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Was really really nice and romantic. What I liked the least is that the gandola man were not that friendly.
My husband and I did this for our first wedding anniversary and it was so much fun! Definitely recommend. We were lucky enough to get the best seats and we also had the musician and serenade on board our gondola. It lasted approx 45 minutes and went through the canals.
Awesome...the tour operators were great! I highly recommend it.
I thoroughly enjoyed this. It more than met my expectations.It was my birthday on that day and they sang Happy Birthday to me. My only comment is that why so many Gondolas going out at the same time.
Love it! It was very romantic and it made my honeymoon complete! Didn't mind sharing the gondola with four other people as we got the front seat (the middle seats would be awkward). Serenade was beautiful as well. Must try! :))
It was my wife's birthday during our gondola ride. I asked the guy to sing a birthday song and didn't charge as extra. It was an excellent experience.
Going to Venice without taking a gondola ride is like going to Paris, but not seeing the Eiffel Tower...its a must!!! Having the serenade was the topping on the sundae!!! I will remember my 1/2 hour on the canal for a lifetime!!!
Don't know if this will post more than once, as my computer shut off before I could submit (I think)..Anyway, this tour, too good for stars or a description! I think if you don't do this tour, you will be missing the best part of Venice! Forget about the simple gondola ride, you have to do the serenade tour! My family and I laughed so hard, we loved the accordion playing of Peter and singing of Francesco! If anyone has Italian roots, this will remind you of your Nono's basement and waiting on Nonna's cooking around the table with a soft tune in the background! Too awesome for words...A MUST DO!
Our experience Venice Gondola Ride and Serenade was fantastic! Our trip to North Italy was my birthday gift. We were very impressed with gondola and serenade where our guide was signing through all our ride which lasted 40 min. Loved the ride, loved the city!! Would definitely recommend! Worth the money :)
Brilliant, great time of day, weather gorgeous.had marvellous singer and accordion player in our gondola which made experience even better. Didn't want it to end. Thanks
Although we had to share our gondola (which I was aware of) it was still a wonderful experience. The gondolier was really funny and a pleasure. The person who sang to us was quite amazing. Loved it!
Loved it!! But would have loved to of heard the cornetto song!!!
Bit disappointed that they weren't dressed with typical outfits and a hat, puffer coat and spiked hair wasn't very traditional!!!
Loved the ride, loved the city!! Would definitely recommend
Wonderful experience-professional and romantic :)
This tour was awesome, and it was an experience not to be missed. The perfect way to see Venice...along the Grand Canal and into the smaller canals. The vocalist who sang and the accordion player were great and it was a fantastic authentic experience.
We really enjoyed this tour and the lovely Italian man singing to us had a beautiful voice and big smile,
For something a bit different, this tour will please. Although it was a bit cold, we had 3 gondolas of people which started in the Grand Canal with some light music from an accordion. When the serenade started, the look on my wife and kids faces was golden. The echos of his voice as we passed thru the smaller canals only added to the relaxing atmosphere. Even the people on the bridges we passed under were mesmerized. Would recommend this to anyone who have already been on a gondola and wants to try something different.
Amazing experience! We started with a tour on the Grand Canal and then we were moving slowly through lovely narrow streets while being serenaded by a singer with an amazing voice. Very special and romantic plus we were really lucky with the weather (beautiful sunny winter day).
Excellent ride, however we did not realize there would be a group of gondola's and only one man serenading for all of us. Had hoped it would have been a little more personal, sadly I did not even get the opportunity to sit beside my husband on this ride as it was our honeymoon. However, little bits aside, it was a great ride. We really enjoyed it!
Wonderful experience! Don't forget to bring along a bottle of wine.
It was fabulous! Viator was very specific about the meeting place and time. The gondoliers were very courteous and the singer was great. It was a very romantic experience and it surpassed our expectations. Well worth the money! My husband and I were the first to get on, so we got to sit together. Viator is a very credible and reliable company. James and Angie Lehmann
This was a very pleasant experience, the Gondolas are lovely crafts, and I was in the one with the serenaders. The accordionist played a variety of pop classic tunes, and then the tenor stood and sang excellently, such songs as A Gondolier, and Volare.
As it was 6.30, darkness fell, and so it was like a night tour also. As we entered the smaller canals from the Grand Canal, the footbridges lent an enchanting echo to the singer's voice, and diners at the cafe's above took photographs. It was very dark in some areas, but the flash from cameras illuminated the musicians spasmodically, and I managed to capture some quite a memorable video shots. Excellent.