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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$48,76
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3:30pm Ride
Starts at 3:30pm. Available November to March only
6:30pm Ride
Starts at 6:30pm. Available April to October only
7pm Ride
Starts at 7pm. Available May to September 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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Reviewed yesterday
Can't go to Venice w/o Gondola Ride

This tour is an affordable, fun way to take the quintessential Venetian gondola ride. No trip to Venice is complete without experiencing this historic city as it is meant to be: from the water. Depending on which boat in the flotilla the opera singer is...More

1  Thank cuisinec0nn0isseur
Reviewed 1 week ago
Magical Moment in Venice!

I thought I must be dreaming! A handsome tenor sang along to his accompanying accordian for the whole gondola ride! We were entranced, people came out to cheer him on the whole route. The views of Venice are captivating and the memories are very sweet.

Thank SilverStar38
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is a nice tour, but short in time and mainly in the grand canal. The gondola rider does not sing, music is performed by musicians on board and share aming 4 or 5 gondolas. You have to be lucky they are in yours

3  Thank TJLombardo2017
Reviewed 3 weeks 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 4 weeks 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
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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.
21 June 2018|
Response from Emadul | Reviewed this property |
Yes, why not?