Cicchetti And Wine Tour Of Venice’s Jewish Ghetto

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Overview

Make like a Venetian and enjoy an evening stroll around the 'bcari' (wine bars) of Venices Jewish Ghetto! While exploring the historical quarter with a local guide, visit three bars to enjoy a glass of local wine in each place alongside 'cicchetti' bite-sized appetizers that are served around the city. Learn about local life, food and wine in Venice, and savor enough food for a light evening meal. Numbers are limited to 12 on this small-group food tour, ensuring personalized attention from a guide.

Highlights

  • Free drinks included
  • Free snacks included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Small group ensures personal service

Know More about this tour

Meet your guide in Venice’s Jewish Ghetto, a historical area in the Cannaregio neighborhood of the city. Many consider the area to be a little piece of authentic Venice, tucked away from the well-trodden tourist trail, where the streets resonate with the sounds of locals laughing and catching up on gossip.

Hear how the Jewish Ghetto was the first of its kind in the world, and how it served as the inspiration for William Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice, as you amble along its pretty streets. While the Jewish population in the ghetto reached a peak of 4,000 inhabitants by the mid-17th century, today Venice is home to around 500 Jews who live all over the city. The quarter still thrives as a spiritual and cultural center for Venice's Jewish community; synagogues and kosher restaurants are just a few of the sights seen, as well as a traditional open-air market, mask-making workshop and bustling independent shops.
After getting a feel for the area, check out three of the ghetto’s atmospheric bàcari. The venues visited are subject to change, but your guide knows the most interesting drinking dens in the area and will select bars based on their good food and wine, friendly atmosphere and décor — think of convivial bars straight out of Italian films with elegant, wine glass–lined brick and stone walls.

Inside each bar, enjoy a glass of ombra (Venetian slang for local wine) as well as plates of cicchetti — the tasty Venetian appetizers that are served all over the city. The dishes vary, but you can expert tantalizing offerings such as expertly seasoned meatballs, creamy cod mousse or colorful bruschetta. As you nibble on the tasty treats, hear insights from your guide about the local wine and learn about daily life in Venice.

Your tour finishes near Campo della Maddalena, leaving you ideally placed to return to the center independently or continue your night of eating and drinking in the area at your own expense.

Inclusions for Cicchetti And Wine Tour Of Venice’s Jewish Ghetto

  • Professional guide
  • Taste local cicchetti appetizers and wines at three Cannaregio district wine bars
  • 2 glasses of wine
  • 1 glass of prosecco

Exclusions for Cicchetti And Wine Tour Of Venice’s Jewish Ghetto

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability

Not wheelchair accessible

Guests under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult

Unfortunately, due to the particular kind of appetizers served in Venice’s typical wine bars, they cannot meet special dietary requirements of our clients, such as gluten-free, vegan, etc. options.

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • Honestly, not worth the steep price. The guide was very soft-spoken and without headphones we could not hear her most of the time. The tour was not well organised and at each stop someone had to wait too long for drinks / cicchetti. She never did explain what the Jewish Ghetto had to do with the wine. The ghetto history that I could hear was very interesting. The evening views of Venice from each location were breathtaking.

  • Our guide, Bennedette sp? was easy to talk with and had lots of fun facts to share with us. The wine and prosecco were wonderful as well as the cicchetti. I would take a tour like this again.

  • Sadly we missed our connecting flight in Portugal, then all of our flights were delayed, so we missed this tour and I'm so sad.

  • Lara was amazing! The walk was moderate. The information given was great. Lara was very knowledgeable and answered all our questions.

  • Tour guide was wonderful! Enjoyed the wine, cicchetti, and tour itself!

  • Lara our guide was wonderful! She answered all our questions, shared some of her personal stories and made us laugh. I would strongly recommend Lara for your tour in Venice!

  • The guide was great and the tour of the Jewish Ghetto was very interesting and informative. There was too much down between the third tasting and the last. The wine was good-not so much the food.

  • Loved our tour guide, Lara. Learned so much and cicchetti was delicious. Perfect for a light dinner.

  • Good guide, more of a walking tour which happended to have included wine. But good guide with areas and information we would have never seen otherwise

  • Jewish ghetto tour was mediocre at best. No access to synagogues which you get with tours offered by synagogues. Guide didnt wear microphone so couldnt hear her.wine and snacks were fine but you can fo that on your own.

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