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  • Venice: Food and Wine Tour with Cicchetti Tasting

    1. Venice: Food and Wine Tour with Cicchetti Tasting

    Eat and drink your way around Venice on a food and wine tasting tour with a local guide. Visit some of the city's favorite eateries and wine bars, sample tapas-like "Cicchetti", and learn about Venetian culinary culture. Taste a wide range of food specialties, from regional cheeses to buranelli biscuits to traditional cakes. Pair your food samples with traditional drinks and Italian wines. Sample tiramisù in the city where it was invented, and experience the unique culture of “Cicchetti”, the tapas-like snacks loved by Venetians served in cozy and charming “bàcari” (bars). Discover old taverns and quaint locales where locals gather and eat. Explore quaint alleys, historic streets, and colorful markets and view historical monuments and attractions along the way.

  • Venice: Self-Guided Discovery Tour

    2. Venice: Self-Guided Discovery Tour

    Learn the secret history of Venice at your own pace on a self-guided tour of the most historic areas. Download the app to your mobile device and use the provided map and itinerary to find sights known only to locals at a time to suit you. Listen to the fascinating commentary as you see where the old warships were built in the dockyards of the Arsenale in the Castello sestiere (district). Discover Europe's first Jewish Ghetto and marvel at masterpieces of art and architecture, such as the Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari and the Renaissance church of Santa Maria dei Miracoli in the Cannaregio district. Admire the famous monuments of St. Mark's Square, including the former seat of power at the Doge's Palace and the Byzantine facade of St. Mark's Basilica. Walk through the historic Rialto district to see the beautiful Rialto Bridge over the Grand Canal. Explore the hist...

  • Doge Palace and St. Mark's Basilica: Skip The Line Tour with Gondola Ride

    3. Doge Palace and St. Mark's Basilica: Skip The Line Tour with Gondola Ride

    Discover two of Venice’s most iconic buildings on a guided tour with skip-the-line access to the Doge’s Palace and St. Mark’s Basilica. See impressive artworks, marvel at magnificent interiors, and explore the waters of the floating city on an unforgettable gondola ride. Meet your expert guide and enjoy priority access to Doge’s Palace, the seat of Venetian political power for centuries. Immerse yourself in the European Middle Ages and see masterpieces of art adorning the walls of the palace. Relive the anguish of the prisoners that crossed the Bridge of Sighs at the palace and experience the inside of the prison cell that once hosted Giacomo Casanova. Step inside St. Mark's Basilica, a unique cathedral displaying some of the finest examples of Byzantine art in the world. Uncover the biblical symbolism behind the artworks. Take in the beautiful golden mosaics and marble floor inlays....

  • Strolling in Venice 1.5-Hour Afternoon Walking Tour

    4. Strolling in Venice 1.5-Hour Afternoon Walking Tour

    Discover a more authentic side to Venice on a 90-minute walking tour, and wander among the alleys and peaceful canals away from the crowded areas. Encounter precious gems of art and architecture, and get a deeper more intimate experience of the city. Your guide will take you to some of the “campi” (little squares of Venice) and point out thriving “bacari” (local bars), describing the surroundings and telling you interesting facts about life in a city built on water along the way. Head towards the famous opera house of La Fenice, before going to the Bovolo Staircase, inspired by the architecture of the Orient and a living example of the city’s bond with the East. Named after the Venetian word for snail, the “Bovolo” clearly refers to its original spiral shape. Although pretty hard to find, a visit to this little gem is worth it. Stroll the elegant area surrounding the Rialto Bridge, co...

    I was five minutes late and couldn't find the group. I tried calling the number phone number listed but it didn't go anywhere. my fault for being late but I wish they'd leave a number for the the guide

  • Venice: Gondola Ride with Aperitif & Cicchetti Tasting Tour

    5. Venice: Gondola Ride with Aperitif & Cicchetti Tasting Tour

    Start the tour with a classic gondola ride through the lagoon city of Venice and admire the city built on stilts. After the gondola tour, enjoy some free time to explore the area before your evening tour. Later, step out and follow your guide as they introduce the surrounding area of Rialto, and learn about why it is one of the most famous markets in Europe. Discover why the Venetians have continued with this gastronomic tradition until today. During the tour, visit 2 hidden bars that are found off-the-beaten-track. Meander with the locals, embrace their culture, whilst enjoying local wines and discovering the endless selection of cicchetti on offer. Sip on a cool glass of Prosecco whilst tasting the local Baccalà, or simply taste a rich Merlot and seasonal vegetables cooked in the traditional Venetian way. This tour will introduce you to the true Venetian Aperitif and will give you t...

  • Venice: Food and Wine Tour with Cicchetti Tasting and Gondola Ride

    6. Venice: Food and Wine Tour with Cicchetti Tasting and Gondola Ride

    Eat and drink your way around Venice on a food and wine tasting tour that includes a charming gondola ride through the city canals. Visit some of the city's favorite eateries and wine bars, sample tapas-like "Cicchetti", and learn about Venetian culinary culture. Taste a wide range of food specialties, from regional cheeses to buranelli biscuits to traditional cakes. Pair your food samples with traditional drinks and Italian wines. Sample sweet tiramisù in the city where it was invented and experience the unique culture of “Cicchetti”, the tapas-like snacks loved by Venetians served in cozy “bàcari” (bars). Discover old taverns and quaint locales where locals gather and eat. Explore quaint alleys, historic streets, and colorful markets and view historical monuments and attractions along the way. Finish your experience with a charming gondola ride. Let the gondolier transport you alon...

  • Venice: Sightseeing Tour with a Local Guide

    7. Venice: Sightseeing Tour with a Local Guide

    See the beautiful attractions of Venice on a sightseeing tour with a local guide. Cross the network of canals using the small bridges and narrow lanes of the historic Rialto, San Marco and Cannaregio districts.  Discover the site of the old trade center from the days of the Venetian Empire. Pass the former home of the explorer Marco Polo and learn how he built trade agreements with China providing an important link between the East and West. See the impressive church of San Pantalon in the Dorsoduro district. Continue to the large Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, where the painter Titian is buried. Enter the narrow square of the Campo San Bartolomeo, and continue to the Basilica di San Giovanni e Paolo, where 25 of the doges are buried. End on St. Mark's Square and admire St. Mark's Basilica and the Doge's Palace.

    This walking tour set us up for maximizing our time in Venice. We got to understand where things were- get our bearings. We also learned about places to visit we would have otherwise missed, and they were well worth our time on subsequent days. Our guide’s tips on local food options were much appreciated also.

  • Venice: Local Taverns Self-Guided Tour with Snacks or Wine

    8. Venice: Local Taverns Self-Guided Tour with Snacks or Wine

    Gain access to an app with 5 itineraries to discover the best of Venice. Download it on your mobile phone and guide your friends on this unique adventure. The itineraries have been studied and designed by local Venetians to make sure you can experience all the districts of the city. On your cell phone, the app and digital map will guide you step by step to reach different osterias, where you can enjoy either finger food or wine, depending on the option selected. Taste Venetian specialties such as fried fish or a "frittella", a local-style pancake with connections to the Venice carnival. Along the way, you will discover the life of Venice's famous red-light districts, and listen to stories about the Gondoliers and convicts from the area. This is thanks to the 200 explanations that are activated automatically on the app every time you approach a point of interest. Travel in any direction...

  • Venice: Guided Walking Tour with Food Tasting

    9. Venice: Guided Walking Tour with Food Tasting

    Explore Venice on a walking tour led by a professional guide. Learn about the city's history, experience its culture, and sample the local food. Start your tour with a traditional Italian breakfast. Enjoy your coffee and pastry while your guide introduces you to the legacy, culture, and history of the floating city. Stroll down cobblestone streets and across bridges as you make your way towards St Mark's Square, one of Venice's prime attractions. Admire the stately buildings that surround the square and see the Venetian-Byzantine domes of the grandiose St Mark’s Basilica. Follow your guide as you head to see Doge's Palace. Then, take a break from sightseeing to enjoy traditional Cicchetti and try some of the local specialties. The last stop on your sightseeing tour is the iconic Ponte di Rialto. Learn why this striking and daring structure was predicted to fall, and why it's still st...

    The guide (Lorenzo) was very knowledgeable and friendly. I really enjoyed learning from him all the interesting things about Venice and he customized the tour to what I was interested in (lucky for me I was the only guest). And he even helped make a reservation at an excellent restaurant. I learned a lot about Venice and had amazing food.

  • Venice: Full-Day Sightseeing Tour with Gondola Ride

    10. Venice: Full-Day Sightseeing Tour with Gondola Ride

    Make the most of your time in Venice with this all-encompassing tour. Kick off your tour in one of the most famous piazzas in all of Italy - St. Mark's Square. After meeting your guide, learn the history of the iconic piazza. Learn all about the importance of Basilica di San Marco, when it was built and the impressive historical events it witnessed. In busy summer months, skip the line with your guide and enjoy privileged access to this sacred place. After visiting St. Mark's Basilica, follow your local guide through the back streets that line some of Venice's most romantic canals towards your next tour stop, the iconic Rialto Bridge. Learn about the stories behind the gorgeous and historic bridge before crossing it and entering one of the best neighborhoods in Venice - the Rialto District. Remember to ask your guide where the best bacari (wine bars) and restaurants are so you can retur...

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What people are saying about Rialto

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 5 reviews

The guide (Lorenzo) was very knowledgeable and friendly. I really enjoyed learning from him all the interesting things about Venice and he customized the tour to what I was interested in (lucky for me I was the only guest). And he even helped make a reservation at an excellent restaurant. I learned a lot about Venice and had amazing food.

The gondola was a great experience, very romantic and very quiet, it was an unforgettable part of our trip to venice. The tasting tour was also great, our guide was full of goodwill and shared a lot of his experience with us. Also the cichetti were delicious, I highly recommend.

Our guide was really knowledgable and you could see that he does this job with passion

Excellent tour, I learned a lot of insider information from a very competent guide.

Great guide informative and helpful food and drink was fine. Into to cheitti