Food n Wine Tours 2018 FAQ

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FWT FAQs

Are young children allowed to participate on a tour? If so how much will I need to pay?

Children of all ages whether walking or in a stroller can take one of our tours. Please make sure that you purchase a discounted children’s ticket for your child.

Below 9 free of charge.

How do I book?

This FAQ has most of the answers to your initial questions such as durations, types of tours, costs and tailoring.

Simply fill in the Parma Food Tour short form in Booking/PayPal page (top menu) and we will respond immediately. All prices are quoted in euros.

Where do tours start and finish? How long is the tour?

Start point is in Parma, for all food tours (we will advise where once your tour is booked)  

Endpoint: Food tours always end at our final destination near Reggio – we trundle back to Parma together or I can get you to the nearest Autostrada entry or rail connection no problem.

We normally allow for 6-7 hrs to complete each day.  

Tours start 8.45am, finish between 4.30pm… we can tailor.


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How does this FWT compare to others?

Professionalism in a word. FWT aims to give you the best food tour destinations at the medium range or close to budget price – high quality at a good price. Angelo is the best guide in the valley and the system we have in place is safe and secure for you and yours. 

Self-Drive?

Yep, you can follow our car or we can jump in with you… easy, low cost.  We recommend Europcar Parma for hire car options. Ask about our driven tour prices too.. (Note: It is illegal for guides to offer a free lift service – the fines are incredibly high).

 

for any further info call Nick

0044 7960113799


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With over 20 years food industry experience between us we are Angello FanziniandNick Garrett forming a fresh new Italian tour option with the best, crafted Parmigiano Reggiano and DOP product tours.

How much food is served on the tours?

Quite a lot! All fantastic Quality too! Over the course of our food tour you will be enjoying Parmigiano tastings in the morning, our lunches will not leave you hungry or wanting in any respect!


What is a Self Drive tour?

The option is I can hop in with you.  If yr car is full you can trundle along behind mine – follow the leader.  No one has been lost in the field yet!

Do I have to purchase tickets in advance? Can I pay cash?

You can pay a deposit in advance with PayPal which would act as cover for any late cancellation or change (admin charge of 20.00 euros effective 48 hrs pre tour start) and balance payment on the day in cash – There are cash points along the way but best to try to have funds for payment as ATMs are prone to infrequent service.

Can we buy food on the tour?

Yes but do be aware that some countries have heavier restrictions than others. USA permits Parmigiano Reggiano in check in luggage. Most do not allow meat products. AU NZ do not allow food in.

Is there a wine tasting included on the Food tours?

Yes at lunch we’ll taste the 2 great wines of the region.  More tastings can be arranged if requested at our final (and picturesque) Balsamico Vineyard. 

What if I have dietary restrictions or food allergies?

Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions or food allergies when you purchase your ticket and we will make sure that we accommodate your needs. Parmigiano Reggiano is lactose free. Gluten free lunches are available.

How many people can take the tour?

We do specialise in family tours but also have a huge experience in coach parties – 8 is usually our maximum size in high season.

Are bathrooms available during the tour?

Yes bathrooms are available at several of the food tasting locations.  They can be rather basic in the Parmigiano factory!

Are cameras permitted on the tour?

Cameras are most certainly permitted and photos are absolutely encouraged.

Are there food tastings available for vegetarians?

Yes our tours are vegetarian friendly. Please notify us of your dietary restrictions when you purchase your ticket.

If the tour that I want to take is sold out can I get on a waiting list?

There is no official waiting list. Please notify us by email at fwteu@yahoo.co.uk and we will let you know what the options are if we are unable to get you on the tour of your choice.

Can I shop on the tour?

We shop during the visits yes.

Is the tour wheelchair and baby stroller accessible?

Yes, the tour is both wheelchair and baby stroller friendly and accessible.

Are tour guide gratuities included in the price?

We believe the biggest gratuity is happy clients and positive reviews on Tripadvisor.

Where does the tour end?

Where the tour ends as arranged in the tour booking.  Usually at the final destination between 3pm and 4.30pm near Reggio Emilia 5 minute from A1 Autostrada for easy links.

Are tours offered only in English?

With advance notice we can organize a private tour for your group with the appropriate translator.

A final word! Communication is everything!

Email and SMS are notoriously unreliable in Italy- be sure to check emails for updates and traffic delay info, supply us with yr contact number and retain ours at all times.  See you soon!

Nick 00447960113799

 


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