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Venice Gondola Ride and Serenade

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  • Glide through Venice’s famed canals on a shared gondola ride
  • Ride a traditional Venetian gondola down the Grand Canal
  • A singer adds to the romantic atmosphere
Venice Gondola Ride and Serenade
From US$48.05
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6:30pm RideMost Popular
Starts at 6:30pm. Available April to October only
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Starts at 7:30pm. Available April to October only
3:30pm Ride
Starts at 3:30pm. Available November to March only
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Soak up the romance of Venice on a shared gondola ride through the Grand Canal and the city’s smaller waterways. Pass palaces, bridges, and piazzas in a flotilla of eight gondolas while a singer in one of the boats serenades the group with traditional Italian songs. Much cheaper than a private gondola ride, it’s an affordable way to enjoy a quintessential Venetian experience.
What to Expect
Take your pick of different departure times when booking and, on the day of your tour, board a gondola at the pier near Piazza Santa Maria del Giglio in central Venice. Settle into one of six seats as a professional gondolier dressed in traditional garb steers the boat out into the city’s famous canals. Ride along with a flotilla of up to eight gondolas in a shared experience that makes this tour more affordable than private rides.

Glide along the most scenic stretch of the Grand Canal for unmatched views of historic palaces, such as Palazzo Barberino, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection museum, and other Venetian landmarks. A singer aboard one of the gondolas serenades the group with sweet Italian tunes, providing a romantic soundtrack as you turn into smaller, quieter canals. After several minutes on the water, the tour ends back at the starting point.
Reviews (2,424)
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Ripped off

We took a gondola ride which was advertised as a 35 minute experience. So having paid 100 euros we wanted full value for money but got a twenty minute ride around the back streets and felt totally ripped off. Wouldn't do it again.

3  Thank Grant M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Romantic and a must do in Venice!

My husband and I did the Gondala by sunset ride (with a serenade) on our last night in Venice. We were fortunate to have the serenade and accordion player in our gondola, which we shared with another couple. It was a beautiful way to see...More

2  Thank Trail246795
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you plan a trip to Italy, Venice is a must! It is more than beautiful, people are very friendly and there is so much to see!

Thank BecotteJuy282013
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Who serenades you

We were 6 in a Gondola and a group of 5 Gondolas. A lady Serenaded us all as part of this group of Gondolas, she sang rather beautifully..

Thank BrettW1408
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
The Gondolier Didn't Have a Care in the World

My boyfriend and I booked a gondola serenade through Viator and we waited in a long line until we were put on a gondola. We knew the person who serenaded would be on one of the gondolas, and of course we happened to be the...More

2  Thank Mari H
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Alexa A
7 October 2018|
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Response from Susan G | Reviewed this property |
Do it direct with any of the gondoliers, easy.
Kellia H
6 July 2018|
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Response from Doris D |
My grandson of 18mths was aboard no problem
3 July 2018|
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Response from Kendall D | Reviewed this property |
The operator took a picture of my confirmation email and we were good to go.