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A NIGHT AT THE THEATRE – Aida

Music lovers, this is your chance to take part in exclusive scheduled shows during the 2017 Opera, Ballet and Concert Season at the prestigious Teatro Comunale di Bologna (Civic Theatre): Aida. WHEN: November 15th at 8pm November 16th at 8pm November 18th at 8pm November 19th at 3.30pm November 21st at 8pm     INCLUDED: Ticket in parterre / central box 1st or 2nd row at Teatro Comunale of Bologna     RATE: € 100.00 per person     CANCELLATION POLICY: For the show on November 18th, there is no cancellation fee for cancellations up to 1 hour before showtime. After that time, tickets are not refundable. For all other show dates, tickets are fully refundable for cancellation before October 31st. After that date, tickets are not refundable.  

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A NIGHT AT THE THEATRE – Aziz Shokhahkimov and Giuseppe Albanese

Music lovers, this is your chance to take part in exclusive scheduled shows during the 2017 Opera, Ballet and Concert Season at the prestigious Teatro Comunale di Bologna (Civic Theatre): Aziz Shokhahkimov con il pianista Giuseppe Albanese. WHEN: November 25th at 8.30pm   INCLUDED: Ticket in parterre / central box 1st or 2nd row at Teatro Comunale of Bologna   RATE: € 30.00 per person   CANCELLATION POLICY: There is no cancellation fee for cancellations up to 14 days before showtime. After that time, tickets are not refundable.  

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A NIGHT AT THE THEATRE – La Traviata

Music lovers, this is your chance to take part in exclusive scheduled shows during the 2017 Opera, Ballet and Concert Season at the prestigious Teatro Comunale di Bologna (Civic Theatre): La Traviata. WHEN: July 11th at 8pm July 12th at 8pm July 13th at 6pm July 14th at 6pm July 15th at 3:30pm   INCLUDED: Ticket in parterre / central box 1st or 2nd row at Teatro Comunale of Bologna     RATE starting from: € 100.00 per person     CANCELLATION POLICY: For the show on July 15th, there is no cancellation fee for cancellations up to 1 hour before showtime. After that time, tickets are not refundable. For all other show dates, tickets are fully refundable for cancellation before June 27th. After that date, tickets are not refundable.      

A NIGHT AT THE THEATRE – Lucia di Lammermoor

Music lovers, this is your chance to take part in exclusive scheduled shows during the 2017 Opera, Ballet and Concert Season at the prestigious Teatro Comunale di Bologna (Civic Theatre): Lucia di Lammermoor. WHEN: June 18th at 3.30pm June 20th at 8pm June 21st at 8pm June 22nd at 8pm June 25th at 3.30pm     INCLUDED: Ticket in parterre / central box 1st or 2nd row at Teatro Comunale of Bologna RATE starting from: € 100.00 per person     CANCELLATION POLICY: For the show on June 25th, there is no cancellation fee for cancellations up to 1 hour before showtime. After that time, tickets are not refundable. For all other show dates, tickets are fully refundable for cancellation before June 06th. After that date, tickets are not refundable.  

A NIGHT AT THE THEATRE – Nikolaj Znaider

Music lovers, this is your chance to take part in exclusive scheduled shows during the 2017 Opera, Ballet and Concert Season at the prestigious Teatro Comunale di Bologna (Civic Theatre): Nikolaj Znaide. WHEN: October 7th at 8.30pm   INCLUDED: Ticket in parterre / central box 1st or 2nd row at Teatro Comunale of Bologna   RATE: € 30.00 per person   CANCELLATION POLICY: There is no cancellation fee for cancellations up to 15 days before showtime. After that time, tickets are not refundable.  

A NIGHT AT THE THEATRE – Tosca

Music lovers, this is your chance to take part in exclusive scheduled shows during the 2017 Opera, Ballet and Concert Season at the prestigious Teatro Comunale di Bologna (Civic Theatre): Tosca.   WHEN: December 17th at 3.30pm December 19th at 8pm December 20th at 8pm December 21st at 8pm December 22nd at 8pm   INCLUDED: Ticket in parterre / central box 1st or 2nd row at Teatro Comunale of Bologna   RATE starting from: € 100.00 per person   CANCELLATION POLICY: For the show on December 22nd, there is no cancellation fee for cancellations up to 1 hour before showtime. After that time, tickets are not refundable. For all other show dates, tickets are fully refundable for cancellation before December 1st, after that date, tickets are not refundable.  

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Biking Bologna

Why not bike to the city’s five most attractive sites with a local guide? Wander through the ancient streets of the university district; sniff your way through the aromas wafting from delicatessens, see the green parks and the secret corners of Bologna. The tour route will provide a reminiscent peek at a hidden side of Bologna. IMPORTANT INFO WHEN: Every Sunday  From April to October, 2017 TIMES: 10am   LENGTH: 2 hours LANGUAGES: Italian/English MEETING POINT: Dynamo - la Velostazione di Bologna  Bike centre  Via dell’Indipendenza 71/z, under the Pincio Terrace ITINERARY: Approx. length: 10 km on flat terrain Dynamo, Piazza Verdi (University district), Piazza Santo Stefano, Giardini Margherita, Porta Saragozza, Via Belvedere/Mercato delle Erbe (covered market) Manifattura delle arti (cultural district). INCLUDED: Professional tour guide Headset Bicycle Helmet, a lock and lights Water bottle Route Map 50% off the purchase of one drink at Dynamo – La Velostazione di Bologna Third-party liability insurance USEFUL INFORMATION A valid ID CARD must be shown at the beginning of the tour.    RATE per person: € 25.00 adults € 12.50 children under 12 (kids' bike included) € 5.00 children in child's seat on parent's bike up to 22kg bodyweight (child's bike seat included) CANCELLATION POLICY If you cancel at least 1 hour in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel later, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.    

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Bologna in the Sway of Music

Bologna is the proud recipient of UNESCO’s Creative City of Music appellate, earned thanks to its music tradition and the rich variety of events throughout the year. The music tour winds through the Basilica di San Petronio, the Conservatory G.B. Martini and the Teatro Comunale, curated by Bibiena. IMPORTANT INFO WHEN: September 30, 2017 November 5, 2017 December 3, 2017 December 9, 2017 TIMES 10:15am LENGTH: 2 hours LANGUAGES: Italian/English ITINERARY: Piazza Maggiore, Basilica di San Petronio (entrance), Conservatorio G.B. Martini, Oratorio Santa Cecilia, Teatro Comunale (entrance) INCLUDED: Skilled guide Earphones Entrance ticket to Teatro Comunale RATE: € 20.00 p/person Free for children under 12 CANCELLATION POLICY: If you cancel at least 1 hour in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel later, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.    

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Bologna Taste

So – you’ve heard about the great culinary tradition of Bologna, have you? Are you ready to immerse yourself in the traditional taste delights of the city?  If so, then this enjoyable tour is for you: alongside a professional tour guide, you'll explore the historical shops in the medieval centre of Bologna, on the lookout for rich dried and cold meats to taste and regional wines, chocolate or gelato and that rich Italian expresso coffee.  IMPORTANT INFO WHEN: Friday and Saturday From March to January, excluding August TIMES: 4:30pm (Friday) 10:15am (Saturday)  MEETING POINT: Bologna Welcome Tourist information and incoming services point Piazza Maggiore 1/e – 40124 LENGTH: 2 hours LANGUAGES: Italian/English INCLUDED: Wine and food tour in the city centre with a skilled Italian/English speaking tourist guide Tasting of the following Eno-gastronomic specialities: chocolate made by ancient factory, rich dried and cold meats and regional wine RATE: € 25.00 per person CANCELLATION POLICY: If you cancel at least 1 hour in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel later, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.  

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Bologna Tourist Flight

Give this a try: an exhilarating flight over the city of Bologna for a very unusual point of view of the “red” city and its monuments and surrounding hillsides. This is an adventure you won’t want to miss. You’ll take off from the private airstrip Aviosuperficie in Ozzano Emilia, a lovely location at 15’ minutes from town. The tour is provided in partnership with Cirrus Aviation, a platinum partner. WHEN: Every day, during sunlight hours, in good weather     LENGTH: 40 minutes     LANGUAGES: Italian/English     INCLUDED: Tourist flight in a Cirrus SR20 small plane (pilot + 3 passengers) Insurance coverage included RATE per person: € 230.00 (with 3 passengers) € 345.00 (with 2 passengers) € 690.00 (with 1 passenger)   Free for children under 2     CANCELLATION POLICY: If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel later, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.  

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Discover Bologna

You only have a few hours to spend in Bologna but you’d still like to discover the essence of the historical city centre? Or maybe you’d love to have an expert professional guide at your disposal, to help you unlock the secrets of this medieval city?  Then this tour is for you! Discover Bologna in two, story-packed hours you can experience the porticos, monuments and towers of what UNESCO has defined the best preserved medieval centre in the world. IMPORTANT INFO WHEN: Every day No tours on 25 and 26 December, 1 January TIMES: From 26 March  to 28 October : Monday - Saturday: 4:45pm Sunday and holidays: 10:30am From 29 October to 31 December : Every day: 10:30am From 2 January to 25 March: Every day: 10:30am MEETING POINT: Bologna Welcome Tourist information and incoming services point Piazza Maggiore 1/e - 40124 LENGTH: 2 hours LANGUAGES: Italian/English INCLUDED: Skilled Italian/English speaking tourist guide Entrance to the Anatomical Theatre and Stabat Mater hall Entrance to the Compianto by Niccolò dell’Arca ITINERARY: Piazza Maggiore, entry to San Petronio church, Piazza della Mercanzia, the ancient market area, entry to Santa Maria della Vita (Compianto by Niccolò dell’Arca), entry to Archiginnasio, Due Torri (The itinerary is subject to change based on locations’ closures/opening) RATE: Free for Bologna Welcome Card holders € 15.00 per person Free for children under 12 CANCELLATION POLICY: If you cancel at least 1 day in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel later, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.    

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Discover Ferrari & Pavarotti Land

Think about Emilia Romagna, then imagine the excellent things it is famous for—what if you could take a tour where you would experience all of them? It’s yours then: a tour of Ferrari and of Luciano Pavarotti’s museum home, with visits to prestigious factories that produce balsamic vinegar, Lambrusco, cold cuts… and the magical cities of Emilia Romagna!  IMPORTANT INFO WHEN: Every day  TIMES: 9am departure from Bologna Bus Station (platform n. 25)  LENGTH: 10 hours LANGUAGES: Italian/English ITINERARY AND STOPS: 10:00am Arrival in Maranello and visit Ferrari Museum 11:20am Departure for Wine Cellar or Vinegar Factory according to schedule 1pm Departure for Enzo Ferrari Museum. Visit the Museum and free time for lunch until 3pm) 3pm Departure for Luciano Pavarotti’s Home (visit from 3:15pm to 4:15pm) 4:15pm Departure for Museo della Salumeria (Charcuterie Museum) or Wine Cellar according to schedule* (guided visit from 4:30pm to 5:30pm) 5:30pm Departure for Modena or Bologna  ARRIVALS (approximate timetable): 6:45pm Arrival in Modena 7:15pm Arrival in Bologna INCLUDED: Transfers by shuttle bus Entrance tickets to Museums Guided visits into wine & food producers RATE: € 48.00 per person € 32.00 per student over 18 € 24.00 per child from 5 to 18 if accompanied by a relative Free for children under 5 CANCELLATION POLICY: If you cancel at least prior to 3pm the day before departure, no cancellation fee will be charged. If you cancel later, you will be subject to a full booking fee.    

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Ducati - Museum & Factory

Ducati lovers, we want you! If you never miss a race on TV, if you can recite the specs of every Ducati model, and especially – if you’d be willing to do ANYTHING to get inside the Ducati factory: this tour is for you! Discover Ducati’s glorious history, its unparalleled tradition that's a combination of innovation, Italian style and victory since 1926. IMPORTANT INFO WHEN: Every Friday TIMES: 9:30am  LENGTH: 3 hours MEETING POINT: Hotel LANGUAGES: Italian/English INCLUDED: Private car transfer with Italian/English speaking driver Guided visit tour Factory with Italian/English speaking guide Entry Museum and Factory ticket RATE: € 49.00 per person CANCELLATION POLICY: If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel later, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.    

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Ducati&Lamborghini: museums and factories

Get the best experience any motor enthusiast could have in the Emilia Romagna Motor Valley: just a few kilometres drive from Bologna are the headquarters of motoring princes Ducati and Lamborghini. Come with us to discover unmistakable Italian style and experience the fascination of their museums and factories, see how passion becomes art, high tech and quality.    WHEN: Every Friday   TIMES: 9:30am    LENGTH: 8 hours   MEETING POINT: Hotel   LANGUAGES: Italian/English   INCLUDED: Private car transfer with Italian/English speaking driver Guided visit tour of the factories with Italian/English speaking guide Entry Museums and Factories tickets   RATE: € 145.00 per person € 20.00 per person lunch available upon request with surcharge   CANCELLATION POLICY: If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel later, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.    

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Firenze Tourist Flight

Give this a try: an exhilarating flight over the city  for a very unusual point of its monuments. This is an adventure you won’t want to miss. You’ll take off from the private airstrip Aviosuperficie in Ozzano Emilia, a lovely location at 15’ minutes from town. The tour is provided in partnership with Cirrus Aviation, a platinum partner.   WHEN: Every day, during sunlight hours, in good weather     LENGTH: 60 minutes     LANGUAGES: Italian/English     INCLUDED: Tourist flight in a Cirrus SR20 small plane (pilot + 3 passengers) Insurance coverage included RATE per person: €300.00 (with 3 passengers) € 450.00 (with 2 passengers) € 900.00 (with 1 passenger)   Free for children under 2     CANCELLATION POLICY: If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel later, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.  

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Kids Treasure Hunt Tour

Exploring the historical centre of Bologna with your family has never been so fun and easy! Follow the map and participate in a real treasure hunt! This stroller-friendly walking tour will take you around the most beautiful squares and monuments of Bologna, while the kids are busy searching for the symbols of Bologna.  Make their trip meaningful and memorable, while you enjoy the sites with them. Guaranteed fun for the whole family! WHEN: Everyday - upon request   LENGTH: 3 hours   LANGUAGES: Italian/English   INCLUDED: Guided tour   RATE: € 38.00 per person Minimum 6 adults, free for children under 12 Tour suitable for strollers   CANCELLATION POLICY: If you cancel at least 2 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel later, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.  

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Lamborghini Museum & Factory

Get the best experience any motor enthusiast could have in the Emilia Romagna Motor Valley: just a few kilometres drive from Bologna are the headquarters of motoring princes Ducati and Lamborghini. Come with us to discover unmistakable Italian style and experience the fascination of their museums and factories, see how passion becomes art, high tech and quality.    WHEN: Every Friday   TIMES: 9:30am    LENGTH: 8 hours   MEETING POINT: Hotel   LANGUAGES: Italian/English   INCLUDED: Private car transfer with Italian/English speaking driver Guided visit tour of the factories with Italian/English speaking guide Entry Museums and Factories tickets   RATE: € 145.00 per person € 20.00 per person lunch available upon request with surcharge   CANCELLATION POLICY: If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel later, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.    

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Le Due Torri – Torre degli Asinelli

Bologna has a world record right downtown: The Torre degli Asinelli (Asinelli Tower) —at 97.2 metres high—is the tallest leaning medieval building in the world. It was built from the year 1109 to 1119. It is one of the twenty towers that still stand above the city that was once called “Turrita Bologna” (or the turreted one for the many towers it had). You can climb the tower and wonder at the unforgettable view that spreads before you. The Torre degli Asinelli has a little sister – the Garisenda Tower, and the two of them together are one of the famous the symbols of Bologna.   WHEN: Every day   TIMES: From 1 March to 5 November 09:30am – 7:30pm   From 6 November to 28 February 09:30am – 5:45pm   LENGTH: 45 minutes   MEETING POINT: Piazza di Porta Ravegnana – Tower entrance   YOUR TICKET INCLUDES: Introductory pamphlet about the Tower visit Entrance fee      

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Pick up date

Bologna Welcome Card is the best way for you to visit the city’s top attractions and get special deals: free entry to the most-visited museums, discounts on current exhibitions and events, merchandising and many other services.

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Po Delta and Venice Tourist Flight

Give this a try: an exhilarating flight over the city  for a very unusual point of view of the city and its monuments. This is an adventure you won’t want to miss. You’ll take off from the private airstrip Aviosuperficie in Ozzano Emilia, a lovely location at 15’ minutes from town.The tour is provided in partnership with Cirrus Aviation, a platinum partner. WHEN: Every day, during sunlight hours, in good weather     LENGTH: 75 minutes     LANGUAGES: Italian/English     INCLUDED: Tourist flight in a Cirrus SR20 small plane (pilot + 3 passengers) Insurance coverage included RATE per person: € 380.00 (with 3 passengers) € 570.00 (with 2 passengers) € 1,140.00 (with 1 passenger)   Free for children under 2     CANCELLATION POLICY: If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel later, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.  

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SHUTTLE SERVICE TARTUFESTA 2017

OVERVIEW Take part in Tartufesta, the autumn festival of the Bolognese Appennines dedicated to the white truffle of the Bolognese hills, thanks to our exclusive shuttle service and don't miss the opportunity to experience the truffle world    On the occasion of Tartufesta, the biggest autumn festival of the Bolognese Appennines dedicated to the white truffle of the Bolognese hills, Bologna Welcome offers an exclusive shuttle service from the city centre to Savigno and the unmissable opportunity to experience the truffle world.   DATA SHEET   WHEN: Sunday 5th-12th-19th November, 2017   TIMETABLE: 09:00 am departure by private bus from Bologna 10:00 am arrival at Savigno 04:00 pm departure from Savigno to go back to Bologna 05:00 pm arrival at Bologna   LENGTH: 1h   INCLUDED: Round-trip ticket Bologna – Savigno Journey on board of a private bus   RATE: €5 p/person   CANCELLATION POLICY: The ticket is not refundable.   ADVANCED BOOKING AND PURCHASE OF THE TICKET REQUIRED

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Sinfonia Veneziana in Bologna

Seated beneath the vaulted ceiling of the music chapel you'll be enveloped in the reverie of baroque music. Marcello, Albinoni, Mozart and of course Vivaldi, “the Venetian red priest”, will bring the flowery exuberance of the baroque era to this Gothic church that later you'll be able to visit. Stay after the concert for conviviality and drinks with other music lovers. To make the most of your experience in town, a Bologna Welcome Card is included in the offer. It’s the best way to discover the city, with savings on museums entrance fees, a guided tour, attractions and more!   LOCATION OF THE CONCERT Church of San Martino - Bologna  WHEN:  July: 8 - 15 - 22 - 29  September: 1 - 2 - 8 - 9 - 15 - 16 - 22 - 23 - 29 - 30   October: 6 - 7 - 13 - 14 - 20 TIME: 5pm INCLUDED: Entrance ticket to the concert Aperitif PROGRAM Friday Concert for Oboe and String Orchestra J. S. Bach - Aria sulla quarta corda (Air On The G String) W. A. Mozart - Eine Kleine Nachtmusik A. Marcello - Concerto per oboe e archi (Concert for Oboe and String) T. Albinoni - Concerto per oboe e archi (Concert for Oboe and String) J. Pachelbel - Canone in re maggiore (Canon in D major)  E. Morricone - Gabriel's Oboe Saturday Concert for string quartet and solo violin Antonio Vivaldi - Le quattro stagioni (The four Seasons) W. A. Mozart - Eine Kleine Nachtmusik  J. Pachelbel - Canone in re maggiore (Canon in D major)  Antonio Vivaldi - La Stravaganza (The Extravagance) RATE: € 20.00 per person € 15.00 per person over 60 and under 26 Free for children under 6 CANCELLATION POLICY: If you cancel at least 1 day in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel later, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

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The Land of Motors: Ferrari, Pagani and Lamborghini

This once‐in‐a‐lifetime opportunity takes you to the sacred ground of motor sports. You’ll learn about the manufacturers, see the car museums, and visit the world’s most valuable vintage car collections. Visit the Ferrari Museum in Maranello, the Lamborghini museum and discover the Pagani factory and historical collections.    WHEN: Friday on request     LENGTH: 9 hours     LANGUAGES: Italian/English     INCLUDED: Licensed local guide Private minivan with professional driver Pick up and drop off at/to hotel Visit to the Pagani Museum and Factory Visit to the Lamborghini Museum Visit to the Ferrari Museum in Maranello Tickets and reservations for all the museums and factory included in the tour Light lunch in a restaurant with drinks included     RATE p/person: € 248.00 adults € 124.00 for kids aged between 10-16 years-old   Children under 6 years old not admitted   CANCELLATION POLICY: If you cancel at least 2 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel later, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.  

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This offer is not available - Green Tour - Hiking in the Bolognese Hills

As travellers from the 9th Century, wayfarers and pilgrims of early times, we will hike the hills just beyond the city walls, under the spell of panoramas and views of Bologna's historic centre and the sanctuary of Our Lady of Saint Luke, an ancient place of worship and the city's landmark, visible from far away in all directions. The morphology of the hills surrounding the city will tell us some history of this area. A guided hiking of considerable charm, which is an invitation to discover and appreciate the hilly side of the Bologna area, an integral part of the city, rich in nature, history and art. IMPORTANT INFO  WHEN: September 23, 2017   TIMES: 9:15am   LENGTH: Full-day (return at 4pm)   LANGUAGES: Italian/English   MEETING PLACE: Bologna Welcome Tourist information and incoming services point Piazza Maggiore 1/e - 40124 INCLUDED: Skilled Italian/English speaking tourist guide  Packed lunch Hills map   USEFUL INFORMATION You need hiking boots as well as the ability to walk up and down hills on an uneven path, that can be slippery if it has just rained. The hiking tour is cancelled in case of heavy rain. The tour requires hiking for several hours and is not suitable for children under the age of 10.   RATE: € 40.00 per person   CANCELLATION POLICY: If you cancel at least 1 day in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel later, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.