Best of Venice Food Tour

Eating, drinking & sightseeing downtown Venice.

History and hospitality in the Canal City of Venice!

This exciting 4-hour food and history tour of osterias, trattorias, pastry shops and wine bars will introduce you to the history, food and culture of the intriguing city of Venice. It’s a great introductory tour for the long or short-term traveler to the region.

Leave your worries behind when you meet our expert, accomplished English-speaking guide. See historic points of interest as you stroll casually to unique local bistros, delis and restaurants. Begin in the lively ancient marketplace of Campo San Giacometto.

Immerse yourself in Venice as you mingle with locals and sample cicchetti, the tapas-style appetizers so popular in the region. Made with choice, locally sourced meats, cheeses and produce, cicchetti are a great introduction to the robust flavors of Venetian cuisine. Become acquainted with fellow travelers as you wander the narrow streets and alleyways of this intriguing city by the sea. Sample mouthwateringly fresh olives and perhaps a silken polenta topped with fresh seafood.

Elena was a superb guide during our food tour in Venice. She took us off the beaten path to explore the true local corners of the city. The food was delicious and we even took doggy bags :-) Thank you guys for a fabolous expereince - Lory M., Scranton, Pensylvania, USA

Enjoy a feast for the senses as you travel through town soaking in the sights and sounds, and savoring the flavors that await you at each eatery. Photograph breathtaking views and ancient architecture as you imagine life in ancient times.

Peruse the stalls of produce markets and marvel at the great variety of fresh fish caught daily. Cross the Rialto Bridge to an interesting 18th Century osteria famous for its cicchetti.

Sip a local wine, perhaps a Prosecco, and relax in contentment as you watch the world go by. The historic Campo San Bartolomeo is next, with the Marco Polo House, Casanova’s haunts, beautiful churches and world-famous works of art.

Your guide has captivating tales to tell, and interesting bits of trivia. Did you know that the Bellini cocktail originated here? In the ancient Campo Santi Giovanni e Paolo, an exceptional pastry shop is prepared for your arrival. Here you will enjoy world-famous Tiramisu and a refreshing cup of coffee.

Did you know that Italians were not coffee drinkers until Venetians acquired a taste for it? The Food Tour of Venice is easily accessible from local hotels. Our English-speaking guide possesses a wealth of regional knowledge and will be happy to help you plan additional excursions.

The art, history, food and wine of Venice are waiting to be explored! Bring your appetite to enjoy a full meal while on tour.