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Venice Gondola Ride and Serenade with Dinner provided by Bucintoro Viaggi S.r.l.

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Venice Gondola Ride and Serenade with Dinner

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 19/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 19/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A gondola ride accompanied by Italian ballads is an iconic Venetian experience—especially for lovers. But arranging a gondola and musicians independently is expensive. Save money but preserve the romance with this shared Venice gondola package that includes dinner (in summer) and a choice of lunch or dinner (in winter) at the Hostaria Ai Coristi restaurant.
  • 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 cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Meadow G wrote a review Oct 2018
Dallas, Texas4 contributions
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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Date of experience: October 2018
Edward C wrote a review Jun 2018
3 contributions17 helpful votes
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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Date of experience: June 2018
7 Helpful votes
Sean C wrote a review Apr 2018
1 contribution2 helpful votes
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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Ralph V wrote a review Feb 2018
Pembroke Pines, Florida5 contributions29 helpful votes
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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8 Helpful votes
Andrew & JoJo wrote a review Jan 2018
Brisbane, Australia80 contributions76 helpful votes
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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Date of experience: September 2017
8 Helpful votes
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About the operator

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By: Bucintoro Viaggi S.r.l.
Great way to cover a brief history of Venice.
I liked that we all had an earpiece to hear easily, that our tour guide sought shade wherever possible so we didn't
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Colourful beauty
This was so fun for my partner and I! When we went, the weather was a bit showery but this didn't ruin our experien
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A bit of a let down
First of all, it did what it was promised to do. We had a 30 minute gondola ride. However, before hand we had to wa
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Best form of transportation
We booked a water taxi to our hotel from the airport through get your guide. The company was Bucintoro tours in the
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Burano was the Highlight
Murano and Torcello were not too memorable, but Burano alone was worth the price of admission. I would recommend e
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Kayla S
Very nice tour!
I didn't quite like the pacing of the tour. I felt we could have had more time in Burano and less in Murano, but ot
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David G
Venice Italy.......Romantic as hell, Great food and wines.... The sights are amazing...The Gondola ride was interes
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A must in Venice
Had to be done as it was our first visit to Venice. The gondoliers were very helpful getting us on and off the gon
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trudy c
3 in one
Really good way to catch a glimpse of these three islands. Murano we had a visit to the glass factory. Fascinating
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Scenic gondola ride
Even though the weather wasn't too good (cloudy & cold), we still enjoyed the little trip through the little alleys
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Gondola ride
This is a must when visiting Venice. Seeing all the homes right on the water. It just amazes me that they're all st
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Evelyn R
Islands are Beautiful, issues with tickets
I had a lovely time once on the trip however it was not clear on trip advisor that they wouldn't accept my phone ba
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Nice Tour of Murano, Burano and Torcello islands!
This was a great tour, but on the day we went it was quite foggy so while on the boat we couldn't see much of the s
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Venice was really cold
The walking tour was good other then we were freezing the entire time. BUT we definitely did get to see a lot of gr
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Murano, Burano and Torcello islands
Great to visit these unique islands in the Venetian lagoon. Murano has its glass blowing shops, Burano has the lace
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