Great guide and a tour that puts you into the character of Venice. The food and wine options were plentiful and the group helped make a wonderful evening for us. Not to be missed!
We did this tour with our two teenagers and we all loved it! Our guide Bette was fabulous - very knowledgeable, friendly and entertaining. We felt like we'd made a friend and learned how to enjoy Cicchetti small snacks! by the end of the evening - our kids tried foods we'd have never expected them to like and enjoyed all of them! Thank you Bette!!
We went on the Cicchetti and Wine tour and it was a highlight of our time in Venice! Our guide, Giovanna, was like a fabulous hostess of the city of Venice. She did a fantastic job leading our group of about 10 people through the neighborhoods including crossing the canal on gondola, giving us fun insight from a local perspective along the way, engaging with the group, and taking us through several places to try wine and cicchetti small plates like tapas.
At each location she was able to smoothly find us a place where we could gather and socialize while she got the food and wine out for us all and enjoy a variety of different foods and wines. We ended up getting to chat with almost everyone in our group and just had a great time overall, staying at the last place long after the tour ended! This tour is a great experience and value, given how the price includes so much food and drink.
An incredible experience, our guide Elisabetta Betta was amazing, she has lived her whole life in Venice and was so warm and friendly to everyone. She even took us on a Gondola ferry on the way to our first bar so we got to experience a gondola ride without paying. Each bar was incredible and unique, some date back centuries. Each stop we enjoyed a different local wine and cicchetti. Both the food and wine were amazing. You will not need dinner as there is so much food your ablsolutely stuffed in the end and in total we got 5 full glasses of local wine plus a dessert wine at the end so factoring in that the tour only goes for around 2 and a half hours you may want to bring some bottled water to sip in between glasses of wine.
Simona was our guide and she was great. She did a nice job talking about the area. Enjoyed all the cicchetti and wine. We later returned to 2 of them for more food and wine. Felt very local.
Givanna was a brilliant guide and the whole group mingled and enjoyed the wine and food varieties that Venice had to offer. We got off the crowded streets to enjoy great tappas and drinks. I cannot recommend this highly enough. I would do it again in Venice.
Lorraine United Kingdom
This was an excellent tour and introduction to Venice. The group was a nice size, not too many of us, the guide was personable and knowledgeable and she took us to some great places to try the local cicchetti with some delicious wines. Highly recommended.
This tour was great fun. Small group meant we were able to get personalised attention from the fantastic guide. Took us away from the beaten tourist track and provided great insight into the food culture of the locals. In addition the food and wine was delicious. Would rate this tour even higher if possible!!!
Highly recommend this tour!!! Excellent wine and cicchetti from different places in Venice. Enjoyed visiting local places off the beaten path of Venice. The variety and amount of food and wine served is well worth the money!
Fantastic! Giovanna was a brilliant guide, enthusiastic, informative and taught us a lot. We tried several local dishes paired with local wines, in a authentic Venetian Bacari. We would highly recommend this to anyone interested in Venetian culture. Everything went smoothly from booking, to meeting, to the actual tour. Would definitely do this again. Thanks Giovanna !
An amazing experience and way to see Venice through the different tastes of Italy. Simona was an incredible host and showed us some parts of Venice we would have never discovered. The group were lots of fun and the food and wine kept on flowing throughout the tour! It was great that those with different dietary needs were accommodated and were offered different options to try.
Highly recommend and would definitely do again!
After a long flight to Venice this was the perfect tour to start our journey in Italy. The small pubs were great. We would have never gone into them if it wasn't for this tour. The tour guide took us to 4 different pubs where we were able to sample different wines and appetizers that went with them. Loved all the wines and food that was offered. I highly recommend this tour. It was fun and relaxing.
Elizabeth was an absolutely AMAZING guide. She was very personable and connected with everyone in the group to make everyone feel comfortable and safe!
Francesca was wonderful. Great fun exploring local wine and cicchetti bars.
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.
Absolutely awesome! made new friends for keeps! Great tour guide ?Elspeth. Great food and wine
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 .
tour gntuide Betta was excellent.
Didnt care much for the quality of the wine
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.
Great tour! Food was delicious and it was nice to get away from the main areas of Venice to where the locals live. Delicious!
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.
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.
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