Guided tour

Evening Venice: 5 Local Tapas Tastings & 5 Glasses of Wine

Evening Venice: 5 Local Tapas Tastings & 5 Glasses of Wine

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Take your tastebuds on a delicious adventure with this guided tour of Venice’s bacari wine bars and their famous cicchetti dishes. These small tapas-style dishes are ideal for pairing with Italian wine. Tour the city's famous bars and dine like a local.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Private group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Experience the buzz of bacari wine bars
  • Sample local wines and fresh Venetian cuisine
  • Discover Venice’s delicious range of small cicchetti dishes
  • Ride a gondola into the Rialto area
Full description
This tour is the perfect introduction to Venice, giving you an overview of the city’s unrivaled history and a taster of its world-famous cuisine. Your adventure begins in the Cannaregio neighborhood, one of the few remaining residential areas of Venice, known for being a popular after-work meeting spot for thirsty locals. Take a gentle stroll around and chat about its 1,000-year history and your local guide will offer suggestions on other things to see and do during your stay.   A ride in a traditional, stand-up traghetto gondola is next, as you cross the Grand Canal the way the locals do. Once in Rialto, the food tasting can begin! The first stop is at a small eatery near the market, owned by a group of young locals with a passion for experimenting with traditional recipes, giving them a modern twist. Expect dishes such as black ink calamari, polenta with seafood, or seasonal vegetables (served in elaborate dishes).  The second foodie stop is a historic spot that will help you better understand the Venetian culture of 'bacari' and how to enjoy this experience while you’re flying solo around the city.  A few secret, hidden spots near the Rialto are up next, which will demonstrate the importance of moving just one street away from the tourist hordes, to get a little slice of Venice to yourself. The tour will end at the iconic Campo San Bortolomio, which is surrounded by great restaurants and shops. Your guide will be happy to help you with recommendations for continuing the fun or with directions to help you back to your accommodation.
Includes
  • Local English speaking guide
  • 5 glasses of wine
  • 4 Cicchetti dishes (local tapas)
  • 1 dessert
  • Traghetto gondola crossing
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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  • This tour is organized and led by the world's largest travel B-Corp certified company. B-Corp Certification measures a company’s social and environmental impacts and responsible tourism practices
  • Children below the age of 6 are not permitted to take part in this tour
  • Travelers aged 18+ must produce proof of COVID-19 vaccination on Intrepid Urban Adventures tours. Children aged 6-17 must present a negative COVID-19 test (PCR or lateral flow) conducted no more than 72 hours before your tour, proof of recovery dated no more than 9 months ago, or proof of vaccination
  • Starting February 1, 2022, the additional activities, including day tours, previously allowed with a basic green pass now require a super green pass. A Super Green Pass is valid up to six months from the time of the most recent vaccination (fully vaccinated). Please check your vaccine certificate and make sure you are within the 6-month time limit from your second dose or booster shot, before joining the tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 317 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Service
    4.8/5
  • Organization
    4.8/5

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Great experience walking around Venice with Camila (whom I have to thank for being so professional despite not feeling that great that day), having a great conversation and really good food. It’s a great chance to talk to a local and the food selection was excellent. I returned to one of the bars the next day to try some more of their food.

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June 4, 2022

This was our first time in Venice and what a beautiful city. This tour gave us the perfect opportunity to explore with the help of an expert local guide. She was very passionate about sharing the best bits of the city, as well as taking us to some lesser known places that we wouldn't have found on our own. The food that was included in the tour tasted amazing and the tour was topped off by a little gondola ride across the Grand Canal!

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April 28, 2022

excellent evening with our beautiful and informative host, helene. as a born and bred venetian , she brought a very interesting perspective and knowledge of venice, including the history. we had ample food and wine and appreciated the small group format. both my husband and i felt it was good value , and would highly recommend.

November 14, 2019

Product ID: 9449