Bologna Private Tour: Discover Local Highlights and Hidden Gems with a Local Guide
172 Ratings
Explore the vibrant city of Bologna with a local guide who will show you the hidden gems and must-see attractions. Customize your itinerary and discover what makes this medieval city unique.
Duration: 8 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more

Spend a full day with a host who will show you around their beautiful home city of Bologna and tick off the most famous attractions like Piazza Maggiore and San Petronio Church
IMPORTANT: As this is a private and personalised experience, the places you visit may differ from those listed and these will be chosen by your host based on your interests and preferences

Points of Interest

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What's Included
  • Private and personalized tour experience
  • Flexible duration - choose from 2, 4, 6, or 8 hour tours
  • Convenient hotel meet-up option for central locations
  • Guided walking adventure with optional public transport or taxi suggestions
What's Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation (primarily a walking experience however public transport may be used)
  • Tickets to any attractions
  • Gratuities (optional)
Additional Information

Join one of our congenial guides for a tour around the fortified medieval city and discover the best it has to offer. You’ll feel like you are meandering through the lively squares and cobbled lanes with a companion as you visit shops, gaze upon the impressive towers of Due Torri, and savor a tasty gelato. Whether your agenda is to visit famous landmarks such as Piazza Maggiore, San Petronio Church, Mercato di Mezzo, and the Fontana di Nettuno, or simply saunter along the pathways and see where you end up, it’s completely up to you!
After booking, expect to receive a brief questionnaire within the next 24 hours to get to know you better. Based on your answers, we’ll match you with a guide whose interests align with yours. Your guide will then reach out to you directly to propose an itinerary that reflects what the city has to offer best. You will also arrange a time and place to meet. Your itinerary is flexible and can be modified during the tour based on your preferences.

  • 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.
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After booking, you can adjust the meeting point to fit your preferences with the help of our Experience Planners.
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
(172 Ratings)
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May 8, 2024
Custom city tour - Bologna - Terrific tour with Andrea- a customized mix of historical details, cultural landmarks and city tips. There is no substitute for local knowledge! Highly recommend.
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May 6, 2024
Great local tour of Bologna for 3 hrs! - Claudio, our tour guide was very knowledgeable and interesting. He showed us different parts of the city and made the tour very interesting with hidden facts and stories. He has an easygoing manner and very personal. I would highly recommend Claudio as a tour guide for everyone!!
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May 5, 2024
Bologna Walk - Marina gave us a cultural and historical walkabout in old town Bologna that was very interesting. We recommend her highly.
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May 3, 2024
Journeys with Jonathon - Jonathon was a great guide. He was very knowledgeable and very personable. We had a wonderful time exploring the delights and hidden gems of Bologna at our own pace. Stopped for coffee and cake in the Giardini Margherita gardens which was delightful. Would highly recommend this tour to gain a comprehensive and overall feel for Bologna.
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Apr 28, 2024
Great Tour! - I was very impressed with the Tour company from the outset. I got a questionnaire initially to find out what we might be interested in including in our tour. Then after that I received a personal email from our selected Tour Guide, Gabriele. On the day Gabriel met us on time at the arranged place. We really enjoyed our tour, Gabriele was very charming and helpful and knowledgeable.
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Apr 26, 2024
Great tour of Bologna - Gabriele was a great guide, he had us set up with a good mix of both historical sites and food stops which was exactly what we wanted to do. He was very knowledgeable and engaging. He also helped us find a restaurant for a specific regional meal. Great tour!
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Apr 25, 2024
A beautiful experience - The private tour was a great introduction to 4 days in Bologna. The friendly guide picked us up from the hotel on time and designed the tour according to our wishes. We learned details about the history of the city, but also about stories and myths. Highly recommended!
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Apr 24, 2024
Antonia was a fantastic guide - This was our first trip to Bologna. Antonia gave us the historical background of Bologna. She then covered the architectural development of the city over the centuries. She then introduced us to the delights Bolognaise food. This was one of the highlights of the tour. We can recommend Antonia as a great guide. Be sure to let her know what aspects you would like to be covered beforehand.
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Apr 22, 2024
A personalized tour of Bologna was ever we could have asked for! - Our tour of Bologna provided us with a personalized approach, history of the area, and covered a lot in a short time, despite pretty crummy weather. Nicola was knowledgeable, personable, and adaptable to our needs.
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Apr 21, 2024
the best tour - We had the best time with Claudio during our Bologna tour! Claudio gave us an unforgettable tour where he took us off the beaten path and gave us the best food recommendations. By the end of the tour he felt like an old friend and I felt like I really experienced so much of Bologna's hidden gems and history. We'll never forget our time in Bologna thanks to Claudio and we already can't wait to return. Do not hesitate to book an experience with Claudio!
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up to 8 guests
1 Adult
June 2024