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Hop on the Tastybus and discover the finest Parma products in one day! Visit Parmigiano Reggiano cheese and Parma ham factories with tastings to learn their ancient story and savor exceptional quality. Keep discovering local delicacies and stop for a lunch at small trattoria and traditional balsamic vinegar factory with delicious guided tasting.

  • Taste Parmigiano Reggiano, Parma ham and traditional balsamic vinegar directly from their producers
  • Listen to the history of these products as your guide fascinates you with their legends and secrets
  • Enjoy a typical Italian lunch
  • English/Italian-speaking guide
  • Admission tickets to all factories
  • Products tasting per tour itinerary
  • Light lunch (full day option only)
  • Transfer by minibus with 20 seats available (in high season) and by car with 6 seats available (in low season)
Duration4 Hours 30 Minutes or 7 Hours 30 Minutes
Important information

Should you have any dietary restrictions or food allergies, please inform us in advance and we will do our best to accomodate your needs.


We strongly recommend arriving at the meeting point at least 10 minutes in advance. Due to 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.


If you are planning to drive to Parma, please consider that the meeting point is located within a Limited Traffic Zone area where unauthorized cars are not allowed to circulate. We suggest leaving your car in the indicated car park.
Parma Tourist Information Office (IAT)
SITur, Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi, Parma, PR, Italia
Parcheggio Toschi (for a fee)
Parma Railway Station

Offered by

Maestro Travel Experience
- Parma

Further information

First, stop at the Parmigiano Reggiano PDO production factory. Discover how milk is processed and transformed into Parmigiano Reggiano PDO. Find out why this extraordinary cheese can be preserved for years and why its quality improves over time without any chemical additives. Learn how to distinguish between cheese of different ageing thanks to a guided tasting. Continue to the Parma Ham PDO production factory. See the production phases of this renowned kind of cold cut. Start from the meat processing and lose yourself in a journey of flavors until the tasting of the final product. End your tour with a tasting of Parma ham and savor its sweetness and unique flavor and return to Piazza Garibaldi at 2:00 pm. Optionally, keep discovering local delicacies and continue your journey with a light lunch in typical trattoria where you will try some of the most famous local dishes accompanied with a glass of wine. After lunch, enter an ancient acetaia and discover why every drop of balsamic vinegar is a true gem. Taste its exceptional quality, aroma and fragrance on a delicious guided tasting. Return to Piazza Garibaldi at 5:00 pm.

36 Reviews
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Brilliant Food Experience
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We had a wonderful time on The Tasty Bus tour . There was 6 in our group and our guide Eliza was first class . She had an in-depth knowledge of the cheese and ham industry in the area and could answer any question asked . We travelled out into the countryside from Parma to see the manufacture of Parmigiano Reggiano and up into the hills to see the production of the Prosciutto first Parma . And to top it all we got to taste everything . This tour is a “ must” if you are visiting the area.
by Helen Gibson on 02/12/2020
Must do
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Fantastic tour with a great guide. Lots to eat and drink while learning about the food and the area
Love PARMA and Tasty Bus
by Peter Arndell on 01/09/2020
Amazing Food Tour in Parma!
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We bought the full day tour (taken in early December 2019) with lunch included. Booking the tour online was easy. We were sent a couple of reminders when the tour date approached!

There was nothing we did not like about the tour. We saw and learnt a lot about the production of parmigiano reggiano, prosciutto and traditional balsamic vinegar. We also saw the countryside which was beautiful. Elisa, the tour guide, was not only fun to spend the day with - she was also knowledgeable, personable and excellent! Lunch was also excellent.

We highly recommend this tour! Buy it! Excellent value for money!
by Swee on 12/31/2019
€62.00 €69.00

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