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Venice Food Tour Including Rialto Market and Cicchetti

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US$ 83.02
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Step away from the tourist trail to discover Venice’s culinary history from the days when the city was a major spice trade port through to the present day. As you learn about the influence of Venice’s maritime history, learn where the locals go to eat and hear tips for Venetian dishes to try. Explore Rialto Market, and then visit a bakery, butchers and centuries-old spice shop. Cap it all with visits to renowned ‘cichetti’ bars and enjoy the Venetian take on Spanish tapas with wine.
  • 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 at the fountain at Campo San Giacomo di Rialto, near the Rialto Bridge. Your tour starts in the morning and lasts through lunchtime, so be sure to come hungry, as you’ll be doing lots of tasting. 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’ll enjoy a classic plate of pasta and a glass of wine. The tour concludes back near the Rialto Bridge.
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Departure Point
Campo San Giacomo di Rialto, Campo S. Giacomo di Rialto, 30125 Venezia VE, Italy
Departure Time
10:30 AM
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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Reviewed 1 week ago

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!!

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank lalexa01
TakeWalksSF, Guest Relations Manager at Walks of Italy, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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.

Reviewed 28 July 2019

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!

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Galbo12
Reviewed 13 July 2019 via mobile

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!

Thank Bkw229
Reviewed 9 July 2019

The guide, Barbara, was excellent. She was fun, personable and provided many insights into Venetian food and way of life. In addition she recommended several restaurants for dinner, one in particular, Osteria Enoteca San Marco served us our favorite meal during our 3 weeks in...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank underfog
Reviewed 4 July 2019

Barbara was a fantastic guide - a true Venetian she shared not only good food and wine, but a good deal of history of Venice - the walk was fun - throughly enjoyed this and would recommend it. By all means - if you are...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Phyllis K
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Response from dutchmamaof4 | Reviewed this property |
We really enjoyed the food walking tour. I don’t think it goes daily so double check the dates. Also the one we took did include quite a bit of seafood so if that’s not your thing or aren’t very adventurous food wise I’d... More
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