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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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Highlight of Our Trip

Take Elisabeth's Cicchetti and Wine tour for a glimpse inside the "real" Venice. The food and wine pairings are excellent, as is the information shared. So glad we did this our... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Take Elisabeth's Cicchetti and Wine tour for a glimpse inside the "real" Venice. The food and wine pairings are excellent, as is the information shared. So glad we did this our first day in town - highly recommended!

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Reading a bad review about an overbooking I cannot help but write my version,because I was taking the tour on the same day and and I saw what happened. Even if the guide was trying to do her best to explain to the People in overbooking that wasn't her fault and neither of her company but anyway she was willing... More 

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

This review just blow our mind! Thank you from the entire team for taking the time of writing your version of the story and stand up for our guides and company. We try to do all we can to make sure everyone who get in contact with us have the best time ever in Venice, sometimes, even when we do... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Do this tour on your first night in Venice to get a feel of the city and find out great places to eat. A very fun and informative tour...the highlight of our Venice trip!

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

Thank you for writing such an excellent review! We are happy to read we were the highlight of your trip in Venice! We hope to see you soon in any of the Urban Adventures destinations around the World! Greetings from the entire Venice Urban Adventures team! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

An excellent way to get off the main street of Venice and find the little Wine bars around the alleyways and taste some excellent local food. The tour guide was born and lived in Venice and was interesting to listen to and was able to give a lot of information with heaps of fun stories and kept us all engaged.... More 

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

Thank you for your fantastic review! We are extremely happy to read the great experience you had in Venice thanks to our Cicchetti & Wine tour! It is good you point out that we use local guides who love their city and have an extended knowledge of the insight's of Venice! Thank you from the entire team of Venice Urban... More 

Auburn, Washington
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We took this tour toward the end of our week stay in Venice. Our guide, Alberto, was great and took great care in ensuring he didn't lose anyone and that food allergies were accommodated. He explained a number of things that locals should know and that added to the flavor of the tour. This activity is about the combined experienc... More 

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

Thank you for your review! We are really happy to read you had a great time on tour! We hope to have you back in Venice soon! Kind Regards from the entire team of Venice Urban Adventures. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We went on the Cicchetti & Wine Tour of Venice on Friday, May 8th. Our guide was Giovanna. She was outstanding! We learned a lot. Laughed a lot. Ate a lot. Met new friends. Giovanna was so very knowledgeable, funny and kind….all the while being very professional. We see Venice as a totally different place, now that we know some... More 

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

Thank you for your amazing review! We are really glad you had an great time with Giovanna on tour! We hope to have you back in another Urban Adventures destination soon! Kind Regards from the entire Venice Urban Adventures team. More 

London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Overbooked tour by Urban Adventures, through Viator. Despite having travelled across Venice four tourists turned away by a very rude guide who said her group was full and to apply for a refund. Response from their office was the same. Couldn't help us as they were about to eat!!!

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

Dear Kath, Thank you for your comments but there are certain things there that are not true. Our guides are not rude, they are extremely professional and will never use a rude behaviour towards anyone. Specially if you were an overbooking, as they do understand the stress that this issues produce when you are on holiday. The second thing, the... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We arrived in Venice in the morning and went on Urban Adventure's 'Venice Food Tour - Cicchetti and Wine' the same afternoon. We learned so much about Italy, Venice and their food and customs in that short time and it stood us in good stead for the rest of our stay. Giovanna was a wealth of information and introduced us... More 

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Thank you for your wonderful review! We are really happy to read the great time you had on tour with Giovanna! We hope to see you back in another Urban Adventures destination soon! Kind Regards from the entire team in Venice! More 

Nanaimo, Canada
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93 reviews 93 reviews
26 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We booked this tour because we wanted something that put us in touch with the people rather than tourist sites. This tour fit the bill. Giovanna introduced us to the Venetian version of a pub crawl, but only after giving us an orientation to Venice we wished we had had on day one instead of day three - did you... More 

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

Thank you for your wonderful review! We are really happy to read you had an amazing time in our Cicchetti & Wine Food Tour of Venice with Giovanna! We are really glad to read also all the local tips you have learned on tour with us! Thank you again from the entire Venice Urban Adventures tour! More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We booked the Urban Adventures Cicchetti & Wine Tour in Venice simple to book and good directions for meeting point. Our guide for the tour was Giovanna who was very passionate about her city and getting away from the main tourist routes. Very informative walk around the back streets and then on to the Cicchetti (Tapas) & Wine. We had... More 

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Thank you for your great review! We are glad you had a fantastic time on tour and we are looking forward to have you back soon! Regards from the entire Venice Urban Adventures team. 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.