Experience Venice like a Local: 5 Cicchetti & 5 Wines

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Duration: 2 hours

Departs: Venice, Venice

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

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Discover magical Venice with a local by your side. Drink like a Venetian at some of our favourite and most authentic bacari wine bars. Cross the famous canal on a traghetto gondola like the locals do and explore the heart of the city: Rialto. Taste flavoursome regional wines and mouth-watering local cuisine. Get the lowdown on Venice and discover the secrets of the iconic and oh-so-Italian aperitivo, vino in hand. This small group tour is limited to maximum 12 guests.

What's Included

Cross the famous canal on a traghetto gondola

Discover magical Venice with a local by your side

Drink 5 Glasses of Local Wine

Get personalised tips for the area's best bars and eateries.

Join Friendly Local English-speaking guide

Taste 4 Cicchetti dishes and 1 dessert

What's Not Included


Hotel pickup and drop-off

Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 6 - 11
  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 99

Additional Info

  • All the stores and foodie spots we visit are 100% owned and run by locals, ensuring that the local population benefit from tourism to their city. So any inclusions on the tour and additional purchases you make will directly benefit the local community.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • You will pick up some responsible travel tips that will help you to be a greener traveller while you’re in the city
  • Additional Information: There may be a change of itinerary according to opening times of bars and restaurants along the way depending on how crowded they are. However, all the bars you are taken to are of the same standard, so you will not be missing out
  • All tours follow the latest local health authority advice. Urban Adventures has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which recognises companies that have adopted health and hygiene global standardised protocols.
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Service animals allowed
  • We will take you off the main tourist trail to some of the many hidden gem neighbourhoods beyond St Mark's Square, helping to ease tourist congestion,

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

This tour is the perfect introduction to Venice, giving you an overview of the city’s unrivalled history and a taster of its world-famous cuisine.

We are starting our tour in one of the most historical squares in Venice. It’s chimeneys are iconic as are one of the few left in the city and the Round Church of La Maddalena is part of the masonic history of Venice.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

We will walk in the Cannaregio neighbourhood, one of the few remaining residential areas of Venice, known for being a popular afterwork meeting spot for thirsty locals. We will 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.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Canal Grande
We cross the Grand Canal as part of the tour in the traghetto gondola boat. It’s an experience to discover the main water canal of Venice and see how the life goes by in the “highway” of the city.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Ponte di Rialto
A few secret and 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 Rialto bridge, 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.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Food n Wine of the locals
Mike_B, 20-12-2022
Very nice tour and info on how the locals live, eat and drink. Whole family enjoyed it. Wandered the streets and visited places off the beaten path.
A Must Do in Venice
Escape191956, 16-12-2022
We thoroughly enjoyed this tour and greatly appreciated how Camila shared her knowledge of Venetian culture and food with us. Camila was the ideal guide who was well prepared for her tour and a good time manager. Her selection of cicchetti bars was spot on -- the food was delicious and the wines were fantastic! Definitely a 5 star experience!
Really enjoyable experience
Richard_B, 03-12-2022
Our guide was excellent and took us to some great places to experience the real Venice . Delighted with the experience
Fun experience!
Laura_F, 02-12-2022
Great experience! Learned about Venice and tried some great Venetian food and wine at fun spots! Sylvia was a fun tour guide. This was great to start off our time in Venice.
Amazing guide, spectacular food!
Rachel_M, 01-12-2022
We were very new to the Venice food scene, and had the best experience on this tour! Camilla was such a cool and knowledgeable guide for our small group of 3, and we learned a ton about Venice’s history as well as all the wine and food we tried.
The tour felt very curated and personalized, and Camilla was WONDERFUL and so engaging.
Highly recommend this tour for those looking to get a solid introduction to Venetian food culture!
Kramer family - thank you
Ronald_K, 29-12-2022
Alice was wonderful tour guide. Food and wine were excellent. Tour was fun and informative. It was good to see the other parts of Venezia.
What more could you want?
Leoghain_S, 07-01-2023
I don’t know what was more delightful, the cicchetti, or Camilla! We did this tour on our first day in Venice and it was the perfect introduction to Venetian culture, cuisine, and history. Camilla was so sweet and shared her personal experiences and preferences with us and gave us incredible insight and tips for eating (and drinking) your way through Venice. Definitely worth booking!
Must do!!!
Monika P, 07-01-2023
The guide was excellent, she was able to combine history with fun. She took us to places that locals visit. The food and the wine where delicious
Experience bar hopping like a local
Evan F, 03-01-2023
This was honestly one of the highlights of our entire trip to Italy. What could be more fun than walking the streets / canals of Venice while learning history, interacting with interesting people then sampling some delicious wines and cicchetti snacks?

We stopped at a number of spots while our guide told us the origins of each spot and why they served the specific cicchetti dishes they offered. Each was unique, some very unexpected but all were delicious and fun to try.

Would highly recommend this tour group and the great tour guides!
A great foodie tour
angelko85, 01-01-2023
Great tour , great history info and wonderful places to eat very local and great food. Our guide was great very knowledgeable

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