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“Best way to begin in Venice!”

Venice Urban Adventures
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US$45.47*
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Small Group Sweet Taste of Venice with Dessert Samples and Coffee
Ranked #1 of 40 Food & Drink in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Small group tours to discover the insights of Venice! From Food & Wines tours like our classic "Cicchetti & Wine tour" to Aperitivo by boat watching the sunset passing by walking tours of the local neighborhoods or half-day trips to Treviso City and its Prosecco Wineries. We can organize your experience in a share or private tour mode. Tours in English, other languages on request too! Join us!
Reviewed 8 July 2014

Based on Trip Advisor reviews, I booked this Venice appetizer/wine tour for our group of four adults and it was fantasic! Our guide, Gianna, was the best. So far (knock on wood), I've been very successful with what I've booked using Trip Advisor (hotels, tours, etc.). This was especially helpful during our recent trip to Italy, where I booked different classes/tours/hotels in Venice, Florence and Rome. No, I don't have any stock in TA :) Be prepared to drink lots of wine and enjoy many different appetizers, some of which are deep fried (not my usual favorite). You also get a wonderful walk around the sites of Venice and learn many interesting things. It was well worth it...we all enjoyed it. Was me, my husband and his parents.

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CeciliaCy, Manager at Venice Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2014

Thank you for your great review!

We are happy to read you had a great time with Giovanna on tour!

Hope to have you back in another Urban Adventures tour soon!

Kind Regards from the entire Venice Urban Adventures team!

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Reviewed 6 July 2014

We booked the Cicchetti Tour on our first night in Venice, after reading that people wished they took the tour earlier in their trip because they got ideas for what to do on the days that followed. I'm glad we did that, because our next day was heavily influenced by our guide's suggestions.

The tour was three lovely hours, and I could have easily done two more! We walked along some pretty streets, learned some fun facts about Venice, took a gondala across the the river like the locals do, and hung out in four bacari (small bars) where we tried out various cicchetti (finger food) and Venetian wines. It was a simple tour, but it really did give you an appreciation for Venetian life. This was my third time in Venice, but my first time in these tiny bars, because as a tourist you tend to go for the cute table in a piazza and avoid tiny table-less bars that are crowded with locals. The actual group is small, which I love, and our guide was a great representative of the lighthearted and friendly nature of Venetians.

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CeciliaCy, Manager at Venice Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2014

Thank you, Grazie mille for your amazing feedback!

We are really glad you enjoyed the tour even being the 3rd time in Venice!

It is really rewarding we made you discover new venues and the local side of our city!

Hope to have you in another Urban Adventures tour soon!

Kind Regards from the entire Venice Urban Adventures team!

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Reviewed 6 July 2014

My partner and I did this tour. The meeting instruction were clear and the location for meeting was easy to find on the Strada Nova.

Our guide was friendly, knowledgeable and spoke exceedingly good English.

We had a small tour of the part of the city near the starting location and then crossed the grand canal by Gondola to the fish market and the first of our bars. The Gondola ride was quite an experience in itself - perfectly safe but not something we would have tried without some instruction first!

We went to four bars and tried a wine in each of a local specialty and authentic fresh sea food. Each nibble and wine was accompanied by an explanation and the guide answered all our questions easily.

The tour lasted about 2 and a half hours which was a bit shorter than we expected. We got to try 4 wines and about 7 nibbles. The food was lovely but a large breakfast is needed to soak up any alcohol before lunch.

Overall it was a brilliant tour - though possibly a bit short for the money. Would definitely recommend it for an authentic look at food in Venice

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CeciliaCy, Manager at Venice Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2014

Thank you for your amazing review!

We are extremely happy to read you had a great time on tour!

Hope to have you back in Venice soon!

Regards from the entire Venice Urban Adventures team!

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Reviewed 4 July 2014

As good as all the reviews say it is. Clare was our guide and she was excellent. We went to places we never would have found and experienced wines and food which were new to us. It was good to meet other people experiencing Venice for the first time and compare notes. Do not hesitate to give this tour a try

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CeciliaCy, Manager at Venice Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2014

Thank you for your great review!

We are glad you had a great time on tour with Claire!

Hope to have you back in Venice soon!

Regards from the entire Venice Urban Adventures team!

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Reviewed 4 July 2014

Claire was really good fun, giving us lots of local knowkedge, tips and places to eat, away from the touristy restaurants. We really enjoyed the evening, meeting some very nice people. But Claire did make the evening special. Oh yes and the wines and ciccheti were all lovely too.

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CeciliaCy, Manager at Venice Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2014

Thank you for your great review!

Really happy to read you had a great time on tour with Claire!

Also, the fact you appreciate the wine & food on tour too!

Hope to have you back on tour in Venice soon!

Regards from Claire and the rest of Venice Urban Adventures team!

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