Historical family-run Parmigiano-Reggiano dairy with tasting
Family-run Prosciutto di Parma production with tasting
Typical lunch included
Family-run Traditional Balsamic Vinegar loft with tasting
Dedicated tour guide on board for the whole tour
Tour with a comfortable 30-seats bus (max. capacity 20 people)

Parma (Parma)

AVAILABLE: Every day from Monday to Saturday (from April 17th to October 31st 2023)

NOT AVAILABLE.: June 2nd, mid-August week

WHERE: Province of Parma and Reggio Emilia

 FROM: Parma

DURATION: 7 hours and 1/2

TYPE OF TOUR: shared, transportation included, regular departures, experiential

TOUR TIME: 9:30 am in Parma  

MEETING: Viale Toschi 2, Parma


Meet your guide in the city centre, hop on a dedicated bus and discover Parma food tradition at its finest. Listen to the guide’s fascinating food (ies) stories and let the best flavour of the Food Valley take you on the tastiest journey ever.

Choose the Parmigiano Reggiano cheese and Parma ham option (half-day tour) or round off your day with a light lunch and visit a Traditional Balsamic Vinegar production house (full-day tour). You will enjoy Parma on a tour filled with fun, laughter and great food!


09:30 am: Meet your guide in viale Toschi and hop on the bus.

Visit a Parmigiano Reggiano cheese dairy. Learn every step of the natural making process that leads to the “birth” of the king of all cheeses.
Enter the impressive ageing rooms and walk surrounded by 5000 Parmigiano Reggiano cheese wheels. Taste cheese of different ages and savour how it improves over time

2^ stop: PARMA HAM
Travel through the beautiful Parma countryside. The sea breeze crosses the hills and makes this area ideal for Parma ham making.
Inside a Parma ham factory, follow the journey of this prestigious ham, from careful meat selection until its meticulous ageing. Taste the unique sweetness of Parma ham and more local cold cuts.

If you choose the half-day option, that’s the end of your tour. You will be back in viale Toschi at 2:00 pm.

If you choose the full-day option, the tour continues with:

3^ stop: LIGHT LUNCH
A good old trattoria is a must-stop for all foodies. In this traditional and cozy restaurant, try the best Parma cuisine can offer, matched with a nice glass of local wine. Your menu includes starters, tortelli d’erbetta (homemade pasta filled with ricotta cheese and spinach), seasonal dessert, a glass of Lambrusco wine, water, coffee.
The menu could vary according to the season. Should you have any dietary restrictions or food allergies, please inform us at the time of booking and an alternative menu will be suggested.

Enter a 300-years-old mansion and smell the unique scent of traditional balsamic vinegar. Listen to the story of a family that considers vinegar its most precious gift in life.
Admire barrels filled with black gold, aged up to 25 years. Savour balsamic vinegar of different ages and discover unusual (and incredibly yummy!) recipes combining it with meat tartare, seafood and desserts.

05:00 pm: return to viale Toschi.


  • Dedicated English/Italian-speaking guide for the whole tour
  • Admission tickets to all factories
  • Products tasting per tour itinerary
  • Light lunch (full-day option only)
  • Transfer by minibus with maximum 20 participants


  • Everything not mentioned in the inclusions.

Cancellation policy:

  • No penalties up to 24 hours before the tour;
  • From 24 hours before the tour / no show: 100% penalty.

Please note:

  • It is not guaranteed to see the craftsmen at work at every production: being artisanal and not industrial products, the working cycle is not repeated every day at the same time (eg. Traditional Balsamic Vinegar DOP, wine making, Prosciutto di Parma).
  • PARKINGIf you are planning to drive to Parma from another city, please consider that the meeting point is located just outside the Parcheggio Toschi, (Address: Viale Paolo Toschi, 2, Parma) where you can leave your car. If you are planning to arrive in Parma by train, please take the main exit from the station to Viale Paolo Borsellino, from there it will take around 10-12 minutes of walk to get to the meeting point.
  • DEPARTURE TIMEWe strongly recommend arriving at the meeting point at least 10 minutes in advance. Due to the tour schedule, the bus cannot leave later than 9:30 am. Should you be running late, please contact us immediately and we will tell you how to join the group independently at the first stop.
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