Venice Bacari Hopping Tour in Cannaregio

Spend your evening like a local, visiting hidden bars for spritz and cicchetti with a Venetian guide

Travel Flexibly · 2.00h · Venice, Italy

Wondering how to successfully bar hop in Venice? Then start just like the locals do with a delicious aperitivo in the city’s iconic bacari wine bars! Join a friendly foodie guide to visit some of their favorite local spots in the beautiful Cannaregio neighborhood and take a break from the tourist bars of central Venice. Along the way, you’ll see the sights on a small group walking tour and sample three glasses of local wine or spritz accompanied by tasty Venetian snacks known as cicchetti.

  • Discover Venice like a local
  • Delicious Venetian aperitivos
  • Try a refreshing spritz
  • Authentic cicchetti bites
  • Hidden bars of Venice
  • The perfect way to start your night!

This tour operates seasonally, with various dates between April and November.

After meeting your guide at a convenient spot in Cannaregio’s Campo dei Gesuiti, you’ll begin your small group walking tour of the neighborhood. Your guide will show you some of the highlights and hidden gems of Cannaregio as you make your way to some local bars that are just full of local character.

You’ll hear about real life in Venice as you enjoy three included local drinks, with a choice of wine, soft drinks, or the local aperitivo favorite—a refreshing spritz! Alongside your drinks, you’ll also be served three small plates, or cicchetti, that are common in Venice and go perfectly with an early evening drink!

Venice Bacari Hopping Tour Description

Your 2-hour walking and bacari tour includes:

  • Guided stroll through the Cannaregio neighborhood

  • Visit much-loved local bacari (wine bars) that most tourists miss

  • 3 glasses of local wine or spritz (soft drinks also available)

  • Delicious cicchetti snacks at each stop

  • Friendly, English-speaking local guide

  • Maximum group size of 10

Please be aware that you must be over 18 to drink alcohol in Italy. Soft drinks are available for anyone under 18.

Welcome to Cannaregio!

Once a working-class neighborhood, Cannaregio has become the center of Venetian cuisine and culture. This is the most populous of Venice's six sestieri (districts), and it’s packed with local life and tiny, authentic pubs, taverns, and restaurants. Enjoy the buzz of the early evening as you make your way to the first stop of the tour.

Bacari (Wine Bars) of Venice

For centuries, the backstreet bars, pubs, and taverns of Venice have fueled the local communities and Venetian culture, providing a place to come together, relax, talk, and of course drink! Your local guide will explain the history of bacari as you visit some of their favorite spots in Cannaregio.

These little bars are full of atmosphere, and they’re the perfect place to get a taste of what Venetian life is really like.

Cicchetti, Local Wine, and the Famous Spritz

This is an Italian bar-hopping tour, so you won’t go thirsty! You’ll be served three drinks during the tour and can choose between local wine, soft drinks, or a refreshing spritz. Hugely popular in Venice, these prosecco-based cocktails come in both bitter and sweet varieties, depending upon your tastes.

When Italians drink, they usually have a bite to eat too so they don’t get too tipsy, and Venetian bacari are experts in making those perfect little drinking snacks for the table. Don't hesitate to sample these tasty cicchetti! There are flavors for meat eaters and vegetarians alike!

At the end of you tour, your guide will wave goodbye and leave you to enjoy the rest of your night. Need a restaurant recommendation? Then make sure you ask your guide for some of their favorite eateries in the neighborhood!

What you get with this tour
Guided stroll through the Cannaregio neighborhood
Visit much-loved local bacari (wine bars) that most tourists miss
3 glasses of local wine or spritz (soft drinks also available)
Friendly, English-speaking local guide
Maximum group size of 10
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Frequently Asked Questions

What to bring?

Just some comfortable shoes and a thirst to quench!

What to bring?

Just some comfortable shoes and a thirst to quench!

Can I bring my kids on this tour?

Sure, kids are welcome on this tour! They'll have to skip the alcohol, of course, but soft drinks are available.

What if I'm vegetarian, vegan, or have special dietary requirements?

Please contact us after booking to let us know your requirements. We’ll work with our partners to accommodate your needs.

How much walking is involved in this tour?

This is a walking tour, but an easy one, with regular stops and a gentle pace.

Is this tour run by The Tour Guy?

No, it's run by one of our trusted and vetted partners in Venice.

Is there an age limit to drink alcohol on this tour?

While youth are welcome to join the tour, you must be over 18 to drink alcohol in Italy. Soft drinks are available for anyone.

Can I still come if I don't drink alcohol?

Yes, you're welcome to come! Soft drinks are also available.

Are drinks and snacks included in the price?

Yes! Three alcoholic or non-alcoholic drinks are included, along with cicchetti appetizers, at each stop.

Is this tour available all year?

No, this tour is offered seasonally from April to November on certain days of the week.

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