My wife thought we were just taking a regular gondola ride. She was very surprised to see the singer and accordion player climb on board as well! While the tour is pricey, it was worth it. Both musicians were fantastic! I noticed that as soon as the singer starts, your boat instantly becomes a magnet for cell phone video. Everyone walking by was filming us. If that kind of thing makes you uncomfortable, this isn't the tour for you. We don't mind that so we had a blast! Our gondolier was great, too. Very quiet, but when he spoke he was very funny. I would definitely do this tour again!!!
Yes, it is expensive. But if you want a romantic boat ride, this is it. In the two days we spent in Venice, we rarely saw any other gondolas with serenades. It really stuck out as something special and we really enjoyed our specific soloist - his voice was wonderful and I know we will always associate our ride with our time in the city.
Thought this would be cheesy but was actually a cool experience. Accordion player and singer were extremely talented. There were many gondolas in the small canals but this is the only one I saw with music and singing. Everything went smoothly and was well organized.
Magical experience. I was surprised that more people did not take advantage of this wonderful, once in a lifetime opportunity. The singer and musician were delightful, on-time and completely engaged throughout the entire ride. All the passing boats and people on the bridges pulled out their cameras to capture the our excitement. I caputure many momemts on my iPhone that will be cherished for many years to come. I highly recommend. Be prepared to find the office which is tricky to find so use your GPS. From there they walk you to the loading area where you will be placed in your gondola along with awaiting singer and musician. It could not have been more enjoyable!
Unbelievable experience!!! Best gondolier ever and the serenade was so beautiful!!
Very overpriced during high season, but well worth it. Unforgettable experience..,
The people from the agency walked us over to the where the gondola was and since we booked a private one for 2 they ensured that was what we got. the gondola people kept trying to put us a group gondola. the musicians were professional and great. this was truly a great experience
Excellent! Great time! Enjoyed from start to finish; I highly would recommend!
It was amazing. I did not expect an accordion player and a singer in addition to the gondola driver When we booked the tour, we thought it was just a singing gondola driver. It was our 50th wedding anniversary and we wanted a private gondola and we couldn't have asked for more. They played and sang beautifully. So romantic it still brings tears to my eyes.
Although we would have wanted it to be longer, it was only because of how wonderful it was. We loved every second of it. It is a little bit pricey, but totally worth it.
The ride and the serenade were first class. Did we need to prebook?? Not sure there were only about half a dozen people in the queue. The board said 41 Euros for a 30 minute serenaded gondola ride I paid about 233!!
June 12th amazing
Once comfortable with so many eyes focused on you becomes the most romantic memorable experience.
Shall never be forgotten
As sappy as the idea seems, this actually is a LOTof relaxing fun. Our oarsman was skilled and kind. Our musician and vocalist and oarsman were REAL troopers since we got hit with a very rare summer hailstorm and rain deluge. The oarsman manuvered us under a bridge, but the gondola was too long to be completely covered. The oarsman and singer were soaked. All of us got pretty wet, but we laughed about it and it cooled us off. The musician had to protect his accordian, so we tried to keep him in the middle. The storm, unfortunately, spawned a deadly tornado a few miles away. For us, the ride was memorable and silly fun. I really appreciate the attitude of the singer and the oarsman who were forced to sit in the downpour and still laughed about it. What can you do?
This gondola ride was amazing. The ride was about 35 minutes and went through both the main canal as well as some smaller side canals. The musicians were beyond amazing and had people coming to the bridges to take pictures as we cruised underneath.
I know it seems like a touristy thing to do but even our 21 year olds thought it was amazing and the serenade made it perfect. We were singing Volare while seeing the back canals of Venice. Everyone who passed on foot smiling and waving it was so lovely. Do Not miss this wonderful gondola ride!
This was the epitome of Venice, a Gondola ride through the canals of Venice, with a musician and a singer - enjoyed this immensely and would highly recommend to all, have already been telling everyone that this is a MUST DO for Venice
It was organised for my birthday and it was wonderful, lovely memory to take away with me.
Loved not having to wait in the long line! Our guide was awesome and made the tour very interesting. Where to meet the guide was very clear and we had round stickers to wear for our tour so was easy to spot others in the group.
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