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Bologna, Parma and Ravenna

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Experience more with so much included

  • Guided sightseeing tour of historic Bologna, Italy’s gastronomic capital, seeing the stunning medieval centre and unique portico lined streets
  • Experience how deliciously sweet Prosciutto (Parma Ham) is cured by a family producer
  • Discover how a true artisan makes Modena’s famed balsamic vinegar
  • Visit to the Ferrari Museum in Maranello – entrance included
  • Full day in Ravenna seeing five UNESCO Heritage sights and a guided walking tour of the town
  • Guided tour of Parma with a visit to the 12th Century Romanesque Cathedral – entrance included
  • Four nights in centrally located four-star accommodation, including all local taxes, with breakfast

The Signature Tour option includes all of the above as well as:

  • Sample a selection of Bologna’s gastronomic delights in the company of a knowledgeable local guide
  • Taste the rich and flavoursome dishes of Emilia Romagna with a special evening meal at an atmospheric osteria in Bologna
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At a Glance
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4 nights in 4-star accommodation
Return flights & transfers
Programme of daily tours & visits
Bed & breakfast
Dining option available
Expert tour manager
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Overview

Our base for this fascinating Italian short break is the understated yet truly historic city of Bologna. Bologna’s series of atmospheric squares are linked by twisting alleys and tiny streets. You’ll also visit Parma, with its sublime cathedral home to the famed Palazzo della Pilotta, a huge complex of brick buildings, housing works by Correggio among others. And finally, Ravenna is nothing short of a masterpiece with a host of religious buildings, wonderfully adorned with superb early Christian paintings and the world’s finest mosaics. Together with the iconic culinary delights in this region: Parma ham, Parmesan cheese, balsamic vinegar, wild boar and truffles - this relaxing short escorted Tour of Bologna, Parma and Ravenna is a true recipe for success!

Your Itinerary

Bologna, Parma & Ravenna

Price Includes

The price of this holiday is per person based on two people sharing a twin room. Sole occupancy rooms are subject to availability at the relevant supplement. The price includes:

  • Four nights with breakfast in four-star accommodation
  • Daily breakfast
  • Return flights
  • All taxes and charges
  • Return transfers
  • Entrances to Parma Cathedral, five UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Ravenna
  • The services of a Riviera Travel tour manager

Classic Tours Information

Along with your experienced and knowledgeable tour manager and local experts, you’ll discover so much on our award-winning Classic tours, offering the best value for money way for you to explore the world.

Our tour managers have been rated as the best in the business for their knowledge and experience and will go above and beyond to ensure every aspect of your holiday runs smoothly – so all you need to worry about is your packing.

Signature Tours Information

Explore the flavours of Emilia Romagna, home to the finest Parmesan cheese, succulent prosciutto di Parma and aged balsamic vinegar. Dine on authentic Bolognese dishes in a typical osteria and sample gastronomic delights as you rub shoulders with local shoppers amidst the medieval streets and markets of Bologna, Italy’s culinary capital.

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What's extra on this tour?

This Signature Tour includes everything from the Classic Tour as well as the following:

  • Sample a selection of Bologna’s gastronomic delights in the company of a knowledgeable local guide.
  • Taste the rich and flavoursome dishes of Emilia Romagna with a special evening meal at an atmospheric osteria in Bologna. View dates & prices

What makes Signature Tours different?

Signature Tours give you the option to experience more and are available on over 40 of our European and Worldwide itineraries. Enjoy the more exclusive atmosphere of travelling in a small group of 25 or fewer guests, with up to three enhanced experiences included to help make your holiday truly exceptional. Find out more

Small Groups Information

On a range of tours we are delighted to offer the option to travel in a small group of up to 25 people.
You’ll enjoy the same sociable atmosphere of a typical Riviera Travel holiday - but with a smaller number of travellers and a touch more exclusivity.

Available across our range of UK, European and select Worldwide tours; just look out for the icon on holiday pages.

Useful Information

Fact File

  • Currency: Euro
  • Flight Time: Approx. 2 hrs
  • Language: Italian
  • Time Zone: GMT+1
  • Country: Italy

Visa Information

UK Citizens do not require a visa to enter Italy however must have a valid passport. For the most up-to-date passport and visa information visit https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/italy/entry-requirements

We are unable to accept responsibility if you are unable to travel because you have not complied with any passport/entry/immigration requirements.

Mobility

We want to ensure you make the correct choice before you book your holiday with us. If you have any concerns regarding the suitability of the holiday due to reduced mobility we would encourage you to call us to discuss these concerns. General information on mobility in connection with our tours can be found here.

Air-Conditioning

The use of air-conditioning in hotels in Italy is at the hotel’s discretion and is normally restricted to the summer months (mid-May to mid-September), depending on the temperature.

Transfer Times

All transfer times listed here are approximate and dependent on traffic. If you have a question regarding transfer times please don't hesitate to contact us

  Airport     Hotel location    Transfer time 
  Bologna Airport Bologna  20 mins 
Venice Marco Polo Airport 1 hr 45 mins
Venice Treviso Airport 2 hrs

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