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$34 - Romantic Private Gondola Ride for 2, Reg. $65

Sold out - This deal was published August 23, 2012 and sold out September 02, 2012.
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100% Enjoyed Gondola Servizio

$65 Value

48% Discount

$31 Savings

$34
523 Bought Sold out at 10:00 p.m. CT on Sept. 2

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Gondola Servizio

http://gondolaservizio.com

1520 Lakeside Drive
Oakland, California 94612
510-663-6603

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Highlights

  • For $34, enjoy a 50-minute private romantic gondola ride for 2 on Lake Merritt with Gondola Servizio, regularly $65
  • Glide across the lake in an authentic gondola imported from Venice
  • Weekend Sherpa recommends locals "capture the intrigue of a Venetian gondola tour that's just steps away from downtown Oakland"
  • Admire 360-degree views of the city and if you're lucky, owner Angelino might sing a soft Italian tune for the ride
  • Or for $65, enhance the experience by adding on desserts and a bottle of prosecco, regularly $105

The fine print

Vouchers can be redeemed starting Friday, Aug. 24, through April 24, 2013. Reservations are required. Voucher is subject to forfeiture if you cancel or reschedule your reservation with less than 48 hours' notice. Must be 18 years old or older or accompanied by a guardian to use this deal. Not valid on major holidays or holiday weekends. See below for full terms and conditions.

The Deal

Experience the calm waters of Lake Merritt aboard an authentic Venetian gondola -- a trip that CBS San Francisco recommends for a unique night out: "Gondola Servizio will transform Lake Merritt into Italy’s Grand Canal with its iconic gondolas and sweet sounds of barcarola." For $34 per couple, glide across the lake on the private 50-minute Casanova ride, praised as a must-do in Oakland by The New York Times, regularly $65.

Owners Angelino and April met years ago during April's first gondola ride in Venice, and now seek to provide that same spark-worthy experience in Oakland. Take off from a historic boathouse on Lakeside Drive -- now home to The Lake Chalet Seafood Bar & Grill -- and enjoy 360-degree views of the lake as your professional gondolier rows the traditional wooden craft, likely singing a classic Italian tune.

Weekend Sherpa recommends Gondola Servizio as a romantic way to "capture the intrigue" of this classic Italian activity. Guests can even request an evening cruise to admire Lake Merritt's "necklace of lights," comprised of 126 lamp posts and 3,400 bulbs (tours subject to availability).

Guests can also opt to add on a variety of homemade desserts such as chocolate eclairs, warm flourless chocolate cake, chocolate truffles, and hand-wrapped caramel squares, plus a bottle of prosecco to enjoy during the ride for $65 total, regularly $105.

Terms and Conditions
Note: Number of available vouchers is limited to 500, so the deal might sell out before the "Time left to buy" expires. Vouchers can be redeemed starting Friday, Aug. 24, through April 24, 2013. Reservations are required. Limit 2 voucher purchases per person; additional may be purchased as gifts. Must be used in 1 visit. Voucher is subject to forfeiture if you cancel or reschedule your reservation with less than 48 hours' notice. Tax and gratuity, if applicable, are not included. This deal cannot be combined with any other offer. Must be of legal drinking age to consume alcohol. Must be 18 years old or older or accompanied by a guardian to use this deal. Not valid on major holidays or holiday weekends, including Christmas Eve and Day, New Year's Eve and Day and Valentine's Day.

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