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The Venetian Aperitif - Traditional Food & Wine Experience in Venice

4.5 / 5 total 10 reviews
Duration: 1 to 2 hours
Tour ID: 2483
Overview

Get ready to lose yourself in unexpected delights and the real side of Venice, with a guided tour of Venice while tasting its traditional “cichetti” (snacks) and wine.

It is said that to really understand a country you should taste its food. This is particularly true in Italy, with its everlasting culinary tradition and where good food is still an essential part of everyday life. This is true also in Venice.

Let a local tour guide take you on a guided tour to discover Venice while tasting its traditional “cichetti” (snacks) and wine.

“It’s always Ombra & Cichetti Time”

The magic of Venice lies in the labyrinth of its back alleys and the thriving “bacari” that are hidden there, away from the crowds and touristic places.

The bacari are characteristic little bars where locals use to stroll in the evening or while heading home from work, between an “ombra” and a “cicchetto”. "Ombra" in Venetian dialect means "glass of wine", while "cicchetto" is the traditional snack locals use to have while sipping their wine.

Get ready to lose yourself in unexpected delights and the real side of Venice, with lively locals and their traditions.

Highlights
  • Experience the thriving 'barcari' (little bars) that are hidden away from crowds and touristic areas
  • Discover Venice while tasting its traditional “cichetti” (snacks) and wine.
  • Lose yourself in unexpected delights and the real side of Venice, with lively locals and their traditions.
  • Visit the Campo San Bartolomeo and the Rialto Area
Good to Know
  • Languages offered on activity/tour Languages offered on activity/tour: English, German, French, Spanish
  • Duration Duration: 1 to 2 hours
  • Printed Voucher Accepted Printed Voucher Accepted
  • Available April - October 2019Available April - October 2019
  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start timeCheck-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time
  • This tour is available on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 18.00 from 1st April to 31st October 2018This tour is available on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 18.00 from 1st April to 31st October 2018
  • Easy Cancellation Easy Cancellation
    Cancel up to 1 day in advance for a full refund
  • Instant Confirmation Instant Confirmation
  • Cut-off TimeCut-off Time
    Available to be booked until 4 hours before the tour starts. We reserve the option to confirm the tour or not due to availability.
Inclusions
  • Tasting of 3 types of cicchetti and 3 types of wine at local bacari
  • Professional tour guide
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks not stated in Inclusions
  • Hotels pickup/drop off
Meeting Point
In front of Goldoni Statue in Campo San Bartolomeo Please be sure to get there at least 15 minutes prior to tour starting time
Know Before You Go
  • Possible drinks for children are NOT included and must be paid directly on spot
  • This tour does not include entrance to main sites and it will completely take place outside (only external comments of the various sites will be provided)
  • No refund will be accepted for no shows or late arrivals.
  • The tour will take place also with rain, in the event of exceptional high tide it might be cancelled and refund will be provided
  • Please note that wine will be replaced by soft drinks for travelers under 18 years old
  • Languages: English: Tuesday, Friday and Saturday / German: Friday / French: Saturday / Spanish: Tuesday
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Reviewed by Sophie IE   April 06, 2018
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I love food tours and always go on one when I am on holiday. I took my niece to Italy and we both really enjoyed this tour. Our guide knew an incredible amount about the history of Venice as well as the food and we felt like locals sipping our wine in the narrow back streets. I thoroughly recommend this tour and the tour company. I was so impressed that I wrote my review the very same evening.

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Reviewed by Mika and Bruce AU   April 04, 2018
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For us, the timing and the route were great. It gave us an insight to some of the streets away from the main ones. We stopped at some unique places and really enjoyed the culinary delights on offer. These little snacks and wine set us up nicely for dinner later in the evening. Thank you for providing us with a wonderful kind guide and a very enjoyable tour.
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Reviewed by T Granger ZA   April 03, 2018
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The tour content was exactly what we were looking for! Our guide was so friendly and informative and just great company. We were so impressed that we booked another tour with this company.
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Reviewed by Helen and Gillian GB   April 03, 2018
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Wrap up warm as April is still a little chilly in Venice at night. We walked, drank and ate our way through the history and culinary delights of Venice and do not think that you cannot bring children along on this tour. We took our 12 year old daughter and she really enjoyed herself as well (without the alcohol).
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Reviewed by P KRISTIANSEN NO   April 01, 2018
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ABSOLUTELY LOVED THE TOUR AND I HAVE RECOMMENDED IT TO MY FRIENDS
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Reviewed by Tammy2001 US   April 01, 2018
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We liked the small group size - it was easy to hear the guide, keep up with the group and get to know people. The tasty little snacks were wonderful and so was the wine.
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Reviewed by Lemaitre FR   October 26, 2017
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VERY INTERESTING, LOVED THE HISTORICAL INFORMATION TO GO WITH THE FOOD AND DRINK.
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Reviewed by Lena Welsh MT   October 17, 2017
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The great thing about this tour was that everyone got to know each other. We have always found food and drink tours a unique way to get to know a city and this tour was just perfect. I cannot speak highly enough of how this tour enhanced our Venetian experience.
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Reviewed by Petra Varga SK   October 06, 2017
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it was our first venice food tour. we loved the chichetti and the streets with the cafes.
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Reviewed by Brenda Cocozza US   September 30, 2017
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This was one of the highlights of our trip. We cannot praise this tour highly enough, our guide was brilliant, so knowledgeable and enthusiastic! We were taken to some amazing places and served beautiful food and wine and in the end it felt like we had been out with a bunch of our friends. In fact, an English couple who were on the tour joined us for more drinks later in the evening. A very nice evening spent in Venice.
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