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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

jesse

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Elisabetta was/is the best tour guide! Real local venetian cicchetti and wine that was mouth watering. We would take this tour again in a heart beat! Thanks again Betta.

Deborah B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Absolutely awesome! made new friends for keeps! Great tour guide ?Elspeth. Great food and wine

steve f

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

what a great tour , visited little back street wine bars and told interesting facts ,such a great tour, and the guide Francesca was a joy .

Vinod K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

tour gntuide Betta was excellent.
Didnt care much for the quality of the wine

Jason F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Of the three tours we took while in Italy, this was by far the best! Experiencing Venice away from the crowds of the more heavily visited tourist areas was key. The food and wine on this tour was amazing, and having a small group of a dozen people was the perfect way to do this tour. We visited four different places and the variety of cuisine and wine was excellent.

Maria R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Great tour! Food was delicious and it was nice to get away from the main areas of Venice to where the locals live. Delicious!

Gill R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Delightful evening tour with Simone as our guide and fun group of Australian tourists. We learnt a lot and laughed a lot! Of course food was the focus of the tour and Simone took us to places we would not have thought to venture as visitors to find the places where the locals eat. The food was so good, we retraced our steps the following day for lunch.

Leora K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

I had a blast on this tour! It wasn't necessarily about learning how to taste wine or learning about where this wine came from, but more about getting to experience the Venetian culture around wine. I definitely recommend!

Also, on my tour there was a family with a 14 year old son, and the tour made sure to accommodate him with non-alcoholic drinks.

Amanda J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was amazing!

David B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

The tour was amazing our guide was fantastic. We liked it so much we are doing another tour the next day. Highly recommend anyone visiting Venice to sign up and take a couple tours

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