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I was travelling with my mother and my 2 sons. We were able to find the launching spot for our ride without difficulty. We sat in a gondola, decked out fancily with gold and velvet, and were joined by an accordionist and an older man travelling by himself. We started off down the Grand Canal and much to our surprise, the older man stood up and began to sing! His voice was wonderful! Once we turned down narrower canals, people stopped on bridges and popped their heads out of windows to look and listen. Everyone we dealt with was nice, even with our language barriers. The trip was a good length and we definitely felt like we got to see a lot of Venice that we wouldn't have otherwise. I felt like it was an excellent value for the price and made Venice one of the most special stops on our trip!
Fantastic! So worth having the serenade makes it extra special : )
This ad photo is very misleading. You end up in a gondola and only one of the three couples get to sit like you see in the picture here. Spend the extra $40 and sit next to your spouse or partner. I go to sit alone at the end of the boat on a wooden seat and my wife was about 6 feet away from me. It was absolutely a terrible experience for us both. Our one time together in Italy in what should have been a highlight of the trip was purely depressing!
About a 35 minute shared gondola ride. five or six gondolas weave through the canals of Venice one gondola has an acordian player who accompanies a singer who serenades you through out the tour.
Easy to find location. We really enjoyed it, a must when travelling to Venice.
fantastic, well worth the money. so much cheaper here, then in venice
We liked the tour, especially the guy who was singing italian serenades for us!
Very Nice !! Done in a group of Gondolas with songs and music. Brilliant !!
Even though I got scared in the start when I saw the queue for the Gondola Ride, but started on time.
It was a delightful time for family nice to hear the serenade when going through canals. At first a bit of a turn off waiting in a large crowd for the group of gondolas to go out - they could have been more friendly and not just say " wait over there" while they smoked and chatted with each other.
There are a lot of gondola tours in Venice, but this one came with music, and was a fleet of several boats. Was organized, easy to find, and a great experience overall! A must do for a romantic time in Venice! Was perfect for our Honeymoon.
The Gondola Ride and Serenade faaaarrrrr exceeded our expectations! It was beyond words. The nice older gentlemen that serenaded us could have passed as a professional opera singer. It was really romantic and there were so many on-lookers watching us with jealousy.
The one thing I must point out is that this is not an intimate experience. We were in a huge group of gondolas (I think 6 or 7) with only one boat with an accordion player and singer. By no ryhme or reason, we were lucky enough to be seated in that special boat. If we were in any other boat, I probably would have rated the tour 3 stars max. I noticed some of the other boats were quite a ways away from our boat so I am sure they had trouble hearing. Not sure. I would recommend maybe slipping the guys a decent tip before in order to secure your seat on the head boat. Good luck and enjoy!!
It was fantastic. A must do. You feel like in the movies with the serenate. I l loved it
We enjoyed our gondola ride and serenade. It was relaxing and fun. We enjoyed the talent of our serenader, and would recommend this trip to anyone.