Private tour

Bologna with a Local: Customized Private Meet-Up

4.7 / 5

70 reviews

Activity provider: City Unscripted
Private tour

Bologna with a Local: Customized Private Meet-Up

Activity provider: City Unscripted

From US$ 81.03 per person

Experience Bologna like a local on a fully customizable tour, and experience what life is like for those who live in the city. Tailor your own itinerary with the help of a guide matched to your interests. Get off the usual tourist trail and more.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 2 - 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian
Pickup included
Pick-up from your accommodation (if within reasonable distance) available on request. The pick-up point will be confirmed on booking.
Wheelchair accessible
Private group


  • Be matched to a knowledgeable local guide based on your interests and personality
  • Customize the tour to your own pace — there's no rush to see to every single sight, but you’ll certainly get a good taste
  • See Bologna’s iconic attractions as well as a few off the beaten path spots
  • Experience what you want out of the city: the sights, the shopping, the communities, the beaches, or the museums
  • Get a brief immersion into the cultural diversity that Bologna has to offer, by journeying into the streets and communities
Full description
Experience the best of Bologna on a private tour that can be customized to your interests and preferences, including the booking of tickets or attractions according to your requests. Simply make your booking and your hosts will contact you within 24 hours to ask questions about your interests and what you would like to see and do. They will match you with the right profile, assign a like-minded local to become your guide and put together a bespoke itinerary. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. Benefit from a tour tailored just for you. The itinerary will be outlined but flexible. Meet at a place convenient for you, and feel free to change direction during the day, or follow suggestion from your guide if they think you'd enjoy a sight or different experience, with your permission. Get off the beaten track and see things not normally covered in guidebooks or on the internet but loved by the locals. The entire tour will revolve around your wishes so that you can discover a side to Bologna that you will truly adore!
  • Private and personalized 2, 4, or 6-hour tour with a local host
  • Booking of tickets, attractions and venues as required
  • Local guide
  • Pick-up from your accommodation (if within reasonable distance)
  • Walking tour (other transportation can be arranged at an additional cost)
  • Food and drinks
  • Any tickets into attractions
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Transportation to/from the meeting and drop off points
  • Public/private transportation during the tour

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Important information

Know before you go

  •  Tours are fully personalized, so any additional requirements such as tickets, transportation and food and drinks can be arranged for an additional fee
  •  Private groups are normally no larger than 6 people (if your group is larger, please make this known so that arrangements can be made)
  •  Please book at least 24 hours in advance so the best experience can be built for you
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 70 reviews

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Great private tour of Bologna. We walked our feet off, but saw such interesting places, especially the sun passing the Meridian inside the church (can’t remember the name). Claudio’ s recommendations for art, history and dining were wonderful. Such a gentleman, knowledgeable and respectful of these two old ladies from America!

March 30, 2023

Dear Elisabeth, thank you very much for yours nice and interested guide in Bologna. We learned a lot about this wonderful city and also had fun concerning little stories you told us. Concluding you did a very good job. Thank you very much and best wishes for your future. EVA AND CONNY

March 30, 2023

Had a terrific private tour with knowledgeable local guide. However, arrangement was very difficult. Booked they GetYourGuide who contracted with CityUnscripted. Did not hear from them so had to initiate several communications. Was told they were ‘trying to find guide’ so had no confidence they would find one. They finally did and tour was good. But setup was very frustrating, especially since I was traveling with limited voice & email communication

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March 30, 2023

Product ID: 72474