Cruises and boat tours

Venice authentic food experience and moonlight gondola ride

Availability: Mondays, Fridays
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Do this because
  • Taste the flavors of Venice with a visit to three local Osterie
  • Enjoy small plates (cicchetti) and main courses like seafood or vegetarian risotto
  • Enjoy complimentary drinks such as prosecco and Spritz
  • Take a 30-minute evening gondola ride
What to expect

Discover the incredible cuisine of Venice as you visit the bars and restaurants in a local neighborhood and end the night with a 30-minute gondola ride under the stars.

Your evening begins at 5.00pm when you step off the tourist track and into the local neighborhood of San Polo to meet your local, expert guide and small group of no more than 12 people. Your guide will give you a brief introduction to the traditional foods and flavors of Venice then take you to one of their favorite bars for an aperitivo including 2 small plates (cicchetti) and a Spritz, Venice’s unofficial cocktail.

After a brief stroll past the Campo dei Frari and Scuola Grande di San Rocco, your next stop is a local osteria that specializes in the baskets of fried seafood that are one of the favorite starters of Venetians. You’ll share a few with the other people in the group over a glass of local prosecco straight from the tap as your guide tells you about the deep culture of sharing food in the Lagoon.

Stepping into the neighborhood of Dorsodoruo, your third venue is one of our favorite spots in Venice to eat a steaming hot risotto, another Venetian specialty. You’ll taste a seafood version and a vegetarian version, so make sure to save room. We’ll also make sure your glass stays topped up with the delicious house wine.

After a sweet treat to finish off the evening, you’ll stroll over to the nearest gondola stand, where your guide will help you into a boat. The guided part of the tour ends here, but you’ll enjoy another 30 minutes cruising the canals under the stars. It’s the perfect end to a night of eating and drinking.

Sites Visited: 3 Osterie/Bars, 30-minute gondola ride

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What's included
  • All food and drink
  • 30-minute gondola ride
  • Local expert guide
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Reduced price
  • Infants up to 3 years are free of charge
Where

Campo San Tomà, 30125, Venice, Italy

Meeting point:

This tour meets at the Church in Campo San Tomà. The Ferry stop closest to this meeting point is called "San Tomà". Please note that the tour meeting time is 15 minutes prior to the start time.

What to remember
  • For those with food allergies or other special requirements, please notify us prior to reserving your visit and then again, as soon as you meet your tour guide. We will do our very best to accommodate you and find suitable alternatives
  • Unfortunately, the gondola cannot accommodate wheelchairs as well as some venues. As a result of which we cannot accommodate wheelchairs on this tour
  • After your exploration of Venice, your guide drops you off at the Gondola Stand for a relaxing gondola ride. The guide will not be with you on the gondola
  • Venetian cuisine is primarily based around the sea so there is a lot of seafood on this tour. If you aren't a fan of fish and shellfish we'll do our best to give you the best alternative menu.
  • Each Gondola can accommodate max 6 people
  • Our tours run rain or shine so please dress for the elements
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When
  • Mondays, Fridays
  • Meeting time: 4.45pm
  • Departure time: 5.00pm
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Provider
Walks of Italy
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 72 hours before the activity begins.

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