Venice Gondola Ride and Serenade with Dinner
Return DetailsReturns to original departure point
- 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
A paper voucher is required for this attraction/activity. You must print and bring your printed voucher with you on the day of the activity, as required by our local provider.View Less
Venice is so beautiful and the gondoler was really nice and funny, but they didn't have the serenade which was something I wanted for my mother.. Also the dinner was good but we had to ask the concierge at our hotel to call and find out what time and where was the dinner because there was no information on the voucher. Next time I would love to get the serenade while I ride the gondola and I would like to know ahead of time where is the Dinner and the time.
There was no dinner. I tried to ask, but they were so rude. There was no serenade on our ride. The only reason I’m giving it 2 stars, is because the scenery was beautiful. I do not recommend. It only lasted 30 mins.
Customer service by the gondoliers was very poor. They didn’t really interact with us at all on the gondola ride. The gondola was constantly on a precarious tilt and my husband and I felt very uncomfortable and felt like we were going to slide into the water. The serenade was disappointing and it certainly didn’t feel like a romantic ride. There was no liaison or direction from anyone as to how to get from the gondola ride to the restaurant. We had to keep asking people along the way which was more challenging being after 7pm and therefore dark. The restaurant meal was pretty average and the customer service was not warm. Definitely not worth the money we paid for it.
The gondola ride is 6 people to a boat, and only the two that get the back seat are comfortable. The singer is in one boat, and while your all together, you can hear and enjoy him. Once you get into the canals, it depends on how close you are to his boat. We were the last boat, so not much to hear. However, the hotel we had the privilege to eat at, Hostaria Ai Coristi Restaurant, amazing. The perfect example of an old Italian restaurant. Food was wonderful, and our server, Anna, we wanted to adopt and take home with us. Then there is the wall of wine, that no one has touched for 70 years. Well, you have to see it. So Gondola ride, so so, our dinner, OMG.
I, like most others here with bad reviews find this the only way to punish Viator and the gondola company for the misleading offer. THEY NEED TO CHANGE THAT VIDEO TO SHOW WHAT THE RIDE REALLY IS. 4-6 PEOPLE PACKED IN A LITTLE ROCKY GONDOLA WITH ONE SINGER AND MUSCIAN IN THE FRONT OF THE LINE OF 8-10 GONDOLAS. How I wish I could get my money back and honestly, this was the only low point of our entire vacation to Italy - It was our first time there and my wife was looking so forward to a romantic gondola ride. This IS NOT that! I would strongly recommend getting no gondola rides through Viator. Even after finally finding the evasive restaurant, the food sucked but the service was pleasant. Veal Marsala with 2 mushrooms and a watery gravy. Yuck! My advice - Beautiful gondolas and great restaurants are are all over at every turn in Venice. Gondolas cost around 80 Euros. Do the math - this tour is deceiving, the video misleading and the tour - not worth it. :(