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Cicchetti Bars and Taverns of Venice Tour

Price: $120.00
This tour operates Monday - Saturday from February to December.
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Cicchetti Bars and Taverns of Venice Tour

This tour of Venice's Bacari wine bars and dishes is the ideal culinary experience while visiting one of the most romantic cities in the world. This culinary Venice tour will allow you to experience the excitement of Italian Bacari wine bars, ride a traghetto into the Rialto area, and taste cicchetti dishes along the way.

The Venice wine and food tour will begin at the Campo de la Maddalena, a small picturesque square, where you'll meet your local English-speaking guide. Explore the medieval square before stopping at your first bar, where you'll taste delectable Venetian-style tapas, including olives, marinated seafood, and local cheeses.

Don't get too full because the Venice food tour will have plenty more tasting opportunities. Your Venice walking tour will continue as you enter Strada Nuova and venture into another historical bar to taste an excellent sample of cicchetti dishes. Afterward, follow your guide to Campo de Santa Sofia and, if weather permits, climb aboard an iconic Venice traghetto to cross the Canal Grande into the Rialto area. Traghetti are like gondolas, but they're used as passenger ferries instead. There is no sitting or singing on a traghetto, as this is how locals get across the canals!

After enjoying this traghetto ride, the morning tour will explore the local market in Rialto. Head to the city center to a hole-in-the-wall Venetian bar that serves a simple, but delicious selection of cicchetti and great regional Italian wines and proseccos. Your comprehensive Venice tour will continue as you visit more of the best bars Venice has to offer. Taste local wines and continue to explore the delicious flavors of Italy. This culinary Venice tour will end at the steps of the Rialto Bridge, where you can head back to one of the previously visited bars, your hotel, or any of the other spectacular sights in the city. This ideal culinary excursion will open your senses to the best sights and flavors that Venice has to offer. Please Note: The Rialto Food Market visit is only available for the morning tour.

Shore Excursion Size
Shore Excursion Type
Cultural, Scenic, Active
Shore Excursion Duration
2 Hours 30 Minutes
Shore Excursion Departs From
Central Venice. (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Activity Level
Food/Beverage Provided
4 glass of wine, 4 cicchetti dishes and 1 dessert.
Recommended Dress
Comfortable clothing and sensible flat-soled walking shoes are recommended.
Children must be a minimum of 6 years of age. Guests must be able to walk on paved, as well as cobblestone surfaces. There are steps and steep curbs in some areas.
5 Stars5Based On 15 Reviews Review This Tour
5 StarsExcellent tour for local immersion July 30, 2019

Reviewer: Kristi Weiler
A ‘’must do’ if you wish to experience local culture, history and cuisine! Our tour guide was highly knowledgeable, personable and engaging and led us to local eateries that allowed us to experience the hospitality and taste the gourmet specialties of the region.

5 StarsGreat start to the nightOctober 29, 2018

Reviewer: Cristina Fajardo
Amazing tour. We booked this for the evening that we docked at port. It allowed for a nice introduction to Venice. We followed it up with the ghost tour which really filled out the evening and gave us a taste of Venice. The wines and tapas we had were wonderful. I was surprised with how generous the helpings of tapas were. I was so full at the end of it.

5 StarsGood Food and WineOctober 29, 2018

Reviewer: Dave Bulger
Our excellent guide lead us to some very nice local bars for local foods and wines. Very well done.

5 StarsBest Tour EverSeptember 29, 2018

Reviewer: Karen Suter
This is the tour to take! The guide is fantastic and the stops are places we would not have visited. The food and wine are excellent!

5 StarsSuper July 23, 2018

Reviewer: Juan Santiago Scarsi Guzman
It was excellent tour bars and tapas, guides were so cool

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