• 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.

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

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!

vanessadody

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

Our guide couldn't have been better! Betta was superb! She gave us a lot of useful information while taking us to dome great little places to try. There was time to ask questions and enjoy the small group.

michael.paul.teter

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

Our tour guide was great. She gave us some great information about Venice and how to get around. The wine and the food were all fantastic. Our guide even wrote down a list of other bars to visit in the city. It was definitely a fun night.

Tracey

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

An Amazing tour of some off the beaten track wine bars in beautiful Venice. Our tour guide Bette was so knowledgeable on the history of these wine bars and also on everything Venice. The food (Cicchetti) was delicious and the wine, particularly the Rabiso was excellent. We would thoroughly recommend this tour.

Nicholas D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

Claire was an excellent guide. She provided a lot of history for the area as well as the restaurants we visited. She also offered suggestions about different venues along the tour for us to consider at another time. We went to one the places she recommended for dinner the next night. Well worth the price.

Perry S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2018

FANTASTIC FOOD AND WINE TASTING TOUR !!!!! Francesca was great, knowledgeable and a great host! this tour gave you the taste of Venice and the wine tastings that broaden you knowledge. Having the tour with other Canadians was a bonus.

Leah M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2018

If you like good food, local spots, and wine, this is definitely worth checking out!

BGmail

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2018

Giovanna was a wonderful tour guide! We had a great time learning all about Venice, the traditions, and tasting all sorts of Cicchetti. Thank you so much!

Gary M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2018

We did this at end the of May and it was a fun night. Explored parts of Venice that we would never have done without going on this tour. The tour guide Simona was very friendly, down to earth and very knowledgeable. If you like food and wine and meeting new people then I would recommend it for you

Laura S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2018

Great tour

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