Parma Food Valley Gourmet Private Tour Easy

Badge of ExcellencePR, Italy

From $142.91

Price varies by group size

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


On this private, half-day tour, discover why the Emilia-Romagna region is world-famous amongst food lovers. Follow your guide to a dairy where Parmigiano Reggiano is produced, learn how the “king of cheese” is made, and enjoy samples. You also do plenty of tasting when you visit a Prosciutto di Parma producer. In between, pause for a photo opportunity foothills of the medieval village of Torrechiara, famed for its enormous castle.
  • Go on a private tour of Emilia-Romagna with just a guide for company
  • Choose to use your own vehicle or upgrade for included transit
  • Enjoy samples of Parmigiano Reggiano, Prosciutto de Parma, and more
  • Take in the views at the foothills of Torrechiara and its castle

What's Included

  • Parmigiano & Parma ham tastings
  • Beverages
  • Professional local guide
  • Bottled water
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Transport by air-conditioned driver (if car and driver option selected)
  • Gratuities
  • Transportation service if Own car option is selected
  • Lunch

Meeting And Pickup

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

Meeting point

  • Roadhouse Restaurant Parma
    Viale delle Esposizioni, 3/A, 43122 Parma PR, Italy

    Meet our guide in front of the Roadhouse Grill Restaurant at the exit of Parma out of Autostrada A1

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

08:30 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

The driver will pick you up at your hotel ONLY if transportation service is selected, otherwise in selfdrive mode the guide will meet you at the starting point: Viale delle Esposizioni, 3, in Parma.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Please note that the locations mentioned in the program might change for availability reasons with similar ones.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Please pay attention to the program that the tour provider will send you before the departure date through the Viator message center
  • Your health is our top priority, and we have put special measures in place to keep all guests safe both during and after your activity.
  • * **Stringent Cleaning** - We’ve increased the frequency of disinfecting surfaces and high traffic areas between each tour, and hand sanitizer will be available to all of our guests.
  • * **Social Distancing** - Guests will stay at a safe 6-foot distance during all points of the tour. We also ensure that all staff members will be wearing the necessary PPE.
  • * **Wellness Checks** - Employees receive daily wellness checks to ensure they are healthy and symptom-free. If you or anyone in your group is experiencing symptoms, we will work directly with you to cancel or reschedule your tour.
  • * **Our preparation!** - Emlpoyees and suppliers have followed exclusive Anti-Covid 19 classes in order to ensure that all our experiences will be perfectly safe and at the same time enjoable.
  • 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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115 reviews
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Monica was well-informed!
Maureen_T, Jul 2022
Monica was an outstanding tour guide and well-informed! She took the time to go into detail on every facet of parmigiana reggiano and Parma ham!
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Hi, thank you for the review, we'll tell your feedback to Monica, she'll be really happy :)
Fantastic experience
Alex_R, Jun 2022
We had a fabulous time on this excursion. Our guide, Simonetta, was friendly, knowledgeable, and funny. Would 100% recommend
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Hi! Thank you so much for the review, we will forward your beautiful words to Simonetta :) Hope to see you soon in the Food Valley!
Parma Reggiano & Prosciutto experience
David_G, Jun 2022
Elena was wonderful, and the producers we visited were kind and receptive. We really enjoyed all of the knowledge she shared with us. The Emilian countryside was stunning to see on our drive.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Hi David, thank you so much for the review. We're happy you loved the Food Valley with Elena! Hope to see you soon
A great tour and a superb tour guide.
Tom_J, Jun 2022
Our tour guide, Monica, was superb. Not only was she very knowable and easy to understand, she was also a very lovely, warm and kind person. Monica made our tour very enjoyable and so interesting.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Hi! Thank you so much for the review, we will forward your beautiful words to Monica :) Hope to see you soon in the Food Valley of Italy!
Spectacular Tour! Excellent tour guide!
Graciela_L, Feb 2022
We booked it last minute but it was perfect. The guide Deborah was spectacular, her knowledge was vast and the way she gave information was on point but in a very simple and understandable way. Had a great time!
Response from Host, Feb 2022
Thank you Graciella, super experience for our guide as well! Her name was Daniela, actually (Deborah is at the front office :-)) - See you soon back in the Food Valley!
Parma morning trip
Karen_M, Jul 2019
Our guide Georgia was so knowledgeable and accommodating. We loved it. We learned so much and enjoyed all the food!
Response from Host, Jul 2019
Sometimes you don’t need too many words to explain something you loved.. thank you so much!!
Not for those with queasy stomachs
SUZETTE_N, Jul 2019
I booked this tour for myself, my husband and our four twenty something children. The meeting location was in a restaurant parking lot which was very confusing. We felt as if we were in the wrong spot as there were no signs and the guide was late to arrive. The processes and the factories were interesting and well run. I was fascinated to learn how the cheese production is related to the prosciutto production. Our guide was very informative and talkative. Perhaps a little too much informative and talkative. None of us were prepared for the odors involved in both processes. Two of the kids had to walk out and the rest of us suppress gagging. Not recommended for persons with queasy stomachs or sensitive noses.
Response from Host, Jul 2019
Thank you for your nice review! Actually to see the "real thing" includes odors as well.. one of the most important of our senses.. It' s a very personal matter.. some people love the perfume of the cheese, some other the perfume of the hams aging.. you'll have to try first in order to discover it.. that's the beauty of discovery don't you agree?.. :) thanks again!
Gunther_D, Sep 2021
Wir hatten die food valley tour mit Käse- und Schinkenverkostung mit deutschsprachiger Begleitung gebucht und das hatte sich wirklich gelohnt. Die Besichtigung der Käserei war sehr interessant. Illaria konnte uns die Herstellung und Lagerung des Käses sehr gut erklären. Die Verkostung fiel etwas spärlich aus, jeweils 2 Stückchen Parmeggiano 12, 24 und 36 Monate alt und eine Flasche Wasser, aber mehr brauchte man auch nicht. Auf der Fahrt zur Schinkenfabrik Conti machten wir einen kurzen Stop unterhalb der Burg Torrechiara. Danach fuhren wir zur Salumificio Conti. Am Sonntag arbeitete hier zwar niemand, das glich Illaria aber durch ihr Wissen über Schinken und dessen Herstellung aus. Die Verkostung war hier sehr gut. Es gab 3 Sorten Schinken verschiedener Qualität, etwas zu Knabbern, Wasser und Wein aus der Region. Illaria nahm sich Zeit für uns und so dauerte die Tour etwas länger als geplant. Dafür nochmals herzlichen Dank an Illaria. Alles in allem sehr empfehlenswert.
Response from Host, Oct 2021
Danke Gunther, das freut uns sehr! Wir geben jetzt Eure Komplimente weiter zu Ilaria :-)