Guided tour

From Bologna: Train to San Luca Basilica & Food Tasting

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44 reviews

From Bologna: Train to San Luca Basilica & Food Tasting

Activity provider: BOLOGNA TOUR
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From US$ 26.38 per person

Enjoy a round-trip ticket from Bologna to San Luca with the San Luca Express train, the new tourist line created to connect the Bologna city center to the enchanting basilica. At the end, of your tour enjoy a delicious food tasting.

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Valid 1 day
from first activation
Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
Italian, English, Spanish
Audio guide included
English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese
Wheelchair accessible


  • Visit the Sanctuary and come back at the time of your choosing
  • Discover the city from a new perspective
  • Enjoy a tasting of typical products of Bologna
Full description
The Basilica of San Luca is one of the symbols of the city of Bologna. Situated on the Monte Guardia, the Sanctuary connects to the city center through the longest continuous portico in the world, made up of 666 arcades. At the meeting point, you'll receive a map and a timetable of the return train, which is available every 45 minutes. You’ll also receive a voucher for the food tasting. This tour departs every day and will help you discover the city from aboard the San Luca Express train, where the audio guides, available in 8 languages, will tell you about the city until your arrival at the Basilica of San Luca. Here, you can visit the Basilica at your own pace and decide what time to return by consulting the schedules on the map. On board, you will find a staff person, who will welcome you and respond to your information. When you return, you will get to taste of typical products in one of the historical markets.  
  • Round trip ticket for San Luca Express train
  • Frequent rides, available every 45 minutes
  • Multilingual audio guide in 8 different languages
  • On board assistance provided by highly qualified staff
  • Voucher for tasting of typical products at the end of the tour
  • Map and timetable for the return train
  • Hotel pick up and drop-off
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles

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Meeting point

The meeting place is in front of the Neptune Fountain where one of our staff members will accompany you at the start of the tour

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • Returns train is available every 45 minutes
  • At the meeting point, you'll receive a map and a timetable of the return trains
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 44 reviews

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Well organised. We were met by a super friendly guide who was happy to answer any questions we had, accompanied us to the train and gave us the food vouchers. The vouchers don't have an expiry date, so you dfont have to use them the day of the trip. They allowed us to sample things from places that we otherwise woukdbt have thought to go, and in convenient locations.

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November 4, 2021

Wonderful trip up to san luca / fantastically beautiful church and the surroundings ❤️ / I'm glad we took the little train / because it just goes up / and then in the heat. Good idea and go up there around 10 am or a little later / because the church closes early / siesta ❤️And the 2 cutest guides. Can only be recommended

September 4, 2021

Hello to the team! Actually everything was great, especially the nice greeting at the Nettuno fountain. However, it was not clear to us that either the train or the red line would return from San Luca, which is why we ultimately had to walk back to the city from the stop at the stadium. During the tasting, the ice cream at Oggi was very tasty, but the mortadella at Murtadela was too "heavy" for us ... best regards, BB

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September 1, 2021

Product ID: 243927