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Venice: Gondola Ride with Aperitif & Cicchetti Tasting Tour

Product ID: 196936
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Enjoy a traditional gondola and walking tour, visiting authentic bars and taverns in the Rialto area, where you will sample cicchetti and taste local wines. Discover curious and hidden Venetian locations, whilst tasting fantastic food and drink.
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Duration: 105 minutes - 2 hours
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  • Enjoy a 30-minute gondola ride through the famous lagoon city
  • Sample typical Venetian bacari and cicchetti
  • Experience the taste and delights of the famous Venetian Aperitif
  • Discover curious and hidden locations and taverns
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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, 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 the confidence to go off and discover other taverns and cicchetti for yourselves. Meet people and relax after a long day of sight-seeing. The tour concludes at the last tavern, in the Rialto area.
  • Traditional 30 minute gondola ride (if option selected)
  • Guided tour of the Rialto area, including wine and food tasting in two different bars (bacari)
  • A glass of wine in two different locations and accompanying Venetian Cichetti (tapas)
  • Guided tour in English
What’s Not Included
  • Optional gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

In front of the post office, Calle Larga Ascensione, 1256, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy

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Important information
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• Shared gondola ride (max 6 people per gondola)
• This is not a restaurant tour but a standing drink and go tour
• This activity is not wheelchair accessible
• The walking tour will take place rain or shine
• Children's drinks are not included and must be paid directly by the client

From US$ 43.20 per person

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Product ID: 196936