Water activity

Venice: Grand Canal Private Gondola Ride and Serenade

Activity provider: VENICE TOURS S.R.L.

Venice: Grand Canal Private Gondola Ride and Serenade

Activity provider: VENICE TOURS S.R.L.

From US$ 166.70 per person

Be serenaded as you travel down the Grand Canal in the historic heart of Venice on a romantic 30-minute gondola ride. Sit back and listen to professional musicians sing popular Italian songs just for you!

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 30 minutes
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Skip the ticket line
Host or greeter
English, Italian
Private or small groups available


  • Get a private serenade as you glide down the Grand Canal
  • Experience Venice aboard its most traditional mode of transport
  • Marvel at the historic palaces and bridges aboard a gondola
Full description
Spoil a loved one with a romantic experience in Venice and take them on a gondola ride down the Grand Canal. Experience the city aboard its most traditional mode of transport and feel like the nobles of days gone by. Sit back and relax as you are serenaded by professional musicians who will sing traditional songs. Take in the magnificent views of the historic palaces and bridges and watch the world go by and cozy up with your partner. Pass the Peggy Guggenheim Museum and the historic Palazzo Dario and Ca’ Rezzonico palace. Glide under the wooden Accademia Bridge that links the San Marco district with the Accademia Gallery in the Dorsoduro neighborhood. See some of the pretty small canals that connect to the main waterway of Venice, and marvel at a mix of Byzantine and Rococo architecture.
  • Private 30-minute gondola ride
  • Live music with serenade
  • Skip-the-line access
  • Commentary
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
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

Know before you go

  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible or suitable for people with walking disabilities
  • Comfortable shoes are recommended
  • The gondola ride will not operate in the event of exceptionally bad weather. You will be given a refund or can postpone to another date if you prefer
  • The itinerary is subject to change in the event of bad weather
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 6 reviews

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Absolutely worth the price! Incredible experience with Italian musician singing & playing guitar right on the gondola with us. Our most memorable experience while in Venice!

May 27, 2022

Wonderful experience with lovely Venetian gondola ride into Grand canal with heart warming miestro guitarist and serenade as the twilight glimmered off the tranquil waters

March 8, 2022

Simply outstanding!

Not our first time here but the best gondola trip and muscians we have had!

July 18, 2019

Product ID: 160076