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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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A note from Small Group or Private Venice Food Tour: Cicchetti and Wine
All tours follow the latest local health authority advice, including mask usage and social distancing. Urban Adventures has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which recognises companies that have adopted health and hygiene global standardised protocols.
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Updated 14/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Make sure you only enjoy the best food Venice has to offer on this culinary walking tour, which provides a great cultural introduction for first-time visitors. Stray from the tourist trail, and visit Venice’s most popular cichetti bars, famed for Venetian-style tapas and wine. Receive personalized attention in a small group limited to 12, and finish the tour with enough restaurant recommendations to last your entire vacation. Plus, unlike some food tours, all drinks and dishes are included.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Campo della Maddalena
    Campo della Maddalena, 30100 Venezia VE, Italy
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  • 1
    Campo della Maddalena
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 2
    Cannaregio
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 3
    Canal Grande
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 4
    Mercato di Rialto
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 5
    Cantina Do Mori
    Stop: 25 minutes
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  • 6
    Ponte di Rialto
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • You'll end at
    Rialto Bridge
    Ponte di Rialto, 30100 Venezia VE, Italy
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Highlights
  • Stray from the tourist trail on a food-and-wine walking tour of Venice
  • Visit 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 (own expense). Pass the Rialto Bridge (Ponte Rialto) before browsing stalls at the Rialto Fish Market for fresh Venetian produce. Then, head to more bars to enjoy wine and more samples with your small group of fellow food lovers.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Campo della Maddalena, 30100 Venezia VE, Italy
Duration
2h 30m
Return Details
Rialto Bridge, Ponte di Rialto, 30100 Venezia VE, Italy
Inclusions
  • 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
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Traghetto gondola crossing fee
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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
  • 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.
  • All the stores and foodie spots we visit are 100% owned and run by locals, ensuring that the local population benefit from tourism to their city. So any inclusions on the tour and additional purchases you make will directly benefit the local community.
  • We will take you off the main tourist trail to some of the many hidden gem neighbourhoods beyond St Mark's Square, helping to ease tourist congestion,
  • You will pick up some responsible travel tips that will help you to be a greener traveller while you’re in the city
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Traghetto gondola crossing fee (2 EUR per person in cash to pay at the time of crossing).
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • 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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Ray wrote a review Today
Nassau, New Providence Island1 contribution
A bit late in writing this review. But my wife and I did this tour on our honeymoon back in 2019. And man was it the highlight of our trip in Venice. We really gained an authentic experience of the culture, learned some history along the way and most importantly we consumed the
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Date of experience: June 2020
Candice D wrote a review Jun 2020
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This was the best food tour. The tour guides were so knowledgeable and kind. They made the tour very fun. The food that we sampled on the tour was awesome! There was one wine that we tried close to the end that was amazing. I don’t remember the name or kind but it was sweet and
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Date of experience: July 2019
Response from CeciliaCy, Gerente at Small Group or Private Venice Food Tour: Cicchetti and Wine
Responded 10 Sep 2020
Thank you for this wonderful feedback! We are so happy to read how much you enjoyed the experience! We hope to see you again in Venice soon! Regards from the entire team of Urban Adventures in Venice!
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Penny Nz wrote a review Mar 2020
2 contributions2 helpful votes
We had a lovely tour with Giovanna. She was lovely and very knowledgeable, we visited places we would never have found. Highly recommend.
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Response from CeciliaCy, Gerente at Small Group or Private Venice Food Tour: Cicchetti and Wine
Responded 8 Mar 2020
Thank you for this wonderful review! We are glad you had such a great experience with Giovanna! We hope to see you again soon in Venice! Regards from all of us in the Urban Adventures team!
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KIMATL17 wrote a review Mar 2020
Atlanta, Georgia2 contributions
Giovanna is a lovely and knowledgeable host who led us on this interesting and tasty tour. It was great exploring the city with a native Venetian, and a fun introduction to local cuisine through cicchetti and wine stops. We learned a lot about Venice that we wouldn't otherwise
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Date of experience: February 2020
Response from CeciliaCy, Gerente at Small Group or Private Venice Food Tour: Cicchetti and Wine
Responded 4 Mar 2020
Thank you for your wonderful feedback! We are happy to read how much you loved the experience with Giovanna! Our Cicchetti & Wine experience is a great introduction to Venice in your first day in the city. A fantastic way to explore the small venues, taste the local cuisine and enjoy the regional wines of Veneto! We hope to see you again soon in another experience with Urban Adventures!
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Yolanda R wrote a review Mar 2020
Dallas, Texas4 contributions1 helpful vote
Camilla was such a personable and knowledgeable host. Living in Venice her entire life gave her an insight that I would not have found on my own. She took us to great little taverns, bars and appetizer spots. She dropped bits of info on architecture, history, local wine and just
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Date of experience: February 2020
Response from CeciliaCy, Gerente at Small Group or Private Venice Food Tour: Cicchetti and Wine
Responded 4 Mar 2020
Thank you! Grazie mille! We are so happy to read the amazing time you had with Camilla on tour! We loved to read this feedback as it is exactly what we want all our guests to experience with us! A friendly environment, fun & informative guides, tasty local food & regional wines and to meet other travellers along the way! We are glad you had such a positive experience and we hope to see you again soon!
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  • Duration: 2h 30m
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