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Venice Urban Adventures

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Address: Cannaregio, 30121 Venice, Italy
Phone Number: +39 348 980 8566
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: Local Food & Wine Tour in Venice/ Off-The-Beaten track tour itineraries on...
Local Food & Wine Tour in Venice/ Off-The-Beaten track tour itineraries on request / Yoga, Beach & Brunch Summer Tours.
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Great night out

Our guide Elizabeth was a passionate Venetian who was keen to show us another side of Venice rather than going to all the normal tourist sites. Brilliant night visiting the small... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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Hythe, United Kingdom
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Hythe, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW via mobile

Our guide Elizabeth was a passionate Venetian who was keen to show us another side of Venice rather than going to all the normal tourist sites. Brilliant night visiting the small bars and eating what many would call Tapas. With any of these tours your fellow Venetians- Elizabeth does not want you to look as yourselves as tourists- can make... More 

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

Thank you for your great review! We are really happy to read you had a great time in our Cicchetti & Wine tour with Elisabetta! We hope to see you back in Venice soon or in another Urban Adventures destination! Kind Regards from the entire Venice Urban Adventures team! More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

This was one of our favorite tours we have ever done! Great mix of history, culture, walking and of course eating. Was great to have someone local to help us get a taste of Venice without feeling like that obnoxious American tourist elbowing their way into the tiny local bars and osterias! Great tour, would definitely recommend.

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

Dear Anna, Thank you for your amazing review! We are really happy to read that our Cicchetti & Wine tour has been one of the best tours ever for you! We hope you visit some of our Urban Adventures partners destinations soon! Kind Regards from the entire Venice Urban Adventures! More 

Darwin, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

This was an amazing adventure to see the hidden beauty of Venice, gain some local knowledge and lingo of the city, and experience food and drink in places that would mostly go unnoticed if you didn't know what to look for. We took a gondola ride across the grand canal, 14 people standing in the boat - an adventure in... More 

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Thank you for your wonderful review! We are really happy to read you had an amazing time on tour with Elisabetta! We hope this experience made you think about Venice differently, rather than a touristy place but a community! We hope to see you back in another Urban Adventures destination soon! Kind Regards from the entire Venice Urban Adventures team! More 

Livonia, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The quality of the food, wine, and tour guide was amazing. Our guide offered great tips for getting the most out of a visit to Venice and took us to incredible wine bars -- each offering its own unique character, selection of food, and delicious wine. Highly recommended.

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Thank you! Grazie mille! Thank you for your amazing review about our Cicchetti & Wine Food Tour in Venice! We are really happy you had a great time on tour with us! It is great you loved all the local food & wines included on tour! We hope we made you already think about a second trip to Venice! We... More 

Bedford, Texas
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51 reviews 51 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Clair was outstanding great energy and in depth information provided touring tips and eating places would use here again

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

Thank you for your great review! We are really happy to read you had a great time with Claire in our Cicchetti & Wine tour! We are really proud of our Tour Leaders and read this comments about their knowledge make us even more happy about our team! We hope to see you soon in another Urban Adventures destination! Kind... More 

Geilenkirchen, Germany
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46 reviews 46 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We had a great time on this tour! Our guide was great and very knowledgable and went at a good pace. We really enjoyed the food and getting more of a local experience made our trip! We even went back to some of the places the next day because the food was so good! The wine was also pretty amazing!... More 

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Thank you for your amazing review! It is really rewarding to read how much you enjoyed the entire Cicchetti & Wine tour in Venice! We hope to see you soon in another Urban Adventures destination! Kind Regards from the entire Venice Urban Adventures team! More 

Kidderminster, UK
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We were running VERY late due to a delayed flight, and a slightly misunderstood time difference (whoops I forgot the hour diff!), and we had 8 minutes to spare in our hotel before racing out to do this tour. It was completely worth rushing to get there. The tour guide was Giovanna and she was brilliant. the first hour was... More 

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Dear Sally, Thank you so much for your fantastic review! We are extremely happy to read that after all the rushing to arrive to the tour, you had an amazing time with Giovanna on tour! We are glad your 10th anniversary was during our tour, giving you a different but enjoyable night! We hope to see you back in Venice... More 

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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We cannot speak highly enough of the morning cicchetti and wine tour with Elizabetta. The joy, the fun, the food, the company were outstanding. Elizabetta's passion for her home and its people were obvious and she drew us into the culture. We were 4 weeks into a 19 week trip around during the globe, yet we can easily see that... More 

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A Thank You is not enough to express how grateful we are for your review! Grazie from the entire team of Venice Urban Adventures for these amazing words! We hope to see you in one of our Urban Adventures partners destinations real soon! Kind Regards from the team in Venice! More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We booked a cicchetti and wine tour with Urban Adventures during a recent trip to Venice. We have previously been on food tours in New York, Lisbon and San Sebastian and have found them to be great ways to see a city and get some local insight and this tour was no different. Our guide Claire was knowledgeable and entertaining... More 

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

Thank you for your amazing review! It is great to read that you are already an Urban Adventures fan seeing that you have been already in some many Urban Adventures tours around the Globe! We are so happy to read you had (again) an amazing time with Urban Adventures, this time on our Cicchetti tour in Venice! Grazie! We are... More 

Liverpool, UK
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This was a really nice way to spend a few hours sampling wine and cicchetti after a nice walk and real gondola ride across the grand canal, Elisabetta was our guide and made it a great trip. It was nice to try places with a small group that were great fun and experience a little bit of local life. The... More 

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Thank you for your amazing review! We are glad to read the fantastic experience you had in our Cicchetti & Wine tour with Elisabetta! We are happy to read you love the family venues we use and the food we serve on tour! We hope to see you back soon in another Urban Adventures destination! Kind Regards from the entire... More 

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Staying in San Polo

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San Polo
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 neighborhood. 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.