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Venice Gondola Ride and Serenade

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  • Location: Venice, Italy
  • Duration: 35 minutes (approx.)
  • Tour code: 2495TOUR4
Waft by the beautiful sights of Venice on a 35-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 the Rialto Bridge, 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!


  • Choice of several departures throughout the day
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Likely to Sell Out
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 and the Rialto, the stunning marble bridge designed by one of the finest Italian architects of the 16th century – Anthony da Ponte.

After around 35 minutes of gliding along and around the Grand Canal, return to the start pier where your gondola ride finishes.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Near Santa Maria del Giglio Square, central Venice
35 minutes (approx.)
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point

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3:30pm Ride
Code: EN1530

Starts at 3:30pm. Available November to March only

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6:30pm Ride
Code: EN1830

Starts at 6:30pm. Available April to October only

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7pm Ride
Code: EN1900

Starts at 7pm. Available May to September only

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7:30pm Ride
Code: EN18930

Starts at 7:30pm. Available April to October only

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Venice Gondola Ride and Serenade

Venice Gondola Ride and Serenade

  • Shared gondola ride in a flotilla of gondolas (approx. 35 minutes)
  • Serenade from singer aboard one of flotilla gondolas
  • Guide
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Kathleen L, October 2015

Excellent tour! Is a great way to start your trip in Venice. The serenade was well worth it. Definitely recommend.

Reviewed by: higgy0705, United States of America, October 2015

Great choice.

From GBP30.16

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Tour code: 2495TOUR4