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Small Group Sweet Taste of Venice with Dessert Samples and Coffee

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    What to Expect
    Meet up with your guide and small group on the steps of the Santa Lucia train station entrance in central Venice. 

    Embark on your coffee and dessert culinary tour of the city, starting in the heart of the old Jewish ghetto. Learn about the important role this 500-year-old neighborhood has played in Venice's history as you bite into a traditional Kosher pastry. Then, it's time to start learning how to do Italian coffee the right way; your next stop is a family-owned coffee roastery and café. Learn how the locals take their coffee in this historic torrefazione (coffee shop). 

    Sufficiently caffeinated, take an energetic stroll through Cannaregio, stopping at a family bakery famous for torrone and other traditional Venetian desserts. Take a pause here to listen to your guide's commentary on Venetian culinary history while you taste some of the bakery's products. 

    Continue towards Castello, Venice's largest island and home to the Naval Dockyard. Stop at another family bakery famous for seasonal desserts: panettone at Christmas, colomba at Easter and other samples depending on the time of year. Next stop is another bakery for the world-renowned tiramisu; learn about the background of this popular dessert as you dig in. 

    Last stop, just near your ending point at the Rialto Bridge, is a gourmet chocolate atelier, where you'll learn how the chocolates are made and get one last tasting as a parting gift.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Stazione di Venezia Santa Lucia, 30121 Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    Duration
    3h
    Return Details
    Rialto Bridge, Ponte di Rialto, 30100 Venezia VE, Italy
    Inclusions
    • Local English-speaking guide
    • Coffee
    • 3 dessert samples
    • Alcoholic spritz or soft drink
    Exclusions
    • Additional food and drinks
    • Tips/gratuities for your guide
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Dress standard: Please wear comfortable shoes for walking, and bring a hat and sunscreen during the summer months.
    • You will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
    • Children are permitted on this tour but unfortunately, we cannot accommodate prams/baby carriages.
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • All the stores and foodie spots we visit are 100% owned and run by locals, ensuring that local people benefit from tourism to their city. So any inclusions on the tour and additional purchases you make will directly benefit the local community.
    • You will pick up some responsible travel tips that will help you to be a greener traveller while you’re in the city
    • We will take you off the main tourist trail, introducing you to some of Venice's many hidden gem neighbourhoods, easing congestion in the bust tourist centre of the city.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 4 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 3 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    The guide was a very sweet lady. I have no complaints with her at all. Our first stop was at a coffee/pastry shop. This stop was nice. Chocolate shop was great. The rest of the tastings were not so good. The cookies were hard and dry. The tiny tiny cold pizza was tiny and
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    Response from CeciliaCy, Manager at Small Group Sweet Taste of Venice with Dessert Samples and Coffee
    Responded 3 weeks ago
    Thank you for your feedback, although we disagree with it. We are happy you loved two stops out of three and our guide knowledge, charisma and passion. That’s why we believe is a bit too much such a negative title for the review. The stop you don’t like happens to be one of the most important Pasticceria in Venice. It’s a historical one, loved by locals (expect to queue for your panettone in Christmas) and still family own for generations! We passed them the feedback and they were surprised. There is no chemicals in any of the snacks provided: neather the savory brioche with prosciutto & cheese or the “pizzetta” baked small pizza with mozzarella cheese and tomato. We served with the Spritz cocktail to introduce you to this famous Aperitivo drink and letting you know the Cicchetti scene in Venice. The “dry” biscuits, are indeed “dry” as in the recipe. They come from the Kosher oven in the Jewish Quarter and have a special meaning for the Jewish community. I believe you did not understand the guide’s story about them. It’s a pity the used of such a disqualifying title for a tour that you did like. Regards, The entire Venice Urban Adventures team.
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    “Sabrina” wonderful tour guide through the streets of Venice, very informative and spoke English well!
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    Response from CeciliaCy, Gerente at Small Group Sweet Taste of Venice with Dessert Samples and Coffee
    Responded 1 Oct. 2019
    Thank you! Grazie mille! We are glad to see you enjoyed fully the morning walk with Sabrina! Our Sweet Taste of Venice is the perfect introduction to Venice and its local neighborhoods! We hope to see you again soon in another tour with Urban Adventures!
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    My friend and I booked the Sweet Taste of Venice tour on our last full day in Venice. Our highly informative guide was Ludo, who was also super nice and just great to be around. She knew all kinds of little details about the history of Venice as she took us on our tour from one
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    Response from CeciliaCy, Gerente at Small Group Sweet Taste of Venice with Dessert Samples and Coffee
    Responded 19 Sep. 2019
    What an amazing review! Thank you! We are glad to read the incredible morning you spent with Ludovica in our Sweet Taste of Venice tour! Our tour is the perfect introduction to Venice in the first morning in the city. It allows you to discover the Italian coffee culture, the local traditional sweets and all the residential & historical neighborhoods along the way! Thank you for writing such an amazing review!
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    We had the pleasure of joining Francesca for the Sweet Taste of Venice tour on our last day in Venice. We enjoyed an intimate tour group of 8 where we got a healthy dose of culture walking through Cannaregio and a little bit of Costello. Information about the Jewish Ghetto was
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    Response from CeciliaCy, Gerente at Small Group Sweet Taste of Venice with Dessert Samples and Coffee
    Responded 17 Sep. 2019
    Wow! Thank you for this amazing feedback! It is really great to read how much you enjoyed the entire experience with Francesca! Our tour wants to be the perfect introduction to Venice in your first day in the city. We are so happy to see we managed to deliver such an amazing experience! We hope to see you again soon in another Urban Adventures tour!
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    Plan a tour with Urban Adventures on the first day of your stay in Venice. You will not regret it! Our tour guide was informative and interesting. Camilla took us to sites central to the history of Venice, but not as popular with tourists. Along the way, we enjoyed delicious
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    Response from CeciliaCy, Gerente at Small Group Sweet Taste of Venice with Dessert Samples and Coffee
    Responded 11 Aug. 2019
    Wow! Thank you! Thank you for recommending so highly our experiences! We are so happy to read how much you enjoyed every part of the tour! We hope to see you in another travel experience with our company, Urban Adventures, in another destination soon! Regards from Camilla and the rest of the team in Venice!
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