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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.


  • 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

Krista N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

You MUST to do this tour! I went as a solo traveler and couldn't have had more fun! Simona was our guide and she was FANTASTIC. Informative, fun and lively. I liked that when she did teach us things about Venice, they were more the sociological things than the historical things -- like for example, explaining the wells and the water and also telling us about Project MOSE. I got enough history out of my other tours. Honestly, I loved all the little bars we stopped in -- we got to see a university graduation party and learn all about those traditions too. I loved the food, I loved the drink. Honestly, loved this tour. It's a must do and I've already recommended it to my friends visiting next weekend!

Sue T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Great tour, very interesting and fun. Learnt lots of hints and tips about where to go to get away from the busy areas and how to get about Venice. So good we repeated it ourselves the following day!

rose i

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

This tour was fantastic, not only the food and wine but also for becoming locals for a little while. Highly recommended

David L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Wonderful experience that gave us a sense where residents go to eat and drink.

Chris H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Fun tour. Small Group of about 10-12. Lots of food and drink in tiny out of the way places.

Manola, ourGuide, filled us in on Venetian history as we walked through the city from place to place. She was energetic, fun and informative about Venice and Cicchetti customs. Very enjoyable.

Was to be a two hour tour but ended up for like four hours. We went to four different bars and ended with tiramisu and dessert wine as a special treat.

Highly recommended.

Tori L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

This was the highlight of the entire trip! We met couples from around the world and even stayed after the tour was over to get more wine and talk so more! Truly a great experience and I recommend to anyone!!

Signe E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

I highly recommend this tour. Our guide, Simona, was so fun and knowledgeable, and truly showed us some of the hidden gems of the city through delicious local food and wine. This tour was one of the highlights of our trip to Venice!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Claire was a wonderful guide. Great fun, great food and wine, and great folks on the tour.

Helen B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Excellent Urban Adventures guide - a native Venetian, well-educated, warm and friendly. The wine bars we visited were excellent - a great selection of local wines and food. Not to be missed.

Bob United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Our guide, Francesca was a great host and guide. 45 minute walking tour in the real Venice: residential and a lot quieter than Saint Mark's square. She was informative and had insightful information about the bars we visited as well as the food and wines we consumed. The three hours were well worth the money.

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