Bologna at its Best Private Walking Tour with Expert

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Location: Bologna
Category: Tours & Sightseeing
Duration: 2.0 hours
Trip difficulty: Easy
Max Group Size: 15
Currency: EUR
Language: English
TimeZone: Europe/Rome
Highlights Enjoy Bologna’s preserved historic center on a private tour
Gain private access to an expert local guide
Discover beautiful medieval civic palaces
Learn about Giambologna sculptures, visit a Gothic Basilica
Browse the unique shops that line the Mercato di Mezzo
Summary
The historic center of Bologna is one of the best preserved in all of Europe - and its 6th century foundations are best experienced in the company of a local expert. Take a private walk through the city’s awe-inspiring churches, ancient medieval palaces and beyond, unveiling the rich history of an area brimming with character and charm.
Description
Weave your way through the vibrant alleys and piazzas of Bologna, soaking up the peaceful atmosphere of Pavaglione Portico. Discover another side to this picturesque, cosmopolitan city with the help of a private guide’s illuminating insights.

Begin your private tour starting at the city’s famed Piazza Maggiore where your guide will begin by introducing you to three medieval palaces: Palazzo di Re Enzo, Palazzo of the Notaries, and Palazzo dei Banchi. It is here you will gain a better understanding of the intricate history of the area before departing to view some breathtaking works of art - including the imposing Fontana di Nettuno, the Fountain of (who else?) Neptune and nearby late Renaissance Giambologna sculptures.

You may not know, but you certainly will after your tour that one of the major churches in Bologna, the Basilica of San Petronio, is home to one of its most impressive art collections. Inside the church find the remains of Saint Dominic, as well as the late gothic paintings of Cappella Bolognini and the sun-dial designed by the astronomer Cassini. An oasis of peace and calm from the bustling Bologna, it makes an ideal stop on this private walk. 

Moving on you’ll stroll down the atmospheric Pavaglione Portico, perusing its elegant shops until you reach the 16th-century Archiginnasio Palace, the old university building decorated with about 6,000 student coats of arms. You'll meander through the picturesque alleys of the Mercato di Mezzo and by its unique food shops before eventually arriving at the enchanting Square of Santo Stefano where your tour comes to an end.
Commentary English: Guide
Italian: Guide
English: Guide
Italian: Guide
Included Local guide
Expertly guided walking tour
Excluded Gratuities
Entrance fee (should you wish to enter a site)
Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off
Know before you book This is a walking tour. While there are stops along the way, guests should be able to walk at a light to moderate pace without difficulty. Comfortable walking shoes are a must.
Please note, this tour does not include entrance to the main sites. If you’d like to visit any particular site, you will need to buy a ticket at the location.
Know before you go This is a walking tour. While there are stops along the way, guests should be able to walk at a light to moderate pace without difficulty. Comfortable walking shoes are a must.
Please arrive at the meeting point ready for your tour - prior to arrival use the bathroom and ensure you have eaten.
Tours run rain or shine. Please dress accordingly. In the event of exceptionally heavy rain, the tour may be canceled and you will be given a full refund.
Please note, this tour does not include entrance to the main sites. If you’d like to visit any particular site, you will need to buy a ticket at the location.
Due to circumstances beyond our control, sites may occasionally close. We make every effort to stay as close to the advertised itinerary but substitutions/omissions may be necessary.
No refunds or re-bookings can be provided for late arrivals or no-shows after tour commencement or departure.
Additional Information
Gratuities to guides are appreciated but never obligatory.
Accessibility: Travellers easily arrive and depart on public transport
Health Items Face masks required for travelers in public areas, Face masks required for guides in public areas, Face masks provided for travelers, Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff, Social distancing enforced throughout experience, Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas, Gear/equipment sanitized between use, Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized, Guides required to regularly wash hands, Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

Operating Info

Booking Cut-off No booking cut-off applies
Minimum 2 guests per booking
Maximum 15 guests per booking
Valid Only on date on reservation

Locations

Type: Starts location
Lat & Long:
Address: Via de' Pignattari, 1c, Bologna, 40124, IT
Directions: Meet your guide in Piazza Maggiore, next to the main entrance of the Basilica di San Petronio.
Notes: Meet your guide in Piazza Maggiore, next to the main entrance of the Basilica di San Petronio.
Start Location Notes Via de' Pignattari, 1c, Bologna, 40124, IT

Cancellation

Cancellation Policy: standard
Cancellation Cut-off: 24 hours
Cancellation Notes: Cancellations received greater than 24 hours prior to tour commencement are fully refundable. Cancellations received within 24 hours of tour commencement are nonrefundable. Amendment requests are subject to availability and price changes. Late arrivals and no shows are nonrefundable. This is applicable to any tour participant that fails to arrive or arrives after tour departure.

Pricing

2020 TO DATE RETAIL PRICE NET RATE
Adult 15-99 years €240.00 Available on request
Child 2-14 years €30.00 Available on request
Infant 0-1 years €0.00 Available on request

Options

Option Name 2020 to date
Option Description Minimum 2 pax

Other Information

Terms and Conditions

Before you travel, please read our important notes about possible disruptions & site entrance requirements.

Voucher Info

Mobile tickets will be accepted

Confirmation necessary? No
Redemption Your voucher will be collected or scanned on redemption