Guided Culinary Tour: Visit Rialto Market & Taste Venetian Cicchetti

4 reviews


  • Taste cicchetti, traditional Venetian bar food

  • A gourmet tour of Venice’s historic Rialto Market

  • Advice and recommendations from a specialist guide

  • A gondola ride on the Grand Canal

Essential info*

  • Digital voucher accepted

Duration 2hrs45 mins

  • English

Starting time 10:30 AM

Departure point/location

* All details will be sent to you upon reservation


Stroll through the heart of Venice, visit the Rialto Market, ride on a gondola and taste Venetian specialities during this walking tour themed around good taste and good fun!

The tour starts at the bustling Rialto food market. Your guide will help you navigate through the different stalls, showing you the fish market then the fruit and vegetable market. You’ll learn more about Venetian specialities, and how Venice’s history as a major trading post transformed the diet of its inhabitants. 

Leaving the market behind, your guide will take you to visit two different local bars to sample the Venetian style tapas cicchetti.

After this culinary tour, enjoy a moment of relaxation aboard a gondola as you travel down the Grand Canal to arrive at Cannaregio, Venice's old Jewish quarter.

The tour finishes at La Colonna, a typical Venetian restaurant, where the chef will serve you the pasta dish of the day accompanied by a glass of wine.


Good to know

  • Seasonal activity available March to October only (excluding August and exceptional dates):
    June, July + September: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
    March to May + October: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
  • Departure/end point: Rialto Bridge
  • If you have any food allergies, please inform us upon booking and notify your guide on the day of the tour
  • The tour takes place in groups of 12 people max., which ensure that all participants benefit fully from the guide’s commentary
  • In the event of rain or strong heat, the gondola ride is subject to cancellation and another itinerary will be proposed
Cancellation Terms & Conditions
No charges will be levied for cancellations made more than 3 days prior to the date of the activity (excluding special dates). After this time and in case of a no-show: 100% of the price. Any reservation made for special dates cannot be canceled, modified or refunded.

Price includes

  • The services of a guide
  • The culinary themed walking tour
  • Tasting of Venetian specialities
  • Lunch at La Colonna restaurant
  • The gondola ride

Not included

  • Tips (optional)
  • All other extras
  • Any food/drink not included in the tastings or set menu
  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off

Customer reviews

4 reviews
  • We had a great time with our tour guide Christina. Her passion and knowledge for Venetian food and drink was clearly evident. Would recommend this tour for anyone going to Venice.
    Richard C.
    Jul 25, 2016
  • The tour and the tour guide were wonderful,
    Jannette V.
    Jul 19, 2016
  • The food and flavours were amazing. Guide gave us a detailed description of Venecian culture and history through food.
    Emily K.
    Jul 6, 2016

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