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  1. Italy
  2. Veneto
  3. Venice
  4. Grand Canal

Venice: Gondola Serenade on Grand Canal

Product ID: 97284
Take an unforgettable gondola ride through the canals of Venice while being serenaded with famous and authentic Italian songs.
About this activity
Duration: 30 minutes
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Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Relax on a gondola cruise through the canals of Venice
  • Discover part of the beautiful and famous Grand Canal
  • Listen to live, authentic Italian music as you glide through the canals
Full description
Enjoy a relaxing promenade by gondola through the canals of Venice. Soak up the Venetian atmosphere while listening to authentic live music and singing. Cruise through the city's most secluded waterways as you pass under small bridges and along part of the Grand Canal.

As your singer and musician for the cruise board the gondola in the center of the row, all participants can hear the beautiful Italian music during the ride. Enjoy being serenaded as you glide through the beautiful and historic canals of Venice. You can also enjoy commentary by a mobile audio guide that will narrate the history and legends of the monuments that are around you.
  • Approximately 30-minute shared gondola ride
  • Singer and musician on gondola ride
  • Audio guide by mobile app (download in advance)
What’s Not Included
  • Mobile headphones/earphones
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Gondoliers landing stage at Campo Santa Maria del Giglio, in front of the Gritti Palace Hotel. Go directly to the gondoliers for the check in, please be there 15 minutes before the departure time.

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Smoking
Know before you go
• Tour does not operate in case of exceptionally bad weather, high/low tide or local gondolier's strike (in these cases the tour can be postponed or refunded)
• Please wear comfortable shoes
• This is not a private tour
• Each gondola holds a maximum of 6 people
• The seats on board cannot be chosen but will be assigned by the gondolier depending on guest's weight
• The performers (a singer and a musician) will board a gondola in the center of the row so all participants can hear the music; there will not be musicians on every gondola
• Children must be accompanied by an adult
• Free under 2 years only if child does not occupy an own seat
• This tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities
• You will receive information on the mobile app for commentary by email
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From US$ 58.13 US$ 46.50 per person

Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.7 / 5

based on 140 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    3.8 / 5
  • Organization
    3.7 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.2 / 5
  • Safety
    4 / 5
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It was nice

My husband and I had to sit separately and couldn't have our gondola picture as we were with 4 other people that we didnt know. If you were chosen to be first on the Gondola then you sit at the end. It was nice but its very much a business of getting you on and off.

July 5, 2019

An expensive must

You must go on a gondola while in Venice if you are a solo traveller this can be an expense. By sharing your gondola this makes it more possible. I was a little sad as I thought there would be less boats to a Singer. We had 5 boats in total with one singer in the middle. As we were the last boat we really couldn't hear him especially with others talking.

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May 18, 2019

Could not hear the singer and not full time

There were many of us booked on the 6.30pm gondola serenade trip. They filled the gondolas 6 to a boat. The singer and guitarist were on the centre boat of about 6. We could only really hear him in the narrow canals off the grand canal. He had a lovely voice. We were only on the water for about 20 minutes. I had booked it as a special treat for my friend for her birthday, so I felt a bit cheated. The booking process was very easy.

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October 18, 2019

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Product ID: 97284