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La Gondola

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Address: 1 Citizens Plz, Providence, RI 02903-1344
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+1 401-421-8877
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Experience Providence from a new perspective! Benvenuto! We invite you to...

Experience Providence from a new perspective! Benvenuto! We invite you to revel in the sights of the City from a unique vantage point that captures the heart of Providence. Enjoy an excursion along the Woonasquatucket and Providence Rivers and witness the revitalization of the City, river walks, and waterfront parks. Whether you are celebrating an anniversary or birthday, looking to propose to that special someone, or just on a vacation to the city, a gondola trip is a great way to make your visit to Providence memorable and unique. La Gondola operates three authentic Venetian gondolas along the Providence Riverwalk, accommodating up to six passengers at a time on each gondola. Reservations are highly recommended and are always exclusive to your party. We are open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Our season is from 1 May to 31 October, and of course trips are always subject to availability and the weather. La Gondola Providence: For Lovers, For Families, For Everyone.

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Wonderful romantic ride

We enjoyed a 45 minute ride with a gondola driver and mandolin player. They encourage you to bring food and drinks, provide wine glasses (and will chill the wine for you) in... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Boston, Massachusetts
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142 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed a 45 minute ride with a gondola driver and mandolin player. They encourage you to bring food and drinks, provide wine glasses (and will chill the wine for you) in addition to wine biscuits, which sound awful but taste incredible. The ride is beautiful and the gondolier knowledgeable. Well worth the money for a special occasion or a... More 

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2 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Live in Virginia and visited Providence for the first time and what a great way to see the city. Customer service was great!- they called us to schedule an earlier slot b/c of the unfavorable weather forecast for the next day. Marcelo was the perfect host/rower as was his brother--all around great guys. The trip included beautiful sights and historical... More 

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Thank Suzanne R
LaGondolaProv, Front Office Manager at La Gondola, responded to this review

Dear Suzanne R, Thank you so very much for this terrific review. I am thrilled that we were able to move your reservation to a day with better weather and that you had such a wonderful time during your trip. To those who may be reading this review, we always try to keep an eye on the upcoming weather forecasts.... More 

Boston
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20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Celebrating my husband's birthday with the family and the employees of La Gondola were so accommodating in letting us take 2 gondolas at the same time and made sure that we connected throughout the tour even though it was very windy and made it more difficult for the oars men to control the boats and keep us together -- my... More 

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LaGondolaProv, Front Office Manager at La Gondola, responded to this review

Dear Leebake, I hope your husband had a wonderful birthday! I am delighted that your family enjoyed their time on our gondolas. Thank you for taking the time to write us this review. To those who may be reading this review, our gondolas can each hold up to 6 passengers. If you have a party of more than 6 people,... More 

Abington, Massachusetts
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great people, Great time, Great history, Great music, Great scenery. All around great. My actual trip was booked for April 15th but we needed to reschedule twice due to either the weather or other obligations. Marcelo was very accommodating and nice. He teaches all the other rowers (sorry can't think of the name) the history of the river and the... More 

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LaGondolaProv, Front Office Manager at La Gondola, responded to this review

Dear melvel05, Thank you for your terrific review. I am so glad that you were finally able to take your trip and had a great experience while on board. For future reference the person who rows the gondola is called the gondolier. To those who may be reading this review, all of our gondoliers will sing some songs in Italian... More 

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Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

I loved my experience and time on the Gondola it was very exciting and breathtaking i loved the scenery the singing, wine etc

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LaGondolaProv, Front Office Manager at La Gondola, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for writing us this review. I am delighted that you enjoyed your time with us on the gondolas. I hope that you will join us on the water again soon. Grazie, Erika Office Manager La Gondola More 

Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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23 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

We took an impromptu "mini moon" to New England immediately after our wedding and called La Gondola last minute. It was raining but Marcello WAITED FOR US under a bridge until we arrived. It stopped raining and he gave us a ride we will remember for the rest of our lives. He sang us the song he sang to his... More 

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LaGondolaProv, Front Office Manager at La Gondola, responded to this review

Dear 208bbrittannib, Thank you so very much for your review. I am delighted to hear that the rain stopped long enough for you to enjoy a trip with us. I hope that the rest of your "mini moon" was just as wonderful. To those who may be reading this review, if it does happen to be raining at the time... More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

My mom and I came into Providence for a conference and decided to stay a few extra days to see the city. A friend in the area recommended the gondola tour. I'm so glad we did it! It was such a unique and relaxing experience. I would recommend it to anyone, whether couples, families or someone traveling solo.

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Thank myasmom609
LaGondolaProv, Front Office Manager at La Gondola, responded to this review

Dear myasmom609, Thank you so very much for your review. I am delighted that you and your mom enjoyed your time on board with us. I hope you had a great time seeing the rest of what Providence has to offer as well. To those who may be reading this review, we offer trips that are great for couples, families,... More 

Hartford, Connecticut
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76 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Our family of 3 ventured on this short and sweet gondola ride. Our tour guide wasn't very talkative but he did sing us a few tunes which made the rest of the quiet trip uncomfortable. Other rides passing by had talkative guides. I would highly recommend you call and ask for someone knowledgeable about the history of the city. The... More 

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LaGondolaProv, Owner at La Gondola, responded to this review

Dear daybout; Thank you very much for this review and feedback. I think there must have been a miscommunication, as every one of the gondoliers is quite knowledgeable when it comes to the sights along the river and general history of the city. I do tell the gondoliers to take their cues from each group that they have on board,... More 

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Reviewed 1 December 2016

We enjoyed a beautiful time on the water with Marcello as our gondolier. He has such a nice voice as he serenaded us under the bridges. We took our son out for a surprise lunch as part of Parents' Weekend at Providence College and he loved it. We all loved it. Bring your own picnic and enjoy the ride. 5... More 

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Thank Lynn S
LaGondolaProv, Front Office Manager at La Gondola, responded to this review

Dear Lynn S, I am delighted that you and your family had a great time aboard one of our gondolas. Thank you for writing us this lovely review. It sounds like it was the perfect surprise. To those who may be reading this review, we supply an ice bucket, glasses, a bottle opener, and handmade Italian wine biscuits. You can... More 

Dallas, Texas
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21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Marcello was a fantastic host! The fall foliage on the canal was beautiful and he did a great job explaining the history of the area along the canal. All the special touches were attended to and Zukko did a great job on the guitar. It was an overall relaxing, unique experience.

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LaGondolaProv, Front Office Manager at La Gondola, responded to this review

Dear cantwaittogoagain, Thank you for this wonderful review. I am so glad that you enjoyed your experience with us. Also thank you for adding your terriffic photos. I will be sure to pass along your lovely compliments to Marcello and Succo. I hope that you will join us for another trip on one of our gondolas in the future. Grazie,... More 

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