Here is a selection of the most recent reviews of the Venice Gondola Ride and Serenade submitted by actual travelers. Read what travelers liked, what they loved, and what they thought could be improved.
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Wonderful experience! Don't forget to bring along a bottle of wine.Reviewed by: Laurie L, November 2013
Twas worth it ride wasn't too short the gondola /boatman (dunno what to call him) was really friendly n accommodating he was even eager to join in the pictures just be there early so you'll have time to look for the meeting point from the train station you get ticket to ride a ferry to bring youReviewed by: JOMAR, December 2013
It had been raining during our allotted time and my group of 6 including myself didn't want to go while raining. So the gondolier suggested we wait a while. So we went and had cappuccino and pastries and after abt an hour the rain stopped and we decided to go back. This was my first time in Venice and I wasn't going to miss out on this experience. The gondola was a bit wet but I savored the moment! The only thing I didn't like and diminished the experience was that the gondolier was on his cell phone most of the time talking and texting while steering the gondola as were the other gondoliers in our group of boats. That we all did not enjoy...diminished the experience.Reviewed by: Rebecca, November 2013
Gondoliers very offhand. I thought it was snowing until I realised it was the ash from his cigarette. Booking emphasised being there 15 minutes beforehand and taking photographic ID. Rubbish, we were asked for the booking form only just as we boarded the gondola. Music was nice, but not exactly the romantic trip you expect.
Not sure how much the individual guys asked, but for the price we paid I suggest bartering with them.Reviewed by: Kay M, November 2013
Not good seating was cramped since had to sit on little seat in middle of gondola. Had a brusie on my bottom for two weeks after the ride. If you haVE TO DO THIS SPEEND FOR THE PADDED SEATSReviewed by: gasandgyn, November 2013