Bologna Private Tours with Locals: 100% Personalized, See the City Unscripted

Bologna, Italy

From $168.93

Price varies by group size

Select Date and Travelers

Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 5 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Explore the historic streets of Bologna with a private guide leading the way during this walking tour. See top landmarks including Piazza Maggiore, taste espresso under the famous portici (arched colonnades), and wander through the Montagnola Market. The itinerary can be customized according to your interests.
  • See Bologna through a local lens with a private guide
  • Taste pizza and explore a traditional market
  • Get local tips for restaurants and bars
  • Personalize this private tour according to your interests

What's Included

  • Private and personalised experience
  • 5 hours with a host
  • Walking experience (if required, your host can suggest public transport or private taxi options)
  • Hotel meet-up (available on request for central location)
  • Food and drinks
  • Tickets to any attractions
  • Transportation costs
  • Gratuities (optional)

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

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    Via IV Novembre, 6/A, 40123 Bologna BO, Italy

    Upon booking a different meeting point can be arranged (e.g. your hotel/accommodation), however this MUST be confirmed and agreed by the experience planners in advance.

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

Once you have booked your experience, we will be in touch in order to finalise the meeting point details with you. We can arrange pick up from hotels and other locations in the centre of the city. Your meeting point must be confirmed and agreed by the experience planners in advance. This is a walking experience. If you require a private vehicle please get in touch with our team for details and costs.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • We’ll be in touch within 24 hours after booking to find out more about your personality, tastes and interests so we can assign a like-minded Local who can create a bespoke experience for you.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
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bologna walking tour
lolaboba, Sep 2019
Great experience with private guide, father and son. Giacomo was very knowledgeable and passionate about his job! Real pleasure and great tour seeing the best of the city in a few hours!excellent!
Great time in Bologna
Frank D, Sep 2019
Claudia was our guide and we thought she was lovely. Very knowledgeable as she has lived in the area all her life. Took us to many great places we would have never found. She also took us to several great food spots and recommended a restaurant for dinner that turned out to be the best dinner we have had in Italy so far. The only reason I didn’t give her 5 stars is that she speaks too softly for a guide. There were only 5 of us and we all had trouble hearing her. Her English is good but not great and the combination made her a little hard to understand at noisy locations. I highly recommend this 4 hour tour. There is so much to see in this beautiful & vibrant city.