The sun setting, three-hour cruise, a gourmet dinner, the Lagoon islands and a stunning Venetian galleon make this an incredible evening in Venice.
The galleon sets sail from the pier near the Venice Naval Historical Museum, just 15 minutes walking distance from St Mark’s Square.
As the sun sets, the galleon will start out and head to the northern part of the Venetian Lagoon, cruising along its canals and passing by its charming small islands. As you enjoy the tour, you will be handed a welcome cocktail and an aperitif.
Dinner will be served in elegant candlelit decorated tables, where you will enjoy a great variety of mouthwatering specialties from the Veneto region, all cooked on board by a professional chef. As you sample a gourmet menu, you will drift past Le Vignole, Sant’Erasmo, San Francesco del Deserto, Torcello, Mazzorbo and Murano islands.
Admiring the beautifully reflected isles of Arsenale, Santa Maria delle Grazie and San Giorgo on the water will be the perfect finishing touch before returning to Venice along the Giudecca canal, admiring its palaces and St Mark’s Square in the background.
The best tables are on the main deck, outdoors. These offer the best views and are always private. Tables on the stern and prow are more economical but are inside and don’t offer any views. Moreover, you might have to share the table with another couple.
NB: During carnival, (21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th and 28th of February and the 1st and 2nd of March) the dinner is in standing buffet style, meaning there will be no difference between tables.
Carnival in Venice
On the 21st, 22nd, 23 and 28th of February and the 1st and 2nd of March, a special party will be celebrated on board the Venetian Galleon in honour of the Venice carnival. On these days, as you enjoy your cruise on board, you'll also enjoy an unforgettable party with traditional masks and live music.
The duration of the evening will be 4 hours, and the dinner will change, to a buffet style. A unique way to enjoy the world famous Venice carnival!
You can see the special carnival buffet menu by clicking on this link.
During summer, dinner is served outdoors unless it rains. In summer, the boat is covered and heated.
The following fish and shellfish menu is the speciality of the house. If you prefer, you can order a meat or vegetarian menu instead. You will be served all the plates on the menu, so you don’t have to choose.
- Aperitif with Prosecco and assorted canapés.
- Raw scampi in lemon dressing with avocado sauce.
- Thin slices of sea bass billet flavoured with capers and olives “taggiasca”.
- Pickled anchovies with pink peppercorns.
- Octopus salad.
- Scallops au gratin with ginger and carrots sauce.
- Prosecco scented risotto with scampi and pumpkin
- Crêpe filled with cep mushrooms
- Gilthead fish fillet in salt crust with vegetable ratatouille and rosemary roast potatoes.
- Season fresh fruit
- Illy coffee
The menu is accompanied by red or white wine from the Veneto region. Depending on the season, the dishes may vary slightly.
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Dinner on the Main Deck
Per personUS$ 123.4
Dinner on the Prow or Stern
Per personUS$ 112.2
3 hour cruise around the Venetian Lagoon.
Welcome cocktail with assorted canapés.
Gourmet dinner prepared by the chef on board, including dessert and coffee.
White and red wines from the Veneto.
Beer, water and soft drinks.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up to 5 days before (Venice local time) if there are still places available.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - What is the dress code for the Venecian Galleon?
A - The Galleon require a smart-casual dress code.
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
Riva S. Biasio, in front of the Venice Naval Historical Museum