• 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

Michael R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

Our tour left with about 6 gondolas together. Each gondola had about 6 people in it. We were fortunate to only have 4 people plus an accordion player and a singer in our gondola. The singer sang about 6 songs during our gondola ride. The scenery was beautiful of course as we started on the grand canal and then took a couple of turns on some smaller canals and finally finished back on the grand canal. The music was great to hear although it may have been tougher to hear on some of the other gondolas. Our tour left around 6 pm. I would definitely recommend a later ride since the sun is out later and it was still a bit warm in the summer. I would highly recommend this tour!!!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

Went to the meeting place - there was a long line - however, it moved pretty fast. Got into a Gondola with a singer and an accordion player - so only them, us and another couple. Took a lot of pictures and videos on the Grand Canal and some of the back streets (canals). Definitely worth the money. Very memorable.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

The gondola ride was positively enhanced by the serenade. Unforgettable and wonderful experience! Highly recommend!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

Excellent it was so much fun. Would highly recommend. The gondliers were such gentlemen. The serenade was so enjoyable.

Susan R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2018

Exactly what you expect a gondola ride to be! Such a fun and romantic evening.

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.

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