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Take your pick of different departure times when booking, and on the day of your tour board a gondola at the pier near Piazza Santa Maria del Giglio in central Venice. Settle into one of six seats as a professional gondolier dressed in traditional garb steers the boat out into the city’s famous canals. Ride along with a flotilla of up to eight gondolas in a shared experience that makes this tour more affordable than private rides.

Glide along the most scenic stretch of the Grand Canal for unmatched views of historic palaces like Palazzo Barberino, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection museum, and other Venetian landmarks. A singer aboard one of the gondolas serenades the group with sweet Italian tunes, providing a romantic soundtrack as you turn into smaller, quieter canals. After about 30 minutes on the water, the tour ends back at the starting pier.
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Canal Grande
Ponte di Rialto
Peggy Guggenheim Collection
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Soak up the romance of Venice on a shared gondola ride through the Grand Canal and the city’s smaller waterways. Pass palaces, bridges, and piazzas in a flotilla of eight gondolas while a singer in one of the boats serenades the group with traditional Italian songs. Much cheaper than a private gondola ride, it’s an affordable way to enjoy a quintessential Venetian experience.
  • Glide through Venice’s famed canals on a shared gondola ride
  • Ride a traditional Venetian gondola down the Grand Canal
  • An onboard singer adds to the romantic atmosphere
  • Get a great view of palaces and other landmarks from the water
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Really disappointed

One of the things I wanted to do in Venice is to go on a gondola ride and be serenaded. How disappointing this was. We were not the only ones who felt like this. Not only did we have to wait for ages to find...More

Thank Brisbaneburtons
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Expensive but a Must

A gondola ride is just about a must do with a visit to Venice. Get some good pictures and you are set. Problem is with over 400 gondolas, it can get very crowded and feel like an LA freeway. Best case if you are staying...More

Thank cbrsantafe
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Massive Waste of money

The least romantic gondola ride you could imagine. A group boat filled with a load of tourist talking about Netflix. Bunched together with a hoard of further boats clumsily jammed down the darkest and un appealing canal in Venice, shrouded in scaffolding. If that not...More

1  Thank Buckmaestro2013
Reviewed 1 week ago
Worth it

Trying to get a private gondola ride in Venice is very expensive. This is the next best thing. The singer and accordion player were talented and it was nice addition to the atmosphere. There is about 6 people per boat and they put you in...More

1  Thank Catelin G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
only the view was good

Very rude Not helpful The singer couldn't sing My husband ended up sitting and facing backwards When I tried speaking to the attendant about his inability to turn his neck they were not interested He rode backwards the whole ride on a a wooden plank...More

Thank Angela V
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Kellia H
6 July 2018|
Response from Zarina786 |
Hi can children go on this ride? For example is their an age limit?
3 July 2018|
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Response from Kendall D | Reviewed this property |
The operator took a picture of my confirmation email and we were good to go.
22 June 2018|
Response from Emadul | Reviewed this property |
Yes, why not?
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