Venice on the Yarra Luxury Gondola Cruises

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Marina YE, River Esplanade, Docklands

www.veniceontheyarra.com.au

(03) 9399 1991

Cruise Days: daily, all year

Stroll down to the departure pontoon for your scheduled cruise and one of our experienced gondoliers will be there to greet and help you into the boat. Based on Venetian boat plans and built in Melbourne, our gondolas are a luxurious way to cruise the river. When you step into the boat a bottle of quality champagne will be ready on ice. You can now just relax back with a glass of champagne and take in the sights and sounds of Melbourne’s Yarra river.

Your gondolier will row the boat for you from a separate section at the rear of the boat. Moving at about 2 knots your cruise will travel through the city section of Melbourne’s Yarra river. You’ll glide past all the main attractions - the Exhibition Centre, Aquarium, Southbank and Crown Casino, Flinders Street Station, Federation Square and the tranquil Alexandra Gardens.

At the completion of your cruise you’ll be taken back to the pontoon and our gondolier will help you disembark. You’ll be in the heart of the Crown/Southbank precinct with plenty of entertainment options to continue your evening if you so wish.

Romance package = 230.00 per gondola Champagne cruise ( includes a complimentary bottle of champagne and a red rose) = $215.00 per gondola for 60 minutes; $260.00 per gondola for 90 minutes Celebration Package (includes a bottle of Chandon quality champagne, a delicious cheese and antipasto platter to share and a choice of gift - a gift wrapped box of delicious handmade chocolates, a beautiful flower bouquet or a body pamper pack) = $315.00 per gondola for 60 minutes, or $365.00 per gondola for 90 minutes. Indulgence package (includes a bottle of Moet Chandon Champagne, a platter of gourmet food delights and a dozen long stem red roses) = $415.00 per gondola for 60 minutes, or $445.00 per gondola for 90 minutes Brunch cruise (includes a glass of champagne, fresh juice and a brunch platter of fresh fruit and freshly baked muffins) = 255.00 per gondola. Days: Friday and Saturday

Departure Location:

Venice on the Yarra Gondola cruises are able to pick up or drop off passengers at the following pontoons on the city section of Melbourne's Yarra river. Crown Casino The Crown Casino floating landing is located on the south bank of the Yarra River, adjacent to the Crown Casino Complex (on the western side of the King's Way pedestrian bridge). It is located just in front of the Warner Bros Store and the Automatic Bar and Cafe. Melways Ref: 1A:C12 Melbourne Exhibition Centre The floating pontoon is located on the south bank of the Yarra river, adjacent to the Melbourne Exhibition Centre. It is approximately 5 metres from the Spencer Street Bridge (west side). Melways Ref: 1A:12 A Southbank The floating pontoon is located on the south bank of the Yarra River, on the west side of the Pedestrian Bridge near Sheraton Towers. (Melways Ref: 1B:L11).

Romance package = 1 hour Champagne Cruise = 60 or 90 minutes Celebration package = 60 or 90 minutes Indulgence package = 60 or 90 minutes Brunch cruise = 1 hour (operates Saturday and Sunday by appointment between 8 and 11 am, from November to March).

A days notice is required for catering orders.

Cheese and antipasto platter - a selection of quality cheeses and antipasto to share. $35.00 per platter
Chocolates and strawberries – mouth watering chocolates and succulent strawberries. $35.00
Dessert platter - a selection of delicious dessert treats to share. $35.00 per platter
Champagne cruises include a complimentary bottle of champagne. If you would like to order a different or additional beverage (including non-alcoholic) please let us know when you book. Prices on application.

Each Gondola is opulently appointed with upholstered velvet seats, plush cushions, warm rugs and a fold over canopy to keep customers warm and dry if the weather is cool. A cosy romantic ambience is created with soft music and gentle lighting.