Bologna Custom Private Tours by Locals, Off-the-Beaten-Path

Bologna, Italy

From $81.94

Price varies by group size

Select Date and Travelers

Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 to 4 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Follow a local to their favorite places in Bologna with this best kept secrets walking tour. See contemporary street art, trendy bars, quirky boutiques, and innovative restaurants during your stroll. Explore neighborhoods that are loved by locals for their vintage markets and contemporary art galleries. Discover a side of Bologna that's not in guidebooks.
  • See Bologna through the lens of a local guide
  • Go off the beaten path to see street art, boutiques, and galleries
  • Get personalized tips for where to eat, drink, and shop in Bologna
  • Skip the hassle of navigating and follow a guide

What's Included

  • Private and personalised experience
  • 3 hours with a Local 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

Meeting And Pickup

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

Meeting point

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

    Upon booking your 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

Quadrilatero (Pass By)

Teatro Anatomico (Pass By)

Museo di Palazzo Poggi (Pass By)

Collezione delle Cere Anatomiche "Luigi Cattaneo" (Pass By)

Orto Botanico di Bologna (Pass By)

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.

Traveler Photos

Traveler Tips

Walking through the city with a local resident is much more enjoyable than trying to navigate on your own.


14 reviews
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Not to miss while in Bologna - seriously made our trip!
Nestor_V, May 2022
My wife and I had an excellent time with Manuel. He was very punctual and took us to some wonderful places in Bologna. He was also a wealth of knowledge and helpful in us discovering other things to do during our trip to Italy. We highly recommend "Private Tours by Locals" and make sure to ask for Manuel - he was a delight.
Discover Bologna
Peter S, Nov 2019
Our guide, Erika, took us on a walking tour of Bologna. Although we had previously visited Bologna, she showed us places we wouldn’t have discovered on our own. Walking through the city with a local resident is much more enjoyable than trying to navigate on your own. Erika was very knowledgeable and an excellent guide!!
A fabulous guide to Bologna..
WhereToNext73, Apr 2019
What an excellent guide Gabriele was for our Bologna walking tour. Passionate about his city, knowledge and interesting. From history to places to visit & eat - this was a fabulous tour & recommended it as a must..
Fun Tour
SVFOODIE, Sep 2018
This was a fun and informative tour. We learned some interesting facts about Bologna. The guide was informative.
Giacomo var en fantastisk guide
Isabella_S, May 2023
Giacomo var en fantastisk guide med stor viden om Bologna og byens historie. Vi havde en skøn tur som vi bestemt vil anbefale
Escape809161, Jan 2020
Gabriel、最高でした。 ツアー前からメールでやりとりしていて当日は3時間街をくまなく案内してくれた。 カフェにもよってくれてトイレも心配なかった。私の拙い英語に合わせてくれて楽しい時間が持てた。写メも後日送ってくれた。 最高のガイド。

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