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Venice Gondola Ride and Serenade

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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
  • Overview

    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 & Itinerary

    Activity Schedule

    When does it run?



    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

      The Venice Gondola Ride was great, we were late by an hour and they accommodated us in the next schedule....

      Rakesh Kumar, India
    • Great tour

      I never though visiting a glass making factory could be so much fun. It was incredible to see the making of the perfect glass art in Venice. Gondola was the best experience I...

      AURELIA HILLARY, Netherlands
    • Good experience

      It’s was a very good ride and experience for us was amazing and we have the privilege that the serande is on our gondola. Murano art of glassblowing is good....

      Bayani Baluyot, Australia
    • Very enjoyable - wish it were longer.

      Beverly Harris, United States, 09/Sep/2018
    • Fantastic experience and it was so romantic, would advise to purchase tickets here in advance as they can be very expensive otherwise.

      Maria Corro, United Kingdom, 26/Jun/2018
    • The man who sang was excellent. We thoroughly enjoyed it. Though I was little disheartened that in the crowd of gondoliers in the narrow waterways we were far away from the singer n so could hardly enjoy his singing for long. Every two gondola should share a singer and not 10gondolas having to fight to listen to one singer.

      Ashmita Bose, India, 26/Jul/2015