1. Italy
  2. Veneto
  3. Venice
  4. Rialto Bridge

Rialto Market Food and Wine Lunchtime Tour of Venice

Product ID: 53120
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Immerse yourself in the food, wine and culture of Venice on a 4-hour walking tour with tastings. Explore the hidden treasures of “La Serenissima” at sights such as the Rialto Bridge. Stop to sample the gastronomic delights of the Veneto.
About this activity
Duration: 4 hours
Starting time 10:45 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • See the major sights of Venice, along with some hidden attractions
  • Taste traditional Venetian specialties at different eateries
  • Meet local producers, innkeepers and food artisans
  • Go to the former home of Marco Polo and discover the haunts of Casanova
  • Watch locals shop for farm fresh produce at the Rialto market
  • Visit an 18th-century osteria famous for its small snacks typical to Venice
  • Get tips on what to see and do from your enthusiastic guide
  • Eat enough for a substantial lunch!
Full description
Enjoy an intimate, half-day food and culture tour of Venice, and see the major sights of “La Serenissima,” as well as some hidden treasures along the way. Visit osterias, trattorias, pastry shops and wine bars to sample the typical fare of the Veneto.

Meet your guide close to the Rialto Bridge, and stroll through a market overflowing with fish, fruit and vegetables of every shape and color. Cross the Rialto Bridge to an interesting 18th-century osteria famous for its cicchetti (tapas-like snacks unique to Venice). Drink a toast of regional wines and prosecco, and savor bite-sized morsels bursting with regional flavors.

Continue to the Campo San Bartolomeo to see Marco Polo’s house and the haunts of Casanova. Pass beautiful churches and hear wonderful trivia, such as the origins of the Bellini cocktail. Go to the Campo Santi Giovanni e Paolo to enjoy an authentic tiramisu with coffee, and experience a Venetian specialty where the Italian coffee culture was born.

As you search for olives, pillows of polenta, and mouthwateringly marinated seafood, your guide will provide suggestions on excursions for the rest of your time in Venice. Come with an appetite, as this food tour is a meal in itself!
Includes
  • English-speaking guide
  • 6 stops at traditional quality eateries
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Morning tour at 10:50 Meet your guide outside the Church of San Giacomo di Rialto, Campo San Giacomo, 1, 30125 Venezia. Please arrive at the meeting point at least 5 minutes before the activity starts.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• Options are available for vegetarians
• Comfortable shoes are recommended
• If you have allergies please notify the supplier when booking
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 231 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    5 / 5
  • Organization
    5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.8 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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Ana was fantastic, thoroughly knowledgable and professional, yet also able to have fun with our group. A very enjoyable tour which myself, my wife and our family who took the tour with us would not hesitate to recommend to others. Food tastings were of excellent quality and plentiful, as were wine pairings and the pace of the tour was perfect! We made the time To revisit some of the ‘stops’ on the tour during our stay as we enjoyed them so much. Thank you Ana!!

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February 10, 2020

What an amazing time we spent with Monica! Highly recommend this tour. Monica is knowledgeable, warm and fun. She took us around the markets which were largely closed on Sunday, but she had stories and photos to manage this. We then weaved our way around the lanes of Venice to find funky bars and superb bistros/cafes. There was plenty of food which was very tasty and nothing felt rushed or forced. Monica was so much fun and really knew the history of her city.

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January 29, 2020

I enjoyed the mix of both Venetian history and what it’s like to live there now. Definitely pace yourself with the food so you can make it to the end. I loved trying things I normally wouldn’t have ordered. I found the pace with walking was sometimes a bit fast, although if I told my guide, she would have slowed down.

October 15, 2019

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Raphael Tours & Events

Product ID: 53120