Bologna Private Tour: Discover Local Highlights and Hidden Gems with a Local Guide
181 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
(181 Ratings)
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Jul 5, 2024
Great off the beaten path walking tour - Andrea was an amazing guide. We went to places off the beaten path the were really neat and that we wouldn’t have done otherwise.
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Jul 1, 2024
Orientation Tour in Bologna - Andrea was our guide and met us at our hotel for a two hour walk through the old city of Bologna. He has an excellent knowledge of the city’s history which he shared. Many of the details he told us about are not immediately apparent to visitors who don’t speak Italian.
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Jun 30, 2024
Bologna - Antonia was so helpful! We had a wonderful tour and it made our multiple day stay in Bologna better. I would highly recommend a tour with her.
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Jun 20, 2024
Amazing tour of Bologna! - Alex was an amazing guide, very informative and just a lovely person to spend an afternoon with, we learnt about all the main sights of Bologna and saw some real hidden gems too...thank you xx
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Jun 19, 2024
My private walking tour of Bologna - I had not visited Bologna before but by the time I had finished my private walking tour of Bologna with Antonia I knew I absolutely love the city She had such knowledge of the history and the culture I felt very lucky to to have had Antonia as my guide as her enthusiastic approach was wonderful
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Jun 19, 2024
Must tour for first time travelers - The tour was just what I needed for a general orientation of best places in Bologna and the guide (Totti) was terrific going at my pace and interest level
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Jun 14, 2024
Top Private Tour Guide - Our guide Mirko was exceptional and would recommend him to anyone. Knowledgeable of area but just a great person to spend some time with.
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Jun 7, 2024
Best way to see Bologna! - Claudio was a wonderful guide, extremely knowledgeable, but also happy to say “I don’t know” - about once in a 3-hour guided tour! He showed us all sorts of interesting things, including some great street art, which we love. Claudio’s love of his city was infectious and we finished up in love with it too! Great fun.
Review provided by Viator
Jun 14, 2024
Good first timer overview of Bolonga - 4/5 Hats off to our tour guide Gabriele he was very knowledgeable the area and did a good job at taking us around to various points of interest and sections of interest in town, including the University district, the open market district, many of the city’s well-known town squares, the city Basilica, the Basilica of Saint Stephens (a compilation of several churches attached to a Franciscan monastery), as well as recommending a great spot for lunch at the end of the tour.
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Jun 9, 2024
Bologna vacation - Learning more about the history of the city and exploring some of the local areas. We started at 9am before most buildings were open so would recommend a 10 am start time for a more complete tour
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up to 8 guests
1 Adult
July 2024