Water activity

Venice: Shared Gondola Ride and Serenade

Activity provider: Bucintoro Viaggi

Venice: Shared Gondola Ride and Serenade

Activity provider: Bucintoro Viaggi

From US$ 53.99 per person

Enjoy Venice's stunning canals on this 30-minute gondola ride. Relax as you sail down the San Marco area while taking in the Grand Canal's most beautiful buildings. Enjoy on-board music as you admire breathtaking sites like the Santa Maria del Giglio.

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Duration 30 minutes
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English, Italian, French
Small group
Limited to 6 participants


  • Enjoy a shared gondola ride with a group of gondolas along the inner canals of the stunning San Marco Area
  • Be serenaded by a musician onboard one of the gondolas as you take in Venice's most beautiful sites
  • Experience Venice in the most graceful mode of transport there is
Full description
Enjoy a pleasant and relaxing gondola group ride on this 30-minute trip through Venice. Listen to music as an onboard musician on one of the boats serenades you through your trip along the inner canals of the San Marco area. Admire some of the beautiful palaces facing the Grand Canal which are only visible on the water. Pass by Santa Maria del Giglio Square and La Fenice Theatre via some minor and inner canals and take in the buildings that accompany these stunning sites. The tour lasts 30 minutes and leaves and ends at the same gondola stop. You will share the gondola with other passengers with a maximum of 6 people on each gondola. The tour is operated with a minimum of 1 gondola. During high season it may be operated with 8 to 10 gondolas according to the reservations.
  • Gondola ride with a musician on one of the gondolas
  • A musician in each gondola
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Board your gondola at the Gondola Station Santa Maria del Giglio, at the end of Campiello Traghetto.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • This tour is not accessible to people in wheelchairs and with serious walking problems.
  • Children above 3 years of age (using one of the gondola seats) pay the full rate.
  • In case of rain, the tour is usually canceled but clients have the possibility of scheduling it for another day.
  • Please note that the ride could last less than 30 minutes depending on how busy the canals are. The length of the gondola ride is up to the discretion of the Gondolier.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.5 /5

based on 127 reviews

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its the first time we are out of the country - so we don't have much to compare it to - but we loved it. As a young couple in our mid 20s -we found it romantic and beautiful and would do it again! When in Venice - it's the thing to do.

August 4, 2022

We went as a couple, we embarked at a main body of water with a view of sunset and Doge palace, then traveled through smaller back canals, lovely. Gondola unfortunately shared with an older American couple who got the double seat and we sat in front on 2 separate stools. The other couple complained loudly for the majority of the ride which did put a dampener on our experience... Group of 3 Gondola's went out together, 4 people on each one. Serenade was a man playing an Accordion in the center boat, loud enough for all to hear, there was no signing apart from when Gondoliers and tourists joined in with popular well known songs which was entertaining. Overall a good trip, would do again, but maybe pay extra for a private boat next time.

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June 13, 2022

The musicians were amazing! They were worth the ticket. However, the ride was sullied a bit because a single rider decided upon herself to sit in the couples chair next to my husband! Seriously! She refused to move so I proceeded to sit next to her. No way I was going to let her do selfies pretending to be coupled with my husband. Single rider should not be allowed to sit there unless the whole gandola are single riders. Let couples have their romantic moment. To that girl who ruined my romantic moment just so she could get some selfies, karma will bite you in the end one way or another.

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May 25, 2022

Product ID: 27010