Venice Gondola Ride and Serenade

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Venice Gondola Ride and Serenade
from USD $50.26
Waft by the beautiful sights of Venice on a 30-minute shared gondola ride and enjoy a serenade, too. Select an afternoon or evening trip, be welcomed aboard your six-passenger gondola by a traditionally dressed gondolier, and set off in a group of around eight gondolas, with a singer aboard one of the boats. Admire Palazzo Barberino and other romantic landmarks as your flotilla navigates the Grand Canal and smaller waterways, and soak up the dulcet melodies from the flotilla’s singer along the way!
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In Brief

Venezia, Italy
30 minutes
Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Canal Grande, 30100 Venice Italy

The Gondola Ride will take you along the Grand Canal, the most famous S shaped Canal of Venice.

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Just East Accademia Along Gran Canal, 30123 Venice Italy

Navigating along the Grand Canal, you will see the terrace of the building the hosts the famous Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

Pass By: Ponte dell'Accademia, Campo de la Carita, Venice Italy

Navigating along the Grand Canal, you will admire the Accademia Bridge, the only wooden bridge existing in Venice.

Pass By: Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, Campo de la Salute Dorsoduro 1, 30123 Venice Italy

During this Gondola Ride you will admire the beautiful Santa Maria della Salute Church, built in the 17th century as a votive offering for the city's deliverance from the black plague.


  • Shared gondola ride in a flotilla of gondolas (approx. 30 minutes)
  • Serenade from singer aboard one of flotilla gondolas


  • Guide
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

Gondola Station - Santa Maria del Giglio, Campiello Traghetto, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A maximum of 6 people per booking
  • Please note that there is no guarantee your party will be seated together
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund

Booking Information

A paper voucher is required for this attraction/activity. You must print and bring your printed voucher with you on the day of the activity, as required by our local provider.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

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Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

My family (wife and 2 year old) had a blast! We were lucky to be in the same boat as the singer and the musician so that was great for us. Although I felt bad for the other boats who didn't have the signers in their boat.
• Submitted 04 Dec 2019
This gondola ride was everything we dreamed it would be. I took my 79 year old Mom on a once in a lifetime trip this fall and on her bucket list was a gondola with serenade, we got there and they were lovely to her from the very beginning! The two older gentlemen singers were lovely, as soon as they realized that she was quietly singing along with them they urged her to join in and it was amazing! It was a fantastic experience that I would do again and again - I can see Venice becoming an annual holiday for my family. Thank You!
• Submitted 05 Nov 2019
Venice is sooo beautiful. Shopping is very good. Everything is very close to our hotel.Would recommend my family and friends to go to Venice as well.
• Submitted 04 Nov 2019
very nice trip and worth the money, we had a shared gondola with a serenade it was about half an hour and at 6:30 in the evening when the sun was setting. definitely recommend
• Submitted 09 Oct 2019
This was a last minute - we have time - let's Gondola! Booked it an hour before, no issues! Was a fabulous experience at dusk with singing gondolier in an accompanying boat. Highly recommend - it is a shared Gondola, but (2) other couples - one from Spain and one from Ukraine were absolutely fun - we all took pictures so everyone had a memory.
• Submitted 07 Oct 2019
Very good for the price and value A little hard to locate but once we did no problem Gondola driver should refrain from smoking during the ride
• Submitted 04 Oct 2019
If you don't mind being with other travelers and want to experience a peaceful ride with a serenade, This is the one for you!! Note buy a small(375 ml.) bottle of wine.
• Submitted 04 Oct 2019
They were very accommodating, entertaining, and enjoyable during our gondola ride. Highly recommend it.
• Submitted 02 Oct 2019
We organised this back in Sydney and we’re really happy we did. I organised for us a another couple. We read the inclusions and we had a ball. It was easy to find and the four of us were lucky enough to have our own gondola in the flotilla. The serenades was on another but his voice carried well. It was excellent. We found the gondoliers funny and entertaining. Awesome experience thank you
• Submitted 09 Sep 2019
Last minute booking, our hotel printed our docket, which you need to take to the embarkment Quay, we were taken by Gondola over the Grand Canal and through the narrow alley ways - sung to most of the way, thoroughly enjoyed it - Bravo!!
• Submitted 06 Sep 2019
The planning and execution of this tour was great! We had the luck of getting the singer in our gondola, therefore we had ”first row” experience!
• Submitted 26 Aug 2019
I was very apprehensive about buying this gondola ride. It just seemed too good to be true. I was concerned i wouldn't be able to find the starting point and the directions to the place the gondolas left from said that it closed at 1800 when our gondola ride was at 1830 and i was convinced this was going to be a scam but i took a chance and was so glad i did. I was travelling with a 10 and 14 year old and my 10 year old wanted to go under a bridge in the gondola which he got to do. We shared a gondola and didnt get to side by side next to each other but being an odd number of 3, this wasn't likely to happen anyway. The ride went on for more than 30minutes and we were in the grand canal for some of it and through the smaller inlets through the city. We weren't in the area of the rialto bridge but it was pleasant enough. There were 3 maybe 4 gondolas departing at the same time and going along the same route with one hosting a singer and his accompanying musician. We could hear the music at all times. It was very enjoyable and an amazing deal! I've already recommended it to all my friends! Will definitely do again.
• Submitted 22 Aug 2019
For anyone coming to Venice, this is a special way to experience the celebration of life and music. The artists performed with their heart, as we watched the golden rays of sunset kiss the waves of the grand canal and its tributaries.
• Submitted 07 Aug 2019
This was awesome and well worth it. The serenade was fantastic and sang wonderful songs. This was the highlight of my trip to Venice.
• Submitted 16 Jul 2019
This was a great family experience. As a family of 5 with 3 children ages 9, 11 and 13 we thoroughly enjoyed experiencing a gondola ride (which we had to ourselves as the max seems to be 6) going down lots of narrow, interesting canals and under lots of bridges. An excellent, affordable way to experience a very special opportunity in Venice. Highly recommend to families of any ages!
• Submitted 15 Jul 2019
My daughters quote...after the ride they said it was awesome and was glad that I booked it as it would have been boring without the serenade part. We were lucky to have the singer and accordian player in our gondola.
• Submitted 08 Jul 2019
Loved the tour. Easy and fast booking. Details of meeting point was. Rry accurate and easy to get to. We got lucky and rode WITH the 2 entertainers who were great! Totally would recommend this to everyone
• Submitted 05 Jul 2019
We did this flotilla gondola ride on our honeymoon. It was a fun and very neat way to see and enjoy the city and get a real appreciation for the canals of Venice. Our singer was funny and charming and there was an extremely talented accordionist too. Easy to find and very worth the experience!
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
This Gondola ride and Serenade was perfect and made our trip to Venice extra special. We had a singer and another guy with an accordion so it made the ride so atmospheric 👍 This is a must !!! Don’t miss out !!!
• Submitted 07 Oct 2019
This was a great experience. The line was organized when we arrived and at 6:30 they put groups into each boat. We lucked out and got the singer/guitar player on our boat so it was a lovely ride. We rode in a group of 6 Gondola and it was a nice "spin around the block" and lasted exactly 30 minutes. It felt safe to do it through this tour vs someone on the street.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Amazing gondola ride through the grand canal and into smaller waterways through the city. Lovely serenade and acordian player, recommend to any couple visiting Venice!
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
The tour was very good. You are serenaded throughout the tour. only 30 min. and could have gone for more..
• Submitted 06 May 2019
Highly recommend this trip. The serenade was lovely. We experienced this at night and found it to be the perfect time.
• Submitted 30 Oct 2018
We took a serenaded gondola ride around the Grande Canal and little side canals at twilight. The children, including teenagers, in our party loved it and pleaded to go again during our stay. Don't miss this, great value!
• Submitted 26 Oct 2018

In Brief

Venezia, Italy
30 minutes