Guided tour

Venice: Street Food Tour with a Local Guide and Tastings

Venice: Street Food Tour with a Local Guide and Tastings

From US$ 43.96 per person

Experience the flavors of Venice on a guided walking tour. Visit the Rialto Market, try tapas, such as "cicchetti," and admire historical highlights along the way, including Basilica dei Frari.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Learn about the food of Venice on a private walking tour
  • Sample the typical snacks unique to Venice
  • Go to Rialto Market and marvel at the vibrant colors of the produce on display
Full description

Eat your way around Venice on a tasting tour of some of the city's eateries, and see historical monuments along the way. Follow your foodie guide through the historic Rialto Market alongside the Grand Canal. End at Campo Santa Margherita square, surrounded by local restaurants and farmers’ markets. Meet your guide in the San Marco district. Cross the Rialto Bridge to visit the 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.  

  • Food tastings
  • Guide
  • Walking tour
  • Drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet the guide in Campo San Bartolomio next to the statue. Your guide will be holding a sign that says "Food Tour".

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Refunds will not be issued if the tour is missed due to late or non-arrival of your cruise ship
  • On booking, please provide your mobile phone number including country code in case of an emergency
  • You can choose the morning tour or the afternoon tour. Please note that in the afternoon the fish market is closed
  • The fish market is closed on Sundays, Mondays, and Italian holidays
  • Gluten-free diet cannot be accommodated
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 553 reviews

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We really enjoyed the tour! Maria was very personable, competent and recognizable with a lot of commitment and joy on the road with us. The restaurants and shops were well selected and the samples were really tasty. Although we have been to Venice many times, we have learned some new things! And we got more than full. Thank you for a very nice tour!

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November 17, 2022

Our guide Denis was wonderful! He was super kind and knowledgeable. The food could have been better. The fried things were greasy, the “balls” were dry, and the little sandwiches were hit or miss. Dessert was lovely and we can’t say enough good things about Denis! It was a nice tour. Maybe the kitchens were having an off night.

November 11, 2022

Our tour guide Dennis made the trip absolutely amazing. He was funny, friendly, and accommodating. The food was great and as adventurous as you’d like it to be as there are multiple options. If you’re able to get Dennis this tour is a 10/10, his knowledge of the city makes it almost a historic tour/ food tour hybrid.

November 10, 2022

Product ID: 87869