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Venice Gondola Ride and Serenade

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Highlights
  • Glide through Venice’s famed canals on a shared gondola ride
  • Ride a traditional Venetian gondola down the Grand Canal
  • An onboard singer adds to the romantic atmosphere
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Venice Gondola Ride and Serenade
From US$48.60
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6:30pm RideMost Popular
Starts at 6:30pm. Available April to October only
From US$48.57
7:30pm Ride
Starts at 7:30pm. Available April to October only
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3:30pm Ride
Starts at 3:30pm. Available November to March only
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Overview
Soak up the romance of Venice on a shared gondola ride through the Grand Canal and the city’s smaller waterways. Pass palaces, bridges, and piazzas in a flotilla of eight gondolas while a singer in one of the boats serenades the group with traditional Italian songs. Much cheaper than a private gondola ride, it’s an affordable way to enjoy a quintessential Venetian experience.
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 like 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 about 30 minutes on the water, the tour ends back at the starting pier.
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1 - 5 of 27 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago
A must do when in Venice

The gondola ride is the must do thing when in Venice. Did this on our own rather than part of a large group and it was a lovely experience.

Thank Susan G
Reviewed 1 week ago
Just what I hoped for, perfect

Started out in the grand canal and then moved to the much smaller canals to be serenaded. Trip lasted w0 to 40 minutes. Nicely done. Well organized

Thank Chuck E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Group multiple gondola tour with serenade

Although the ride itself was fun the singer was in the middle boat of 5 boats so not easy to hear in the last boat. The location was easy to find for start up but the gondoliers were grumpy and there was no live person...More

1  Thank skline528
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Worst experience ever!!!

Don't waste your money - this is a total rip-off. We were on the water a total of 20 minutes maximum and our gondolier made it clear he could not wait to get back. My friend ending up sitting on a board and our requests...More

10  Thank JATM21
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Wife’s 50th birthday

The gondolas is definitely a must in St. Mark’s Square a pleasure would highly recommend this experience

1  Thank Claire N
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Fpcortez
22 June 2018|
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Response from Emadul | Reviewed this property |
Yes, why not?
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lizellegalant
29 May 2018|
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Response from Emadul | Reviewed this property |
You can hire Gondola on spot, no ticket is required.
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