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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.


  • 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

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!

Mario S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Loved the serenade and the peaceful ride on the canal. It was amazing. So different.

Lisa M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

This was one of the highlights of my 2-week stay in Venice. I highly recommend taking a gondola ride at night when Venice is even more magical. We happened to board the gondola with the singer and accordian player, and it was so much fun! The gondolier and the singer were obviously good friends, and their banter made the ride priceless.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

The best romantic ride. We really fall in love again with this Gondola ride. Great service!

Erik W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016


David B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Great fun. We took the later tour so was after sunset and into the night. Enjoyed the ride through the narrow canals only one boat could fit through. The songs and music echoed off the walls.

Bina D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

This tour was amazing!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

How awesome to have this ride on sunset my timing and also awesome to have the singer on the boat with us three blushing women, a lifetime of memories made in Venice, thank you xx

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