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Small Group Venice Food Tour: Cicchetti and Wine

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Discover magical Venice with a local by your side. Drink like a Venetian at some of our favourite and most authentic bacari wine bars. Cross the famous canal on a traghetto gondola like the locals do and explore the heart of the city: Rialto. Taste flavoursome regional wines and mouth-watering local cuisine. Get the lowdown on Venice and discover the secrets of the iconic and oh-so-Italian aperitivo, vino in hand. This small group tour is limited to maximum 12 guests.
  • Stray from the tourist trail on a food-and-wine walking tour of Venice
  • Visit five bars favored by locals, and receive ample restaurant recommendations
  • All food and drinks are included
  • Receive personalized attention in a small group limited to 12 people
What to Expect
Greet your guide at a central Venice location, and receive a culinary overview of Venice’s world-famous food scene. Head straight to your first stop to sample traditional cicchetti, such as seafood-topped polenta and marinated olives. Stroll through the streets of the Cannaregio neighborhood to an 18th-century watering hole famed for its polpette (spicy fried meatballs) before crossing the Grand Canal on a passenger ferry. Pass the Rialto Bridge (Ponte Rialto) before browsing stalls at the Rialto Fish Market for fresh Venetian produce. Then, head to three more bars to enjoy wine and more samples with your small group of fellow food lovers.
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Departure Point
Campo della Maddalena, 30100 Venezia VE, Italy
2h 30m
Return Details
Rialto Bridge, Ponte di Rialto, 30100 Venezia VE, Italy
  • Traghetto gondola crossing (weather permitting)
  • Rialto food market visit (morning tour only)
  • Four glasses of wine from family wineries
  • A glass of prosecco + a glass of farmers sweet wine
  • Venetian fusion seafood cicchetti
  • Traditional codfish cicchetti
  • Delicious local meats & organic vegetables cicchetti
  • Tasty homemade risotto or pasta
  • A local dessert
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Additional Information: There may be a change of itinerary according to opening times of bars and restaurants along the way depending on how crowded they are. However, all the bars you are taken to are of the same standard, so you will not be missing out if the itinerary does change.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed today

We really enjoyed this tour and loved experiencing all the different cichetti bars with the local insight from Ludo. I would definitely recommend doing this on your first day in Venice, so that you can continue to enjoy all of your favorites. The standing gondola...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank LoriAshby
Reviewed today

Excellent! Guide had excellent English and was a local. Very interesting and full of knowledge. Traghetti ride included.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Steve W
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My husband and I did this tour towards end of our stay in Venice. In hindsight we wished we did it earlier as Ludo our guide showed us some great places. Very informative, lovely local food and wine & some suprises along the way. Loved...More

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Reviewed yesterday

After a late arrival to Venice the previous evening, the 11:30am start for this food and wine tour was perfect. It provided my wife and I, who are first time visitors to Venice, with a great introduction to the gastronomic culture of the City of...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank AJP00001
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is an outstanding tour! We walked through the city learning about the culture and history while stopping at five different locations for wine and small bites. Our guide, Abigail, was friendly, helpful, and an overall exceptional guide. We highly recommend doing this tour as...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Morgan L
6 September 2019|
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Response from Cate13 | Reviewed this property |
For my tour, the meeting point was here: Campo della Maddalena, 30100 Venezia VE, Italy. You can google map it but I think based on my experience you would find it quite rushed.
16 August 2019|
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Response from dpp74 | Reviewed this property |
Our tour was exclusively in English.
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