• Location: Venice, Italy
  • Duration: 30 minutes (approx.)
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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

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

Toni P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018

This trip was a blast! Beautiful night, wonderful gondola ride, and music!

Cassandra B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018

This gondola ride was truly an unforgettable experience! We were captivated by the serenade as we floated down narrow alley ways! When I return to Venice I will be sure to use this company again!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Was a lot of fun! Most of the other tours don't do the serenade and that made this feel more authentic. I enjoyed doing this in the evening and getting to see all the lights of the city. I wouldn't classify it as romantic, since you were with a group of about 6 people on the boat, but, it was still a fun time!

Diane I

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

great trip

Harminder S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

This tour beat my expectations handily! Excellent. The gondola singing was superb and lasted throughout the 30 minutes ride. What a beautiful experience.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

The Gondola Ride is a very touristy thing, but you really can't do Venice without it. The serenade experience is great if you know upfront what you are getting. The reviews I read before booking made it very clear that this was not a romantic/private ride with a singer on your boat. You travel in a group of about 4 gondolas, only one of which has the actual singer and accordion player on it they were pretty good and all the boats are able to listen. The other thing to know is that you may not have your gondola to yourself as they can accommodate about 6 people. We were a family of 4 and I felt bad for the honeymooners placed with us as it was clear they had no idea that they weren't going to be on a private gondola. I would recommend the experience for a group/families....not for a romantic serenade.

Matthew C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

We loved this touristy yet classic Venice experience. The directions to find the meeting spot were detailed very important in a city like Venice, where it is easy to get lost. This particular tour is a group flotilla - we shared a gondola with two other couples 6 in our boat total with about a half dozen boats. There was a separate boat of musicians and they floated around to all the boats - we had no trouble getting the classic gondola experience. The experience allowed for wonderful photos and video and it is the best way to see Venice. To book a gondola on your own can be quite expensive and we saw many tourists in boats with gondoliers on their phones, not singing, not pointing out sights, etc. - we feel that this tour was money well-spent to ensure quality.

Alexia R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Good experience gondola traffic jam there are soooo many other boats on the canal at the same time. the guy singing was in another boat but you're so close you can hear

Tiffany Y

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

This tour was amazing!

Jennifer D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Great tour. Much cheaper than renting a private gondola but still enjoyed the small group.

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