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Venice Gondola Ride and Serenade

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Key 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
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Daily

    Duration

    Approx. 35 minutes

    Start time

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

    Meeting Point

    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. .

    Ending Point

    The tour ends at the starting point

  • Overview & Itinerary

    Overview

    A gondola ride is an absolute must do in Venice!

    Share a approx. 35-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.

    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, musician & singer will entertain you with famous Italian songs.

    The tour ends at Campo Santa Maria del Giglio.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • 35 minute shared gondola ride accompanied by music

    Exclusions

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

    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 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.

    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.
  • Reviews
    • It was amazing and always wanted to go on a Gondola and Venice. My 50th Birthday present from my husband and what a wonderful gift I will always have these wonderful...

      MR ME HUTTON
    • Great ride

      Very enjoyable...

      craig s meyers
    • Fun in the Gondola!

      We had to wait until the appointed time to have our ride so then the 30 minute ride went too fast but all in all it was fun!...

      Arlene Esgar
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