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Gondola Cruise with Serenade & Dinner, Venice

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Key Highlights

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

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


    30 minutes approx. gondola ride (followed by dinner)

    Start time

    01 Nov 16 - 07 Dec 16: 3:30pm
    08 Dec 16 - 08 Feb 17: Not Operating
    09 Feb 17 - 31 Mar 17: 3:30pm
    01 Apr 17 - 31 Oct 17: 6:30pm & 7:30pm

    Meeting Point

    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.

    Ending Point

    Ristorante Santo Stefano at Campo Santo Stefano

  • Overview & Itinerary


    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. 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 30-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.

    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

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

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Dinner at the Ristorante Santo Stefano (Classic or Deluxe menu as per option chosen)
    • Shared Gondola Serenade (30 minutes approx)
    • Half bottle of mineral water
    • Coffee


    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Wine with dinner
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

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

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

    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
    • 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, Australia
    • Our first time, sure not the last

      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, United Kingdom
    • Great way to spend an evening in Venice

      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, United Kingdom
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