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2 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
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Offered in: English and 1 more


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.
  • 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
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.

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, Dec 2018

We had a wonderful time. Our guide,Bea, was very friendly and knowledgeable. If you like food and wine pairings, this is the tour for you! We had lots of dishes we had never tried before. Wines paired perfectly with the foods. Lots of wine. Loved that there were locals at all the bars. We felt like we were living the Italian life!

, Oct 2018

My guide, Beatrice led me to 6 bacaros, each of where offered a cicchetto and a glas of wine. She is well-known by every barcaro and knows very well what the best at this bacaro. During a tour she explained about Venetian history and current life, like she is a friend of mine since 10 years. A tour is real worth the price.

, Oct 2018

We arrived in the square half an hour before the tour was about to start,we came by ferry from st clemente palaceGot to the other side and asked directions,after ten minutes we were told we were miles away from the meeting point we were so upset We didn't get to do the tour

, Oct 2018

Wonderful guide and wonderful food. It gives you the opportunity to taste many different wines. Seafood salad was special!

, Oct 2018

Cicchetti bars are where the locals eat, drink and unwind. But they can be mysterious and potentially intimidating to new travelers. This tour breaks down the strangeness of them and makes even novices comfortable wandering in and grabbing a bite. We toured on our first day and over the next 4 days took many of our meals in these fun and historic establishments. And saved hundreds of Euros as I could eat my fill for less than 20 euros! If you like food and want to really know Venice then take this tour. Even if not a foodie, take this tour.

, Sep 2018

The tour guide was great but she was the only positive part of the tour. Wine was terrible and my husband and I left completely starving. It was a 3 hour tour with nowhere to sit for even 2 min. Would not recommend if you are looking for any type of substantial food. I have a feeling most people give this a high review because they got overly drunk on an empty stomach. Eat before or after you go! The price of this tour is very high for how little you get as well.

, Sep 2018

The start was a little long and a stop during tat time would have been appreciated. Once the stops began it picked up steam. We had been in Venice before and knew some places but this definitely added to our knowledge and enjoyment

, Sep 2018

5 stars all around. High recommend for the price. Would do it again in a heartbeat.

, Sep 2018

lots of food

, Sep 2018

Giovanna was incredibly friendly and the tour was authentic.

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