Venice Food Tour: Rialto Market, Cannaregio, Gondola, Food & Wine

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Location: Venice
Category: Tours & Sightseeing
Duration: 3.0 hours
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Currency: EUR
Language: English
TimeZone: Europe/Rome
Highlights - Take a gastronomic walking tour of Venice, exploring the famous Rialto Fish Market and the atmospheric Jewish Ghetto. As you travel your guide will teach you about the the rich culinary history of Venice and how its unique position along ancient trade routes shaped Venetians’ tastes.
- Eat your fill of cicchetti (Venice’s answer to the Spanish tapas) at the three of the best bars in the city – all inclusive!
- Visit our favorite Venetian trattoria for a sit-down lunch featuring such local specialties as squid pasta.
- No meal in Venice would be complete without a glass of wine, Prosecco or spritz; we’ll treat you to not just one but three glasses during your time with us.
- As an added bonus, you’ll tick another item off your Venice wish list, boarding a gondola for a short ride across the Grand Canal.
- Get restaurant & food recommendations from your expert local foodie. With a small group of 15 people or fewer, your guide will be easy to interact with and question.
Summary
Venice has developed a reputation for over-priced, touristy food — that could not be further from the truth. Our Venice Food Tour is going to change your opinion of Venetian food by sending you beyond the worn out tourist spots with an expert Venetian foodie, who will school you in the rich culinary history of Venice, while showing you the best spots to sample its gastronomic delights.
Description
With intimate groups of 15 people or fewer we don’t just want you to eat well for a day, we want to show you how to eat like a Venetian for your entire stay. 

We’ll start by visiting the twin hearts of Venice’s food scene; the Rialto Fruit and Vegetable Market and the Rialto Fish Market. As you peruse the overflowing aisles, your guide will explain how ancient trade routes and a strong maritime history have shaped the diets of Venetians; and how they still get the freshest fish from the Mediterranean. 

All this talk of food will make you hungry so we’ll be sure to sample sumptuous local wine and Cicchetti along the way. On this side of the Grand Canal, you’ll stop at two of Venice’s most popular local bars. The cicchetti is Venice’s answer to the Spanish tapas and includes local delicacies like crostini (bread with delicious toppings like whipped cod) and Venetian panini (technically sandwiches, but so much more). At each bar your guide will help you to choose two of the best cicchetti and of course a glass of wine, Prosecco or spritz to wash it down.

Next you’ll board a gondola to cross the Grand Canal to Cannaregio. Once known as the Jewish Ghetto and surrounded by walls to keep residents in, Cannaregio is a favorite among locals today for its great food scene, beautiful streets and piazzas and its much more relaxed vibe away from the tourist route. 

In fact, we bet you’ll be shocked to learn just how much of Venetian food (and Italian food as a whole) has been influenced by the Jewish community. Our adventure continues as we embark on a short stroll across bridges and piazzas of Cannaregio.

Your tour culminates in a stop at our favorite Venetian restaurant; a friendly and atmospheric neighborhood trattoria. Here you’ll be warmly greeted by the host and served a plate of the day’s pasta special, washed down of course, with another glass of wine. 


Commentary English: Guide
Included All food tastings at the different bacari
Get to taste the local prosecco, spritz and wine
Short local Gondola Ride to cross the Grand Canal
Tasting of typical Venetian food at a local restaurant
Expert local tour guide
Excluded Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Know before you book For those with food allergies or other special requirements, please notify us prior to reserving your visit and then again, as soon as you meet your tour guide. We will do our very best to accommodate you and find suitable alternatives.
Know before you go Please note that the tour meeting time is 15 minutes prior to the start time. No refunds or re-bookings can be provided for late arrivals or no shows after tour commencement or departure.
For those with food allergies or other special requirements, please notify us prior to reserving your visit and then again, as soon as you meet your tour guide. We will do our very best to accommodate you and find suitable alternatives.
This tour runs rain or shine. However, please note that the gondola ride cannot operate during heavy rain or high tides. In this case we will provide an alternative itinerary.
Additional Information
  • Gratuities to guides are appreciated but never obligatory.
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Operating Info

Product Start Date 2020-04-16
Product End Date 2020-10-31
Booking Cut-off 2 hours
Minimum 1 guests per booking
Maximum 15 guests per booking
Valid Only on date on reservation

Availability Notes

From To Notes
March 01, 2021 October 31, 2021 10:30 AM Departure - TO BE CONFIRMED
June 01, 2020 February 28, 2021 10:30 AM Departure - Not running

Locations

Type: Ends location
Lat & Long: 45.4379842, 12.3337093
Address: Rialto Bridge, Ponte di Rialto, Venice, 30125, IT
Notes:
End Location Address Rialto Bridge, Ponte di Rialto, Venice, 30125, IT
Start Location Notes Campo San Giacomo di Rialto (Campo San Giacometto), Venice, 30125, IT
Type: Starts location
Lat & Long: 45.4382385, 12.3358576
Address: Campo San Giacomo di Rialto (Campo San Giacometto), Venice, 30125, IT
Directions: https://www.google.de/maps/place/San+Giacomo+di+Rialto/@45.4382385,12.3358576,19.32z/data=!4m6!1m3!3m2!1s0x0:0xb52f17f104c859bf!2sSan+Giacomo+di+Rialto!3m1!1s0x0:0xb52f17f104c859bf
Notes: Campo San Giacomo di Rialto is located just to the west of the Rialto Bridge, towards the Rialto Market. The closest vaporetto stop is the "Rialto Mercato" stop.
End Location Address Rialto Bridge, Ponte di Rialto, Venice, 30125, IT
Start Location Notes Campo San Giacomo di Rialto (Campo San Giacometto), Venice, 30125, IT

Cancellation

Cancellation Policy: standard
Cancellation Cut-off: 72 hours
Cancellation Notes: Cancellations received greater than 72 hours prior to tour commencement are fully refundable. Cancellations received within 72 hours of tour commencement are nonrefundable. Amendment requests are subject to availability and price changes. Late arrivals and no shows are nonrefundable. This is applicable to any tour participant that fails to arrive, or arrives after tour departure.

Pricing

2020 PRICING RETAIL PRICE NET RATE
Adult 15-99 years €74.00 Available on request
Child 2-14 years €69.00 Available on request
Infant 0-1 years €0.00 Available on request

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Before you travel, please read our important notes about possible disruptions & site entrance requirements.

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