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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 and Palazzo Barberino.


  • 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 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 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

Angela M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

I loved this. Went at night and was great to see Venice by night. I preferred sharing with others and the fact a few boats went out together as it added to the atmosphere. Everyone was nice and friendly. Great value for money and not to be missed.

Carolyn Anne M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

The serenade was delightful as was the gondola. The company was easy to find near the hotel. We didn't realize there was a line until it was quite long but everyone left at the same time so that wasn't an issue. My daughter and I sat with just one other couple so we weren't cramped in like the last gondola ride I took four years ago. Highly recommended .

Maxine I

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Enjoyed the experience including the music. Always wanted to do this. There are so many places with Gondola rides it was tricky to find the right one, but, everything is tricky to find in Venice!

William B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Gondola ride was complicated and the Gondola staff were rude - Mary liked it because the delay of our scheduled time gave her time to purchase two small oils in the square. Waited quite some time for our ?appointment?, but ,again, Mary enjoyed this and that is what is most important - Difficult to find the location, but we managed. Adventure is good - we saw some new shops she needed to visit! Bill and Mary

Kai Yang W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016


Sharon M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

A must do, lots of gondolas around but none with the serenade well worth the money, we didn and #39;t get the most comfy seats and were opposite each other but the musicians were on our boat which made up for it, will def return and do again

David S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

We loved the experience - definately something to cross off your bucket list.

Susan S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Loved it. We had 3 gondolas and an very talented singer! We ended up In a 3 boat singalong of Volare. Great fun!

Nancy C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Lovely evening gondola ride!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

We have done this tour before and loved it! The serenade is a must! There is nothing like being on a gondola with a serenade in Italian!

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