Bologna, Maranello, Food Valley & Parma
Monday - Friday 9.30am - 5pm
Get prepared to indulge in exquisite Italian cuisine as you embark on an unforgettable Italy vacation package. This 5-day trip offers an array of hands-on tasting experiences, showcasing the finest foods and wines from the Emilia Romagna region.
Get ready for a journey of gastronomic delights that will leave you with unforgettable memories of Italy's finest culinary treasures!
Customized Pricing: Your final cost will be tailored to your specific needs, factoring in availability, travel dates, accommodation choices, tours, and additional inclusions.
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Monday - Friday 9am -5.30pm
Monday - Friday 9.30am - 5pm
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Experience the ultimate luxury with 5 nights of first-class hotel accommodation. Delight in 8 sumptuous meals, including 5 buffet breakfasts, 2 lunches at local restaurants, and 1 dinner at a charming local eatery.
Venture to Maranello for a private excursion, immersing yourself in automotive history with visits to the Ferrari Museum, Fiorano Track, and the Lamborghini or Maserati Museum. The Food Valley awaits you on another private excursion, treating you to delectable tastings of Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, Lambrusco wine, and balsamic vinegar.
Get ready for an unparalleled journey through Italy's finest flavors and sights!
Upon arrival in Bologna, you'll be transferred to your hotel, setting the stage for an extraordinary journey that will delight your taste buds and create cherished memories. In the evening, immerse yourself in the local culture by joining the locals for an "aperitivo" at a cocktail bar. Tonight's dinner will be a delightful experience at a charming local restaurant.
Today, your local guide will introduce you to Bologna, the captivating capital city of Emilia Romagna, renowned as Italy's gastronomic paradise. Your exploration of this culinary haven will commence from Piazza Maggiore, the vibrant main square and beating heart of the city since the 13th Century. This historic square once hosted one of Europe's largest open-air markets, featuring goods from all corners of the world.
As you leisurely stroll with your guide, you'll encounter the iconic statue of Neptune, the grand Basilica of San Petronio, the Medieval market, the Two Towers, and the Archiginnasio, which served as the ancient University of Bologna's first permanent seat. Also, be amazed by the Anatomical Theatre, a remarkable hall crafted from carved wood, designed for conducting anatomy lessons.
During your captivating visit, you'll have the pleasure of stopping at Majani's, renowned for creating Italy's first solid chocolate. Additionally, you'll visit Atti's, a must-visit spot in Bologna, where you'll delve into the rich history of "tortellini," famously known as the "Navel of Venus," a beloved and symbolic culinary treasure of the city.
Your delightful tour will culminate at Tamburini, a charming store and enoteca, where all products are lovingly made in-house. Here, you'll indulge in a tantalizing tasting experience, savoring exquisite delights like mortadella, Parmigiano Reggiano, and salami, accompanied by locally produced wine. (Breakfast included)
Today, prepare to have your senses awakened by the captivating sights, sounds, and flavors of the renowned "Fast Car Land." Your knowledgeable guide will immerse you in the region's rich history, shedding light on why it has become the proud home of some of Italy's most esteemed brands, including Ferrari, Lamborghini, Ducati, and Maserati.
Whether you're a devoted sports car enthusiast or simply eager to enhance your Italian cultural experience, the Ferrari Museum tour will leave you in awe. Situated right next to the actual factory where each "Cavallino" is born, this modern museum offers a captivating journey through the illustrious history of Ferrari, showcasing its iconic sports and race cars. A highlight of the visit includes the newly updated Hall of Victories, where you can marvel at the actual world champion F1 cars that have thrilled millions of racing fans over the years. Additionally, you'll explore the famed Fiorano track, created by Enzo Ferrari in 1971 for testing all the remarkable cars produced by the esteemed Prancing Horse company.
After a delightful lunch at a local trattoria, your extraordinary tour will conclude with a visit to either the Maserati or Lamborghini Museum, where you'll continue to be captivated by the essence of automotive excellence.
Enjoy an overnight stay in the enchanting city of Bologna, cherishing the unforgettable experiences of the day. (Breakfast and lunch included)
Prepare yourself for a delightful day brimming with exceptional local food tasting experiences. Welcome to the renowned Food Valley, an area cherished worldwide for its rich culinary heritage, where secrets of celebrated wines and foods have been passed down for centuries.
Within this gastronomic paradise, you'll find an impressive array of 43 PDO (Protected Designation of Origin) and PGI (Protected Geographical Indication) products, including the iconic Parma ham, Parmigiano Reggiano, Modena traditional balsamic vinegar, and Culatello, among others.
Today's highlight is an extraordinary encounter with the revered "King" of Italian cheeses, Parmigiano Reggiano. You'll have the rare opportunity to witness the creation and aging process up close, as you step into a live production facility. Stand alongside skilled craftsmen as they handle the special milk, fill the distinctive molds, and nurture the cheese to perfection. A generous tasting of various ages, complemented by local Lambrusco wine, will leave you in awe of why this cheese consistently lives up to its heavenly reputation.
After a delectable lunch at a local restaurant, the journey continues with a visit to an "acetaia," where you'll savor a tasting of barrel-aged balsamic vinegar, aged for 15 or even 30 years. The depth and complexity of flavors will surely impress your palate.
As the day comes to a close, return to the enchanting city of Bologna, where you can reflect on the splendid culinary experiences that have unfolded. (Breakfast and lunch included)
Today, your journey through the Food Valley takes you to the charming city of Parma. Your walking tour commences from Piazza Garibaldi, the pulsating heart of the city, and leads you to the captivating Cathedral and the magnificent Baptistery, where you'll be immersed in the rich history and ambiance.
Continuing the exploration, you'll venture to an artisanal prosciutto production facility, where the magic of crafting this exceptional cured meat comes to life. Embark on a fascinating tour, witnessing the meticulous and time-honored steps involved in creating this unique delicacy. Delve into the process and gain a profound understanding of the craftsmanship behind every exquisite piece.
As part of this immersive experience, you'll have the opportunity to visit the different seasonal simulation storage rooms, adding depth to your knowledge of prosciutto production. Finally, indulge in a tasting of the highest quality, freshly sliced prosciutto, a moment that promises to be an unforgettable highlight of your culinary journey.
After a day filled with gastronomic wonders, return to your base in Bologna, where you can relish the memories of this extraordinary adventure. (Breakfast included)
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To Confirm your reservations, a $500/person deposit applies with a minimum deposit of $1000/cabin (if you are booking a single occupancy rate you must submit $1000). The final payment is due by 15FEB, 2024.
$4,134/person in B1 Cabin
$5,829/person in B1 Cabin
Only 6 cabins left in B1 Category on Strauss Deck!
Terms and Conditions:
Deposit payments are non-refundable/non-transferable.
Any Cancellation Request must be submitted in writing.
The following cancellation conditions apply to all bookings:
1OCT23 - 15Feb2024 -Deposit non-refundable
16Feb - 22MAR2024 - 50% penalty
23Mar - 23APR2024 - 80% penalty
24APR2024 - 100% penalty - booking is completely non-refundable
We strongly encourage the purchase of travel insurance. After your booking is deposited and confirmed, we will be sending you and insurance quote.
To confirm your reservation, a deposit of $1500/person is due immediately. The Final Payment date for this Group is due by 27 JUN, 2024.
If you need a roommate, please let us know. We’d be happy to pair you up with one of our other goddesses.
Terms and Conditions:
Deposits are non-refundable.
The group pricing is based on a small group size of 10 participants. In case the minimum group size is not met by 25 February 2024, we reserve the right to cancel this departure. In this case, your deposit will be refunded. Please note, that these are specialty accommodations in high demand with strict hold and cancellation policies. In order for us to guarantee our room block, we recommend anyone interested to sign up by 1FEB the latest.
The following cancellation policy applies:
The deposit of $1500/person is non-refundable.
The below cancellation fees apply to the rest of the payments:
1 OCT 2023 – 28FEB 2024 – deposit non-refundable, any amount paid above the deposit is refundable
29FEB – 27JUN2024 – deposit is non-refundable, and an additional cancellation fee of $1500/person applies
28JUN- 31JUL2024- 50% of trip cost non-refundable
1AUG – 100% cancellation penalty applies. No refunds provided for cancellations starting on 1AUG.
We highly recommend the purchase of additional travel insurance to protect your investment, and yourself. We will gladly send you a quote as soon as your reservation is confirmed.
Trip Deposit of $1500/person - At the time of booking
1st installment of $1500/person – 15FEB2024
2nd installment of $1500/person – 1MAY2024
Final Balance- 27JUN2024
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Immerse yourself in the culinary delights of Italy with private excursions, allowing you to tailor-create your ideal travel package. Explore Bologna on a guided walking tour, where you'll have the opportunity to savor chocolate, tortellini, and cured meats. Discover the automotive wonders of Maranello with a private tour that includes visits to the Ferrari Museum, Fiorano Track, and the Lamborghini or Maserati Museum.
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