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Venice Gondola Ride and Serenade

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Waft by the beautiful sights of Venice on a 30-minute shared gondola ride and enjoy a serenade, too. Select an afternoon or evening trip, be welcomed aboard your six-passenger gondola by a traditionally dressed gondolier, and set off in a group of around eight gondolas, with a singer aboard one of the boats. Admire Palazzo Barberino and other romantic landmarks as your flotilla navigates the Grand Canal and smaller waterways, and soak up the dulcet melodies from the flotilla’s singer along the way!
  • Glide through Venice’s famed canals on a shared gondola ride
  • Ride a traditional Venetian gondola down the Grand Canal
  • A singer adds to the romantic atmosphere
  • Get a great view of palaces and other landmarks from the water
What to Expect
Take your pick of different departure times when booking and, on the day of your tour, board a gondola at the pier near Piazza Santa Maria del Giglio in central Venice. Settle into one of six seats as a professional gondolier dressed in traditional garb steers the boat out into the city’s famous canals. Ride along with a flotilla of up to eight gondolas in a shared experience that makes this tour more affordable than private rides.
Glide along the most scenic stretch of the Grand Canal for unmatched views of historic palaces, such as Palazzo Barberino, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection museum, and other Venetian landmarks. A singer aboard one of the gondolas serenades the group with sweet Italian tunes, providing a romantic soundtrack as you turn into smaller, quieter canals. After several minutes on the water, the tour ends back at the starting point.
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We were met at the square outside the church as advised and our guide took us to the gondola service where we and one other couple boarded a traditional gondola. We had both a singer and accordionist on board with us and had a great...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank 762terencec
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So much fun! Everyone told me that the gondola was rides were a waste. They said Venice was dirty and smelly. We found the total opposite. Water was fine. No smell. The musicians were great and very entertaining. One of the highlights of our trip.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Kristin K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pros: Excellent service, it's a group of 7 gondolas that went out together with one musician and one singer in one of the 7 gondolas. Beautiful sights and good service. Cons: Difficult to find the location, had to ask so many people to find the...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank Mervin N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was just alright. The sceneries were very beautiful and my wife and I were lucky because we shared the gondola with very nice people. However, the gondola ride itself was not what I expected. A couple of gondolas left at the same time and...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank felipem365
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Dont know if this is the exact route or boat company i took, but booking online before the trip saved us alot of money. BUT however to get to the boats you had to take another boat witch were 7.50 euros extra per person per...More

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Response from susangF7736HD | Reviewed this property |
Do it direct with any of the gondoliers, easy.
Kellia H
6 July 2018|
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Response from Doris D |
My grandson of 18mths was aboard no problem
2 July 2018|
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Response from Kendall D | Reviewed this property |
The operator took a picture of my confirmation email and we were good to go.
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