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Venice Gondola Ride and Serenade

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Venice Gondola Ride and Serenade
Venice Gondola Ride and Serenade
Venice Gondola Ride and Serenade

Highlights

  • Gondola Rides are a must do in Venice
  • The wait for a Gondola Ride can be long when you arrive in Venice - pre book and save time!
  • Cruise along the Grand Canal as well as some of the smaller canals
  • You will be serenaded by your Gondolier

Overview

A gondola ride is an absolute must do in Venice!

Share a 40 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 and the wonderful Baroque buildings reflected in the waters, a Gondola ride is truly the best way to experience the magical city of Venice.

This is not a private tour, your Gondola will be shared with others, if you are looking for a more intimate experience we do also offer two private tours:

Private Venice Gondola Ride for Two >>

Private Gondola Ride and Dinner>>

Itinerary

The meeting point for your Venice Gondola ride is Campo Santa Maria del Giglio, a guide 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”. As your gondola flows through its shimmering waters, you will see a boulevard of baroque palazzo dating from the 12th to the 18th century.

During the Gondola ride you will be serenaded by your Gondolier.

The tour ends at Campo Santa Maria del Giglio.

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Reviews

  • enjoyed!

    it was a wonderful experience! my whole family liked it very much. Venice is theist stop in our European trip, and this ride was just a perfect wrap up of the whole trip! I'm...

    Linmei Xu
  • Venice Gondola Ride and Serenade

    Great experience, I missed my booking slot due to getting lost around the city as I walked from my hotel in P.le Roma. I was really upset as the rules are non refundable for no...

    C A Holtz
  • Excellent experience with gondola ride and serenade

    This was an awesome experience. The people were very helpful and supportive especially with my husband who has a partial disability. We had a very comfortable ride....

    ss chetty
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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

Daily

Duration

Approx. 35 minutes

Start time

01 Apr - 31 Oct: 1830h (6:30pm) and 1930h (7:30pm)
01 Nov - 31 Mar: 1530h (3:30pm)
Duration: Approx. 35 minutes

Meeting point

Tour departs from “Campo Santa Maria del Giglio” in front of hotel Gritti, Venice, 30124.
Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.

Ending point

The tour ends at the starting point

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Inclusions

  • 40 minute shared gondola ride accompanied by music

Exclusions

  • Meals & drinks
  • Hotel pick up & drop off

Please note

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.

Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher

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 Gondolas are accompanied by a singer + a musician. There is not one singer for each Gondola instead Gondolas travel in a group to allow multiple Gondolas to listen to the same musicians.

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 arrivals and no shows.

Tour does not operate on 18 July (Redentore) and on 06 Sep (Historical Regatta)

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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.
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Cancellation policy

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