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Bologna: Private and Personalised Walking Tour

Bologna: Private and Personalised Walking Tour

From US$ 80.05 per person

Book a real local Bolognese for a personalized exploration of the main sights. Your local host will give you a local perspective of Bologna's top attractions by showing you the best of the city with a private, personalized and bespoke itinerary.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 3 - 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian, French
Pickup included
Your hotel/accommodation or desired meeting point.
Private group


  • Be matched to a knowledgeable local guide based on your interests and personality
  • See Bologna’s iconic attractions as well as a few off the beaten path spots
  • Explore Via del Pratello to Giardini Marghertia and all the places in between
  • Discover the highlights of the areas and neighborhoods through the eyes of a local
  • Ask any questions you have about Bologna and where to visit for the rest of your stay
Full description
This experience is essential to anyone who is serious about exploring the best of Bologna. With your savvy local host you can rediscover the original charm and lively character of this extremely vibrant city. You could start the day with a short and strong espresso in one of the bars under the “portici," just how the locals like it. Walk up one of the main streets and past one of the most important theatres to end up at the Montagnola Market. Explore the narrow streets of the Jewish ghetto, where you can admire the tiny windows typical of the houses in this part of the city and come out right under the two towers, which are the icons of Bologna. Stop for a quick pizza by the slice in one of the places which normally get busy with the students from the university, which is the oldest university in the world. Take the afternoon to breathe in the culture and discover the Santo Stefano area, where contemporary and ancient art meet. There are many hidden gems which the locals love and are difficult to find on a map. If the weather allows, treat yourself to a refreshing gelato. Pop in to some of the nicest independent antique shops to see unique items and discover curiosities, then join one of the many local favorite bars for aperitivo and sip a nice glass of Prosecco while you get recommendations for restaurants and maybe note down a couple of traditional recipes. Book this meet-up with a Bolognese and you will be contacted within 24-hours with questions about your preferences and interests. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. Replicate the experience of spending time in a city with a friend who lives there as the best travel moments come from going beneath the surface of a destination and discovering it through local lens.  Based on the things that you would like to see and do, a personalized and bespoke itinerary will be built just for you. Please note that this will be outlined but flexible. During the exploration, if you feel like changing direction, or if your local host believes that you'd enjoy a sight or different experience, they will suggest and discuss with you changes to the itinerary. You will be able to arrange a meeting point and time with your host in the most convenient place for you.  Enjoy discovering amazing spots in Bologna that you don't know about and are difficult to find in any guidebook or on the internet as they are lesser-known to the crowd but loved by locals. Let your private local host show you the Bologna you will love.
  • 3, 4, 6 or 8-hour private and personalized tour
  • Pick-up from your accommodation
  • Walking experience
  • Local host
  • Tips and recommendations for the rest of your stay in Bologna
  • Food or drink
  • Entrance fees
  • Drop-off at your accommodation
  • Public or private transportation
  • Gratuities (optional)
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Just what we wanted

We are here in Bologna for 3 months. We wanted a tour to orient us to good restaurants, points of interest, things to do while we are here, places to go and general information. Not only did our guide Benedette fun and enjoyable, but she was a great guide providing us with a great tour of the city. Ask for her and you won't be disappointed. She also does food tours which I expect to also be great!

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September 7, 2019

A very interesting, privately guided city tour in Bologna

With Francesca we had a very nice, dedicated, educated young student who showed us her hometown in 4 hours. We saw all the important sights and learned a lot. We also liked that she led us to a snack in the market hall far away from the tourist bustle. A very recommendable tour!

May 27, 2018

Perfect ! Friendly and very professional. Excellent moment of relaxation and active pleasure

September 11, 2019

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