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Venice Gondola Ride and Serenade with FREE Murano Art of Glassblowing Tour

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Key Highlights

  • Smartphone voucher accepted – No need to print!
  • Gondola rides a must-do in Venice
  • Sail past stunning palaces, buildings and charming bridges
  • Cruise along the Grand Canal as well as some of the smaller canals
  • Be serenaded by a local musician as you glide along the Grand Canal
  • The wait for a Gondola Ride can be long when you arrive in Venice - pre book and save time!
  • Overview

    Book before 28th February, 2018 and get Murano Art of Glassblowing Tour for FREE!

    A gondola ride is an absolute must do in Venice! Share a approx. 30-minute Gondola Cruise with other travelers along the canals of Venice and be entertained with music and song as you glide along the Canals of enchanting Venice.

    With music filling the air, a Gondola ride is truly the best way to experience the magical city of Venice.

  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary

    Activity Schedule

    When does it run?



    Gondola Ride: 30 minutes
    Glassblowing tour: 30 minutes

    Start time

    01 Apr - 31 Oct: 6:30pm and 7:30pm
    01 Nov - 31 Mar: 3:30pm

    Meeting Point

    Gondola Tour: Departs from “Campo Santa Maria del Giglio” in front of hotel Gritti, Venice, 30124.
    Please arrive the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time of the ride.
    Art of Glassblowing Tour: Departs at 12:00pm (noon) from Clock Tower Near "Yex" Exchange Office (The White Building With The Blue Clock Facade). St. Mark’s Square Glass Factory Detail: VETRERIA GALLERIA SAN MARCO – Calle del Cappello Nero, San Marco 181/A – 30124 Venezia.
    Please arrive the meeting point 5 minutes before the start time of the tour. .

    Ending Point

    The tour ends at the starting point


    The meeting point for your Venice Gondola ride is Campo Santa Maria del Giglio, a gondolier will accompany you to board your Gondola nearby.

    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.

    Your gondola ride ends at the starting point.

    Free Murano Art of Glassblowing Tour:
    This tour departs daily at 12pm (noon) from the designated meeting point and will introduce you to the secrets of the Murano Art of glassblowing renowned since years all over the world. The tour includes a visit to a Glass Factory Showroom located near Saint Mark's Square, where you will be told about the origins of the Art of glassblowing, which dates back to the Roman Empire.Following this introduction you will attend to a demonstration by a Master Artisan that using the traditional old style techniques of Glass blowing will create for you a unique glass item. At the end of the tour you will receive a small glass gift as a souvenir of this unforgettable visit. Tour ends here at the glass factory.
    Book your tickets now, offer valid for limited period only.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • 30 minutes gondola ride accompanied by live music
    • Free glassblowing demonstration by a master artisan in a glass factory
    • Small glass and souvenir every couple or each family


    • Meals & drinks
    • Hotel pick up & drop off
  • Please note

    Book before 28th February, 2018 and get Murano Art of Glassblowing Tour for FREE!

    Art of Glassblowing Tour is offered in English, French, Spanish, Italian and Japanese (the visit could be multilingual).

    You must print two copies of your confirmation voucher; one for Gondolier and one for Glassblowing tour or show mobile vouchers twice.

    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.

    Free for children under 2 years of age, if they're in the arms of their parents (Children should not occupy a seat in the gondola).

    The tour is not private, your Gondola will be shared 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 couple of musicians (a singer + a musician) that will be boarded in one of the gondolas to perform throughout the trip, there is not a couple of musicians on each gondola; to permit all participants to listen the serenade, the musicians will board on a gondola in the centre of the row. Generally, Gondoliers do not provide commentary.

    Please note that 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.

    We do not recommended this tour for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities.

    You can specify your preferred day to do the Glassblowing tour, in the special request section while booking or you can directly contact our local partner.

    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.

    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.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
    • 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, 21/Dec/2017
    • Highly recommend

      The glass blowing i could take or leave, but it's a nice little add on that only takes 20 minutes of your time. The gondola ride however is brilliant, and with the serenade it's...

      Emma Booth, United Kingdom, 21/Nov/2017
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