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Gondola Ride with Serenade & Dinner

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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
  • Smartphone voucher accepted - no need to print!
  • Overview

    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 colours 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.

    You will enjoy a 30-minute gondola ride which is a shared tour 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, Venice. At Ristorante Santo Stefano, you may choose from two types of menus available - Classic Menu and Deluxe Menu. Your gondoliers will tell you how to get there. At the restaurant, you will enjoy a delicious dinner.

    At Ristorante Santo Stefano, you may choose from two types of menus available - Classic Menu and Deluxe Menu.

  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary

    Activity Schedule

    When does it run?



    Gondola Ride: Approx 30 minutes

    Dinner : Varies

    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.

    Ending Point

    Ristorante Santo Stefano at Campo Santo Stefano

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Dinner at the Ristorante Santo Stefano (Classic or Deluxe menu as per option chosen)
    • Shared Gondola Serenade (30 minutes approx)
    • Only soft drinks and coffee included


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

    You must reach the starting point 15 minutes prior to scheduled departure time. If you like to have wine, the price of the soft drinks or coffee will be deducted from wine’s cost

    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. This tour includes two services; therefore it is compulsory to print 2 paper vouchers or to show the mobile voucher twice.

    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.

    Unfortunately this tour is not suitable for those with mobility problems.

    After the gondola ride, you cannot go to any of the restaurants for Dinner but only to the restaurant as per the option booked.

    Any purchase at the restaurant for children under 2 years shall be paid directly on the spot.

    Tour does not operate on 20 July  , 1 September  at 6:30 pm , 21 November , 24 December , Christmas and New Year and in case of exceptionally bad weather

    Ristorante Santo Stefano  is closed due to technical problems.

    However, the new restaurant is “Beccafico” and it’s situated a couple of steps from Ristorante Santo Stefano.

    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.
  • Customer Reviews
    • Enjoyed the gondola staff helpful and assisted you on and off.intructions to Stephano restaurant good staff lovely and welcoming food was excellent and plentiful enjoyable...

      david archibald, United Kingdom
    • Well thought package for this beautiful city...

      oday wade'e, Canada
    • Great experience

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

      Latoya goins,
    • Very well organised and very enjoyable

      Michael Scott, United Kingdom, 14/Oct/2019
    • This is the second time we have done this in Venice and it was great this time as it was 3 years ago. It was well organised and the Restaurant was easy to find. The restaurant Ai Coristi was brilliant great service and food and really nice people. I would not hesitate to do this again.

      Stuart Edwards, England, 08/Oct/2018
    • Very impressed with the Gondola ride with serenade and dinner, unfortunately missed FREE Murano Art of Glassblowing Tour due to lack of support and information from service desk.

      Robert Bell, United Kingdom, 17/May/2017

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