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Venice
Venice Food Tour
Taste local specialties through this private food tour!
Cultural Visit
3 hours
Private Certified Guide
Food & Cuisine
DESCRIPTION

There is more to Venetian food than just pizza or pasta!
Meet your private, experienced foodie guide and follow them inside the famous Rialto Market (at the foot of Rialto Bridge). This is where the locals buy the freshest ingredients such as vegetables, meat and, of course, fish.
The tasting really begins after taking a traghetto (special public gondola) to cross the Grand Canal and head to Cannaregio, one of the 6 districts located in the north west of Venice. Walk into 2 delightful and typical taverns to taste specialties such as cod paste on bread, fried vegetables, fried meatballs, anchovies, cheese… These all come in bite-size portions and are kid-friendly although still very traditional. Think of tapas, but here in Venice they are known as cicchetti and are part of the local tradition.
The tour ends at a chocolate shop (winter) or ice cream parlor (summer) depending on the season. A perfect way to end a food tour when visiting Venice with children.


This tour is available in the following languages : English, Italian

Meeting Point: Rialto Bridge
Finish: Last restaurant in Cannaregio

PRICE PER FAMILY
575
MINIMUM AGE
6 years
DURATION
3 Hours
PHOTOS
INCLUSIONS
A private, experienced foodie guide who knows how to keep the children engaged
A private food tour, with tastings in 3 different traditional places
A visit to the Rialto Market
EXCLUSIONS
Transfer to and from the start and finish points
Tips and purchases such as souvenirs
Any food or drinks that are not included in the food tour
HIGHLIGHTS
Delicious cicchetti (bite size portions like tapas)
Fried meatballs
Cheeses
Gelato
FAQ's
Is this a private activity?
It sure is. Your family members will be the only ones participating in this food tour. There will be other people (regular clients) in the restaurants you will visit as they are not made private for your family.
Are the parents staying with the children or separated?
We always promote a family-bonding moment, where parents and children enjoy an activity together as a family. So, parents and children will not be separated. However, if you choose to send your children on this activity alone, it is possible, provided that a babysitter accompanies the children regardless of the age, for insurance purposes (our guides are not responsible for the children).
How much food will we be tasting?
The quantity of food tasted would be equivalent to a full (normal sized) meal for adults.
How long are we staying in the market?
You will be in the market for your guide to explain to you some of the local culinary traditions and for you to visit some of the stalls, and then you will cross over to your tastings.
Can we choose another area for our food tour?
Generally, all the food tours are done near the Rialto Market, but when you have a cruise ship of 2,000 people coming in to taste local food there, the experience is ruined. Therefore, we have designed a more traditional and off-the-beaten-track itinerary for a genuine experience. Should you want to explore another area of Venice, let us know well in advance so we can arrange it (extra cost may apply depending on the price of food in the restaurants of the desired area). Depending on the distance, the visit to the Rialto Market may be removed.
Is it suitable for kids under 6 years old?
Kids under 6 years old are welcome to join. They might not like all of the food tasted, but they can at least try. Just remember that the foodie guide is not a babysitter.
Is the food gluten free / can you cope with food allergies or other intolerances?
We can adapt to any food allergy or intolerance as long as this information has been given to us prior to the day of the activity. If information is given during the tour, your guide will do their best to adapt to your needs and tastes.
Can you make kosher food tastings (or any other special meals)?
Yes we can. Here too, please give this information ahead of time so the adapted the tour. Depending on the price of the meals in the area, extra costs may or may not be added.
What if it rains?
You will spend most of the time in the restaurants and in the market, so if it rains, the tour will be maintained.
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