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.
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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
Pennette with vegetables
• Main Courses:
Mixed fried fish
Cuttlefish alla veneziana
Escalopes with marsala
Liver Venetian style
• Side Dishes:
You can take your time over dinner at the restaurant. Afterwards you need to make your own arrangements to return to your accommodation.
We boarded our gondola along with three other folk then our gondolier started off into the Grand Canal alongside a total of about nine gondolas. Just a few minutes later, the...Dr R Kingslake
The gondolier was really good and his english was exceptional. We were serenaded all the way around the canals which was wonderful, we then went on to have a lovely dinner at a...Marina Dearsley
This made for a perfect first night in Venice - the gondola point was easy to find and the restaurant was only 100 yards away so it took all the stress out of planning what to...Chloe Briggs
01 Apr – 31 Oct: Daily
Approximately 2 hours
6:30pm or 7:30pm
Please state your preferred start time in the special requests field at the time of booking.
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
Ristorante Al Giglio near ‘Santa Maria del Giglio Square’.
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)
See the Cancellation policy for this product