• Location: Venice, Italy
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
From USD $ 95.11 View price calendar

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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

What You Can Expect

Venice Food Tour: Cicchetti and Wine

Learn about food and wine

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

Nicholas N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2018

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

annie

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2018

lots of food

bonnelle04

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2018

Giovanna was incredibly friendly and the tour was authentic.

Russell J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2018

Great Day Amazing selection of Cicchetti. and hidden gems. The food was very tasty and the wines were delightful but the highlight was Claire our guide, she was bubbly, Fun and full of great information

Karissa J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2018

Our guide beautrice was very friendly and informative. We were educated on traditional Venetian food and wines and the best local places to eat. Very enjoyable:)

Kimberly H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2018

We entered the smaller San Palo neighborhood for this tour. The cicchetti and wine was excellent and the information we learned was excellent as well. A great way to learn how the residents of Venice eat and enjoy. I would do this tour again the next time I am in Venice.

ambartlett1

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2018

This was a super fun personal tour navigated by our guide, Beatrice. Lots of personality and personal references to make everyone on the tour feel included and really interested. Beatrice was wonderful with the perfect amount of enthusiasm and knowledge to get everyone to enjoy the evening together. A very gracious host taking us to all the wonderful little backstreet alleyways and gathering spots to enjoy delicious wines and tasty appetizers. Highly recommend this for a nice evening of walking and wine-ing!

lindapaierl22

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

We enjoyed the wonderful presentation of our guide. She was incredible in knowledge and personality. She was a great at the history and shared trivia which added to the experience

Anne H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

Camilla was an excellent guide and is very knowledgeable. Each location had a unique history with excellent wine and food to match. The snacks are a bit bread heavy, I would like to try polenta and more vegetables.

jjazzyr

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

Excellent tour! We took this tour on our first night in Venice and it was a great way to get the lay of the land early. Our tour guide Claire was wonderful! She was very personable as well as knowledgeable about Venice and all its history. The group consisted of 12 people, a perfect size for this tour. No head phones to deal with. We went to five different restaurants and enjoyed a wine tasting and specialty
food from all five. I would highly recommend this tour!

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