- 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
Recent Photos of This Tour
- Another stop...Photo by: Mark O
- Inside an ancient Cicchetti ...Photo by: Mark O
- Cicchetti Tour OlivesPhoto by: Ruth M
- Giovanna previews a cicchetti ...Photo by: Robert J
- Great food, wine and hidden ...Photo by: Anna P
- Special cookies made in ...Photo by: traveling weaver
United States of America, 11 2014
- wine in large casks and ...Photo by: John E. M
- Inside one of the barsPhoto by: Kat M
- Wine and food tour of VenicePhoto by: Eleanor P
- Second bar of the tourPhoto by: John S
United Kingdom, 10 2013
What You Can Expect
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.
This is the perfect introduction to Venice for food and wine lovers, and those on their first visit. Francesca our tour guide gave us some of the history of this amazing city as well as some knowledge on the architecture. She steered us away from the more touristic spots, in favour of the quieter more local areas. The cicchetti was very good and varied, with only a few more local dishes that we not to my taste - although we did try everything! Keep the business cards for each of the wine bars that you visit, or you will never find these hidden gems again! If you do this trip, I would recommend going on your first day, it really gives you an orientation and introduction to the friendly and welcoming locals. Don't be afraid to try this tour if you have dietary requirements, just let your tour guide know as soon as you can so that they can make adjustments if possible to the cicchetti.Thank you Francesca!
I really enjoyed this tour and was surprised at how young the group was. Amazing way to see a more and #39;local and #39; Venice. The venues were brilliant and the cicchetti delicious. Do this tour at the beginning of your trip to help you get into the Venetian groove.
Our tour guide, Elisabetta, was amazing. She taught us a lot about Venice and took us to some great places where the wine and cicchetti were amazing. I highly recommend this tour.
Fantastic! Just what we expected based on the previous reviews. Claire was our guide and she was delightful, helpful, very efficient and made everyone feel welcome. Enjoyed the five places we visited and all the food and wine was delicious. Found a new favorite wine we hadn't tried before Soave and continued to drink it for the rest of our trip. We went on the first night we were in town and were happy we did because was a great intro to Venice. Claire also made a point of making recommendations to everyone individually for restaurants and even marked up our maps. We went to a couple of them and they were amazing! Would definitely recommend this to anyone visiting Venice.
We booked this tour as an activity for my friend's hen party and it was fantastic. Our guide, Francesca, gave us a great tour with really interesting commentary. All of the bars we then visited were great choices and the wine and cicchetti varied from place to place. We visited 5 bars in total and the timing was just tight. It was a fantastic experience and all ten girls in our party agreed. Thank you Francesca!
Great tour! Our tour guide Francesca made the best of a rainy evening - only let down was the traghetto ride had to be cancelled due to the weather. Went to 5 or 6 nice local spots that we probably would have never found on our own. We were also happily surprised about how much we learned about Venice - not only food/wine related but a lot about the city in general. Proceed with caution if you don't like fish...otherwise we ate/drank some great food, met some cool people, and learned a lot.
Our tour guide was amazing. Incredibly knowledgeable and the food and wine was tasty!
Outstanding tour! Very interesting guide good food and wine. Well worth the price.
We took this tour for the night of our wedding anniversary and it is something we will remember ! Thanks to our tour guide Simona. She was excellent, and her tour was really good and informative. She made excellent recommendations for places to visit and showed us several city districts that we would not know to see otherwise, and gave us tips and tricks for Venice stay. Thank you Simona!
We had the best time group was amazing and simona our guide was the best highly recommend This tour