Gondola Serenade - Grand Canal and minor canals!

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Try this gondola serenade for a real Venetian experience. Just sit back and relax on a beautiful gondola while being serenaded with traditional Italian songs by an entertaining troupe of local musicians and singers.

On this 30-minute ride along the Grand Canal, you have the opportunity to admire some of Venice’s most beautiful locations, including ancient palaces and splendid bridges, all in the capable hands of an experienced gondolier.

To make an already memorable journey unforgettable, musicians join your flotilla of gondolas. They perform well-known tunes from Italian films and popular culture, infusing their own unique flair into time-honored traditions.

Just click here to see the itinerary and discover some curiosities about the gondola! You will receive this booklet before to get on gondola!


  • Meeting point: Gondoliers landing stage in Campo Santa Maria del Giglio (in front of Gritti Palace). Please be there 15 minutes before the departure time. Go direct to the gondoliers for the check in.
  • Departure time: Every day at 3:30 pm (from november  to march) -  Every day at 6.30 PM and at 7.30 PM (from april to october). Tour does not operate on 20 july 2019 - 1st September 2019 at 6:30 pm - 21th November 2018-2019 - 25th December 2018 -2019 - 1st January 2019 - 2020.
  • Languages: no commentary
  • Reservation: Free sale until the beginning of the tour
  • Duration: aprox. 30 minutes.
  • Inclusion: 30 minutes shared gondola ride - Live music with serenade
  • Price: € 41 per person - Free under 2 years old ONLY if child does not occupy its own seat
  • Cancellation: bookings can be cancelled with no charge up to 24 hours before the service. 


  • This tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities -
  • Tour does not operate in case of exceptionally bad weather (in these cases it can be postponed to the day after otherwise it will be refunded)
  • Comfortable shoes are suggested
  • The tour is not considered private but it is shared with other guests not belonging to the same party
  • Each gondola can guest maximum 6 people; the seat aboard cannot be chosen but will be assigned by the gondolier depending on guests weight
  • The tour group "Gondola Serenade" includes a couple of musicians (a singer + a musician) that will be boarded in one of the gondolas to perform throughout the trip, there is not a couple of musicians on each gondola; to permit all participants to listen the serenade, the musicians will board on a gondola in the centre of the row


Take line #1 and get off at “Santa Maria del Giglio” stop. Once you get off the vaporetto, go straight to the end of the “Calle” and turn right into “Campo Santa Maria del Giglio”. Turn right again back to the waterfront and you will find the Gondola landing stage.

The Gondola landing stage is located in “Campo Santa Maria del Giglio”. Once by the Bell Tower in St. Mark’s Square, leaving the Basilica behind you proceed straight on to the left corner of the Square (near the Correr Museum). Pass the arches and go straight on until you reach Campo San Moisè. Cross the bridge and proceed along the street “Calle XXII Marzo” until you reach “Campo Santa Maria del Giglio”. Once there turn left leaving the Church behind you, go straight on to the waterfront and you will find the Gondola landing stage.



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  • Relaxing gondola ride through scenic waterways
  • Musicians & singers regale you with famous Italian songs
  • Secret hidden canals & spots inaccessible by foot
  • Pre-booking your gondola saves you money & time in line
  • Maximum group size of 6 for a more intimate experience



  1. Campo Santa Maria del Giglio