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Venice: Street Food Tour with a Local Guide and Tastings

1. Venice: Street Food Tour with a Local Guide and Tastings

Eat your way around Venice on a tasting tour of some of the city's eateries, and see historical monuments along the way. Follow your foodie guide through the historic Rialto Market alongside the Grand Canal. End at Campo Santa Margherita square, surrounded by local restaurants and farmers’ markets. Meet your guide in the San Marco district. Cross the Rialto Bridge to visit the 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.  

Venice: Guided Walking Tour with Food Tasting

2. Venice: Guided Walking Tour with Food Tasting

Explore Venice on a walking tour led by a professional guide. Learn about the city's history, experience its culture, and sample the local food. Start your tour with a traditional Italian breakfast. Enjoy your coffee and pastry while your guide introduces you to the legacy, culture, and history of the floating city. Stroll down cobblestone streets and across bridges as you make your way towards St Mark's Square, one of Venice's prime attractions. Admire the stately buildings that surround the square and see the Venetian-Byzantine domes of the grandiose St Mark’s Basilica. Follow your guide as you head to see Doge's Palace. Then, take a break from sightseeing to enjoy traditional Cicchetti and try some of the local specialties. The last stop on your sightseeing tour is the iconic Ponte di Rialto. Learn why this striking and daring structure was predicted to fall, and why it's still standing after more than 400 years. Finally, head to the Rialto Fish Market for one last taste of traditional Venetian fare. Top your experience off with an optional gondola ride and see the city from the water.

Venice: Gondola Sunset and Evening Walking Tour with Tasting

3. Venice: Gondola Sunset and Evening Walking Tour with Tasting

Experience Venice from the water and marvel at its spectacular mansions aboard a traditional gondola. Sit back and relax as you are punted along the magnificent Grand Canal and venture down some of the smaller canals to escape the crowds. Get carried away by this ancient mode of transportation as a professional gondolier rows you along the romantic waterways. Get breathtaking views of the city at every step of the way. Pass under historic bridges and near famous attractions. Travel back in time and experience Venice as it should be enjoyed by everyone who visits. Experience the 1000-year-old city of Venice when the twilight takes you into a new, surprising and different city. An expert guide will take you through the Venetian streets, where you will discover the local Venetian 'bacari' (bars) and sample 'cicchetti' (snacks) which are specialties of the Venetian cuisine. This fascinating itinerary will let you get to know a Venice enchanted by the lights and its unforgettable colors including 2 different types of cicchetti and a tasting of 2 different types of locally produced Venetian wines. Enjoy a fascinating evening walk discovering unusual routes accompanied by legends, anecdotes and tales of a secret Venice. The itinerary may change as you wish to avoid the tourist streets to let you feel the intimate and peaceful atmosphere of the city. The walk will be in the Rialto, Cannaregio and Castello district areas.

Venice: Hidden Corners Rialto Market Tour in German

4. Venice: Hidden Corners Rialto Market Tour in German

The tour starts at the Church of San Giacomo di Rialto and takes participants to the oldest and most important market in the city, the Rialto Market: It supplies not only the residents but also the local bacari (bars) and restaurants with fresh ingredients. After discovering the market, participants will taste the fresh products during a culinary break in the form of a cicheto (typical Venetian snack) and a glass of wine (or water as a non-alcoholic variant). Then the group continues on the traces of commercial history along the shady hidden side streets to the church, where the guild of wine merchants was based. (It is not without reason that the adjacent bank along the Canal Grande is called "Riva del Vin", the "wine bank"!). The journey through time will take participants to the place where luxury goods such as silk or gold were sold and end with a view over the famous Rialto Bridge. The tour ends again at the Church of San Giacomo di Rialto. This tour is accessible as there are no bridges to cross during the route. Please note that there is only room for 1 wheelchair in the premises during the tasting. Please use line 1 to the “Rialto Mercato” stop to get to the meeting point.

Venice: Chicchetti Guided Food Tour with Tastings and Drinks

5. Venice: Chicchetti Guided Food Tour with Tastings and Drinks

Starting from Teatro Italia in Cannaregio, you'll try a coffee and will get to see the origins of the word "Ghetto" in the authentic Jewish Ghetto of Venice with local cookies in your hands. Try local cicchetti and Select Spritz in a Secret Location, proceed towards Rialto still trying more local food(meatball or tramezzino). Try a risotto, typical from here, while walking around some narrow and secret paths which were already known by famous traveller Marco Polo. See Grand Canal and Rialto Bridge before heading towards San Marco area, where we end up our tour right after having a sweet treat -

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What people are saying about Grand Canal

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4.8 / 5

based on 220 reviews

Our tour guide Alice was amazing we had 4 stops with all authentic venetian food. We started off at one of the oldest winery,s in venice and had chettechi there which is the venetian word for tapas they like when you get it correct. The food was amazing and the wine we then went to another place that specialised is the seafood afterward we went to the third place and lastly we went to a real gealto place with many wonderful flavours to choose from we were also give some bits of history on the city and areas within couldn't recommend more. We're irish and enjoyed every minute of it. !! Thank you Alice !!

Our guide Vanessa was excellent. Not only did she take us on a cultural food tour but also gave us a history tour as well when she saw fit. It was so informative. The tastings were excellent and gave you a little taste of authentic Venetian food. She was so accommodating for our little ones we had on the tour, and didn’t want to explore their palettes. I highly advise this tour with Vanessa!

Very informative. Not only did we learn about the food we learnt things about Venice we hadn’t known before. Our Guide Alice was very friendly and helpful giving us tips that we could use around the city.

Sylvia was a wonderful guide. She was engaging and added historical information and additional suggestions of things to do later along the way. We were very pleased with this tour!

Definitely do this for happy hour! So fun and great food.