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Venice Food Tour Including Rialto Market and Cicchetti

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Venice has a rich culinary culture, but it can be hard for visitors to avoid tourist traps. On this tour, follow your guide to locally loved eateries. Begin at Rialto Market, where you chat with vendors and learn about Venice’s food heritage. Then, cross the Grand Canal in a gondola to the Cannaregio district, where snacks, pasta, and beverages await. A small-group size makes for a personalized experience.
You'll start at
Campo San Giacomo di Rialto
Campo S. Giacomo di Rialto, 30125 Venezia VE, ItalyAt the central fountain of Campo San Giacomo di Rialto (Campo San Giacometto).
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  • 1
    Canal Grande
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
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    Pass by Ponte di Rialto
    Pass by Ca' d'Oro
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    Mercati di Rialto
    Stop: 65 minutes -
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You'll end at
Rialto Bridge
Ponte di Rialto, 30100 Venezia VE, ItalyNear the Rialto Bridge.
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  • Skip the tourist traps and visit eateries that local Venetians frequent
  • Learn all about the city’s rich food heritage from your guide
  • Enjoy cicchetti, a pasta meal, several glasses of wine, and more
  • Take a gondola ride across the Grand Canal
What to Expect
Meet your guide in central Venice. Your tour starts in the morning and lasts through lunchtime, so be sure to come hungry. First, head to the bustling Rialto Market, where locals come to buy daily food essentials. Interact with stallholders, and discuss Venice’s rich food heritage with your guide. Then, board a gondola to cross the Grand Canal to Cannaregio, one of Venice’s most lively districts that’s off the typical tourist trail. Stop at a local bar for cicchetti—Venice’s answer to Spanish tapas—and a glass of wine, prosecco, or spritz. Then visit a second bar to sample fritti, traditional fried snacks. Your final stop is at a neighborhood trattoria, where you enjoy a classic plate of pasta and a glass of wine. The tour concludes back near the Rialto Bridge.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Campo San Giacomo di Rialto, Campo S. Giacomo di Rialto, 30125 Venezia VE, Italy
Return Details
Rialto Bridge, Ponte di Rialto, 30100 Venezia VE, Italy
  • All food tastings at the different bacari
  • Get to taste the local prosecco, spritz and wine
  • Short local Gondola Ride to cross the Grand Canal
  • Tasting of typical Venetian food at a local restaurant
  • Expert local tour guide
  • Small groups of 15 people or fewer
  • Entry/Admission - Canal Grande
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • This tour runs rain or shine. However, please note that the gondola ride cannot operate during heavy rain or high tides. In this case we will provide an alternative itinerary.
  • Tour is in English only
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Malcolm wrote a review Dec 2019
Gillingham, England, United Kingdom13 contributions5 helpful votes
Can't recommend this food tour enough. We learnt so much, not only about the food and traditions of eating in Venice, but also about the history of this fantastic city. Our guide (Katy I think?!!) was so knowledgeable and introduced us to foods we never would have ordered if she
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Date of experience: November 2019
Response from TakeWalksSF, Guest Relations Manager at Venice Food Tour Including Rialto Market and Cicchetti
Responded 9 Dec 2019
Hi Malcolm, Thank you for joining our culinary adventure in Venice! We are delighted that Katy was able to expand your horizons and introduce your tastebuds to some new favourites. That is definitely what we think travel is all about! Warmest regards, Take Walks
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john b wrote a review Oct 2019
Valparaiso, Indiana744 contributions203 helpful votes
My wife loves seeing how the people of any City live, their markets and stores. We went to the Market by the Rialto Bridge on our way to the Basilica Santa Maria Gloiosa. It was a wonderful experience. So large, with everything you could want fo any meal. The fish/meats
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Date of experience: October 2019
Response from TakeWalksSF, Guest Relations Manager at Venice Food Tour Including Rialto Market and Cicchetti
Responded 19 Oct 2019
Hi m1lane, Thank you for your kind review! We are delighted to learn that you had such a wonderful time on our Venice Food tour! The market truly is one of its kinds, and we are so glad you got the chance to share this experience with us! All the best, The Walks Team
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lalexa01 wrote a review Oct 2019
Sydney, Australia11 contributions1 helpful vote
Our guide Barbara is a local Venetian and was absolutely amazing. A really enjoyable way to spend a few hours getting to know and appreciate local produce and stores. Highly recommend the tour and especially Barbara!!
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Date of experience: October 2019
Response from TakeWalksSF, Guest Relations Manager at Venice Food Tour Including Rialto Market and Cicchetti
Responded 9 Oct 2019
We are delighted that you enjoyed your tour of Venitian cuisine with Barbara! What better way to get a taste for the city than a pre-planned, local food tour.
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Galbo wrote a review Jul 2019
1 contribution
An excellent tour with a very professional guide - Kristina. The food was delicious and catered very well for the dietary requirements of my wife who is a vegetarian. Thank you - we both loved it!
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Date of experience: July 2019
Bkw22 wrote a review Jul 2019
Needham, Massachusetts6 contributions
We really enjoyed this tour. Our guide was so knowledgeable about Venice, it’s history, culture, and food, and so friendly. The food was delicious and we learned so much. It was definitely a highlight of our trip to Venice!
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