Venice Foodie, Rialto Market and Gondola Ride

Price: $99.00
Ages 1 and under are free.
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Summary
Shore Excursion Size ? Standard
Shore Excursion Type Cultural, Active, Scenic, Water/Beach, Cuisine
Shore Excursion Duration 2 Hours 45 Minutes
Activity Level ? Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? An approximately 20 minute walk from the cruise pier and a 10 minute vaporetto (approximately 1 EUR, not included) may be required to reach the meeting location.
Food/Beverage Provided Lunch consisting of local specialities such as squid pasta and cicchetti (Venice's answer to the Spanish Tapas), and three glasses of wine (Prosecco or Spritz) are included. For those with food allergies, or other special requirements, please advise at the time of booking and also as soon as you meet your tour guide on the day of the tour.
Recommended Dress We recommend wearing comfortable clothing and sensible, flat-soled walking shoes. Sunscreen and sunglasses are also recommended. Some guests may appreciate a light jacket.
Restrictions The minimum age to consume alcohol is 21 years old. This tour takes place in historical areas and, therefore, is not wheelchair accessible. Guests must be able to walk on paved, as well as cobblestone surfaces. This tour is not suitable for guests with walking difficulties or those who use partly-motorized vehicles or walkers. Guests must be able to step down into the gondola. Seats in the gondola are low to the floor. For those with food allergies, or other special requirements, please advise at the time of booking and also as soon as you meet your tour guide on the day of the tour. This tour operates rain or shine; however, please note that the gondola ride cannot operate during heavy rain or high tides. In these cases an alternative itinerary will be operated.

Go beyond the tourist hotspots and excite your palate with authentic Venetian food as you learn about the culinary history of Venice from a pro and more on this yummy adventure in Venice. You'll enjoy a delicious walking tour taking in the architecture and atmosphere of Rialto Fish Market and learning about the city's culinary history. Sample Cicchetti or appetizers at three of Venice's best bars, enjoy a sit-down lunch at a Venetian trattoria to whet your palate with three glasses of spritz or Prosecco wine and local delicacies like squid pasta. With a small group of 15 or fewer people and a chance to ride a gondola down the Grand Canal, this culinary excursion is perfect for foodies and wine enthusiasts alike!

Begin your culinary adventure with a walking tour exploring the famous Rialto Fish Market, where you'll find freshly-caught fish and aquatic life like scallops and black squid as well as colorful fruit. Your guide will share recommendations of places to eat and stories of the city's culinary past and history, including how its 150 canals and strategic position along a popular trade route influenced its culinary preferences.

Your tour also takes you through the Jewish Ghetto--a historic community that once was a place the government required Jewish settlers to live during the 16th century. Continue your tour by heading to lesser-known restaurants and eateries to enjoy delicious Venetian snack dishes known as cicchetti. You'll dine on these savory bites at three of Venice's best bars. Follow up your cicchetti tasting with a full sit-down meal of authentic Venetian cuisine, such as squid pasta, and three glasses of Prosecco wine or spritz. Wrap up your tour with a relaxing gondola ride along the Grand Canal where you'll see iconic architecture from historic homes and landmarks, like the 12th-century built Rialto Bridge, Venice's oldest bridge.

From learning about the history of Venice's culinary culture to enjoying dining on authentic Venetian cuisine, this culinary tour is a food enthusiast's dream. Book this tasty tour today and get ready to experience Venice's delicious cuisine.