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Published November 27th 2013
Light up the Romance in Water
In Venice, romance is not just in the air, but on the water too. Because the first thing that comes to our mind is the trademark gondola ride, the main attraction for every couple. And if this is on your wishlist too, you no longer have to travel all the way to Venice; now you can enjoy romantic gondola rides right here in your city.
Venice on the Yarra presents a luxurious way to enjoy the scenic Yarra river.
The journey has 3 easy-to-locate departure points, the pontoons being located near Crown Casino Complex, Melbourne Exhibition Enter and Southbank, near Sheraton Towers. Once you make your booking here, the gondolier will be waiting for you at your scheduled time.
You will be welcomed into the romantic ambiance complete with velvet seats, plush upholstery, soft music and chilled champagne in a cosily lit set-up. In cool weather, rugs will be provided to keep you warm. The gondolier will take his place from a separate section at the back, so you can enjoy all the privacy you want.
The cruise will take you at a tranquil pace through the city attractions like Melbourne Exhibition Centre, Crown Casino, Aquarium, Federation Square, Flinder's Station, Alexandra Gardens.
Many cruise packages are available as per your needs. It can rekindle the romance in your life with a birthday or anniversary celebration. You can choose from the wide array of gifts like a bouquet of red roses, delicious hand-made chocolates or body pamper packs. along with a gourmet food platter and champagne on ice. Thinking of proposing your sweetheart? Take her on this Venetian ride and she will surely say yes! If your wedding venue is along the cruise departure points, you can make a dramatic entrance or exit. And if it's on your mind for the Valentine's Day, then make your reservation soon as it's the most coveted package.
Visit the website for packages and offers to plan this romantic Venice-in-Melbourne experience.
went on this gondola years ago. my husband and i were just so relaxed, we forgot to go to his mums birthday dinner after.
so, to make up for it, we took her and her partner on the gondola. the women were treated like queens, each recieving a beautiful rose. with champagne waiting for us when we got on. the driver offered us a selection of music to choose from.
it was lovely, just cruising down the river, to the soft sounds of dean martin crooning in the back ground. the driver didnt speak unless we spoke to him - he says, he does not want to spoil the atmosphere for the passengers.
the atmosphere even softened my mother in laws hard demeanor, and i saw her smile.
i was saddened when, after living in sydney for two years, i returned to find it was not around.
so glad to find out they were upgrading their vessel.
am looking forward to my next jaunt in this relaxing, vessel. just forgetting the world around, while cuddled with my man. <3