Tastes & Traditions of Venice: Food Tour with Rialto Market Visit

692 reviews

3 hours

Max 12

Why take this tour?

Devour are the food specialists in our family, running all of our food tours. They're obsessed with finding the most authentic and tasty food and the biggest characters at the local market. We think that passion makes them the best at what they do.

Highlights

  • Enjoy 8 food tastings and 4+ drinks at 7 incredible, locally owned spots in Rialto and San Polo. Enough food for breakfast and lunch.
  • Allow your guide to educate you on the history of Venice's food culture at the Rialto Market and sample fresh seasonal produce.
  • Savor the best risotto in the city at our favorite contemporary bacaro.
  • Make the most of recommendations and advice offered by your guide—an expert local foodie!
  • Sites Visited
  • Grand Canal (by boat)
  • 7 food stops
  • San Polo neighborhood
  • Rialto neighborhood
  • Rialto Bridge
  • Rialto Market
  • Tour Includes
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Expertly guided walking tour
  • All food & beverage tastings
  • Short gondola ride to cross the Grand Canal

Taste authentic Venetian delights at the best family-run eateries in the city.

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Total Customer Reviews: 692

Verified Ratings
4.7 /5
based on 674 Walks’ customer ratings
Rating summary by category
Guide
4.9/5
Guest Support
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Latest reviews
Great
Wonderful food tour of Venice. The guide was from a family that had lived in Venice for many generations so her knowledge was wonderful. It is a great way to start your time in Venice as it gives you a good food introduction in to the city and what to try while you are there. Love that Devour tours highlights true authentic local establishments.
Verified · Stacy · Nov 13, 2023 · USA · Female · 45 to 54 years
Excellent
A fantastic tour! Tried a range of foods and drinks during the short walking tour. Loved the walk through the fish, fruit and veg markets right on the canal. Excellent value for money with a fantastic guide.
Verified · Dianne · Oct 24, 2023 · Australia · Female · 65 to 74 years
Great
The portions could have been larger. More history of Venice, the culture, city and architecture would have been ideal, there was not really any information unless we asked questions
Verified · Sarah · Oct 22, 2023 · Canada · Female · 55 to 64 years
Excellent
Highly recommend this tour. I book food tours because, in addition to eating, you usually get a fairly good tour of city highlights. This tour hit all the marks. Our guide was personable/knowledgable. We went to 6 establishments all with excellent products. Generous portions. The only constructive criticism: As most folks, I booked this many months in advance. 2 days prior to the tour, I sent an email confirming the meeting place had not changed. Did not get a reply, but did a confirmation of the tour the next day. However, this was the 2nd Devour tour of my trip and the confirmation was for the previous one, necessitating a phone call which was quickly handled, seeing place confirmed and a map was included.
Verified · Alecia · Oct 16, 2023 · USA · Female · 75 or older years
Great
The tour was fantastic, I have a severe shellfish allergy and our guide, Francesca, was able to accommodate me and the rest of the group. Not an easy feat in Venice, where there is a lot of shellfish. She took us to some really great places and the history she provided was very interesting as well as informative. Amazing time and a part of our group, who was staying longer in the area, was even looking into booking another tour after we left. We will definitely be recommending this to family and friends.
Verified · Jennifer · Oct 06, 2023 · USA · Female · 45 to 54 years

Meeting Point

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Meeting Point

We'll meet in Campo San Giacomo di Rialto outside the entrance of the Church of San Giacometto. Your guide will be holding a red Devour Tours bag and a Devour Venice sign. 

Please meet 15 minutes prior to the tour start time. 

FAQs

Is this tour wheelchair accessible?
No. Unfortunately, due to site restrictions we cannot accommodate wheelchairs on this tour. If you use a wheelchair and book this tour by accident, we are happy to offer you credit for a future tour that is wheelchair accessible anywhere in the world, or a full refund.
Will my tour run in the order that is described?
Please note that this description is an example and stops or tastes may vary depending on the season, day of the week, and group size. Regardless of where your tour goes, you always have a delicious experience.
Does this tour accommodate vegetarians & people with food allergies?
Yes, but please contact our customer service team after you book ([email protected]) so that your guide will be aware on the day of the tour. Also, not all of the tastings on the tour can be substituted for others, but we will do our very best to make sure that you always have something to eat.
What if the weather is bad (rain, snow, hail, etc.) on the day of my tour?
Our tours run rain or shine so please dress for the elements. We also ask you to please remember hats and sunscreen if you are taking this tour in the summer as it might be very hot.
I don't like seafood, should still take this tour?
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 recommend avoiding this experience.
Can I take a gondola ride if I use a wheelchair?
No. Unfortunately, gondolas are not wheelchair accessbile.

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