• 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

Maliza J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

This was more wine than I have ever seen, although I am a lightweight and the only wine drinker in my party which included my husband and two teens. Fun bar hopping and other locations we would never have found on our own. Alcohol was always accompanied by delicious cicchetti, however I was drinking for two since my husband doesnt drink and basically danced my way back to the hotel. Had a great time!

Joanne C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Best thing we did while in Venice. Our tour guide Simona was amazing. This is a small group tour 12 people that is very personal. Our tour guide took the time to talk with everyone individually. The food tapas and wine were delicious. She shared interest facts about Venice and the history. Every place we went was different as were the selections. We had all different ages and demographics, we had honeymooners and a couple celebrating their 50th and everyone enjoyed it. Well worth the money, which was very reasonable.

Paul H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

brilliant, think Valentina was our guide, she is brilliant, the tour is a MUST

Paul A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Claire was great, lovely places, good info, visited them all again for the rest of our holiday.

Cameron O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

We had a wonderful time touring Venice with Elizabetta and experiencing Italian cicchetti, wine and a few other local drinks. Elizabetta is a born and bred Venetian with great knowledge of the history of Venice. She did a fantastic job leading the group. It was a really great way to learn about the city and to meet some great new friends from around the world. Thanks!!

Alex A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Highly recommended! A great tour.

Martin C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

It was a great little walking tour and got to taste different cicchetti and wines. We went to all these osterias through the little streets in Venice which we wouldnt have otherwise, a good value and a get to know Venice more kind of walking tours. Clare was lovely as the guide, really looked after everyone on the tour. Thanks Clare, we had a lovely time.

Dorota O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

What a great tour! Elisabetta was a great guide as we stopped around local spots and tried delicious Cicchetti and wine. She answered any questions we had and it was like walking with a friend through Venice. It was nice to check out areas and note them to come back to later. Would definitely recommend this tour :

mebat

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Best. Tour. Ever. Our guide, Valentina, was native to the city, loves the city, and her enthusiasm was addictive. We had great wine and great food, but most of all, we really experienced this city from and insiders point of view. Our guide really took excellent care of us, and knew so much about the city! I cant recommend this tour enough. You need to do this!

Caroline K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Loved this tour! Claire was so helpful giving tips on places to visit for food and drink aside from those on the tour as well as other places to visit in the area. Definitely recommend this tour!

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