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Venice: Food Tasting Tour with Cicchetti Dishes and Wine

1. Venice: Food Tasting Tour with Cicchetti Dishes and Wine

This tour is the perfect introduction to Venice, giving you an overview of the city’s unrivaled history and a taster of its world-famous cuisine. Your adventure begins in the Cannaregio neighborhood, one of the few remaining residential areas of Venice, known for being a popular after-work meeting spot for thirsty locals. Take a gentle stroll around and chat about its 1,000-year history and your local guide will offer suggestions on other things to see and do during your stay.   A ride in a traditional, stand-up traghetto gondola is next, as you cross the Grand Canal the way the locals do. Once in Rialto, the food tasting can begin! The first stop is at a small eatery near the market, owned by a group of young locals with a passion for experimenting with traditional recipes, giving them a modern twist. Expect dishes such as black ink calamari, polenta with seafood, or seasonal vegetables (served in elaborate dishes).  The second foodie stop is a historic spot that will help you better understand the Venetian culture of 'bacari' and how to enjoy this experience while you’re flying solo around the city.  A few secret, hidden spots near the Rialto are up next, which will demonstrate the importance of moving just one street away from the tourist hordes, to get a little slice of Venice to yourself. The tour will end at the iconic Campo San Bortolomio, 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.

Venice: Prosecco Wine Tasting Tour

2. Venice: Prosecco Wine Tasting Tour

Discover the origins and history of Prosecco's most famous sparkling Italian wine on this full-day tour. Meet your wine expert guide in Piazzale Roma, close to the historical center of Venice, and enjoy the drive towards the region where prosecco is produced in a comfortable van. During your trip, you will pass by the original region of Prosecco, Conegliano Valdobbiadene, a complex of small towns and expanses of vineyards. Visit 2 traditional wineries to learn all the secrets of Prosecco production and have 2 wine tasting sessions. First, stop at a family-run winery for a guided tour of the vineyards. Enjoy a tasting session paired with a light lunch with local products like cheese, salami, bread, and seasonal vegetables. After lunch with a view, head to the second winery to meet the winemaker for a guided tour of the production. Learn more about the Charmat method and a second wine-tasting session. At the end of this trip to the magical world of Prosecco land, return to the starting point.

Venice: Street Food Tour with a Local Guide and Tastings

3. Venice: Street Food Tour with a Local Guide and Tastings

Eat your way around Venice on a tasting tour of some of the city's eateries, and see historical monuments along the way. Follow your foodie guide through the historic Rialto Market alongside the Grand Canal. End at Campo Santa Margherita square, surrounded by local restaurants and farmers’ markets. Meet your guide in the San Marco district. Cross the Rialto Bridge to visit the Rialto Market and marvel at the colorful fruit and vegetable stalls. Experience everyday life in the city as the locals come to purchase fresh fish and other ingredients. Next, go to Campo San Polo and enter the Basilica dei Frari. Pass the square of Campo San Bartolomeo, where the locals like to gather. Along the way, taste a wide range of food specialties, from regional cheeses to buranelli biscuits and traditional cakes. Sample some 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 typically cozy bàcari (bars). End on the Campo Santa Margherita in the historical sestiere (district) of Dorsoduro near the university.  

Wine Tasting in Venice

4. Wine Tasting in Venice

Enjoy this wine tasting in a typical Venetian locale and feel just like in a wine cellar. You will taste two quality wines from Italy with some cold cuts and fresh cheese cutting boards or with some cicchetti, typical well-known small snacks normally served in Venetian bàcari and widespread throughout the world. Enjoy the art of food and wine pairing. The right wine for any occasion. Italy is one of the most important countries in the world for wine. Your wine expert will enlighten you on all the wines you will drink and suggest you the best food combination to taste them in the right way.

Venice: Hard Rock Cafe with Set Menu for Lunch or Dinner

5. Venice: Hard Rock Cafe with Set Menu for Lunch or Dinner

Skip the line and enjoy priority access to Venice’s famous Hard Rock Cafe. Dine in style at the heart of one of Europe’s most charming and beautiful cities! Take your pick of delicious full-menu options: Gold Menu (2-course): Choice of main -  • Legendary burger • Moving Mountains burger • Grilled chicken sandwich • Chicken caesar salad • Twisted mac, chicken, and cheese pasta • BBQ pulled pork sandwich • Tupelo chicken tenders Dessert - • Brownie Diamond Menu (3-course): Choice of starter - • Caesar or house salad • Nachos to share (1 per every 3-4 guests) Choice of main - • Legendary burger • Moving Mountains burger • Smoked BBQ combo • Grilled salmon • Twisted mac, chicken, and cheese pasta • Steak salad • BBQ chicken Dessert - • Chocolate cake Choice of one beverage: • Soft drink, coffee, or tea  

Venice: Private Food Tour – 10 Tastings with Locals

6. Venice: Private Food Tour – 10 Tastings with Locals

Eat your way through Venice's culinary scene on a private food tour. Go on a delicious journey as you try 10 of the best food items beloved by the locals: from savory to sweet and local drinks; this tour leaves every foodie satisfied. Enjoy gelato and spritz and taste them in their authentic, local flavor. Each tasting is typical of the local cuisine and hand-picked by a local guide passionate about food.  Visit Contarini del Bovolo Stair, the fish market, the Church of Frari, and other remarkable spots in between food stops and learn their history and cultural relevance from your knowledgeable guide. 

Venice: Local Fish Market With Cicchetti, Lunch, and Wine

7. Venice: Local Fish Market With Cicchetti, Lunch, and Wine

On this tour, you'll hear your guide tell stories of the centuries-old Venetian wine bar culture and visit some of the most well-known bars and restaurants in the city. Try some local favourites as and be entertained with anecdotes from your local guide. Visit the area that was once the beacon for the Venitian empire, the Rialto market. Now it is one of the most interesting and exciting places to visit while in Venice. If you don't drink wine, there are a variety of alternatives to as well as plenty of different food options to please everyone. There are about 15 different tastings, including lunch at a famous restaurant, representative of what the Venetians would eat on a daily basis. You will also get to learn about how to order food and wine like a local in Venice, how to spot a high- quality restaurants as opposed to more touristy ones as well as the histories and traditions and why Cicchetti is so famous here in Venice. During the tour, you will go to the ancient wine bar that once was frequented by the famous, Casanova and has a delightful selection of Chicchetti (if they are closed on the day that you are booked for an alternative will be provided). Then, head to some of the other wonderful bars, each with their own unique story to tell. Then, have lunch at a famous restaurant with seasonal dishes. In the summer, be sure to sample some gelato at an artisanal gelato shop to end the tour on a sweet note.

Venice: Full-Day Prosecco Wine Tour and Tasting

8. Venice: Full-Day Prosecco Wine Tour and Tasting

The vineyards of the Prosecco region, just an hour’s drive from Venice, spread out in front of you as you travel along country roads. On this full-day tour, the first winery you’ll visit is a family business, located near Conegliano. Tour the cellars, and see the wine press and fermentation room before enjoy a number of glasses of Prosecco. Later in the morning, stop at a waterfall beside an old mill in Refrontolo. As you continue your drive, enjoy the beauty of the hills covered in Prosecco grapes. There will be a number of stops before lunch so you can get out and take a walk through the vineyards. Lunch will be at a traditional trattoria, overlooking vineyards, where you’ll have a choice of dishes from the Veneto region. Not far from the town of Valdobbiadene you’ll stop to visit the second winery of the tour, where an expert will explain the steps of the wine-making process, from picking the grapes to bottling. Enjoy hearing how this popular sparkling white wine is actually made.

Venice: Full-Day 2-Winery Prosecco Tour

9. Venice: Full-Day 2-Winery Prosecco Tour

Departing from your Venice accommodation, make your way to two wineries accompanied by a guide who explains the vinification process to you. This guide is also on hand to answer your questions or provide you with any further explanations necessary throughout your tour. At the conclusion of your tour, take part in 2 wine tastings, each with 4 different types of Prosecco: extrabrut, brut, extra dry, and dry. These tastings are accompanied by a light lunch, throughout which local cheese and salami is served in a typical setting. Later, take the opportunity to discover the story of one of the most renowned wines in the world: Valdobbiadene DOCG. This fascinating tour takes you through the various stages of wine production, and is the perfect union between tradition and technology. At the conclusion of your experience, your guide returns you to your Venice accommodation.

Venice: Private Evening Tour w/ Drinks & Bites in Cannaregio

10. Venice: Private Evening Tour w/ Drinks & Bites in Cannaregio

See Venice come to life as the locals come out to unwind in one of the top areas in town, the Cannaregio district. Visit 3 of the best spots for a drink and a typical local bite like Cicchetti and Ombra. Visit beautiful sights with your local guide and nightlife expert. Enjoy local drinks such as wine, beer, cocktails, or non-alcoholic beverages paired with delicious bites typical of the region as you hop from hotspot to hotspot. Vegetarian alternatives cover every taste. Immerse yourself in Venices' vibrant nightlife with your tour guide and get to know the city.

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based on 1,138 reviews

Miriam was amazing!!! Luckily I was the only one on my tour, and Miriam took the absolute best care of me. I am so happy I was able to drink all of the wines that I never thought I would drink, and see all of the scenery that I would see. She is an amazing tour guide and you will not regret your time you spend with her.

Francesca is an amazing tour guide. The 2 prosecco wineries visited were beyond beautiful and with great service and very educational. The views during the ride were breathtaking Would 100% recommend this tour!

ANA was excellent! I like her matter of fact Food tour. She explained and recommended all the good Cichetti's. There was 4 stops total and you had choices in every stop.

Thanks so much to Vanessa for her attention to detail and enthusiasm. Will recommend to a friend.

Our guide was wonderful and we learned so much about Venice.