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Small-Group Italian Food and Wine Tour with Gourmet Lunch from Bologna

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    What to Expect
    Depending on the option you chose at checkout, get picked up from your hotel in Bologna at 8am, the train station at 8:15am, or the airport at 8:30am.

    Listen to your guide's commentary as you travel in an air-conditioned minivan to your first stop — a local Parmesan cheese factory. Tour the production area, go through the steps of making Parmesan cheese, and step into the aging room where you can see some 30,000 cheese wheels. You'll also get a chance to sample authentic cheeses of different ages.

    Continue on to your next stop, a prosciutto producer. Salt cellars, rest cellars, hot rooms, and aging rooms are all on the agenda here. After an inside look, taste prosciutto from the producer accompanied by wine.

    Hop back in the minivan until you reach the boutique balsamic vinegar producer that’s third on your itinerary. Journey down to the cellars, where more than 1,000 barrels of Italy’s true treasure is stored, along with an ancient batch from 1870 that belonged to the owner’s great grandfather. Try some of the balsamic vinegar while you learn family recipes and secrets.

    Make your way to a local winery, and walk through the beautiful vineyards with the sommelier. Taste some of the popular drink choices with input from this wine connoisseur. Then, end with a visit to a family-run restaurant in the area. Sit back, relax, and enjoy a 6-course gourmet lunch, including house-made pasta and local wine.

    Get dropped off at your hotel or selected end destination after lunch.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Hotel in town center and train station pickup and drop-off (please select one pick-up from the following list):

    7:40AM Aemilia Hotel, Via Zaccherini Alvisi, 16, 40138 Bologna

    7:50AM Apple Store, Via Rizzoli, 16, 40125 Bologna

    7:55AM Piazza Roosevelt Bologna - at the news stand at the end of Via IV Novembre

    8:00AM Grand Hotel Majestic Già Baglioni, Via dell'Indipendenza, 8, 40121 Bologna 

    8:05AM I Portici Hotel, Via dell'Indipendenza, 69, 40121 Bologna

    8:15AM Bologna Centrale train station - Starhotels Excelsior Bologna, Viale Pietro Pietramellara, 51, 40121 Bologna

    8:25AM Suite Hotel Elite, Via Aurelio Saffi, 40, 40131 Bologna BO

    Please get in touch with the tour organizer the day before to reconfirm your preferred pick-up and drop-off place.
    • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
    • Bottled water and wifi on board
    • 4 food & wine factory tours: Parmesan cheese, Prosciutto, Balsamic vinegar, wine
    • Savory breakfast
    • 4 Food & wine tastings
    • 6-course long Italian Lunch at a family-run restaurant wit wine included
    • Expert local guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • Infant are free and they share tastings with their parents
    • If you are departing Bologna after the tour, you can load your luggage on board
    • Vehicles are collapsible wheelchair accessible, however the driver is unable to assist passengers boarding and disembarking due to insurance regulations. You must be able to get on and off the minubus.
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    We didn't visit in June 2019, it was June 2018 but it didn't give me the option to select this. I don't know why I didn't review this before. It was a great day with the most accommodating staff. We joined the tour in Bologna and were able to take our luggage as we were staying
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    Incredibile food experience at the parmigiano factory, family-run Parma prosciutto house and balsamic vinegar house. The 6meals course is really tasty as well and we got the chance to see the ladies making fresh pasta for the restaurant. The two guides were very knowledgable,
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    Amazing tour with unforgettable experiences indulging in the delicious offerings of Italy. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone looking for a tasty experience. We went for my husbands 30th birthday and it’s the most memorable birthday he’s ever had. The artisan product
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    My friends and I in culinary school are studying in Italy for the semester. We have been to about 6 other cities and done tours in some of them, none as good as this one. Andrea and Massimo were friendly and talkative from the beginning. They were energetic and all-around loved
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    We were really looking forward to this tour and it did not disappoint , fantastic! With Max as our guide we were provided with all the relevant information we required/ needed at each of our stops and not once did we feel rushed . Hospitality at each stop was first class and the
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    By: Amazing Italy Tours
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    Amazing Experience!!
    This tour is as good as it gets! Great itinerary, great driver - Massimo, and one of the best tour guides we’ve
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    Exceeded our Expectations!
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    St. Catharines, Canada
    Excellent Guide, Stops, Samples, Lunch!
    Andrea was an excellent guide for this tour of production facilities for parmesan cheese, prosciutto, and
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    An Excellent Tour!
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    Singapore, Singapore
    A day well spent with Andrea
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    Sydney, Australia
    Great day and so accomodating
    We didn't visit in June 2019, it was June 2018 but it didn't give me the option to select this. I don't know why I
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    Hereford, United Kingdom
    Well worth the money
    Incredibile food experience at the parmigiano factory, family-run Parma prosciutto house and balsamic vinegar
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    Truly Amazing tour by Amazing Italy
    Fantastic tour amazing food, wonderful lunch, never felt rushed during the whole tour. The Parmesan cheese
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