Gondola Servizio Coupons and Deals
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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.
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 Italyâs Grand Canal with its iconic gondolas and sweet sounds of barcarola." For $34 a 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 Ã©clairs, 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 Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, Christmas Eve and Day, and New Year's Eve and Day.
Flowers are the hallmark of Mother's Day, and your mom is no exception to the rule... but she should be! Your mom is top-notch, and roses for the thirtieth year in a row just aren't cutting it. Give an experience that'll stand out: a gondola ride. Your Private, Authentic Gondola tour will depart from The Lake Chalet Seafood Bar and Grill, and your Italian gondolier croons in his native tongue after giving a history of the lake and the surrounding area. Whether you brought your mom, a date, or just your BFF from the gym, indulge in home-made chocolate treats and Prosecco (Italian sparkling wine) while being inspired by the sights and songs. This Venetian tradition will outdo those piddly pansies mom got from your siblings. Vi Prego, Venite in Gondola!