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Private Full Day Parma Food Tour: Parmesan Cheese, Parma Ham, Lunch, Vinegar

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Parma, Italy
Private Full Day Parma Food Tour: Parmesan Cheese, Parma Ham, Lunch, Vinegar

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Overview

Discover the food of Parma during a day-long private tour of the city's culinary highlights. The experience includes a visit to a Parmigiano-Reggiano factory, a Parma ham production house, and a balsamic vinegar "acetaia" as well as a traditional local restaurant for lunch and wine. When you book, you can opt to have included transport or use your own vehicle to save a few euros.
  • Private Parma food tour including an authentic local lunch
  • See Parmigiano-Reggiano be made, and learn about its aging process
  • Visit a Parma ham production house to see the different curing phases
  • Savor local wine and tortelli d'erbetta, a Parma pasta specialty
  • Learn about balsamic vinegar from the owners of a family-run acetaia
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Local guide
Transport by private vehicle (if option selected)
Pick-up and drop-off in Parma
Beverages
Wine and food tasting
Lunch
Gratuities
This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.
Parma , Parma, Province of Parma, Italy
9:00 AM
This activity will end right where it started.Please, let us know the name of the hotel or apartment you stay in, we offer the pick-up also at the other hotels in Parma. If you will arrive for the tour from the other city, we will advise you the best point to meet your guide. If you will arrive for the tour by train, please let us know the arrival time and your guide will meet you at the ticket office of the train station in Parma.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • May be operated by a multilingual guide
  • Make a note of any dietary needs in the 'Special Requirements' box when you book
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Maestro Travel Experience
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Private Full Day Parma Food Tour: Parmesan Cheese, Parma Ham, Lunch, Vinegar?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Private Full Day Parma Food Tour: Parmesan Cheese, Parma Ham, Lunch, Vinegar.
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What is the policy on sanitization during Private Full Day Parma Food Tour: Parmesan Cheese, Parma Ham, Lunch, Vinegar?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Private Full Day Parma Food Tour: Parmesan Cheese, Parma Ham, Lunch, Vinegar.
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What is the social distancing policy during Private Full Day Parma Food Tour: Parmesan Cheese, Parma Ham, Lunch, Vinegar?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Private Full Day Parma Food Tour: Parmesan Cheese, Parma Ham, Lunch, Vinegar.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private Full Day Parma Food Tour: Parmesan Cheese, Parma Ham, Lunch, Vinegar?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Private Full Day Parma Food Tour: Parmesan Cheese, Parma Ham, Lunch, Vinegar.

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star-5
Perfect tour for foodies
Arturo_D
, Aug 2022
Incredible experience where you learn how Italy’s delicacies are made, the guide explained every detail and was very nice!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Hi Arturo, Thank you for taking time to write the review. I am glad to know you've enjoyed your foodie experience in Parma. All the best, Rossella
star-5
Giacomo made our tour wonderful!!!
Michael_S
, Aug 2022
Giacomo, our guide absolutely made the tour! He was beyond knowledgeable, and so accommodating, I don't think it would have been as wonderful with anyone but him 🙏🏼
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Hi Michael, thank you so much for taking the time to write the review. I am very happy you've enjoyed the tour with Giacomo and I will pass him your kind words.
star-5
Fantastic
Charisse_D
, Jun 2022
Our tour guide was amazing! The tour was wonderful. The food was great! The area was beautiful!! Highly recommend. Worth every penny!!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you so much for taking the time to review your foodie experience. I am very pleased to hear you've enjoyed it and hope to see you in Parma again!
star-1
Cash only
Pamela_C
, Apr 2022
I booked this tour a month ahead of time. I was in communication with the tour guide days before. I received a message from Viator that the tour was paid for with my credit card and confirmed. After 11 pm the night before the tour was to start at 7 am I got a message that the tour was not paid for and I had to bring cash to the tour guide. It was over 400 Euro and we didn’t have that much cash and no time to get more so we had to cancel and did not go.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hi Pamela, I think you did the wrong tour review, what you are talking about did not happen with us. The April 22nd tour was done regularly and Elisa, your guide took lots of pictures with you. You got on very well with her and you also gave her your business card inviting her to visit you at your home. She kept the business card with pleasure. I am very sorry for this mistake, it can happen to get confused when you have so many experiences in a few days, as I think it happened to you. I therefore kindly ask you to cancel the review as it does not concern the tour you took with us in Parma. Rossella
star-5
Best day in Italy
Tracey_W
, Oct 2021
Elisa, our tour guide, was very knowledgeable and funny. We enjoyed touring the cheese factory, the Italian ham process, the amazing foods including lunch and ending our tour learning about the history of Balsamic vinegar along with an amazing tasting.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hi Tracey, thank you so much for taking the time to write the review! I am happy to know you've enjoyed your foodie experience with Elisa.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great Tour in Parma
Nuttree
, Dec 2018
Visiting Parma, take this tour! My wife and I visited a Parmesan Cheese factory and Balsamic vinegar facility and a great lunch. We were supposed to visit a Prosciutto (ham) facility but a snowstorm closed the facility and were unable to visit. The usual restaurant for lunch was also closed due to the snow and we found an alternate. Our guide, Silvia was great! She was very knowledgeable, had a great personality, and answered all of our questions. The tour company was proactive in offering a refund of a portion of our fee for not being able to visit the Prosciutto. Definitely recommend this tour.
star-5
Our Parma food tour with Elisa
Catherine_W
, Oct 2018
We took a private tour with Elisa as our guide and driver. It was a day well spent: Elisa’s knowledge of the cheese factory, Parma ham factory, the balsamic vinegar producer and region was incredible and she made it so interesting and colorful. Lunch was delicious at a local restaurant with regional specialties. I highly recommend this tour. It was a highlight of our trip. And her car was spacious, clean and comfortable.
star-5
This tour was one of the best things...
Robert T
, Nov 2017
This tour was one of the best things we did on our 3 week Italy vacation. Monica was an excellent guide. She gave us insight on all of the places we visited and helped us with learning about Italian culture. We almost did the half day tour, I'm so glad we did not! The visit to Modena was one of the most interesting parts of the tour. I you are interested in food and how it gets to your table, this is the tour for you!
star-5
This was a awesome tour. Our guide...
Maria S
, Oct 2017
This was a awesome tour. Our guide was so nice and very knowledgeable, she made us feel like family. We really enjoyed seeing how the cheese and Parma Ham is made. The balsamic vinegar factory was very interesting and the owner explained the complete process to us. Lunch was very good and the views from the restaurant were amazing. The whole day was perfect. I highly recommend this tour.
star-5
This tour was amazing!!! Our tour...
Grant_A
, Sep 2017
This tour was amazing!!! Our tour guide Lesa was from Parma and her English was perfect. She was so knowledgable and really fun to spend the day with. i would recommend this tour to anyone who wants to experience Italian food at its best!!
star-5
Our guide, Lisa, was knowledgable...
Susan R M
, Jul 2017
Our guide, Lisa, was knowledgable and fun to be with. Her English was perfect. The places we visited were great. We got to see everything up close and talked with the makers of the parmesan cheese and balsamic vinegar. It was a GREAT day.
star-5
The food was great as we visited...
Daddio
, Jul 2017
The food was great as we visited each establishment. I had an understanding of the process behind the Parmesan Reggiano cheese and the Parma ham / prosciutto which held true. Little did I know about traditional balsamic vinegar. A real learning experience by a very passionate host / vinegar maker. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable about all of the food processes, developed a good rapport with each of us. Lunch was spectacular, high above Parma nestled in amongst vineyards was a delightful restaurant. The ham was superb and the pasta dishes to die for, exquisite taste with melt in your mouth smoothness. A long day but one well worth every bit of effort. Would do it again just for the lunch.

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