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Gondola Serenade Tour with Romantic Dinner

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The canals of Venice have witnessed many a rendezvous for centuries! Explore these canals and admire the architecture of the city in a Gondola ride with a traditional musician serenading with mellifluous music. Complete your Venetian experience with a romantic private dinner at a renowned Italian restaurant.

Highlights

  • Enjoy a traditional serenade on a Gondola ride in the Venetian Canals
  • Explore parts of the Grand Canal and other hidden canals under the magical evening sky
  • Savor authentic Italian cuisine with fresh seafood and local delicacies at a local restaurant
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Why You Shouldn’t Miss This

Italy is famous for many things– art, architecture and cuisine. Venice is the perfect destination to capture the essence of all these three! Explore the architecture of Venice through its waterways in a Gondola, which is a quintessential Venetian experience. Many of the buildings can be admired truly only from the water as they are all built on the edge of the canals or with their facades facing the canals.

A Gondola ride is the ideal way to glide along the canal and take in the views at the right pace. Make this gondola ride more exciting with a musical serenade and experience the whole package. Venice is also known for its rich variety of seafood and a romantic dinner with the choicest fresh seafood is ideal to end the perfect day.

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Your Experience

Your Gondola ride will start just as dusk is settling in and Venice is preparing to settle in for a magical night. As the twinkling lights start going on across the city, you will view Venice from a different perspective. Just like the Venetians of yore, you will cruise along the secret canals of Venice where many a rendezvous have taken place through the ages. Your Gondola will move in a flotilla with a musician and singer in the gondola at the center, who will serenade you with traditional Italian songs. The atmosphere is electric and perfect for sparking that romance and love for all good things in life!

You move across parts of the Grand Canal and other canals including important landmarks like the Accademia Bridge and La Fenice Theatre. You will be transported to a time in history without the rush and noise of vehicular traffic and simply the sounds of the water and people enjoying their evenings. You will finish the Gondola ride and reach the restaurant for a romantic dinner.

The three restaurant options – Santo Stefano, Al Giglio, and Ai Coristi - provide authentic Italian fare. Santo Stefano is an al-fresco setting in the heart of Venice and just a hop and skip away from Basilica of San Marco. Known for its fresh seafood fare, some of its specialties are baked sea bass, Santo Stefano gnocchi and fish risotto. The Ai Coristi restaurant is located near the historic La Fenice Theatre in the artistic part of Venice. The cozy and decadent restaurant is also known for its fresh seafood and some of its specialties are Lagoon prawns with polenta, squid ink dumplings, spider crab and lemon turbot. Al Giglio is a quaint little restaurant, also known for its incredible seafood offerings, conveniently located just in front of the gondoliers landing stage.

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Inclusions

  • Dinner in a restaurant (Private table)
  • 30 minutes gondola ride with Serenade. (Shared)
  • Option of Classic or Deluxe Menus
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Know Before You Go

Timings

From April 1st to October 31st - 6:30 PM or 7:30 PM

From November 1st to March 31st - 3:30 PM

The tour does not take place on:

  • 2nd September 2018 and 1st September 2019 at 6:30
  • 21st November 2018 and 2019
  • 24th, 25th and 31st December 2018 and 2019
  • 1st January 2019 and 2020
  • Days when there is exceptionally bad weather

Ensure you reach the meeting point 15 minutes prior to departure.

Important Information

  • Comfortable shoes are suggested.
  • Unfortunately, this tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities.

Gondola Serenade

  • Each gondola can hold a maximum of 6 people; the seat aboard cannot be chosen but will be assigned by the gondolier depending on your weight
  • A couple of musicians (a singer and a musician) will be aboard one of the gondolas to perform throughout the trip. To permit all participants to listen to the serenade, the musicians will board a gondola in the center of the group of gondolas on the tour.
  • Children under the age of 2 years do not require a ticket for the gondola ride if they do not occupy their own seats on the gondola. Any purchase at the restaurant for children under 2 years shall be paid directly on the spot.

Dinner

  • The choice of courses is not replaceable, if you wish to order more or different courses, you will have to pay the difference due directly to the restaurant
  • The tour does not include special requests (candlelight, special cakes, prosecco, wine etc.)

Meeting Point for Gondola Ride
Campo Santa Maria del Giglio, 2467 (In front of The Gritti Palace Hotel). Please go directly to the gondoliers for the check-in.

Getting There

Arriving by Public Vaporetto: Take line #1 and get off at “Santa Maria del Giglio” stop. Once you get off the vaporetto, go straight to the end of the “Calle” and turn right into “Campo Santa Maria del Giglio”. Turn right again back to the waterfront and you will find the Gondola landing stage.

Arriving by Foot: The Gondola landing stage is located in “Campo Santa Maria del Giglio”. Once by the Bell Tower in St. Mark’s Square, leaving the Basilica behind you proceed straight on to the left corner of the Square (near the Correr Museum). Pass the arches and go straight on until you reach Campo San Moisè. Cross the bridge and proceed along the street “Calle XXII Marzo” until you reach “Campo Santa Maria del Giglio”. Once there turn left leaving the Church behind you, go straight on to the waterfront and you will find the Gondola landing stage.

Ai Coristi Restaurant

Meeting Point: Ristorante Ai Coristi - San Marco, 1995

Getting There
Arriving on Foot from the Gondola Landing Stage: ‘Ai Coristi’ Restaurant is located next to the Fenice Theatre. Once you get off the gondola, go straight on until you reach the Church of Santa Maria del Giglio and turn right in Calle De Le Ostreghe. Cross the bridge and proceed straight on for about 100 meters. Then take Calle Veste on your left – Proceed straight on to a square with Fenice’s entrance. Leave the entrance of the Fenice behind you and take the street in front of you. You will find the entrance of the restaurant on your right. [4 minutes walking distance from the gondoliers' landing stage]

Santo Stefano Restaurant

Meeting Point: Ristorante Santo Stefano – San Marco, 2776

Getting There
Arriving on Foot from the Gondola Landing Stage: The “Santo Stefano” Restaurant is located in “Campo Santo Stefano”. Once you get off the gondola, go straight on until you reach the Church of Santa Maria del Giglio and leaving it on your right proceed straight on crossing two bridges. Once in Campo san Maurizio, leave the church on your right and proceed straight on, cross another bridge and after few meters you reach Campo Santo Stefano. Restaurant “Santo Stefano” is just in on your right [4 minutes walking distance from the gondoliers' landing stage]

Al Giglio Restaurant

Meeting Point: Al Giglio Restaurant - San Marco, 2477/78

Getting There

The restaurant is located just a few meters from the gondola landing stage. With the gondola landing stage behind you, just walk straight for a few meters and you will find it on your left. It is only 1 minute's walk from the landing stage.

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Super Flexible Cancellation Policy

You may cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.

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Candace Obrien
Candace
Reviewed in February, 2018

Really affordale experience that includes a candel light dinner. not to forget, a romantic atmosphere of Venice

Rosie Gregory
Rosie
Reviewed in February, 2018

This is a must-do in Venice! close to fours hours on this whole tour but time just flew past us.

Leroy Perry
Leroy
Reviewed in February, 2018

I realy suggest people to get book this unique opportunity.The gondola ride combined with a candlelight dinner will let you relish an exciting and magical night in Venice.

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You will receive a confirmation email with your mobile voucher shortly. You can show this voucher at the meeting point of your tour. You need not print out the voucher. This tour requires you to show the voucher twice, once at the gondola serenade and once at the restaurant of your choice.

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Campo Santa Maria del Giglio, Venezia

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