Venice: 2.5-Hour Street Food Tour with a Local Guide

Venice: 2.5-Hour Street Food Tour with a Local Guide

From £35.95 per person

Sample the traditional food of Venice on a small group 2.5-hour walking tour with a local guide. Visit the Rialto Market and marvel at the produce, sample tapas-like "cicchetti" and see some of the historical highlights along the way.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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English, German, Spanish
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Learn about the food of Venice on a private walking tour
  • Sample the typical snacks unique to Venice
  • Go to Rialto Market and marvel at the vibrant colors of the produce on display
Full description
Eat your way around Venice on a 2.5-hour tasting tour of some of the city's eateries, and get views of the historical monuments and attractions along the way. Begin in the San Marco district and stroll to the Rialto Bridge over the Grand Canal. Visit 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.  
Includes
  • Food tastings
  • Local guide
  • Small group walking tour
  • Drinks
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
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Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A moderate amount of walking is involved
    • This tour is not wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Refunds will not be issued if the tour is missed due to late or non-arrival of your cruise ship
    • On booking, please provide your cell (mobile) phone number including country code in case of an emergency
    • You can choose the morning tour or the afternoon tour. Please note that in the afternoon the Fish market is closed
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 / 5

    based on 319 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.8/5
    • Value for money
      4.7/5
    • Service
      4.9/5
    • Organization
      4.8/5
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    We had a food tour guided by Silvia. She was an amazing guide with lots of knowledge of the food and of the city. She took us to different places in Venice and showed us genuine authentic food accompanied with great backstories. She also gave us some great tips for food near our area. I would highly recommend this tour!

    20 July 2021

    Alicia was a terrific guide. She was on time, she was friendly and informative on a range of subjects, and she was very accommodating to my child's curiosity about the city and the food. Best of all, she kept the tour moving; I have been on many walking tours where the guide will stop the group and stand in one place for five or ten solid minutes to cover some information or other. Alicia had the perfect balance of walking, walking and talking, and occasionally stopping as necessary. Highly recommended.

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    26 February 2020

    Very clear instructions of where to meet and Monica, our guide, was there waiting for us on arrival even when we were 10 minutes early. We appreciated being taken off the beaten path to places we hadn’t been already and nice to have a tour from someone who had such a strong connection to and appreciation of the city, she was very accommodating with our questions! Food was delicious and evenly spaced throughout the tour, good mix of choosing your own and having local delicacies chosen/recommended for you. We even went for a Aperol afterwards with the rest of our group which was a lovely end to the evening!

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    12 November 2019

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