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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 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

    Duration

    Gondola Ride: 30 minutes
    Glassblowing tour: 30 minutes

    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

    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 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.

    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 15 minutes before the start time of the tours. .

    Ending Point

    Ristorante Santo Stefano at Campo Santo Stefano

  • Overview & Itinerary

    Overview

    Book before 31st July, 2017 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.

    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 >>

    Itinerary

    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.

    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

    Inclusions

    • 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
    • Free glassblowing demonstration by a master artisan in a glass factory
    • Small glass and souvenir every couple or each family

    Exclusions

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

    Please note

    Book before 31st July, 2017 and get Murano Art of Glassblowing Tour for FREE!

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

    Guests must reach the starting point 15 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.

    - 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
    • Very enjoyable and relaxing experience...

      Paul Skelly, Ireland, 10/Apr/2017
    • Nice way to see Venice

      Having read a number of reviews I was happy with this tour meeting my expectations. The gondola with the musicians was never too far away and the dinner was fantastic. If...

      Mel Breeze, New Zealand, 04/May/2017
    • 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, 07/Jul/2016
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