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When I checked Food n walk tours I just felt there was that extra connection… that it wasn’t just an tour with a guide… I was right!
Recent Client quote during tour… it is about the most common observation shared with us.
It’s not just about volume of reviews with TA but other the other creative things, including our hidden gems and passion.
His relationship with the people there is what really separates Nick as every one he works with, he has a real connection to. By the special treatment and abundant extra samples given, I’m 100% certain they treated us far better than the other tours that go through there.
But what are our reviewers really talking about?
TA RECOGNISE REAL QUALITY AND CARE
Our reviews talk about the sense of real quality, relaxation (never rushed) and richness of the day.
Not just that either – Tripadvisor regularly rank us 1 or 2 in Parma on the basis of what they determine as depth of service and quality.
Health and hygiene are prime considerations that leave us out there in clear blue…
CLIENT CARE – ATTENTION TO DETAIL
Client Care is the Holy Grail for us – we are passionate about it.
Even when we worked with Parma Golosa we took our clients on the road like they were our very own – we took them to extra destinations that would have freaked the management out!
Why? Because it is so important (to us) that every client feels this trip is the highlight of their vacation or even more. We still do go the extra miles – we add in unlisted specials so that the competition can’t emulate us.
And we reflect that genuine energy and passion in everything we do for you. To the moment we say goodbye.
COMPARING US WITH OTHERS
We know all the companies on the Google search for Food Tours in Parma. We know the cheap and the cheerful too.
With us of course we could claim to have better destinations. A better cheese maker with wider range of tastings than any other tour…
– A better pristine ‘food safe’ Parma Ham maker with all the rooms open (health and your big vacation dream day are a huge responsibility we take completely on-board for you). And the best tastings onsite… not many agencies offer that special treat.
A paradise Modena Balsamico loft that is genuinely 300 years old and spotless.
A selection of truly fantastic Gourmet lunch destinations and choices, tops our best in Parma roster. Smorg tastes, massed cold cuts and mixed fresh Porcini and black truffle pastas or tortelli for less than 26.00 per person all inc.
CUTTING CORNERS? NOT FWT
CHECK OUT DRIVING ISSUES
In the past 18 months Parma Police have stopped guides illegally transporting clients in-car. The day is ruined and the fines are enormous… it’s not an option.
Our advice is to hire a car and we’ll take you on safe country roads for an easy drive around tour. We can help you hire a car for as little as 60.00 euros.
We do not charge extra fees for driven tours for special circumstance clients.
For elderly clients we can port between destinations FOC.
WE’LL GUIDE YOU THROUGH A BEAUTIFUL DAY
Truth is no one else has anything quite like our collection of destinations.
That’s why with 22 reviews Tripadvisor recognise us for what we are.
We’ll do you proud. It’s your amazing Italian food day, after all.
From the moment Nick came to ‘collect us’ -because we got lost, we knew we had the right guy! He brought us to watch and learn about the birth of Parmesan cheese. I wish that I could include the smells in this review! We ended the cheese tour in the shop dipping Parmesan in Balsamic and honey-stop drooling because it only gets better!
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… beyond the Bolognese – a great guided tour of Italy!
Paul Lay – ed FWT
12:01AM BST 19 Aug 2006
For lovers of Italian food and touring Italy, there are countless pleasures to savour along the Italian food trail of the via Emilia, the ancient road that links the great food cities – Parma, Modena and Bologna – of the northern province of Emilia-Romagna.
Now that Ryanair has opened a route to Parma, it’s easier than ever to travel in Italy, explore Italy’s gastronomic heartland, eating in endless trattorias, visiting wineries, an abundance of colourful country markets and, with a car, meandering off the main road to visit some of the region’s hundreds of specialist food producers.
Bolognese: Parma food trail
TRULY THE MOST BEAUTIFUL Parma tour – with Food n Walk Tour bookings manager Nick
Angelo and Nick serve up a great day in the Food Valley
Welcome to real Italy …
Angelo, Parma’s much mooted tour guide will ease you around this beautiful Italian gourmet food tour.
Food n Walk Tours Parma consist of superior quality self drive guided visits, to the production sites of some of Italy’s most famous DOP food products such as Prosciutto di Parma Ham, Parmigiano Reggiano cheese as well as breathtaking strolls through Traditional Balsamic Vinegar studios of Reggio and Modena.
THE BEST PARMIGIANO REGGIANO CHEESE TOUR
Streamline tour! Same places as 3 Kings – simple lunch stop UBuy – lean prices!!!
COUPLES BUDGET BEATER TOUR!!! a new optional Food n Walk Tour!
A budget tour taking in Parmigiano Reggiano Parma Ham Balsamico with a picnic lunch atop a mountain vista!!!
84.00 per person!!! SEPTEMBER OFFER (for tours booked after Sept 1 2012) – Couples Only – inc Balsamico tour n taste, Parmigiano tour n tasting, Parma ham tour n picnic…
The Best Pricepoint Food Tour in Parma!
Torrechiara Castle Parma – Photo call in the heart of our Food Valley Golosi tour day
The BB day tour
1. Parmigiano Reggiano – visit a small family producer
2. Parma ham – one of Parma’s leading Prosciutto makers
3. Balsamico Tradizionale – dropping in on a regal estate and truly artisan maker
Light Lunch is your call – not included in the tour total
Balsamico Vintage tastings 6.00 per person
Scenic Drive n Picnic or Light Lunch (you choose on the day in our langhirano Deli Cafe – )
Your FWT day starts with an incredible visit to one of the most revered makers of the famous Parmigiano Reggiano cheese.
How they test the cheese
LIFTING THE CHEESE
You will be amazed when you enter the cooking room to watch behind the scenes, the master and his family, cooking, separating the rich whey and lifting this magnificent DOP product.
Cheese Tour starts 9am (duration 2 hrs)
Food preparation takes place 365 days per annum. Non-slip footwear is advised – thong flip-flops are not suitable as some floor areas are wet.
PROSCIUTTO DI PARMA
…Langhirano Parma Ham 100% natural, it’s in the air!
It is the along these Apennine foothills that conspire to create the unique conditions necessary to cure only genuine Parma Ham.
They say just salt, air and time is needed…
Please Note: most days the Prosciutto workshop is a buzz with activity – On weekends this may not be the case. We have access to the factory and will see all the processes for the gourmet Parma Ham.
Choose from our delicious local quality gastrononia Cafe a selection of food as we head into the hills for our Ham Tour.
If it’s raining or a tad cool, we’ll choose to stay in the cafe.
Balsamico Tradizionale Tour
IN THE LOFTS
3 AGES TASTINGS – 6.00 euros per person
(Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Reggio Emilia)
First mentioned in historical writings in 1046 (da Piacenza), Balsamico is a real elixir for all Gourmet lovers, chefs or slow food fans.
Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale it is produced solely from the finest grapes and never from soured wine vinegar like its Modenese industrial counterpart.
PRICES (in euros) 84.00 per person
8.45am finishes around 3.00pm
MEETING POINTS – Bar Gianni
We can come to you at your Parma Hotel or meet at the 3 Kings meeting point
SELF DRIVE PRICES
89.00 euros per person min 2 ppl
Balsamico 3 ages tastings – Red, Silver and Gold vintages
6.00 euro per person
Special diet requirements can be catered for… Just let us know prior to booking.
LUXURY DRIVING OPTIONS
4 people 280.00
Mini bus 360.00
For special tour request please just ask.
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Our food day brings you to the border with Tuscany at 1140m – we can walk the mountain trail all day and picnic … if you like
The Brink of Heaven – The incredible Passo Della Cisa walk
Food n Walk Tours.
Spectacular Italy! The Passo della Cisa Winter’s end March 2011
Above: The Cai VF 00 track rising from Passo della Cisa
Today we went up to Passo della Cisa and I took a look at a trek link which is simply going to be out of this world when I get along it in April.
The Massa Carrara from Cisa
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The steps here (in Emilia Romagna) lead past the church to the left or right adjoining the track behind thebell tower (sited in Tuscany) and pine clad mountains, climbing up the ridge following due west, across the Bratello range descending the valley toward Pontremoli… and Cinque Terre.