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Gondola Ride with Serenade & Dinner Plus FREE Murano Art of Glassblowing Tour

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Key Highlights
  • Embark on one of the most beautiful experiences in Venice
  • Sail past stunning palaces, buildings and charming bridges
  • Be serenaded as you glide along the Grand Canal
  • Savour an authentic Italian dinner at Ristorante Santo Stefano or Ristorante Ai Coristi
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Aug - Mar:Daily


    Gondola Ride: 30 minutes
    Glassblowing tour: 30 minutes

    Start time

    Gondola Serenade
    01 Aug - 31 Oct: 6:30pm & 7:30pm
    01 Nov - 31 Mar: 3:30pm

    01 Aug - 31 Mar: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

    Meeting Point

    Gondola with dinner: Campo Santa Maria del Giglio (in front of Gritti Hotel). Clients should be ready at the meeting point 15 minutes before departure
    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.
    You can reach Ristorante Ai Coristi at San Marco, 1995 Venice
    ‘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.

    Art of Glassblowing Tour: Departs at 12:00 from Clock Tower Near "Yex" Exchange Office (The White Building With The Blue Clock Facade). St. Mark’s Square. Glass Factory Detail: VETRERIA GALLERIA SAN MARCO – Calle del Cappello Nero, San Marco 181/A – 30124 Venezia.
    Please arrive the meeting point 5 minutes before the start time of the tours.

    Ending Point

    Ristorante Santo Stefano at Campo Santo Stefano OR Ristorante Ai Coristi - San Marco, 1995

  • Overview & Itinerary

    Book before 28th February, 2018 and get Murano Art of Glassblowing Tour for FREE!

    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.


    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).

    You will enjoy a 30-minute gondola ride, which takes you along the Grand Canal and the narrow canals between lovely old buildings. 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' or Ristorante Ai Coristi at San Marco, 1995 Venice. Your gondoliers will tell you how to get there. At the restaurant, you will enjoy a delicious dinner.

    Ristorante Santo Stefano: You can choose from two types of menus available - Classic and Deluxe Menu.

    Click here for the Classic Dinner Menu

    Click here for the Deluxe Dinner Menu

    Ristorante Ai Coristi:

    Click here for the Dinner Menu

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

    Free Murano Art of Glassblowing Tour:
    This tour departs daily at 12pm (noon) from the designated meeting point and will introduce you to the secrets of the Murano Art of glassblowing renowned since years all over the world. The tour includes a visit to a Glass Factory Showroom located near Saint Mark's Square, where you will be told about the origins of the Art of glassblowing, which dates back to the Roman Empire.Following this introduction you will attend to a demonstration by a Master Artisan that using the traditional old style techniques of Glass blowing will create for you a unique glass item. At the end of the tour you will receive a small glass gift as a souvenir of this unforgettable visit. Tour ends here at the glass factory.
    Book your tickets now, offer valid for limited period only.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions
    • Dinner at the Ristorante Santo Stefano OR Ristorante ai Coristi (Classic or Deluxe menu as per option chosen)
    • Shared Gondola Serenade (30 minutes approx)
    • A choice between half bottle of mineral water, soft drink, tea or wine (wine available at discounted price) for Ristorante Santo Stefano
    • One bottle of water at Ristorante Ai Coristi
    • Free glassblowing demonstration by a master artisan in a glass factory
    • Small glass and souvenir every couple or each family
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Wine with dinner
  • Please note & Additional info
    Please note

    Book before 28th February, 2018 and get Murano Art of Glassblowing Tour for FREE!

    Art of Glassblowing Tour is offered in English, French, Spanish, Italian and Japanese (the visit could be multilingual).

    Guests must reach the starting point 5 minutes prior to scheduled departure time.

    You must print 3 copies of your confirmation voucher; one is to be handed to the Gondolier ,one to the restaurant and last one for the guide at Glassblowing Tour or show the mobile voucher three times

    - Gondola: Gondolieri Santa Maria del Giglio – San Marco, 2467 Venice

    - Restaurant: Ristorante Santo Stefano – San Marco, 2776 Venice

    Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or a tablet you can present the voucher on your device for this activity.

    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 15 July (Redentore) and on 03 Sep (Historical Regatta).

    We do not recommended this tour for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities

    Restaurant Ai Coristi will be closed on November 21st 2017, December 25th 2017 and January 1st 2018.

    Restaurant Santo Stefano will be closed from 10th December, 2017 to 31st January 2018

    After the gondola ride, you can go to any of the restaurants for the Dinner but for Deluxe Dinner option, only restaurant Santo Stefano is eligible as only they serve the Deluxe Menu.

    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.

  • reviews
    • Well thought package for this beautiful city...

      oday wade'e, Canada, 15/Aug/2017
    • Great experience

      I loved the tour, the restaurant was amazing, the food was a lot. The gondola ride was great....

      Latoya goins, , 14/Jul/2017
    • Venice experience

      Excellent gondola ride, we were even in the gondola with the singer and the accordion player. A really enjoyable experience. The restaurant meal after was excellent , although...

      John Underwood, United Kingdom, 12/Jul/2017
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