Venice Food Tour with Gondola Ride & Market Visit

Highlights

  • A complete Venetian food adventure: from market to plate.

  • Guided tour of the Rialto Fish Market & produce market.

  • Enjoy a gondola ride on the Grand Canal.

  • Taste local wines and bites in 4 popular venues.

  • Discover the tapas-like cicchetti food culture of Venice.

Summary

Experience the “cicchetti” culture of Venice on a 3-hour tasting tour. Taste different small bites from the region at a selection of venues, and marvel at the produce on display at Rialto Market. 

Tour info

Duration
3 hours
Group Size
12
Pricing (From)
Adult: (15-99 years)
€89.00
Child: (2-14 years)
€84.00
Infant: (0-1 years)
€0.00
Commentary
English
Meeting Point

Campo San Giacomo di Rialto 255, Venezia, 30125, IT

Dropoff location

Near the Rialto Bridge.

Why take this tour?

When you know the right places to go and get away from the tourist traps, Venetian food is a surprising delight. Learn what to eat and where to eat it on this expert-led guided tour and enjoy a relaxing gondola ride across the Grand Canal. 
  
Your tour starts with light bites at a local wine bar followed by an exploration of the famous Rialto Fish Market. With a local on hand to give you insider information, learn about one of Venice’s oldest industries, and spot strange species you may not find at home. At the nearby produce market, extend your knowledge to include the seasonality of vegetables and locally produced specialties. 
 
From there, it’s time for more food! You’ll sink your teeth into the locally loved sandwiches at a popular bar, then head to another classic family-run spot for more cicchetti and wine. 

Next, it’s time to hop on a traditional gondola and cross the famous Grand Canal with your guide en route to Cannaregio. Formerly the city’s Jewish Ghetto, today it’s where locals go to eat, drink and socialize. 
  
Your tour ends with a mouth-watering full meal featuring local specialties such as pasta with squid ink, tiramisu for dessert, and of course more wine. 

What’s included?

  • Local English-speaking guide

  • Expertly guided walking tour

  • All food & beverage tastings

  • Short gondola ride

  • Small group of maximum 12 pax

  • Gratuities

  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off

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.

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

  • Walks comply 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

  • Vegans and gluten free options can't be accomodated.

  • 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 but options may be limited.

  • Soft drinks are available for kids instead of alcohol.

  • The tour covers different type of cicchetti and lunch.

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.

  • If you cannot join your tour (running late, etc.) please contact us. We may be able to reschedule your tour (with an amendment fee) depending on availability.

  • 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 comply 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

  • 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 but options may be limited.

  • Bring a water bottle.

  • Sensible shoes for walking over cobblestones and bridges make the tour more enjoyable.

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.