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Venice: Grand Canal Gondola Ride, Serenade & Romantic Dinner

Activity provider: VENICE TOURS S.R.L.

Venice: Grand Canal Gondola Ride, Serenade & Romantic Dinner

Activity provider: VENICE TOURS S.R.L.
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From US$ 85.74 per person

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Enjoy a charming promenade by gondola listening to the pleasant music performed by expert musicians and artists who will play popular Italian songs. After this unforgettable experience, you will enjoy a romantic dinner in a typical Venetian restaurant.

About this activity

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Duration 4 hours
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Italian, English
Small group
Limited to 6 participants


  • Experience a splendid gondola ride discovering the romantic and picturesque canals of Venice
  • Bask in the relaxing atmosphere of the professionally-played music during the ride
  • Enjoy a romantic dinner at a typical Venetian restaurant
Full description
Enjoy a pleasant gondola ride while you listen to expert musicians sing popular Italian songs. Discover the picturesque canals and the breathtaking palaces on the Grand Canal accompanied by Italian music. Embark on an unforgettable experience along the most fascinating canal of Venice and discover its most interesting historical sites, such as the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Accademia Bridge, La Fenice Theatre and the Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute. After the amazing gondola serenade, you will enjoy a typical dinner in a Venetian restaurant tasting local specialties. • Dinner Menu at Ai Coristi: 2-course (fish or meat) with side dish  
  • Approximately 30 minute Gondola ride
  • Dinner at Venetian restaurant
  • Hotel pick-up
  • Audio devices and earphones
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones

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Meeting point

Gondola landing stage at Campo Santa Maria del Giglio, 2467 (in front of the Gritti Palace Hotel) - San Marco, 3895 Venice.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Each gondola can hold a maximum of 5 persons
  • The seat on board cannot be chosen but will be assigned by the gondolier depending on your weight
  • The tour group Gondola Serenade includes a pair of musicians (a singer + a musician) who will be aboard one of gondolas to perform throughout the trip, but not on each gondola. To permit all participants to listen to the serenade, the musicians will board a gondola in the center of the row
  • The tour is not considered private for the gondola serenade, but will be shared with other guests not belonging to the same party
  • Unfortunately, this tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities
  • The choice of the courses is not replaceable - if you would like a substitution or have a request, you must pay directly to the restaurant the difference due
  • The tour does not include special requests (candlelight, special cakes, prosecco or wine etc.
  • Duration may be slightly less than 30 minutes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3 /5

based on 14 reviews

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Singer was on different boat , then meal was over hour after the gondola but other than that a nice trip

February 28, 2020

all right

The Gondola only makes one turn. What does save is the Serenade. The romantic dinner, nothing at all .... it is not a restaurant that can be said to be romantic, quite the opposite. A restaurant for older people. And very hidden. I find the excursion quite expensive.

September 26, 2019

DON’T SPEND YOUR MONEY. It was the biggest scam ever. When I was looking to do a gondola ride I read numerous reviews and there were so many tours to book from, it was quite hard to decide. I did this one because the explanation sounded romantic and relaxing. When we got there it was like packing sardines in a can, the description said 4 people plus 2 musicians in one gondola, it also said that the ride ended by the restaurant that you would be eating at. The reality was 6 people to a gondola 2 facing forward, 2 facing backwards, and 2 in the middle of the gondola facing each other sitting on a very little stool that was extremely uncomfortable. The 2 musicians were on the first of the many gondolas serenading the whole group of gondolas if you could hear him. They took us down one U shaped canal that started 40 feet from the location in which we got in the gondola and the entire ride smelled like sewage. No one knew where the restaurant was located.

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September 17, 2019

Product ID: 143883