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Venice Gondola Ride and Serenade

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Venezia, Italy
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At a Glance

30 minutes (Approx.)
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Experience Venice in the most Venetian way possible: via a shared gondola ride while being serenaded. Choose between an afternoon or evening ride and then hop on the six-person gondola by a gondolier... More
Experience Venice in the most Venetian way possible: via a 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 and Palazzo Barberino.

Highlights

  • 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
... More
  • 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 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

What To Expect

Experience Venice in the most Venetian way possible: via a shared gondola ride while being serenaded. Choose between an afternoon or evening ride and then hop on the six-person gondola by a gondolier... More
Experience Venice in the most Venetian way possible: via a 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 and Palazzo Barberino.

What's Included

Shared gondola ride in a flotilla of gondolas (approx. 30 minutes)
Serenade from singer aboard one of flotilla gondolas
Guide
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure & Return

Departure Point

Gondola Station - Santa Maria del Giglio, Campiello Traghetto, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Before You Book

The fine print

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A maximum of 6 people per booking
  • Please note that there is no guarantee your party will be seated together

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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2,277 Reviews
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Reviews by Viator travelers
Not worth it at all
varunsharma74
, Aug 2019
First we booked for 6:30 but the line up so huge that our turn came at 6:55 and it was only for 20 minutes.....it was a flotilla of 6 boats and you could not hear whatever the singer was trying to sing....my recommendation is to book an individual Gondola ride from any of the spots readily available at many different spots....total waste of money
Not Value for Money!
dwabel
, Aug 2019
Advertised 30 minutes and was exactly 20 mins start to finish. Gondalier never said hello or goodbye, most unfriendly & spent his time on phone and smoking.
Gondola and serinade
Roving40591801319
, Aug 2019
It was a brilliant experience however from the advert I thought it was 1 gondola for your party only with serenade but it was 3 , 2 of which had the singers ours didn't , you could hear them as sometimes they was at the side of you but mostly in front in the canals , but still a good experience
As stated, But Underwhelming
kstraw
, Aug 2019
Everything was smooth to get started, Pushed out into the Grand Canal, waited for the other 5-6 Gondola's to join, then moved into a side canal basically making a slow semi-circle over a short distance to come back out by the place we pushed from. The music was nice. the driver was good. I was just hoping for a little more.
Rip-Off
sjanis
, Aug 2019
Where to begin??? This was supposed to be a 30 minute tour and it was 20 minutes long. The Gondolier did not speak a word to us the entire time. He was smoking a cigarette the whole time and threw it in the water. There was no serenading near us as promised. There was zero narration. He didn’t even make eye contact with us. As far as the staff goes, they were all unfriendly. They would go to the bar and get a beer between rides and then go on the boat and only speak to each other in Italian, but never to the people on the boat.
Gondola ride
geneyee3
, Aug 2019
The Gondola ride cancelled service that day due to weather even though other gondola operators were operating. We were only in Venice for that day so we couldn't book for the next day. My wife was extremely disappointed. We spent a ton of Euros getting there and they cancelled.
A delightful musical evening
aditii86
, Aug 2019
For anyone coming to Venice, this is a special way to experience the celebration of life and music. The artists performed with their heart, as we watched the golden rays of sunset kiss the waves of the grand canal and its tributaries.
Satisfactory Tour
Passenger629189
, Aug 2019
Sort of disappointed because the serenading was on another gondola. The ride was only around the block. I guess it was just an experience to be on a gondola.
Don't book with this gondalier
jamielynn015
, Aug 2019
5 boats go out at the same time and only one has a singer for the serenade. We were in the first gondola and the singer was in the 3rd singing down the canal so we couldn't hear him at all. The gondalier just smoked cigarettes the whole time and didn't even say hello or make eye contact. It was horrible. They're are plenty other gondola services in Venice. Don't book with this one!
Not romantic - very commercial
kimmy1566
, Aug 2019
I booked this as an experience for my boyfriend and I. We knew it was 'shared' so would not be a private boat ride. However, it was a 20 minute trip, the 'serenade' was on another boat near us to listen in the background, our gondolier was clearly very bored and uninterested. We were sat on the side seats which are not really suitable for adults. We were a bit gutted by this experience and would suggest skipping as it's a very commercial exercise from start to finish and didn't give us the exciting views of Venice that we expected.

Product code: 2495TOUR4

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