Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Venice Gondola Ride and Serenade. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
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.
VERY GOOD. COULDN'T AFFORD A GONDOLA ON OUR OWN SO MY PARENTS PURCHASED ONE WHERE 6 WENT ON ONE. FOUND THIS BRILLIANT.
Absoluetly fantastic! Adding a singer and an accordian player made all the difference in the experience for us.
Very good wished it would of been longer ! Our Gondalier was very nice and told us info along the way. The songs were fun and made the ride much better than without I'd imagine ! We got the double back seat which was great too. Recommend!
My husband and I truly enjoyed this tour. The singing gondolier was excellent and the accordian player was perfect for the songs. It was great seeing not only the Grand Canal, but the back alleys where you could see the barnacles and limpets growing on foundations of buildings. The narrow alleys made for superior accoustics for the singing, too.
Everything was great. The ride was very nice and the singer did a great job. We really enjoyed our ride.
So before going on our tour there was heavy rain and we had to wait about 20 minutes before being able to leave. This might be the reason why we were the only ones on the music gondola ride. We had two fantastic musicians which sang Italian music on our ride. They were all very nice and we got to ride along the grand canal and smaller little areas as well. It was perfect!
United States of America
The tour was absolutely amazing. We felt sorry for all of the other people who had a gondola ride and it didn't compare to the viator tour. We were very satisfied with our ride. We would do the ride again.
Absolutely brilliant experience and GREAT value for money. Well worth it !!!
FUN.THE RIDE WAS JUST LONG ENOUGH TO BE INTERESTING BUT NOT TOO LONG. GONDOLIERS WERE REALLY NICE AND FUN. WOULD GO AGAIN.
Due to watch stopping we arrived 5 minutes late and the other 5 gondolas had moved away. Our gondolier said he would still take us and rowed really hard to get us back with the group. Thank you for a memorable experience for more than 1 reason !!!
Second trip with the company would recommend.