Short Break: Bologna

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  • 01 January–05 January 2021 – 2021 dates TBC. Please phone the office for further details
5 days
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Tour code: AGT1172

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    Upcoming Tour Date:

    • 01 January–05 January 2021 – 2021 dates TBC. Please phone the office for further details
    5 days
    from £TBC pp
    Tour code: AGT1172

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      Tour Code AGT1172
      Max Group Size 16
      Single Supplement £250
      Start/End Point Bologna / Bologna
      Tour Manager Sofia Uriarte Elorriaga

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      Would you prefer to fly from your local airport or spend a few days at the end of your tour on the beach? We are happy to help you arrange any additional requirements you may have from airport parking and hotels to pre and post tour hotel stays. Whilst the majority of our tours use group flights from London airports it is often possible to offer regional departures or connections – give us a call on 01425 480600 and let us help make your trip as comfortable as possible.

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      Explore the rich culture and Italy’s finest gastronomy in this five-day tour to the capital of the Emilia-Romagna, a city yet to be saturated by tourism.

      Despite being a favourite destination among Italians, Bologna’s beautifully preserved historic centre adorned with UNESCO-protected porticoes still remains surprisingly ‘off the beaten track’. A city with a local feel, Bologna is a paradise for those looking for culinary delights and rich culture away from the crowds. Wander through its medieval maze to uncover leaning towers, monumental basilicas and museums that delve into the Roman and Etruscan history of the city.

      Take a day trip out of Bologna to visit the treasures of Modena, including the Duomo, one of Europe’s finest monuments to Romanesque culture, and to tour Pavarotti’s home. Before you leave the region, take an afternoon class to learn the true art of fresh egg pasta. Take your new culinary skills and a new favourite European city back home from this memorable tour.

      This tour is limited to 16 places. Early booking is recommended to avoid disappointment.


      • Take part in a fresh pasta-making class in Bologna
      • Visit the Basilica of Saint Petronio, one of the world’s largest churches
      • Tour Luciano Pavarotti’s private home and now museum in Modena
      • Taste Modena’s famous balsamic vinegar

      What’s Included

      • Return British Airways flights from London Heathrow to Bologna
      • Four nights’ accommodation in a four-star hotel
      • Daily breakfast and four evening meals
      • All excursions, entrance fees and tips
      • All overseas transport and English-speaking guides
      • Services of a Prestige Holidays Tour Manager


      Day 1 - Arrival (D)

      On arrival in Bologna, enjoy a welcome drink at the hotel before taking dinner in an authentic local trattoria.

      Overnight: Bologna

      Day 2 - Bologna (B, D)

      Explore the highlights of Bologna, including the vast Piazza Maggiore where you will enter the imposing Basilica di San Petronio. Tour the Archaeological Museum of Bologna to discover ancient Etruscan and Roman relics before an afternoon at leisure.

      Overnight: Bologna

      Day 3 - Bologna (B, D)

      Take a walking tour of the former Jewish ghetto, a maze of alleys created in the 16th century to comply with Pope Paul IV’s ruling which forced the Jewish population to be separated from the rest of Bologna’s inhabitants. Visit the important religious sites of the city including San Giacomo, Oratoria di Santa Cecilia and Santo Stefano, before visiting the ornate Archiginassio Palace. This afternoon, take part in an authentic pasta-making class.

      Overnight: Bologna

      Day 4 - Modena (B, D)

      Day trip to Modena, the city at the heart of the Emilia Romagna region and the capital of Romanesque art. Visit the majestic Palazzo Ducale and the Piazza Grande, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and taste the region’s famous balsamic vinegar at a local acetaia.

      Finally, tour the former home and museum of the iconic opera singer, Luciano Pavarotti. Return to Bologna to enjoy a special farewell dinner.

      Overnight: Bologna

      Prestige Holidays’ booking conditions apply. Price is based on twin/double occupancy. Single rooms are on request at a supplement of £250 — subject to availability. Itinerary may be subject to slight alterations due to operational restrictions. Hotels are subject to change and a hotel of similar standard in the overnight locations may be provided. Flight times are provisional and subject to change due to airline schedules.

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