Food Walking Tour of Venice plus Rialto Market & Cicchetti Tasting with Wine

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Discover the eclectic culinary offerings of the beautiful city of Venice! Explore around the ancient markets of the Rialto Fruit and Vegetable Market and the Rialto Fish Market. Go on a sampling spree of Venice's local wines an cicchetti! Live the dream of riding a gondola across the Grand Canal. Tour around the Cannaregio neighborhood. Enjoy a full pasta meal at a local restaurant. This tour runs with a maximum of up to 12 participants.

Highlights
  • Walk through the markets of Venice and discover the local culinary scene
  • Explore around the Rialto Fruits and Vegetables and Rialto Fish markets
  • Sample local wines and baked goods such as cicchettis and Venetian panini
  • Know more about the city's history with food from a local foodie guide
  • Ride a gondola across the world famous Grand Canal
  • Revel in the flavors of a full pasta lunch complete with wine!

Description

Make your visit to Venice even more exciting by joining a tour of the city's famed markets and by sampling several local wines and mouthwatering delicacies!

Start off the tour by meeting with your witty local foodie guide. Head over to the Rialto Fruit and Vegetable market and the Rialto Fish Market where you will be introduced to the locals' typical fresh buys.

At the Rialto Fruit and Vegetable Market, be acquainted with the ancient place where the people of Venice visited daily to buy fresh fruits and vegetables for every kitchen in the city. See native seasonal vegetables such as the Sant'Erasmo castraure (baby artichokes) and the radicchio trevisano (bitter red chicory). Fruits such as strawberries, cherries, apples, oranges, and many more are among some of the fruits that can be found inside the Rialto Fruits Market.

Next, visit the Rialto Fish Market where a daily supply of native fish, crustaceans, and bivalves are available for purchase. Popular catches include tiny shrimps, soft-shell crabs, baby octopuses, and squids.

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.

After the local bar visits, enjoy an exciting gondola ride across the Grand Canal. Explore around the Cannaregio, one of the most historic neighborhoods in the area.

Finally, head over to La Colonna , a small restaurant where you may delight in the flavors of a full meal complete with local specialties such as paste with squid ink and wine.

Inclusions

  • Venice food tour

  • Rialto Fruit and Vegetable Market visit

  • Rialto Fish Market visit

  • Local wine and cicchetti tasting

  • Pasta lunch

  • Gondola ride across the Grand Canal

  • Expert English-speaking guide

Exclusions

  • Pick-up and Drop-off

  • Meals and drinks (unless specified)

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

Includes

  • Food tasting at the different restaurants and cafés

  • Restaurant recommendations to the best local spots

  • Wine tasting

  • English-speaking guide
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Venice Food Tour at Rialto Market with Cicchetti and Wine Tasting
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On this exploration of Venice’s most bustling markets, cafés, and its famous cicchetti bars, you’ll delve into an authentic side of Venetian culture, learning what to order, how to find great places and enjoying lots of tastings along the way!

Duration: 3 hour(s)
Available: Tue, Thu, Fri and Sat
Pick-up: Not available
Inclusions: Food tasting at the different restaurants and cafés / Restaurant recommendations to the best local spots / Wine tasting / English-speaking guide

Our guide, Cristina, was among the finest we have experienced. Seeing Venice from this tour's perspective (around the Rialto Market) provides great insight into the city's history, as well as the evolution of its social life. If you can take the tour on market day, as we did, it would be your best tour experience.

Laura & Pat E

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Schedule

  • 10:15

    Meet Your Guide at the Central Fountain of Campo San Giacomo Di Rialto

  • Your Venice Food Tour with Tastings Begins!

    Although located in Italy, Venice breaks away from the usual pizza-and-pasta associated with Italian cuisine. With the help of your guide, discover and experience the best local dishes from the different restaurants and cafés on the floating city.

  • Rialto Market

    This is where Venetians have been buying their food for centuries, the same way you will today! Plunging into the vibrant Rialto fruit and vegetable market, you’ll learn how to shop like the Venetians do, recognizing which produce is in season and fresh.

  • Rialto Fish Market

    This is where the best seafood restaurants in Venice buy their fish daily. Your local expert will point out the kinds you can’t get anywhere else; show you how to determine if a fish is really fresh; and answer any questions you might have.

  • Culinary Stops

    After visiting the Rialto Market, you will stop at two gastropub to try out a few menu items of your choice with a local wine, prosecco and spritz. You will then cross the Grand Canal to the Gold Palace where you will settle in for a plate of fresh fish pasta.

  • Part Ways with Your Guide

    Aside from all the spots you visited, your guide will also give you recommendations for other restaurants and bars that you can visit on your stay.

  • 13:00

    Continue to Explore Venice on Your Own or Head Back to Your Accomodation

  • (For Check-In) Campo San Giacomo di Rialto (campo San Giacomo di Rialto, Venice, Italy) Time: 10:15:00

  • (For Check-Out) Near Rialto Bridge (Rialto Bridge, Venice, Italy) Time: 13:00:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) Campo San Giacomo di Rialto (campo San Giacomo di Rialto, Venice, Italy) Time: 10:15:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) Near Rialto Bridge (Rialto Bridge, Venice, Italy) Time: 13:00:00

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Notes

Additional Note(s)
  • This tour operates with a maximum 12 people

Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
  • You can book a maximum of 12.

Frequently Asked Questions

If it rains, or if there is “acqua alta” (high water), will my tour still run?

Yes! All Walks of Italy services will run, rain or shine. On some very rare occasions, when the weather is particularly dramatic, some sites may be closed. In these cases we will try to contact you in advance, where possible.

Can you accommodate my dietary requirements?

For those with food allergies or other special requirements, please notify us prior at the time of booking and then again, as soon as you meet your tour guide. We will do our very best to accommodate you and find suitable alternatives.

What languages are your tours conducted in?

English. This tour does not operate in multi-language, which means you’ll never have to wait for translations.

How will I recognize my tour guide?

Either your tour guide or a tour coordinator will be waiting at the tour meeting point 15 minutes before your tour start time. They will be holding up a sign with the Walks of Italy logo on it.

What If I’m running late to my tour?

We ask all guests to arrive at the tour meeting point at least 15 minutes before the scheduled start time of their tour. If you have difficulty finding the meeting point or are delayed along the way, please call the emergency phone number, (Italy) +39-069-480-4888 not the regular customer service number.

How far in advance should I book my tour?

It’s hard to say. We recommend booking as soon as you can as these services often sell out in advance and have limited-availability. If you know what tour you want to book though, we would always say to book as soon as you can.

The tour description says tour is 'all-inclusive'. What does that mean?

It means the tour price listed on our website includes all ticket, reservation and entrance fees. There won’t be any nasty surprises on the day of your tour, so you could leave your wallet at home (unless you felt like tipping your tour guide).

Do you accept last-minute bookings?

When we have space! Check the website for availability first. If you can’t find what you’re looking for there is a chance that it's sold out or it may just be off-sale because it's within a day or two of tour running time.

Should I tip my tour guide?

It’s really up to you. If you enjoyed your tour and feel like you received exemplary service from your guide, it is customary to leave a tip at the end of the tour. It’s not obligatory though and we won’t hold it against you if you don't – nor will your guide.

Can I take your tours if I have walking difficulties or require a wheelchair?

Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate wheelchairs on most of our group tours for a variety reasons. That said, in most cases we can serve wheelchair users on our private tours, to allow the guide to adapt the route to their particular requirements. Please get in touch with us before you book, however, and be aware that guests are responsible for propelling their own chairs – guides will be unable to do this.

I am traveling with a small child – can I bring a stroller with me?

Not on all tours. Please get in touch with our us before bringing a stroller on your tour. Some sites will not allow you to bring a stroller inside and we may not have suitable storage options. If you let us know in advance we can help you to arrange a suitable solution.

What should I bring on my tour?

We recommend all customers bring photo ID with their date of birth listed plus the confirmation voucher. For all tours involving walking, we would recommend that you wear comfortable shoes. If you’re visiting in warm weather (May – Sep) we recommend that you bring sunscreen, a bottle of water (which you can refill along the way) and a hat. During the cooler months we would recommend that you bring a coat and possibly a rain jacket and/or umbrella.

It’s raining, is my tour still running?

Yes! The tours run rain or shine. On some very rare occasions, when the weather is particularly dramatic, some outdoor sites may be closed. On these occasions we will try to contact you in advance, where we have warning.

What’s the difference between a ‘group’ and a ‘private’ tour?

A group tour is one where you join a group of other travellers and a single guide – our groups are usually around 12 people, although they can be a little larger, particularly on day trips. Because our groups are so small, you’ll still find it easy to hear and interact with your guide and it's more effective than a private tour, which is when you pay to have your own personal tour guide (and/or transfer) just for you.

If it rains, or if there is “acqua alta” (high water), will my tour still run?

Yes! Food Walking Tour of Venice plus Rialto Market & Cicchetti Tasting with Wine will run, rain or shine. On some very rare occasions, when the weather is particularly dramatic, some sites may be closed. In these cases we will try to contact you in advance, where possible.

Is your Venice Food Tour suitable for people with dietary requirements?

With enough notice, the guide can tailor the Venice Food Tour to suit most dietary requirements, although this tour is not suitable at all for coeliacs. Please advise at time of booking to allow the guide to prepare. While the guide will do their best to accommodate guests with food preferences or allergies, please note that it will not always be possible to make a substitution, so that guest may enjoy fewer tastings than others. As you are visiting local businesses, they cannot guarantee that there may not be traces of some ingredients. If you have a very severe allergy, we recommend that you do not take our food tour and that you are particularly careful in Italy, where food is often not marked clearly.

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Reviews

Our guide, Cristina, was among the finest we have experienced. Seeing Venice from this tour's perspective (around the Rialto... Market) provides great insight into the city's history, as well as the evolution of its social life. If you can take the tour on market day, as we did, it would be your best tour experience. more

Laura & Pat E

Great tour loved all the places Barbara brought us too local food was unreal and the wine out of this world. Great tour great Vene...tian tour guide and the best day overall that we had in venice. Thank you once again more

Conor and ciara

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