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Venice Wine tasting & winery tours

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Venice: Prosecco Wine Tasting Tour

1. 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: Food Tasting Tour with Cicchetti Dishes and Wine

2. 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: Full-Day Prosecco Wine Tour and Tasting

3. 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.

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.

Yummy Cooking Class In Venice

5. Yummy Cooking Class In Venice

The professional chef is Carolyn, an American married to a Venetian, who has lived in Italy for over 20 years, and has won numerous awards for her Venetian cooking. She will welcome you with a glass of prosecco to sip with "cicheti" (Venetian finger food). During the class, you will learn how to to make traditional Venetian dishes. You will learn how to create hand-made fresh pasta, following the traditional Italian style of pasta-making, filled with seasonal vegetables, meat, or both. You will also learn to make lovely, delicate Italian cookies, and a decadent Venetian creamy dessert. Your lesson ends enjoyably at the table (in the warm months it will be on the panoramic terrace, weather permitting). You will sit and taste your delicious creations, chatting over a nice glass of regional wine with Carolyn and any other lesson participants.

Venice: Rialto Market Tour, Hands-On Cooking Class & Lunch

6. Venice: Rialto Market Tour, Hands-On Cooking Class & Lunch

Experience one of the most vibrant sites in Venice on a tour of the Rialto Market with a local chef. Select seasonal ingredients to prepare and cook an authentic Italian meal during a hands-on cooking class. Toast to your experience with a glass of wine. Step into the vibrant Rialto Market to learn the history of the market and the story of the food produced here (market visit is not included in the 6 PM experience). After the market tour, head to a typical Venetian home for your cooking class. Prepare a starter, main dish (with homemade pasta), and a dessert to enjoy at the end of your class. Sip on a glass of wine while you prepare authentic recipes. End your class by enjoying the fruits of your hard work, served with plenty of wine.

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

7. 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.

Venice: 40-Minute Sparkling Wine & Italian Prosecco Tasting

8. Venice: 40-Minute Sparkling Wine & Italian Prosecco Tasting

Enjoy a delicious local, sparkling wine tasting in a traditional venetian wine bar. Have an unforgettable experience and taste different types of real Italian Prosecco with some delicious finger food. Delight in the combination between wine and food which are wisely chosen by your sommelier Marco. Meet Marco, the owner and sommelier of the wine bar, who will explain how to properly do the wine tasting and teach you the secrets and techniques of production of these excellent wines. Spend some time in Ai Do Cancari, run by the expert Venetian Sommelier Marco, a cozy wine bar in the heart of Venice, just few steps from Accademia Bridge, in a place very famous for the artistic shops and away from the overcrowded touristic places. Here you can chat over a glass of wine and totally relax.

Venice: Guided Aperitivo Food Tour

9. Venice: Guided Aperitivo Food Tour

Explore the quaint alleys and historic streets of Venice on a 3-hour food tasting tour. Along with your foodie guide, taste some of the city’s best dishes and learn the history of this beautiful city along the way.   Dive into the genuine and friendly mood of the city and join the lively aperitivo hour (a social cocktail hour). Sample local specialties based on the availability of fresh ingredients. Start with a glass of Spritz, the cornerstone of the Venetian aperitivo. This cocktail was invented in the 20s by adding sweet Aperol to sparkling water and wine.   Then, try a high-quality Prosecco along with crostini, toasted artisanal bread. You’ll also taste some of the following Venetian specialties: risotto, mozzarella in carrozza (deep fried mozzarella sandwich), codfish with cornmeal, and melanzane alla parmigiana (aubergines with tomato sauce and mozzarella).   To finish, enjoy one of the best espressos in town along with amazing artisanal chocolates in the city’s most famous confectionery.

Venice: Half-Day Market Tour and Cooking Class with Cesarina

10. Venice: Half-Day Market Tour and Cooking Class with Cesarina

Join Italy's first and finest network of home cooks. Since 2004, they have been sharing the joy of regional Italian cuisine with thousands of travelers from all over the world. Uncover the secrets of Italian family recipes on your travels. Go food shopping like a local with your Cesarina, enjoy the distinctive Italian local market and learn how to recognize the best produces from the land. Immerse yourself in a private cooking class at the Cesarina's home, learn the secrets of the most famous dishes of regional cuisine and taste the fruit of your labors, accompanied by local wines. During the lesson, the Cesarina will reveal the tricks of the trade of 3 authentic local recipes. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test. Benefit from a workstation equipped with utensils and all the ingredients to make the dishes. Instead of loading your suitcase with souvenirs, take home Italian cooking skills that'll stay with you for life.

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Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 857 reviews

This is a DO NOT MISS experience while visiting Venice. My son and I were in Venice for Christmas and booked this on Christmas Eve Day. It began with a tour of the famous Rialto Market. We asked so many questions about the fish and vegetables for sale and Lorenzo, our guide/chef, answered all of them. And what I loved most is that we were able to decide as a group (a small one) what to cook. We ended up cooking things I've never cooked before, including homemade pasta. It was an education. And Lorenzo's home where we cooked was both cozy and functional (his music playlist also gets an A+)! It was by far our favorite activity in Venice. It felt like we were having a meal with friends when we all sat down to eat what we had created. We drank wine, ate great food, learned so much and talked for hours after we were scheduled to leave. He was a wonderful tour guide, a talented chef/teacher and a great human. HIGHLY recommend!

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!

It was a lot of fun! Lorenzo was a wonderful host. I highly recommend this experience. We even bought a pasta roller to start making our own pasta!

Market tour was a bit slow but once you start cooking with Rosa it was a blast. One of the highlights of the trip.