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Private Tour: Venice Gondola Ride with Serenade

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    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.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Bucintoro Viaggi, Calle de S. Luca, 4267/C, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Experienced and licensed local gondolier
    • Private gondola ride
    • Serenade
    • Guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 12 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    • Each gondola can take 2, 3 or 4 people, with a minimum of 2 per gondola
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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