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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!
You'll start at
Gondola Station - Santa Maria del Giglio
Campiello Traghetto, 30124 Venezia VE, ItalyMeeting point: S. Maria del Giglio Gondola Station
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    Canal Grande
    Stop: 30 minutes -
    The Gondola Ride will take you along the Grand Canal, the most famous S shaped Canal of Venice.
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    Pass by Peggy Guggenheim Collection
    Pass by Ponte dell'Accademia
    Pass by Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute
You'll return to the starting point
  • 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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Departure Point
Gondola Station - Santa Maria del Giglio, Campiello Traghetto, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Shared gondola ride in a flotilla of gondolas (approx. 30 minutes)
  • Serenade from singer aboard one of flotilla gondolas
  • Guide
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A maximum of 6 people per booking
  • Please note that there is no guarantee your party will be seated together
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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I was very disappointed in this tour. We only got it because we expected to be serenaded as the description stated. There was one gondola up very ahead of us that had a musician and got the experience we were expecting. The whole tour we kept asking where OUR musician was and we
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So. It was good, a group of gondolas navigating through the canals and a guy played the guitar while another one sings on one of the gondolas. The problem was that they advertised 30min and only lasted 15min. Oh. And at some point the gondolier star talking really loudly with
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Such fun and a beautiful thing to do with the one you love. We enjoyed the ride and music. Hard to find a singing Gondolier but worth it.
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The gondola tour was without senerate and we paid with serenate i was the singer just to have fun dinner was good.
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A city which is different from all I had been seen, I really enjoy and recommend to other travelers, be aware that GPS signal is not working well due to narrow street which is surrounded by houses. Bring your plastic boot, at the morning the water level goes high.
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By: Bucintoro Viaggi S.r.l.
1,882 reviews
It was winter when we went so it was cold , but the ride was enjoyable. I wish we went further down the canal but
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Whitehaven, United Kingdom
Easy to use, convenient. Had a 10 minute wait for another couple then a 10 minute walk after the drop off to our
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Cornwall, United Kingdom
Good but could be perfect
This is the second time we have been on this trip but I think we must have had a whole day last time. Half a day
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Despite the rainy weather it was nice. I wish the boat wasn’t so loud that it drowned out what our guide would say
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Bruce W
The "Classic 30-Minute Gondola Ride" was barely okay
The "Classic 30-Minute Gondola Ride" was barely okay. It was great being in a real gondola but we were herded
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Goudhurst, United Kingdom
Good value
Nice, despite the chill in January. Didn't mind sharing, more than 30 mins may have been a bit too long.
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Brea, California
day in venice
walking tour was very informative and our guide definitely was very knowledgeable , Gondola ride was relaxing and
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Sheng Z
A special treat
With many Gondola ride choices available, I find this one is very unique. You have musician riding with you. The
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Venice walking tour with gondola ride
This tour was very good and I would recommend it. If you want to take a gondola ride this tour is definitely
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Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand
Very disappointing
Turned up to go on this trip only to be told it was cancelled. We did not get advised prior to the booking that
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Miss kirsty
Brilliant time away would really advise this trip lovely day away and well organised would really book this again
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Rob M
Escondido, California
Must-do in Venice!
I've been to Venice 3 times now, but this trip last May was my first gondola ride! I booked it well in advance
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Good Enough
Good way to see the islands quickly. Not much time to explore but not bad. The glass demonstration was worth it
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Spotsylvania, Virginia
Great tour of venice highlights
We had a blast on this tour. We got all of the history and some quick glimpses at things we couldnt have known
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Montreal, Canada
We were at the meeting point at the right time and location but found no one, no guide. We went on board another
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