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Venice: Small Group Pasta and Tiramisu Class

1. Venice: Small Group Pasta and Tiramisu Class

During this private lesson, you will learn how to prepare 2 pasta recipes and the tiramisu dessert from scratch. Your Cesarina will reveal the tricks of the trade of these iconic recipes. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test and amaze your friends and family once home with an Italian meal! This experience is suitable for families with children of all ages.

Venice: 2.5-Hour Street Food Tour with a Local Guide

2. Venice: 2.5-Hour Street Food Tour with a Local Guide

Eat your way around Venice on a 2.5-hour tasting tour of some of the city's eateries, and get views of the historical monuments and attractions along the way. Begin in the San Marco district and stroll to the Rialto Bridge over the Grand Canal. Visit Rialto Market and marvel at the colorful fruit and vegetable stalls. Experience everyday life in the city as the locals come to purchase fresh fish and other ingredients. Next, go to Campo San Polo and enter the Basilica dei Frari. Pass the square of Campo San Bartolomeo, where the locals like to gather. Along the way, taste a wide range of food specialties, from regional cheeses to buranelli biscuits and traditional cakes. Sample some sweet tiramisù in the city where it was invented, and experience the unique culture of cicchetti, the tapas-like snacks loved by Venetians served in typically cozy bàcari (bars). End on the Campo Santa Margherita in the historical sestiere (district) of Dorsoduro near the university.  

Yummy Cooking Class In Venice

3. Yummy Cooking Class In Venice

The professional chef is Carolyn, an American married to a Venetian, who has lived in Italy for over 20 years, and has won numerous awards for her Venetian cooking. She will welcome you with a glass of prosecco to sip with "cicheti" (Venetian finger food). During the class, you will learn how to to make traditional Venetian dishes. You will learn how to create hand-made fresh pasta, following the traditional Italian style of pasta-making, filled with seasonal vegetables, meat, or both. You will also learn to make lovely, delicate Italian cookies, and a decadent Venetian creamy dessert. Your lesson ends enjoyably at the table (in the warm months it will be on the panoramic terrace, weather permitting). You will sit and taste your delicious creations, chatting over a nice glass of regional wine with Carolyn and any other lesson participants.

Venice: Prosecco Wine Tasting Tour

4. Venice: Prosecco Wine Tasting Tour

Discover the origins and history of the most famous sparkling Italian wine, Prosecco, on this full-day tour. Meet your wine expert guide in Piazzale Roma, close to the historical center of Venice, and enjoy the drive towards region where prosecco is produced in a comfortable van. During your trip, you will pass by the original region of prosecco, Conegliano Valdobbiadene, a complex of small towns and expanses of vineyards. Visit 2 traditional wineries to learn all the secrets of Prosecco production and have 2 wine tasting sessions. First, stop at a family-run winery for a guided tour of the vineyards. Enjoy a tasting session paired with a light lunch with local products like cheese, salami, bread, and seasonal vegetables. After lunch with a view, head to the second winery to meet the winemaker for a guided tour of the production. Learn more about the Charmat method and a second wine tasting session. At the end of this trip to the magical world of Prosecco land, return to the starting point.

Skip the Line: Hard Rock Cafe Venice

5. Skip the Line: Hard Rock Cafe Venice

Skip the line and enjoy priority access to Venice’s famous Hard Rock Cafe. Dine in style at the heart of one of Europe’s most charming and beautiful cities! Take your pick of delicious full-menu options: Gold Menu (2-course): Choice of main -  • Legendary burger • Moving Mountains burger • Grilled chicken sandwich • Chicken caesar salad • Twisted mac, chicken, and cheese pasta • BBQ pulled pork sandwich • Tupelo chicken tenders Dessert - • Brownie Diamond Menu (3-course): Choice of starter - • Caesar or house salad • Nachos to share (1 per every 3-4 guests) Choice of main - • Legendary burger • Moving Mountains burger • Smoked BBQ combo • Grilled salmon • Twisted mac, chicken, and cheese pasta • Steak salad • BBQ chicken Dessert - • Chocolate cake Choice of one beverage: • Soft drink, coffee, or tea  

Venice: Private Local Foodie Food Tour

6. Venice: Private Local Foodie Food Tour

Follow your local foodie guide to some of the best bacari, or wine bars, in Venice. After sampling your choice of local wine, an Aperol spritz, or Campari, get ready to taste your way through the city. Try traditional Venetian crustless sandwiches, or tramezzini, with ham and mushrooms at Rosa Salva, a pasticceria open since 1867 just a stone’s throw away from the Piazza San Marco. Keep walking towards an old fish market where you can try creamed codfish or marinated sardines. Make sure your belt is loosened for a must-try foodie haven hidden away just a few steps from the Rialto bridge. Indulge in everything from polenta bianca to fried seafood and pasta with squid ink.

Venice: Private Evening Tour w/ Drinks & Bites in Cannaregio

7. Venice: Private Evening Tour w/ Drinks & Bites in Cannaregio

See Venice come to life as the locals come out to unwind in one of the top areas in town, the Cannaregio district. Visit 3 of the best spots for a drink and a typical local bite like Cicchetti and Ombra. Visit beautiful sights with your local guide and nightlife expert. Enjoy local drinks such as wine, beer, cocktails, or non-alcoholic beverages paired with delicious bites typical of the region as you hop from hotspot to hotspot. Vegetarian alternatives cover every taste. Immerse yourself in Venices' vibrant nightlife with your tour guide and get to know the city.

Venice: Rialto Market Tour, Hands-On Cooking Class & Lunch

8. Venice: Rialto Market Tour, Hands-On Cooking Class & Lunch

Experience one of the most vibrant sites in Venice on a tour of the Rialto Market with a local chef. Select seasonal ingredients to prepare and cook an authentic Italian meal during a hands-on cooking class. Toast to your experience with a glass of wine. Step into the vibrant Rialto Market to learn the history of the market and the story of the food produced here (market visit is not included in the 6 PM experience). After the market tour, head to a typical Venetian home for your cooking class. Prepare a starter, main dish (with homemade pasta), and a dessert to enjoy at the end of your class. Sip on a glass of wine while you prepare authentic recipes. End your class by enjoying the fruits of your hard work, served with plenty of wine.

Venice: Boat Tour to Murano, Burano, Torcello & Fish Lunch

9. Venice: Boat Tour to Murano, Burano, Torcello & Fish Lunch

Your first stop will be the island of Murano. Sometimes referred to as the Island of Glass, where you will visit one of its famous glass factories and see the glass being manufactured and blown. If you don’t want to do this, you'll be able to walk around the island in total autonomy for about 1 hour. The next stop will be the island of Burano, where you'll have lunch in the typical restaurant 'Al Raspo de Ua'. You can enjoy a 4-course menu: a first course of pasta with fish sauce or seafood pasticcio and, as a main, fried or grilled fish. You can also try a nice slide of homemade cake! If you don't like fish or suffer from intolerances, vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free choices are available. The stop in Burano will last 2 hours in total. The excursion will continue with a visit to Torcello, the cradle of Venetian civilization, where you will spend around an hour. This island is inhabited only by a dozen people, you will see historical and artistic artworks, such as the Basilica of Santa Maria Assunta, the ruins of the Baptistery of San Giovanni Evangelista, Attila’s Throne, and the fabled Devil's Bridge. This Murano, Burano, and Torcello tour allows you to discover the 3 most important Venice lagoon islands and enjoy local Venetian dishes in a typical osteria.

Venice: Local Fish Market With Cicchetti, Lunch, and Wine

10. Venice: Local Fish Market With Cicchetti, Lunch, and Wine

On this tour, you'll hear your guide tell stories of the centuries-old Venetian wine bar culture and visit some of the most well-known bars and restaurants in the city. Try some local favourites as and be entertained with anecdotes from your local guide. Visit the area that was once the beacon for the Venitian empire, the Rialto market. Now it is one of the most interesting and exciting places to visit while in Venice. If you don't drink wine, there are a variety of alternatives to as well as plenty of different food options to please everyone. There are about 15 different tastings, including lunch at a famous restaurant, representative of what the Venetians would eat on a daily basis. You will also get to learn about how to order food and wine like a local in Venice, how to spot a high- quality restaurants as opposed to more touristy ones as well as the histories and traditions and why Cicchetti is so famous here in Venice. During the tour, you will go to the ancient wine bar that once was frequented by the famous, Casanova and has a delightful selection of Chicchetti (if they are closed on the day that you are booked for an alternative will be provided). Then, head to some of the other wonderful bars, each with their own unique story to tell. Then, have lunch at a famous restaurant with seasonal dishes. In the summer, be sure to sample some gelato at an artisanal gelato shop to end the tour on a sweet note.

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What people are saying about Venice

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 1,138 reviews

My wife and I really enjoyed our time in hard Rock Cafe Venice. We chose the platinum menu which we thought was exceptional value for money as you recieved a 3 course menu which was delicious. It was my wife's birthday and they sang happy birthday to her and brought her cake with a candle in it. It was really sweet of them to do this and my wife loved every minute in here. We had cocktails to finish(separate cost to the menu) but they were amazing. We even went in the merchandise shop afterwards and my wife saw a lovely sweater that she wanted for her birthday present. Overall,we can't fault the place at all.

This was a really great experience! The wine shop was lovely - cosy and authentic. Our host Marco was knowledgeable, kind, interesting and friendly, and we had a fab time. We got 4 glasses of prosecco each, a plate of snacks (crackers, meat and cheese), and lots of information about Venice and prosecco. Definitely worth booking! Thank you Marco! X

Well-chosen destinations, a nice little party and a great guide who came from the Prosecco region, giving a personal feel to the whole experience. The winery staff were friendly and tasting the delicacies last delicious.

Sylvia was a great guide. She was engaging, friendly and knowledgeable. The four of us greatly enjoyed the tour and would recommend the tour and Sylvia to all.

Hard Rock Cafe; worth going to the world’s smallest cafe.