Dine Around Venice: Authentic Food & Wine Experience

Highlights

  • Taste Venice with a visit to three local osterie.

  • Enjoy a variety of small plates and local drinks.

  • Stroll through vibrant, off-the-beaten-path San Polo.

  • Learn how to enjoy cicchetti like a local.

  • Finish with a delicious gelato-based treat.

Summary

Discover the incredible cuisine of Venice hiding just outside the main tourist routes as you visit the bars and restaurants in a local neighborhood. 

Tour info

Duration
3 hours
Group Size
12
Pricing (From)
Adult: (18-99 years)
€94.00
Commentary
English
Meeting Point

Church in Campo San Tomà, Venice, IT

Dropoff location

Santa Maria del Giglio, Venice, IT

Why take this tour?

Venetian cuisine is famously hard to get to know—but not when you’re in the company of a local food lover who knows the city like the back of their hand. As you hop from one bacaro (Venetian wine bar) to another sampling local specialties, your expert foodie guide will show you where to eat, how to eat, and what to eat when visiting La Serenissima. 

Step off the tourist track and into the neighborhood of San Polo to meet your expert local guide and small group of fellow foodies. Your guide will give you a brief introduction to the traditional foods and flavors of Venice, then take you to one of their favorite modern wine bars for an aperitivo. Enjoy two small plates of bread-based cicchetti and a spritz, Venice’s unofficial cocktail. 
  
After a brief stroll past the Campo dei Frari and Scuola Grande di San Rocco, your next stop is a local canal-front wine bar specializing in fried cicchetti, a favorite starter among Venice locals. You’ll taste a few along with a glass of local prosecco as your guide tells you about the culture of sharing food in the lagoon. 
  
Stepping into the neighborhood of Dorsodoruo, the third venue is one of the best spots in town to eat polenta-based cicchetti, another Venetian favorite, paired with the delicious house wine.  
 
From there, you'll head to one of the city's most iconic gelato shops to end your evening on a sweet note! 

What’s included?

  • Local English-speaking guide

  • Expertly guided walking tour

  • Food Tastings - Cicchetti (small plates)

  • Beverage Tasting - Spritz

  • Beverage Tasting - Prosecco

  • Beverage Tasting - Wine

  • Beverage Tasting - Gin

  • Small group of maximum 12 pax

  • Hotel Pick-Up / Drop-Off

  • Gratuities

Things to know

Before you book

  • Our group tour utilizes multiple areas that are not wheelchair/stroller accessible. Those with wheelchairs/strollers should contact us so we can arrange your visit.

  • Venetian cuisine is closely connected to the sea. We enjoy a lot of seafood on this tour. We will do our best to provide alternatives for those who refrain from eating seafood.

  • Those with dietary restrictions need to contact us before joining the tour so we can arrange your food.

  • Walks complies with all local government regulations. You may need to wear a mask or provide proof of vaccination to enter certain venues. Please refer to Italy government guidelines for the most up to date information

  • Due to the large number of wine-related stops, we don’t recommend this tour for children or people who do not drink alcohol.

  • Due to the wide amount of wine stops it's not recommended for kids or people who do not drink alcohol.

Before you go

  • This tour is in English.

  • This is a walking tour. Guests should be able to walk at a moderate pace without difficulty.

  • This tour meets 15 minutes prior to the start time. No refunds can be provided for late arrivals or no-shows.

  • Those with dietary restrictions need to contact us before joining the tour so we can arrange your food.

  • Tips/gratuities (for your guide) are always appreciated.

  • Walks complies with all local government regulations. You may need to wear a mask or provide proof of vaccination to enter certain venues. Please refer to Italy government guidelines for the most up to date information

  • Due to the wide amount of wine stops it's not recommended for kids or people who do not drink alcohol.

Cancellation Policy

    Cancellations received greater than 24 hours prior to tour commencement are fully refundable. Cancellations received within 24 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.

Redemption information

    Mobile tickets will be accepted


    Your voucher will be collected or scanned on redemption

About operator:

Walks (takewalks.com, walksofitaly.com) began over a decade ago (2008, to be exact) in Rome, Italy. We quickly became the premier walking tour company in 7 countries - Italy, Spain, France, the UK, Greece, and Portugal. Our US cities include San Francisco, NYC, Boston, Chicago, and New Orleans.

In 2021, we joined The Hornblower Group (cityexperiences.com) expanding our reach and working alongside this powerhouse travel brand.

Our tour products vary but predominantly we #takewalks, exploring the world by foot - we believe, the best way to get into the heart of a city and its incredible people. From introductory strolls to food tours, day trips, cooking classes, and below the surface, in-depth tours, we have our hand in everything a traveler could want. Oh, and we also like to give our clients exclusive access to the biggest attractions in the world...

Despite the big changes in our brand over the years, our focus has remained simple - to relentlessly create tours with the client experience at the forefront and anchored upon the dedicated, intelligent, and above all, passionate local guides who want to share their cities with you.