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Cicchetti & Wine Tour of Venice

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Learn Venice through its bars and taverns.

Discover the delicious range of local cicchetti dishes on this Venice tour.

Experience the buzz of Italian Bacari wine bars.

Ride a traghetto gondola into the Rialto area.

Sample local wines and fresh Venetian cuisine.

Get a history lesson while sipping wine.

Inclusion

Local English-speaking guide; Traghetto gondola crossing (weather permitting); Rialto food market visit (morning tour only); Food and wine as indicated; Travel advice for your days in Venice.

Exclusion

Items of a personal nature; Tips or gratuities for guide.

Hours of operation

Available Monday - Saturday at 11:30am and 5:15pm.

Duration

Approximately 2.5 hours.

Location

Meeting point: Campo della Maddalena, Cannaregio.

Finish point: Rialto Bridge.

Itinerary

Join us for the perfect Venice evening. Embark on a delicious adventure with this three-hour Venice tour that stops off at Bacari wine bars and samples their famous cicchetti dishes. Time to get your foodie game face on with some Venice cicchetti!

You’ll start this Venice food tour from Campo de la Maddalena, a small raised square that has remained the same since medieval times, and is famous for its modest houses topped with interesting chimneys. Call into the old historical inn, a much loved bar that specialises in cicchetti, for your first taste of this Venice tapas.

The best things to do in Venice often revolve around food. On this Venice tour, you will try some of the city’s famous specialties, from plates of olives, to marinated seafood served on wedges of soft polenta. Here, you’ll learn all about the long history of this atmospheric bar from your local guide as you feast on some of its specialties.

You’ll continue on this Venice city tour by walking into Strada Nuova and calling in to another old historical bar which has been open since the 18th century and is famous for its ‘polpette’, or spicy fried meatballs. From there, you’ll head to Campo de Santa Sofia and jump on a traghetto to cross Canal Grande into the Rialto area. Traghetti are like gondolas, but they're used as passenger ferries instead - no sitting or singing here - this is how locals get across the canals!

Pay a visit to a true local Venice attraction - the local market, before heading to yet another bar in the centre of Venice, a hole-in-the-wall place that serves a simple but delicious selection of cicchetti and great regional Italian wines and proseccos. You’d be mistaken if you thought here weren’t any bars left in Venice to visit, as your local guide will lead you to a couple more stops, just to finish this cicchetti tour with a bang!

The tour then comes to an end on the steps of the Rialto Bridge, where you can head back to one of your new favourite bars, or your local guide will be happy to point you in the direction of your accommodation.

Additional Information

No standard dress required.

There may be a change of itinerary according to opening times of bars and restaurants along the way depending on how crowded they are. However, all the bars you are taken to are of the same standard, so you will not be missing out if the itinerary does change.

Policies

For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.

If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point.

Cancellation: 2 days prior 100% penalty. No show 100% penalty.

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