Water activity

Venice: Gondola Serenade on the Grand Canal

Activity provider: VENICE TOURS S.R.L.

Venice: Gondola Serenade on the Grand Canal

Activity provider: VENICE TOURS S.R.L.

From US$ 39.67 per person

Take an unforgettable gondola ride through the canals of Venice while being serenaded with famous and authentic Italian songs.

About this activity

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Duration 30 minutes
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Host or greeter
English, Italian
Small group
Limited to 5 participants


  • 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)
  • Mobile headphones/earphones
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones

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Meeting point

Meet at the gondoliers landing stage at Campo Santa Maria del Giglio, in front of the Gritti Palace Hotel. Go directly to the gondoliers for check-in.

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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
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.8 /5

based on 168 reviews

Review summary

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This is a MUST while in Venice! We did the shared serenade because it was more affordable and it was just us and two other people with the musician in the front. He played a great mix of slow pretty songs and fun upbeat songs. Felt like the ultimate Venician experience.

May 27, 2022

It was the best.

5 gondolas in total. A performer and a singer are on board. The gondolas on which the singers ride were lined up in a different row, so there was a celebration with a birthday song, perhaps if they had requested it at the time of booking. Luckily, my wife and I were able to ride the gondola parallel to the gondola, so it was easy to take pictures and it was the best and memorable. The other 3 gondolas were shared, and the distance from the singer is also subtle.

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July 7, 2019

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

Product ID: 97284