Classic Walking Tour Bologna

Bologna, Italy

From $141.37

Price varies by group size

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 to 3 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Bologna is rich in cultural and culinary treasures. Experience both with this walking tour that touches on the city’s top sights before ending with a tasting of famed local specialties in a landmark gourmet shop. Explore highlights like Piazza Maggiore and the Two Towers and learn about their history and architecture from your guide. Cap off your tour with a stop in a local delicatessen to sample area wine and delicacies.
  • Visit Bologna's A-list attractions with a guide to avoid following a map
  • Enjoy insights about the city’s long history and unique architecture
  • Try some of Bologna's most storied local specialties in a gourmet shop
  • Tweak the itinerary and pace to suit your group with a private tour

What's Included

  • Welcome by the Bologna Tour staff
  • Certified tour guide
  • Tasting vouchers
  • Map of Bologna
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

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

Meeting point

  • Piazza del Nettuno
    Piazza del Nettuno, Bologna BO, Italy


Pickup points

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End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details


What To Expect

Basilica di San Petronio

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Piazza Maggiore

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Archiginnasio di Bologna

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Piazza Santo Stefano

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included


15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free


20 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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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40 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
Showing 1-10 of 40 reviews
Bologna, vibrant, intelligent layered in a wealth of history
AYA_C, Oct 2022
The oldest University, centuries of history dating back to the 13th century. The energy and welcoming feel of the walls and it’s people. Loved food, the churches and the towers. A college town full of life and rich in history! Loved it!
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thank you Aya
Don’t do it!
Sue_M, Oct 2022
The biggest waste of 2 hours. We couldn’t wait for the tour to end! We got nothing out of the tour. The tour guide was lost!
They changed the time for...
Shawn_F, Oct 2022
They changed the time for morning to afternoon at last min and tour was 2 hrs vs what we thought was 3 hrs. Guide was knowledgeable just a little dry.
The wonderful guide...
Miki_M, Sep 2022
The wonderful guide Virginia created a perfect tour with her balance of knowledge and humor. She was also very attentive to each person in our family - young and old.
Response from Host, Sep 2022
Thank you
Terrible food spoilt our private tour
Nick_K, Jul 2022
For the price we paid, the food offered was terrible and a poor reflection on your team and Bologna.
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Good morning but you did a cultural tour not a food tour. This review is wrong!
Great tour
edward_d, Jul 2022
We thoroughly enjoyed this tour. After three hours of walking through Bologna learning about the history and the culture we felt like we were locals. I recommend you take this tour the first day you’re in bologna so that you’ll feel comfortable moving around the city center. I grade this tour A+.
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Thank you
Bologna Overview with Simona
Anthony_S, May 2022
Simona offered an excellent introduction to Bologna, full of historical facts and peppered with fun anecdotes. We learned interesting things about the character of the Bolognese people--their sense of independence--and about the relationship between Jewish people and Christians in the history of the city. Simone is very knowledgeable, personable, and energetic, and she was concerned for our comfort throughout the walk.
Response from Host, May 2022
Thank you
Good introduction to Bologna
RONALD_S, Oct 2021
Great overview of historical center of Bologna. Guide also told several amusing historical anecdotes that provided insights into the character of the Bolognese. Food and wine tasting at the end of the tour in the market area was also fun.
Response from Host, Oct 2021
Thank You
Friendly tour guide
Kamal_H, Aug 2020
Riccardo was awesome! Very knowledgeable and approachable. I asked him so many questions and he answered every single one of them. Learned so much about Bologna and about Italy in general.
Response from Host, Aug 2020
thank you Kamal
Bologna City tour with Ilaria
pjsummers308, Dec 2019
I have done tours before and this tour was absolutely the best and it all was thanks to my fabulous guide, Ilaria. She was so enthusiastic and knowledgeable and in my opinion put her heart into the tour and showing me all the best of Bologna. You must request her as your guide.
Response from Host, Dec 2019
Thank you very much
Muy Buen recorrido
Veronica_E, Jul 2022
Nuestro guía Baltazar nos llevó a sitios emblemáticos y también a lugares secretos de Bolonia. Baltazar tiene muchos conocimientos sobre la ciudad. Lo disfrutamos mucho
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Sehr netter und informativer Spaziergang durch Bologna
Kristina_Z, Oct 2021
Unser zweistündiger Spaziergang mit Tiziana war ein sehr nettes Erlebnis. Tiziana ist eine nette Person mit interessanten Informationen über Bologna. Mit ihr konnten wir die Stadt richtig gut entdecken und haben Ecken gesehen, an die wir sonst nicht gekommen wären. Wir können die private Tour mit Tiziana sehr empfehlen.
Response from Host, Oct 2021
Vielen Dank Bis bald
Zwei schöne Stunden
JeanPierre_B, Sep 2021
Unsere Führerin hat uns ihr Bologna kompetent und sympathisch an‘s Herz gelegt und uns noch viele Tipps für die nächsten Tage gegeben. Hat viel Spaß gemacht!
Response from Host, Sep 2021
Vielen Dank für Ihre Bewertung. Wir freuen uns auf das nächste Mal

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