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Private Tour: Venice Gondola Ride with Serenade provided by Bucintoro Viaggi S.r.l.

Private Tour: Venice Gondola Ride with Serenade

Private Tour: Venice Gondola Ride with Serenade
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
35m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    35m
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Soak up the romance of Venice on a 35-minute private gondola ride! The elegant gondola boat seats between 2 and 3 people, meaning it’s a perfect intimate experience for just you and your special someone, or a small family group. As your gondolier serenades you with Italian songs and punts you around the canals, look out at Venice’s elegant palaces, buildings and boats. Your route includes the captivating Grand Canal as well as several atmospheric side canals.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 35m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • Gondolas have been used to navigate Venice’s watery ways for more than 1,500 years and are still locally handcrafted using time-honored methods. Your romantic journey aboard one of these traditional vessels begins at Campo San Luca in central Venice, where you’ll board a private gondola and meet your friendly gondolier. Choose from an afternoon or evening departure to suit your schedule. Relax into the comfortable seats as your standing gondolier skillfully navigates the famed Grand Canal. Soak up the passing scenery of Gothic palaces and historic homes as you glide beneath stone bridges and into the quieter canals of Venice’s backstreets. To add to the enchanting atmosphere, an on-board singer and musician (or, in some cases, your gondolier) will serenade you with a selection of Italian ballads. Musicians are usually guitarists or accordion players. After 35 memorable minutes, say farewell to your gondolier back at the original departure point and continue on your own Venetian adventure with amore in your heart. Price listed is per person based on four passengers per boat.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 35m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Gondolas have been used to navigate Venice’s watery ways for more than 1,500 years and are still locally handcrafted using time-honored methods. Your romantic journey aboard one of these traditional vessels begins at Campo San Luca in central Venice, where you’ll board a private gondola and meet your friendly gondolier. Choose from an afternoon or evening departure to suit your schedule. Relax into the comfortable seats as your standing gondolier skillfully navigates the famed Grand Canal. Soak up the passing scenery of Gothic palaces and historic homes as you glide beneath stone bridges and into the quieter canals of Venice’s backstreets. To add to the enchanting atmosphere, an on-board singer and musician (or, in some cases, your gondolier) will serenade you with a selection of Italian ballads. Musicians are usually guitarists or accordion players. After 35 memorable minutes, say farewell to your gondolier back at the original departure point and continue on your own Venetian adventure with amore in your heart. Price listed is per person based on four passengers per boat.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 2495ABTOUR3P
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Experienced and licensed local gondolier
  • Private gondola ride
  • Serenade
Exclusions
  • Guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
35m
Departure details
  • Alilaguna & Bucintoro Viaggi, Riva degli Schiavoni, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy Departure point: Alilaguna ticket office, situated in the royal gardens in Saint Mark'square
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Each gondola can take 2, 3 people, with a minimum of 2 per gondola
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Experienced and licensed local gondolier
  • Private gondola ride
  • Serenade
Exclusions
  • Guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • Alilaguna & Bucintoro Viaggi, Riva degli Schiavoni, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy Departure point: Alilaguna ticket office, situated in the royal gardens in Saint Mark'square
Duration
35m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Each gondola can take 2, 3 people, with a minimum of 2 per gondola
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Alilaguna & Bucintoro Viaggi
    Riva degli Schiavoni, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
    Departure point: Alilaguna ticket office, situated in the royal gardens in Saint Mark'square
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Gondola Station - Santa Maria del Giglio
    Canal Grande
    Peggy Guggenheim Collection
    Ponte dell'Accademia
    Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute
    Palazzo Barbarigo Minotto
  • You'll return to the starting point
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alvargas
Roswell, GA5 contributions
Aug 2021 • Friends
Went to departure point and nobody there called Viator and they could not help . Had to pay for another gondola and I am requesting refund .
Written 22 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Sheng Z
4 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
With many Gondola ride choices available, I find this one is very unique. You have musician riding with you. The singer will sing beautiful songs while we are enjoying the ride. As we arrived early than the time we originally booked, they helped to move the ride to 45 minutes earlier so that we can ride with sunset.
Written 10 January 2020
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McGregors
2 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
We had such an excellent time! Yes it is slightly corny and touristy, but the music as you navigate the canals at night is simply amazing! Definitely one of our most memorable experiences to date!
Written 28 December 2019
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moreenlewis
Grays Thurrock, UK2 contributions
Aug 2019 • Couples
Although pricey we got 15% off with trip advisor and shared the cost between the four of us. We had looked forward to this gondola ride for months and it didn’t let us down. We had picked some songs to request, but that all went out of the window as the musicians started their set. The singers Voice was fantastic and their choice of songs was perfect. The guitarist was so talented and played a beautiful version of. ‘Lara’s theme’ from Dr Zhivago. They sang played and chatted to us throughout our ride. People on the bridges waved and clapped as we went past. The Gondolier was a real gentleman and expertly helped us on an off the Gondola. This ride far exceeded our expectations and I would highly recommend it, as it really was the highlight of our holiday.
Written 1 August 2019
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Momof3intx2019
7 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
Just got back from Venice for my 50th birthday celebration. This tour exceeded my expectations. Dana, the singer has a very powerful voice . She was fun and interactive . The accordion player was very talented. This tour is a little expensive but truly worth it for the entire unforgettable experience which was enjoyed by the entire family and that included my husband and 2 teenage boys. Do not hesitate.
Written 15 July 2019
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Steven K
Rydal, PA7 contributions
It was a nice night for a gondola ride and my wife and I and our 18 year old twins has a wonderful time. Music was charming and set the scene as we traveled through the small canals of Venice. Well worthb it, considering it is the thing to do, to gain a unique perspective of life in Venice in the 1500's. Try to block out the rest of the tourists snapping photos of your group. Only complaint, a little short.
Written 13 July 2019
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Shawnc
5 contributions
Mar 2019 • Family
We absolutely loved our sunset gondola tour through Venice’s charming canals. Yes, it’s touristy. Yes, some of the canals are smelly. Yes, there are lots of other people in other canals. But ... to be serenaded as you glide through Venice’s waterways is truly magical. Our singer and accompanying accordionist were fantastic!. Go at sunset for spectacular views.
Written 6 June 2019
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Renee L
Martinez, CA78 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
This was an unbelievably AMAZING experience and our favorite Venetian booking. Yes, it's A LOT of money... however, I promise you won't be disappointed. The private gondola ride with serenade was worth every penny. The accordion player was fantastic and the vocalist (male tenor) had a voice like Andrea Bocelli! Every nearby gondola videotaped our entertainers and groups gathered on bridges to get a glimpse of the amazing performers. My husband was blown away and so happy I had arranged this for our last night (at sunset). It was the perfect way to end our honeymoon stay in Venice. Highly, highly recommended.
Written 22 September 2018
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Adriana L
2 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
We were so excited for this ride and planned many things around it as well as had something special planned during it. We showed up to the meeting point 1 minute past 7:30 after getting lost. I called the contact number, emergency number, and guide number multiple times on our way to try to inform the company and NO ONE ANSWERED any of the numbers that they provided. We waited outside the travel agency for half an hour, which of course was closed. No one from the company even tried to contact me. And all other boats for the evening were sold out. So we left Venice without this experience.
Written 9 July 2018
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davidjohnflavell
Southampton, UK51 contributions
Sep 2017
A lovely romantic activity with the woman I love. We took this gondola trip at night adding to the atmosphere. A bit pricey but worth it.
Written 4 June 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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468rochelles
468rochelles
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Mostly satisfied
The gondola ride was great! The driver answered questions and was kind. The place was very difficult to find which
stuart t
stuart t
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A must for walking and gondola
The information on Venice and its highlights like St Marks Square. The towers and not to walk between them and the
596laml
596laml
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Good experience
We had a rough start as we could not find our meeting point. Once we arrived and started, a couple of the radios
Arne E
Arne E
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Get to know Venice!
Wonderful tour! An excellent introduction to beautiful Venice, with it’s narrow pathways and many bridges. A city s
Looloo198
Looloo198
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Walk not included
I bought this as a gift for my daughter and her boyfriend. I was extremely saddened to hear hay the experience only
maryfQ144EL
maryfQ144EL
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Bad experience
It said the tour started at 11:00 and we arrived at 10:40 to be told it had left at 10:30. They sent us to get the
SandraK1743
SandraK1743
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Fab trip . Definitely recommend.
Fantastic afternoon trip . We loved the difference of all the islands . Definitely recommend this trip to anyone wa
louisef431
louisef431
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Lively; interesting for teenagers
Marina, our guide, was great. Lots of contemporary details about Venice and great historical facts. brought Saint M
Anonymom2405
Anonymom2405
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Worth it for lazy travelers who don’t want to plan, but probably better to DIY if you are self-motivated
It’s possible to visit the islands on our own via the public water bus, but this tour makes it idiot proof. In exc
Dana A
Dana A
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Good for the money, but was left stranded.
Pros: We got to learn some fun facts about the area and it was nice to have time to look around and shop on the isl
jessmortimer97
jessmortimer97
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Would recommend to everyone!
The islands were absolutely stunning! Especially Burano, they definitely saved the best until last. We had about 45
larryR2498KP
larryR2498KP
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Excellent tour, well worth it.
We had an excellent experience. Our guide was very personable, entertaining, and knowledgeable. The tour was the pe
elisar162
elisar162
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Great excursion
Excellent trip, easy to book and very well organised. The guide was very knowledgeable and helpful, the whole famil
Roving55602284396
Roving55602284396
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Too fast-paced for me
For me, I felt like you see too much in 5 hours. An hour per island means you have time for a quick peek & some ph
conorh
conorh
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Rushed
Pretty poor experience. Acoustics so poor on the boat that you couldn’t hear the guide. Way to short in each loca
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