via an open top bus, enabling you to admire and photograph all the major attractions of the city.  Upon arriving at the meeting point, staff will welcome you onboard. Choose from an audioguide available in 10 different languages to learn more about the specific landmarks as well as the general history of the city. You will then journey across the city, capturing views of some of the most famous points of interest. Hop on and off at your leisure at some popular spots such as: • Basilica San Petronio • Palazzo dei Notai • Palazzo Comunale • Palazzo di Re Enzo • Palazzo del Podestà, • Tower of Asinelli and Garisenda • Museo Civico Archeologico • Archiginnasio • Palazzo Bevilacqua • Porta Saragozza • Palazzo Bentivoglio • Fontana del Nettuno • Teatro Comunale. After the tour, enjoy a food tour in a historical market in Bologna, where you will try local delicacies.

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Ferrari Full Day

2. Ferrari Full Day

Spend a full day discovering the world of Ferrari. The tour includes visits to several museums and lunch at a farm. Begin the tour with a pickup at your hotel. Then, depart for Maranello, where you will go to visit the Ferrari Museum. Afterwards, have a guided tour by bus from the factory and the Fiorano track before enjoying lunch at a Farmhouse near Maranello. Visit the Casa Enzo Ferrari Museum in Modena and then return back.

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Best of Italy: 5-Day Escorted Tour from Rome

3. Best of Italy: 5-Day Escorted Tour from Rome

Over the course of five days, visit the most enchanting locations of Italy, soaking up art, culture, cuisine and the famous Italian romance. Led by a friendly guide, depart from Rome and visit Assisi, Siena, Florence, Pisa, Bologna, Padova, Venice and Montepulciano. See masterpieces from the likes of Michelangelo, Giotto, and Cimabue. Roam ancient cobbled streets, marvel at magnificent cathedrals, and taste delightful wines. This tour aims to inform and entertain you at the same time. Staying in comfy accommodation and traveling by deluxe bus, touring Italy couldn’t be easier. With 4 meals provided for you, plus an excellent itinerary and knowledgeable guides, sit back, relax and "get Italian". Day 1 Depart from Rome at 7:15 AM heading towards Assisi. Explore this tiny town dating back to the Middle Ages. Visit the Basilica of St. Francis and see works by Giotto and Cimabue. Afterwards drive towards Siena, whose highlight is Piazza del Campo. Continue to Florence where you will check in at your hotel before enjoying dinner (included) and a well-deserved night of rest. Day 2: Florence After breakfast, spend the day exploring Florence, the cradle of the Renaissance. Visit the Duomo, the Campanile Tower, Palazzo Vecchio and the Basilica of Santa Croce. Lunch (for free) in a typical Tuscan restaurant in Piazza Santa Croce. In the afternoon, wander the cobbled streets or take a short, optional trip to Pisa where you could enjoy a tour of the Square of Miracles, the Leaning Tower and the Duomo. Dinner is at your leisure. Back in Florence rest in your hotel and recharge your batteries for the next day. Day 3 Depart for Bologna after breakfast in Florence. Wander through the city’s 38 kilometers' worth of elegant arcades, for which it is famous. From Piazza Malpighi, walk to Piazza del Nettuno and Piazza Maggiore in the heart of the city. In the afternoon, continue towards Padova, with its original Sant’Antonio Basilica. Later, you will arrive in Venice, famous for its quaint gondola boats and intricate architecture. Check in at your hotel and enjoy your first Venetian dinner (included) and overnight stay. Day 4: Venice Hit the water and board a private waterbus to enjoy a cruise through the canals of Venice. Stop off at Murano to learn about the ancient art of glass blowing. Continue on to St. Mark’s Square for an exterior visit of the splendid cathedral. See the Doge Palace and the Bridge of Sighs. Spend the afternoon roaming along Venice’s canals at your leisure and then return to the hotel for an overnight stay. Day 5 After breakfast, departure from Piazzale Roma heading to Tuscany, world-known for its landscapes, its churches, castles and its delicious wines. Proceed to Val di Chiana with a stop in Montepulciano, a medieval town rich in history and art. Known for its “Noble” wine, on purchase in local wine houses, Montepulciano also hosts an annual jazz and wine festival every July. Lunch in a typical restaurant included! Spend the afternoon discovering Montepulciano at your own pace, enjoying free wine tastings in many wine shops and free time for shopping. In the evening, you will arrive in Rome, where the tour ends.

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From Bologna: Balsamic Vinegar, Pavarotti and Ferrari Tour

4. From Bologna: Balsamic Vinegar, Pavarotti and Ferrari Tour

Experience the best of Modena on this day tour which showcases 3 of the region's best products. Start your tour with a visit to the home of the great maestro Luciano Pavarotti. Enjoy a tour of his house, which has now been converted into a museum. Visit the rooms where he lived and discover more about his life and times. Next, head to the Ferrari Museum in Maranello. Live the Prancing Horse dream firsthand as you wander around the various exhibitions dedicated to the iconic racing car. Get travel back in time as you explore the racecar's exhilarating history. Finally, discover the history and ancient tradition of the famous "black gold" of Modena with a guided tour of a balsamic vinegar factory. After your tour, enjoy some tastings paired with delicious local delicacies. On the way back to Bologna, stop for lunch at a countryside farmhouse.

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From Bologna: Emilia Excellence Food Tour

5. From Bologna: Emilia Excellence Food Tour

Learn about the production of gastronomic excellence in Emilia on a unique day trip from Bologna. Tour local factories and family-run producers for a look behind the scenes at the creation of products appreciated all over the world, including Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, balsamic vinegar of Modena, and Lambrusco and Pignoletto wine. Begin with an 8:00 AM pickup from your hotel in Bologna and head toward a dairy production site via a private transfer. Once there, tour the grounds with a guide and learn about the production of the world's favorite cheese, Parmigiano Reggiano. Snack on a sample of the delicious creation before heading to Acetaia, where you'll see how the traditional balsamic vinegar of Modena is made. Taste some of the "gold of Modena".  Transfer to a wine cellar, where you'll hear about the work that goes behind creating the delicious Lambrusco and Pignoletto wines. Taste some of this local treat and then cap the tour off with a light lunch in a traditional Italian restaurant. Return to your hotel in Bologna around 2:30 PM.

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Transfer between Florence and Venice with Sightseeing Stops

6. Transfer between Florence and Venice with Sightseeing Stops

Choose this ideal way to transfer between the popular Italian destinations of Florence and Venice. Travel at a pace that ensures an enjoyable journey through scenic landscapes and discover another corner of Italy on the way. On this 6-hour transfer you’ll travel by deluxe car or van with a professional English-speaking driver/guide. You’ll get helpful insights on the places you decide to visit. You can visit any point of interest along the way, with up to a 3-hour stop. Some of the suggested stops on this transfer are Bologna, Ferrara, Padova, or Ravenna. All of these popular cities are appealing for their history, culture, and culinary offerings. There will be time for lunch at local restaurant before continuing on to your final destination. The transfer can begin at either Florence or Venice and the service is door-to-door.

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Bologna: Verona & Valpolicella Day Trip with Winery Lunch

7. Bologna: Verona & Valpolicella Day Trip with Winery Lunch

Experience the magic of Verona on a day trip from Bologna. Follow you guide on a tour of this ancient city. Head to the verdant countryside in Valpolicella for a tour of a wine cellar. Excite your palate with a delectable lunch and a wine tasting experience.  Be picked up by your guide in Bologna. Sit back and relax on the drive to Verona. Let your guide show you around Verona. See the top sights and some hidden gems before heading to the vineyards of Valpolicella. Find out about the winemaking process as your guide takes you into a historic wine cellar. Savor three distinct local wines. Sample a rich, dry Amarone wine which one of the red wines that the region is known for. Have a light lunch before returning to Bologna.  

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From Bologna and Modena: Chianti Experience with Lunch

8. From Bologna and Modena: Chianti Experience with Lunch

Start with pickup at your hotel in either Bologna or Modena. Travel to the hills to the south and west of Bologna, which have been used for wine production for many centuries. With varying soils and microclimates, the wines produced here are remarkably varied. Enjoy the natural beauty of the region and visit 2 different producers of local wines. After sampling the various wines grown in the region, enjoy a lunch in a typical trattoria, made with fresh local products. Following your discovery of the Bologna hills, be returned to your accommodation.

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From Rome: Guided Day Trip to Bologna

9. From Rome: Guided Day Trip to Bologna

Bologna is home to the oldest university in the Western world, and is known for its lavish porticoed walkways and squares, its fascinating medieval center and its bustling night life. The city is also one of Italy's food capitals: great pasta such as tagliatelle, lasagne, tortellini as well as delicacies such as Parmesan Cheese, Balsamic Vinegar and some of the finest cured meats in Italy hail from Bologna and the surrounding Emilia Romagna region. All this makes Bologna a perfect destination off the beaten path for the savvy traveller. With your guide, wander under the ancient porticoes and discover architectural masterpieces from a long forgotten past, all while tasting amazing local delicacies from time to time. It could be one of the major highlights of your Italian trip! You will leave Rome in the early morning when your driver will pick up you at your accommodation and you will be back there in the same evening! An expert local guide will stay with you to show all the secrets of this beautiful little treasure in the middle of Italy.

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What people are saying about Bologna

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 136 reviews

Very nice experience with a nice bus ride in Bologna for a good hour with explanations on the history of the city very interesting. Quatd at the tastings, it's perfect; they are real dishes, delicious and in perfectly chosen places! I recommend !

Clara did a very good job leading a rather large group of 39 travelers. The hotels were very nice especially breakfast at the Mediterranean Hotel. The Hotel Delfino in Venice was a respectable property but the breakfast a bit to be desired.

A great way to see some of Italy's finest attractions.

Our tour rep,, Clara, was exceptionally patient and knowledgeable. Nothing was too much trouble. We really enjoyed this Italian adventure......

had an excellent time. great knowledgeable guide and driver antonio is very professional. hotel and food at delfino-mestre should be improved.

People are friendly, really nice driver on everything. Really to try absolutely