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Venice: Carnival Grand Ball Gala Dinner and Show

1. Venice: Carnival Grand Ball Gala Dinner and Show

Experience the Venice Carnival with a gala dinner and enjoy live entertainment throughout the evening. Dine on a 4-course meal in an ornate theater with a half bottle of wine. Get a welcome drink in the foyer of an exclusive theater on arrival, and marvel at the Venetian costumes, the opulent interiors, and the magical atmosphere. Then, feast from the refined menus of the gala dinner as you watch the grand show performances, suitable for all ages, inside the sumptuous theater. Watch extraordinary performances by top-level dancers, singers, musicians, and other artists. Dine on a delicious starter, 1st and 2nd course, and dessert with water and a half bottle of wine in glorious surroundings. Be dazzled by the lavish costumes, lights, and unique entertainment.

Venice: Venetian Lagoon Tour and Galleon Dinner

2. Venice: Venetian Lagoon Tour and Galleon Dinner

Discover the serenity of the enchanting city of Venice with a dinner cruise aboard a Venetian Galleon. Watch the city's lights reflecting on the water as you savor a gourmet meal while sipping on wine and Aperitivo. Pick from Central Deck seating and stern/prow seating. Meet your host in front of the Museo Navale in Venice and, once on board, the crew will lead you to your reserved table and offer you a delicious glass of Prosecco DOC. Sit by candlelight at an elegant table, and eat with a fine and well-finished service. Book the Central Deck for panoramic windows with exceptional views, or choose the prow/stern areas with tables for 4 that offer a more intimate atmosphere. On the prow, there are two small portholes at the top and there is no view of the outside. Select to sit at the stern which is connected to the kitchen/bar and has small windows for a partial view of the outside. Couples might be seated at one shared table (however, the tables are big enough to guarantee each couple privacy). Be swept away by the old-fashioned charm of a boat as you immerse yourself in in the magic of the Venetian Lagoon. At dusk, the Galleon will slowly leave shore and head into the northern lagoon. Take in views of the minor islands such as Sant’Erasmo, and San Francesco del Deserto. Taste a variety of delightful specialties prepared by the onboard chef while you sail towards the Venetian Arsenal and then past the islands of Vignole, Mazzorbo and the artistic Murano. Circumnavigate Burano which is famous for its picturesque, colorful houses and the Leaning Bell Tower. Sail back to the San Marco basin and past the island of San Giorgio. Head on to Venice and the cruise for a spectacular view of the San Marco basin. Disembark at the Museo Navale.

From Verona: Amarone Wine Trail Tour

3. From Verona: Amarone Wine Trail Tour

Meet the guide/driver in the city center, take a seat in a comfortable air-conditioned van, and start to enjoy this relaxed half-day tour in the Valpolicella wine region. During the journey, your guide will tell you about the local wines and the Valpolicella valley. Then, arrive at a beautiful winery, located in the heart of Valpolicella. Here an expert sommelier will show you the wine cellar and explain the secrets of production and show you how the wine is kept. Afterward, sit around the table to taste some chosen wines, including the great Amarone. After taking some beautiful pictures in the gardens and vineyards, get back on board the van and make your way to the second winery for another tasting. After the tasting, you'll head back to Verona.

Venice: Prosecco Wine Tasting Tour

4. Venice: Prosecco Wine Tasting Tour

Discover the origins and history of Prosecco's most famous sparkling Italian wine 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 the 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.

Venice: Cabaret Dinner Show

5. Venice: Cabaret Dinner Show

Enjoy an unforgettable experience in Venice and attend an elegant cabaret dinner show at a unique theater restaurant close to Venice old town. Starting from 8 PM, receive your welcome drink in the foyer on arrival, admire the majestic surroundings and later move to the amazing Theatre Hall. Get comfortable as you are served a 5-course gala dinner. Watch the spectacular Cabaret Grand Show unfold and admire the Baroque details of the venue. Be charmed by the artistry of the performers during a variety show that features talented showmen, singers, dancers, musicians and more. Marvel at the colorful costumes and be dazzled by the lights of the stage set.

Venice: Street Food Tour with a Local Guide and Tastings

6. Venice: Street Food Tour with a Local Guide and Tastings

Eat your way around Venice on a tasting tour of some of the city's eateries, and see historical monuments along the way. Follow your foodie guide through the historic Rialto Market alongside the Grand Canal. End at Campo Santa Margherita square, surrounded by local restaurants and farmers’ markets. Meet your guide in the San Marco district. Cross the Rialto Bridge to visit the 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: Food Tasting Tour with Cicchetti Dishes and Wine

7. Venice: Food Tasting Tour with Cicchetti Dishes and Wine

This tour is the perfect introduction to Venice, giving you an overview of the city’s unrivaled history and a taster of its world-famous cuisine. Your adventure begins in the Cannaregio neighborhood, one of the few remaining residential areas of Venice, known for being a popular after-work meeting spot for thirsty locals. Take a gentle stroll around and chat about its 1,000-year history and your local guide will offer suggestions on other things to see and do during your stay.   A ride in a traditional, stand-up traghetto gondola is next, as you cross the Grand Canal the way the locals do. Once in Rialto, the food tasting can begin! The first stop is at a small eatery near the market, owned by a group of young locals with a passion for experimenting with traditional recipes, giving them a modern twist. Expect dishes such as black ink calamari, polenta with seafood, or seasonal vegetables (served in elaborate dishes).  The second foodie stop is a historic spot that will help you better understand the Venetian culture of 'bacari' and how to enjoy this experience while you’re flying solo around the city.  A few secret, hidden spots near the Rialto are up next, which will demonstrate the importance of moving just one street away from the tourist hordes, to get a little slice of Venice to yourself. The tour will end at the iconic Campo San Bortolomio, which is surrounded by great restaurants and shops. Your guide will be happy to help you with recommendations for continuing the fun or with directions to help you back to your accommodation.

Venice: Full-Day Prosecco Wine Tour and Tasting

8. Venice: Full-Day Prosecco Wine Tour and Tasting

The vineyards of the Prosecco region, just an hour’s drive from Venice, spread out in front of you as you travel along country roads. On this full-day tour, the first winery you’ll visit is a family business, located near Conegliano. Tour the cellars, and see the wine press and fermentation room before enjoy a number of glasses of Prosecco. Later in the morning, stop at a waterfall beside an old mill in Refrontolo. As you continue your drive, enjoy the beauty of the hills covered in Prosecco grapes. There will be a number of stops before lunch so you can get out and take a walk through the vineyards. Lunch will be at a traditional trattoria, overlooking vineyards, where you’ll have a choice of dishes from the Veneto region. Not far from the town of Valdobbiadene you’ll stop to visit the second winery of the tour, where an expert will explain the steps of the wine-making process, from picking the grapes to bottling. Enjoy hearing how this popular sparkling white wine is actually made.

Wine Tasting in Venice

9. Wine Tasting in Venice

Enjoy this wine tasting in a typical Venetian locale and feel just like in a wine cellar. You will taste two quality wines from Italy with some cold cuts and fresh cheese cutting boards or with some cicchetti, typical well-known small snacks normally served in Venetian bàcari and widespread throughout the world. Enjoy the art of food and wine pairing. The right wine for any occasion. Italy is one of the most important countries in the world for wine. Your wine expert will enlighten you on all the wines you will drink and suggest you the best food combination to taste them in the right way.

Fall in Love in Venice: Gondola Ride and Romantic Meal

10. Fall in Love in Venice: Gondola Ride and Romantic Meal

Indulge your loving heart with a combined tour of Venice by gondola, followed by a romantic meal. Spoil your sweetheart and show them that you really care as you take an enchanting gondola ride. During your unforgettable ride, you will admire the Grand Canal, the Basilica of Santa Maria della Salute, Peggy Guggenheim, Accademia Bridge, Palazzo Grassi, Casanova’s house and other magnificent palaces and historical monuments of Venice.

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This is a DO NOT MISS experience while visiting Venice. My son and I were in Venice for Christmas and booked this on Christmas Eve Day. It began with a tour of the famous Rialto Market. We asked so many questions about the fish and vegetables for sale and Lorenzo, our guide/chef, answered all of them. And what I loved most is that we were able to decide as a group (a small one) what to cook. We ended up cooking things I've never cooked before, including homemade pasta. It was an education. And Lorenzo's home where we cooked was both cozy and functional (his music playlist also gets an A+)! It was by far our favorite activity in Venice. It felt like we were having a meal with friends when we all sat down to eat what we had created. We drank wine, ate great food, learned so much and talked for hours after we were scheduled to leave. He was a wonderful tour guide, a talented chef/teacher and a great human. HIGHLY recommend!

Fantastic morning! Loved every minute of this cooking class. Christina was wonderful- so friendly, knowledgeable, kind, helpful and calm. A wonderful teacher, who created a relaxed and fun learning environment. We had a lovely group with us and the place was clean and tidy ( immaculate). The food was superb and of such high quality. Learned a lot and will definitely be making the dishes on return home for family and friends. Thank you so much! X

Francesca is an amazing tour guide. The 2 prosecco wineries visited were beyond beautiful and with great service and very educational. The views during the ride were breathtaking Would 100% recommend this tour!

ANA was excellent! I like her matter of fact Food tour. She explained and recommended all the good Cichetti's. There was 4 stops total and you had choices in every stop.

It was excellent and great fun! I highly recommend this cooking class.