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Venice: Grand Canal Gondola Ride, Serenade & Romantic Dinner

3.2 / 5

18 reviews

Activity provider: VENICE TOURS S.R.L.

Venice: Grand Canal Gondola Ride, Serenade & Romantic Dinner

Activity provider: VENICE TOURS S.R.L.

From US$ 84.88 per person

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.

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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

For the gondola ride, meet at the gondola landing stage at Campo Santa Maria del Giglio, 2467, in front of the Gritti Palace Hotel. For gondola serenade and dinner, you should have two different vouchers or show the mobile one twice. Vouchers shall specify the kind of tour. The choice of the menu shall be clearly specified on the voucher. Meeting point for dinner: Ai Coristi Restaurant, Calle drio la Chiesa, sestiere di San Marco #1995. Once you get off the gondola, go straight on until the Church of Santa Maria del Giglio and turn right into Calle De Le Ostreghe. Cross the bridge and proceed straight on for about 100 meters. Turn left into Calle Veste and proceed to the square with La Fenice Theatre entrance. Turn right into Calle drio la Chiesa leaving the theatre behind you and find the restaurant after a few meters on your right.

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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

3.2 /5

based on 18 reviews

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It was okay. A good start to exploring Venice, a little pricey and the gondola right is quick but that is the case everywhere here apparently. Dinner was at a casual restaurant which was very tasty.

September 7, 2022

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

Product ID: 143883