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Venice: 2.5-Hour Street Food Tour with a Local Guide

Product ID: 87869
Sample the traditional food of Venice on a small group 2.5-hour walking tour with a local guide. Visit the Rialto Market and marvel at the produce, sample tapas-like "cicchetti" and see some of the historical highlights along the way.
About this activity
Duration: 2.5 hours
Starting times 10:30 AM, 5:00 PM
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 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 2.5-hour tasting tour of some of the city's eateries, and get views of the historical monuments and attractions along the way. Begin in the San Marco district and stroll to the Rialto Bridge over the Grand Canal.

Visit 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
  • Local guide
  • Small group walking tour
What’s Not Included
  • Drinks
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off

Prepare for the activity

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
Know before you go
• Confirmation will be received at time of booking
• A moderate amount of walking is involved
• This tour is not wheelchair accessible
• 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 cell (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
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 265 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.9 / 5
  • Organization
    4.8 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.7 / 5
  • Safety
    4.9 / 5
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Alicia was a terrific guide. She was on time, she was friendly and informative on a range of subjects, and she was very accommodating to my child's curiosity about the city and the food. Best of all, she kept the tour moving; I have been on many walking tours where the guide will stop the group and stand in one place for five or ten solid minutes to cover some information or other. Alicia had the perfect balance of walking, walking and talking, and occasionally stopping as necessary. Highly recommended.

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February 26, 2020

Very clear instructions of where to meet and Monica, our guide, was there waiting for us on arrival even when we were 10 minutes early. We appreciated being taken off the beaten path to places we hadn’t been already and nice to have a tour from someone who had such a strong connection to and appreciation of the city, she was very accommodating with our questions! Food was delicious and evenly spaced throughout the tour, good mix of choosing your own and having local delicacies chosen/recommended for you. We even went for a Aperol afterwards with the rest of our group which was a lovely end to the evening!

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November 12, 2019

Our tour guide, Sylvia, was superb. She related to everyone in the group and was very patient with my 5 year old's questions. Great local knowledge and passionate about the local cuisine, she took us on a food adventure and history tour simultaneously. Even for those in our group who are less adventurous with new foods, there was something to try. Thoroughly enjoyed the morning. Thanks Sylvia!

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August 23, 2019

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Raphael Tours & Events

Product ID: 87869