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

Venice Gondola Ride and Serenade with Dinner

Venice Gondola Ride and Serenade with Dinner
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About
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Italian
Highlights
  • 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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Italian
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • 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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 2495TOUR6
Call +6037-7240250
Important information
Inclusions
  • 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
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • Gondola Station - Santa Maria del Giglio, Campiello Traghetto, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy Meeting Point: Gondola's stazio of Santa Maria del Giglio Square (next to the entrance of Hotel Gritti Palace)
Additional information
  • 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • 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
Inclusions
  • 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
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • Gondola Station - Santa Maria del Giglio, Campiello Traghetto, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy Meeting Point: Gondola's stazio of Santa Maria del Giglio Square (next to the entrance of Hotel Gritti Palace)
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • 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
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Gondola Station - Santa Maria del Giglio
    Campiello Traghetto, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
    Meeting Point: Gondola's stazio of Santa Maria del Giglio Square (next to the entrance of Hotel Gritti Palace)
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute
    Peggy Guggenheim Collection
    Ponte dell'Accademia
  • 1
    Canal Grande
    Stop: 10 minutes
    you will pass through Grand Canaò
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    Pass by
    Palazzo Barbarigo Minotto
    Campo San Fantin
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Meadow G
Dallas, TX4 contributions
fun evening in Venice
Oct 2018 • Friends
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 Hostaria Ai Coristi! They welcomed us like long lost family. The food was typical, the wine was very good, and the space-quaint. If we ever return to Venice, we WILL come back to see our "family" here.
Written 27 October 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Edward C
3 contributions
Rip Off
Jun 2018 • Couples
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 together and most of the time you could not hear him. The real rip off is the dinner. We were not able to locate the restaurant even with help from locals... NOT THE Gondola people. DO NOT BOOK THIS... just go to St Marks Square and book a gondala ride... that was much better
Written 12 June 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Sean C
1 contribution
Excellent!!!
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 welcome and the food was great.
Tip: Print two copies and only give one to gondoliers. Restaurant requires one as well.
Recomended!!
Written 4 April 2018
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Ralph V
Pembroke Pines, FL5 contributions
Don't Waste Your Money
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 every 8/9 gondolas, to guarantee all the passengers to hear the music.

The restaurant is working following the time of the Italian life style. The restaurants are open for lunch and dinner, but from 15.00 to 18:00 they are close for siesta. In fact you had booked the gondola ride and serenade with dinner ( dinner time: 18.30 – 22.00)

Written 25 February 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Andrew & JoJo
Brisbane, Australia83 contributions
Rude and Ripped Off
Sep 2017
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 and pointed to us the end to the cue. We waiting and then was directed to sit on a Gondola but my husband and I were seperated I asked to be moved and they didn't acknowledge me at all so I moved myself. The serenade was only on one Gondola not ours, so we had to try and keep together to hear the serenade. Not a very romantic ride at all. Once we docked we tried to ask about the dinner, but not acknowledged us at all. No one spoke English and refused to talk to us, just waving their hands in the air. The senior person was rude and obnoxious and made us feel like we were a nuisances and had inconvenienced his day by trying to ask for directions to a restaurant we had paid for. The entire tour turned out to be a nightmare rather than an amazing experience. The locals had suggested to get a private Gondola opposed to the bigger companies rather than the one we choose, I wished we listened now. We did try to get a refund once we were home...but you guessed it TravelCube the tour company knocked us back with a response of Sorry No refund. This is a RIP OFF!!!!! No Customer Service or Culture, Just Rude people who only want to take your money.
Written 26 January 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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By: Bucintoro Viaggi S.r.l.
Marquezadri
Marquezadri
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Good experience for a great price
Good and affordable way to spend half of your day around Venice. Out of the three islands, Burano was our favorite.
Nashville_brent_65
Nashville_brent_65
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Inexpensive way to see 3 neat islands
We're so glad we chose to do this. For 20 euros each we got to take a boat to see all 3 of these islands. You see a
Lordmvarder
Lordmvarder
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Gondola ride
A lovely little trip on a Gondola around a part of Venice which after the hidden tour you understand that these wer
Avril R
Avril R
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Amazing tour and great value for money
This half day trip will show you around some unique Islands near Venice. This trip was quick, with around 50 minute
heatherlW7402ZE
heatherlW7402ZE
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Terrible Information from TripAdvisor created a Stressful Experience
The worst part about this tour is that information provided through Tripadvisor is unnecessarily confusing. Here is
John H
John H
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Venice Vision
First class guide, route and areas to walk. Would highly recommend. 90 minutes seems too short but both of us thoug
Getaway09869611994
Getaway09869611994
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Nice experience that could be better
The tour itself was quite nice and for €20 not a bad deal at all. However, the meeting point and St. Lucia station
pavlov32
pavlov32
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Biggest disappointment
It's just a waste of time. To begin with, the tour is conducted in 4 languages ​​at once !!! First, a couple of phr
Wander608652
Wander608652
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Couldn’t find meeting point
We could not find the location to take the your, we asked everyone where the location is but no one knows. Unable
enelrem
enelrem
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Great tour to see by yourself the islands of Venice
The tour is quite complete and let us see the beautiful part of Venice’s island as Murano Burano and torcello. Thi
DEBBIE W
DEBBIE W
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Tour of Murano, Torcello, and Burano.
I would have liked to spend more time in Burano as it was fantastic. Personally I would have liked a guide on Torce
Lynda1111
Lynda1111
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First day
Great tour for first day in Venice to get your bearings and see some famous sights, shared gondola trip was very ni
willl409
willl409
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Wonderful
Our guide was inspiring and oh so helpful being a native Venitian. She helped us understand the ever-changing cult
KfishNJ
KfishNJ
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Not guided - 45 minute stops to lovely locations and short glass tour
The places were lovely and boat ride enjoyable BUT… there really was not a tour. The multilingual boat guide spoke
Solidus1984
Solidus1984
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Nice walk, ok Gondel ride
The walk with the guide Elena was great. She was very friendly and could tell us alot of things about this great ci
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