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Venice Urban Adventures

#8 of 152 Tours in Venice
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Address: Cannaregio, 30121 Venice, Italy
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+39 348 980 8566
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Local Food & Wine Tour in Venice/ Off-The-Beaten track tour itineraries...

Local Food & Wine Tour in Venice/ Off-The-Beaten track tour itineraries on request / Yoga, Beach & Brunch Summer Tours.

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US$85.75*
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Venice Food Tour: Cicchetti and Wine
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US$121.12*
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Venice Water Taxi Cruise plus Aperitivo
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US$38.59*
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Small Group Sweet Taste of Venice with Dessert Samples and Coffee

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A fun way to see the less-traveled Venice while eating and drinking.

Take the Cicchetti-and-wine-tour on your first evening in Venice. Finding the meeting place to start the tour is an adventure. Just remember that all signs point/lead to St... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 May 2016
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Saint Helena Island, South Carolina
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Saint Helena Island, South Carolina
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103 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

Take the Cicchetti-and-wine-tour on your first evening in Venice. Finding the meeting place to start the tour is an adventure. Just remember that all signs point/lead to St Marks or the Rialto Bridge. Our guide lives in Venice and gave us a first-hand guidance on how to get around, where to eat, how to use water taxis, etc. We would... More 

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CeciliaCy, Manager at Venice Urban Adventures, responded to this review

Thank you for your amazing feedback! We are really happy to read the great experience you had during our Cicchetti & Wine food tour! We are glad that thanks to our tour you discovered another side of Venice! We hope to see you again in another Urban Adventures tour soon! Regards from the entire team of Venice Urban Adventures! More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

Our guide was Iole, and she was lovely. Spoke perfect English and gave us all kinds of history and tips for how to enjoy Venice, too. The people on the tour were really fun, from all over UK and US, and the food and wine were amazing. Definitely recommend this tour!

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CeciliaCy, Manager at Venice Urban Adventures, responded to this review

Thank you! Grazie mille! We are really happy to read the great experience you had during our Cicchetti & Wine food tour! We are glad to read that despite the rain and thanks to the great work of Iole, our team leader, you had an amazing time! We hope to see you again soon in one of the many food... More 

Prague
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34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

We took the wine and cicchetti tour and were not dissappointed! Despite really bad weather, our guide Clare was shining for the whole time and was recommending things all the time. We returned to some of the places we visited several times and took advantage of most of her advice. Thanks a lot to Urban Adventures and especially Clare!!

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CeciliaCy, Manager at Venice Urban Adventures, responded to this review

Thank you! Thank you for joining us for our Cicchetti & Wine food tour in Venice! We are really happy to read the great experience you had during our tour with Claire! Also, it is rewarding that despite the bad weather, the experience was fantastic! We hope to see you again in another Urban Adventures tour around the World soon!... More 

Falls Church, Virginia
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

Claire was knowledgable and gracious with answering my questions. I have fallen in love with Venice and I just want to keep learning more. As a background, we bought Rick Steves book and Lonely Planet travel books for Venice. Dump those things. Not worth it. It is worth the price of going with Claire just to have her tell you... More 

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CeciliaCy, Manager at Venice Urban Adventures, responded to this review

Thank you for your amazing feedback! We are really happy to read the great experience during the Cicchetti & Wine food tour with our Urban Adventures tour leader, Claire! We are glad you enjoyed the entire tour including the food & wine on tour! And we are also happy to see that after much research you enjoy our Cicchetti &... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

I wanted to do a walking tour of Venice in the evening so I was free in the day to visit museums. This one not only covers some history and orientation to Venice, but you get food and wine? Sign me up! Simona was a great local guide. The groups are kept to a 14-person minimum due to the small... More 

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CeciliaCy, Manager at Venice Urban Adventures, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful feedback! We are really happy to read the great time you had with Simona during the Cicchetti & Wine food tour of Venice! We hope to see you again soon in another Urban Adventures destination! Regards from Simona and the rest of the Venice Urban Adventures team! More 

Atascadero, California
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

This tour was very informative. Francesca was an awesome guide. Although it was a food and wine tour, she explained the various architecture materials, and why they were used as we walked. I have been to Venice twice previous and never had been given the information and history of Venice that we received on this tour. The wines were excellent... More 

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CeciliaCy, Manager at Venice Urban Adventures, responded to this review

Thank you! Grazie! We are really happy to read the great time during the Cicchetti & Wine food tour with Francesca! We hope to see you again soon in another Urban Adventures destination! Regards from Francesca and the rest of the team in Venice! More 

London, England, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

The guide was lovely, very friendly, and it was such a lovely way to see Venice and learn interesting things about the history and culture!

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CeciliaCy, Manager at Venice Urban Adventures, responded to this review

Thank you! We are really happy you describe our tour as "The Best way to see Venice"! It is really rewarding to read the great experience you had with Urban Adventures in Venice! We hope to see you again soon in another Urban Adventures destination! Regards from the entire team of Venice Urban Adventures! More 

Brisbane
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84 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

Thanks to our lovely host, Simone, who wrangled our group of 6 couples through an entire evening of eating, drinking and merriment. 3 x Aussie couples,, 1 x USA, 1 x Belgian and 1 x UK couple. We were old friends by the end of the evening, and six of us decided to continue the party at the end of... More 

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CeciliaCy, Manager at Venice Urban Adventures, responded to this review

Thank you! Grazie mille! Thank you for your great feedback showing how much fun you had during the Cicchetti & Wine food tour with Simona. Also how much you learned about the local insights of Venice! Thank you again and we hope to see you again soon in another Urban Adventures tour! Regards from the entire team in Venice! More 

London, United Kingdom
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151 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016

We met Simonia with our mixed party Indian , American and English. She was great, took us around the back streets of Venice and into a selection of small local bars with local food

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CeciliaCy, Manager at Venice Urban Adventures, responded to this review

Thank you! Thank you for your great feedback about our Cicchetti & Wine tour with Simona! We are glad you had a nice experience with Urban Adventures and we hope to see you again soon in another our our partners destinations! Kind Regards from Simona and the rest of the Venice Urban Adventures team! More 

Avila Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

We loved the historical walk through the market and back streets with Francesca. She was welcoming and so knowledgeable. The five wine stops with "finger food" was delicioso and we knew where to go on subsequent days.

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CeciliaCy, Manager at Venice Urban Adventures, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful feedback! We are glad to read the great experience you had during the Cicchetti & Wine Food tour with Francesca! Also happy to read that thanks to our tour you had lots of local tips to use the following days in Venice! We hope to see you again soon in another Urban Adventures tour! Regards... More 

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The Rialto Bridge is the most famous sight along the Grand Canal in San Polo, smallest of Venice's six sestieri (districts) and by far the busiest neighbourhood. Morning Venetians arrive to peruse the markets for fish, fruit and vegetables, while shops display goods from cheese to wine to desserts. San Silvestro and Rialto Market vaporetto (water taxi) stops add to the steady stream of foot traffic. San Polo is defined by churches including Basilica dei Frari, one of the most important churches sought by art lovers.
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