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  1. Italy
  2. Veneto
  3. Venice

Venice: Authentic Food and Wine Experience

Product ID: 225501
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Discover the incredible cuisine of Venice hiding just outside the main tourist routes as you visit the bars and restaurants in a local neighbourhood.
About this activity
Duration 3.5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Taste the flavors of Venice with a visit to three local Osterie
  • Enjoy variety of small plates and local drinks
  • Take a 30-minute evening gondola ride
Full description
From aperitivo with cicchetti (small plates) and locally-made prosecco to fried fish and seafood risotto, your expert foodie guide will show where to eat, how to eat, and what to eat when visiting La Serenissima. After you’ve filled your belly, you’ll end the night with a 30-minute gondola ride under the stars.

Your evening begins at 5:00 PM when you step off the tourist track and into the neighborhood of San Polo to meet your local, expert guide and small group of no more than 12 people. Your guide will give you a brief introduction to the traditional foods and flavors of Venice then take you to one of their favorite bars for an aperitivo including 2 small plates (cicchetti) and a Spritz, Venice’s unofficial cocktail.

After a brief stroll past the Campo dei Frari and Scuola Grande di San Rocco, your next stop is a local osteria that specializes in baskets of fried seafood that are one of the favorite starters of Venetians. You’ll share a few with the other people in the group along with a glass of local prosecco as your guide tells you about the culture of sharing food in the lagoon.

Stepping into the neighborhood of Dorsodoruo, the third venue is one of our favorite spots in Venice to eat a steaming hot risotto, another Venetian speciality. You’ll taste a seafood version and a vegetarian version, so make sure to save room. Your glass will stay topped up with the delicious house wine.

After a sweet treat to finish off the evening, you’ll stroll over to the nearest gondola stand, where your guide will help you into a boat. The guided part of the tour ends here, but you’ll enjoy another 30 minutes cruising the canals under the stars. It’s the perfect end to a night of eating and drinking.
  • All food and drink
  • Local expert guide
  • 30-minute gondola ride
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
  • Gratuities

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Meeting point

At the Church in Campo San Tomà, 30125, Venice, Italy

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Baby strollers
Know before you go
• Venetian cuisine is primarily based around the sea, so there's a lot of seafood on this tour. If you aren't a fan of fish and shellfish, your guide will do their best to provide alternatives.
• For those with food allergies or other special requirements, please the company prior to reserving your visit and then again, as soon as you meet your tour guide. Again, your guide will do their best to provide alternatives.
• This tour is not wheelchair accessible.
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Walks of Italy

Product ID: 225501