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Discover Italy’s gastronomic capital with visits to local producers and a hands-on cooking lesson in Modena

Known as La Grassa - 'the fat one' - Bologna is Italy's gastronomic capital and renowned for its hearty homemade pastas, meaty ragùs and myrtle-spiced mortadella sausage.

This gourmet adventure includes a mouthwatering foodie tour of Bologna, where you'll have the chance to learn about this beautiful city through its fascinating gastronomic history and taste some of its world-famous dishes on a special guided tour.

But the tasty experiences don't stop there. You'll get the chance to sample some of the wider region's delicacies too, with a visit to a local Parmesan factory, a Balsamic vineyard, and a family-run Parma ham producer. And, of course, all of these visits include a chance to taste these delectable products for yourself.

As well as Bologna you'll also spend time in pretty Modena, where you can spend your free time discovering the city's history and culture, from the grand Duomo, to Ferrari and Lamborghini museums and the former home of opera legend Luciano Pavarotti, where you can see memorabilia, including letters, photos, and costumes.

A highlight of your time in Modena will be a very special cooking lesson with a welcoming local host, who'll show you how to make the most of the flavoursome local produce to create fantastic Italian dishes at home.

In both Bologna and Modena you'll be staying in stylish, centrally located hotels that will allow you to make the most of your free time, putting you in prime position to explore the city's many historical monuments in each city.

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Price includes

  • Return flights from London Stansted (flights from other UK airports are available at a supplement, please call for details)
  • All transfers and airport pick-up and drop-off
  • Services of a bilingual guide
  • Three nights' hotel accommodation in Bologna
  • Two nights' hotel accommodation in Modena
  • Breakfast each day at your hotel
  • Two lunches
  • Bologna food walking tour
  • Parmesan, Parma ham, and Balsamic vinegar tour and tasting
  • Cooking lesson with a local chef

Additional information

Flights
30 March - 4 April 2024
Departing London Heathrow 08.40 arriving Bologna 11.55
Returning from Bologna 11.50 arriving London Heathrow 13.10
4 - 9 April 2024
Departing London Heathrow 08.40 arriving Bologna 11.55
Returning from Bologna 11.50 arriving London Heathrow 13.10
28 September - 3 October 2024
Departing London Heathrow
Returning from Bologna
Including 23kg hold luggage. Alternative flights are available, please call for details. Supplements may apply.
Single supplement
£270
Accommodation
Villa Savioli, Bologna
La Casa di Valeria, Modena
*This information is indicative and subject to change*

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From
Sat, Sat, Mar 30, 2024
To
Thu, Thu, Apr 4, 2024
Duration
6 Days
Price per person
£1,279*
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* From price is per person, based on two sharing, subject to availability. Price and itinerary correct at time of print but may be subject to change. Single supplement £270. Deposit 30%. Local charges such as tourist tax may apply. Travel insurance is not included and should be taken out at time of booking. This holiday may be sold through other selected brands. Images used may not reflect your actual tour experience. Tour is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of TS Travel Ltd (ATOL bonded).

From
Sat, Sat, May 4, 2024
To
Thu, Thu, May 9, 2024
Duration
6 Days
Price per person
£1,279*
SOLD OUT

* From price is per person, based on two sharing, subject to availability. Price and itinerary correct at time of print but may be subject to change. Single supplement £270. Deposit 30%. Local charges such as tourist tax may apply. Travel insurance is not included and should be taken out at time of booking. This holiday may be sold through other selected brands. Images used may not reflect your actual tour experience. Tour is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of TS Travel Ltd (ATOL bonded).

From
Sat, Sat, Sep 28, 2024
To
Thu, Thu, Oct 3, 2024
Duration
6 Days
Price per person
£1,279*
SOLD OUT

* From price is per person, based on two sharing, subject to availability. Price and itinerary correct at time of print but may be subject to change. Single supplement £270. Deposit 30%. Local charges such as tourist tax may apply. Travel insurance is not included and should be taken out at time of booking. This holiday may be sold through other selected brands. Images used may not reflect your actual tour experience. Tour is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of TS Travel Ltd (ATOL bonded).

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Price (per person) £1279.00 * Single Occupancy Supplement £270.00

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Itinerary

  1. Day
    1
    Arrive in Bologna
    Bologna, Italy

    Today you'll arrive at Bologna airport where you'll be met by a guide and transferred to your stylish accommodation. Once you're settled in, the rest of the day is yours to spend at leisure. You might choose to visit Bologna's Piazza Maggiore in the very heart of the city, where you can see the elegant facades of many important buildings, like the Basilica of San Petronio and the Palazzo dei Notai.

    In the evening there'll be a group meeting where you can meet your tour manager and prepare for the following days' excursions, depending on timings the meeting may take place the next morning.

  2. Day
    2
    Bologna and Modena
    Bologna, Italy

    This morning you'll enjoy a delicious food tour of Bologna, where you'll have the opportunity to learn about this beautiful city through its fascinating history and, of course, taste its world-renowned food. The city is famous for delicacies like mortadella sausage and tagliatelle al ragù - aka spaghetti bolognese.

    In the afternoon you'll travel to Modena, a quintessential Italian city known for its operatic heritage and as being the home of Ferrari and Lamborghini sports cars. Once you've checked into your hotel you'll have the rest of the day at your leisure.

    Perhaps you'll choose to visit the Ferrari museum to learn more about Modena's connections to the luxury Italian brand. You can also pay a visit to Modena's magnificent 12th-century duomo.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch
  3. Day
    3
    Modena
    Modena, Italy

    This morning you'll pay a visit to a local Balsamic vineyard where you'll learn about the history of Balsamic vinegar as well as the patience and care required to produce the very best vinegar.

    You'll have the opportunity to taste various different ages of Balsamic to get a true understanding of the art of vinegar making.

    After your tour and tasting, you'll be taken for your next experience; learning to cook with a Modena local. This experience not only allows you to learn about the local cooking but gives you the opportunity to learn more about the local culture and customs from your hospitable hosts.

    After lunch you'll have the rest of the day at your leisure to explore more of Modena, or simply relax in the hotel.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch
  4. Day
    4
    Emilia-Romagna
    Parma, Italy

    In the morning you'll visit a local Parmesan factory to learn about the interesting and intricate process required to produce the region's most popular cheese. Then, of course, you'll get to taste different ages of Parmesan with various condiments to complement and enhance the flavour.

    Next you'll pay a visit to a local family-run Parma ham producer to learn about the painstaking process of creating Italy's most famous ham, which you'll also get to sample plenty of too.

    Then you'll be taken to the city of Parma itself, where you'll have some time to explore and have lunch before travelling back to Bologna to spend the rest of the day at leisure.

    Meals - Breakfast
  5. Day
    5
    Bologna
    Bologna, Italy

    Today you'll have a day to yourself to explore Bologna at your own pace. You'll have picked up plenty of tips on where to dine from your guides and from locals, from cheap eats to fancier restaurants, so now's your chance to try them for yourself and discover why Bologna is considered one of Italy's best foodie cities.

    Meals - Breakfast
  6. Day
    6
    Depature
    Bologna, Italy

    Check out of the hotel in the morning and transfer to the airport for your flight home, as your gourmet tour comes to an end. If your flight is later in the day, you'll be able to leave your luggage at reception and enjoy a little more of Bologna before heading home.

    Meals - Breakfast

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Availability

From
Sat, Sat, Mar 30, 2024
To
Thu, Thu, Apr 4, 2024
Duration
6 Days
Price per person
£1,279*
Sold out

* From price is per person, based on two sharing, subject to availability. Price and itinerary correct at time of print but may be subject to change. Single supplement £270. Deposit 30%. Local charges such as tourist tax may apply. Travel insurance is not included and should be taken out at time of booking. This holiday may be sold through other selected brands. Images used may not reflect your actual tour experience. Tour is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of TS Travel Ltd (ATOL bonded).

London (LON)
From
Sat, Sat, May 4, 2024
To
Thu, Thu, May 9, 2024
Duration
6 Days
Price per person
£1,279*
Sold out

* From price is per person, based on two sharing, subject to availability. Price and itinerary correct at time of print but may be subject to change. Single supplement £270. Deposit 30%. Local charges such as tourist tax may apply. Travel insurance is not included and should be taken out at time of booking. This holiday may be sold through other selected brands. Images used may not reflect your actual tour experience. Tour is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of TS Travel Ltd (ATOL bonded).

London (LON)
From
Sat, Sat, Sep 28, 2024
To
Thu, Thu, Oct 3, 2024
Duration
6 Days
Price per person
£1,279*
Sold out

* From price is per person, based on two sharing, subject to availability. Price and itinerary correct at time of print but may be subject to change. Single supplement £270. Deposit 30%. Local charges such as tourist tax may apply. Travel insurance is not included and should be taken out at time of booking. This holiday may be sold through other selected brands. Images used may not reflect your actual tour experience. Tour is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of TS Travel Ltd (ATOL bonded).

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