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Venice Gondola Ride with Serenade and Venetian Dinner

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily

  • Duration

    Approx 2 hours

    Gondola Ride: 30 minutes
    Dinner: 1 hour

  • Start time

    SUMMER

    • 1st April - 31st October
    • Gondola serenade: 6:30pm
    • Dinner: 7pm

    WINTER

    • 1st November - 31st March
    • Gondola serenade: 3:30pm
    • Dinner: 7pm

  • Meeting Point

    Upon arrival at the redemption location, please present your voucher in exchange for your activity both for the gondola and the dinner.

    Meet at the gondola station of Santa Maria del Giglio, next to the hotel Gritti Palace Hotel. Dinner: Restaurant "Al Giglio" - S. Marco, 2477 / 78 - 30124. Look for a big sign with the name of the tour on it.

    Dinner Venue: Traditional Venetian Restaurant, in the vicinity of Saint Mark’s Square.

  • Ending Point

    Venetian Restaurant-Saint Marks square

Key Highlights

  • Glide along a part of the Great Canal and sail through picturesque smaller canals and bridges
  • Sit back and relax as musicians, including a skilled opera singer onboard serenade you
  • Enjoy great photo opportunities of the panoramic views of Venice from the water
  • Savour an authentic three-course Venetian meal at a traditional city restaurant
  • Enjoy a classic Venetian experience with a serenaded gondola ride and dinner

Overview

This tour offers a quintessential Venetian getaway with a serenaded gondola ride, a much sought-after experience by travelers around the world and a traditional Venetian dinner.

Step into a traditional gondola boat for a dreamy ride along the world famous Grand Canal, in the company of skilled musicians including a gifted opera singer serenading you with classic Italian ballads. Glide by the most secluded waterways, beautiful bridges and mini canals while admiring the sights of the charming backstreets, architecturally-beautiful cathedrals and palaces, and the famous La Fenice Opera House.

Get a perfect opportunity to spend some exclusive time at a traditional Venetian restaurant with your loved-one towards the end of this tour. Express your feelings to her/him while savoring a special three course meal.

What's the plan:

Gondola Serenade:

Reach the meeting point at the scheduled time with your partner and find your place on a traditional gondola boat. Enjoy a 30-minute ride through the legendary Great Canal while listening to the intoxicating Italian soundtrack of ballads provided by skilled musicians onboard.

The city of Venice has been eternally romanticized, thanks to its charming culture, magnificent architecture and breathtaking views. This tour sets you out on a perfect date with a friend or lover with a serenaded gondola ride.

Cruise through palazzos and under delightful bridges and admire the views of beautiful historic homes and cathedrals that border the canal, as a fleet of many other gondolas travel along with yours. Sail through the city’s calmest waterways and inner canals, known around the world for their indescribable charm, and witness gorgeous structures like La Fenice Opera House and quiet backstreets in the vicinity.

The band of musicians playing includes a practiced opera singer and musician (usually an accordion or guitar player)who will exclusively be a part of your gondola, out of a fleet of seven. Arrive back to the shore of the picture-perfect Campo Santa Maria del Giglio and enjoy a short 5-minute walk to reach a traditional Venetian restaurant located close to Saint Marks.

Dinner:

Enjoy a three-course meal at a renowned local restaurant. Relish authentic and appetizing Venetian feast and finish your day on a flavorful note.

Inclusions

  • 30-minute shared Gondola ride accompanied by music;
    • 3 course dinner in an traditional Venetian Restaurant;
    • You can choose between a fish menù or a meat menù;
    • Half a liter house wine, mineral water and coffee.

    Exclusions

    • The gondola ride is not a guided tour;
      • Hotel pick-up and drop-off;
      • Optional gratuities.

      Please note

      Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher on the day of 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.

      Print your voucher twice, one copy for the gondola and one copy for the restaurant.

      Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm all details.

      Designated seating arranged by Gondolier due to balance of boat; you may be seated on a step which is one of the seating areas on the gondola;

      The gondola ride holds a maximum of 5 passengers. Please note this is not a private gondola ride;

      The musicians will be divided on every seventh gondola;

      This activity is not suitable if you have limited mobility or with wheelchair;

      Bring an umbrella in case of rain, these are not provided;

      The tour operates rain or shine; only in severe weather conditions this tour will be cancelled. 

      Please mention whether you prefer Meat or Fish menu in the special request section while making a booking.

      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.

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