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.
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
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.
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!
Our guide was fun and energetic and the tour was a great way to spend lunch time in Venice.
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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!
This tour was excellent our guide Simone was extremely informative and added great fun to the tour! Enjoyed the win end cicchetti
Was a great way to walk the non-tourtisty parts of Venice. A combination of history and tasting some great wines and tapas. Highly recommend!
Very personal and fun tour. Experience places off the tourist traps.
This tour comprises visits to four wine/slow food bars to sample the cicchetti a sort of tapas made on the premises from local produce and local wines. Our guide was Clare although not a native had such a love for the city that her vibrant and knowledgeable commentary on the bars and places we visited on the way greatly enhanced our experience. The tour starts in the residential less touristy part of Venice and makes stops at interesting places on the way such as the food market. At each bar we tasted 2/3 cicchetti with a glass of wine finishing at the last bar with an additional desert wine. Although the cicchetti are generally small, the sum of food was like a delicious lunch with wine such that we could barely eat more that evening.
each bar had a different atmosphere, one being the oldest bar in Europe operating continuously from the same premises for more than 500 years and another was the watering hole of Casanova which he mentions in his memoirs.
Do not miss this one and do it early in your stay
This was loads of fun. Francesca was a terrific host and the people in the group were very interesting. The wine bars were quite varied and the wine was always good, as was the Cicchetti. We tasted something we had never had before - a sparkling red, served chilled. The pace was a comfortable stroll, as it was quite a hot night.
So much fun! The food was unbelievable, wine was flowing and the ambiance was beautiful. Definitely a highlight of my trip to Italy with my girlfriends.
Fabulous host, great local knowledge, really enjoyed everyone's company. One of the highlights of our trip. Thank you
We had a great time on this tour. Our guide, Simona, was a lot of fun and very patient with us, especially after the wine started flowing! We had a good group of people that were all very friendly and lively. Simona explained the various dishes and wines to us and showed us how to order when we went out on our own. She also showed us where some of the out of the way places were where we could come back later and get out of the crowds. I would highly recommend this trip as a good overview of what you could expect in Venice bars.
This was my 4th time to Venice, so I wanted to experience something other than the usual St. Mark's/Rialto/museum-viewing march. My 23 year-old daughter and I mistakenly showed up with a voucher for the wrong day! The guides were extremely kind in accommodating our screw-up and allowed us to join the tour. Our guide, Giovanna, a native Venetian, was extremely knowledgeable about the city's history and culture. We loved the various bacari where we either sat or stood to eat and drink. So much history in these intimate little wine bars.The wine and food choices were delicious- we tasted some wines we probably would never have tried otherwise. I took photos of the bottles so that I can remember what to buy next time. Also, we were lucky to have had some nice and interesting people in our group and enjoyed lively conversation, so much easier after a glass or two of good vino! I highly recommend this tour.
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