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Skip the Line: Hard Rock Cafe Venice

1. Skip the Line: Hard Rock Cafe Venice

Skip the line and enjoy priority access to Venice’s famous Hard Rock Cafe. Dine in style at the heart of one of Europe’s most charming and beautiful cities! Take your pick of delicious full-menu options: Gold Menu (2-course): Choice of main -  • Legendary burger • Moving Mountains burger • Grilled chicken sandwich • Chicken caesar salad • Twisted mac, chicken, and cheese pasta • BBQ pulled pork sandwich • Tupelo chicken tenders Dessert - • Brownie Diamond Menu (3-course): Choice of starter - • Caesar or house salad • Nachos to share (1 per every 3-4 guests) Choice of main - • Legendary burger • Moving Mountains burger • Smoked BBQ combo • Grilled salmon • Twisted mac, chicken, and cheese pasta • Steak salad • BBQ chicken Dessert - • Chocolate cake Choice of one beverage: • Soft drink, coffee, or tea  

Venice: Small Group Pasta and Tiramisu Class

2. Venice: Small Group Pasta and Tiramisu Class

During this private lesson, you will learn how to prepare 2 pasta recipes and the tiramisu dessert from scratch. Your Cesarina will reveal the tricks of the trade of these iconic recipes. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test and amaze your friends and family once home with an Italian meal! This experience is suitable for families with children of all ages.

Venice: Prosecco Wine Tasting Tour

3. Venice: Prosecco Wine Tasting Tour

Discover the origins and history of the most famous sparkling Italian wine, Prosecco, on this full-day tour. Meet your wine expert guide in Piazzale Roma, close to the historical center of Venice, and enjoy the drive towards region where prosecco is produced in a comfortable van. During your trip, you will pass by the original region of prosecco, Conegliano Valdobbiadene, a complex of small towns and expanses of vineyards. Visit 2 traditional wineries to learn all the secrets of Prosecco production and have 2 wine tasting sessions. First, stop at a family-run winery for a guided tour of the vineyards. Enjoy a tasting session paired with a light lunch with local products like cheese, salami, bread, and seasonal vegetables. After lunch with a view, head to the second winery to meet the winemaker for a guided tour of the production. Learn more about the Charmat method and a second wine tasting session. At the end of this trip to the magical world of Prosecco land, return to the starting point.

Yummy Cooking Class In Venice

4. Yummy Cooking Class In Venice

The professional chef is Carolyn, an American married to a Venetian, who has lived in Italy for over 20 years, and has won numerous awards for her Venetian cooking. She will welcome you with a glass of prosecco to sip with "cicheti" (Venetian finger food). During the class, you will learn how to to make traditional Venetian dishes. You will learn how to create hand-made fresh pasta, following the traditional Italian style of pasta-making, filled with seasonal vegetables, meat, or both. You will also learn to make lovely, delicate Italian cookies, and a decadent Venetian creamy dessert. Your lesson ends enjoyably at the table (in the warm months it will be on the panoramic terrace, weather permitting). You will sit and taste your delicious creations, chatting over a nice glass of regional wine with Carolyn and any other lesson participants.

Venice: 2.5-Hour Street Food Tour with a Local Guide

5. Venice: 2.5-Hour Street Food Tour with a Local Guide

Eat your way around Venice on a 2.5-hour tasting tour of some of the city's eateries, and get views of the historical monuments and attractions along the way. Begin in the San Marco district and stroll to the Rialto Bridge over the Grand Canal. Visit Rialto Market and marvel at the colorful fruit and vegetable stalls. Experience everyday life in the city as the locals come to purchase fresh fish and other ingredients. Next, go to Campo San Polo and enter the Basilica dei Frari. Pass the square of Campo San Bartolomeo, where the locals like to gather. Along the way, taste a wide range of food specialties, from regional cheeses to buranelli biscuits and traditional cakes. Sample some sweet tiramisù in the city where it was invented, and experience the unique culture of cicchetti, the tapas-like snacks loved by Venetians served in typically cozy bàcari (bars). End on the Campo Santa Margherita in the historical sestiere (district) of Dorsoduro near the university.  

Venice: Sunset Boat Tour with Aperitif

6. Venice: Sunset Boat Tour with Aperitif

Once onboard, you will navigate through St. Mark’s Bay and the Venetian lagoon. While the sun begins to set on the water and the sky turns bright orange, you can admire these breath-taking views while sipping on a refreshing glass of prosecco, the famous Italian sparkling wine, and munching on some light snacks. if you are not a prosecco lover or you are planning to join this tour with children, you’re covered: soft drinks are also available onboard. Learn about the history of Venice from your guide and admire its islands and monuments at sunset comfortably seated on the boat. This panoramic tour will take you from St. Mark’s Square and Punta della Dogana, all the way to Lido of Venice, Murano island, and back to the starting point. Take memorable pictures of the lagoon at sunset and see Venice from a different perspective on this unique panoramic tour while enjoying an aperitif aboard a two-story boat.

Venice: Private Local Foodie Food Tour

7. Venice: Private Local Foodie Food Tour

Follow your local foodie guide to some of the best bacari, or wine bars, in Venice. After sampling your choice of local wine, an Aperol spritz, or Campari, get ready to taste your way through the city. Try traditional Venetian crustless sandwiches, or tramezzini, with ham and mushrooms at Rosa Salva, a pasticceria open since 1867 just a stone’s throw away from the Piazza San Marco. Keep walking towards an old fish market where you can try creamed codfish or marinated sardines. Make sure your belt is loosened for a must-try foodie haven hidden away just a few steps from the Rialto bridge. Indulge in everything from polenta bianca to fried seafood and pasta with squid ink.

Venice: Private Evening Tour w/ Drinks & Bites in Cannaregio

8. Venice: Private Evening Tour w/ Drinks & Bites in Cannaregio

See Venice come to life as the locals come out to unwind in one of the top areas in town, the Cannaregio district. Visit 3 of the best spots for a drink and a typical local bite like Cicchetti and Ombra. Visit beautiful sights with your local guide and nightlife expert. Enjoy local drinks such as wine, beer, cocktails, or non-alcoholic beverages paired with delicious bites typical of the region as you hop from hotspot to hotspot. Vegetarian alternatives cover every taste. Immerse yourself in Venices' vibrant nightlife with your tour guide and get to know the city.

Venice: Rialto Market Tour, Hands-On Cooking Class & Lunch

9. Venice: Rialto Market Tour, Hands-On Cooking Class & Lunch

Experience one of the most vibrant sites in Venice on a tour of the Rialto Market with a local chef. Select seasonal ingredients to prepare and cook an authentic Italian meal during a hands-on cooking class. Toast to your experience with a glass of wine. Step into the vibrant Rialto Market to learn the history of the market and the story of the food produced here (market visit is not included in the 6 PM experience). After the market tour, head to a typical Venetian home for your cooking class. Prepare a starter, main dish (with homemade pasta), and a dessert to enjoy at the end of your class. Sip on a glass of wine while you prepare authentic recipes. End your class by enjoying the fruits of your hard work, served with plenty of wine.

Venice: 40-Minute Sparkling Wine & Italian Prosecco Tasting

10. Venice: 40-Minute Sparkling Wine & Italian Prosecco Tasting

Enjoy a delicious local, sparkling wine tasting in a traditional venetian wine bar. Have an unforgettable experience and taste different types of real Italian Prosecco with some delicious finger food. Delight in the combination between wine and food which are wisely chosen by your sommelier Marco. Meet Marco, the owner and sommelier of the wine bar, who will explain how to properly do the wine tasting and teach you the secrets and techniques of production of these excellent wines. Spend some time in Ai Do Cancari, run by the expert Venetian Sommelier Marco, a cozy wine bar in the heart of Venice, just few steps from Accademia Bridge, in a place very famous for the artistic shops and away from the overcrowded touristic places. Here you can chat over a glass of wine and totally relax.

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What people are saying about Venice

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 1,138 reviews

This was our first time in Venice and what a beautiful city. This tour gave us the perfect opportunity to explore with the help of an expert local guide. She was very passionate about sharing the best bits of the city, as well as taking us to some lesser known places that we wouldn't have found on our own. The food that was included in the tour tasted amazing and the tour was topped off by a little gondola ride across the Grand Canal!

Such a unique experience in Venice! We were looking for a less ‘touristy’ activity and we couldn’t have been happier with Carolyn’s class. She is full of great stories and cooking tips, and makes sure you go home with the knowledge (and recipes) to make these dishes on your own. The best part? Being able to enjoy the pasta on her beautiful terrace!

Perfect service, let us change a starter from the diamond menu without any extra charge. Would recommend!

Fantastic guide, Ana, took us around Venice with culinary experiences and a lot of history.

It was totally beautiful, quiet, delicious and fun! Thank you very much!