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Gondola Cruise with Serenade & Dinner, Venice

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Gondola Cruise with Serenade & Dinner, Venice
Gondola Cruise with Serenade & Dinner, Venice
Gondola Cruise with Serenade & Dinner, Venice
Gondola Cruise with Serenade & Dinner, Venice


  • One of the most romantic experiences in Venice
  • See the beautiful palaces and bridges from the water
  • Be serenaded as you glide along
  • Enjoy an authentic Italian dinner


There is no more magical way to enjoy the fairy tale city of Venice than to glide through the canals in a gondola at dusk.

Admire the evening light on the water, the soft colors of the old buildings, the majestic palaces and the elegant bridges. To make the trip even more special, you and your companions will be serenaded by the gondoliers.

On leaving the gondola, you’ll walk just a short distance to an excellent restaurant, where you’ll complete the experience with a delicious dinner.

This tour operates during summer (01 April – 31 October). If you are travelling during the winter you can book the Venice Gondola Serenade Click here for more details>> or on some days during this time the Private Gondola Cruise with Dinner is available, Click here for more details >>


Spend a romantic evening in Venice enjoying a delightful Gondola Cruise With Dinner. To meet your gondola you should make your way to Campo Santa Maria del Giglio (in front of Gritti Hotel). Please arrive 10 minutes before departure with two copies of your vouchers, one of which should be given to your gondolier. (The other copy should be presented later at the restaurant.)

You will enjoy a 40-minute gondola ride, which takes you along narrow canals between lovely old buildings to the Grand Canal. On this tour there will be six people in each gondola.

As you glide along, you will see the exquisite palaces and beautiful bridges for which Venice is famous. As you slip through the waterways in the dusk you will be serenaded with popular Italian songs.

At the conclusion of your gondola ride, take a short walk to Ristorante Al Giglio near ‘Santa Maria del Giglio Square’. Your gondoliers will tell you how to get there. At the restaurant, you will enjoy a delicious three-course dinner including water, a soft drink and coffee.

The menu is given below. You can pick one option from each course.

Spaghetti meat sauce
Spaghetti with tomato sauce
Baker lasagne
Pennette with vegetables

Main Courses:
Mixed fried fish
Cuttlefish alla veneziana
Escalopes with marsala
Liver Venetian style
Grilled salmon

Side Dishes:
Mixed salad
Roast potatoes

Blue Cheese

Crème caramel
Tiramisu cake
Ice cream

You can take your time over dinner at the restaurant. Afterwards you need to make your own arrangements to return to your accommodation.

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  • Gondolovely

    Made our Venice visit perfect. A wonderful serenade and gentle ride down both the large canal and around the narrow, side canals. A very romantic experience in a perfect ...

  • Very enjoyable. Dinner was fabulous!

    Good experience overall. But trip can start earlier so that it won't be too dark to view the scenery around the Grand Canal....

    Lee Ye Yng
  • Gondola Cruise with Serenade & Dinner

    A most enjoyable evening. The singer was was fantastic and the cruise was enjoyable even if a bit short. The meal afterwards was outstanding and the service at the restaurant...

    Mr Trevor J Parkinson
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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

01 Apr – 31 Jul: Daily
01 Aug - 31 Aug: Daily except Wednesday
01 Sep - 31 Oct: Daily


Approximately 2 hours

Start time

6:30pm or 7:30pm
Please state your preferred start time in the special requests field at the time of booking.

Meeting point

Campo Santa Maria del Giglio (in front of Gritti Hotel). Clients should be ready at the meeting point 10 minutes before departure with two copies of their vouchers

Ending point

Ristorante Al Giglio near ‘Santa Maria del Giglio Square’.

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  • Dinner at the Ristorante Al Giglio (3-course dinner, water or soft drink, coffee)
  • Shared Gondola Serenade (40 minutes approx)


  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Wine with dinner

Please note

Guests must reach the starting point 10 minutes prior to scheduled departure time.

You must print two copies of your confirmation voucher; one is to be handed to the Gondolier and one to the Restaurant.

You must print and surrender paper versions of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher

Tours will not operate in the event of bad weather, high tide or Gondolier's strike. Your tour will either be-rearranged or a full refund offered.

You will share the Gondola with other guests not belonging to the same party (maximum 6 people per gondola). Seats will be allocated by the Gondoliers.

The Serenade is performed by a group of musicians (singer + a musician). One group of musicians will accompany several gondolas. The musicians will board one gondola which will sail close to the others. Generally Gondoliers do not provide commentary

Please note that due to the popularity of the gondola ride the boarding point is likely to be crowded.

No refunds can be given for late arrivals or no-shows.

Tour does not operate on 18 July (Redentore) and on 06 Sep (Historical Regatta)

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Additional info

  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
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Cancellation policy

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