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Tour code: 5965CICCHETTI

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Book by July 31, 2016 and save 25% compared to the local supplier's prices for travel dates between June 1, 2016 to August 31, 2016!

Taste your way through the backstreet bars of Venice with this delicious food and wine tour. Follow your local guide to five different ‘enotecas’ (wine bars) to discover where local Venetians go to drink and mingle. At each stop, sample regional wines and Prosecco served alongside plates of the popular Venetian appetizers called ‘cicchetti.’ Group size is limited to 14 to ensure a personalized experience.

Highlights

  • 2.5-hour Venice food walking tour with a food-loving local guide
  • Visit five of the city’s best cicchetti bars, famous for their Venetian tapas-style dishes
  • Savor small plates of local specialties like marinated seafood with polenta
  • Hop aboard a Traghetti (Traghetto) and glide across the Grand Canal to Rialto Market
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 14 people ensures personalized attention

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What You Can Expect

Venice Food Tour: Cicchetti and Wine

Learn about food and wine in Venice from an expert guide!

This 2.5-hour tour provides a great introduction to the distinct flavors of Venetian cuisine. Make your way to Campo de la Maddalena to meet your guide and the other members of this small-group tour. Your first stop is a nearby bar that occupies the former site of a charcoal store. Soak up the historic character and sample cicchetti such as marinated olives and polenta wedges topped with seafood.

Stroll over to the Cannaregio neighborhood and duck into an 18th-century watering hole on the bustling Strada Nuova. Sink your teeth into some of the bar’s famous polpette, or spicy fried meatballs. From here, cross the Grand Canal on a traghetto passenger ferry and stop at the historic, open-air Rialto Market, where many Venetians shop for daily fresh produce and seafood.

Visit three more bars in central Venice, each with unique atmospheres and specialty cicchetti. Taste different varietals of regional wine and toast your Venice vacation with a glass of sparkling Prosecco. At the end of your tour, say farewell to your tour guide and fellow food lovers at the iconic Rialto Bridge.

Customer Reviews

Cynthia B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Elizabeth/Betta was an excellent guide! We learned so much about Venice from her. It was fun meeting all the other people in our small group. The food and wine was excellent and gave us ideas for where to go as we continue our stay. I highly recommend this tour and would do it again!

semandell

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

A very informative tour and lots of good food stops and delicious wine only found in Venice not even anywhere else in Italy. Our guide was a local and very knowledgeable, friendly and patient with questions. Definitely worth the money and the time spent. You'll learn a few secrets of Venice to help you get around like a local, not a tourist!

Janice T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

The guide was great and friendly, drinking and eating was great fun. Small group and was easy to get to know the others in the group. A lot of fun, highly recommend!!!

Alex M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Absolutely wonderful! Met some great people, enjoyed the food and wine and Simone, our guide, was briiliant. Highly recommended

deborah r

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Brilliant insight to the real venice.

Brian C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Excellent tour! Exceeded our expectations!

Katie W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This was our favorite tour of our trip! So much fun! Giovanna was a knowledgeable and gracious host. We visited places that I would have loved to have had time to make repeat visits. Next time!

Tansy B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Brilliant tour! lovely food, lots of wines, and our guide Betty was hilarious, and very knowledgeable.

Melissa M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was amazing!

CE M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

So much fun. I highly recommend the earlier tour. There are so many local spots we visited. Our guide, Claire, was so kind to take the time to write on our map of local places she suggested away from crouds and tourist. She even shared a spot to get an on tap litre of wine for €3,30!

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