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Venice Gondola Serenade

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Enjoy cruising down the Grand Canal while a musician serenades you with traditional Italian songs. You will be transported to the medieval era when the rich and famous traversed the canals with a serenade of their own. Admire the shiny lights of the city and the stunning architecture from the water in the quintessential Venetian Gondola Ride!


  • Enjoy skip the line access at the busy gondola queues
  • Explore the canals of the ‘Floating City’ in a gondola ride
  • Enhance the experience with a wonderful musical serenade of traditional Italian songs
  • Upgrade the gondola ride and enjoy a more intimate experience on a private gondola ride
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Why You Shouldn’t Miss This

The elegant flat-bottomed rowboat, the Gondola is the distinctive icon of Venice. Every photograph, story and memory of Venice is bound to have a gondola in it! For centuries, the gondolas were the only means of transport across the numerous canals of the city, becoming a spot for rendezvous both romantic and otherwise.

Today, there are about 400 gondolas which ferry tourists across the city. Their striking black and white striped uniform and aesthetic gondolas form a pretty picture against the charming background of Venice. You will have an authentic Venetian experience on this gondola ride through the canals of Venice and the mellifluous serenade by the musicians and singer on board will just make it an everlasting memory for you!

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Your Experience

Venice, the City of Canals, is one of Italy’s most beautiful destinations. The canals are the lifeline of the city, they helped turn the city into an economic and cultural powerhouse, elevating the city to the status of ‘La Dominante’! You will go on a Gondola ride through the Grand Canal of Venice where life hasn’t changed much for centuries. The stunning buildings with their facades facing the canals have each a story to tell about Venice.

Your experience of Venice from the serene waters of the canal will be heightened with a serenade. Your gondola will be a part of a flotilla of gondolas where one of them will have a singer and musician on board. You can enjoy the pleasant music as you cruise along the canals watching the city pass by. You will cross many spectacular buildings with unique architecture. You will explore the secret canals and go under bridges. The twilight and the city’s lights create a magical time when you can imagine Venice in all its glory!

You can enhance this experience and enjoy a special serenade with just your partner. The private gondola ride is limited to up to 5 persons and you will have your own musician onboard to serenade you with traditional Italian songs that Gondoliers have sung for ages! It will be a once in a lifetime experience that you will never forget.

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  • 30 minutes Gondola Ride
  • Live music with serenade
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  • Entry in the churches of Torcello
  • Food, drinks and any refreshments in the duration of the tour
  • Tips and any other gratuities on the tour
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Know Before You Go

For the Gondola Serenade
From November 2017 to March 2018 – 3:30 PM
From April 2018 to October 2018 – 6:30 PM and 7:30 PM
For the Private Gondola Serenade
Every day – 5:30 PM

Meeting Point
Serenade Tour: Campo Santa Maria del Giglio (in front of The Gritti Palace Hotel)
Private Serenade Tour: Gondoliers private Landing stage in Campo Santo Stefano.

Getting There
By Public Transport
Take the line 1 and get down at the ‘Santa Maria del Giglio’ stop. Now head straight down till the end of the street and then turn right into Campo Santa Maria del Giglio. Here take another right that will turn back to the waterfront and to the gondola landing stage.
By Private Taxi
Ask to be dropped at the Santa Maria del Giglio landing stage. You will be directly on the Campo Santa Maria del Giglio, and the gondola landing stage is on the opposite end of the street.

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Super Flexible Cancellation Policy

You cancel your tickets up to 24 hours prior to departure.

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Out of 5
Very Good
Mable Berry
Reviewed in February, 2018

I really felt that I was in Venice! the Italian music takes your breathe away.

Debbie Rice
Reviewed in February, 2018

Very helpful customer service, appreciate the out of the way assisstance when we double booked by mistake.

Annie Spencer
Reviewed in February, 2018

To make sure this is the ideal romantic getaway for my husband and me, i booked this Gondola Serenade way in advance online from Headout. It was so hassle free and the ride was just speechless

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How to Use Your Tickets

You will get an email confirmation once you complete your booking and payment. You can show the mobile voucher at the meeting point. You need not print out the tickets.

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Campo Santa Maria del Giglio (in front of The Gritti Palace), Venice

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