Do I have to purchase tickets in advance? Can I pay cash?
You can pay in advance. We normally request a deposit of 50.00 euros which would act as cover for a late cancellation or change (admin charge of 20.00 euros effective 48 hrs pre tour start) and payment on the day -
How long is the tour?
We normally allow for 5hrs. The duration of each tour is start 8.45am finish 3-4.00pm
How much food is served on the tours?
Over the course of the food tour you will be enjoying Parmigiano tastings in the morning, a 3 Kings gourmet lunch will not leave you hungry or wanting in any respect! The Budget Beater tour has a light option which you will buy – if it’s raining we will take lunch in a gourmet food bar in Langhirano the heartland of Prosciutto di Parma.
What is a self drive tour?
We can arrange a driver at a standard cost but must clients arrive by car and we join them for the tour – alternatively they follow us in our car. We haven’t last anyone yet!! Ask us for specific details and meeting point info.
How much walking is involved on the tour? How is the walking pace?
The food tours are mainly a saunter around small workshops and not much walking at all. There are lifts in the prosciutto factory and only a few stairs eslewhere etc.
Walking Tours are led at a very casual pace because there are some inclines – the hills do demand reasonable level of fitness and we do recommend proper foot wear. There are two stops on the tour where we will be sitting for a combined total of 60 minutes.
We always tailor the walks to suit the client from a stroll to hill climbing.
Is there a wine tasting included on the Food tours?
Yes at one of the tasting locations we will be sampling some wine with a delicious Parmigiano serving. At lunch we also taste 2 great wines of the region. More tastings can be arranged if requested at our final (and sensational) Balsamico Vineyard. Of course the wine tasting tour has a swathe of distinguished wines to savour!
What other beverages are served on the tour?
On the 3 Kings tour we stop for a Coffee tasting (11.00am) and if wanted sample delicious local pastries on the way to the Ham factory.
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.
How many people can take the tour?
We do specialise in family tours but also have a huge experience in coach parties – There is no maximum number of people on a tour as we have alternated 2 coaches at special destinations suited to large parties so as to not interfere with any smaller groups we may have.
Are bathrooms available during the tour?
Yes bathrooms are available at several of the food tasting locations.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 after 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?
Gratuities are not included in the ticket price and they are always greatly appreciated.
Where does the tour end?
Where the tour ends as arranged in the tour booking. Usually at the final destination.
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 5 free of charge.
5-10 – 50%
11 – 15 -25%
Are the walking tours given in bad weather?
There is a risk during low seasons and I encourage all to anticipate and take all weather clothing if needed. In the case of rain we will be able to go inside many of the tasting locations and there are other places where we will be able to stay dry. We kindly ask that you please look at the weather forecast and dress appropriately. Tickets cannot be cancelled due to the weather.
Are tours offered only in English?
With advance notice we can organize a private tour for your group with the appropriate translator.
Are gift certificates available?
Gift Certificates are available and make a wonderful present for anyone… just ;et us know.