Small Group Venice Rialto Markets Visit with Local Wine and Cicchetti Tasting

Great tour with a terrific guide Christina. She showed us hidden gems of the city in a small friendly group. The food and wines on offer were delicious. Lots of unknown facts to bring the history alive. ...Lorraine A., Australia – See more reviews
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Vibrant and colorful chilies for sale at the Rialto Market in Venice
Vibrant and colorful chilies for sale at the Rialto Market in Venice
The Rialto fish market with fishes on display
The Rialto fish market with fishes on display
Fresh seafood at the Rialto fish market bridge
Fresh seafood at the Rialto fish market bridge
Snails for sale at the Rialto Food Market in Venice
Snails for sale at the Rialto Food Market in Venice
Fresh Trouts for sale at the Rialto fish market
Fresh Trouts for sale at the Rialto fish market
Walnuts in wooden box at the Rialto Food Market
Walnuts in wooden box at the Rialto Food Market
Fresh Cherry tomatoes at the Rialto Food Market
Fresh Cherry tomatoes at the Rialto Food Market
Sampling local wines
Sampling local wines
Sampling local wines
Sampling local wines
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What To Expect

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!

Specifications

Type:
Tours around Venice
Departs From:
Venice
Meeting Point:
Central fountain of Campo San Giacomo di Rialto
Duration:
2 hours and 30 minutes
Availability:
Tuesday and Friday at 10:30 AM
Product Code:
14521
Voucher info:
Print voucher. You will not have access to the tour without this voucher.
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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

  • One fritti to go

  • Pasta lunch

  • Gondola ride across the Grand Canal

  • Headsets

  • Expert English-speaking guide

Exclusions

  • Meals and drinks (unless specified)

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

Please Note

  • Children 2 years old and below are free of charge.

  • Before booking, please advise for any dietary restrictions, food allergies, and other special requirements.

  • This tour runs rain or shine. However, please note that the gondola ride cannot operate during heavy rain or high tides. In this case, an alternative itinerary will be provided.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 8 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 20% Cancellation Fee (80% reimbursement): between 4 to 7 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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