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Experience Venice in the most Venetian way possible: via a 35-minute 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, the Rialto Bridge and Palazzo Barberino.

Highlights

  • 35-minute 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 the Rialto Bridge, 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

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What You Can Expect

Venice Gondola Ride and Serenade

Enjoy a shared gondola ride and serenade on the Venetian waterways

You can walk around Venice. You could take a water taxi. But, really, there's only one way to get around La Serenissima, as this city of bridges and canals is nicknamed. And that way is by gondola. Decide to take one of four starting times when you book and then, on the day of the ride, head to the gondola pier at Piazza Santa Maria del Giglio in the center of Venice. 
After your arrival, hop on the shared six-seater gondola and sit back and let to your gondolier, clad in traditional clothing, cruise you through the wide and narrow, popular and offbeat canals through Venice. Each gondola holds six people and you will be part of a flotilla of eight gondolas floating together. See the city's main landmarks, including the Rialto Bridge, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, the Grand Canal and various centuries-old palaces. 
At one point during the ride, a singer will board one of the boats and begin crooning traditional Venetian tunes as you float along the canals. Sit back and let your ears take in the gorgeous songs and lose yourself in the sound and the look of Venice. 
After about 35 minutes of floating through this magical city, return to the pier where your gondola ride finishes.

Customer Reviews

Garrick21

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

This was a great value and we had an amazing time!
Just understand that you're not getting a private gondola ride, there will be a bunch of people out there with you, and that the singer may not be on your boat. We knew these things going in, were prepared for it, and the experience topped our expectations.

Mark S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Highlight of our Venice trip. The gondola with the singing gondolier was next to us for most of the trip. Our gondolier even sang along and whistled. Very good value. Our tour was @ 6:30 so we missed the heat of the day and a lot of the tourist mob. If you can afford your own singing gondolier and accordion player, go for it. Otherwise this is a Big Bang for your buck. Don't get too involved taking pictures, just enjoy the moment. If youv've only got a day or two in Venice then this is a MUST!

RW C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Fun and worth the price.

ray m

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Having a gondola ride, and also getting serenaded made this trip extra special.

jfs0645

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Daughter-in laws birthday. The singing gondolier sang Happy Birthday and we all had a great time. our grandson thought it was one of the best tours he was on. He is eleven.

Ma. Lope M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Romantic!

Simon H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Totally first class service and experience

Highly recommended

William G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Of course you have to do this, but don't be to disappointed if you're not in the boat with the music, it was still very nice.

Stef

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Amazing experience for our first night in Venice!

Michelle C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

A must do for every couple .. This is the best price you can find in the entire Venice .. Most Charge starting at 80-100 .. Plus they serenaded everyone which made it extra special.

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