Cicchetti & Wine Tour of Venice
Wine + food + traghetti = Venice personified. Join this best selling Venice tour to dose yourself up on Venetian culture in the form of local food specialties and regional wines. It’s the Italian way!
Venice Food & Wine Tour Highlights
- Learn about Venice through its bars and taverns
- Discover the delicious range of local cicchetti dishes on this Venice tour
- Experience the buzz of Italian Bacari wine bars
- Ride a traghetto gondola into the Rialto area
- Sample local wines and fresh Venetian cuisine
- Get a history lesson while sipping wine
Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, traghetto gondola crossing (weather permitting), Rialto food market visit (morning tour only), food and wine as indicated, and travel advice for your days in Venice.
Exclusions: Items of a personal nature, and tips or gratuities for guide.
- Duration: 2.5 hours
- Meeting point: Campo della Maddalena, Cannaregio.
- Starting time: 11.30 AM, 5.15 PM
- Ending point: Rialto Bridge
Join us for the perfect Venice evening. Embark on a delicious adventure with this three-hour Venice food and wine tour that stops off at Bacari wine bars and samples their famous cicchetti dishes. Time to get your foodie game face on with some Venice cicchetti!
You start this Venice food tour from Campo de la Maddalena, a small raised square that has remained the same since medieval times, and is famous for its modest houses topped with interesting chimneys. Call into the old historical inn, a much loved bar that specialises in cicchetti, for your first taste of these Venice tapas.
The best things to do in Venice often revolve around food. On this Venice tour, you try some of the city’s famous specialties, from plates of olives, to marinated seafood served on wedges of soft polenta. Here, you learn all about the long history of this atmospheric bar from your local guide as you feast on some of its specialties.
Continue on by walking into Strada Nuova and calling into another old, historic bar which has been open since the 18th century and is famous for its ‘polpette’, or spicy fried meatballs. From there, you head to Campo de Santa Sofia and jump on a traghetto to cross Canal Grande into the Rialto area. Traghetti are like gondolas, but they’re used as passenger ferries instead — no sitting or singing here — this is how locals get across the canals!
Pay a visit to a true local Venice attraction — the local market, before heading to yet another bar in the centre of Venice, a hole-in-the-wall place that serves a simple but delicious selection of cicchetti and great regional Italian wines and proseccos. You’d be mistaken if you thought here weren’t any bars left in Venice to visit, as your local guide leads you to a couple more stops, just to finish this cicchetti tour with a bang!
The city tour then comes to an end on the steps of the Rialto Bridge, where you can head back to one of your new favourite bars, or your local guide is happy to point you in the direction of your accommodation.
Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, traghetto gondola crossing (weather permitting), Rialto food market visit (morning tour only), food and wine as indicated, and travel advice for your days in Venice.
Exclusions: Items of a personal nature, and tips or gratuities for guide.
Dress standard: The is no standard dress.
Your Trip: For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We’ll see you at the start point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.
Additional Information: There may be a change of itinerary according to opening times of bars and restaurants along the way depending on how crowded they are. However, all the bars you are taken to are of the same standard, so you will not be missing out if the itinerary does change.
Child Policy: Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.
Ms. Kathryn V. from Australia travelled on 26 Jul 2018:
Elisabetta was wonderful. I loved she was a local. Her enthusiasm for her city was palpable. And she wasn’t afraid to take us behind the tourist traps. I must have been tempting to keep this to herself.
Ms. Jennifer R. from USA travelled on 17 Jul 2018:
Claire was wonderful! We have since recommended this tour to everyone. It vastly exceed expectations. We will definitely look into future Urban Adventure tours when traveling!
Mrs. Marlene H. from Canada travelled on 14 Jul 2018:
Elisabetta was fantastic. We had a wonderful time. Highly Recommend!
Mrs. Leandra M. from Australia travelled on 27 Jun 2018:
Bette was our guide and how amazing is she. She shared her love and passion of Venice and its food. We expected information on food, but we also got history, general information and how to eat like a Venetian. The 5 places we visited were all very good and we thoroughly enjoyed all food and wines. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone.
Mrs. Kristin S. from United Kingdom travelled on 31 May 2018:
She was FANTASTIC, funny and very knowledgable and gave us good hints afterwards for excellent pizza. Loved the market an trying new things I never thought I would have tried in my life!
Ms. Tina L. from United Kingdom travelled on 21 May 2018:
She was excellent
Mrs. Adele S. from United Kingdom travelled on 20 May 2018:
Our tour guide was elisabeth. She was excellent and made our tour interesting and enjoyable. We even revisited the places afterwards.
Mr. Julie W. from Australia travelled on 15 Apr 2018:
The trip was excellent. Cannot fault it. Very informative and we very muchenjoyed trying out different foods and wines. Beatrice was a great host and
made it fun for us all. We were all friends by the end of the night! 5 stars!
Mr. robin f. from France travelled on 04 Apr 2018:
Fantastic tour. Beatrice was just great and with her super sense of humour and knowledge of all things Venetian gave us a memorable experience of the hidden Venice.
Mr. Stephen C. from United Kingdom travelled on 30 Mar 2018:
Clare was simple brilliant and made the tour very enjoyable.
Ms. Rachel C. from United Kingdom travelled on 13 Mar 2018:
Elisabetta was a great tour guide – knowledgeable, funny and really interesting. Great choice of stops along the way.
Mr. Roger B. from United Kingdom travelled on 05 Nov 2017:
The tour took us to an area a bit away from the main tourist areas and took in the local bar with their food and wines. Beatrice was a great guide providing lots of information regarding the locality and culture. We returned the next day to the area for dinner and further wandering around. Great experience.
Mrs. Jill H. from USA travelled on 22 Oct 2017:
Beatrice was great. We really enjoyed the tour and the amount of wine provided was more than expected!
Mrs. Anne D. from United Kingdom travelled on 03 Oct 2017:
Really enjoyed the tour, our guide Simona was great fun and (being Venetian) very knowledgeable about the area and customs..was great to realise that you can take a plastic bottle to be filled with Prosecco for 2.2 Euros a litre! We wouldn’t have experienced these local bars otherwise. Well worth the price
Mr. Alan W. from New Zealand travelled on 29 Sep 2017:
A great experience.
Mr. SERGIO M. from Australia travelled on 26 Sep 2017:
Excellent! Beyond the tour… Simona saved the day!
Our tour with Elisabetta was excellent, and it was the highlight of our stay in Venice. This was my second Cicchetti Tour with Urban Adventures, and I hope to return.
Beyond the tour… Later in the trip, one of my traveling companions was hospitalized with a badly broken leg. After hours we had to work out special travel arrangements from a small inland town to the Venice Airport at 5:00 a.m. Not knowing a soul in Venice, i contacted Simona at Urban Adventures. To make a long story short, she put me in touch with the right people and all ended well. I can’t thank Simona and Urban Adventures for the help.
Mrs. Sarah W. from USA travelled on 14 Sep 2017:
This was my favorite part of Venice! Try to do it early on in your stay because you learn about so many neat local spots, as well as the history of Venice. Our guide, Elizabeth, was SO fun and informative! She really helped us appreciate local culture and have a great time overall. I have Celiac and notified Urban Adventures when I booked. Elizabeth went out of her way to provide a gluten free option at each spot and even checked with me and the kitchen to make sure everything was OK. Thanks so much!!!
Mrs. Amanda G. from USA travelled on 20 Aug 2017:
Awesome tour! Beatrice, our guide, was superb. She went out of her way to make sure everyone was having a great time. She was very knowledgeable and gave us great tips on Venice for the rest of our time in the city.
Mr. Anthony P. from United Kingdom travelled on 15 Aug 2017:
Had a great time. Giovanna was fantastic.
Mrs. Elizabeth F. from USA travelled on 02 Aug 2017:
We really enjoyed the tour!
Mrs. Darcy V. from USA travelled on 24 Jul 2017:
Beatrice was an exceptionally good guide- well worth it to learn Venice away from the crowds
Ms. Christy M. from USA travelled on 21 Jul 2017:
The Cicchetti & Wine Tour of Venice was so much fun! It was a perfect way to begin my trip and I not only ate and drank great things, I learned so much from my guide. I also really enjoyed the other members of the group. SO glad I did this tour. I would even do this tour again when I return to Venice in 2019!
Mr. James T. from United Kingdom travelled on 21 Jul 2017:
Suzanne was an excellent guide and really helpful with my good and drink choices when I told her I was pregnant.
Mrs. Amy W. from United Kingdom travelled on 17 Jul 2017:
Found some wonderful places, enjoyed sampling the local cuisine and learnt quite a bit.
Ms. Teresa H. from USA travelled on 14 Jul 2017:
Giovanna S was fantastic. Our group had a great time!!
Mr. Christopher P. from USA travelled on 13 Jul 2017:
Mr. Jakub K. from Czech Republic travelled on 12 Jul 2017:
A bit annoying was the waiting for latecomers.
Mrs. Lauren E. from USA travelled on 06 Jul 2017:
The food was yummy. Definitely different than anything we have tried before so make sure you are adventurous. The wine was fabulous! We enjoyed going to more authentic places away from the touristy places.
Mrs. ANDREE S. from New Zealand travelled on 05 Jul 2017:
Our guide Anna was AMAZING!! so warm and friendly and fun and knowledgable. The wines and delicious food and wonderful out of the way places!! We met fun people and really enjoyed it!! such a fabulous way to start our stay in Venice and have recommended to everyone and shared our photos on instagram
Ms. Carolyn T. from USA travelled on 04 Jul 2017:
We had a great time!
Mrs. Brandy R. from USA travelled on 03 Jul 2017:
Excellent off the beaten path tour. Tour guide took us to areas outside of the touristy areas. Included older bars that locals visit daily. We got to see the real local Venetian culture. Plenty of food & wine included! We visited 5 bars, enjoyed food and wine at each. Definitely recommend this tour to everyone visiting Venice!
Ms. Heather W. from USA travelled on 01 Jul 2017:
Elisa was such a phenomenal guide. She was knowledgeable, fun, and enthusiastic and made the “tour” such an enjoyable and non-touristy experience.
Ms. Emily P. from USA travelled on 21 Jun 2017:
Fun tour! Our guide, Giovanna, was great. She has lots of interesting history tidbits to share, and she was easy to understand. The wine and chiccetti themselves were great! I thought this tour was a worthwhile experience and good value for money. It was an awesome step away from “touristy” experiences in Venice.
Mr. Thomas P. from USA travelled on 14 Jun 2017:
Fantastic your with a superb host.
Mr. Thomas L. from USA travelled on 12 Jun 2017:
Had an excellent time – never would have known where these places were before this tour. Our guide was just the nicest person and we really enjoyed the group and all the places we went to. My husband especially liked all the history and the experience of riding on the gondola standing up!!
Ms. Susan D. from United Kingdom travelled on 09 Jun 2017:
We were disappointed that this was supposed to be a food & wine tour and during the first hour of a 2.5hr tour we had no food or wine. We loved the bars we visited but again were disappointed that apart from the 2nd place where the food was really good (polenta) we were only given bread with topping at all of the other places when they were displaying more interesting options. The tiramisu & sweet wine was a nice touch at the last one.
Mr. Michael E. from Italy travelled on 05 Jun 2017:
The cichettti tour was terrific. Our guide, Elizabetha (sp?) was terrific. She was knowledgeable, had a delightful personality and gave us insight into an activity i which local in which Venice engage. We highly recommend this tour and Elizabetha.
Mrs. Liesl B. from United Kingdom travelled on 24 May 2017:
Our Cicchetti and Wine Tour of Venice, didn’t just match our expectations it exceed them… we had a wonderful time.
Ms. Kim F. from Australia travelled on 22 May 2017:
We thoroughly enjoyed the tour which was a great way to see Venice through the eyes of a local. Elisa was a great guide who made the tour fun and interesting. Would definitely recommend this tour.
Mr. Chris S. from USA travelled on 16 May 2017:
I really enjoyed the experience, as did my Wife! It was the perfect way to commence our time in Venice by learning about the culture, history, food, and most importantly the wine!
Mr. Eric A. from Canada travelled on 15 May 2017:
We had a great time, the wine tour and the cichetti were excellent !!! The party continue after the tour 🙂
Ms. Megan M. from USA travelled on 10 May 2017:
Beatrice was fantastic and we loved this experience. We made new friends on the outing and definitely feel like we got our money’s worth!
Ms. Nina R. from USA travelled on 08 May 2017:
Claire was an incredible tour guide. the tour far exceed my expectations. She was knowledgable, enthusiastic, and friendly. We loved all the food and wine we were able to try and gained valuable information to use on the remainder of our trip.
Mrs. Maureen S. from USA travelled on 08 May 2017:
I won’t be providing emails below because I posted my wonderful experience on Facebook
Mr. Brent S. from USA travelled on 06 May 2017:
Wished we’d taken this tour Day one and not Day five
Mrs. Jessica D. from USA travelled on 05 May 2017:
Loved our guide. Had such a fun time learning about Venice and meeting other travelers. We actually ended up having dinner with some on the tail end of the tour. I would highly recommend this to others.
Mrs. Kathryn B. from USA travelled on 02 May 2017:
The food on the cicchetti tour was a lot more something-on-bread than I had expected. Of the 5 places we went, 3 of them were spreads. I had expected more variety based on all of the different kinds displayed. Our guide was very accommodating, which was awesome!
Mr. Michael D. from United Kingdom travelled on 02 May 2017:
Really sweet lady who gave us the tour and full of local knowledge- I felt like we learned a lot and were lucky to meet a great group of people as well!
Mr. Steven Z. from USA travelled on 02 May 2017:
We had a great time on the tour, it was great to see Venice from “one street over” as our guide put it, and get a glimpse of the way the locals live!
Mr. Sylvia F. from USA travelled on 30 Apr 2017:
Fun and interesting experience. Viennese food and wine was delicious and plentiful.tour guide Beatrice was so knowledgeable and enthusiastic . Good way to meet other travelers and share experiences. Highly recommend this tour. Booked another one for Florence, our next stop.
Mr. Josh M. from United Kingdom travelled on 20 Apr 2017:
Fantastic tour! Great fun, Claire was a great guide, we felt like we were hanging with the locals, not being a tourist! Couldn’t be happier, thank you. My parents are travelling to Venice in July, will recommend your tour
Mr. Daryl G. from United Kingdom travelled on 19 Apr 2017:
Overall it was a great experience and the tour really added value to the entire trip to Venice, highly reccomended
Ms. Clarice M. from USA travelled on 17 Apr 2017:
We really enjoyed the variety of experiences this tour provided. Our guide, Iole, was very engaging and knowledgeable, providing useful information about not only the cichetti and wines of Venice, but also cultural awareness. She also ensured the various dietary requirements of the group were met flawlessly. We liked that Urban Adventures focuses on “family run” establishments, too. Highly recommend this tour.
Mr. Ryan B. from Netherland travelled on 16 Apr 2017:
Super friendly guides, amazing tour
Mrs. Liz G. from United Kingdom travelled on 07 Apr 2017:
A great experience of Venetian culture, food and drink.
Mr. Duncan M. from United Kingdom travelled on 05 Apr 2017:
Really great tour – a lovely mix of Venetian drinks and Cicchetti to kick start an evening in Venice!
Ms. Elizabeth T. from Switzerland travelled on 30 Mar 2017:
I never would have known about this part of the city’s food and drink culture without our guide, and I certainly wouldn’t have been able to discover such historic, authentic, and unique places without her! The chance to see some backstreets and local spots was welcome after all the touristy sightseeing and I highly recommend the experience!
Mrs. trisha r. from USA travelled on 29 Mar 2017:
Iole was fantastic, witty, funny and helped us understand the customs’s of Venice as well as a fantastic entertaining experience!!! She and the tour was the highlight of our trip in Venice and I am looking forward to additional urban adventure tours. We have already told many many traveling tourists about your website!!! Keep up the great work.
Mr. Mike b. from Australia travelled on 28 Mar 2017:
brilliant evening thoroughly enjoyed great guide Iola really enthusiastic would really recommend
Mr. Jeffry K. from USA travelled on 27 Mar 2017:
Iole was a fabulous guide and we thoroughly enjoyed our tour. It exceeded our expecations. Iole was very knowledgeable and informative and took us to great Bacari’s. We will definitely recommend this tour to everyone!
Mrs. Deirdre K. from United Kingdom travelled on 25 Mar 2017:
Giovanna was a great guide. Knowledgeable, enthusiastic and patient. This is a great way of seeing a part of Venice that I would not have explored had I not booked on the trip
Mr. Jason S. from USA travelled on 23 Mar 2017:
Simone was an amazing guide. We had a wonderful time on the tour.
Ms. Shelly R. from USA travelled on 22 Mar 2017:
Best food tour I’ve done in Italy! I did food tours in Florence and Rome and this one was simply the best, thanks to Giovanna! She was fun, engaging, knowledgable and a native Venetian (big plus!!). I would recommend this tour to all my friends and family visiting Venice, hands down.
Mr. Forrest S. from USA travelled on 21 Mar 2017:
Our guide was WONDERFUL! She was pure joy. This tour made our first full day in Venice the best day of all. I highly recommend this lively, informative, fun & tasty tour as the perfect introduction to “real Venice” off the beatn path. Really, this wine & nibbling food tour was perfect in every way.
Ms. Pamela A. from USA travelled on 18 Mar 2017:
We had a fantastic tour of Venice with our local guide, Iola.
Mr. Stephen P. from USA travelled on 17 Mar 2017:
Claire was an incredible tour guide. She was upbeat, funny, fun, and friendly. She taught us so much about Venician culture, and was incredibly understanding and accommodating about our food preferences. My husband and I are vegan and were not planning on partaking in eating food, but she made sure we had an option at every single one of our stops. The food was amazing, the drinks were great, the tour was more than we could have hoped for. We had a great time. Will definitely recommend to anyone we know planning on coming to Venice!
Mr. Jacqueline M. from USA travelled on 14 Mar 2017:
Loved the tour, loved seeing out of the way places to sample wine and local food!
Mr. John W. from United Kingdom travelled on 08 Mar 2017:
REALLY GREAT TRIP ELIZABETTA DID A GREAT JOB REALLY ENJOYED THE NIGHT
Ms. cliona o. from United Kingdom travelled on 05 Mar 2017:
Tour was amazing, our guide Simona was excellent and was so engaging and enthusiastic, and brought us to hidden treasures we would never have found by ourselves. 10 out of 10 and would absolutely recommend and book again
Mrs. Kathy B. from USA travelled on 24 Jan 2017:
Have done this trip twice and loved it both times
Mr. Shane a. from Australia travelled on 13 Dec 2016:
Our guide, Simona, was AWESOME! She made our 1st evening in Venice fun, informative and exciting!
Ms. sheila c. from United Kingdom travelled on 04 Dec 2016:
Simone was enthusiastic, cheerful, welcoming, eager to please, responsible, fun. Highly recommend!
Mr. Hugo L. from Australia travelled on 02 Dec 2016:
My partner and I enjoyed the tour and the company very much. Good was great, wine was superb and the history of Venice was informative! Eating your way through Venice’s oldest taverns is definitely the way to go!
Mr. Kevin E. from USA travelled on 29 Nov 2016:
Simona was fantastic
Mr. John A. from United Kingdom travelled on 28 Nov 2016:
all good ,great tour , unique experience guide v good
Mr. George B. from United Kingdom travelled on 25 Nov 2016:
The tour was great and guide was amazing but I am disappointed in Urban Adventures for not making it clear I booked on a Venetian holiday and majority of attractions were closed for the day.
Mrs. Hazel S. from United Kingdom travelled on 21 Nov 2016:
Simona was great and we really really enjoyed the tour, a fun evening & ambiance and we discovered some very interesting old bars we wouldn’t have otherwise seen. In particular, we were impressed with the special care taken for my daughter who is gluten and dairy free. Various diets were really well catered for in the group.
Mr. Melinda B. from USA travelled on 14 Nov 2016:
The guide was wonderful. She knew all the answers to all the questions and the places she took us to were lovely. Especially enjoyed the gondola ride across the canal.
Ms. Sharon H. from United Kingdom travelled on 09 Nov 2016:
One of the best tours I have ever done. Simona was wonderful.
Mr. Lyle K. from Canada travelled on 08 Nov 2016:
Sorry I cannot remember our guide’s name, but she was excellent. The trip was executed at a perfect pace (not too long) hitting 5 bars after a short walk and some touring. The group was a great mix of people from all over the world. We did the tour early in our trip to Venice and it was an excellent way to get orientated to the city. I wish we had done one in Florence. Well done guys and see you again soon.
Mr. Stefanie S. from Australia travelled on 07 Nov 2016:
Best Part of our trip to Venice! :)))
Mr. Julie L. from USA travelled on 06 Nov 2016:
Betta was wonderful! She was enthusiastic and did a wonderful job blending our group so that we all left as friends. We so enjoyed this tour – it was a highlight of our holiday in Venice!
Mr. John W. from United Kingdom travelled on 31 Oct 2016:
Great evening away from the main tourist area. Lovely guide, nice chance to jump on a traghetto and have a few drinks and snacks along the way. Would have loved the opportunity to indulge further at each stop, but that could just be my gluttonous nature!
Mr. Paul F. from Canada travelled on 31 Oct 2016:
Well worth the time/money
Ms. Sarah S. from USA travelled on 30 Oct 2016:
My guide Giovanna was incredible. It was so cool to hear about what a true Venetian’s life is like, born and raised. This was the best part of my trip to Italy. I will be using Urban adventures for ALL of my travels from now on. I am so impressed and love the cultural immersion, so much richer of an experience than you could have any other way.
Mrs. Sonia U. from USA travelled on 30 Oct 2016:
Our guide, Francesca, had an outstanding background in archaeology which enhanced our tour experience. The venues we visited were “off the beaten path” which made it a truly Venetian experience. The wine and the appetizers were topnotch as well. We were greeted by friendly and informative staff at each wine tasting place we visited. By the end of the evening we had made new friends and had fallen in love with some new wines we would never have experienced otherwise. A truly enchanting experience. I highly recommend this tour!
Ms. Valerie S. from North Ireland travelled on 25 Oct 2016:
The taverns we were brought to were quaint and both the wine and food we tasted was phenomenal
Mrs. Linda W. from Switzerland travelled on 21 Oct 2016:
Really enjoyed it.
Mr. Scott G. from USA travelled on 17 Oct 2016:
Our guide Claire was enthusiastic and very knowledgeable. We would highly recommend her.
Ms. Lisa M. from USA travelled on 16 Oct 2016:
This tour was amazing and went well beyond my expectations! Meeting in Canareggio and taking the traghetto across the Canale Grande was unexpected, but a great way to see and hear more about the city. Our group was a lot of fun, but Betta (our tour guide) really made it a fantastic experience. She really tried to share the “real” Venice with us, and I believe she succeeded. It was so interesting to see and hear about the Rialto fish market – it was evening, so it was closed, but I went back there another day when it was open. It was wonderful to be able to try cichetti and wine at authentic Venetian places. Best of all, I ended up recommending those places to friends and acquaintances visiting Venice at the time, and was able to go back to a few of the restaurants myself. This was really a wonderful experience, and Betta gave the best tour I’ve ever experienced!
Mr. David C. from United Kingdom travelled on 11 Oct 2016:
really enjoyable tour, guide was good and a nice group to be in
Ms. Jaelea S. from Australia travelled on 09 Oct 2016:
Our guide Elisabetta (sp?) was great fun and really knowledgeable. Lots of wine, delicious food and good fun. We really enjoyed ourselves. This would be great for people early in their trip as it gives good tips about how to find and order at local places.
Mr. Lyn B. from United Kingdom travelled on 07 Oct 2016:
Simone did an excellent job taking us around.
Mrs. Raechel F. from USA travelled on 06 Oct 2016:
Excellent experience! I am usually not one for formal tours but it was great. The small group was lovely and we did not feel like a huge tour operation. I would recommend going at the start of your stay – you’ll definitely want to come back to some of the cicchetti places and eat more!
Ms. Lisa C. from USA travelled on 03 Oct 2016:
Betta was a great guide and we got so much more out of this tour than we expected.
Ms. Rebecca S. from USA travelled on 26 Sep 2016:
Amazing tour. My husband and I are vegetarian and (as with all of the Urban Adventures tours we’ve taken), our guide was extremely professional and took excellent care of us. The food and wine were delicious, we met interesting people from around the world, and each place we went to was adorable and atmospheric. Worth every penny.
Mr. David C. from USA travelled on 23 Sep 2016:
Our guide was fabulous! She was knowledgeable of the foods, wine and Venice history and fun to be with. The food and wine were amazing and we really liked how she took us to some less traveled areas to find good places where more locals eat and hang out. Met several people and hung out with one couple for a couple hours after just soaking up the atmosphere and a few drinks too!
Mrs. Christina B D. from Jordan travelled on 19 Sep 2016:
Our guide Giovanna was FANTASTIC! She had a wonderful spirit and was relaxed, helpful and extremely knowledgable. It was a wonderful way to explore the city through authentic eyes and also make new friends along the way. I’ve already recommended it to 3 people who live in Rome!
Mr. Andrew S. from United Kingdom travelled on 17 Sep 2016:
We booked the tour for our friends birthdays and we all had a brilliant time. Joanna was an excellent and knowledgeable guide who took great pride in telling us about Venice. We enjoyed the cicchetti bars so much that over the next few days they were visited frequently and were a great experience.
Mr. Herbert L. from USA travelled on 17 Sep 2016:
Starting point hard to find
Ms. Manuella T. from South Africa travelled on 14 Sep 2016:
Giovanna was a fantastic guide. Experiencing the Venice back roads from the perspective of a local person really is the authentic way to travel. All the bàcari and cicchetti were great choices! Being able to meet like-minded people on our first day in Venice and getting tips about where to eat and drink is just invaluable. Many thanks for a wonderful evening!
Mr. Vuyisa S. from South Africa travelled on 13 Sep 2016:
This is probably one of the best group excursions I’ve ever been on. The group is small enough to have a really intimate experience but also big enough to have a lot of fun. Giavanna was absolutely amazing. Her enthusiasm and knowledge made this a worthwhile experience. I would definitely recommend the tour to anyone wanting to explore a different side to the city and visit some amazing local spots.
Mr. George P. from United Kingdom travelled on 12 Sep 2016:
Yole was fantastic – fun and knowledgeable. Not much of the food was gluten free but this was a risk that was explained to us beforehand
Ms. Elizabeth W. from USA travelled on 10 Sep 2016:
This was a highlight of our trip to Venice. Absolutely loved it.
Ms. Yasmin R. from United Kingdom travelled on 07 Sep 2016:
Iole was an excellent guide, with great English and a good sense of humour. Really enjoyed this tour
Mrs. Jacqueline L. from United Kingdom travelled on 06 Sep 2016:
We thorough enjoyed this tour and our guide made the experience very special with her mixture of humour and cultural knowledge
Mr. Greg G. from Canada travelled on 31 Aug 2016:
I don’t see anywhere to tell you how awesome our guide was..she was super..and we had a great time with others in our group from around the world..
Mr. Cerri D. from Australia travelled on 04 Aug 2016:
An amazing experience and way to see Venice through the different tastes of Italy. Simona was an incredible host and showed us some parts of Venice we would have never discovered. The group were lots of fun and the food and wine kept on flowing throughout the tour! It was great that those with different dietary needs were accommodated and were offered different options to try.
Highly recommend and would definitely do again!
Mr. Matthew H. from USA travelled on 02 Aug 2016:
Great job by our guide, the food selections were all excellent and a great introduction to Venice.
Mrs. Monika P. from Poland travelled on 27 Jul 2016
Francesca – our guide was very helpfull and knowledgeble, she made the tour an unforgetable experience for us. Even my housband who is Italian learnt a lot and visited places he would never step in without a local person
Ms. Kate J. from Australia travelled on 22 Jul 2016:
Fun and interesting tour with a very knowledgeable and friendly guide
Mr. Russell J. from USA travelled on 20 Jul 2016:
Great trip. The guide was outstanding. We enjoyed the variety of places we visited and the wine and cicchetti at each one
Mr. Wenxin T. from Singapore travelled on 19 Jul 2016:
the tour was the highlight of our venice trip. guide was warm and enthusiastic. love all the places that we have visited.
Ms. sharita r. from Australia travelled on 18 Jul 2016:
Fantastic tour and wonderful guide, Govana.
Mr. John G. from Canada travelled on 17 Jul 2016:
Our guide Claire was very friendly & knowledgeable. She is great at what she does!
Mr. Timothy L. from USA travelled on 12 Jul 2016:
Iole was very personable, enthusiastic, and knowledgeable about her culture and roots. She shared them with us and made us feel as if we were Venetians
Ms. kate m. from United Kingdom travelled on 11 Jul 2016:
Will go back again and again
Mr. Colin S. from United Kingdom travelled on 09 Jul 2016:
Excellent morning – saw around parts of the city that we would not have otherwise have expected.
Ms. Brittany S. from USA travelled on 06 Jul 2016:
I rarely use the highest rating because there is always something that can improved upon. However, this tour far exceeded all of my expectations! The guide was wonderful, knowledgeable, and made the whole experience incredibly fun! I loved that we started out by going through the local area and learning about the non-tourist part of Venice as well as some history. Once we started the wine and cicchetti portion, we learned a little bit about each place and all the food & wine was incredible. Once we were done we saw how packed these places became! I would highly recommend this tour!
Ms. Kathy R. from USA travelled on 05 Jul 2016:
Simone, our guide, was terrific. Her English was clear. She was enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the city, foods and wine, and helpful with our general questions. The wines and food were all delicious. And we enjoyed meeting other tourists from around the world. Every part of the tour was special and fun.
Mr. Carsten D. from Germany travelled on 30 Jun 2016:
very nice guide and (luckily) wonderful co-bookers – we had so much fun. thank you!
Mrs. Collette B. from United Kingdom travelled on 28 Jun 2016:
Excellent tour, really opened our eyes to exciting Venetian ways and food and drink. Elizabetta was an excellent guide.
Mr. Kerry M. from United Kingdom travelled on 22 Jun 2016:
Giovanna was an excellent guide, the tour was one of the highlights of our weekend. Excellent knowledge, as well as great food and wine along the way!
Mr. Alex Y. from USA travelled on 21 Jun 2016:
Ms. Karissa H. from USA travelled on 20 Jun 2016:
Had a fantastic time. Recommend this tour/using Urban Adventures everywhere you travel. Need to start a tour in Dublin! Went there after Italy and were sad there was not a similar tour there. Would have been a great place for one!
Mrs. Pamela H. from USA travelled on 20 Jun 2016:
We loved Elisabetta and she did an amazing job. She is so knowledgeable about the area and really make the adventure fun for everyone.
Ms. Anita B. from Australia travelled on 13 Jun 2016:
Ms. Jill B. from USA travelled on 12 Jun 2016:
We did the Food and WIne Tour in Venice with Giovanna. She was full of knowledge about Venice and was incredibly friendly and receptive which made asking questions easy. We all thoroughly enjoyed our tour and had a blast. Thank you for hiring her because Giovanna made the tour special. Loved all the wines also.
Ms. Kimberly H. from USA travelled on 12 Jun 2016:
Plenty of good wine and food. We highly recommend this tour!
Mr. Kevin P. from USA travelled on 12 Jun 2016:
Betta was very personable and knowledgable about the Venetian culture. The food was excellent!!
Mr. robin f. from United Kingdom travelled on 11 Jun 2016:
Iole was a super guide. Very knowledgable and also very skilled at integrating us as a group. Thanks to her, we all ended up as friends, even though of different nationalities and ages!
Ms. valentina j. from US Minor Outlying Islands travelled on 11 Jun 2016:
The trip exceed my expectations. Our guide Simona is just fantastic. Very knowledgeable, enthusiastic, funny. Urban adventures is a great company. I had issues getting there on time and they were wonderfully professional.
Mr. Robert C. from United Kingdom travelled on 07 Jun 2016:
Excellent experience with a knowledgeable and fun guide. Thanks to Giovanna we got money and time saving tips for our Murano trip. She also introduced us to lovely local food and wine. I highly recommend this tour to anybody visiting Venice, whether for the first or 10th time.
Mr. Gayle b. from Australia travelled on 01 Jun 2016:
This was truly excellent our guide was amazing and I cant wait to see the pics! I would love do to this again!
Ms. Charlotte D. from United Kingdom travelled on 24 May 2016:
A truly special private tour with Francesca around the canals of Venice. Excellent Cicchetti & Prosecco, great fun on the boat and Francesca was knowledgeable and kind. We would definitely recommend this tour to other people!
Mr. Sally S. from Australia travelled on 23 May 2016:
In spite of a very wet tour, our guide was enthusiastic and we all had a fabulous time – who cares about rain when there are great wines and food to savour.
Mrs. SUE N. from United Kingdom travelled on 20 May 2016:
Excellent tour with Giovanna. She was enthusiastic, knowledgeable and fun. Would definitely recommend this tour.
Mrs. Judith S. from Switzerland travelled on 16 May 2016:
It was a really lovely experience, the guide was really great, the food and wine were excellent. We just wish we had got 2 bottles of the Rabosa wine from the hidden wine shop as it was sooooo good !!
Mr. Alex B. from United Kingdom travelled on 15 May 2016:
Ione, our guide was so nice. She was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable. The tour showed us a side to Venice life we wouldn’t have seen on our own. Thank you.
Ms. Morgan H. from USA travelled on 11 May 2016:
My boyfriend and I had a wonderful time! Our tour guide was super fun and informative. She took us to some great local spots that we went back to the day after the tour. The food and the wine were superb. We would definitely do Urban Adventures again!
Mrs. Rosemarie M. from United Kingdom travelled on 10 May 2016:
Excellent trip, enthusiastc guide, lovely food and drink. They took us to places we would not have dared venture as we did not know the drill.
Had trouble booking on your website – had to email in the end. Very helpful staff by email, but a bit worried about where the payment went as the bank questioned it.
Would definately do another Urban Adventure and have already recommended it to others.
Mrs. Olympe R. from France travelled on 10 May 2016:
Simona was amazing, full of knowledge and little anecdotes, we had a wonderful time with her and the group. I will definitely go on another Urban Adventure, I hope it will be as good as this one 🙂
Ms. Suzie D. from United Kingdom travelled on 25 Apr 2016:
Our tour guide was great, so lovely and knowledgeable.
Mr. David S. from United Kingdom travelled on 25 Apr 2016:
Our guide Elisabeta was very friendly and made the tour really enjoyable and brought the group of strangers together really well with her sense of humour and love for Venice. We had a great time!
Ms. Virginia M. from Canada travelled on 24 Apr 2016:
Exceeded expectations! Simona was a wonderful guide and spoke about the history of various buildings in Venice and introduced us to some truly amazing wines and cicchetti!
Mr. david m. from United Kingdom travelled on 23 Apr 2016:
Priceless local gems , a superb tour giving away priceless local knowledge you simply cant get without having someone who lives there, Giovana was amazing and a great guide. Recommend to everyone I have met so far … Thanks Dave
Ms. Anna S. from USA travelled on 19 Apr 2016:
Worth every single Euro I paid. Simona’s suggestions spilled over from my three hour tour with her to the rest of my stay in Venice, getting me off the beaten “tourist” path and to some lesser known places.
Mrs. Sarah H. from United Kingdom travelled on 10 Apr 2016:
Claire was brilliant and showed us a glimpse of Venice and the Venetian way of life. We used her recommend restaurants to eat out for the rest of our trip, and we enjoyed some great authentic, locally produced wine and food.
Mr. nick l. from United Kingdom travelled on 23 Mar 2016:
The tour exceeded our expectations, even though we’re home we’re still talking about it. In fact our taxi driver who collected us from the airport is going to Venice in a few weeks and we recommended your tour. If we came to Venice again I think we would do the tour again is brilliant, thank you so much we had a wonderful time.
Mr. Josh S. from United Kingdom travelled on 23 Mar 2016:
Our guide was Francesca and she was excellent. We went to some amazing bars which we would not found by ourselves. We tried a lot of different wines as well as some traditional foods. We had a great group which we also met up with the next day for a different tour. The meet location was easy to find, Francesca took control of the group well as well as showing her extended knowledge of the City. I would highly recommend. Josh & Tiff, Nottingham, UK.
Ms. Heidi N. from USA travelled on 21 Mar 2016:
Simona was wonderful! We really enjoyed her personality and energy.
Mr. Darren C. from Australia travelled on 12 Mar 2016:
A great fun evening, made some new friends from all over the world!
Ms. Jeane T. from Italy travelled on 11 Mar 2016:
Elisabetta was fabulous. My only regret was that I didn´t do this tour the first day I was in Venice. I loved the bacaro in Rialto and would have gone there over the next few days to eat and drink. Thank you to all of them for participating in Urban Adventures. They give Venice a wonderful name! Elisabetta was not only extremely knowledgeable about a wide range of topics but her English is excellent and her enthusiasm over the top. I was very fortunate to have nearly her full attention as we were a very small group.
Mr. Lawrence W. from South Africa travelled on 25 Feb 2016:
Great Experience. Would recommend it.
Ms. Tricia S. from Italy travelled on 07 Jan 2016:
I was traveling alone and decided to this tour last minute. Little did I know how amazing it would be. My guide was incredibly friendly and gave lots of advice of things to do during my visit. I had such a fun time winding through the little alleys of Venice, discovering the coolest places for food (and wine)!
Mr. Graham W. from United Kingdom travelled on 16 Dec 2015:
This was the perfect way to explore life as a local Venetian. The subtle insights into the day to day life combined with the quality of the food and wine was exceptional. The tour is the perfect amount of time and a very reasonable price considering the amount of food, wine and labor provided by the guide. Will recommend to anyone I know visiting Venice and will look to explore other Urban Adventure tours in the future!
Mr. Yannis K. from United Kingdom travelled on 02 Dec 2015:
Elisabetta was great, we really felt like locals going out for a bar & food crawl
Ms. Liis M. from United Kingdom travelled on 22 Nov 2015:
Exceeded my expectations!
Mr. David L. from USA travelled on 27 Oct 2015:
The Chichetti and Wine Tour in Venice was one of the highlights of our time in Italy.
Mrs. Maria K. from Sweden travelled on 25 Oct 2015:
Lovely tour – the Venice wine & cicchetti-tour – we liked about Everything and the we had a wonderful super guide. Went with my husband this time and will come back with my daughter next year. We will do the tour again 🙂
Ms. Martha L. from Canada travelled on 19 Oct 2015:
Highlight of our time in Venice
Mr. Pamela G. from Australia travelled on 16 Oct 2015:
want to thank Claire, she was enthusiastic friendly and so informative it made our stay in Venice so special. Would highly recommend this tour to everyone who visits this wonderful city.
Mr. David G. from United Kingdom travelled on 14 Oct 2015:
Really enjoyed the trip thanks,a great insight into the real Venice
Mr. Megan N. from USA travelled on 12 Oct 2015:
I don’t know where to start; this was just the best! Elisabetta was an AMAZING tour guide. She was funny, she was fun, she knew her city and loved where she came from. The group we toured with was also an excellent bunch of people, which only added to the fun. We stopped at 5 bars and tried foods I wouldn’t have normally eaten. We drank wine that made me want to have cases shipped home. We learned more and more about the city along the way to each new stop and it really made us fall in love with Venice. The tour, the guide, the experience…they were wonderful and one of the highlights of our whole trip!
Mrs. Alison W. from United Kingdom travelled on 09 Oct 2015:
Clare was a fantastic guide and we rated this tour as one of our best experiences in Venice. It was so good to get off the tourist route and enjoy fabulous cicchetti and wine together with an insight into real Venetians’ lives.
Ms. Rebecca B. from United Kingdom travelled on 07 Oct 2015:
Our guide Elisabeta was fabulous. Interesting, extremely knowledgeable and so enthusiastic. Guided the group to always say thank you and goodbye in the local language to the people at the places we visited. Simple but effective. Our fellow tourers were also excellent company!
Mr. Robert H. from USA travelled on 05 Oct 2015:
This trip was recommended to us from a co-worker and I have to say it exceeded our expectations, even after hearing about it from someone who experienced it! If you like food, and wine, or both then this is the right tour for you. Iola was so knowledgeable about the city and the food and really made the experience something special. We loved this tour so much that when we got back to our hotel room we booked another tour through Urban Adventures in Florence!
Mrs. Judith R. from United Kingdom travelled on 01 Oct 2015:
Excellent event Francesca fluent Englisg charm enthusiasm made her a perfect ‘host’
Mr. Dorothy N. from Australia travelled on 20 Sep 2015:
Thoroughly enjoyed this, my first Urban Tour. Elisabeth was an excellent and enthusiastic guide. The food and wine were excellent tasters and the knowledge imparted about Venice was really interesting.
Ms. Iris Y. from USA travelled on 11 Sep 2015:
Elizabetta (sorry if the spelling is wrong!) was a great guide with a fun personality who provided very interesting information about Venice while taking to many delicious cicchetti restaurants. The tour set-up was great – a walk around cannaregio to get a different feel for venice before digging into the food.
Mr. Michael D. from Australia travelled on 24 Aug 2015:
Another excellent tour. I hope to do this again with some of my family.
Mr. David M. from United Kingdom travelled on 10 Aug 2015:
Giovanne was/is an enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide who made the tour so enjoyable. Not only that, but it is great fun mixing with other tourists with a similar passion for food and wine. Salut to the team. An UA tour will now be on a list of ‘to do’s’ on each city trip.
Ms. Claire G. from Australia travelled on 31 Jul 2015:
Francesca was wonderful! Such a good experience for our first day in Venice. Although we had visited before, our friends had not, and the cicchetri and wine experience was one of the highlights of our trip!
Ms. Tiffani S. from USA travelled on 27 Jul 2015:
I love food tours and my one suggestion for this one would be to allow guests to sample more items in each restaurant. Having a plate of six different small things for six people allowing each person to try only one was a bit disappointing. Because of the small amount of food in each location, it ended up a wine speed drinking event and I was fairly tipsy very quickly. I have taken food tours in several cities and I have never had to go out to dinner after. I did on this one because I was hungry.
Mr. John B. from United Kingdom travelled on 06 Jul 2015:
Great walking tour of wine bars we would not have found ourselves with Venice history thrown in. Our guide Claire was knowledgable and enthusiastic. A highlight of our break !
Mrs. Julann T. from USA travelled on 15 Jun 2015:
My 14 year old son and I went on the Cicchetti & Wine Tour of Venice on June 8th. Elizabetta was our tour guide and I cannot say enough wonderful things about her and the entire tour. Elizabetta was so passionate about Venice and about each stop we made on the tour. She shared her knowledge and enthusiasm with all of us and we enjoyed every minute. She was also very sensitive to the fact the my son didn’t eat fish or, obviously, drink the wine. At each stop Elizabetta made sure he had an alternate tasting (which he loved) and something different to drink; she included him in all the conversations and was genuinely kind to him and to all of us. We went on quite a few tours throughout Europe and this one was certainly one of our very favorites. Thank you to Elizabetta and to Urban Adventures!
Mrs. Anat D. from Israel travelled on 10 Jun 2015:
giovanna was amazing!! we loved her and the tour both. regretted so much that there was no available tour before our last day as we learned so much from it that would have liked to implement. it was quite pricy for us but we enjoyed everyt second of it. brilliant concept!
Ms. Vera K. from Australia travelled on 27 May 2015:
Francesca did an awesome Job, told us many things about the City, took us to hidden places and knew much about the wine we tasted and the delicious Food we tried. Also great to see Venice from the perspective of a local away from the Tourist streets
Mr. Damian D. from Australia travelled on 03 May 2015:
Our guide Elisabetta was fantastic and catered to all in our group very well (USA ,UK and Australia)..we had a relaxed and informative but most of all a fun time,filled with laughter..we even managed to find three of the Osterias in the days follow the tour…yummm again. My personal thanks to Elisabetta for making my partners 50th birthday a memorable experience… my tip–make sure you do this tour early in your stay in Venice….
Mr. steve p. from Australia travelled on 08 Apr 2015:
Elizabetta was an outstanding guide. She was able to accommodate a range of people from a variety of backgrounds and of varying age. She was also able to inform us about Venetian culture, even some of the local and current families who make their living in Venice. At the end of the tour we had had the most fulfilling of times. In fact I don’t think the short time we spent with Elizabetta and the group will be topped, and we still have 15 weeks of our round the world trip left!
Mr. Timothy C. from USA travelled on 29 Mar 2015:
My girlfriend and I had a fantastic time with Claire. It was a very rainy day so Claire wanted to minimize the walking and the bars were having issues opening on time. However, Claire adapted very well to the situation and was able to shuffle around the bars and keep us out of the rain for the most part. We had a generous amount to drink and plenty of different chichetti to try. We also tried a few other places not on the tour that Claire recommended and they were very tasty!
Mr. John D. from Germany travelled on 26 Mar 2015:
It was great to discover the true restaurants and food culture of Venice, hidden among all the tourist traps.
Ms. Jan B. from United Kingdom travelled on 22 Dec 2014:
Elizabetha was a wonderful guide who gave us a history lesson and a friendly introduction to bars we would not have had the nerve to visit otherwise. It was like friends going out together and I loved it. Just glad I didn’t have to cross the canal after all the wine!
Mr. Angela T. from travelled on 15 Nov 2014:
Very enjoyable. The food and the wine were excellent but the best thing of all was the opportunity to see how the Venetians live and enjoy themselves. we discovered another side of this beautiful city in the back streets and lanes which will entice us back I’m sure. Thank you to our lovely guide and. Urban adventures.
Ashley M. from USA travelled on 03 Nov 2014:
Claire gave us an exceptional tour experience. She provided great detail, insight and interactivity. Due to the size of the group we did not interact with anyone in the restaurants we went to, which I looked forward to, but that is understandable given the size restraints. We had a lovely time and would recommend this tour highly. Thank you to Claire!
Mr. Steven M. from Australia travelled on 02 Nov 2014:
Great experience learnt a lot about the locals habits
Mrs. Sonya E. from Australia travelled on 29 Oct 2014:
Amazing the places we went to were so good and you couldn’t have found them without our guide Roberto. The food was plentiful and very different, the wine was flowing freely and you really felt like a local on this tour. Don’t miss it.
Ian C. from Australia travelled on 13 Oct 2014:
This tour was a wonderful way to celebrate my 60th birthday :-). Betta is a lovely lady and happily shared her local bacari and friends. The very nice wine also helped with the enjoyment and I was blown away to be given gluten free ciccheti and biscotti in each place. Definitely a highlight of our trip to Venice, ciao grazie mille
Mrs. Mary J. from USA travelled on 28 Sep 2014:
We had so much fun. Wished we did this our first day in Venice because it would of given us more ideas for lunch and dinner.
Mr. Melissa E. from Australia travelled on 21 Sep 2014:
I had an excellent time on this tour. Our guide was Elizabetta. She was very friendly, very funny and very informative. She have us great insight into local life. We has some lovely food and even better wine. I would thoroughly recommend this tour – especially early on in your time in Venice.
Mrs. Sheryl R. from USA travelled on 19 Sep 2014:
Giovanna was a great guide. She was enthusiastic, informative and sensitive to my partner’s special dietary concerns. We enjoyed it greatly.
Mr. Jamie G. from Australia travelled on 17 Sep 2014:
Travelled in August 2014 and thoroughly enjoyed our Cicchetti Tour with Elisabetta. Great to hear stories and history from a local Venetian and to experience food and wine that we would never have found on our own.
Ms. Kerri R. from Australia travelled on 17 Sep 2014:
Great fun!! Enjoyed it!!
Mrs. Karen W. from United Kingdom travelled on 08 Sep 2014:
fantastic time – best day in Venice. Elizabethe was excellent.
Ms. Prudence P. from Australia travelled on 27 Aug 2014:
The tour was a great way to discover more about Venice and it’s people. The guide was lovely and her recommendations spot on.
Ms. Lyn H. from Australia travelled on 02 Aug 2014:
Roberto is great guide, very enthusiastic about Venetian food and wine, plus he gave us a bit of insight into everyday life in Venice, as well as some history.
Mrs. carol n. from USA travelled on 29 Jul 2014:
Clare was a great guide, and the tour was a terrific way to begin a visit..I learned a lot even tho this was my fifth visit to Venice
Mrs. Phillipa K. from South Africa travelled on 26 Jul 2014:
My husband and I did a venice chichetti tour with Elizabetta. She was a fantastic guide and took us to some great places off the tourist beat. I’d definitely recommend it to anyone visiting venice!
Mrs. Julie G. from USA travelled on 23 Jul 2014:
Claire was TERRIFIC! We had a wonderful time and definitely will look up offerings from Urban Adventures for our next trip!
Mrs. Julie S. from United Kingdom travelled on 22 Jul 2014:
My husband and I had a wonderful trip around Venice visiting areas we would not have thought of. We had a wonderful evening sampling some fantastic Venetian food and wine. Would definitely recommend it.
Mrs. Gayle S. from United Kingdom travelled on 12 Jul 2014:
Great way to see the quieter streets of Venice. The guide Clare was very informative. A unique way to lean about Venice. Would recommend to all, not too much walking plenty of drinking and laughing. Good mix of age and origin on our tour, suitable for all.
Ms. Lori S. from USA travelled on 07 Jul 2014:
A great way to experience the tastes of vino and eats of Venice in the local bars!
Mr. Tony D. from travelled on 05 Jul 2014:
Really impressed with the tour and had great fun with our fellow companions.
Ms. Kathy V. from Australia travelled on 03 Jul 2014:
We had a fantastic time!
Mr. Daniel O. from Australia travelled on 30 Jun 2014:
Brilliant fun and worth every penny
Mrs. Denise W. from travelled on 18 Jun 2014:
We had a lovely fun time. With the help of our guide met new people sampled local wines and food. learnt about the social history and traditions. It was a highlight of our trip to Venice well worth doing. D&T from york
Mr. Adrian W. from travelled on 10 Jun 2014:
You may like to think about starting the trip in a location that is easier to find! we missed this last time we were in venice and had to book again. Also, for people that do not make it perhaps they could be sent a text message so they could hook up with the tour later on. Very glad we did make it this time – it was great fun and ciara very good
Mr. Amulya V. from USA travelled on 05 Jun 2014:
we had a great time and learnt a lot!!
Mr. Garry K. from Australia travelled on 02 Jun 2014:
Good tour to do when you first arrive in Venice or if you are there for a short time. Sara our guide was great and passionate about the tour and wanted to make sure everyone shared that with her. We would recommend this tour to anyone.
Mr. Adam B. from United Kingdom travelled on 02 Jun 2014:
Roberto was an excellent tour guide and host. We had a very enjoyable 3 hours in the company of a small group led by a knowledgable resident of Venice. Also excellent value. Aside from the interesting facts on Venice life I would recommend the Cicchetti tour at the start of their trip to anyone looking for a quick introduction to some of the best (reasonably priced) food and wine available in Venice.
Mr. Chris D. from USA travelled on 01 Jun 2014:
We (4of us) enjoyed and learned much on our recent tour of Venice. Our guide was wonderful. She was witty, knowledgeable and spent a lot of time explaining local culture and traditions. We learned much and although the food contained much seafood…and I am not a fan of that…I was determined to eat like a local…and glad I did. It was true to the region we visited and all of us will recommend this to our friends as well as join another Urban Adventure when the opportunity arises. It was a perfect way to learn about the locals and the city!!! So glad we did this!!!
Mrs. Chelsea R. from USA travelled on 06 May 2014:
This was a lot of fun! It’s a very good way to sample a lot of appetizers & wine as well as see the local side of Venice. I’d highly recommend it.
Ms. beverley m. from United Kingdom travelled on 02 May 2014:
A fantastic tour with an enthusiastic, smiley Claire.
We were a small group which made the experience much
easier in negotiating the crowds of Venice. Our guide
was very knowledgeable and gave us all a taste of the
real daily life of the locals.
At each stop we were made to feel very welcome and
given a selection of ciccetti and a glass of wine.
The wines and ciccetti varied at each bar so that it
gave us an idea of what was on offer.
I had a wonderful time and met some really nice people
so I would not hesitate in recommending these tours
to other travellers .
Mrs. Marina G. from Russia travelled on 16 Apr 2014:
Wonderful tour. One of the best experiences in Venice. WE’ve visited very interesting bars and try very good wine and local specialities. Can be recommended for all wine and food lovers!
Mr. Patrick K. from USA travelled on 02 Apr 2014:
Our guide Elisabetta did an amazing job. She had lot’s a very useful and interesting information to share, and most of all made the entire tour loads of fun.
Mrs. JANICE W. from United Kingdom travelled on 01 Apr 2014:
Absolutely fantastic, Claire was brilliant and it made our trip to Venice extra special.
Ms. Suwalee P. from Australia travelled on 18 Dec 2013:
This was definitely the highlight of our stay in Venice! Everyone should do this on the first day or as early as possible in their trip as Cecilia will provide lots of tips on places to eat and a spot of sight seeing off the main touristy streets. We met Cecilia at a very easy to find spot where she gave us a little bit of introduction and tour of the back streets and reasons why we should never ever have McDonalds. She then took us across the Grand Canal via the gondola. This was another fun experience riding the gondola standing up. After which it was a nice marathon of cicchetti and wine tasting – lots of which we would never have known how to order if we were on our own. Everything was delicious and the wine was good. Food aside, Cecilia was a great tour guide. She shared a lot of interesting bits and pieces on Venice, the various attractions and culture. She even taught us how to greet the hosts on arrival. Thanks Cecilia. We had so much fun on this trip. Oh if you want to know where to go for the best meatballs in venice, you’ve got to take her tour. 🙂
Ms. Cheryl R. from USA travelled on 03 Dec 2013:
Had an absolute wonderful time! This was our favorite tour in Italy! I really enjoyed the wine selections that Cecilia chose and all the food bites to go with them. I tried many things I wouldn’t have otherwise tasted. I also appreciated the recommendations she gave after the tour. Her love of Venice shines through and we loved this tour! We’ve already recommended it to my parents and we only just got back home today.
Mrs. Rhonda R. from Australia travelled on 07 Nov 2013:
Elisabetta was a fantastic guide – enthusiastic, welcoming and knowledgeable. She did a great job of including everyone in the group and handling a potentially difficult situation involving one member of the group. I would heartily recommend this tour, a great combination of site seeing, and food and wine tasting. Well done!
Mrs. Marikje v. from Netherland travelled on 27 Oct 2013:
We enjoyed the trip very much. Appreciate going local ‘ of the beaten path’ . Appreciate also the personal booking proces ( creating an extra place for my husband) with the personal mail communication. Excellent price – quality relation.
Mrs. Wendy S. from USA travelled on 27 Oct 2013:
Our guide was absolutely wonderful! You could tell she loved what she does. Very passionate! She made our experience great!
Mrs. Kylie R. from Australia travelled on 20 Oct 2013:
Our guide Claire was fabulous. Warm, friendly and very professional.
Mrs. Dee S. from USA travelled on 19 Oct 2013:
Our guide was wonderful…we had many tours while on our 10 day trip and this one was the best….thanks
Mrs. Helena B. from United Kingdom travelled on 16 Oct 2013:
Claire was delightful — informative, entertaining and clearly an expert in the field of Venice, food and wine. A first class Urban Adventure. Thank you
Ms. Laura L. from USA travelled on 15 Oct 2013:
This tour was one of the highlights of my stay in Venice. Iole, our guide, was personable, knowledgeable, and full of smiles. After meeting at an easy-to-find location, we walked a few blocks, rode the big gondola across the Grand Canal, and then headed into the narrow back streets. We stopped at four bars, including Venice’s oldest, opened in 1462. In each place, Iole explained the history of the location or Venice or the food and drink. We received full glasses (not samples) of wine or spirits, and one or two plates of cicchetti (appetizers) at each location–very generous! It was amazing how quickly we felt part of the local culture. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone who wants to “be” a Venetian and not just a tourist for a few hours.
Anne F. from Australia travelled on 05 Oct 2013:
Had a great time, best tour I did whilst in Venice.
Mrs. Bonnita E. from Australia travelled on 11 Sep 2013:
We were in Venice with another couple, and thought this would be fun. We were right! After meeting Cecelia at the round tower we (about 12 of us) were handed over to Ioli for our tour. Nice walk through a part of Venice we’d never seen (we came back the next day) and across the canal to a series of cicchetti bars, all close together and providing different foods and wines. Ioli was a great guide with a local’s knowledge of Venice, and was fun to be with. We’ll carry our memory of the cicchetti tour as one of the highlights of our time in Venice. Highly recommended for the fun-loving.
Mrs. Katherine S. from USA travelled on 10 Sep 2013:
Claire was very friendly and knowledgable. We saw her later in our trip and she was still helpful in telling us about the airport. We found the BEST places to eat off the path from the tourists thanks to this Cicchetti tour.
Ms. Shaina M. from USA travelled on 10 Sep 2013:
Cecilia was AMAZING! Food was great, wine was wonderful and the people were fantastic.
Mrs. Marie S. from USA travelled on 19 Aug 2013:
Cecilia and the cicchetti tour was our first night in Venice after flying in from Atlanta. Wandering around the back streets of Venice tasting a lot of outstanding Venetian specialties and fabulous wine we would not have been exposed to on our own – including cheeses. Cecilia taught us how to greet our hosts on arrival and thank them after in Italian. Our roup of 12 met in front of the round church in Venice where our tour began. We laughed, ate, and drank at some of the best local haunts which we would have never found without Cecilia! Bravo!
This was the very first time we booked all private tours – all on the guidance of reviews from trip advisor! We may never take a tour bus again!
Mr. Garry F. from Australia travelled on 12 Aug 2013:
Cecilia was a wonderful tour guide. Her knowledge of wines and the tapas we enjoyed was explained in a way only a local could do. Tour was will worth the money and we even visited a couple of the places before we left Venice. Have and will continue to recommend this tour to others.
Mr. Jeffrey S. from USA travelled on 28 Jul 2013:
Cecilia was excellent. Not only did we have a fun time, and enjoy ciccheti, we also learned about local culture and experienced places we would not have known or been able to find on our own. Venice is very touristy, and the tour significantly enhanced our overall trip. I highly recommend this tour. Thank you.
Mr. darren g. from United Kingdom travelled on 28 Jul 2013:
excellent fun tour in Venice with Cecillia,took to loads of nice bars off the tourist’Disneyworld’route,food & wine were excellent,gutted we can’t seem o find the wines back in England :-(,will definitely use urban adventures again if they do a tour in the city i am visiting & will recommend to friends.
Ms. Tina A. from USA travelled on 23 Jul 2013:
The tour was fun and exciting.
Ms. Grace P. from Australia travelled on 08 Jul 2013:
Exceeded my expectations, what a fantastic way to experience the city. Thank you
Mrs. Cheryl C. from USA travelled on 07 Jul 2013:
The tour exceeded my expectations…….Beside the wonderful food and wine, Cecelia, our tour guide was knowledgeable, very informative and FUN!…She really went out of her way to make this special for us. We would not hesitate to boil another Urban Adventure tour!
Ms. Amy R. from Australia travelled on 06 Jul 2013:
Our guide Claire was great. This tour allowed us to discover parts of Venice we would not have found on our own. The tour was informative and social and the food and wine was a treat!
Mrs. Colette P. from Canada travelled on 30 Jun 2013:
This tour was one of the highlights of our vacation. We returned to 3 of the cicchetteri after the tour. Claire was lovely and our group was so amicable and sociable. We will let our friends and Tripadvisor know about Urban Adventures.
Ms. Deborah S. from Australia travelled on 23 Jun 2013:
After reading all the positive comments both on the official website and trip advisor (the ultimate business litmus test and travellers forum 😉 I was fairly confident that my morning with Cecilia was going to be enjoyable but I am delighted to say that even then I under-estimated how much I would gain from the day. This tour is about as non-threatening as the tentative traveller could ask for, never insisting that you step outside your comfort zone while encouraging you to trust the experts and indulge!! And offering a lovely lesson on how and where to find your own slice of the local culture as well. A gentle easy walk for all those that worry about this with the added bonus of being shown how to use the Traghetto!! This local form of crossing the Grand Canal was such a thrill, I loved it and promptly used it again! AND now… the food!!! Cecilia took us to the most amazing little places and the tiny treats kept coming, perfectly matched with a wide selection of wines (many of which can only be found in Venice – guess I have to go back soon then 😉 I was surprised to find that the best places are only one or two corners away from the main tourist strip… I was expecting to be deep into the local suburbs but this is just another pleasant surprise to result from the tour as it made popping back a cinch! I would happily take the tour again (I understand that the day of the week, time of day and time of year all influence the exact combination of osteria visited and I would love to discover more!) and I already have raved about this to all my family and friends! I can’t recommend this tour and Cecilia enough and it has inspired me (a notouriously independent traveller) to investigate this sort of tour in more locations…. Like Rome… I’ve been consistantly dissapointed by Roman cuisine…. Hmmm time to investigate Urban Adventures in Rome I think 😉
Mr. Terence F. from Portugal travelled on 19 Jun 2013:
We went on the cicchetti tour on our first evening. Brilliant! Cecilia is a gem – we could not imagine a better person as a guide to where to eat, and drink, off the beaten track in Venice. As well as the information she imparts regarding the local food and wine, there are many interesting snippets of history thrown in. Invaluable for your first visit to Venice.
Ms. Cynthia B. from USA travelled on 16 Jun 2013:
Cecilia was excellent! She shared her love for the local culture and showed us how to have a much more authentic experience by simply stepping back from the tourist zones, by even just a block. This was truly the highlight of our visit to Venice. I highly recommend Cecilia and this tour!
Mrs. Danielle R. from USA travelled on 16 Jun 2013:
We absolutely loved our tour with Cecilia! Cecilia’s enthusiasm about the food, wine, and culture of Venice was wonderful and gave us an unforgettable night!
Ms. Samantha H. from United Kingdom travelled on 13 Jun 2013:
This was a real treat and have us chance to sample some beautiful dishes I wouldn’t have otherwise tried. We went to lovely places and learnt a lot about the local area with the opportunity to ask questions and get directions to places of interest.
Mr. Norbert H. from Canada travelled on 31 May 2013:
Claire did an excellent job helping us get oriented around the rather confusing Venice street layout while also showing us a bit of the ‘non-tourist’ side. We appreciate tours that are memorable, rather than trying to cover too much to the point where little is retained.
Mr. Nicholas R. from United Kingdom travelled on 29 May 2013:
Visited Venice 21st May and went on the evening Cicchetti of Venice Tour. Our guide was Cecelia and she was brilliant, very informative and a credit to Venice and Urban Adventures. X
Mrs. Nancy D. from United Arab Emirates travelled on 29 May 2013:
The chicchetti tour of Venice was better than I expected. I was initially apprehensive for my husband who is picky about certain types of food and drink. However, we both enjoyed the tour tremendously. The guide Cecilia is charming and so in tune with local customs. Was great to see Venice as a local does. We would highly recommend anyone to do this tour. Looking forward to using Urban Adventures on our future travels.
Mr. Jeffrey S. from USA travelled on 13 May 2013:
Cecilia was fantastic! We ate, laughed, got some history, and learned some tricks on how to easily get around Venice. Her tour helped show us a slice of the city that we wouldn’t have gotten otherwise. Afterwards she suggested some restaurants and places to check out that did not disappoint. In addition to her knowledge of Venice her personality really made us feel very comfortable. She was very patient, kept the pace of the tour going with her enthusiasm, and even taught us some key phrases to help us get around in Italy. I will be recommending it to everyone I know who goes to Venice!
Mr. James T. from Australia travelled on 09 May 2013:
Exceeded my expectations. Thank you Cecilia for a really fun and informative tour! We’ve been to Venice before but thanks to you we now have a new appreciation of this multi-faceted city.
Ms. Anne O. from United Kingdom travelled on 07 May 2013:
A perfect way to get in to the real Venice behind the obvious tourist places. Great company, food and wine.
Mrs. Donna S. from USA travelled on 25 Apr 2013:
We loved our Cichetti tour with Cecilia! We found some great, local places that were suprisingly close to our B&B. We were able to re-visit some of them before we left Venice. Cecilia was very upbeat and made the tour so much fun.
Mrs. Daphne P. from Cyprus travelled on 16 Apr 2013:
Loved every minute of it! Fantastic guide, excellent introduction to Venice, its people, its culture. Highly recommended.
Mr. Lee T. from Australia travelled on 13 Apr 2013:
Cecilia was brilliant…warm, funny, knowledgable and passionate! She taught us the culture and some important Italian words that would gain us respect from the locals. A bit of effort surely goes a long way as we have noticed when we try to speak basic italian, it really brings a smile to their face. Very personalised experience with lots to drink! great job and highly recommend this tour
Mrs. Amy W. from USA travelled on 02 Apr 2013:
Cecilia was a great hostess to the city – not only did she have lots of information about the places we went on our tour, but she also gave further personal recommendations for the rest of our time in Venice, based on where we were staying.
Mr. Norman B. from United Kingdom travelled on 27 Mar 2013:
We will highly recommend it!
Mrs. Emma M. from United Kingdom travelled on 25 Mar 2013:
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour – our guide, Cecilia was excellent and we had a lot of fun!
Mrs. Linda M. from United Kingdom travelled on 17 Mar 2013:
the guides’ enthusiasm and professionalism was excellent.
Mr. Chris B. from United Kingdom travelled on 16 Mar 2013:
I am so glad that we booked the Venice Urban Adventures tour on our first visit to the city. Cecilia is an absolutely amazing tour guide, we could not recommend her enough. During the tour Cecilia introduced us to a selection of delicious wines and cicchetti in locations we would never have discovered if we had not done the tour. The places which Cecilia focused on were within a stone’s throw of major tourist destinations (i.e. Strada Nuovo and Rialto bridge) but once you entered these places you were made to feel like you were in an undisconvered gem in the middle of the Italian countryside.
Cecilia’s passion for Venice, its reputation, its food and drink and its well-being really comes through and she single-handedly changed my opinion of the city; after the tour I decided that I would like to come back to the city and explore the city in more depth whilst staying in one of the quieter neighbourhoods of the city.
The tour itself lasted around 3 hours, only about 15 mins of the tour was spent walkiing whilst the rest was spent inside gorgeous osterias, restaurants or ciccheti places. Cecilia’s exuberance, knowledge and charm made the 3 hours whizz by and after the copious amounts of delicious wine and food we came away from the tour feeling like we owed her much more than what we had paid for the tour and given her in tips.
To top this off Cecilia found out on the day that we were visiting Venice to celebrate my mother’s 60th birthday and she was evidently watching my mother’s reactions to all the wines she tried. Just before the tour ended Cecilia presented my mother with a bottle of the wine that she had enjoyed the most during the tour which Cecelia had paid for out of her own pocket. My mother and all of us were so touched by this gesture.
If you only have time to fit one thing into your inventory in Venice I implore you to do this. I think those people that gave this 4* may be a bit crazy; i would give this a 6th star if I could.
Ms. Michele K. from USA travelled on 06 Mar 2013:
Do not miss this adventure! I’d highly recommend taking it the first night you’re in Venice so you can enjoy on subsequent nights some of the cichetti bars you’re introduced to on the tour. The food was fresh, interesting flavors, delicious! We sampled a number of different, unique wines and prosecco (including a surprisingly wonderful fizzy RED wine!). Our guide, Cecelia, was lively and informative. We had so much fun on this trip! I’d do it again.
Mrs. Rebecca B. from United Kingdom travelled on 30 Nov 2012:
The wonderful Cecelia gave us an insiders guide to Venice that we would not have otherwise had. It was a great way to spend an evening escaping the tourist hubs. Hight reccommended!
Mrs. Lisa H. from United Kingdom travelled on 27 Nov 2012:
We did this tour with Julia on Friday 23 Nov 2012. A great group of mixed nationalities; English, German and American. Really enjoyed each bar, each was different and had a great selection of Cicchetti. Julia was really friendly, knowledgeable and happy to answer all our questions; however bizarre! We learnt alot of details about Venice that the usual tours would not have given us. Would highly recommend this tour, it’s a great way to see the real Venice and meet new people. As we were having such a good time, our little group decided to stay together after the tour had ended and we returned to one of the previous bars! – Highly Recommended and a big thank you to Julie for a great experience.
Mr. Arthur W. from travelled on 15 Nov 2012:
The first night we were in Venice we did the cicchetti tour with Julia. She was smart, funny and took us to five different places serving excellent red and white wines and melt-in-your-mouth cicchettis – Italy’s version of tapas. We also visited neighborhoods and bars frequented by locals. She shared tons of history and interesting anecdotes about the city and its people. Truly recommend this tour – it changed our whole perspective of Venice.
Mrs. Annabel T. from United Kingdom travelled on 12 Nov 2012:
We had the most wonderful time. Lots of wine, local food and information that we wouldn’t have known about unless we were locals in Venice. Highly recommend it to any first timers as well as to regular visitors. The guide (Cicilia) was very knowledgeable and extremely friendly. Thank you for a wonderful experience. We will definitely book again!
Ms. Patricia E. from USA travelled on 21 Oct 2012:
I booked the cicchetti tour based on reviews and was not disappointed. I decided to do this my first night in Venice as an intro to the other Venice and to learn about this casual style of eating and enjoying the tastes of Venice. Cecilia is an exceptional guide who knows how to get you into the spirit of Venice and feel part of a night out on the town, even though I was by myself. Her explanations were informative, especially about the types of wines and cicchetti bars and her tips about areas to go for a slice of Venetian life were every helpful. Her enthusiasm was contagious and we were all enjoying the our cicchetti and ombra and hated to say “Buona Notte”. I highly recommend this to get acquainted with Venice and I especially recommend it to single travelers as a way to enjoy a great night out and meeting other like travelers.
Mrs. Kathleen T. from travelled on 21 Oct 2012:
A good value for the price charged. Small group. YEY!
Mr. Andy W. from United Kingdom travelled on 21 Oct 2012:
We’ve been on several tours in the past and I can whole heartedly say this was the best by far. Ceclilia really opend our eyes into how the Venetians eat and drink and we visted many of her suggested sites after the tour for the two days we were in Venice! We actually bumped into her again in one of the bars where she was conducting another tour and she took the time to come over for a chat! Highly recommended!
Mrs. paula p. from USA travelled on 20 Oct 2012:
Cecelia provided a fun, informative three hour tour.
Mr. Paul M. from United Kingdom travelled on 18 Oct 2012:
This is a must do tour, giving you the opportunity to explore Venice as the locals see it. You get to sample some fab taverns and local wines/foods.
Mr. Peter C. from United Kingdom travelled on 14 Oct 2012:
Excellent tour, great fun and a superb guide.
Mr. Brian A. from United Kingdom travelled on 10 Oct 2012:
This was a superb experience. Our guide was professional but friendly and informative. The wine and food we tasted were excellent. No small measures on the drinks!! We felt we had seen the ‘real’ Venice, where local people spend their eating/drinking time. Certainly not on the tourist trail. Highly recommend .
Mr. Clive M. from United Kingdom travelled on 10 Oct 2012:
Cecelia was fantastic. She gave us a great insight to our 3 day break in Venice. I think the tour should be mandatory for every first time visitor to Venice. Having said that we could easily have done the tour every day. Shall certainly do it again on our next trip. We visited the places she recommended and thoroughly enjoyed them all. Mille grazie !
Ms. Jan M. from Australia travelled on 08 Oct 2012:
Cecilia was outstanding and completely changed the remainder of our time in Venice. We began as tourists and became travellers who just loved local culture and traditions. Our cicchetti tour is a standout on our 3months in Europe. Thank you so much Cecilia. I hated Venice the last time I was there, and ended up loving it this time!!
Mr. Alan B. from travelled on 06 Oct 2012:
Cecilia ,our guide was BRILLIANT !! Fun ,keen and really knew her stuff.She was so good, we changed our next two days in Venice to our own urban adventures, with her help , and had the best time getting lost and drinking wine and eating great local food . Must do trip in Venice . Thank you
Mr. James K. from USA travelled on 01 Oct 2012:
Celia was terrific. Best time we had in Venice. Group Size was perfect. Our Guide was easy to contact via mobile phone and went above and beyond her duties to assure we had a great time. No Reservation booking another tour. Actually we did in Rome.
Mrs. Agnes S. from travelled on 30 Sep 2012:
Exceeded my expectations. It was such fun and a must do when visiting Venice. Venice is so much more than the Grand Canal which incidentally is awesome. Cecilia introduced us to things that as a general tourist you wouldn’t encounter. Well done Cecilia. I haven’t stopped talking about my Urban Adventure in Venice!
Mr. Gregory C. from Australia travelled on 29 Sep 2012:
Cecilia is a wonderful host who happily shares her love and knowledge of Venice with others. This tour is an interesting way to get to know another side of Venice, and to find little cicchetti venues to return to with a little confidence in how to order and understand what is on the menu. It is taken at a most pleasant time of day and it was wonderful to watch the light change throughout our walk. We highly recommend this tour to everyone.
Mrs. Heather S. from Australia travelled on 29 Sep 2012:
Cecilia was our guide and she was great. She gave us the opportunity to experience a different side to Venice. These type of introductions to a city give one a far better appreciation of the place than just visiting the key tourist attractions.
Mr. Wilhelm H. from Australia travelled on 27 Sep 2012:
Excellent tour guide. I would recommend that anyone coming to Venice should do this tour on their first day in the city. We got an incite into the local food and wine and a number of places to eat away from the crowds.
Mr. Rob S. from United Kingdom travelled on 23 Sep 2012:
First time in Venice and this trip was booked for our first full day in the City.An excellent and informative start to our holiday and a little fun too!
Mr. Graham J. from United Kingdom travelled on 16 Sep 2012:
Superb…..Cecilia was a wonderful guide. Food and wine was excellent.visited great parts of the city yards from the main tourist areas. Superb interaction with all members of the group.
Our first experience of Urban adventures…thanks to Sunday Times for recco! Will definitely do same in other cities.
Mr. Sharon W. from USA travelled on 15 Sep 2012:
The Chicchetti tour with Cecilia was one of the highlights of of our stay in Venice. Cecilia was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the neighborhood, giving us great tips and info about residential life in Venice. Not too mention the wonderful food and wine! We found ourselves the next evening wishing we could go on another chicchetti tour with the guide. It was too bad we didn’t have more time in Venice to take advantage of her tips, and revisit some of the stops.
Mr. John T. from Australia travelled on 09 Sep 2012:
Cecilia was wonderful. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening. Some more information about Venice’s history and culture would have been appreciated.
Ms. Simone R. from Australia travelled on 13 Aug 2012:
The cicchetti tour in Venice exceeded my expectations. It was a fantastic way to see the city, experience the food and wine and get off the main tourist route. Great guide!
Mr. Dave C. from USA travelled on 11 Aug 2012:
We loved the cicchetti tour-which was much more than eating and sipping delicious Italian wines. Our guide answered all our questions about Italy and Venice as well. So sorry we do not remember her name.
Mrs. Breanne K. from USA travelled on 29 Jul 2012:
This was a great tour- my husband’s favorite that we did in Italy! It was fun drinking wine and hearing about Italian culture and food.
Mr. Paul S. from United Kingdom travelled on 26 Jul 2012:
The tour and the our Cecilia were great, we enjoyed it even though the gondola crossing (advertised) was not available on the Sunday when we did our tour (22nd July), still I have already recommended the tour and the website and will consider doing another one on my next trip to Berlin.
Mr. Gregory S. from New Zealand travelled on 18 Jul 2012:
If only I had done this tour at the start of my stay in Venice! Exceeded expectations, so much so that it really contributed to Venice being my favourite stop in Italy.
Mr. Carl S. from Australia travelled on 15 Jul 2012:
Couldn’t have been better. Cecilia was as passionate about her city as she was in ensuring the the best tour for all of us. We enjoyed great food and wine, and our two 15 year old boys saw a wonderful city from a perspective closer to how the locals see their own city.
Mr. Aaron N. from USA travelled on 11 Jul 2012:
Our trip in Venice was great, not only was the city incredible but our guide was the best. Cecilia showed us parts of the city most travelers would not see and introduced us to some great food and wine available in Venice. This was our first Urban Adventure but we will use this company again during our next vacation.
Ms. Lynn C. from Canada travelled on 21 Jun 2012:
Wonderful tour full of local specialties and an enthusiastic, fun guide. Cecelia was great! In fact, I just recommended the tour to someone I know travelling to Venice in July.
Mr. Raymond S. from Australia travelled on 17 Jun 2012:
Cecelia was an excellent host and guide. Despite the weather conditions, made an unforgettable tour which left us far better informed and well prepared for our next trip to Venice. Will definitely recommend to friends and colleagues.
Mr. John W. from USA travelled on 13 Jun 2012:
Our guide, Cecelia, was a Venetian who spoke excellent English and provided a unique and memorable experience in our walking tour of the city from a native’s perspective. Good food, wine, history and interesting facts as only one who truly loves the city could offer. Would go again as the tour stops frequently change or would try another Urban Adventures outing based on this experience.
Cheraw SC USA
Mr. David M. from New Zealand travelled on 05 Jun 2012:
This tour was fantastic and the highlight of our trip to Venice. A MUST for anyone who visits.
Mrs. Kathryn F. from travelled on 01 Jun 2012:
A wonderful way to get to know a small part of the real Venice and its culture. Cecelia is a warm, knowledgable, bright personality and an excellent communicator. She knows her stuff!
Mr. Nicholas P. from Spain travelled on 27 May 2012:
Cecilia, our guide, was excellent in every way – informative, funny and great company. The tour was excellent value for an expensive city.
Mrs. Annette S. from Australia travelled on 20 May 2012:
our guide Cecelia was lovely and very enthusiastic, the food and wine was delicious and it was great to get to know the other people on the tour.
Mr. Yu L. from Australia travelled on 16 May 2012:
Our guide was excellent in giving us a different Venice experience that was totally unexpected. My mom and I enjoyed it very much!