Private Tour: Venice Gondola Ride with Serenade

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From $398.81

173 reviews   (4.23)

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Pricing Info:

Duration: 35 minutes

Departs: Venice, Venice

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Soak up the romance of Venice on a 35-minute private gondola ride! The elegant gondola boat seats between 2 and 3 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.

What's Included

Experienced and licensed local gondolier

Private gondola ride


What's Not Included


Hotel pickup and drop-off

Traveler Information

  • TRAVELER: Age: 0 - 99

Additional Info

  • Each gondola can take 2, 3 people, with a minimum of 2 per gondola
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

The departure point of the Gondola Ride is in Santa Maria del Giglio Gondola Station

• Admission Ticket Free

Canal Grande
The Gondola Ride will take you on the Grand Canal, the most famous S shaped Canal of Venice.

• Admission Ticket Free

Peggy Guggenheim Collection
Navigating along the Grand Canal, you will see the exterior of the building the hosts the famous Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

• Admission Ticket Free

Ponte dell'Accademia
Navigating along the Grand Canal, you will admire the Accademia Bridge, the only wooden bridge existing in Venice.

• Admission Ticket Free

Palazzo Barbarigo Minotto
Palazzo Barbarigo stands out for its beautiful golden façade made of mosaics of Murano glass.

• Admission Ticket Free


Expensive but absolutely worth it!
249cathleenc, 04-11-2022
I surprised my husband with this tour and we both loved it! It was so special and magical! None of the other tours had music or a singer so this was very unique. Lots of people took videos and pictures as we went by. We went around sunset which is the perfect time, although I'm sure anytime would be lovely. We had a singer and an accordion player. The singer sang 3 songs and the accordion player accompanied him, and played even more songs. This was one of those once-in-a-lifetime experiences.
100% magical
WBradA, 03-09-2022
Amazing and magical, we were escorted from ticket office for short walk to Gondola. 7pm georgous lighting, great accordion and singer with the most wonderful voice.
Highlight of our trip to Venice
Jonathan_C, 03-08-2022
Lovely experience. Due to a last minute medical issue we had to cancel on the day but they were really accommodating and changed us to the next day at the same time. We felt very special as we entertained the passers by and the restaurants along the canals. Around 30 mins - one of the highlights of our trip.l!!
Exactly like in the movies
Mindy_H, 13-07-2022
The gondola ride was everything I hoped for and more. The accordion player was excellent, and the singer was clearly a real local dude who enjoyed what he was doing. Our gondolier even got involved and sang a bit (also he was hilarious). People on the streets and in other gondolas were whipping out their phones to record us as we meandered along the canals. I'm SO glad I picked the musical gondola ride. It made my parents' year.

I would be remiss not to mention Vanda, the tour company agent who collected us at the meetup point. She was SUPER attentive and friendly. She helped us quickly find a bathroom in the last minutes before the ride (when most of the public bathrooms had already closed - so be careful about that if you book an evening gondola ride). Thanks Vanda!
Ciao Valencia
Russel_M, 28-10-2022
Was a great singer and musician. They said you would receive Prosecco and we didn’t though which was dissapointing.

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