Private Tour: Classical Bologna Walking Tour

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  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 Hrs 30 Mins
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  • Departure Time :
    10:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Bologna, Bologna, Province of Bologna, Emilia-Romagna
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Explore Bologna's untouched medieval center in style on a private walking tour with your own English-speaking guide to lead the way. You'll enjoy personalized attention on your private walking tour of Bologna's highlights.

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Untouched by mass tourism, Bologna is the capital of the prosperous Emilia Romagna region. On this Classical Bologna Private Walking Tour you'll discover why Bologna has so many nicknames, including La Dotta (The Learned), for its ancient university; La Rossa (The Red), for the warm colors of its roofs and houses, and La Grassa (The Fat), for the wonderful food you'll find here!

This private walking tour takes you to see some of the most important buildings in the city, including Palazzo Accursio, Palazzo del Protesta, the Sala Borsa, Palazzo re enzo and the famous Fountain of neptune which dates back to the 16th century. Additionally, you'll view the Medieval Market and Loggia Dei Mercanti, the Anatomy Theater (closed Saturday afternoon and Sunday), Basilica of San Petronio, the Archiginnasio, the medieval Two Towers and the Complex of Santo Stefano.

If you have a little extra time to explore the city, an extended tour may include San Giacomo, the Oratory of santa cecilia, San Domenico of the Sanctuary of San Luca.

This in-depth, hassle-free private tour is hosted by an English-speaking guide. Please list any special interests you have (art, architecture, history, culture) at the time of booking to alert your guide, so they can prepare for your private tour.


Local guide guide



Hotel pickup and drop off

Food and drink, unless otherwise stated

Transfer to Sanctuary of San Luca (applicable to 6 hour tour)

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  • 21-Oct-2019

    My husband and I enjoyed our walking tour of Bologna with Camilla. Camilla was very friendly and shared interesting history as we walked along the city streets and visited historic buildings of Bologna. As we were only in Bologna for a couple of days we also appreciated Camilla’s very good recommendations for eating places.

  • 23-Sep-2018

    Camilla was our tour guide and she efficiently maximized our time with a great overview tour of Bologna. She is a local who attended the University of Bologna. We stopped here between Florence and Milan, using TrenItalia, left our luggage at the train station pricey, but worth it, guarded the entire time, walked to the meeting point, did the tour, which also highlighted where we could double-back to explore more on our own. Our guide gave us a wonderful restaurant recommendation so we could enjoy real Bolognese in Bologna for lunch. Well worth the stop,

  • 22-Jul-2018

    My husband and I had a great time on this tour. We were the only two people, and Fabio our guide, was very knowledgeable and had a good sense of humor. Our tour went well beyond its five hours, and he took us to some amazing places. Bologna is a wonderful city, and this is the best way to see it.

  • 04-Nov-2017

    We enjoyed our overview of Bologna. Our guide did a nice job of giving us options for learning about the city. What a beautiful place, full of history,energized by the University and music. We spent a few days there, but could easily go back to continue exploring.

  • 18-Oct-2017

    Our guide was great. She tailored the tour to our interests.

  • 30-Sep-2017

    Cinzia is an outstanding guide--knowledgeable, articulate, engaged, personable, and flexible in answering our questions and adjusting the tour to our particular interests. Bologna's neighborhoods and almost infinite secondary sights are definitely best experienced with a guide who adds so much detail that one simply could not know or even notice on your own. This tour was a wonderful follow-up to a prior day and a half exploring Bologna on our own. We highly recommend the tour and Cinzia.

  • 02-Jul-2017

    Very knowledgeable guide in Chiara who was very dilligent and professional. She was full of information and mentioned and pointed out many interesting things. I highly recommend the tour. John C Perth Australia

  • 11-Apr-2017

    This Private Tour was taken on March 29, 2017. Camilla was our Tour guide. She was knowledgeable and informative, an excellent guide, so I learned a lot about Bologna thanks to Camilla. My opinion is this 6 hr. Tour is a must. Mille grazie, Camilla!

  • 29-Aug-2016

    Cynthia was a great guide. I know we explored hidden gems that we would never have found on our own.

  • 01-Jul-2016

    Guide was great. Good tour. Disappointed in the lack of ongoing communication from local guide coordinator. I was unsure of meeting place until I accidently found the guide waiting in the hotel lobby. Received confirming information on my iphone AFTER returning from the tour Time on the messages were both after scheduled departure time. Not very helpful.

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