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Gondola Adventures

357 West Fork, Irving, TX 75039
855-466-3652
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Ranked #2 of 12 Activities in Irving
Type: Tours, Adventure
Owner description: Gondola Adventures, Inc. provides private, romantic gondola cruises on Lake Carolyn and the...
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Type: Tours, Adventure
Owner description: Gondola Adventures, Inc. provides private, romantic gondola cruises on Lake Carolyn and the Mandalay Canals in Irving (Las Colinas). Conveniently located close to both Dallas and Ft. Worth, this romantic experience for couples comes with chocolates and a beverage; we also offer lunch, dinner, appetizer, and dessert cruises. We can accommodate couples or small groups for all types of special events.

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Plano, Texas
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Wow! never thought that i would be getting a Venice like feeling that too in Dallas region.My beautiful wife gave me an indelible surprise & a moment to cherish on the occasion of our 2nd Marriage Anniversary.She had booked the gondola a day in advance & we went on a canopy like gondola.The gondolier(Tyson) was extremely friendly & gave us... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Thank you for making our 20th anniversary night a night to remember for years to come. Surprised my wife with this to end our anniversary day as romantically as possible. Could not have been better. Julian our gondolier was friendly and sang for us as we traveled through the canal and on the lake. Thanks Gondola Adventures for a fantastic... More 

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Dallas, Texas
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

Last night I surprised my husband with a gondola adventure ride for our 5 year anniversary! We got married at the Marriott in Las Colinas so our gondola drive, Jimmy, picked us up from the dock at the back of the Marriott! Jimmy was wonderful- very nice man with a wonderful voice! He picked us up from the Marriott and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013 via mobile

I found Gondola Adventures while searching Trip Advisor for local things to do. After reading the reviews and checking the website, I discretely booked a cruise for my wife's birthday. I upgraded my cruise to include flowers, a message in a bottle, and a serenading gongolier. Brandon, our gondolier, was affable, knowledgeable, and had a beautiful voice. My wife was... More 

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GondolaAdv, Manager at Gondola Adventures, responded to this review

We are glad your wife enjoyed her birthday surprise! Thank you for cruising with us. More 

Illinois
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

We booked a cruise for our mothers 80th birthday. She was pleasantly surprised and the gondola driver was friendly and a wonderful singer! There were 3 of us on the cruise so while a lot of the reviews point out how romantic the cruise is- it is good for families too). The cruise itself was wonderful and fun. Great way... More 

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GondolaAdv, Manager at Gondola Adventures, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I’m so sorry your bottle message got mixed up. We had a customer send in a last-minute bottle message that day and the gondolier grabbed the wrong one. Typically, they are made well in advance and labeled very carefully so things like this don’t happen, but because the one after yours was last-minute, it wasn’t... More 

Denver, Colorado
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37 reviews 37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Went with my lady friend on the gondola ride and it was great! Perfect for couples. Very romantic. Also we went early in the day during the heat of the day but we had the covered gondola and there was a breeze so it was still comfortable and a beautiful experience. Highly recommended! You can't go wrong with this as... More 

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GondolaAdv, Manager at Gondola Adventures, responded to this review

Thank you for your review - we love creating perfect moments! Our guests (and our gondoliers) are happy to have the canopy option in Texas in the summer :-) More 

Amarillo, Texas
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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

For our anniversary, I took my wife to a little Italian Cafe in Los Colinas, then we walked over to the Omni Hotel. Behind it on the little lake, a gondola rounded the corner, and she asked, "what is that?" I told her it was coming for us, and she could not believe it. What a wonderful, romantic cruise on... More 

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GondolaAdv, Manager at Gondola Adventures, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review. We love making surprises special. Happy Anniversary! More 

dallas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

I just wanted to thank you guys for making it so perfect and wonderful. I was proposing to my girlfriend and it all worked out amazingly well, thanks to your hospitality. Our gondolier John, was simply the best. He sang beautiful songs and made sure everything was done perfectly. You have a real asset in him conducting these cruises, he... More 

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elisammohr, Manager at Gondola Adventures, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and for entrusting your special day to us -- and congratulations on your engagement! We are happy to have been a part of creating a perfect memory. More 

Austin, Texas
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

My husband and I enjoyed our Gondola cruise at sunset and enjoyed the sparkling apple cider and chocolate truffels. The songs the Gondalier sang were absolutely beautiful and the dozen of roses my husband requested from them for me were gorgeous!

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Wichita, Kansas
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56 reviews 56 reviews
14 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2011

My challenge: Plan a date night in advance of our trip to Texas and keep it a surprise. I had saw the gondola rides mentioned in the Omni website as I booked the room for our vacation and it seemed like a perfect plan for a romantic night. I booked it for 7:45 to avoid the extreme heat yet still... More 

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