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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Our serenade was amazing! We didn't expect the singer AND accordion player was going to be in our boat... we felt so special and the moment was magical! Highly recommend doing this while in Venice.Reviewed by: JULIEN R, September 2013
Absolutely amazing. How wouldn't love spending sunset in Venice, on a Gonzalo and being serenaded by some traditional Italian music.Reviewed by: Jeffrey W, September 2013
A perfectly fun way to end the day in Venice! We were in a flotilla of 5 gondolas, with the singer and musician in the center. He had a beautiful voice, and it would have been a wonderfully romantic way to see the little back canals, were it not for the fact that I was with my sister. But that being said, I cannot tell you how beautiful Venice is once the sun sets and night falls. The lights dancing on the water are incredifully gorgeous! Thank you viator for a wonderful tour. One suggestion though, there are very limited restrooms in Venice, and the closest one to the Giglio station is at St. Mark's square (3 long foot bridges away) So plan in advance. Any bar will let you use their restroom with no charge, but we bought
a glass of wine in a "to go" cup and brought it with us to the gondola station.
It met my expectations. Lots of fun. Great experienceReviewed by: Ruben J, September 2013
It was great value for money. An experience we will never forget. The singer and the accordion player were great. Perfect way to finish our day in Venice.
Loved the serenade!Reviewed by: Dana Z, September 2013
Amazing! Must experience gondola ride if going to Venice, especially if with spouse or significant other. We were lucky enough to have the musicians in our gondola. This package was a much better deal than purchasing through our cruise line. Very easy to get to by water bus (vaparetto) next to the Gigglio stop. Best time to go is 7:30. Beautiful view of city and get to see sunset. Our singer was so passionate when singing and the musician was funny. Well worth the $$ and experience. After talking to several other people that did the gondola, they thought this deal was the best. Best experience in Venezia! Don't listen to anyone that tries to convince you to skip out on the gondola ride before leaving Venice because they think its a waste of $$$. This deal was worth it.Reviewed by: KN, September 2013
Fantastic gondola ride. Quite the experience going through the canals and under the bridges!! Our serenade was beautiful and romantic! Definitely something to put down on your to-do list in Venice.Reviewed by: jenilishuz, September 2013
gondola trip was on time, but was just too crowded. tour staff were courteous enough to help me and my wife to board the gondola.. the singing guy was awesome. would highly recommend to friends.Reviewed by: reyp, September 2013
Wonderful experience!! They had an accordion player and a singer on one of the gondolas out of about 6 in the group. Sometimes it was a little difficult for all of the gondolas to stick together but the gondoliers did a great job and the music was very well done. This was especially romantic when we got to the back canals just as it was getting dark. Yes, a little smaltz, but hey, it's Italy, and that's what romance is about! The only problem is that of the 4 passengers in a gondola, 2 get to sit close together as pictured but the other two have to sit at 90 degrees - one on the bench facing backward and the other on a small chair facing sideways. Try to be the first two onto your gondola to get the cozy seat together.Reviewed by: FSAB, September 2013