Tête-à-tête in Venice: Gondola ride & Candlelit Dinner in Venice

Duration: approx. 3 hours 

Location: Venice


Why choose this experience?

1 To celebrate an important anniversary or simply to spend a memorable evening with someone special
2 Because it combines the charm of a beautiful gondola ride and a romantic dinner by candlelight in one of the most exclusive restaurants in Venice
3 Because you can completely immerse yourself in the poetry of this immortal city which will leave you overwhelmed by its incomparable magic

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Important information


all year, subject to availability of the restaurant.

Departure point:

Gondola Pier 'Dogana', Calle Vallaresso (near Harry's Bar).

Departure time


From 1 April to 31 October
7.30 pm

From 1 November to 31 March
6.30 pm

Languages available

No explanations during the tour


€224.00 per person (for reservations of 2 people)

approx. 3 hours
  • Gondola ride
  • Dinner at the Antico Martini restaurant (3 course-menu, drinks not included)
  • Drinks
  • What is not specified under "Inclusions"
  • Guided visit
Additional information:

Before booking, please be advised that it is compulsory to print a paper copy of the voucher issued at the end of the online reservation and bring it with you the day of the tour.

No credit or refunds will be given in the case of a NO SHOW (if you don't show up at the meeting point at the time indicated on your voucher).

Our proposal includes a 3 course dinner, beverages excluded.

The tour might be suspended in case of bad weather.

The tour will take place with a minimum of 2 participants.

In exceptional cases and/or reasons of force majeure (i.e. acts of nature, strikes, exceptional closures,serious unexpected events or health problems experienced by the person in charge with the service after which it is really impossible to find a substitute) the service you booked might be cancelled. If this should happen, you will be informed as soon as possible and, according to the type of service you booked, you will have the possibility to choose between postponing the service on the first date available or receiving a total refund of the price paid, if the cancellation policy of the service itself allows a refund.

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Full description

This is one of the most romantic tours in Venice that will allow you to enjoy an unforgettable night in Venice with a special person, combining a gondola ride and candlelight dinner in a romantic restaurant in Italy.

If you are looking for romantic things to do in Venice, this tour could be the perfect experience among the many ideas that the city on the water offers to its visitors: an exciting gondola ride and a candlelit dinner at the famous Antico Martini restaurant!

Gondolas are the ideal means to navigate the narrow and quaint canals throughout Venice whilst being lulled by the gentle rocking of the waves. Considered one of the symbols of Venice, your gondola will let you discover covert and breathtaking views of the picturesque city of Venice which you can admire from new observation points in the company of a special person.

Leaving from the gondola pier of Dogana di Calle Vallaresso, the gondola ride will last approximately 30/35 minutes and will finish a few steps from the Antico Martini restaurant, where a romantic dinner in Venice will be waiting for you!

A unique opportunity to spend a romantic evening with your partner: between a gondola ride and a candlelit dinner, you will relish even more the thousand sides of this enchanting city!

Thanks to the fascinating combination of gondola and dinner in Venice this tour is the ideal choice for those who want to celebrate a special occasion: whether it's an anniversary, a birthday or a Valentine's Day gift, this experience will surely be appreciated by those who receive it!

Immerse yourself in romantic Venice: this tour will allow you to experience it to the fullest, with great emotion and intensity.


The Antico Martini restaurant

Located near the famous Teatro La Fenice, the Antico Martini restaurant offers refined elegance and the warm welcome of those who have made the passion for food a real reason for living. It offers a refined menu, the result of a skillful fusion of tradition and innovation.

In the distant 1720, one of the historic cafés of Venice was founded in San Fantin square. At that time the city was a blast of music and theaters... La Fenice, the theater whose name is linked to that of Venice, was opened precisely in this square in 1792. It was also here that, in 1812, Venice University was founded: the Café became the favorite meeting point for theater-goers, artists and numerous intellectuals. In 1863 the restaurant changed ownership and became to be known by everybody as 'Caffè Martini': its fame grew exponentially thanks to the passion of its director Paolo Montico.

In 1909, under the management of Andrea Maso, two hundred kilos of coffee were consumed every month! The restaurant continues to provide refreshments for La Fenice and also offers an excellent lunch menu.

1922 is a turning point: after being closed - for the first time in its history - due to war restrictions, it was taken over by the Chianti Paganelli supplier and transformed into a luxurious restaurant and reopened with the name of 'Antico Martini'.

In the '30s Antico Martini also became a piano bar ... Thanks to the Biennale, music festivals and the cinema festival, Venice became the center of showbiz tourism... The place was frequented by big names such as Wolf Ferrari and Toscanini, Charlie Chaplin and Orson Welles, Count Volpi and Giovanni Stucky!

During the Second World War Antico Martini was requisitioned and became a place of entertainment for the US troops... The piano brought here at the time by the American soldiers is still in the café’s room!

In the fifties Antico Martini became one of the most popular restaurants in Venice... from Igor Stravinsky to Samuel Berstein, Jean Cocteau and Giuseppe Ungaretti and Eugenio Montale, Laurence Olivier to Peggy Guggenhaim and many other celebrities sit at the tables of this historic Venetian restaurant, recommended by the most famous gastronomic guides of the time!

Today the restaurant magnifies the spirit of the historic cafés and the Serenissima Republic in all its facets, from the atmosphere to the flavors, from the settings to the music, everything is designed to give you a special evening between dream and reality!

Antico Martini is one of the members of the Association of Historical Cafés of Italy since its foundation.


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