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Half Day Parma Food Tour

Highlights
  • Sample the best of Parma's cuisine on a tasting tour
  • Enjoy a delicious 3-course lunch paired with local wines
  • Visit local food producers and learn about the production process
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Half Day Parma Food Tour
From US$109.48
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Food half day w/driver 2 paxMost Popular
Half day food tour with driver and a language speaking guide. Discovery of the production and tasting of the Parmigiano Reggiano and the Parma ham, 3 courses lunch (wine incl.), return at 2:30pm.
From US$259.30
Food half day w/o driver 2 pax
Half day food tour with your car and a language speaking guide. Discovery of the production and tasting of the Parmigiano Reggiano and the Parma ham, 3 courses lunch (wine incl.), return at 2:30pm.
From US$172.87
Food half day w/o driver 4 pax
Half day food tour with your car and a language speaking guide. Discovery of the production and tasting of the Parmigiano Reggiano and the Parma ham, 3 courses lunch (wine incl.), return at 2:30pm.
From US$132.53
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Overview
Discover Parma’s culinary scene on a half-day food tour that includes lunch and wine. Visit a local Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese maker and a Parma ham producer, where you’ll learn about the city’s two most famous exports. End at a restaurant for a 3-course meal that features typical dishes like pasta, salami, and dessert, plus coffee and regional wine like Lambrusco and Malvasia. This tour operates in two ways: either your own car with a guide or with a tour driver and vehicle.
What to Expect
Get picked up at your hotel in Parma to begin your delicious tour of the area.
Head first for a cheese factory to see how milk is transformed into Parmigiano-Reggiano. Learn how this cheese, devoid of any chemical additive, can be aged for years to improve its quality. Learn to recognize the various aging stages thanks to the tasting led by an expert.
Proceed to discover another culinary specialty of this area: Parma ham. In the ham-producing house, you will see every phase of the curing of the meat and taste the final result, yielded by meticulous aging.
Your tour ends in a typical local restaurant where you can enjoy all the specialties of the Parma region matched with excellent local wines like Lambrusco and Malvasia. Taste different types of salami, as well as the tortelli d'erbetta, a round pasta stuffed with ricotta and herbs, a traditional dish of Parma. As for dessert, you will discover the famous Sbrisolona and other dry pies. Lunch also includes water, wine and coffee.
Reviews (19)
1 - 5 of 8 reviews
Reviewed 16 November 2018 via mobile
Wonderful

Took a half-day tour with Elisa as our guide. It was the most pleasant of days. She is friendly, personable, and knowledgeable. The experience at the small cheese factory she works with was beyond expectation. The prosciutto factory was less personal, but that is the...More

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rossella b, General Manager at Maestro Travel Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2018

Thank you so much for the review, I'm happy that you've enjoyed the Tastybus experience! Best wishes, Rossella

Reviewed 3 November 2018
Great Half Day Factory Tour!

I would highly recommend the Tastybus tour. It was very comprehensive and informative. Rossella was an excellent guide and provide great stories and information in between stops. Best of luck as you continue to grow your business!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank stevep623
rossella b, General Manager at Maestro Travel Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2018

Dear Steve, Thank you so much for the review, glad you've enjoyed the Tastybus experience! All the best, Rossella

Reviewed 2 October 2018
Tastybus was a great choice!

I wanted to visit a cheese and ham factory in Parma and found Tastybus as a great choice as they have a very reasonable price, they organize these two tours in a one 4-hour-long session (not too short, not too long) and the tour started...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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rossella b, General Manager at Maestro Travel Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2018

Thank you so much for such nice words! I am glad you enjoyed the tour and hope to see you in Parma again! Best wishes, Rossella

Reviewed 7 August 2018
Very enjoyable

Our family eats a lot of Parmesan cheese, so we really enjoyed seeing how it was actually made and the pride that goes into it. Also, at the company gift shop, we purchased blocks of Parmesan to take home to the States. Our family and...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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rossella b, General Manager at Maestro Travel Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2018

Thank you so much for the feedback, it was a great pleasure to receive you in our amazing city. I hope to see you again in Parma to eat lots of Parmigiano Reggiano again. safe travels, Rossella

Reviewed 12 July 2018
Best affordable way of touring proscuitto & parmasean cheese operators in Parma

I picked this tour for 3 reasons. (1) It is affordable as compared to other similar tours. (2) The meetup location is convenient, right outside the Parma tourist office. (3) Small group size. Our TastyBus tour guide was very knowledgeable with both of the ham...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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rossella b, Direttore generale at Maestro Travel Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2018

Thank you so much for such a detailed feedback, I am glad you have enjoyed the Tastybus tour! To say the truth you didn't lose that much as every day of the working week they make only one operation, and by the time we arrive...More

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I had the tour on a Sunday, and no one else had signed up. So they were flexible with me. I had the impression that this might not always be the case. BUT...this is Portugal. Very relaxed. Let them know what you need.
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