Venice Gondola Ride and Serenade
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Venice Gondola Ride and Serenade

Venice Gondola Ride and Serenade

30 min
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About this activity
Choose from one of four start times when you book and, on the day, make your own way to the gondola pier near Santa Maria del Giglio Square in central Venice.
When you’re ready, be shown onto your shared gondola by a traditionally dressed gondolier. Each gondola seats six people, and your craft will be just one of a group of around eight gondolas that will cruise the canals together as a flotilla. A singer will board one of the gondolas in the flotilla and will serenade your group of shared gondolas as you waft along the waters.
Sit back on your seat and soak up the gorgeous scenes as your gondola bobs along some of Venice’s prettiest waterways. Dip into romantic side canals and drift along a stretch of the Grand Canal past exquisite mansions and landmarks such as the Palazzo Barberino.
Enjoy the dulcet tones and melodies of the singer traveling with your flotilla as the notes drift through the air around your gondola. Lose yourself in the Italian songs as you watch for top Venice attractions including the Peggy Guggenheim Collection museum, the stunning marble bridge designed by one of the finest Italian architects of the 16th century – Anthony da Ponte.
After around 30 minutes of gliding along and around the Grand Canal, return to the start pier where your gondola ride finishes.
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Included
  • Shared gondola ride in a flotilla of gondolas (approx. 30 minutes)
  • Serenade from singer aboard one of flotilla gondolas
Not included
  • Guide
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Additional
  • 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
Features
Tourism
85% Original
70% Cultural
65% Aquatic
30%
Reviews
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BERNADETTEMRUSSELL
1 | 2018-11-06

My exceptions were a gondola ride with my husband and to be serenaded. Well, there were 4 other people in our Gondola and 8 Gondolas with ONE person serenading all EIGHT gondolas and he was in the last Gondola. NOT romantic not worth paying over 100 dollars. and 2 people walked up on got in their own Gondola for $80.00, though not serenaded.

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Thomas B
5 | 2018-10-30

Highly recommend this trip. The serenade was lovely. We experienced this at night and found it to be the perfect time.

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Susan S
4 | 2018-10-26

This trip was very nice. Expect to stand in a line, even though you have a reservation. Also expect to be with about 4 other people in your boat.(Those in our boat were a little loud and rowdy) I would recommend this trip, as the views were lovely, and the ride was long. It was great when it got dark, and the narrow canals were lit. We really enjoyed ourselves. Also, be sure to find the location early, as it was a little tricky to find.

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sally s
5 | 2018-10-26

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!

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crofmar
4 | 2018-10-15

I would have been happier if the singer had been in costume instead of street clothing.But, it was enjoyable.

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Brooke D
1 | 2018-10-15

Totally disorganized. We couldn't find the specific gondola we were supposed to go to so instead we just hired one and got completely ripped off.

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amanpreet K
4 | 2018-10-04

The Gondola ride and Sernade was beautiful. However the people who helped us get on the Gandola's were rude and the queing system was confusing and not explained propelry. Me and my mum were annoyed and confused as we asked the staff and they just pointed and said sit anywhere and wait in a very rude way.

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Janet C
5 | 2018-09-18

We enjoyed this relaxing ride thru the canals. Our driver was knowledgeable about the area and he was very sweet to explain the buildings.

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