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Eat Like a Local: 3-hour Venice Small-Group Food Tasting Walking Tour

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Venezia, Italy
Eat Like a Local: 3-hour Venice Small-Group Food Tasting Walking Tour

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icon2 hours 30 minutes to 3 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 4 more
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Overview

There’s much more to Italian food than pizza and pasta, and this Venice tasting tour offers a delicious introduction to Venetian cuisine. Get an insider’s perspective on where to drink and dine in the city, and sample an array of local specialties including fresh seafood, homemade gelato, traditional Venetian cookies, and regional wines.
  • Visit several bars, restaurants and foodie hotspots around Venice
  • Sample different regional foods, like fresh seafood, Venetian wines, and homemade gelato
  • Admire the beautiful canals and historic landmarks of Venice on a guided walking tour
  • Small-group tour ensures a personalized experience
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Campo San Giacomo di Rialto , Campo S. Giacomo di Rialto, 30125 Venezia VE, Italy

Meet your guide by the fountain in front of the Chiesa San Giacomo di Rialto (Rialto San Giacomo church), behind the famous Rialto bridge. The exact address is Campo S. Giacomo di Rialto, 1. Your guide will be holding a sign reading "Savor Italy Tours".

Rialto Bridge , Sestiere San Polo, 30125 Venezia VE, Italy

The tour ends near the Rialto Bridge

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A maximum of 15 people per tour
  • In case the day of your tour falls on a holiday or a day where lots of some restaurants are closed, we will still make sure that you will have the same amount of food if not more food than usual,with wine and always with the minimum of 6 stops
  • All bookings are automatically confirmed unless received within 48 hours, then the booking will be subjected to availability. We will offer an alternative date or time if there is no availability at the time that the customers choose.
  • The customers should show up at least 6 minutes prior to the starting time on the voucher to make sure they are at the correct meeting point and report to the tour coordinator or guide that day before the starting time of the tour on the voucher. It is the responsibility of the customers to try to reach us by phone or send us an email in case the guide could not be located BEFORE the starting time of the tour. In case your phone does not work, there are many shops, and restaurants around the departure point that will let customers make a phone call for free or one Euro. Failure to contact us PRIOR TO the starting time of the tour in case you need help with direction or will be arriving late and joining the tour later, and late arrivals will be considered " no show". Our restaurants and stops are very famous so we have to start strictly on time, so it is very important that you are at the meeting point at least 5 minutes before the departure time and call us if you could not located our guide or tour coordinator.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY J&H Enterprises, LLC
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • 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.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Eat Like a Local: 3-hour Venice Small-Group Food Tasting Walking Tour?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Eat Like a Local: 3-hour Venice Small-Group Food Tasting Walking Tour.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Eat Like a Local: 3-hour Venice Small-Group Food Tasting Walking Tour?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Eat Like a Local: 3-hour Venice Small-Group Food Tasting Walking Tour.

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  • "Do not expect pizza or pasta because they are not Venetian dishes." See review
  • "We had a very hard time finding our tour so go early in case you get lost." See review
  • "Pay no attention to the haters and their reviews below." See review

Reviews

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star-5
Dream Tour for Food Lovers and Everyone!
Laura_T
, Jul 2022
What an incredible tour! So fun, excellent food at places we wouldn't have found on our own. Such a fun and knowledgeable guide, Stacy! She was so wonderful and accommodating especially with our toddler! I wish I could do this same tour in every city I visit!
star-5
Enjoyable
Cristy_L
, Jul 2022
The tour guide was friendly and fantastic! We enjoyed the tasting many different types of foods and sweets. The coconut and mango gelato was a favorite!
star-5
Great food tour
Cheryl_D
, Jul 2022
All of the wonderful and helpful information from Holly, and enjoying all the stops on our tour with the rest of the group. The variety of food was excellent!
star-1
They canceled on us and did not refund our money.
Son_H
, Jul 2022
The night before the tour, they texted me and said they did not have any availability so they asked if I could do a different time. None of the offered times worked for us so I asked for a cancellation and full refund. They agreed to process the refund. It has been over 2 weeks and still no refund. They are not replying anymore.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Dear Son, the refund has been processed, and the usual time frame is 10 to 15 business days to receive your refund and your bank to post the credit to your account. Thank you for your understanding. Also, your review made it sound like we canceled on your the night before, however, as you booked the night before we responded the night before that there is availability for extra 1 , not for 4 people. Thank you again
star-5
Perfect evening in Florence
Sharon_R
, Jun 2022
Wonderful tour! Food was delicious, accompanied by interesting explanations of Tuscan traditions and food culture. Highly recommend this tour!
star-5
Fantastic food tour
Susan_B
, Jun 2022
Wow! What I learned is - locals eat a LOT of really delicious food! Our guide, Holly, was wonderful explaining things like: how to tell a good gelato, the difference between a "local spot" and one frequented by tourists, how to save money when traveling to Venice, and where to get some great photos. We also ate and drank our way through some of the best spots in Venice where we enjoyed spaghetti with clams, cicchetti, salami, prosciutto, cheeses, truffle oil, raw scampi (surprisingly good), pastries, gelato and wine! Anthony Bourdain or Stanley Tucci would be jealous!
star-5
Best part of our trip to Venice
Charlotte_C
, Jun 2022
Incredible tour! Holly our tour guide was amazing and the food, drinks, and sites were 10/10! Great value and would absolutely recommend it.
star-5
Good tour
Dexter_J
, Jun 2022
Guido was funny and very informative. The tour was fun. Food was tasty. Good tour as a start of our stay in Venice. We managed to see places that we may not have gone to.
star-5
Great tour
Marianne_G
, Jun 2022
Loved the tour and the food. Learned a lot about Venetian history and food culture. Went to places we would otherwise not have found!
star-5
Stacy was fantastico! Good history lessons mixed in with excellent food offerings and generous wine tasting
Anonymous
, Jun 2022
A beautiful couple in our group made for an unbelievable memory. He went down on one knee and proposed in the middle of our tour. It was fantastico!!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Come Hungry, leave happy
danny_I
, Jun 2022
Great experience. Come hungry as part of the tasting was a full meal. Our tour guild was fantastic. Fun, personable, and knowledgeable.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Venetian delights
christinaaparis
, Jun 2022
Anna was very knowledgeable and friendly and really helped us enjoy all of the amazing Venetian foods and wines- happily recommend
star-5
Yum!
Kelly_M
, Jun 2022
We ate so many amazing cicchetti and drank delicious apertivo. The mortadella with pistachios was our favorite! The guide was friendly, helpful and informative. We did this tour on our first night in Venice after landing that morning and it was a perfect I traduction to the city and its food. Highly recommend!
star-5
Highly recommend this food tour.
Linda_R
, Jun 2022
Every stop was wonderful. The food was local and delicious! Our guide Anna was so friendly and kind. It was a great introduction to the food scene in Venice.
star-5
This is how to not eat like a tourist in Venice!
Jennifer_G
, Jun 2022
This was a fantastic tour! Our guide really knew the area well, was able to tell us how to avoid the tourist trap eateries, and find the authentic Venice. I can’t recommended enough!
star-5
Oh the food!
Louise_S
, Jun 2022
Stacey was awesome! The mounds of information and stories she told us what fascinating. And the food..wow. I would definitely recommend this adventure.
star-1
Canceled at the last min then ghosted me
Lesley_S
, Jun 2022
Was contacted late ( i was already in Venice - took a train from pordenone - and walking to the venue ) to inform me that there was a change in time. I was unable to shift my schedule to accommodate. Was told they will offer a refund, after I said ok to the refund, they never replied. Two days later and they have still not replied.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Dear Lesley, we contacted a few days before the tour first of all, And we only asked you to move 15 mins later ! when you arrived late to Venice as your train was delayed and you wouldn't have made it to your tour at 10:45 am on time anyway nor the later tour , you decided not to join the tour. The change is on your end. If you are making up all these lies to get your refund then please rest assure that your refund has already been processed !!!! And we told you you d get a refund. I don't know what else to say when we already told you you d get a refund? The refund takes about 7 business days to process and it s only been 2 days ??!!!!
star-5
Wonderful experience
Justin_C
, Jun 2022
Wonderful experience. Our leader took us to some great places to eat. I don’t drink and I like how she got me extra food instead of the wine.
star-5
A highlight of our time in Venice!
Rebekah_M
, Jun 2022
We had a great time walking around Venice and trying food and drinks at restaurants we would never have found or paid attention to on our own. Holly was a knowledgeable and friendly guide who gave us lots of tips!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Fun afternoon
Dana_W
, Jun 2022
Anna was a great guide and very sweet. Tried new favorites that I would not have if not for the tour 🤗

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