Venice Food Tour Including Rialto Market and Cicchetti

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From $97.43

66 reviews   (4.80)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 3 hours

Departs: Venice, Venice

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Step away from the tourist trail to discover Venice’s culinary history from the days when the city was a major spice trade port through to the present day. As you learn about the influence of Venice’s maritime history, learn where the locals go to eat and hear tips for Venetian dishes to try. Explore the Rialto Market and visit a few of our favorite renowned cicchetti bars to enjoy Venetian-style "tapas" with wine.

What's Included

All food & beverage tastings

Expert local tour guide


Short local Gondola Ride

Small groups of 12 people or fewer

What's Not Included


Hotel pickup and drop-off

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 1
  • CHILD: Age: 2 - 14
  • ADULT: Age: 15 - 99

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Our group tour utilizes multiple areas that are not wheelchair/stroller accessible. Those with wheelchairs/strollers should contact us so we can arrange your visit.
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Those with dietary restrictions need to contact us before joining the tour so we can arrange your food.
  • Vegans and gluten free options can't be accomodated.
  • Walks comply with all local government regulations. You may need to wear a mask or provide proof of vaccination to enter certain venues. Please refer to Italy government guidelines for the most up to date information
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Soft drinks are available for kids instead of alcohol.
  • The tour covers different type of cicchetti and lunch.
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Venetian cuisine is closely connected to the sea. We enjoy a lot of seafood on this tour. We will do our best to provide alternatives for those who refrain from eating seafood but options may be limited.

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.

What To Expect

San Polo
Your first stop is the bacaro (wine bar) of choice among locals for an aperitif in the Rialto area. They’re known for their high-quality light bites and wine.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Mercati di Rialto
We’ll visit the twin hearts of Venice’s food scene; the Rialto Fruit and Vegetable Market and the Rialto Fish Market. As you peruse the overflowing aisles, your guide will explain how ancient trade routes and a strong maritime history have shaped the diets of Venetians; and how they still get the freshest fish from the Mediterranean.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Locals love this unfussy bar for its custom tramezzini sandwiches with high-quality Italian ingredients. This is the place where most people working in the Rialto area stop for lunch or for a quick break.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Great tour
FellowTraveler199054, 06-11-2022
Come hungry! Do not eat anything before coming. Delicious food and drinks. Loved learning about the culture and seeing the sights. Tour guide was welcoming, friendly and knowledgeable. Would highly recommend.
Take the Tour!
juliantcoyle, 05-11-2022
This tour was very well put together and I learned a lot about Venice and the food that is typically eaten there. Francesca B was a fantastic tour guide and she made the tour great. Highly recommend for anyone that likes walking, food, and hitting spots that are off the beaten path.
Rialto Fun
susanhO5244LV, 30-10-2022
Franchesa was a great guide for our eating tour. Knowledgeable, and funny it was a perfect fit. So much food, and so much information. Full morning!
Great way to discover Venetian cuisine
_xKeu_, 03-10-2022
Nicely organised with 4 different stops for local foods and drinks. My favorite was the black ink squid which looked scary but tasted great. Not too much walking, so easily completed. Just bring an open mind, empty stomach and enjoy.
History and food degustation - just wonderful!
458susanp, 26-09-2022
Jennifer was a great guide. She filled our heads and stomachs wonderfully! It was very interesting to wander through the markets - a great photo opportunity. We learnt a lot, ate a lot and thoroughly enjoyed this experience!

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