Venice, Italy

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Overview

There’s much more to Italian food than pizza and pasta, and this Venice tasting tour offers a delicious introduction to Venetian cuisine. Get an insider’s perspective on where to drink and dine in the city, and sample an array of local specialties including fresh seafood, homemade gelato, traditional Venetian cookies, and regional wines.
  • Visit up to 8 different bars, restaurants and foodie hotspots around Venice
  • Sample at least 13 different regional foods, including fresh seafood, Venetian wines, and homemade gelato
  • Admire the beautiful canals and historic landmarks of Venice on a guided walking tour
  • Small-group tour ensures a personalized experience

Reviews

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k
, Dec 2018

Our guide Holly was fantastic. We were the only ones on the tour. OurPrivate tour with Holly was amazing. We enjoyed going to the various local bars/restaurants and sampling the local cuisine. The chichette samples were fantastic along with the wine pairing. If you love food and wine, you will love this tour. This is a highlight of our Venice trip!!

K
, Nov 2018

This was amazing..our guide was very knowledgeable and took us to spots I definitely would not have discovered on my own..we visited 8 places and I was stuffed..she knew the owners of all the places which made or even more special...if you have any fish allergies I would not recommend

j
, Oct 2018

We loved this. Our guide was fantastic and took us to wonderful local places that you probably would not find on your own. Plenty of food and wine. Highly recommend!

L
, Oct 2018

We took this tour in the evening and our guide was Anna. She lead us through the streets to some amazing places and brought us a wide range of Chicetti that we otherwise just wouldn’t have tried, she also kept our Ombra topped up with lots of different wines. Anna the guide was very knowledgeable and great fun along the way. Please don’t turn up expecting to be fed pizza and pasta!!

L
, Oct 2018

This trip sounded good on paper but most places we stopped at were too crowded to enter so we ended up eating standing up outside in the rain. Our guide could have used a mike so we could here her. For the money, I was very disappointed.

D
, Oct 2018

Would really recommend this tour. One of the highlights and there were many of our 3 week holiday in Italy. Holly was very knowledgeable and interesting. We visited coffee shops, bakery, cafes and gelato shop. Tips of what to look out for to avoid the tourist traps were really useful. My husband and I went back to several of the places we visited with Holly as the food/coffee were superb and all were packed full of locals with the occasional tourist - a good sign.

B
, Sep 2018

This tour was super fun and insightful! Our guide, Anna, was friendly, passionate and filled with knowledge about Venice culture in general, Venice food and all the places we visited. When facing a surprisingly overcrowded spot she planned for us, she quickly adapted and took us to another one of her favorites which was great. Apparently she has a bunch of options so tours are both customizable and flexible.

All the places we visited on the tour were awesome providing a great cross section of true Venetian food and far from the more mainstream touristy restaurants. We tasted risotto, cichetti several, cheese, salami, meatballs, wine, tiramisu and gelato - each at places specializing different dishes.

My wife and I took this tour early in our visit to Venice so it provided great context into the local food culture. It was truly one of the highlights of our trip. We are recommending it to our friends and relatives.

One more note: if you're a foody or at least semi interested in experiencing the food culture of Venice then this tour is for you. You'll experience some excellent food and get a context for subsequent meals in Venice. Pay no attention to the haters and their reviews below. They must have been having a bad day. Also, don't expect to have pizza on this tour. While it's readily available in Venice we had an awesome one at a place in the vicinity of the train station in west Venice, pizza is not native to the area. This tour concentrates on the largely seafood-based cuisine of Venice.

B
, Sep 2018

Visited several places that we would not have otherwise known about/chosen. Anna was fun and informative. Nice pace!

D
, Aug 2018

This was a great tour. It is fast paced so be prepared to walk a pretty good amount. There is plenty of food and wine so don't plan a dinner or lunch after the tour depending on what time you schedule your tour. Our guide gave us lots of information and she was very knowledgeable. Some of the places we visited we went back and hit again because the food was so good. Highly recommend this tour.

D
, Aug 2018

This was one of our favorite excursions, thanks to Anna, our guide, and the wonderful people in our group. Anna took us to some wonderful local restaurants, where we dined on delicious ciccetti, delectable pastries, and delicious wines. The conversation flowed, the pace slowed, and Anna was wonderful about letting the evening unfold naturally and gracefully. It was a pure delight.


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