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San Luca Experience Tour and Food Tasting
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San Luca Experience Tour and Food Tasting

By Bologna Tour
The Basilica of San Luca is one of the symbols of the city of Bologna. At the meeting point you will receive from a member of our staff a map and a table with the timetables of the return train, available every 45 minutes. This tour departs every day and will help you discover the city aboard the San Luca Express, on which audio guides, available in 10 languages, will tell you the history of the city until your arrival at the Basilica of San Luca. You will have the opportunity to visit this sacred and very important place for the city of Bologna and you can decide what time to return by consulting the timetables on the map. On board you will find staff who will welcome you and answer your questions. On your return you can taste the specialties of Bologna with 2 typical tastings, in the welcoming setting of the historic market.
from
€30.00
per adult (price varies by group size)
from
€30.00
per adult (price varies by group size)

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Ages 1-99, max of 15 per group
Duration: 3h 30m
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Mobile ticket
German, Russian, Japanese, English, Italian, French, Dutch, Spanish


  • SAN LUCA EXPRESS TICKET TICKET
  • ENTRANCE BASILICA OF SAN LUCA
  •  PEOPLE STAFF ON THE GROUND AND ON BOARD
  • TASTING OF TYPICAL LOCAL PRODUCTS
What's not included
  • Gratuities


Departure details
  • Neptune square, Piazza del Nettuno, Bologna BO, Italy Near the fountain of Neptune. It is requested to arrive 10 min before the scheduled meeting point time
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 123886P56

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Which attractions will I visit with San Luca Experience Tour and Food Tasting?
How much is San Luca Experience Tour and Food Tasting?
San Luca Experience Tour and Food Tasting price starts from €30.33. Discover and book San Luca Experience Tour and Food Tasting on Tripadvisor
What is the San Luca Experience Tour and Food Tasting cancellation policy?
San Luca Experience Tour and Food Tasting cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book San Luca Experience Tour and Food Tasting on Tripadvisor
Which company provides San Luca Experience Tour and Food Tasting?
San Luca Experience Tour and Food Tasting is hosted by Bologna Tour. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Bologna Tour on Tripadvisor. Discover and book San Luca Experience Tour and Food Tasting on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 123886P56

About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

WellTreadShoes
WellTreadShoes
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Very good
This tour with Benedicta was so good. She was a reservoir of knowledge - you could ask her historical and cultural
Michelle C
Michelle C
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Do this first
We didn't do our walking tour until we have already spent 3 days in Bologna. We should have done the tour earlier.
EdMotion
EdMotion
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Good
The guide was knowledgeable on historical issues and thoughtful in her replies to questions. She was also very acco
Will M
Will M
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A great way to get oriented
Wonderful tour. Virginia was fantastic. It was brief, and it didn't go too deep into the background of all of the s
trishhermosa
trishhermosa
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Best tour ever
This is the best thing we did when we first arrived in Bologna. It is well worth the extra money and the one on on
amyfR3900JS
amyfR3900JS
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Great tour
Excellent tour. Our guide was so knowledgeable. It was a great way to learn about the city and its history.
R9770ZXgrahams
R9770ZXgrahams
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A great way to get a feel for lovely Bologna
Chiara was fun, friendly and knowledgeable. Highly recommended. We saw some of the sights we’d never have gotten to
Ankel88
Ankel88
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Lovely Bologna introduction with something for everyone
Other than an exceptionally thick Italian accent which made it difficult at times to follow our guide, it was the p
codoubler2112
codoubler2112
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Rip-off, scam, waste of money, don't be fooled
This was the most horrendous rip-off for tourist I have ever experienced. 2 women (clearly students) escorted us to
arthurmX2602ZN
arthurmX2602ZN
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Duel language doesn’t w
There was some good information but it turned out to be in Italian and English and the Italian monopolized the conv
A3586DNjohnh
A3586DNjohnh
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Excellent
Thoroughly enjoyed our walking tour. So interesting and delivered with such knowledge. Would highly recommend this
Alfredo B
Alfredo B
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Very knowledgeable tour guide. Too bad a visit of the university of Bologna is not included in the walking tour.
Very knowledgeable tour guide. A visit to the university of Bologna should be included in the waiting tour. Other t
LLaZelle
LLaZelle
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Major Sites and off the beaten path
Ricardo was exceptionally friendly and knowledgeable. He not only showed us the main sites but took us to different
joettei
joettei
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Wonderful Private Walking Tour of Bologna
Great experience for our first time in Bologna. We met with our guide Ricardo, a brilliant young man who was an en
DreCaro
DreCaro
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Virginia, Ginnie, was interesting, knowledgeable, friendly and fun! The tour was excellent! Would recommend it highly!
Excellent! i would highly recommend this walking tour of downtown Bologna! We visited all the main attractions. We
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Noga C
Amsterdam, The Netherlands1 contribution
May 2022
The San Luca Experience Tour and Food Tasting was a nice experience. The stuff were very nice and helpful. The train took us up to Sun Luca and we walked back down to the city center through the beautiful porticos.
It should be noted though that the "food tasting" includes a basic slice of pizza and some basic ice cream.
Written 5 June 2022
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Gwen H
Catania, Italy15 contributions
This was a great way to start our visit to Bologna! The guide met us with our packet of information at the arranged time and made sure we found the train. She answered a few questions, gave us tips on the tasting experience and was on her way. The rest was self-guided, but that was perfect. If you want to climb to the top of the basilica, it costs a few more euro which you pay there. Wonderful experience - recommend!
Written 14 November 2021
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jes993
Thank you
Written 15 November 2021
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TravelinRetiree
2 contributions
Waste of money.
This is not a tour
It is not a good tasting
It’s a ride in a trolley and some vouchers to some food stall.
Not worth the time or money. TripAdvisor should not support such businesses
Written 18 October 2022
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dyeeng
1 contribution
Over rated ride. Ride was really bumpy. Too short a stop over. Probably better to take the city hop on off buses.

Will not repeat.
Written 13 October 2022
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AndreaBorsari09
Hi I think your review is completely incorrect and inaccurate
Written 17 October 2022
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Darren G
London, UK181 contributions
Very well informed, very friendly people. The train ride with audio was great and well worth the money. The food tasting after was also great highly recommend.
Written 17 June 2022
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jes993
Thnak you
Written 18 June 2022
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Rhys B
1 contribution
May 2022 • Couples
This experience was an exploitation of tourists good will. The first part required us to meet a guide at a different location to the train departure point, where there was no clear meeting point, just a single person holding a piece of paper. Furthermore, it would have been much easier and cheaper to get a ticket direct with the train company. The “guided tour” was nothing to do with this experience, this was all provided by City redbus. This company has simply rebranded it as something different and increased the price.
The second part included a local food tasting. This was a complete joke. The tasting included a mediocre Cassini and ice cream from two chain restaurants. Nothing local or authentic about it. Again, the tour offered no discount or special experience. I must urge anyone to avoid this experience.
Written 28 May 2022
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jes993
Dear tourist, I want to make 2 clarifications. You bought a tourist package through a portal that includes more things, not a simple ticket for the climb to San Luca and no one forced you to buy it. Having said that, his review is false and hypocritical as he told us it went well. I invite you to pay close attention to what you write because I have just made the report in your name. !!
Written 29 May 2022
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