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We loved this tour. The gondola ride was the best with the serenade. There were 6 of us traveling as a family so we had our own gondola. The food at the restaurant was quite good and we did have a few options of appetizers and entrees. There was no choice for desert but it was one of the best bread puddings I have ever tasted.
Very good value for money, had a lovely ride on the Gondola followed by a nice meal. My only complaint was the restaurant was very hard to find, down lots of narrow streets that all looked the same, perhaps a map could be included when booking.
Unforgettable experience you join about 8 other boats about 4 people in each boat an accordion player and singer in another one lovely ambling along the tiny canels listening to the singer could have have been perhaps a bit longer in the boat but afterwards found the restuarant and that was a find you wouldn't have stumbled on it it you weren't looking for it rustic looking and food was great
It was very nice doing the gondola ride with serenade, and the meal at the restaurant was lovely!
A must do!!! Spectacular in every way. Dinner was also amazing. We actually were privileged to a private dining experience. It was pricey but well worth the money for the experience you receive. Would highly recommend
The ride was everything it was said to be and the meal was fantastic. Also the waiter was one of the best. Recommend highly.
Lovely seranaded tour about 8 gondolas in total lovely meal afterwards at restaurant but make sure you print off map for restaurant as you will need it to find it
This has to have been one of the most wonderful, relaxing and visibly beautiful holiday I have ever had!
I would go back to Venice in a heartbeat!!
It was like a little flotilla of Gondolas! But good nonetheless and relaxing if you let yourself go. We got the prime comfy seats, whilst the others may be bit uncomfortable. 1 in 3 chance. Singer and music was good as well and we dived down a couple of nice side canals.
And they have sorted out the restaurant thing in that they give you a map when you get off the Gondola. Still a little tricky but you should be OK. And its a nice little friendly restaurant. No pretensions and good food. Work out your way home first though!
Amazing .... thoroughly enjoyed. Meal beautiful too. Excellent value for money cant wait to go again :)
Already recommended to people
A fun evening. We saw several other Gondola groups during our stay, but they could not compare to the authenticity and welcome we found at the S, Maria d'Gigio. We are so pleased these were the Gondoliers chosen by Viator. The Singer and Accordian players were excellent and made the ride fun for our daughters.
Once we located the meeting point for the start of the Gondala Ride (which is not that easy in Venice) we were given a really enjoyable Gondala Ride accompanied by a remarkable guy who serenaded us while we floated through the canals in the beautiful evening light. This was followed by an enjoyable dinner at a local restaurant, however we did get lost trying to find it!
It was great but the direction to the restaurant needs to be better documented.
Tour was excellant but skip the dinner. After the ride no one was there to direct us where to go. Then with the vague directions we arrived at the worst dinner we had in Venice. Should have skipped it and found our own. Will never tour with a meal again.
Has this experience in Nov 2012 and very enjoyable.The singer and accordian player were fantastic and friendly.6 gondolas ventured out together and we were really lucky to have the musicians on our one.Went on the Grande Canale and other canals which was not rushed a nice amount of time.The dinner at Hostaria ai Coristi was very nice, clean and warm for time of year.The owner was friendly and accommodating and the waitress was happy go lucky and had a fun with us.The food is mostly homemade and you get a good helping,nicely prepared freshh quality food.Owner was happy to interact with you.Would definately do this experience again and go to the resturant.Were from Scotland and had a ball this made our memorable holiday even more so.The tip (grazie) bucket at the gondola stand is only for the gonoliers not the musicians so please think of tipping them to, they are worth it.5 STAR TO ALL
fantastic night. the singer had a great voice and serenaded us for 40 minutes. the restaraunt was a little difficult to find, but we were made welcome and the food was excellent. the gondola ride could be a little longer, perhaps.
I thoroughly enjoyed this experience and would do it again next time I visit Venice. Venice is one of my favourite destinations.Jenny H QLD AUSTRALIA
This was one of the highlights of our holiday. My partner and I had a lovely evening with this tour. It was the only night that we stayed in Venice but we really had a great time on this tour. Venice at night is much nicer than Venice during the day when the crowds can become a bit oppressive.