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A Date with La Dominante: Gondola Tour on the Grand Canal with Venetian Musicians and Three-Course Italian Dinner

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    • Adult (12+)
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Key Highlights

  • Taste the charming Italian way of life in this gondola tour of Venice
  • Cruise around seldom-used waterways of the Grand canal, avoiding crowds and queues
  • See renowned attractions in the city such as La Fenice Theatre, Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute and more
  • Enjoy a charismatic performance by Venetian musicians accompanying our tour
  • Soak up the beauty of Venice and the its unmistakable vintage charms
  • Feast your palate on a traditional three-course Italian dinner at Ristorante Al Giglio
  • Both printed or smartphone vouchers accepted!
  • Overview

    Venice is synonymous with its lovely gondolas. This tour that includes a gondola cruise on the legendary Grand Canal, accompanied by a couple of Venetian musicians, is your portal to the charms of an antique life. The icing on the cake? An unforgettable traditional Italian dinner at Ristorante Al Giglio that will make you go “mamma mia!”

    Cruising through seldom-used waterways of the Grand Canal, this gondola ride represents a truly Italian experience as you are regaled by our charismatic Venetian duo of a singer and a musician. Our tour makes sure that you avoid any kind of crowds and long queues for a truly intimate experience so you can have a taste of the local life. With an enthralling commentary on our mobile app to fill you in on the fascinating heritage of Venice, you will also get to see some iconic locations in the city along the Grand Canal such as Accademia Bridge, Peggy Guggenheim Collection Palace, La Fenice Theatre, Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute and more.

    Having sunk into a soul-stirring evening in the “Bride of the Sea”, we will continue living the Italian life as we head for a traditional three-course dinner (CHECK OUT THE MENU - hyperlink menu here) that will leave you with an indelible foodgasm. And you thought perfect evenings are a myth?

    About The Supplier: With over 20 years of experience in acquainting travellers with the magic of Venice, Venice Tours is a fantastic partner to experience the city with. Their vision is to share their love for the city and its romantic microcosm along with a rich history with one and all, leading to distinctive experiential tours.

  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary

    Activity Schedule

    When does it run?

    1 April to 31 October: Daily


    The Gondola Ride lasts for approximately 30 minutes

    Start time


    Meeting Point

    Make your way to Church of Santa Maria del Giglio – You will find our multilingual assistant with a signboard in which is written “GONDOLA WITH MUSIC”. You must wait for the assistant at the church and do not go to the gondola landing stage. The restaurant is few metres after the gondola station on the left side.

    Ending Point

    Campo Santa Maria del Giglio

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • 30 minutes (approximately) shared gondola ride (Ride back in time!)
    • Live music with singers (Venetian charms, coming right up!)
    • Small group with no queues (Intimate experiences are the best, aren’t they?)
    • Commentary by app (on your own mobile) or brochure in Italian, English, French, German, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, Russian or Hindi (Language barrier? What’s that?)
    • Three Course dinner (minus drinks) at Ristorante Al Giglio with private table (Mamma mia Italiano!)


    • Gratuities (If you are feeling generous though, go right ahead!)
  • Please note

    Voucher Information: No need to print! You can show your voucher on your smartphone or other devices. (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!)

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch, and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organised activity to reconfirm.

    Please make sure that your booking voucher has “Reservation and Payment through Venice Tours” and the CODE VTGOMUDI written on it.

    Each gondola can accommodate a maximum of 6 people and we stick to five gondolas at most so that you can have more of a personalised experience.

    The tour group includes a couple of musicians (a singer + a musician) who will be aboard one of the gondolas to perform throughout the trip. We will help you board the gondolas in the centre so you can enjoy the music at close quarters.

    Don’t forget to wear comfortable shoes.

    Unfortunately, this tour is not completely accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities so you might want to keep this in mind while booking it.

    Please remember that the choice of courses is not replaceable in any way. In case you have special requests (candlelight, special cakes, prosecco, wine etc.), want a vegetarian meal, have some form of food intolerance or diet requirements, you will, unfortunately, have to personally request the restaurant and will have to pay any difference in amount as may be necessary.

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