Don't miss the opportunity of exploring Bologna and Ferrara if your cruise ship docks in the port of Venice

Bologna and Ferrara Shore Excursion

Private limo service from Venice port

San Petronio basilica - Bologna and Ferrara shore excursion From the port of Venice it is possible to reach the very hearth of Emilia-Romagna, one of the best known Italian regions worldwide. Emilia-Romagna is particularly famous for the cheerful character of its inhabitants, for the quality of its food and the many tourist attractions.

At 8:00am your English-speaking driver will be waiting for you just under your cruise ship and the first stop will be in Bologna, the capital of Emilia-Romagna, gourmet’s paradise, just think of mortadella di Bologna, Parmigiano Reggiano and tortellini. If after arriving in Bologna you are already hungry, we recommend a nice a sandwich with mortadella and then you’ll be ready to start your exploration of Bologna.

To visit the historic center of Bologna start from the two squares of Piazza Maggiore with San Petronio Basilica and Piazza del Nettuno with the famous Neptun fountain, decorated with bronze statues by Giambologna.

Did you know that there were almost two hundred towers in Bologna? Today just two of them are left: the Torre degli Asinelli and Torre Garisenda. They are both leaning towers and you can visit Torre degli Asinelli and enjoy a stunning panoramic view of the roofs and hills of Bologna from its top if you are not scared by the 500-step ascent.

Castello Estense - Bologna and Ferrara shore excursion
After lunch, your driver will take you to Ferrara, a majestic walled town, realm of the d’Este dynasty. Still today Ferrara is surrounded by more than 6 miles of perfectly preserved ancient walls.

The top attraction is by far the Castello Estense, an impressive medieval castle, icon of the town, with moats, drawbridges and towers. The center of Ferrara is between Castello Estense and the Duomo, that is San Giorgio Cathedral. In front of the cathedral stands the medieval Palazzo Municipale.

The most important square of the city is Piazza Trento and Trieste, originally known as Piazza delle Erbe, the heart of the historic center of Ferrara. The square now houses the town market as well as numerous cultural events during the year.

Enjoy a last stroll in the streets of Ferrara and then back to our Mercedes-Benz vehicle. Sit comfortably and relax while your driver will head towards the port of Venice and drop you off just a few meters away from your cruise ship.


Details and prices

Prices include:

  • Guaranteed private service
  • Pick up and drop off right by your cruise ship
  • No hidden charges: the price you read is what you pay
  • Private luxury Mercedes-Benz car or minivan, air conditioned, fully insured for vehicle and passengers (4 million euros), in top condition, no-smoking, complimentary fresh mineral bottled water
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access to the Internet inside the Mercedes-Benz vehicle
  • 24/7 emergency telephone number
  • Private licensed driver fluent in English, with perfect knowledge of the history, monuments and other attractions that will be visited during the tour, giving commentaries and answering question from inside the vehicle.
  • All taxes, tolls, parking fees, fuel, child seats and wheelchairs if requested

Prices don’t include:

  • Entrance fees (where needed)
  • Meals
  • Tips/Gratuities (this is optional in Italy, not mandatory; our drivers don’t expect you to give them a tip)

We don’t charge for children under two years old (at most 2 children don’t pay).


All prices are in euros. Tiber Limousine Service accepts payments by PayPal, by credit card or in cash in euros to the driver at the end of the shore excursion.

Bologna and Ferrara Shore Excursion
private full-day limo service

€480Price 1 up to and including 2 people
Add €40 for each additional passenger, up to 7
Contact us to receive quote for more than 7 passengers

  • Pickup: Venice port by your cruise ship Drop off: Venice port by your cruise ship
  • Tour duration: 8 hours approx. Pickup at 8:00am at the ship; drop off at 5:30pm at the ship
  • Price includes: Private luxury Mercedes-Benz vehicle, professional English-speaking tour driver, taxes, fuel, passengers insurance (4 million euros), tolls, parking fees, complimentary fresh bottled water, complimentary wi-fi access to the internet


  • Bologna
  • Ferrara



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