Venice Gondola Ride and Serenade

Waft by the beautiful sights of Venice on a 35-minute shared gondola ride and enjoy a serenade, too. Select an afternoon or evening trip, be welcomed aboard your six-passenger gondola by a traditionally dressed gondolier, and set off in a group of around eight gondolas, with a singer aboard one of the boats. Admire the Rialto Bridge, Palazzo Barberino and other romantic landmarks as your flotilla navigates the Grand Canal and smaller waterways, and soak up the dulcet melodies from the flotilla’s singer along the way!

What You Can Expect

Enjoy a shared gondola ride and serenade on the Venetian waterways
Enjoy a shared gondola ride and serenade on the Venetian waterways

Choose from one of four start times when you book and, on the day, make your own way to the gondola pier near Santa Maria del Giglio Square in central Venice.

When you’re ready, be shown onto your shared gondola by a traditionally dressed gondolier. Each gondola seats six people, and your craft will be just one of a group of around eight gondolas that will cruise the canals together as a flotilla. A singer will board one of the gondolas in the flotilla and will serenade your group of shared gondolas as you waft along the waters.

Sit back on your seat and soak up the gorgeous scenes as your gondola bobs along some of Venice’s prettiest waterways. Dip into romantic side canals and drift along a stretch of the Grand Canal past exquisite mansions and landmarks such as the Palazzo Barberino.

Enjoy the dulcet tones and melodies of the singer traveling with your flotilla as the notes drift through the air around your gondola. Lose yourself in the Italian songs as you watch for top Venice attractions including the Peggy Guggenheim Collection museum and the Rialto, the stunning marble bridge designed by one of the finest Italian architects of the 16th century – Anthony da Ponte.

After around 35 minutes of gliding along and around the Grand Canal, return to the start pier where your gondola ride finishes.

Days of Service




  • Shared gondola ride in a flotilla of gondolas (approx. 35 minutes)
  • Serenade from singer aboard one of flotilla gondolas


  • Guide
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Voucher Information

You must present a paper voucher for this tour. We will email a link to access and print your voucher at the Lead Travelers email address.

Schedule and Pricing

Departure Point

Veneto and Venice


35 minutes

Return Details

Returns to original departure point


Refunds, when possible, must be requested at least 4 business days prior to the travel date. Refunds are subject to a 7% administration fee. The Rail Protection Plan™ does not apply.

Note: Tours may be delayed or run late. Please plan accordingly.

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Customer Reviews

Chris and Dave

October 2015

Wonderful experience!! The Gondoliers and Musicians were amazing. Venice is a beautiful place to say the least. This tour truly gave an unforgettable experience with sights from a completely different point of view.

Thank you so much,
David Forbes and Family

Peter S

September 2015

It was our 30th wedding anniversary. I mean this is the quintessential Venice experience right? It was great! It would have been nicer if it was just the 2 of us on the gondola but it was fantastic nonetheless. The artists did not disappoint. So much fun, so corny, so romantic!

Agnes Y

September 2015

So romantic! I bought this package as my husband birthday present and we enjoyed it so much!

David S

September 2015

Thank you for this amazing experience! We'll never forget our romantic gondola ride with beautiful Italian songs... We got lucky - got the love seat, and the musicians were in our gondola. Unforgettable!

keith g

September 2015

Everything we expected and more

Sahil D

September 2015

Good ride through Venice canals

Cherry W

September 2015

Gondola ride excellent and we were lucky enough to have the singer on our gondola. Would recommend the ride.


September 2015

Highlight of the trip! We were serenaded through the canals of venice, fortunate enough to have the musician and singer in our Gondola. Highly recommend this trip. Wonderful friendly staff and a great unforgettable experience.

Karen A

September 2015

this was so much fun, really felt like we had the Venice experience

Mirian M

September 2015

Excellent time, fun, beautiful cenary.

Martha D

September 2015

Great tour!

Carole S

September 2015

Fantastic. Everything I hoped it would be.

Suzanne B

August 2015

Just fabulous!Everyone needs to do it when in Venice!

Michael L

August 2015

It a must do, very cost effective way to do the gondola ride with music and singing


August 2015

The gondola ride was the highlight of my stay in Venice! Definitely worth doing. We scored the lover's seat and the singer in our boat. There are usually 5-6 gondolas sailing around together. Felt very, very special. Do this tour as close to sunset as possible! Then go have gelato at Groms.


August 2015

The best tour ever, we'll do it again, aviator is very well represented.

Kristen L

August 2015

This was a beautiful evening with an amazing accordion player and singer. We were fortunate to have the musicians in our boat and our gondola driver was whistling and singing along. As we did the evening tour, the sun was creating a beautiful sky. With some time on the large canal and some on the smaller, side canals, we had a wonderful ride.

Kay P

August 2015

We had 1 gondola with a singer and accordion player, and about 6 other gondolas. Each gondola carried 6 persons. The singer was very good, we had a good time.

Ayaa R

August 2015


Simon D

August 2015

Wonderful experience made sweeter by us being fortunate and getting the king and queen seats, the serenading was perfect and just a shame it was only 35 minutes

Amreta V

July 2015

One of the highlights of Venice.

Claire A

July 2015

Magical for our 10th wedding anniversary! We were so lucky to have the singer in our boat! Beautiful atmosphere through the whole boat ride. Very well organised and a must if this is your first time in Venice like us. Well worth it - so glad we did it.

Debra l

July 2015

Very nice for the price. If you are looking for something romantic or special pay more money and get a smaller group. If you just want to experience it and enjoy other people this is the way to go.

Brian H

July 2015

Overall a cheap alternative to taking a Gondola ride on the side of one of the canals. The music was great and the trip lasted about 45 minutes. Great scenery and out boat only had 2 other people in it. If you are looking for romantic however this is not the option for you, although my wife and I both enjoyed it. If you are looking to check a gondola ride off your bucket list this is it.