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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 20/06/19 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20/06/19 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.
You'll start at
Gondola Station - Santa Maria del Giglio
Campiello Traghetto, 30124 Venezia VE, ItalyMeeting Point: Gondola's stazio of Santa Maria del Giglio Square (next to the entrance of Hotel Gritti Palace)
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  • Pass by Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute
    Pass by Peggy Guggenheim Collection
    Pass by Ponte dell'Accademia
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    Canal Grande
    Stop: 10 minutes -
    you will pass through Grand Canaò
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    Pass by Palazzo Barbarigo Minotto
    Pass by Campo San Fantin
You'll end at
Gondola Station - Santa Maria del Giglio
Campiello Traghetto, 30124 Venezia VE, ItalyMeeting Point: Gondola's stazio of Santa Maria del Giglio Square (next to the entrance of Hotel Gritti Palace)
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  • 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
  • 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
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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Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: Bucintoro Viaggi S.r.l.
The tour was great with a lovely lady who knows Lisbon :) The Gondola ride was ok but you get what you pay 6 perso
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Very Enjoyable Walk and Gondola Ride
The walking tour was very interesting with lots seen and the Gondola Ride was very romantic with other couples on b
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Cheaper way to experience a Venice classic
Probably not recommended for a couple with romance in mind but a cost effective way to ride in a Gondola with poten
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Enjoyable must-do.
One of the bucket listt things to do in Venice. Thoroughly enjoyable. Could benefit from the gondolier giving a com
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Simon C
Waste of time. Construct your own tour using the ferry boats. The landing at murano was to their glass blowing fact
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Waste of time
I regret not taking vaporetto and going to Burano and Murano by myself. The tour takes you to Murano to the glass f
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Beautiful mirning strolling around 3 unique islands
Each island has its own quirks. Murano glass factory was great, we saw a demonstration of glass products being made
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definitely recommend
Stunning islands to visit! Well worth the small price! We had a lovely time on each island seeing the sites
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Misleading- not just 30 minutes
30-minute gondola ride didn’t include wait time or walking time to the gondolas. We also had to wait whilst a coupl
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good value for money
nice that it was time limited and we didn't use too much time or money... much less crowded than public transportat
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Tyler F
Must do!
It was fantastic! You have to do this tour and see these beautiful cities! Torcello was a little bit of a let down,
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A brilliant half day trip with lots of free time for meandering. Burano is simply stunning. One of the highlight
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A must-do!
A must-do in Venice! I've now done one in the day and one at night and I'd highly recommend a night-time ride. Very
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Overcrowded gondola ride
The gondola ride and gondolier were very nice, but I expected that 30-minute ride for $105 would be just for my fam
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Excellent Value Truely but disappointing information
First I’d like to say I very much enjoyed this tour and I believe at ~€18 it is excellent value and a must to visit
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