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Venice Gondola Ride and Serenade with Dinner
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Venice Gondola Ride and Serenade with Dinner

By Bucintoro Viaggi S.r.l.
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.
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$91.83
per adult
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$91.83
per adult

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Ages 0-99, max of 20 per group
Duration:
2h
Start time: Check availability
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

  • 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
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

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.

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)
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 2495TOUR6

  • 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
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Which attractions will I visit with Venice Gondola Ride and Serenade with Dinner?
How much is Venice Gondola Ride and Serenade with Dinner?
Venice Gondola Ride and Serenade with Dinner price starts from $98.89. Discover and book Venice Gondola Ride and Serenade with Dinner on Tripadvisor
What is the Venice Gondola Ride and Serenade with Dinner cancellation policy?
Venice Gondola Ride and Serenade with Dinner cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Venice Gondola Ride and Serenade with Dinner on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Venice Gondola Ride and Serenade with Dinner?
Venice Gondola Ride and Serenade with Dinner is hosted by Bucintoro Viaggi S.r.l.. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Bucintoro Viaggi S.r.l. on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Venice Gondola Ride and Serenade with Dinner on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 2495TOUR6

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
    Read more
    Pass by
    Palazzo Barbarigo Minotto
    Campo San Fantin
  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

690nathana
690nathana
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Bad communication and no return travel
Booked a shared taxi (return ticket) from the airport to Venice. I was told they would email the hotel with time an
Vatro_Cro
Vatro_Cro
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Its OK
Good trip, a bit too touristy, but that's how it is :) Burano houses are nice to see, feeling is Potemkin was a ma
GrottyYachtie
GrottyYachtie
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Loved Burano
Went on this trip in September To be quite honest Torello was a complete waste of time. We went there second so we’
Richard S
Richard S
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Evening Stoll with Pamela and Gondola Ride
Pamela is marvelous. Friendly and excited to show off Venice by foot. Knows the history and importance of the City
Jane U
Jane U
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Excellent tour which is good value for money
This is an excellent tour. Andrea, our guide, was very knowledgeable, with an appropriate sense of humour. He went
Karin E
Karin E
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Great value
Great value for amount spend!! I already recommended that to friends!! The towns that we visited was beautiful! The
569krisk
569krisk
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Walking tour/gondola ride
We especially enjoyed the walking portion of this tour. We learned a lot from our guide. As others have said, the m
kathymattison
kathymattison
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Great way to get an overview of Venice
This tour is a Must Do to get a feel for Venice. We understood Venice much better after seeing it all by boat. Our
wendyhL4037KK
wendyhL4037KK
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Fabulous value
Absolutely superb value for money, was dubious but the trip was fabulous, well planned, easy to purchase, easy to f
marypS8596NK
marypS8596NK
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Walking tour and Gondola ride
Andrea our tour guide was very knowledgeable and informative and gave us very interesting info on select areas thro
Santana0511
Santana0511
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Amazing experience
The tour was outstanding our tour guide provided great on-site of the area. The boat was clean and the crew was he
valeriesA9518HQ
valeriesA9518HQ
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Location Very Hard To Find
I am getting this one star because we could not find the location to get our prepaid tickets. We asked the police w
D4007BJsuzanneb
D4007BJsuzanneb
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Difficult to find
We could not locate the meeting spot in time and missed the tour. Very disappointing. They did give us a ticket f
Meander45095969718
Meander45095969718
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Amazing
What a beautiful tour and the 3 places are amazing. Going back to burano when we visit again to stay! So beautiful.
Meander45095969718
Meander45095969718
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Great tour
Great tour with a fabulous guide. We went to places less traveled and learned a lot about history and architecture.
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

2.5
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Andrew & JoJo
Brisbane, Australia83 contributions
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 January 26, 2018
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Ralph V
Pembroke Pines, FL5 contributions
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 February 25, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Edward C
3 contributions
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 June 12, 2018
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Sean C
1 contribution
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 April 4, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Meadow G
Dallas, TX4 contributions
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 October 27, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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