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Venice Gondola Ride and Serenade

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  • 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
Venice Gondola Ride and Serenade
From US$47.73
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6:30pm RideMost Popular
Starts at 6:30pm. Available April to October only
7:30pm Ride
Starts at 7:30pm. Available April to October only
3:30pm Ride
Starts at 3:30pm. Available November to March only
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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 38 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago
A must do

Even though it is expensive, it is one of those thing you must experience in your life. A long weekend in Venice is more than enough.

Thank 351Grace123456
Reviewed 4 days ago
Group gondola ride with accompanied singer/accordion player

I was a bit disappointed with this. I have been on gondola rides in the past and I thought this would be nice to have the music as well. It took 10 minutes to get everyone together on the 5 gondolas and the total ride...More

Thank Lindamon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This certainly did not live up to our expectations! On the evening that my husband and I went on the Gondola Ride and Serenade, there were 40 other people in 7 gondolas. There was only one Accordion Player and one singer shared between all of...More

2  Thank woolleykaryne
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Value for a singer, next time we'll book a more scenic ride

At the time, as first timers in Venice we thought the Gondola ride would be difficult to sort out so opted for this option. It was great, the singer and Accordion player on the Gondola behind us made it. However, in hindsight, we would have...More

1  Thank ucrysj
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Deceiving and frustrating

The ride is a one block-only tour, through a very unimpressive block. The “serenade” is in one of the several Gondolas only, at some points we could barely hear it. We stood still a long time inside the Gondola waiting for all the people to...More

5  Thank Acácio C
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Kellia H
6 July 2018|
Response from Zarina786 |
Hi can children go on this ride? For example is their an age limit?
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.
22 June 2018|
Response from Emadul | Reviewed this property |
Yes, why not?