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Venice Gondola Ride and Serenade

Venice Gondola Ride and Serenade - Venice, Italy
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Duration: 30 minutes
Location: Venice, Italy

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$50.99

Waft by the beautiful sights of Venice on a 30-minute shared gondola ride and enjoy a serenade, too. Select an afternoon or evening trip, be welcomed aboard your six-passenger gondola by a traditionally dressed gondolier, and set off in a group of around eight gondolas, with a singer aboard one of the boats ... More info ›

Waft by the beautiful sights of Venice on a 30-minute shared gondola ride and enjoy a serenade, too. Select an afternoon or evening trip, be welcomed aboard your six-passenger gondola by a traditionally dressed gondolier, and set off in a group of around eight gondolas, with a singer aboard one of the boats. Admire Palazzo Barberino and other romantic landmarks as your flotilla navigates the Grand Canal and smaller waterways, and soak up the dulcet melodies from the flotilla’s singer along the way!

Choose from one of four start times when you book and, on the day, make your own way to the gondola pier near Santa Maria del Giglio Square in central Venice.
When you’re ready, be shown onto your shared gondola by a traditionally dressed gondolier. Each gondola seats six people, and your craft will be just one of a group of around eight gondolas that will cruise the canals together as a flotilla. A singer will board one of the gondolas in the flotilla and will serenade your group of shared gondolas as you waft along the waters.
Sit back on your seat and soak up the gorgeous scenes as your gondola bobs along some of Venice’s prettiest waterways. Dip into romantic side canals and drift along a stretch of the Grand Canal past exquisite mansions and landmarks such as the Palazzo Barberino.
Enjoy the dulcet tones and melodies of the singer traveling with your flotilla as the notes drift through the air around your gondola. Lose yourself in the Italian songs as you watch for top Venice attractions including the Peggy Guggenheim Collection museum, the stunning marble bridge designed by one of the finest Italian architects of the 16th century – Anthony da Ponte.
After around 30 minutes of gliding along and around the Grand Canal, return to the start pier where your gondola ride finishes.

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Venice Gondola Ride and Serenade with Dinner

Venice Gondola Ride and Serenade with Dinner - Venice, Italy
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Duration: 2 hours
Location: Venice, Italy

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$108.19

For the quintessential Venetian experience, take a serenaded gondola ride on the canals of Venice, followed by lunch or dinner – depending on your afternoon or evening selection. You'll swoon to the magic of Venice on your 35-minute gondola ride as you coast down the Grand Canal ... More info ›

For the quintessential Venetian experience, take a serenaded gondola ride on the canals of Venice, followed by lunch or dinner – depending on your afternoon or evening selection. You'll swoon to the magic of Venice on your 35-minute gondola ride as you coast down the Grand Canal. Then, wend your way through the city’s romantic minor canals while listening to the serenade. Enjoy a two-course meal at Hostaria Ai Coristi Restaurant, located near Teatro La Fenice (La Fenice Theater).

Likely to Sell-out! Serenaded gondola rides on the canals of Venice regularly sell out weeks in advance. Book ahead of time to avoid disappointment.

Settle into your comfortable seat aboard a six-person, 36-foot (11-meter) gondola and be captivated by the glamour and elegance of Venice as you glide through the city’s canals! Reminiscent of a time when gondolas were regularly used by upper class Venetians to traverse the canals, about 500 of the tapered wooden boats exist today, reduced from approximately 10,000 that filled the waterways a couple hundred years ago.


Departing in the afternoon or evening, drift along the Grand Canal and watch as the eye-catching palaces and churches, which line the famous channel, pass by. Your licensed gondolier – wearing classic black pants and striped shirt – will stand and expertly row with one oar through the busy watercourse throughout your 35-minute ride. A musician and a singer will also stand on board one of the boats in your flotilla to accompany your romantic journey with music and a serenade.


Admire other ornately decorated gondolas along the Grand Canal and soak up the quiet atmosphere as you float through Venice’s less crowded, narrow inner canals. At the end of the gondola ride, disembark at Campo Santa Maria del Giglio, one of the most famous piazzas (squares) in Venice.


From here, follow directions to Hostaria Ai Coristi Restaurant, located behind San Fantin Church near La Fenice Theater, for a two-course meal (choice fish or meat dishes), with a glass of house wine, water and coffee.

Please note that you can combine the 3:30pm tour with your choice of lunch (to be taken before the gondola serenade between noon and 3pm) or with dinner (to be taken between 7pm and 9pm).

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Venice Grand Canal Small Group 1-Hour Boat Tour

Venice Grand Canal Small Group 1-Hour Boat Tour - Venice, Italy
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Duration: 60 minutes
Location: Venice, Italy

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$59.69

The best way to appreciate the beauty and uniqueness of a city built on water is by boat. Gliding through Venice's Grand Canal and minor canals, you'll be introduced to the splendid palaces, churches, bridges, gardens and warehouses lining the city's liquid streets ... More info ›

The best way to appreciate the beauty and uniqueness of a city built on water is by boat. Gliding through Venice's Grand Canal and minor canals, you'll be introduced to the splendid palaces, churches, bridges, gardens and warehouses lining the city's liquid streets. Your luxurious motor launch boat tour of the Grand Canal brings the magic of Venice alive – ideal for photographers!

Unlike a gondola ride, this Grand Canal boat tour takes you through many diverse areas of the city for a thorough introduction to the city of Venice. Step foot on your boat near St Mark’s Square, admiring St Mark’s Basilica and Doge's Palace along with other landmarks as you disembark. While you ride, you'll learn about the origins and evolution of the Grand Canal, Venice's most important 'street.’

Marvel at the stunning palaces and churches that line the famous Venetian canal as you pass by squares like Campo Santa Maria Formosa that contain Gothic palaces and churches, like the magnificent San Giovanni e Paolo. Your guide will enlighten your group about Venetian architecture as well as the trade schools of Venice – such as the Scuola Grande di San Marco – that provided the foundations for the mercantile empire to flourish.

Then, take a fascinating journey through Venice’s minor canals to see parts of the city that are seldom visited by tourists. Take in the charming ambiance as you float through these less crowded canals. The boats are small enough to navigate the narrow canals, with enough space for you to comfortably sit outside to take photographs and listen to the detailed commentary provided by your guide. All boats are equipped with microphones and speakers so you can clearly hear the information.

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Private Tour: Venice Gondola Ride with Serenade

Private Tour: Venice Gondola Ride with Serenade - Venice, Italy
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Duration: 35 minutes
Location: Venice, Italy

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$422.83

Soak up the romance of Venice on a 35-minute private gondola ride! The elegant gondola boat seats between 2 and 4 people, meaning it’s a perfect intimate experience for just you and your special someone, or a small family group. As your gondolier serenades you with Italian songs and punts you around the canals, look out at Venice’s elegant palaces, buildings and boats ... More info ›

Soak up the romance of Venice on a 35-minute private gondola ride! The elegant gondola boat seats between 2 and 4 people, meaning it’s a perfect intimate experience for just you and your special someone, or a small family group. As your gondolier serenades you with Italian songs and punts you around the canals, look out at Venice’s elegant palaces, buildings and boats. Your route includes the captivating Grand Canal as well as several atmospheric side canals.

Head to Campo San Luca in central Venice either during the day or at night – whatever time suits you best – and then hop aboard your elegant gondola boat. With just your group (2-4 people maximum) on board, plus your own gondolier, your boat will glide away into the waters of the Grand Canal.

Once the main form of transport around the beautiful water-logged city of Venice, gondolas have more or less been replaced by the vaporetti (water buses) for getting quickly around. But nothing beats a pleasant glide around Venice by traditional gondola boat, passing the city’s Gothic palazzos and elegant bridges at a gentle pace.

Look out at the hustle and bustle of the ancient Grand Canal, seeing vaporetti, water taxis and other gondolas passing by, and then cruise along some of the quieter canals that act as side streets through the city. Sit back and relax as your gondolier serenades you with a song, and soak up the romantic atmosphere of Venice from the canals.

After 35 minutes out on the water, glide back to the start point where your gondola ride finishes.

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Private Tour: Venice Grand Canal Evening Boat Tour

Private Tour: Venice Grand Canal Evening Boat Tour - Venice, Italy
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Duration: Flexible
Location: Venice, Italy

From USD
$72.54

Take a romantic evening cruise along Venice's canals aboard a modern Venetian boat. This evening tour by comfortable boat takes you along Venice's famous Grand Canal, and allows you to explore further than a traditional Venice gondola allows ... More info ›

Take a romantic evening cruise along Venice's canals aboard a modern Venetian boat. This evening tour by comfortable boat takes you along Venice's famous Grand Canal, and allows you to explore further than a traditional Venice gondola allows. You can choose to speed along for one or two hours with your very own boat and personal guide.

This Grand Canal cruise follows an ideal itinerary for lovers of architecture, taking you from the Byzantine and flamboyant Gothic periods to masterpieces of the Renaissance and Baroque eras.

The tour begins at the church of Madonna della Salute and returns along Giudecca's Canal, where Palladio's masterful churches of the Redentore and San Giorgio Maggiore will dramatically reveal themselves.

Soak up the atmosphere and history of magnificent Venetian palaces and churches including Ca' Venier, Ca' Foscari, Ca' Rezzonico, the famous Rialto Bridge, Ca' d'Oro, Ca' Pesaro, Ca' Vendramin-Calergi and many more!

This is a private boat tour. Book now and get the most out of your visit to Venice with a personalized tour led by an English-speaking guide who is passionate about the magical city of Venice.

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Gondola Ride and St Mark's Basilica Tour

Gondola Ride and St Mark's Basilica Tour - Venice, Italy
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Duration: 2 hours
Location: Venice, Italy

From USD
$63.42

Discover Venice from a double perspective on a combined tour which includes a fascinating gondola ride and a guided tour of St. Mark's Basilica ... More info ›

Discover Venice from a double perspective on a combined tour which includes a fascinating gondola ride and a guided tour of St. Mark's Basilica. Enjoy the city from the water and then admire the golden interiors of the majestic Byzantine cathedral of Venice in a small-group tour.

Marvel at the reflections of sunlight on the small canals of Venice and discover the treasures of St. Mark's Basilica. An amazing tour to experience 2 of the best attractions of this marvellous city!

At only a few steps from Piazza San Marco, the gondola will take you along the enchanting canals of the historic centre. The itinerary of the gondola ride involves both some unusual areas of Venice and some of the city’s major buildings, such as the Gran Teatro La Fenice and the Basilica della Salute. You will admire the incomparable beauty of some areas accessible only by the water and enjoy the typical and relaxed sway of the gondola.

After the gondola ride – approx. 35 minutes – you will go to St Mark's Square to take part in the guided visit of the basilica... Skip the long lines to access the basilica and immerse yourself in its unique atmosphere! The guide will tell you the history of the Byzantine cathedral and give you complete explanations about its precious interiors. The tour also includes the access to the marvellous Golden Pall.

Please note the gondola ride has no explanations. The guided tour takes place only inside St. Mark's Basilica.

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