Guided tour

From Bologna: Train to San Luca Basilica & Food Tasting

4.3 / 5

95 reviews

Activity provider: BOLOGNA TOUR

From Bologna: Train to San Luca Basilica & Food Tasting

Activity provider: BOLOGNA TOUR

From US$ 24.50 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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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 member of staff who'll welcome you and provide any information you may require.

When you return, you will get to taste 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

4.3 /5

based on 95 reviews

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Super nice and uncomplicated pickup. Passing the line, I got my ticket and vouchers straight away. The journey was very relaxed and the Basilica of San Luca is definitely worth a visit. It was easy to get back from the same exit point to my entry point on Piazza Maggiore, from where I could easily walk to the pizzeria and ice cream parlor to redeem the vouchers. All-round successful action :)

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August 31, 2022

Better to buy on a spot, as ticket price twice cheaper. You will pay just for the ride without “ food tasting”. Food tasting is absolutely rubbish. You will have 2 vouchers, one is for the small portion of ice cream and another one for a small portion of sausage with tiny bits of cheese.

June 19, 2022

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

Product ID: 243927