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Venice Gondola: Romantic Serenade on Canal Grande

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Venezia, Italy

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Overview

Get swept up in the magical atmosphere of Venice on a serenaded gondola ride through the Grand Canal and smaller, more secluded waterways. A professional gondolier steers you in a traditional, hand-carved Venetian boat, while musicians and singers set the mood by performing classic Italian songs right onboard. It’s a timeless way to experience one of the world’s most romantic cities.
  • 30-minute serenaded gondola ride in Venice
  • Float through the city's famed canals in a traditional Venetian gondola
  • Onboard singers and musicians perform favorite Italian tunes
  • Quintessential Venice activity
  • Romantic experience is perfect for couples
  • Save money with a shared ride
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30-minute shared gondola ride
Live musicians
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Departure Point

Gondola Station - Santa Maria del Giglio, Campiello Traghetto, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy

Departure Time

6:30 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • The Gondola Ride does not operate in case of exceptionally bad weather, high/low tide (in these cases it can be postponed the days after otherwise it will be refunded)
  • Each gondola can hold a maximum of 6 people; the seat aboard cannot be chosen but will be assigned by the gondolier depending on guests' weight
  • The gondola serenade includes a pair of musicians (a singer and a musician) who will be boarded in one of the gondolas to perform throughout the trip; there are not 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
  • The tour does not operate in case of bad weather (in these cases it can be postponed to the day after otherwise it will be refunded)
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • You must download the audio guide with digital map on your mobile phone.
  • You will receive the audio guide with digital map by e-mail.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY VENICE TOURS S.R.L.

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Venice Gondola: Romantic Serenade on Canal Grande?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Venice Gondola: Romantic Serenade on Canal Grande.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Venice Gondola: Romantic Serenade on Canal Grande?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Venice Gondola: Romantic Serenade on Canal Grande.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Venice Gondola: Romantic Serenade on Canal Grande?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Venice Gondola: Romantic Serenade on Canal Grande.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Venice Gondola: Romantic Serenade on Canal Grande?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Venice Gondola: Romantic Serenade on Canal Grande.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Gondola ride on your own is quite expensive so this is more a compromise." See review
  • "My suggestion is to get there early and ask to be on the boat with the gondolier or the boat closest" See review
  • "Please note that this rides are for up to 6 people." See review

Reviews

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Gondola ride
jsfelker
, Oct 2019
The boat tour was very nice, the sunset was beautiful against the the water and the buildings. The check in was confusing but we figured it out 👍
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Thank you for the kind review Best regards
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star-5
So much fun and very affordable!
Z8591FZcathyc
, Oct 2019
I would say this was the funnest 30 minutes I had in Venice. Singer and music we’re fabulous! We did have a little Gondola traffic jam in one canal, it was actually fun to see how all those boats got past each other. I would definitely advise to do this tour!
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Dear, thank you very much. We are glad you enjoyed our gondola serenade best regards
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star-5
a must do!
rmomx3
, Aug 2019
awesome ride with serenader and accordian player. they started on time and the ride was great. the only this is i wish it lasted longer, (30 min ride)
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Thank you!
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Gondola Serenade Did Not Deliver
VGaither
, Oct 2018
Tour was described as a serenade gondola ride. 8 gondolas went out in a very tight group with the singer in one of the gondolas. You couldn’t hear the singer and the gondolas were so tightly grouped it was not a pleasant experience - more like a crowded amusement park ride. Would definitely do a gondola ride while in Venice but not through this group.
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Cramped and kitchy
amykn0x
, Sep 2018
Overall, we were treated like cattle and shoved into the gondolas. There was one person singing for about 10 boats, so it wasn't always easy to hear. This is NOT a romantic evening event. It's better to spend the 80-100 Euro and get your own gondola!
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When you go to Venice it is a must...
Rolfe F
, Aug 2018
When you go to Venice it is a must do to go on a Gondola ride with serenade. People says it is not worth it but it really was well worth it for us because we took a the ride in the evening 7PM, it was wonderful. Got to see Venice from different angles with a serenade. Please note that this rides are for up to 6 people. That didn't bother us at all.
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We booked this tour as the reviews...
Robert P
, Aug 2018
We booked this tour as the reviews seemed to be positive. I'm not sure if the tour changed at some point but it was not enjoyable at all. We booked a lot of tours online and have very rarely had a bad experience. This experience was not pleasant at all. I would rate it below the SMALL WORLD ride at Disneyland. There were 9 nine gondolas and 1 pair of musicians on the 5th gondola that rode single file down a very narrow canal. We could not hear the music most of the time from our boat. We had to be over 160 feet away from the gondola with the musicians. It is NOT on the Grand Canal, you will have the view of what I would consider the back alley of a residential community, nothing of interest, no music, no view. The gondoliers talked to each other through the whole tour so you couldn't hear anything. The Audio Guide that is included with the tour did not correspond with anything we saw. I always read bad reviews and think it's someone who is picky or hard to please but we had a great experience on all of our other tours so please stay away from this tour! We voiced our concerns with the tour operator and they were completely rude to us.
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Disappointing
Sheri K
, Jul 2018
The reason we booked this was for the serenade. It would have been an awesome experience if we could’ve heard or seen the singer & musicians more than 30% of the time. The company sent out a group of gondolas and the singer was only in one. Also, each gondola held 6 people, but only 2 people could actually sit side by side. Seating was very uncomfortable. Very disappointed. I’ve waited my whole life for a gondola ride...
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Don’t waste your money or time!
brenda225
, Jun 2018
This was a waste of time and money. There are empty gondolas all over the city that you can jump on for a private ride at your leisure. This activity requires you to find a certain spot and wait, wait, wait your precious time away. Our gondolier did not attempt to stay close to the serenade, instead he talked with all the passing gondoliers, smoked cigarettes, and had us back to the loading platform in under 20 minutes. We got off the boat, went down the block and stood on the footbridge to hear our serenade go by... So disappointed!
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star-5
This was a great ride. This was a...
Steven P
, Jun 2018
This was a great ride. This was a group of boats riding together. It wasn't crowded though. This was perfect.
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