Private Venice Cicchetti & Wine Tour

Join us for a tasty initiation into Venetian culture and discover some of the city’s top highlights, alongside a few hidden spots that only the locals know about! Learn the secrets of the Italian aperitivo, try some of the best wines from the Veneto and taste traditional local dishes on a private Italian adventure you’ll never forget.


  • Discover magical Venice with a local by your side

  • Drink like a Venetian at some of our favourite and most authentic bacari wine bars

  • Cross the famous canal on a traghetto gondola like the locals do and explore the heart of the city: Rialto.

  • Taste flavoursome regional wines and mouth-watering local cuisine

  • Get the lowdown on Venice and discover the secrets of the iconic and oh-so-Italian aperitivo, vino in hand

Local English-speaking guide
Food (4 Cicchetti dishes and 1 dessert)
Wine (5 glasses of wine)
Traghetto gondola crossing
Travel advice for your days in Venice
Tips or gratuities for guide
Important Information
What is included in the tour?

Local English-speaking guide, food and wine (5 glasses of wine, 4 Cicchetti dishes,1 dessert), Traghetto gondola crossing, and travel advice for your days in Venice.

What isn't included in the tour?

Items of a personal nature, and tips or gratuities for the guide.

Where do we meet?

Infront of Church of the Maddalena on the Maddalena Square, Cannaregio, Venezia

Where does the tour end?

Campo San Bortolomio

What is the duration of the tour?

2.5 hours

Are there any Covid-19 vaccination requirements?

While we strongly recommend that all travellers are vaccinated against COVID-19 to reduce the risk of transmission and avoid putting undue strain on healthcare services, vaccinations are not a requirement to join an Intrepid Urban Adventures tour. For further information, please review COVID-19 Health & Safety at

Can I cancel my tour?

Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity

What if I can't find my guide?

If you have any issues on the day of your tour, please call +49 802 446 795 41


Local Impact: How you taking this tour will benefit the local community:

  • All the stores and foodie spots we visit are 100% owned and run by locals, ensuring that the local population benefit from tourism to their city. So any inclusions on the tour and additional purchases you make will directly benefit the local community.
  • We will take you off the main tourist trail to some of the many hidden gem neighbourhoods beyond St Mark's Square, helping to ease tourist congestion,
  • You will pick up some responsible travel tips that will help you to be a greener traveller while you’re in the city
  • This private tour is the perfect introduction to Venice, giving you an overview of the city’s unrivalled history and a taster of its world-famous cuisine. Your adventure begins in the Cannaregio neighbourhood, one of the few remaining residential areas of Venice, known for being a popular after-work meeting spot for thirsty locals. We will take a gentle stroll around and chat about its 1,000-year history and your local guide will offer suggestions on other things to see and do during your stay. A ride in a traditional, stand-up traghetto gondola is next as we cross the Grand Canal the way the locals do. Once in Rialto, the food tasting can begin! Our first stop is at a small eatery, owned by a group of young locals with a passion for experimenting with traditional recipes, giving them a modern twist. Expect dishes such as black ink calamari, polenta with seafood or seasonal vegetables (served in elaborate dishes). Our second foodie stop is a historic spot that will help you better understand the envy-inducing culture of bacari in Venice and how to enjoy this experience while you’re flying solo around the city. A few secrets and hidden spots near the Rialto are up next, which will demonstrate the importance of moving just one street away from the tourist hordes, to get a little slice of Venice to yourself. Your private tour will end at Campo San Bortolomio, which is surrounded by great restaurants and shops. Your guide will be happy to help you with recommendations for continuing the fun or with directions to help you back to your accommodation.

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