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Venice: Shared Gondola Ride and Serenade

3.3 / 5

72 reviews

Venice: Shared Gondola Ride and Serenade

From US$ 43.38 per person

Enjoy Venice's stunning canals on this 30-minute gondola ride. Relax as you sail down the San Marco area while taking in the Grand Canal's most beautiful buildings. Enjoy on-board music as you admire breathtaking sites like the Santa Maria del Giglio.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 30 minutes
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English, Italian, French
Small group
Limited to 6 participants


  • Enjoy a shared gondola ride with a group of gondolas along the inner canals of the stunning San Marco Area
  • Be serenaded by a musician onboard one of the gondolas as you take in Venice's most beautiful sites
  • Experience Venice in the most graceful mode of transport there is
Full description
Enjoy a pleasant and relaxing gondola group ride on this 30-minute trip through Venice. Listen to music as an onboard musician on one of the boats serenades you through your trip along the inner canals of the San Marco area. Admire some of the beautiful palaces facing the Grand Canal which are only visible on the water. Pass by Santa Maria del Giglio Square and La Fenice Theatre via some minor and inner canals and take in the buildings that accompany these stunning sites. The tour lasts 30 minutes and leaves and ends at the same gondola stop. You will share the gondola with other passengers with a maximum of 6 people on each gondola. The tour is operated with a minimum of 1 gondola. During high season it may be operated with 8 to 10 gondolas according to the reservations.
  • Gondola ride with a musician on one of the gondolas
  • A musician in each gondola
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Gondola Stop located In Santa Maria Del Giglio Square

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Important information

Know before you go

  • This tour is not accessible to people in wheelchairs and with serious walking problems.
  • Children above 3 years of age (using one of the gondola seats) pay the full rate.
  • In case of rain, the tour is usually canceled but clients have the possibility of scheduling it for another day.
  • Please note that the ride could last less than 30 minutes depending on how busy the canals are. The length of the gondola ride is up to the discretion of the Gondolier.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.3 /5

based on 72 reviews

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There was a review that I could not hear it, but it does not happen because it runs through a narrow waterway in the first place, so even a distant ship can be heard enough. Perhaps because there were many Japanese people, I sang even Japanese songs (and medley) and enjoyed it very much.

February 20, 2020

Absolutely fabulous experience, I booked the serenade for my daughters 30th birthday, at first I thought it seemed an expensive luxury and wasn't sure whether it would be worth the expense but my goodness it was worth every single penny. You really have to be there to fully appreciate how fab it really is, not a dry eye on the water, shivers ran down my spine with emotion. Thank you

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November 3, 2019

Great tourist attraction

It is well worth doing a gondola ride in Venice, even more so to book in advance. The only advice I would provide to future customers is avoid the last or second to last showing (even if sunset is an option) and look at the immediate area surrounding the start point. This will likely be the end point and 30 mins going round ‘the block’. It is a wonderful way to see Venice, but ensure that you can see what you want to see by carefully picking the meeting point.

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August 26, 2018

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