Guided tour

Venice: Street Food Tour with a Local Guide and Tastings

Venice: Street Food Tour with a Local Guide and Tastings

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Experience the flavors of Venice on a guided walking tour. Visit the Rialto Market, try tapas, such as "cicchetti," and admire historical highlights along the way, including Basilica dei Frari.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Learn about the food of Venice on a private walking tour
  • Sample the typical snacks unique to Venice
  • Go to Rialto Market and marvel at the vibrant colors of the produce on display
Full description

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.  

Includes
  • Food tastings
  • Guide
  • Walking tour
  • Drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Date

Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Refunds will not be issued if the tour is missed due to late or non-arrival of your cruise ship
  • On booking, please provide your mobile phone number including country code in case of an emergency
  • You can choose the morning tour or the afternoon tour. Please note that in the afternoon the fish market is closed
  • The fish market is closed on Sundays, Mondays, and Italian holidays
  • Gluten-free diet cannot be accommodated
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 465 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Service
    4.9/5
  • Organization
    4.8/5

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We would highly recommend this tour. Vanessa, our guide was insightful and shared many historical facts and stories. She spoke excellent English and was very friendly and engaging. A perfect afternoon/evening enjoying the tastes of Venice while strolling through the awe inspiring calli's (streets/lanes) that perfectly flowed into fields (squares).

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August 8, 2022

Had a great time but being this was the first time out of the US for me - some of the food was very odd, others very good. it was enough food we didn't eat dinner that night just a snack later on. Overall, I would recommend for those like me. The host was great.

August 4, 2022

Our guide Vanessa was excellent. Not only did she take us on a cultural food tour but also gave us a history tour as well when she saw fit. It was so informative. The tastings were excellent and gave you a little taste of authentic Venetian food. She was so accommodating for our little ones we had on the tour, and didn’t want to explore their palettes. I highly advise this tour with Vanessa!

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July 20, 2022

Product ID: 87869