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Bologna: Self-Guided Food Tasting Tour with Vouchers

4.6 / 5

50 reviews

Activity provider: BOLOGNA TOUR

Bologna: Self-Guided Food Tasting Tour with Vouchers

Activity provider: BOLOGNA TOUR
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From US$ 45.05 per person

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Follow the scents of food through the city and get lost in the hidden streets of Bologna’s old town. Enjoy a food-tasting tour at your own pace, following the route on the map and using your vouchers.

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Duration 1 day
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English, Italian, Spanish
Wheelchair accessible
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  • Visit the beautiful center of Bologna
  • Enjoy tasting typical food in complete freedom
  • Discover curiosities about Bolognese food
  • Taste the famous local tortellini
Full description

Discover the secrets of the city’s cuisine with a food tasting tour of Bologna. With a map and a set of vouchers for local food samples, taste your way through the city at your own pace. Enjoy a self-guided food tour, wander the narrow streets of the old town, take breaks for photos, and explore the points of interest suggested by the map. Collect tastings of local and traditional food along the way. Try handmade chocolates, delicious ice cream, and the famous Tigellone with typical ragù sauce, while adults will also receive a glass of wine, a coffee, and a parmesan sample. Each voucher says what it includes and where to use it, and you can scan the QR code to follow the path on google maps.

  • 7 food tasting vouchers (5 vouchers for children 5-11 years old)
  • Map of Bologna with an itinerary and city center highlights
  • QR code audio guides at the main attractions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Tips

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Meeting point

Please arrive 10 minutes before the activity starts.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • This tour will take place rain or shine.
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Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 50 reviews

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I definitely would recommend this experience. I was able to taste things that I probably wouldn't have tried if I was just going around myself. The value is perfectly reasonable, and it's so nice to be able to just hand the waiter the voucher and not have to do anything else. Everything I had was very tasty and although smaller portion sizes, I was very full after using all the vouchers (within the span of 5 hours, on a day trip). The cold cuts platter with a full glass of wine and the parmigiano sample with balsamic were especially exceptional. It was just such a pleasure to be able to tour around Bologna, walking around and stopping to try different Italian foods and snacks. I would absolutely suggest doing this food tour, which you can completely moderate to your own pace as the vouchers don't expire.

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January 1, 2023

We got seven vouchers for snacks and light meals at different shops around the centre. It was an interesting experience and we comfortably used up the vouchers during our 2.5 days in Bologna. Other reviews said that portions of the food were large enough to share; however, I'd really recommend getting one voucher per person. In our case, the vouchers gave us 1 small plate of aged parmigiano, 1 small calzone, 1 gelato, 1 slice of pizza, 1 pastry, 1 coffee, and 1 plate of cold cuts with wine. Overall it's worth a try!

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December 11, 2022

I loved this tour! I was a little late meeting the host but they were very accommodating to meet me later to give me the materials. It is great because you can make it as short or as long as you want. The vouchers they give you don't expire and they are plenty to feed one person and better to split between two meals times (if you're not super hungry) in my opinion. Even better would be to do it with a friend and just split each item if you're just wanting to try a little bit of everything. They also give you a map with a bunch of other food recommendation spots and sights to see with the best paths mapped out. There are even some audios that you can listen to about those places. Overall, the value that you get for the price is very fair. They give you enough things to do and information to last you awhile.

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November 8, 2022

Product ID: 384840