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Parma Full Food Immersion with Tastings and Lunch provided by Maestro Travel Experience

Parma Full Food Immersion with Tastings and Lunch

Parma Full Food Immersion with Tastings and Lunch
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About
Parma is an epicenter of traditional Italian cuisine, the birthplace of Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, Prosciutto di Parma ham, and authentic balsamic vinegar. On this food tour, take a deep dive into the production of all three with visits to local cheese, ham, and vinegar producers. Sample these and other specialties from Emilia-Romagna during a 3-course lunch served with regional wines.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Italian
Highlights
  • See how authentic Parmigiano-Reggiano and Prosciutto di Parma is made
  • Visit a family-run acetaia that produces prestigious balsamic vinegar
  • Lunch featuring tortelli d’erbetta pasta and Lambrusco and Malvasia wines
  • Option of convenient round-trip transportation from central Parma
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Italian
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • See how authentic Parmigiano-Reggiano and Prosciutto di Parma is made
  • Visit a family-run acetaia that produces prestigious balsamic vinegar
  • Lunch featuring tortelli d’erbetta pasta and Lambrusco and Malvasia wines
  • Option of convenient round-trip transportation from central Parma
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 16427P2
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Transport by private vehicle (if option selected)
  • Pick-up and drop-off in Parma
  • Beverages
  • Wine and food tasting
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Reggio Emilia
  • Entry/Admission - Parma
  • Entry/Admission - Reggio Emilia
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • 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.
  • Parma, Province of Parma, Italy
Additional information
  • 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 travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Transport by private vehicle (if option selected)
  • Pick-up and drop-off in Parma
  • Beverages
  • Wine and food tasting
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Reggio Emilia
  • Entry/Admission - Parma
  • Entry/Admission - Reggio Emilia
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • 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.
  • Parma, Province of Parma, Italy
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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 travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Parma
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Consorzio del Formaggio Parmigiano Reggiano
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Consorzio Del Prosciutto Di Parma
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Consorzio Tutela Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale di Reggio Emilia DOP
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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5.0
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Eileen O
3 contributions
Parma food day is well worth it
We spent a great day with Giacomo. Visiting cheese, ham and balsamico production and tasting all the way. Giacomo answered all our question about food, archaeology , history and local culture. What a comprehensive knowledge and a very entertaining guide to spend the day with.
Written 15 October 2021
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Michael
Reno, NV1 contribution
This is a must-do while you are in Parma
Dec. 2019
I went on the full-day tour in December of 2019, and it was the highlight of my nearly two weeks in Europe. There was only one other person on the tour that day besides myself, and our guide Elisa took extra time to answer questions and provide worthwhile information. All of the stops on the tour were very informative and interesting, and the ability to purchase cheese, butter, and balsamic vinegar was welcomed as well, particularly for the people who received these items as Christmas gifts.

As I sit and write this review four months of the trip, in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak, I am hopeful that Elisa and the other people at Maestro are safe and healthy and that they can keep offering these tours in the future. I certainly will be signing up for a tour again the next time I am able to visit that part of the world.
Written 14 April 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you so much for your kind words and support! Hope you are safe and healthy too! I am very happy to read that our tour was the highlight of your trip in Europe! Hope to see you in Parma again soon, Medina
Written 11 May 2020
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san18
new york440 contributions
fantastic day tour
Nov. 2019
yesterday we took this full day tour of parma, cheese factory and balsomic vinegar factory plus lunch. it was a fantastic and very informative tour. the day went by very quickly because everything was so facinating. the tour guide and owner was funny, informative,easy to understand and very friendly. lunch was included in the full day tour in a small local restaurant.the day was fun and well spent. if you are looking for a tour in parma this one is it.sorry about the letters, the computer in the hotel is broken and i wanted to get this review in.
Written 3 November 2019
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Thank you so much for this great review! Hope to see you in Parma again soon for more fun, food and laughs! :) Best, Medina
Written 11 December 2019
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Allen K
Charlotte, NC29 contributions
An Amazing Day
Oct. 2019
Our all day "Tasty Bus" tour was simply amazing. From the small parmigiano reggiano factory, to the prosciutto factory, to lunch at a small osteria, to the balsamic vinaigrette tasting, we had a fantastic time. Our tour guide as energetic, friendly, and knowledgeable. We could not have asked for a more perfect day or a better tour.
Written 30 October 2019
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And your review is also simply amazing! Thank you so much for your kind words! Hope to see you in Parma again soon, Best wishes, Medina
Written 11 December 2019
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Steve
3 contributions
Highly Recommend Maestro Tour Service
Oct. 2019 • Couples
The Maestro team arranged a private tour for two from 1-7 PM to accommodate our travel schedule. Elisa was knowledgeable of the processes for making balsamic vinegar, Parma ham, and Parmigiano Reggiano. She also provided excellent background about the history of area in an interesting manner, and clearly had a good relationship of factory owners/managers. Elisa drove for us and was very safe. She also helped us with information about Cinque Terre. We would highly recommend Elisa and the Maestro team for any food tour, and recommend considering them for other tour needs, as they do also have capability outside of Parma. We had a wonderful and memorable experience.
Written 14 October 2019
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Hi Steve, Thank you so much for the review. I am glad to hear you've enjoyed your private tour with Elisa and brought home some delicious memories. Hope to see you once again in Parma :) Kind regards, Medina
Written 11 May 2020
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Craftsman
Western Australia, Australia2 contributions
A must if you like good food, the best food tasting we had in Italy
Sep. 2019
This tour greatly exceeded expectations. The vinegar part of the tour was absolutely eye opening, we bought two bottles home, who knew this kind of flavour existed! The cheese, so good. And the prosciutto, I doubt I will every taste it that fresh again.

A must do when in Parma. Make sure you do the full day tour. We were going to the half day, but swapped to full day when the tour started. We are glad we did.
Written 30 September 2019
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siewmr
Chania Town, Greece146 contributions
Well worth the money
Aug. 2019
If you are a foodie, then this is the tour to take. We started off with a Parmesan factory, with tastings that followed, then Parma Ham factory, tastings followed by a very nice local lunch, and lastly a visit to a balsamic vinegar artisan (with tastings as well of course). Our guide was very informative and we came away laden with goodies!!!
Written 28 August 2019
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Hi, Thank you so much for taking the time to write the review! I am glad to hear you've enjoyed discovering the delicacies of our land with TastyBus and hope to see you in Parma once again! Best regards, Medina Xhani
Written 18 September 2019
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issaqtrav
Seattle area42 contributions
Very informative
Jun. 2019 • Couples
We did the full day tour. It is also called "Tastybus".

We bought tickets from the tourist office for 99 euro each...directly on site they are 95 euros (we discovered that later! I think they are even more expensive on Tripadvisor.

Anyway Sylvia was our guide and she did a good job. We learnt about all 3 products...for us the cheese factory was the best.

Lunch was so-so...also they gave just 1 glass of wine each.

Good way to learn about the 3 products and escape the heat of Parma as well.
Written 10 July 2019
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Hi, Thank you so much for taking the time to review the TastyBus, glad to know you've enjoyed it! Best regards, Medina
Written 16 July 2019
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Paige T
2 contributions
One of our favorite days in Italy!
May 2019 • Family
Our family of foodies really enjoyed our day learning about and tasting the local Parma specialties! It was interesting to hear about and see all of the steps that make the products special. This was tour was one of our favorite activities from our time in Italy. We would definitely book a tour with Maestro Travel Experience again.
Written 30 June 2019
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Hi Paige, First of all, thank you for such a kind review! I'm glad you enjoyed your food tour and felt the passion and respect we have for our land. Hope this will bring you in Parma once again. All the best, Medina
Written 8 July 2019
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john wick
5 contributions
Great tastes but...
May 2019 • Family
Third review unlucky. This was the highlight of our weekend. No doubt the food was amazing to taste but we learnt very little about the history which is what we really wanted. Tastings were ok. Generally a disappointment for this much hyped tour and would have preferred a more quality rather shenanigan type of a day. Ham factory was unmanned also. Guide was a bit too much playing to the audience.
Written 20 May 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Sir/Madam, Thank you so much for taking time and sharing your experience. First of all, please accept my sincere apologies that your expectations from this tour were not fulfilled. As you could see from the previous reviews, it is the first one with such a low rate. I am personally very concerned that you did not enjoy the TastyBus, as the guest experience and quality of the information provided is our highest priority in every tour. I would be very grateful if you could write to me on my email rossella@maestrotravelexperience.com with the tour date and maybe a little more details so we would have a chance to improve the overall tour experience. Kind regards, Rossella
Written 21 May 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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766marshao
766marshao
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Awesome!
This was one of the highlights of our trip! Elisa was amazing! Our tour consisted of just the 3 of us. Elisa was so
JenVi87
JenVi87
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Great experience
This experience is a must do if you are in the area! Elisa is knowledgeable, and just a nice and interesting person
Tassilo2020
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
465jelleh
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
tjaša v
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.
eatrummel
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
437oliveb
437oliveb
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Cooking Class
Absolutely brilliant. Had a wonderful afternoon making, cooking and eating pasta. A must do experience when visiti
Msdao7
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
Luke2468
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
GrandTour487816
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
Arn135
Arn135
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Excellent- must do
This was such a great day and experience. We taken by Elisa who was fantastic. Her knowledge and enthusiasm was exc
jjmweth
jjmweth
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Excellent tour
Our guide Silvia took us to see the Parmesan cheese being made and prosuitto being made. We followed the entire pro
Chris R
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
Manon B
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
SydTraveller777
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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