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Lead Price
From £1845pp
7 days & 6 nights
Itinerary Type
Tailor Made
Holiday Type
Self drive
Tour Highlights

The Riches of Emilia-Romagna

Uncover the riches of Italy’s Emilia-Romagna region on this self-drive journey. Begin by exploring Parma, home to handsome architecture and tempting local delicacies. Continue to the historic colonnaded city of Bologna, then Ravenna and its UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Stay in enviably located 4-star properties throughout.


DAY 1: Fly to Bologna • Parma
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Fly to Bologna • Parma

Fly to Bologna, collect your hire car and drive to Parma. Stay at a centrally located 4-star hotel for two nights. (N)

Meal basis:

As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

DAY 2: Parma
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Spend the morning touring the city of Parma, including a visit to Piazza Duomo. Your afternoon is at leisure to explore more of this captivating city, famous for its architecture, 17th-century university, luminaries of the arts, and famous delicacies – including Parma ham and Parmesan cheese. (B)

DAY 3: Parma • Bologna
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Parma • Bologna

Your morning is at leisure. This afternoon, drive to the colonnaded city of Bologna and stay at the Art Hotel Orologio for two nights. (B)

Accommodation: Art Hotel Orologio
DAY 4: Bologna
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Enjoy a morning tour of Bologna. Your afternoon is at leisure to explore more of the covered walkways and medieval palaces of the city. (B)

Accommodation: Art Hotel Orologio
DAY 5: Bologna • Ravenna
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Bologna • Ravenna

Your morning is at leisure. This afternoon, drive to Ravenna and stay for two nights at Palazzo Bezzi. (B)

Accommodation: Hotel Palazzo Bezzi
DAY 6: Ravenna
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Full day at leisure to explore Ravenna’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites including the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia. (B)

Accommodation: Hotel Palazzo Bezzi
DAY 7: Bologna • Fly home
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Bologna • Fly home

Return your car to Bologna airport, before flying back the United Kingdom. (B)

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The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Admire Parma’s ornate Duomo as well as its iconic medieval baptistry 
  • Explore Bologna, one of Italy’s gastronomic capitals  
  • See Ravenna’s array of Roman and Byzantine mosaics, a UNESCO World Heritage Site 
Low Season
From £1845 per person
High Season
From £2230 per person

What's included

  • International flights (and domestic flights if applicable)
  • UK departure and overseas airport taxes
  • Accommodation, itinerary & meal basis as described
  • Car hire for the duration of the tour
  • The support (if required) of an English speaking local representative
  • Local guides and entrance fees where applicable

Important information

Superior tour
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.
Tailor-made travel
For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.
Guideline prices
Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin/double-room. Single supplement available on request. Pricing is indicative and may be subject to change due to external factors such as variable flight prices.
Meal basis
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
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