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Small-Group TastyBus Food Tour: Parmesan Cheese and Parma Ham provided by Maestro Travel Experience

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Overview
Taste your way around Emilia-Romagna on this comprehensive food tour that teaches you how Parma ham and parmesan cheese are made. Travel with ease in a comfortable air-conditioned minivan with a guide to provide commentary and enrich your Italian food knowledge along the way. Visit the production factories of Parma ham and Parmigiano-Reggiano PDO, try local balsamic vinegar, and enjoy lunch at a small trattoria.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Iat Comune Di Parma
    Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi, 1, 43121 Parma PR, Italy
    Departure Point: Parma tourist information office on Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi, 1, 43121 Parma PR When you arrive at the Piazza Garibaldi you'll see the Garibaldi monument on it. Your minibus will wait for you across the street with the writing Tastybus on it. Otherwise, enter the Tourist information office that's also located across the street.
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    SITur
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 2
    Consorzio del Formaggio Parmigiano Reggiano
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    Consorzio Del Prosciutto Di Parma
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 4
    Osteria La Maestà
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 5
    Consorzio Tutela Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale di Reggio Emilia DOP
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • You'll end at
    Iat Comune Di Parma
    Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi, 1, 43121 Parma PR, Italy
    Departure Point: Parma tourist information office on Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi, 1, 43121 Parma PR When you arrive at the Piazza Garibaldi you'll see the Garibaldi monument on it. Your minibus will wait for you across the street with the writing Tastybus on it. Otherwise, enter the Tourist information office that's also located across the street.
    See address & details
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Highlights
  • Discover how Parma ham and Parmigiano Reggiano are made
  • Lots of tastings along the way, including balsamic vinegar
  • No transport planning—round-trip transfers from Parma are provided
  • Feast on a delicious lunch in a local trattoria
Important Information
Departure Point
Iat Comune Di Parma, Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi, 1, 43121 Parma PR, Italy
Duration
4–7 hours
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Food tasting
  • Lunch (only for the option Best Parma products in a day)
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Entry/Admission - Consorzio del Formaggio Parmigiano Reggiano
  • Entry/Admission - Consorzio Del Prosciutto Di Parma
  • Entry/Admission - Osteria La Maestà
  • Entry/Admission - Consorzio Tutela Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale di Reggio Emilia DOP
Exclusions
  • Eventual purchase of products at the production factories
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Please, consider that the meeting point is located in the limited traffic zone where it is prohibited to enter with unauthroized vehicle. Closest parking lots available are at Parcheggio Toschi or at Garage Stendhal
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Arn135 wrote a review Jan 2020
Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand155 contributions60 helpful votes
This was such a great day and experience. We taken by Elisa who was fantastic. Her knowledge and enthusiasm was exceptional. Easy pick up point, lots of photos and food tasting
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Response from medinaxhani, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Small-Group TastyBus Food Tour: Parmesan Cheese and Parma Ham
Responded 11 May 2020
I am happy to know you've enjoyed TastyBus tour with us! Thank you so much for dedicating your time to write the review and hope to see you in Parma again. Kind regards, Medina
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jjmweth wrote a review Jan 2020
Hartford, Connecticut38 contributions38 helpful votes
Our guide Silvia took us to see the Parmesan cheese being made and prosuitto being made. We followed the entire processes of both with actually seeing workers doing their jobs. Both processes were amazing. Samples of cheeses and prosuitto with wine were provided. Well worth the
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from medinaxhani, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Small-Group TastyBus Food Tour: Parmesan Cheese and Parma Ham
Responded 11 May 2020
Thank you so much for taking the time to write the review! I am glad to hear you've enjoyed your foodie experience with Silvia. Hope to see you in Parma once again! Kind regards, Medina
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John M wrote a review Nov 2019
Milan, Italy25 contributions12 helpful votes
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My wife and I had the pleasure of spending our time in Parma with Elissa from Maestro Travel Experience. The day began with a short drive to BasilicaNova Parmesan production facility. Elissa explained in detail the extensive process during the car ride and at the facility.
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Response from medinaxhani, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Small-Group TastyBus Food Tour: Parmesan Cheese and Parma Ham
Responded 11 Dec 2019
Hi John, Thank you for your review, I am so glad you enjoyed our tour with Elisa :) Hope to see you in Parma again soon and wish you all the best for the rest of your travels! Medina
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Denise T wrote a review Nov 2019
Clifton, Virginia8 contributions
First, our tour guide, Giacamo, perfection! He was so much fun to hang out with all day. Oh yes, if you can spare the time definitely do the full day tour. The cheese and ham places are a lot of fun, but then add on a lunch served at a real italian, the locals eat there,
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from medinaxhani, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Small-Group TastyBus Food Tour: Parmesan Cheese and Parma Ham
Responded 11 Dec 2019
Thank you so much Denise, I am very happy to read that our tour was one of the highlights of your trip! Hope to see you in Parma again soon, Medina
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Reviewertraveller1 wrote a review Oct 2019
London, United Kingdom17 contributions4 helpful votes
My boyfriend and I did the 1/2 day tour in the last week in October and was lucky to be in a small group of only 6 people. Elisa our tour guide was very knowledgeable and engaging and made the day informative yet fun. I would highly recommend this tour to any family or friends
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from medinaxhani, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Small-Group TastyBus Food Tour: Parmesan Cheese and Parma Ham
Responded 11 Dec 2019
Hi Olivia, I am so glad you and your boyfriend enjoyed our tour! Hope to see you in Parma again soon, Best wishes, Medina
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Tassilo2020
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TastyBus 3 PDO Selfdrive
Elisa was a guide with charm and humor. As good as she knew the people we visited as good she knew the products. Sh
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465jelleh
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Excellent tour with excellent guide
When you are in the neighberhood of Parma and you like delicacy, this tour is a must. We visted 3 sites and booked
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tjaša v
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A day for food lovers
The food tour was excellent! The guide, Elisa, helped us to discover the secrets behind famous foods of the region.
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poutine2189
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This is a must-do while you are in Parma
I went on the full-day tour in December of 2019, and it was the highlight of my nearly two weeks in Europe. There
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eatrummel
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Delicious Day in the Parma Region
From start to finish this was a great day! Our guide, Elisa, was so friendly, knowledgeable, and animated... making
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437oliveb
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Cooking Class
Absolutely brilliant. Had a wonderful afternoon making, cooking and eating pasta. A must do experience when visiti
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Msdao7
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Incredible tour
Got my tour the day before (end of January so not busy) and I was delighted by all of the info on this tour. We did
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Luke2468
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Very Informative
Our guide was highly informative and gave us an insider’s view into the production of various products - We even go
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GrandTour487816
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Best tour ever!
You will be surprise how these products are made and understand why they are so good also for us was a revelation t
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Chris R
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Fantastic tour exprience
Have done this tour twice now two years back to back - fantastic experience each time. Highly recommend, hope to do
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Manon B
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Amazing Tour, great experience
LOVED our guide. Learned so much and ate some tasty stuff! It was super neat to do something nobody gets to do in
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SydTraveller777
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Amazing Food Tour (Tastybus) !
We booked a full day food tour (parmigiano cheese, ham and balsamic vinegar) and Elisa was our guide. We learnt so
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Passenger429135
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Amazing!
Elisa is a fantastic guide! Very knowledgeable about every stop we made on the tour. I will definitely do this agai
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lampone1700
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Great guide
She was very knowledgeable about each phase of the tour. I will remember some of the things she taught us.
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Bridget E
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A fantastic morning. Can't recommend highly enough.
We booked the food tour at very short notice. If we had the time we would have done the full day. The tours of 'cat
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  • Duration: 4–7 hours
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