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Venice Gondola Ride and Serenade with Dinner

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  • Location: Venice, Italy
  • Duration: 2 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 2495TOUR6
For the quintessential Venetian experience, take a serenaded gondola ride on the canals of Venice, followed by lunch or dinner – depending on your afternoon or evening selection. You'll swoon to the magic of Venice on your 35-minute gondola ride as you coast down the Grand Canal. Then, wend your way through the city’s romantic minor canals while listening to the serenade. Enjoy a two-course meal at Hostaria Ai Coristi Restaurant, located near Teatro La Fenice (La Fenice Theater).

Highlights

  • Likely to Sell Out
  • Treat a loved one on a special occasion
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • A la carte dinner included
  • A la carte lunch included
Likely to Sell-out! Serenaded gondola rides on the canals of Venice regularly sell out weeks in advance. Book ahead of time to avoid disappointment.

Settle into your comfortable seat aboard a six-person, 36-foot (11-meter) gondola and be captivated by the glamour and elegance of Venice as you glide through the city’s canals! Reminiscent of a time when gondolas were regularly used by upper class Venetians to traverse the canals, about 500 of the tapered wooden boats exist today, reduced from approximately 10,000 that filled the waterways a couple hundred years ago.

Departing in the afternoon or evening, drift along the Grand Canal and watch as the eye-catching palaces and churches, which line the famous channel, pass by. Your licensed gondolier – wearing classic black pants and striped shirt – will stand and expertly row with one oar through the busy watercourse throughout your 35-minute ride. A musician and a singer will also stand on board one of the boats in your flotilla to accompany your romantic journey with music and a serenade.

Admire other ornately decorated gondolas along the Grand Canal and soak up the quiet atmosphere as you float through Venice’s less crowded, narrow inner canals. At the end of the gondola ride, disembark at Campo Santa Maria del Giglio, one of the most famous piazzas (squares) in Venice.

From here, follow directions to Hostaria Ai Coristi Restaurant, located behind San Fantin Church near La Fenice Theater, for a two-course meal (choice fish or meat dishes), with a glass of house wine, water and coffee.

Please note that you can combine the 3:30pm tour with your choice of lunch (to be taken before the gondola serenade between noon and 3pm) or with dinner (to be taken between 7pm and 9pm).

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Tour departs from the Gondola's mooring point of Santa Maria del Giglio Square (next to the entrance of Hotel Gritti Palace)
Duration:
2 hours (approx.)
Return Details:
Concludes at a Hostaria Ai Coristi Restaurant, located in the vicinity of Santa Maria del Giglio Square

Pricing information

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6:30pm Departure
Code: EN1830

Departs at 6:30pm. Tour includes dinner. Available April to October only

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AUD130.03
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7:30pm Departure
Code: EN1930

Departs at 7:30pm. Tour includes dinner. Available April to October only

From
AUD130.03
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Venice Gondola Ride and Serenade with Dinner

Venice Gondola Ride and Serenade with Dinner at Hostaria Ai Coristi Restaurant
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Inclusions:
  • Shared Gondola Serenade (35 minutes)
  • Meal (choice of two dishes) at Hostaria Ai Coristi Restaurant
  • Glass of house wine
  • Half bottle of mineral water
  • Coffee
Exclusions:
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • The gondola holds a maximum of 6 passengers. Please note this is not a private gondola ride
  • Your Venice gondola ride provides a boat with a musician and singer for every eight gondolas in your flotilla
  • All passengers dine at the same restaurant for lunch or dinner. If you require a private table please request this at time of booking
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Oshinki, August 2015

Great ride with the evening scenery....the accordion player and singer did exceptional well drew a lot attention to our gondola from tourist and other boats..the rider did well but was a bit drunk....The dinner was very great...the owner actually waived 10 euros extra charge for extra drink and water...Tagliolini with sea food and Adriatic fried fish was very delicious and i think best on the menu for me!!

Reviewed by: Chanel, July 2015

This tour was amazing! The view from the gondala was one of a kind. The ride was relaxing after walking through the brutal sun of Venice in July. The seranade, view and lulling of the gondala made me not want it all to end.

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Tour code: 2495TOUR6