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Eat Like a Local: 3-hour Venice Small-Group Food Tasting Walking Tour

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  • 2 hours 30 minutes to 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds

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 several bars, restaurants and foodie hotspots around Venice
  • Sample different regional foods, like 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

What's Included

  • Local guide
  • Wine tasting
  • Local taxes
  • Food tasting
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Any foods and drinks not included in the tour

Departure & Return

Departure Point

  • Campo San Giacomo di Rialto
    Campo S. Giacomo di Rialto, 30125 Venezia VE, Italy

    Meet your guide by the fountain in front of the Chiesa San Giacomo di Rialto (Rialto San Giacomo church), behind the famous Rialto bridge. The exact address is Campo S. Giacomo di Rialto, 1. Your guide will be holding a sign reading "Savor Italy Tours".

Return Details

  • Rialto Bridge
    Sestiere San Polo, 30125 Venezia VE, Italy

    The tour ends near the Rialto Bridge

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A maximum of 15 people per tour
  • In case the day of your tour falls on a holiday or a day where lots of some restaurants are closed, we will still make sure that you will have the same amount of food if not more food than usual,with wine and always with the minimum of 6 stops
  • All bookings are automatically confirmed unless received within 48 hours, then the booking will be subjected to availability. We will offer an alternative date or time if there is no availability at the time that the customers choose.
  • The customers should show up at least 10 minutes prior to the starting time on the voucher to make sure they are at the correct meeting point and report to the tour coordinator or guide that day before the starting time of the tour on the voucher. It is the responsibility of the customers to try to reach us by phone or send us an email in case the guide could not be located BEFORE the starting time of the tour. In case your phone does not work, there are many shops, and restaurants around the departure point that will let customers make a phone call for free or one Euro. Failure to contact us PRIOR TO the starting time of the tour in case you need help with direction or will be arriving late and joining the tour later, and late arrivals will be considered " no show". Our restaurants and stops are very famous so we have to start strictly on time, so it is very important that you are at the meeting point at least 5 minutes before the departure time and call us if you could not located our guide or tour coordinator.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • We are currently experiencing exceptionally high demand for our tours, so the tour could have up to 19 people. If the number of participants are more tan 15 people, we will compensate it by giving you more food and wine. If you show up and see that the tour is larger than 15, and are not happy with it, we are happy to process a refund. A refund can only processed and YOU DO NOT PARTICIPATE in the tour. No refund could be processed if you decide to participate half way or in the tour at all. This could be communicated to the guide on the day of. We try to send an email reminders out to every one in case our bookings are over 15, but because we are experiencing a massive influx of messages and calls these days, we might miss some of the communication. By booking this product, you agree to the term and conditions stated above
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Eat Like a Local: 3-hour Venice Small-Group Food Tasting Walking Tour?

A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Eat Like a Local: 3-hour Venice Small-Group Food Tasting Walking Tour?

A:The policy on staff health & safety is:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands

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Traveler Tips


Do not expect pizza or pasta because they are not Venetian dishes.
We had a very hard time finding our tour so go early in case you get lost.
Pay no attention to the haters and their reviews below.
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So much fun!!
Jason_G, Aug 2022
What a fun tour!! Taking us to family owned businesses with amazing food and wine. Everyone on our tour was having a great time. Highly recommend!!
Ana gave a great tour,...
David_J, Aug 2022
Ana gave a great tour, with an excellent sense of humor. She also helped us find places to eat during the rest of our trip.
Anna was fantastic. Come...
Marjorie_G, Aug 2022
Anna was fantastic. Come hungry :) Loved seeing different areas. Would definitely do this type of tour again in another city.
Foodies paradise
EDMUND_T, Aug 2022
The guide knew the best "off the grid" places in Venice. Food was fresh and well prepared and wine was included in every stop.
Perfect
Steve_D, Aug 2022
We had the most incredible time with our host Anna. She led us on a three hour food and wine tour where we ate “like a local Venetian.” I highly recommend this tour and this host. Our fellow tourists are from Iceland and South Africa. Mama Mia, the food, the wine, the company, the host!! Anna’s knowledge, conversation, and excitement was fantastic. Grazie!!
So much fun!
Mindy_M, Aug 2022
We had an amazing afternoon with a very entertaining and knowledgeable guide. Will absolutely do it again when we get the chance!
Venezia deliciosa!!
Debra_C, Aug 2022
Anna was the best guide we’ve had yet. The tour was great and very accommodating for kids and non-fish people despite being in Venice. Anna was kind to everyone and gave us excellent insight to the food and city!!
Worth the price
Susan_S, Aug 2022
Anna was really knowledgeable. She took us to amazing places, and everything was delicious! We definitely hit up a couple of the spots again later.
Worth it
Katherine_T, Aug 2022
It was absolutely the best tour! We feel like we got an insightful look into the food culture of Venice. Thank you so much to Anna! She was so knowledgeable and fun!
Wouldn't recommend. Please skip!
SanthoshKumar_R, Jul 2022
Would not recommend this tour at all. None of the places that we visited stood out for the food. Our tour guide (Holly), tried to accommodate our vegetarian requirements during the tour, but that was more of an after thought than any planning. Also, the group size of 23 people was huge and not a personal experience at all. We were saved by the fact that the people in the group were fun and we hung out afterwards for a great time.
Response from Host, Jul 2022
I am very sorry you didnt have a positive experience. It is difficult to cater to people who only eat vegetables in a city known for fish and seafood and with a group interested only seafood , and with you only eat particular types of vegetables. You could choose a private tour instead of a group tour so we could take you to places catered to only your need, but in a group tour, what we could do is very limited. I'm very shocked and hurt to hear that you had a problem with the group size when we asked you in advanced repeatedly in writing and in person you could get a refund or stay and get more food and wine with a bigger group and you chose to stay to get more food and wine than usual, and now you acted all surprise. You could have also cancel on the spot per our term and condition and still get a refund but you chose to stay . I'm glad , however that you were able to make some new friends during the tour .
Great City, Great Food
Dick_S, Jul 2022
Holly was a terrific guide. She really knows her stuff! Besides a variety of great foods, we got to she a lot of Venice and its culture.
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A must-see tour in Venice, especially if short on time.
Jad_S, Jul 2022
Guido was an amazing guide, so knowledgeable and funny, and a great story teller. The food and wine was also excellent and well organized. Highly recommend this tour!
Great food and wine tour!
Tom_B, Jul 2022
Guido was an excellent tour guide. He knew much history of Venice and was very funny as well. The places we stopped for eating and wine were wonderful. I would tour again with Guido, great job!
VERY disappointing
Linda_W, Jul 2022
We were very disappointed with the tour for a number of reasons. 2 groups were combined which made the group too large for a good experience. We were informed of this before hand and offered alternative dates and times but on a short trip to Venice we had already made plans for our stay. We were NOT offered a refund if we cancelled due to the size of the group. The food tastings had no cohesion. We began with savoury, then sweet, back to savoury finally sweet. The pasta dish in the restaurant was very poor. We would have preffered a Venetian guide rather than an American (even though she had lived in Venice for a number of years)
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Dear Linda, I'm very sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy the tour as much as we would like you to. It is written that YES you can get a REFUND if the group size exceeds what was stated on the voucher if you DO NOT participate in the tour. Please look under the product description more information section. It is there. On this occasions, one of the colleagues were sick, so we gave you an option to stay and continue the tour with more food , or choose another date or get a refund. We mentioned in the email that if you chose to stay, every one will have more food and wine than usual, and YOU CHOSE to stay instead of getting the refund. I'm sorry you didn't like the pasta. It is cooked the way the locals liked it, so even if you didn't like it, you have tried something local. I think you must not listened during the tour because the guide explained that one of the stops had to close early for personal reason, and they called the group to come earlier than planned and wine was offered as well on this stop and you could CHOOSE to have the pastry wrap up and eat later as well at a later stop but you decided to eat it right away !!!. We only make the stops there to show you the place before it s closed .Thank you anyway for your feedback!
Delicious and fun!
dr796w9mqw, Jul 2022
Our guide was very informative and attentive. Though we visited many spots we never felt rushed. We tried new delicious food and met interesting people. Highly recommend!
Anna is Awesome!!
Sarah_W, Jul 2022
I highly recommend this tour!! When looking for things to do while my brother and I were in town I found this tour. We had an excellent time. Anna, our tour guide, was excellent. She was easy to understand and had a great sense of humor. At every food/wine stop she explained what we were going to eat/drink and its relevance to Venetian culture. If you really want to get an idea of how locals eat then this is your tour.
Wonderful Guide
Kelly_J, Jul 2022
Our tour guide Ana was awesome! Super knowledgable, and brought us to many great food spots that we revisited later in our trip.
Great introduction to Venice
Vincent_F, Jul 2022
The tour is amazing. Our guide was very knowledgeable and the food and wine was great and plentiful.
Excellent Adventure
Laura_B, Jul 2022
Loved everything about it! Triziano was a great host and all the food and wine was excellent. Worth the money!
Great food/wine. Too large a group to enjoy.
Jennifer_W, Jul 2022
Pros: the guide shared great food and wine options. Each place was great and long standing establishments! Cons: as we are finding out, the number of tourists (dying to get back to Italy) outnumbers the guides… There were 18 people on this tour and there is no way I would have chosen a group this size. The title says “small group” and we paid accordingly. It is deceptive of the company to have accepted so many people and not have broken the group up in two. Other member of the group were louder and got the guides attention, we did not. On other tours, we are able to learn a bit more about the city - on this we didn’t learn much. I don’t fault the guide since I doubt he made the decision to allow 18 people and not break the group up. However, I unfortunately don’t feel we got our moneys worth.
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Dear Jennifer, I am so sorry that you felt this way. We always try to split the group when we could to 15 or under, and we have this number written all over the vouchers. For the group size, we give you plenty of food and wine and a sit down lunch/ dinner at a very famous restaurant which at this price point, for Venice which is an expensive city, is unbeatable. Even if you go on your own, go to all the stops, have lunch or dinner and all the wines, you would have paid more. Plus, you had a knowledgeable tour guide. Secondly, we have sent an email out to EVERYONE saying if you would like to move to another date or time because we are 3 people more than our average group size (15), and If you chose to stay on the tour, there would be more food and wine for every one, or that you could get a full refund before the tour . As it says on your comment, you have wines at every stop, and usually, there are only 2 wines instead of 6 like you had on the tour and MORE FOOD and the guide repeats that at the beginning of the tour as well . I'm very sorry it seems that you have missed the message, but I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour
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