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Valpolicella: Amarone Chateau Guided Tour and Wine Tasting

1. Valpolicella: Amarone Chateau Guided Tour and Wine Tasting

Discover a unique wine estate near the Unesco-listed city of Verona and Lake Garda. Visit the Gaetano Bertani Family Estate at the heart of the Valpolicella Classica wine region. Our guides will take you on a experience of history, architecture and winemaking tradition through the frescoed room of the Villa, the Romantic Park of the poets, the vineyards of the brolo, the historic fruttaio for the drying of the Amarone Della Valpolicella grapes and the ancient monumental cellar. At the end of the visit you can taste the wines produced by the Gaetano Bertani family. The programme includes a guided tasting of minimum four wines with an illustrated explanation of the terroirs of origin, the grape varieties used, the winemaking techniques and organoleptic characteristics. Wines are served only to adults.

Valdobbiadene Experience: Prosecco and local food tasting

2. Valdobbiadene Experience: Prosecco and local food tasting

The Spumanti Gemin company has been producing Prosecco Superiore di Valdobbiadene for 50 years in the area. This experience accompanies the customer within the production process of our wines, from the second fermentation of the wine to its bottling. Subsequently the history of the cellar will be narrated from its origins to today, tasting 3 glasses of D.o.c.g accompanied by a platter of typical products of the area such as sopressa, cured meats, cheeses and other local products.

Venice: Guided Aperitivo Food Tour

3. Venice: Guided Aperitivo Food Tour

Explore the quaint alleys and historic streets of Venice on a 3-hour food tasting tour. Along with your foodie guide, taste some of the city’s best dishes and learn the history of this beautiful city along the way.   Dive into the genuine and friendly mood of the city and join the lively aperitivo hour (a social cocktail hour). Sample local specialties based on the availability of fresh ingredients. Start with a glass of Spritz, the cornerstone of the Venetian aperitivo. This cocktail was invented in the 20s by adding sweet Aperol to sparkling water and wine.   Then, try a high-quality Prosecco along with crostini, toasted artisanal bread. You’ll also taste some of the following Venetian specialties: risotto, mozzarella in carrozza (deep fried mozzarella sandwich), codfish with cornmeal, and melanzane alla parmigiana (aubergines with tomato sauce and mozzarella).   To finish, enjoy one of the best espressos in town along with amazing artisanal chocolates in the city’s most famous confectionery.

Venice: Street Food Tour with a Local Guide and Tastings

4. 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: Food Tasting Tour with Cicchetti Dishes and Wine

5. Venice: Food Tasting Tour with Cicchetti Dishes and Wine

This tour is the perfect introduction to Venice, giving you an overview of the city’s unrivalled history and a taster of its world-famous cuisine. Your adventure begins in the Cannaregio neighbourhood, one of the few remaining residential areas of Venice, known for being a popular after-work meeting spot for thirsty locals. We will take a gentle stroll around and chat about its 1,000-year history and your local guide will offer suggestions on other things to see and do during your stay. A ride in a traditional, stand-up traghetto gondola is next as we cross the Grand Canal the way the locals do. Once in Rialto, the food tasting can begin! We will try some fresh fish at a small eatery, owned by a group of young locals with a passion for experimenting with traditional recipes, giving them a modern twist. Expect dishes such as black ink calamari, fried mix fish, polenta with seafood, tuna balls with tomatoes or seasonal vegetables (served in elaborate dishes). All the fresh fish served is coming from the Rialto market, a large fruit and vegetable market in the centre of Venice. After mouth-watering tastings, we will head to the few local spots that will help you better understand the culture of Cicchetti bars in Venice and how to enjoy food and wine experience. We will introduce you a new bar, owned by two Venetian brother with passion for locally sourced food and wine, and at this stop you will taste a local sandwich called `tramezzino` and very local `Venetian Spritz`. Moving forward you will try dishes such as Creamy Dried Codfish Baccalà or stockfish (dried cod), arrived in Venice in the 15th century thanks to Captain Querini. Here we will have a chance to try this traditional local recipe. Expect cod cooked in two different ways. Let us know, which one you prefer most? A few secrets and hidden spots near the Rialto are up next, which will demonstrate the importance of moving just one street away from the tourist hordes, to get a little slice of Venice to yourself. Expect meet and cheese Cicchetti in one of the spots and Lasagna or Risotto or Pasta in the other. Finish with well-deserved desert – Tiramisu. The tour will end at Campo San Bortolomio, which is surrounded by great restaurants and shops. Your guide will be happy to help you with recommendations for continuing the fun or with directions to help you back to your accommodation. We reserve the right to change both the route and places visited within the tour. Food inclusions are subject to change, dependent on availability on the day.

Venice: Prosecco Wine Tasting Tour

6. Venice: Prosecco Wine Tasting Tour

Discover the origins and history of Prosecco's most famous sparkling Italian wine on this full-day tour. Meet your wine expert guide in Piazzale Roma, close to the historical center of Venice, and enjoy the drive towards the region where prosecco is produced in a comfortable van. During your trip, you will pass by the original region of Prosecco, Conegliano Valdobbiadene, a complex of small towns and expanses of vineyards. Visit 2 traditional wineries to learn all the secrets of Prosecco production and have 2 wine tasting sessions. First, stop at a family-run winery for a guided tour of the vineyards. Enjoy a tasting session paired with a light lunch with local products like cheese, salami, bread, and seasonal vegetables. After lunch with a view, head to the second winery to meet the winemaker for a guided tour of the production. Learn more about the Charmat method and a second wine-tasting session. At the end of this trip to the magical world of Prosecco land, return to the starting point.

Rialto Market Food and Wine Lunchtime Tour of Venice

7. Rialto Market Food and Wine Lunchtime Tour of Venice

Enjoy an intimate, half-day food and culture tour of Venice, and see the major sights of “La Serenissima,” as well as some hidden treasures along the way. Visit osterias, trattorias, pastry shops and wine bars to sample the typical fare of the Veneto. Meet your guide close to the Rialto Bridge, and stroll through a market overflowing with fish, fruit and vegetables of every shape and color. Cross the Rialto Bridge to an interesting 18th-century osteria famous for its cicchetti (tapas-like snacks unique to Venice). Drink a toast of regional wines and prosecco, and savor bite-sized morsels bursting with regional flavors. Continue to the Campo San Bartolomeo to see Marco Polo’s house and the haunts of Casanova. Pass beautiful churches and hear wonderful trivia, such as the origins of the Bellini cocktail. Go to the Campo Santi Giovanni e Paolo to enjoy an authentic tiramisu with coffee, and experience a Venetian specialty where the Italian coffee culture was born. As you search for olives, pillows of polenta, and mouthwateringly marinated seafood, your guide will provide suggestions on excursions for the rest of your time in Venice. Come with an appetite, as this food tour is a meal in itself!

Venice: Guided Ghetto Tour by Night, Food Tastings & Spritz

8. Venice: Guided Ghetto Tour by Night, Food Tastings & Spritz

Discover the Venetian Ghetto on a walking tour with a local guide and uncover the rich culinary culture of this part of Venice. Sample local cicchetti and learn about the Jewish community as you explore. Meet your guide in the heart of the Jewish Ghetto and learn about its origins as a segregated Jewish quarter during the time of the Venetian Republic. Wander down narrow streets and hear fascinating stories about the resilience of the Jewish community and its contributions to Venetian society. Visit significant landmarks such as the ancient synagogues of the Ghetto, each with its own distinctive architectural style and historical importance, and gain a deeper understanding of the Jewish community's legacy and the challenges they faced throughout history. Sample traditional cicchetti, Venetian small plates, at some of the best local spots along the way and get the opportunity to try mouthwatering street food favorites like sarde in saor (sweet and sour sardines) and creamy baccalà mantecato (whipped codfish). Leave your tour with a deeper understanding of the flavors and traditions of the Venetian Ghetto and a true appreciation of the true essence of this enchanting neighborhood.

Cavaion: Lake Garda Wine & Food Tasting with Vineyard Tour

9. Cavaion: Lake Garda Wine & Food Tasting with Vineyard Tour

Get ready to discover the hills of Lake Garda, where the favorable climate has allowed for many centuries to cultivate vines and to produce wines with an unmistakable taste and flavor, which tell the story of the beauty and history of the place. By visiting the vineyards you will discover which are the varieties used and the processing methods, constantly updated and evolving, in search of innovative practices to guarantee quality and sustainability. Roam the countryside to the bottle, as you walk under the arbor of bunches of grapes, where you can taste a selection of white, red and rosé wines, accompanied by tasty platters of local products, such as soppressa veneta, local salami, cheeses and rustic bread sticks. In the cellar, you can also find artisanal productions such as jams, honey, extra virgin olive oil and grappa.

From Verona: Valpolicella Half-Day Small Group Wine Tour

10. From Verona: Valpolicella Half-Day Small Group Wine Tour

On this half-day tour from Verona, venture to the region of Valpolicella for a taste of wine that has been considered legendary since Roman times. Discover the rich history of the vineyards and the wines they produce. Enjoy a wine tasting in an intimate group setting with other wine enthusiasts. Begin your journey along the Valpolicella wine route from Verona as you set out with your guide, who also will serve as your sommelier. Along the way, take in the countryside’s stunning natural beauty while riding in the comfort of an air-conditioned van. Marvel at the terraced hills and vineyards. Make your way to the scenic village of San Giorgio di Valpolicella. As you admire the intricate stonemasonry of the columns and the Romanesque parish church, be sure to catch the panoramic views of the surrounding area. After soaking up the idyllic rural atmosphere, head to a local Amarone vineyard. At the vineyard, hear about the famous Amarone wine, renowned for the particular grapes of Valpolicella and the meticulous technique involved in production. Known as a "meditation wine," the process involves careful harvesting, drying, and fermenting. Peek inside a drying room for a quick whiff. Head down to the cool air of the wine cellar. Here, you'll have a chance to taste a flight of four Valpolicella wines. Relish the flavors and scents of the Valpolicella, Ripasso, Amarone, and Recioto wines as you nibble on bread, cheese, and salami that have been carefully paired with each sip. Finally, once you've acquainted yourself with a variety of the fine wines in Valpolicella, return to Verona to complete your tour.

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Anna provided a lot of great information about Venice, the locals, markets and provided a great experience as we walked through Venice and tasted the street food which was very delicious. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone who wants to get a better understanding of Venice and it’s street foods.

An excellent tour that I recommend to everyone, you will be full of energy and good taste. Everything was superlative, the only regret is that it's over. Thank you very much, wonderful Camilla.

Fantastic experience. Went to two very different wineries. Not only did we get to taste incredible wines, but we also learned so much!! Highly recommend!

Very friendly and knowledgeable guide . Excellent range of food and drink. Good fun and cultural

Our guide Denis was great and we really enjoyed the stops and food on offer.