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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

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What You Can Expect

Venice Food Tour: Cicchetti and Wine

Learn about food and wine in Venice from an expert guide!

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

Gail B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Yummo, again a great way to get your bearings in a city, learn about cicchetti. Our guide was knowledgeable, and friendly and fun. Participants were awesome and again so glad of the walking

Bridget K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Fantastic!

Lorenza V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

This tour was amazing!

kerryjackson

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Giovanna was amazing. What a great tour. Owrth every penny. You do not need dinner after all the great chicetti and wine you will have touring 5 places. She also included a traghetto ride across the canal and small tour of the local side of Canareggio. Do not miss. A great way to spend an evening in Venice.

Michael M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Great tour!!! Francesca is the BEST! We have already recommended this outing to others for their stay in Venice. Thanks again for a fun time!!

s.haston

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

This was a fantastic experience. Our guide Giovanna was very friendly and knowledgeable. She took us to tiny bars full of character which we would never have found ourselves.
All of the food and wine we sampled was excellent. We would definitely recommend.

Steven L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Excellent evening with a great guide during which we discovered hidden bars we would never have visited and sampled excellent food and wine. Gave us a different perspective of Venice and would highly recommend.

lauram0907

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

This is a must for everyone! You see parts of Venice you wouldn't usually. Eat great food, drink amazing wine the Roboso is my favourite and meet some lovely people. Do the tour early on in your trip and then do your own once you know what to do!

fisherjoann81

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

We had a great time on this tour. The 5:15pm tour guide Francesca was sweet and very educated in her history of Venice. She took us to 5 bars who offerred varied Tapas and a normal glass of wine. I expected a small cup but in the end I couldn't keep drinking the wine! Thank you Urban Adventures.

Ian S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Great guide and a tour that puts you into the character of Venice. The food and wine options were plentiful and the group helped make a wonderful evening for us. Not to be missed!

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