01 Apr – 31 Jul: Daily
01 Aug - 31 Aug: Daily except Wednesday
01 Sep - 31 Oct: Daily
35 minutes approx. gondola ride (followed by dinner)Start time
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 15 minutes before departure with two copies of their vouchers.
Directions for restaurant:
Once you get off the gondola, go straight until you reach the Church of Santa Maria del Giglio and leaving it on your right proceed straight and cross two bridges. Once in Campo san Maurizio, leave the church on your right and proceed straight, cross another bridge and after few meters you reach Campo Santo Stefano. Restaurant “Santo Stefano” is just in on your right.
Ristorante Santo Stefano at Campo Santo Stefano
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 15 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 35-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 Santo Stefano located at 'Campo Santo Stefano'. Your gondoliers will tell you how to get there. At the restaurant, you will enjoy a delicious dinner.
The menu is given below. You can pick one option from each course.
Spaghetti with clams
Spaghetti with cuttlefish ink
Potato dumplings Santo Stefano‘s style
Yellow & green tagliatelle with ragù (Italian meat sauce)
Risotto with peas
Cannelloni (baked pasta roll) filled with ricotta and spinach
Penne with 4 cheeses sauce
• Main Courses:
Mixed fried fish
Cuttlefish Venetian style with polenta (cornmeal porridge)
Grilled Sea Bass
Liver Venetian style (with onions)
Escalope with Marsala wine
Milanese veal chop (breaded)
Caprese (buffalo mozzarella cheese with tomato)
• Side Dishes:
Free choice on the daily menu (vegetables, chips, etc.)
Soft drinks and coffee
You can take your time over dinner at the restaurant. Afterwards you need to make your own arrangements to return to your accommodation.
Guests must reach the starting point 15 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.
- Gondola: Gondolieri Santa Maria del Giglio – San Marco , 3895 Venice
- Restaurant: Ristorante Santo Stefano – San Marco, 2776 Venice
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).
We do not recommended this tour for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities
I loved the tour and our guide was excellent, she had a good seance of humor and mad the tour fun and interesting. Great tour....Jennifer Bilbe
A new & superb experience for us both, will do it again , one tip when sharing , get on first to sit facing the way you travel ! Food & service very nice...Mr J W Collins
Gondola ride, such good fun. You go out onto the Grand Canal, then enter to quieter canals. Serenade and music lovely. Great fun staff on board and at the quay side. Then a short...R W Moran