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Magical for our 10th wedding anniversary! We were so lucky to have the singer in our boat! Beautiful atmosphere through the whole boat ride. Very well organised and a must if this is your first time in Venice like us. Well worth it - so glad we did it.
Very nice for the price. If you are looking for something romantic or special pay more money and get a smaller group. If you just want to experience it and enjoy other people this is the way to go.
Overall a cheap alternative to taking a Gondola ride on the side of one of the canals. The music was great and the trip lasted about 45 minutes. Great scenery and out boat only had 2 other people in it. If you are looking for romantic however this is not the option for you, although my wife and I both enjoyed it. If you are looking to check a gondola ride off your bucket list this is it.
Fantastic . We actually had the singer and accompanying musician in our Gondola . Well worth the money .
This actually exceeded our expectations. I suppose we were lucky to get the King and Queen seats directly in front of the gondolier so it almost seemed like we had it to ourselves. The serenade was beautiful - musicians were in another gondola accompanying the group but the singing and the accordion playing were awesome. We took the 7:30pm tour which was as the sun was getting lower on the horizon and it just added that little bit more romance to the occasion.
A value for money trip.
Although we did not have the musician and singer in our gondola each gondola took turns in being next to them for a photo opportunity and you could always hear them. It was good to see Venice from a different viewpoint, would definitely recommend it, why would you go to Venice and not have a gondola ride??
this was the most amazing moment of our stay in Venice will do it again
Really beautiful experience. We were a family of four, and unfortunately, others were in the gondola with us on the better side of the boat. Had to shift around to get some good pictures.
This was a wedding gift for a couple honeymooning in Venice - the happy couple just sent a video from the gondola and they love it! Great tour - looked like so much fun and I could hear the singing in the video.
We all thoroughly enjoyed this gondola ride with serenade. The men were very helpful to get my sister on and off of the gondola as she has some disabilities. Our gondolier was pleasant and answered our questions. The ride down the canals was great. My only complaint is that the singer sang American songs and I was really looking forward to hearing romantic Italian songs. I couldn't understand that. But the singing and playing were excellent.
Our gondola ride with serenade was so amazing and one of our most memorable experiences in Venice. As with all our other tours/excursions, it was so simple and organized with our Viator purchase. We loved, loved, loved this!
Mary P. V
A gondola ride is a must in Venice. The group of gondolas and the serenade was fantastic.
We saved our Gondola ride for our last night in Venice. It was just a special as expected. We took a 7.30pm tour, just on sunset. We were in a flotilla of 8 boats with the musician and singer in one of the boats. Naturally they picked the gondola with the 2 pretty young girls!! We headed out into the Grand Canal for a tune or two and then headed down the smaller canals under the little bridges, it was such a nice experience to view the city from the canals and with the sweet sounds of the accordion and singer in the background. We were 4 in our boat and we swapped seats half way through so each couple could have a turn in the love seat. So that was also nice. I'm not sure of the prices of the other gondola rides available around Venice, but it was nice to have it booked for a particular time and date. We also dressed up for the evening as we followed up with a celebratory dinner. While in Venice!
Lovely canal ride at the perfect time...so romantic with the serenade too.made the day perfect
We traveled in a flotilla of 8 gondolas with 6 people in each. There was a male opera singer and piano accordion player to serenade us. Waiting for the tour to begin was confusing as there seemed to be many gondoliers sitting around waiting but not much information about what guests were supposed to do. If anyone asked what was happening you were given a vague statement of wait over there. Eventually, 10 mins or so after the designated starting time we were allocated gondolas and assisted aboard. The gondola ride was fun. The singer sounded great, especially when we were going down the narrow canals. For me as a solo traveller it was a much better option than trying to barter for a ride.
Serenade and gondola ride were highlights of our Venice experience. What a wonderful way to spend some time seeing this beautiful city.