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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

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

Craig H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

I would highly recommend this walking tour as a way to see Venice and try some great local food/wine options. Our guide clearly knew the bar/restaurant owners and chefs and did a great job explaining how venetians like to eat/drink. I would also say that this would be very helpful for someone to book early in their trip, as our guide was able to provide recommendations on other places to eat/things to see on the island.

Ashley B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Giovanna was fantastic! I would highly recommend this tour! Most of the tours we have been on have been a lot of history and that is it. Giovanna told us about the history and culture all while making it extremely fun!

marie.gage

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Our guide was fun and energetic and the tour was a great way to spend lunch time in Venice.

Andrea C United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

I enjoyed this tour a lot. The guide was fantastic. While I didn and #39;t love all of the snacks, I am so glad I tried them all just for the experience! I met several lovely people and really had a blast. I definitely recommend this tour!

shaman h

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was amazing!

Gilbert N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was excellent our guide Simone was extremely informative and added great fun to the tour! Enjoyed the win end cicchetti

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