• Location: Venice, Italy
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
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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

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


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Awesome and I know have some favourite places to visit every time I go to Venice.

Mrs E A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Great way to discover the back streets. Food and wine lovely. Highly recommended


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This was a great tour. My husband and I did this the first day we were in Venice and learned how to get around the city on less crowded streets because of it. The tour guide gave us all sorts of tips, was extremely knowledgeable about the wine and food, culture and history of the city. We loved it.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

We really enjoyed the wine and cicchetti food tour. Our guide, Giovanna treated us very well! We really appreciated her friendliness. It was our first time to Venice so it was great to get some tips from someone local.

Richard F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Fun tour! Well worth it...

David W USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

We had such a great time meeting new people and trying new wine and food! We learned a lot about the city from our host and found wonderful small local places to enjoy! Fabulous!

Matt M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Super fun times. Great wine. Good food. Patient tour guide. :

Matthew T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

This tour was fantastic! The local guide was very knowledgeable on the history of Venice, having lived their all her life. There was far less walking than I had anticipated, which gave us more time to talk and get to know the other travelers while we ate our cicchetti and drank our wine. Highly recommend this tour!

Jamie M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Amazing! A must do!

Ann D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

I cannot say enough how WONDERFUL this tour was! Simona, our tour guide, was knowledgeable, fun and friendly. The locations we went to were authentic and the food and drink were delicious. I felt like a local! I have a few food sensitivities and Simoa made sure to find food that I could have. We didn't want the tour to end! I'd go back and do this again in a heartbeat.

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