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

Duration: approx. 3 hours 

Location: Venice


Why choose this experience?

1 Experience the charm of a gondola ride combined with a romantic candlelit dinner.
2 Wow your sweetheart with a carefully planned romantic and relaxing evening.
3 Dine in one of the most renowned restaurants in Venice, with its refined menu and elegant setting.

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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)
  • ● Explanations on palaces and artistic attractions
  • Drinks
  • What is not specified under "Inclusions"
Additional information:
  • Once your booking has been confirmed, download the voucher that will also be sent to you via email. You will need to show it at the boarding point, either printed or on your smartphone.

  • Please arrive on time. If you are late, the duration of the gondola ride may be shortened than the expected 30/35 minutes.

  • In case of bad weather, the tour may be suspended. However, we ask you to present yourself at the boarding point to find out if the tour takes place or learn about any alternative options for the service you purchased.

  • Locate in advance the meeting point on the map to avoid arriving late especially in the event of strikes, demonstrations or bad weather: we cannot guarantee you any refund (in full or in part) if you do not present yourself at the meeting point at the specified time or if you decide to leave the experience before the end. If you need assistance, feel free to contact us at the emergency contacts shown in the reservation voucher.

  • The itinerary of the gondola ride may be subject to change depending on flood levels or other factors.

  • The pictures on this page may not exactly represent the itinerary of the gondola ride.

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

With this private gondola tour followed by a candlelit dinner you will enjoy a perfect tête-à-tête in Venice, ideal for spending a romantic evening, but also for celebrating a special occasion, whether it's an anniversary, a birthday or Valentine's Day.

The gondola ride starts at the Stazio Gondole Dogana in Calle Vallaresso and lets you discover the most fascinating and authentic part of the city. You will admire the majestic architectural masterpieces overlooking the water, the many canals and bridges and you will be thrilled by breath-taking views.

After around 30/35 minutes you will disembark a few steps from the famous Antico Martini restaurant, where your candlelit dinner will be ready for you. This venue is a perfect representation of the spirit of the Historic Cafes and the Serenissima Republic: here everything, from the atmosphere to the flavors, the settings and the music, is designed to let you enjoy a special evening suspended between dream and reality!

The Antico Martini restaurant

Antico Martini has been a member of the Locali Storici d’Italia Association since its foundation.

Located near the famous La Fenice Theater, it offers an elegant setting and a refined menu, the result of a skillful blend of tradition and innovation.

It has a long history. Opened in 1720 as a Caffè in Campo San Fantin, in 1863 the restaurant passed to a new owner and became known as 'Caffè Martini': its fame grew exponentially thanks to the passion of its director Paolo Montico.

1922 is the year of the turning point: after being closed because of the war, it was taken over by the supplier of Chianti Paganelli to be transformed into a luxurious restaurant and reopened with the name of 'Antico Martini'. In the 1930s, thanks to the Biennale, music and film festivals, the venue saw amongst its guests famous people the likes of Wolf Ferrari and Toscanini, Charlie Chaplin and Orson Welles, Count Volpi and Giovanni Stucky!

In the 1950s, Antico Martini became one of the most popular restaurants in Venice. Many celebrities sat at its tables: from Igor Stravinsky to Samuel Berstein, Jean Cocteau and Giuseppe Ungaretti, Eugenio Montale, Laurence Olivier and Peggy Guggenheim!

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