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Small Group Sweet Taste of Venice with Dessert Samples and Coffee

  • 3-hour walking and culinary tour of Venice's bakeries and cafés
  • Taste traditional Venetian and Italian desserts such as tiramisu, panettone and torrone
  • Learn to drink coffee like a local at a torrefazione
Small Group Sweet Taste of Venice with Dessert Samples and Coffee
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Small Group Sweet Taste of Venice with Dessert Samples and Coffee
Immerse yourself in the Italian caffè culture during this small-group culinary tour. Spend 3 hours strolling through the neighborhoods of Castello and Cannaregio, listening to your guide's thoughtful commentary on Venice's gastronomic traditions. Taste some of the bold coffee that Italians like to linger over and a few of the city's best 'pasticcerie', or desserts. This small-group tour is limited to 15 people or fewer to ensure an intimate atmosphere and personalized attention from your guide. All tastings are included.
What to Expect
Meet up with your guide and small group on the steps of the Santa Lucia train station entrance in central Venice. 

Embark on your 3-hour coffee and dessert culinary tour of the city, starting in the heart of the old Jewish ghetto. Learn about the important role this 500-year-old neighborhood has played in Venice's history as you bite into a traditional Kosher pastry. Then, it's time to start learning how to do Italian coffee the right way; your next stop is a family-owned coffee roastery and café. Learn how the locals take their coffee in this historic torrefazione (coffee shop). 

Sufficiently caffeinated, take an energetic stroll through Cannaregio, stopping at a family bakery famous for torrone and other traditional Venetian desserts. Take a pause here to listen to your guide's commentary on Venetian culinary history while you taste some of the bakery's products. 

Continue towards Castello, Venice's largest island and home to the Naval Dockyard. Stop at another family bakery famous for seasonal desserts: panettone at Christmas, colomba at Easter and other samples depending on the time of year. Next stop is another bakery for the world-renowned tiramisu; learn about the background of this popular dessert as you dig in. 

Last stop, just near your ending point at the Rialto Bridge, is a gourmet chocolate atelier, where you'll learn how the chocolates are made and get one last tasting as a parting gift.
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Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile
No Tiramisu

Unfortunately, we did not get the tour that we paid for. The description of this tour clearly states that we would get tiramisu and learn about its history (it was invented in Venice). Our tour guide never even mentioned the word "tiramisu," and we were...More

Thank ThereAndBackAgain81
CeciliaCy, Gerente at Venice Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your comment, The tour you booked is to discover the city of Venice and its history through the sweet recipes you taste on tour. We use family own pasticcerie and every tour, we use different ones. It's disappointing you leave such a...More

Reviewed 23 June 2018
Unusually, a private tour

A rainy morning must have put other visitors off, as I was the only person on my tour. Because of this, I was able to go at a more leisurely pace with my guide Claire, & also got to visit inside the beautiful building that...More

Thank chiron46
CeciliaCy, Gerente at Venice Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2018

Thank you! Grazie mille! We are so happy to read the amazing experience you had with our team! Our tours are always small group size and focus in showing you places that probably won't discover travelling alone! Thank you again from the entire team of...More

Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile
Such an interesting experience

My wife and I booked the "Sweet taste of Venice" tour with Abigail as our guide. Not only did we visit different bakeries and sweet shops, tasting those amazing pastries and chocolates, but we also had a chance to eat and experience like a true...More

Thank dungle2410
CeciliaCy, Gerente at Venice Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2018

Thank you for this wonderful feedback! We are happy to read the great time you had with Abigail during the Sweet Taste of Venice tour. The tour is a great introduction to the city in your first morning in Venice. Not only understanding a bit...More

Reviewed 1 June 2018
Unseen Venice

We had a fabulous trip to Venice, and one of the best adventures was with Urban Adventures and our fantastic guide Giovanna S, she showed us parts of Venice we had not seen before, and explained in a most enthralling way TopMarks!! Giovanna, we would...More

Thank 66raymond
CeciliaCy, Gerente at Venice Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2018

Wow! Thank you! It is so rewarding to read these sort of feedbacks! We are glad you enjoyed the experience with Urban Adventures in Venice so much! Our tours focus on giving you a general idea of our city, culture and traditions in the few...More

Reviewed 6 April 2018
A must do!

First time with Urban Adventures and it was brilliant. We learnt a lot, had some great food and drink and this trip set us up for the rest of our time in Venice. All down to our wonderful tour guide Susanne, highly recommendedMore

Thank Stanley S
CeciliaCy, Gerente at Venice Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2018

Thank you for your wonderful review! We are so happy you highly recommend our tour after having such a great experience with us! We hope that after this fun tour, you choose Urban Adventures in your future travels! A massive thank you from Susanne and...More

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17 June 2018|
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The cheapest way would be by water bus, there must be one that goes from the Lido to Venice & upto the start point of the tour which is by the station? Or the quickest & pricey option would be to get a water taxi door to... More
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