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Venice Gondola Ride and Serenade

  • When does it run?
  • Start time

    Gondola Ride:

    1 Apr - 31 Oct: 6:30pm and 7:30pm

    1 Nov - 31 Mar: 3:30pm

  • Duration

    Gondola Ride: 30 minutes approx. 

  • 30 minutes gondola ride accompanied by live music

Key Highlights

  • Cruise along the historic canals in a gondola - a must do in Venice!
  • Sail past stunning palaces, buildings and charming bridges
  • Be serenaded by a local musician as you experience Venice from the waters
  • Pre-book and save time! The wait for a gondola ride can be long when you arrive in Venice


A gondola ride is an absolute must do in Venice! With music filling the air, a Gondola ride is truly the best way to experience the magical city of Venice.

Board the distinctive Gondola and cruise along some of Venice’s backstreets as well as the Grand Canal. The Grand Canal has been called ‘the finest street in the world”. Some of the major highlights that you will pass by are Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, the Grand Canal, Accademia Bridge, the Fenice Theatre and more.

During the Gondola ride, a singer will board one of the boats and croon traditional Venetian numbers as you drift on the canal.

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?


  • Duration

    Gondola Ride: 30 minutes approx. 

  • Start time

    Gondola Ride:

    1 Apr - 31 Oct: 6:30pm and 7:30pm

    1 Nov - 31 Mar: 3:30pm

  • Meeting Point

    Gondola Tour: Make your way to  “Campo Santa Maria del Giglio” in front of hotel Gritti, Venice, 30124.
    So there's no last-minute rush please arrive at the start point 15 minutes early.

  • Ending Point

    The tour ends at the starting point

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • 30 minutes gondola ride accompanied by live music
  • Meals & drinks
  • Hotel pick up & drop off

Please note

Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or tablet you can present your voucher on your device for this activity.

Tours will not operate in the event of bad weather, high tide or Gondolier's strike. Your tour will either be-rearranged or a full refund offered. 

For check-in you may go directly to the gondoliers. The gondola ride is free for children under 2 years of age under the condition that the children should not occupy a seat in the gondola.

The tour is not private. You will share the gondola with other guests. There can be up to 6 people per gondola. Seats will be allocated by the gondolier in order to balance the load on Gondola.

The tour group "Gondola Serenade" includes a singer and a musician who will ride another gondola. To permit all guests to listen the serenade, the musicians gondola will be in the centre of the row. Generally, gondoliers do not provide commentary. Due to the popularity of the Gondola ride, the boarding area is likely to be crowded.

Refunds cannot be offered in the case of late arrival and no show.

Unfortunately this tour is not suitable for those with mobility problems.

Tour does not operate on 20 July  , 1 September  at 6:30 pm , 21 November  , 24 December , Christmas , 31 Dec and New Year and in case of exceptionally bad weather

Additional info

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.Getting to the meeting point:
This tour can easily be taken by those arriving in Venice as part of a cruise. Most cruise companies offer water taxi transfers into St Marks Square (approx 10 minutes) from where Campo Santa Maria del Giglo is less than a 10 minute walk. Alternatively if you have more time and would like to explore the enchanting back streets of Venice you can walk in around 1 hour.

Customer Reviews

  • Great Experience of Venice tour
    Rakesh Kumar, India 05/25/2018
  • Great tour
    AURELIA HILLARY, Netherlands 01/10/2018
  • Good experience
    Bayani Baluyot, Australia 12/21/2017
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