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  1. Italy
  2. Veneto
  3. Venice
  4. Santi Giovanni e Paolo

Venice Shore Excursion: Traditional Venetian Sweets Tour

Product ID: 318488
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If you are a sweets lover and a coffee lover you will want to come on this tour of traditional Venetian bakeries! Discover the secrets behind Italian caffè culture and taste some of Venice’s best desserts with a local leading the way.
About this activity
Duration: 3 hours
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
  • Learn the secrets of Italian coffee culture and how to sip caffè like a local
  • Taste traditional Venetian sweets
  • Discover family-run bakeries that are loved by locals
  • Sample some of that famous tiramisu
  • Explore the neighbourhoods of Cannaregio and Castello
Full description
Meet your local guide at the steps of the Santa Lucia Train Station and begin your adventure exploring the Cannaregio neighbourhood. The first stop on your tour will be at a family-owned pasticceria, a favourite breakfast venue of locals on their way to work. After breakfast, head to the heart of the ancient Jewish Ghetto, a neighbourhood that is 500 years old and remains an important part of the Venetian community. It is here that you will have the chance to buy kosher desserts in a small bakery.

Continue toward the Castello neighbourhood, the largest sestiere on the island and home to the naval dockyard. Explore its narrow lanes before stopping at your next pasticceria, an elegant family-run spot that has become the most beloved and famous place to buy seasonal desserts. Depending on the time of year, you will get a mix of different desserts to try, appropriate to the season. You will also have the chance to relax here while sipping the famous Venetian spritz overlooking the beautiful Church of San Giovanni e Paolo.

After your energy boosting spritz, visit one of the most amazing bookstores in Europe, Libreria Acqua Alta, a hidden gem in the heart of Castello. Your tour ends on a high with some famous Italian tiramisu and a traditional hot chocolate or cold chocolate drink in the summer. From there, walk toward your ending point at the Rialto Bridge where it is time to say a presto at the steps. Here you will be picked up and taken by vaporetto back to the Cruise Ship Terminal.
Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off at the cruise ship terminal
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Food and drinks as per the itinerary
  • Coffee, a bottle of water, alcoholic spritz or soft drink
What’s Not Included
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Vaporetto ride
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 6 years

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Venice Cruise Terminal, in front of the luggage deposit of Terminal 103

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
Know before you go
• This tour is capped at a maximum of 12 participants
• Children are allowed on this tour provided they do not require a stroller
Organized by

Urban Adventures Europe

Product ID: 318488