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Top 5 tours in Bologna
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1Highlights & Hidden Gems of Bologna3 hours • city highlight toursExploreFrom €65.87 per person
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2The 10 Tastings of Bologna3 hours • food toursExploreFrom €81.39 per person
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3Drinks & Bites in Bologna Tour2.5 hours • food toursExploreFrom €71.36 per person
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4City Kickstart Tour: Bologna2 hours • city highlight toursExploreFrom €23.85 per person
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5City Discovery: Modena Day Trip4 hours • day tripsExploreFrom €84.04 per person
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- Choose your local4.8 242 reviews3 hours • city highlight toursfrom €65.87 per person
- Choose your local4.7 310 reviews3 hours • food toursfrom €81.39 per person
- Choose your local4.8 321 reviews2.5 hours • food toursfrom €71.36 per person
- Choose your local4.8 233 reviews2 hours • city highlight toursfrom €23.85 per person
- Choose your local4.9 132 reviews4 hours • day tripsfrom €84.04 per person
- Choose your local4.8 194 reviews3 hours • city highlight toursfrom €71.93 per person
- With Sarah5.0 63 reviews2 hours • skip the line toursfrom €46 per person
- Choose your local4.7 192 reviews2 hours • food toursfrom €52.21 per person
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- Choose your local4.8 175 reviews7 hours • day tripsfrom €171 per person
- With Sarah5.0 63 reviews7 hours • wine & beer toursfrom €152 per person
- With Sarah5.0 63 reviews3 hours • wine & beer toursfrom €74 per person
- With Paolo5.0 58 reviews3 hours • city highlight toursfrom €294 per person
- With Riccardo5.0 33 reviews5 hours • city highlight toursfrom €82.35 per person
- With Isadora5.0 14 reviews3 hours • night toursfrom €90 per person
- With Benedetta5.0 10 reviews2 hours • food toursfrom €58.82 per person
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Marco exceeded our expections
"This was our first time in Bologna and our first experience using WithLocals. Marco was courteous, knowledgeable, on-time and funny. As a former basketball professional he has traveled all over the world and speaks excellent English. He did a great job showing us many great restaurants and having us sample a wide variety of the specialties Bologna has to offer. We especially liked that he was able to cater the tour to suit our tastes and pointed out great spots for us to visit later. We were very happy with our choice of Marco and highly recommend him. "GinaAbout local MarcoBologna, September 2023
Food, history, and more
"What a lovely tour we had with Giuseppe! He is friendly, caring, and knowledgeable, sharing interesting information about the food and the area we walked through. The food choices were wonderful- best lasagna and gelato ever!"LeslieAbout local GIUSEPPEBologna, September 2023
Great tour with Giuseppe
"We would highly recommend touring with Giuseppe. He was so warm and welcoming and was full of great information. All of the food that we tasted was so delicious and it gave us a great overview of the flavors of Bologna."JillAbout local GIUSEPPEBologna, September 2023
"We had such a great tour with Giuseppe in the center of Bologna. Guiseppe is lovely and gave us insight in the local life. The tastings were authentic and delicious. "HannesAbout local GIUSEPPEBologna, September 2023
For the true lovers of art and history!
"The private tour was magnificent and I feel we got more that what we paid for! We were lucky enough to have Riccardo guide us on a visit to Modena. If you want to get visit and see the real historical and artistic side of Modena I would go with Riccardo. Riccardo has a lot of passion and education about the ER region and he shares it with you. Riccardo picked us up in his private car from Bologna and drove us to Modena and we walked the beautiful city of Modena. We also had an opportunity to visit a monastery and church and went behind the scenes were very few people were allowed. I would highly recommend Riccardo to any history buff and lover of Italy. "KarenAbout local RiccardoBologna, September 2023
"Luca was our guide for this personal tour of Bologna and I can’t say enough great things about the experience. Luca took the time to get to know us and what we would like to see and delivered. He showed us the popular spots but also some off the beaten path areas. He got us a sampling of the amazing food and we visited the oldest bar in Bologna. He also gave us some suggestions for sights to see in Milan as we were going to be there later on our journey. If you’re planning a trip to Bologna you need to book this tour! "VickyAbout local LucaBologna, September 2023
Great experience with Luca
"We had an amazing tasting with Luca, and tried and had more food than we could eat. but, Luca was also a superb guide for our whole experience in Bologna. He’s really knowledgeable and has a dry wit that we adored. Highly recommend. "ChristopherAbout local LucaBologna, September 2023
Best bars and bites in Bologna
"A warm, sunny Sunday afternoon was made even better by a walking tour with Sarah, an accomplished travel journalist, wine writer and thirty year resident of the city. The tour takes in several bars which also serve snacks, some of the major attractions of Bologna and Sarah provides a stream of information on markets, bars, restaurants and other local items of interest. Sarah’s focus during our tour was on wines from Emilia-Romagna, including the internationally obscure but very seductive Albano variety. Sarah is an engaging and natural communicator with a passion for her work and was most generous with her time. An afternoon well spent."PAMAbout local SarahBologna, September 2023
Amazing day in Bologna
"We traveled from Florence to Bologna for a day trip to explore the city and culinary delights. Giuseppe met us at the Mercato delle Erbe, where we first stopped at Formaggeria Bernardi, where we learned much about how the meats and cheeses were made, and left with small packages of prosciutto, parmagiano reggiano, and mortadella to sample later. Then, we moved on to Sfogliamo, where we sampled spinach and ricotta tortellone in a butter and Parmesan sauce, tagliatelle bolognese, and tortellini soup. In addition, we picked up some carmelized pickled onions from Pollo Mino di Mandile. The choices were delicious. We then headed out for a walking tour of Bologna, learning about its history, stopping to eat our meats and cheeses, and finishing it off with coffee and gelato. Throughout, Giuseppe showed us the knowledge of someone who had spent nearly his entire life in Bologna in a cheerful and friendly way. He then sent us home with a tart of Mostarda Bolognese and Torta di Rosa, both of which are traditional specialties from Bologna. Overall, we had a wonderful day and cannot recommend Giuseppe enough!"TracyAbout local GIUSEPPEBologna, September 2023
"We enjoyed meeting Luca, learning about Bologna and tasting some of its delicious food and wine. He kindly adapted our tour to suit our mobility issues and the limited time available as we were late."SusanAbout local LucaBologna, September 2023
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Like a Local
Private & Personalized Tours in Bologna with a Local
When you hit the road and land in a new city like Bologna, there's an exciting way to dive into its soul: personalized local tours. Forget the typical touristy routes – these tours are like having a local friend show you around all the cool spots.
Imagine having someone who lives and breathes Bologna spill its secrets. That's what local guides bring to the table. They know the hidden alleys, the best bites, and stories that never made it to the guidebooks. Whether you're into munching through food tours, wandering the city's streets, or going off the beaten path, a local guide hooks you up with a private tour that's authentically Bologna.
The best part? These tours are all about you. No herding in big groups or rushing through places you're not interested in. With private tours, you're the boss. Whether it's snapping pics at iconic landmarks, diving into history, or checking out the art scene, the tour is tuned to your vibes at your tempo.
But it doesn't stop at city limits. Day trips let you escape the urban jungle and explore nearby wonders. And if you're just setting foot in Bologna, kickstart tours give you a taste of everything. Think of it as a crash course in Bologna awesomeness, guided by a local who knows the city like the back of their hand.
So, next time you're in Bologna, ditch the ordinary. Grab a local tour and unlock the city's real magic – the stories, flavors, and places that make it uniquely Bologna. Get ready to explore like a local!
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