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Taste of Venice Tour

  • When does it run?
    02 Feb - 14 Dec: Daily except Sunday
  • Start time
    11:30am or 5:15pm
  • Duration
    2 hours 30 minutes approx.
Inclusions
  • English speaking guide
  • traghetto gondola crossing (weather permitting
  • Rialto food market visit (morning tour only)
  • Food and wine (4 glasses of wine, 4 cicchetti dishes, 1 dessert)
  • Travel advice for your days in Venice

Key Highlights

  • Discover the aura of Venice accompanied by a guide
  • Cross the famous canal on a traghetto gondola like the locals do and explore Rialto
  • Savour your mouth with the flavoursome regional wines and delicious local cuisine
  • Experience the buzz of Italian Bacari wine bars
  • Sample local wines and fresh Venetian cuisine

Overview

The best things to do in Venice often revolve around food! Take your taste buds on a delicious adventure with this tour of Venice’s Bacari wine bars and their famous appetizers (cicchetti) dishes. These small tapas-style dishes are ideal for pairing with Italian wine, so tour the city’s famous bars.

With the chance to learn lots of fascinating history along the way, this is one Venice tour no food lover can miss.

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    02 Feb - 14 Dec: Daily except Sunday

  • Duration

    2 hours 30 minutes approx.

  • Start time

    11:30am or 5:15pm

  • Meeting Point

    Entrance of the Round Church in Campo della Maddalena.
    (The nearest vaporetto stops are Ca'D'Oro and San Marcuola. Both of them are 5 minutes away from the meeting point.)

  • Ending Point

    Tour ends at the Rialto Bridge.

Itinerary

  • Meet your guide at the designated meeting point. Your tour begins in the Cannaregio neighbourhood , a popular hang out place for afterwork meetings. A ride in a traditional, Traghetto gondola is next as we cross the Grand Canal the way locals do. Then you may proceed with the food tasting once you reach Rialto. Find yourself at a small eatery, owned by a group of locals where you will taste the mixture of traditional seafood recipes with modern twist. Savour your mouth with the delicious black inn calamari polenta with seafood or seasonal vegetables all served with a glass of the local Prosecco.

    Next, is a historic spot which will help to delve you deeper into the inducing culture of bacari in Venice. Then, the tour will follow to other hidden spots along the area of Rialto tasting local meat, cheese and fish products while drinking Veneto wines of all types. The tour will end at the iconic Rialto bridge, which is surrounded by great restaurants and shops.  

    Your guide will be happy to help you with recommendations for continuing the fun or with directions to help you back to your accommodation.

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • English speaking guide
  • traghetto gondola crossing (weather permitting
  • Rialto food market visit (morning tour only)
  • Food and wine (4 glasses of wine, 4 cicchetti dishes, 1 dessert)
  • Travel advice for your days in Venice
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Please note

Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or tablet you can present your voucher on your device for this activity.

If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point.

Please report at the meeting point 10 minutes before the start time.

Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.

Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.

The itinerary could alter due to variations in opening times of bars and restaurants along the way. Also, if a particular bar is very crowded then your guide may decide on an alternative.If changes do occur, the itinerary will remain much the same but the actual bars may be different. This will not change your experience, similar venues can be found even for the historic bars.

Additional info

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.You will be in a group of maximum of 12.If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides a tip – though not compulsory – is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many destinations. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this tour.

Customer Reviews

  • Awesome tour
    Richard Atkinson, Canada 05/16/2018
  • Great tour!!!
    Darla panizo, United States 10/28/2017
  • Best tour! Fantastic guide.
    Connie Mead, United States 09/24/2017

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