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Venice: Street Food Tour with a Local Guide and Tastings

1. 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.  

Venice: Local Secrets of Venice Tapas & Wine Walking Tour

2. Venice: Local Secrets of Venice Tapas & Wine Walking Tour

The tour duration will be 2 hours and you will enjoy a variety of 6 cichetti and 3 wines! Meet with your local guide at the first traditional bar (bacaro). Here you will taste two traditional cichetti and one wine of your choice (red, white or prosecco). Your guide will explain the unique combination of ingredients as well as the delicious wine you are tasting. You will then make your way through the hidden alleyways, over the bridges and alongside the beautiful canals to discover the real Venice off the tourist track as you make your way to the second bacaro. Along the way your guide will tell you some interesting and fun stories about Venice that only a local knows! You will enjoy (and learn about) more cichetti and wine at another 2 bacari (3 bacari in total) and as we make our way between each bacaro, your knowledgeable local guide will reveal more secrets about this amazing floating City! The tour vibe will be very friendly and enthusiastic, but most importantly we will make sure you will get the most out of the history of the city and, of course, of the food and wine culture! Join us and see what over 2,000 past happy Guests have experienced! We look forward to seeing you soon!

Venice: Guided Walking Tour with Food Tasting

3. 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 standing after more than 400 years. Finally, head to the Rialto Fish Market for one last taste of traditional Venetian fare. Top your experience off with an optional gondola ride and see the city from the water.

Venice: Venetian Style Carnival Pub Crawl

4. Venice: Venetian Style Carnival Pub Crawl

Go on a fun, Venetian style pub crawl of Venice, and discover traditional bars frequented by locals. Meet like minded travelers on a sociable tour that aims to show you how Venetians enjoy life. Meet in front of the Ca Rezzonico Museum at 5:00 PM, where you will be met by your guide. Then, meander through a labyrinth of small alleyways and campi (city squares) to visit 3 local bars known as ”bacari” in the Venetian dialect. Upon arrival at each bar, you will be offered an ombra (a glass of local wine). At the final bar you will have the chance to try the very popular Venetian, orange-colored cocktail known as “spritz,” usually served with an olive or two. You will also taste the typical venetian cicchetti (tapas) in each bacaro. Experience a great way of seeing the city as the locals see it, and chat to new friends. Great for singles, couples, or small groups, you never know who you might meet and who is behind the mask…

Traditional Venice Aperitivo Tour

5. Traditional Venice Aperitivo Tour

Take part in a typical happy hour in Venice and enjoy a real 'bacari tour', one of the most entertaining traditions of Venetian culture! The aperitif is a ritual all over Italy with different traditions from region to region. The traditional Venetian aperitif is a time for socializing: the inhabitants of Venice meet before dinner to enjoy an aperitif with local wine and taste typical snacks. The Venetian happy hour takes place in the 'bacari', which are small bars offering an intimate atmosphere and a large variety of delicious 'cicchetti' made of fish, meat and vegetables. The tour will begin near the Rialto Bridge, where you will meet the local guide: after a short stroll to see the famous Rialto market place, the itinerary will continue with the visit of 3 typical Venetian bars, called 'bacari'. Immerse yourself in this amazing Venetian after-work tradition and enjoy the original experience of an aperitif in Venice!

Venice Walking Tour by Night: Aperitif and Legends

6. Venice Walking Tour by Night: Aperitif and Legends

Enjoy a combination of food and spook, on this walking tour combining an itinerary through the well-known Italian gastronomic tradition and a wander through the mysteries of the city’s evening atmosphere, enriched by ghost stories and local legends. The ghost walk starts from Campo San Bartolomeo, near the famous Rialto Bridge, and you'll take a fascinating stroll between the Rialto area, Cannaregio and Castello.  Around the Rialto area and its bustling market, you’ll visit some bacari (wine bars), full of character and populated by the locals. You’ll be able to taste some “cicchetti” (small appetizers of fish, seafood, meat, or vegetables) and an aperitif or ombra (the typical glass of wine in Venice).  Accompanied by your knowledgeable guide,  you'll endure the delectable tastes of three different types of wine on this evening tour. The itinerary may vary in order to avoid the most crowded areas, and introduce you to the more intimate atmosphere that permeates the town at twilight.

Venice: Hidden Corners of Rialto Guided Walking Tour

7. Venice: Hidden Corners of Rialto Guided Walking Tour

The tour starts at the Church of San Giacomo di Rialto and takes participants to the oldest and most important market in the city, the Rialto Market: It supplies not only the residents but also the local bacari (bars) and restaurants with fresh ingredients. Here at the market, the participants will discover numerous fresh products together with their guide and have some free time (about 15 minutes) to discover the market on their own. Afterwards, they will taste the products during a culinary break in the form of a cicheto (typical Venetian snack) and a glass of wine (or water as a non-alcoholic variant). Then the group continues on the traces of commercial history along the shady hidden side streets to the church of San Silvestro, where the guild of wine merchants was based. (It is not without reason that the adjacent bank along the Canal Grande is called "Riva del Vin", the "wine bank"!). At the end the participants will discover the place where luxury goods such as silk or gold were sold and end the journey through time with a view over the famous Rialto Bridge and its history. The tour ends again at the Church of San Giacomo di Rialto. This tour is accessible as there are no bridges to cross during the route. Please note that there is only room for 1 wheelchair in the premises during the tasting. Please use line 1 to the “Rialto Mercato” stop to get to the meeting point.

Venice: Hidden Corners Rialto Market Tour in German

8. Venice: Hidden Corners Rialto Market Tour in German

The tour starts at the Church of San Giacomo di Rialto and takes participants to the oldest and most important market in the city, the Rialto Market: It supplies not only the residents but also the local bacari (bars) and restaurants with fresh ingredients. Here at the market, the participants will discover numerous fresh products together with their guide and have some free time (about 15 minutes) to discover the market on their own. Afterwards, they will taste the products during a culinary break in the form of a cicheto (typical Venetian snack) and a glass of wine (or water as a non-alcoholic variant). Then the group continues on the traces of commercial history along the shady hidden side streets to the church of San Silvestro, where the guild of wine merchants was based. (It is not without reason that the adjacent bank along the Canal Grande is called "Riva del Vin", the "wine bank"!). At the end the participants will discover the place where luxury goods such as silk or gold were sold and end the journey through time with a view over the famous Rialto Bridge and its history. The tour ends again at the Church of San Giacomo di Rialto. This tour is accessible as there are no bridges to cross during the route. Please note that there is only room for 1 wheelchair in the premises during the tasting. Please use line 1 to the “Rialto Mercato” stop to get to the meeting point.

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What people are saying about Rialto Bridge

I always do a food tour on a city break and this is definitely one of my favourites. Our guide was very knowledgeable and took us to some beautiful places. It is great value for money and I would suggest doing it at the beginning of your trip as they give some great restaurant suggestions for later in your trip.

Giovanni was excellent, very knowledgeable and very personable. He was very approachable and inclusive. He brought us off the beaten track but without going too remote. Wine was great. Highly recommended tour when you come to Venice ❤️❤️❤️

Our guide was very knowledgeable and informative and very accommodating. I highly recommend the tour. We learned a lot had a great time and ate some great food

A group guided tour, but I was alone! Perfect! I scheduled it at the end of the stay (3 days). I was able to find answers to my questions...

Maria was friendly, fun and informative!! Great information along with wonderful food… learned a lot about Venice!