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Experience Venice in the most Venetian way possible: via a 35-minute shared gondola ride while being serenaded. Choose between an afternoon or evening ride and then hop on the six-person gondola by a gondolier who is clad in traditional garb. Then begin the ride, as part of a group of eight different gondolas, with a singer aboard one of the boats. In addition to the song being sun to you, enjoy the sites of Venice's main landmarks, including the grand Canal, the Rialto Bridge and Palazzo Barberino.


  • 35-minute Venice shared gondola flotilla ride and serenade
  • Ride on a six-passenger gondola along parts of the Grand Canal and smaller waterways
  • Listen to songs from a singer on board one of the gondolas in your flotilla
  • Drift by top Venice attractions such as the Rialto Bridge, Palazzo Barberino and Peggy Guggenheim Collection museum
  • Lose yourself in the romantic melodies as you soak up the passing sights
  • Choose from four afternoon and evening departure times to suit your schedule

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What You Can Expect

Venice Gondola Ride and Serenade

Enjoy a shared gondola ride and serenade on the Venetian waterways

You can walk around Venice. You could take a water taxi. But, really, there's only one way to get around La Serenissima, as this city of bridges and canals is nicknamed. And that way is by gondola. Decide to take one of four starting times when you book and then, on the day of the ride, head to the gondola pier at Piazza Santa Maria del Giglio in the center of Venice. 
After your arrival, hop on the shared six-seater gondola and sit back and let to your gondolier, clad in traditional clothing, cruise you through the wide and narrow, popular and offbeat canals through Venice. Each gondola holds six people and you will be part of a flotilla of eight gondolas floating together. See the city's main landmarks, including the Rialto Bridge, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, the Grand Canal and various centuries-old palaces. 
At one point during the ride, a singer will board one of the boats and begin crooning traditional Venetian tunes as you float along the canals. Sit back and let your ears take in the gorgeous songs and lose yourself in the sound and the look of Venice. 
After about 35 minutes of floating through this magical city, return to the pier where your gondola ride finishes.

Customer Reviews

ollie brown Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

A wonderful experience. A perfect way to see some of Venice.

Catherine G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Great ride, well organized and executed!

Anthony Q

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Alot of fun.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Very romantic!

Carmen P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

The views from the boat were spectacular, this is a must do. The captain and first mate (Pepe and Hermes) were both very kind and accommodating. Hermes was great, continuously checking to see if we needed anything. Positano is breathtaking!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

My daughter and I did this together and we loved the singing! Since it was a group of 6 gondolas, we waited quite bit for all to board their boats to keep us all together before moving. We got under way and enjoyed the scenery.The sunset over the water and city was spectacular!! It ended too soon.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Picked the perfect time for a sunset ride - 7:30. Only wish our gondola was closer to the one with the singer.

Donna F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Would highly recommend

Jacqueline W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Highly recommended trip ... We went on a gondola ride to celebrate our ruby wedding anniversary... Delightful

Gabby C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

I loved it! Great value!

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