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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
  • A singer adds to the romantic atmosphere
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Venice Gondola Ride and Serenade
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6:30pm RideMost Popular
Starts at 6:30pm. Available April to October only
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Starts at 7:30pm. Available April to October 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, 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.
Reviews (2 435)
1 - 5 of 66 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Must do

Our ride cost 80 euro and it went for about 40 minutes. No serenades. Didn't get much information for first 10 minutes then I started to ask questions about the buildings etc and we got an informative ride. I was annoyed I didn't interact earlier....More

Date of experience: October 2018
5  Thank Jim W
Reviewed 3 November 2018
Fun

I enjoyed my experience on the ride. Listening to the gondoliers banter back and forth in Italian made me laugh!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank DeniseW2110
Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile
Disappointed

I knew this would be touristy and my expectations were low, but we were nowhere near the serenader and our guy was on his phone the whole time. It was much shorter than advertised as well

3  Thank MrsLouvs
Reviewed 13 October 2018
Ripped off

We took a gondola ride which was advertised as a 35 minute experience. So having paid 100 euros we wanted full value for money but got a twenty minute ride around the back streets and felt totally ripped off. Wouldn't do it again.

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank Grant M
Reviewed 6 October 2018
Romantic and a must do in Venice!

My husband and I did the Gondala by sunset ride (with a serenade) on our last night in Venice. We were fortunate to have the serenade and accordion player in our gondola, which we shared with another couple. It was a beautiful way to see...More

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank Trail246795
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