Guided tour

Venice: Street Food Tour with a Local Guide and Tastings

Guided tour

Venice: Street Food Tour with a Local Guide and Tastings

From US$ 47.72 per person

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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  • 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.  

  • Food tastings
  • Guide
  • Walking tour
  • Drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet the guide in Campo San Bartolomio next to the statue. Your guide will be holding a sign that says "Food Tour".

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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
  • Vegan, dairy, and gluten-free diets cannot be accommodated
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 624 reviews

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Great time with Vanessa, who was so lively, fun, and knowledgeable. She even helped guide us back to a big landmark after the tour and offer advice for food, visiting, etc. based on our preferences. We went to 2 sweet shops and 3 savory shops, all with great food and experiences. The value of the food was around 2-5 euros per stop, but the real value was chatting and learning about the history of the city, what life is like as a Venetian, and more.

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March 14, 2023

Today we did the food tour with Ana. A very enthusiastic and knowledgeable young lady. The Venetian food Ana recommended was delicious and after the tour we went for more local food. Ana was very patient with every member from the group we were with and suggested alternatives for the children or people with allergies. My husband and I enjoyed it very much and would recommend this experience! Thank you Ana

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February 15, 2023

Our local guide Ana was very helpful and excellent in pointing out key venetian delicacies and historical cantinas that were important to many Venetians. What we loved about Ana was the introduction to Venice’s traditions and tips to maintaining a good relationship with the locals. Ana made us feel comfortable expressing our dietary requirements and personal preferences at each stop. Ana was a great guide and we only wish that we did this tour at the start of the trip so that we could visit some of the recommended places again.

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January 23, 2023

Product ID: 87869