Veneto
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2.5 hours
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Venice boats and best cicchetti in Venice

Row like a Venetian! Choose this unforgettable experience on traditional boats for your holidays in Venice. Learn the ancient rowing technique. Enjoy a special aperitif tasting the best cicchetti in Venice in the famous bacari.


What you’ll do

  • Board your private boat and reach the Rowing Centre in Cannaregio
  • Learn the ancient technique of Venetian rowing
  • Stop at two renowned Venetian bacari and enjoy a drink with Venetian cicchetti on the boat

 Private Tour: 2 people. For groups of 3 or 4 people, ask for a customized experience

Price per person: € 252


What to expect

This tour is dedicated to the preservation of the traditional Venetian water culture and the Venetian style of rowing.

On typical Venetian boats, the classic Venetian rowing boats, the rower stands facing forward holding the boat oar as per the rowing technique of voga alla veneta, made iconic by the gondoliers.

1. Row like a Venetian!

Try it yourself! Get into your Venetian boat and stand at the starting line. Start rowing to reach the canals. Once you are familiar with the Venetian rowing and the boat oar, why not use it to go somewhere?

And what better destination than one or two of the best bars in Venice? While learning the art of Venetian rowing, there is nothing more fun than combining learning with an aperitif in Venice and a tasting of the best cicchetti in Venice with Spritz.

The bacari tour will take us through the districts of Venice to taste the typical cicchetti and wines in the best bars in Venice, the traditional taverns. It is the perfect introduction to the city’s food and wine culture without treating yourself to a full meal.

2. Try the best cicchetti in Venice

During the tour of the bacari in Venice, you will discover typical Venetian dishes such as octopus, soft baccalà mantecato in bianco (cod cooked and seasoned with olive oil) on polenta, a warm and tasty meatball or a potato and tuna meatball, a crostino with speck, robiola cheese and truffle.

The experience includes learning the traditional technique of Venetian rowing in the canals of Cannaregio, before heading out into the lagoon on board a typical Venetian boat as the sun begins to set.

Afterwards we will return for a tour of two of the many Venetian bacari along the lively Misericordia canal, where your “rowing reward” will be to sample a variety of the best cicchetti in Venice and regional wines or other drinks of your choice.

Where Venice
When All year round – duration 2.5 hours
Start time 5.30 p.m. April – October / 11.30 a.m. November – March
Language Italian, English and Portuguese
Important information
  • We suggest that you wear comfortable clothing for the rowing experience on Venice boats
  • Minimum number of participants 2. In the event that the minimum number of participants is not reached for the food experience to taste the best cicchetti in Venice, the traveller will be offered an alternative date or a refund.
What’s included
One way private transfer with assistant from hotel to Cannaregio rowing center
1 hour and 15 min rowing lesson on Venice boats and navigation around Cannaregio district
1 hour and 15 min cicchetti tasting on the Boat (2 stops including a drink and tasting)
Not included
Accommodation

Price per person: € 252 (minimum 2 people) – € 51 for each extra person – maximum 4 people

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The Food Expert:

Welcome to Italy! I am the owner of a tour operator based in Venice and specialised in luxury services. I create personalised travel experiences for those who come to visit our beautiful city and Veneto. I offer wine tours, historical and artistic itineraries, extraordinary openings of monuments, unforgettable experiences in contact with nature, visits to UNESCO World Heritage sites and super luxury services for an exclusive clientele.


Cancellation policy: all bookings for the experience to taste the best cicchetti in Venice can be cancelled within 3 days from the start date of the experience. Read the Terms and Conditions.

giordana tour operator

Welcome to Italy!

I am the owner of a tour operator based in Venice and specialised in luxury services. I create personalised travel experiences for those who come to visit our beautiful city and Veneto.

I am in love with food and wine, natural beauty and the excellence of our territory.

Through a wide network of local contacts, with years of experience in the field and a great passion for my city and Veneto, I create unique experiences for my clients who are looking for an exclusive and unforgettable trip.

I offer wine tours, historical and artistic itineraries, extraordinary openings of monuments, unforgettable experiences in contact with nature, visits to UNESCO World Heritage sites and super luxury services for an exclusive clientele.

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