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Venice Gondola Ride and Serenade with Dinner

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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 30-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).
  • Share a gondola ride down the Grand Canal—and smaller canals
  • Feel the romance as a musician and singer serenade your group of gondolas
  • Savor a two-course Italian meal with water, coffee, and a glass of wine
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a signature Venetian experience
What to Expect
Make your own way to the launch point on the Grand Canal, and board your traditional six-person gondola. Feel the romance as your gondolier navigates the boat in a small group, passing by ancient homes, churches, and palazzos. As you glide under bridges and past charming backstreets, an opera singer and musician will serenade your group with classic Italian ballads from one of the gondolas. After you disembark, savor your two-course Italian meal at the Hostaria Ai Coristi. The package includes a meat or fish entrée, a glass of house wine, mineral water, and coffee. Dinner is served 7–9pm; during winter, you can also opt for lunch, served before your ride at 12–3pm. Once you’re done eating, make your own way back to base.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Gondola Station - Santa Maria del Giglio, Campiello Traghetto, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Shared Gondola Serenade ( approx. 30 minutes)
  • Meal (choice of two dishes) at Hostaria Ai Coristi Restaurant
  • Glass of house wine
  • Half bottle of mineral water
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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travelling with my elderly mother, this was her highlight in Venice. The gondoliers were very entertaining, the canals are very special, and the music was delightful. Our dinner was a few blocks away from the launch point. We had the most incredible time with our hosts at
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We booked a number of tours while in Venice and Rome this week and this was the worst. The people at the launch point for the gondola were rude and not helpful. There was also no one serenading in our boat, it was a guy in one of the eight boats that were floating around
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Gondola ride was fun. Although we were a group of boats, with only one singer, it didn’t bother us at all! We had to find our way to the Restaurant, but we asked people for guidance. Not an issue. Then the Restaurant. It was spectacular. The owner/manager made us feel extremely
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I asked for a refund because the tour was not as described and after the condola ride headed to the restaurant and it was closed and below is their response: very disappointed. Don't book The serenade on board is not guaranteed, since the tour is planned to have one serenade
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I wished I had read the reviews before we book this, this was the worst experience in Venice ever. We arrived to our tour and was greeted by one on the rudest tour guides I have ever met, he didn't try to speak to us or look at our tour voucher. Instead he snatched the voucher
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By: Bucintoro Viaggi S.r.l.
1,882 reviews
It was winter when we went so it was cold , but the ride was enjoyable. I wish we went further down the canal but
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Whitehaven, United Kingdom
Easy to use, convenient. Had a 10 minute wait for another couple then a 10 minute walk after the drop off to our
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Cornwall, United Kingdom
Good but could be perfect
This is the second time we have been on this trip but I think we must have had a whole day last time. Half a day
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Despite the rainy weather it was nice. I wish the boat wasn’t so loud that it drowned out what our guide would say
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Bruce W
The "Classic 30-Minute Gondola Ride" was barely okay
The "Classic 30-Minute Gondola Ride" was barely okay. It was great being in a real gondola but we were herded
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Goudhurst, United Kingdom
Good value
Nice, despite the chill in January. Didn't mind sharing, more than 30 mins may have been a bit too long.
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Brea, California
day in venice
walking tour was very informative and our guide definitely was very knowledgeable , Gondola ride was relaxing and
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Sheng Z
A special treat
With many Gondola ride choices available, I find this one is very unique. You have musician riding with you. The
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Venice walking tour with gondola ride
This tour was very good and I would recommend it. If you want to take a gondola ride this tour is definitely
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Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand
Very disappointing
Turned up to go on this trip only to be told it was cancelled. We did not get advised prior to the booking that
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Miss kirsty
Brilliant time away would really advise this trip lovely day away and well organised would really book this again
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Rob M
Escondido, California
Must-do in Venice!
I've been to Venice 3 times now, but this trip last May was my first gondola ride! I booked it well in advance
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Good Enough
Good way to see the islands quickly. Not much time to explore but not bad. The glass demonstration was worth it
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Spotsylvania, Virginia
Great tour of venice highlights
We had a blast on this tour. We got all of the history and some quick glimpses at things we couldnt have known
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Montreal, Canada
We were at the meeting point at the right time and location but found no one, no guide. We went on board another
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