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Nola Gondola

City Park, New Orleans, LA
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Ranked #31 of 178 Activities in New Orleans
Type: Boat Tours
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Miami, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Robert the owner is very patient and helpful before and during your entire experience. The ride is magical. Highly recommend going at sunset.

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Bradford, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

My boyfriend surprised me by taking me on the Gondola, big surprise in itself as I certainly wasn't expecting to see a Gondola in New Orleans, it was beautiful, tranquil, very romantic, Boris and Natasha a pair of black swans were beautiful to see, then my lovely romantic boyfriend proposed, on one knee with a gorgeous ring - I said... More

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Austin, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

What a different side of the city. A quiet and relaxing rise under bridges, around a lake, with a great guide on a beautiful gondola. Big thumbs up, well worth it for either a romantic rise for a couple or for families with young kids.

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Richmond, Texas
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This ride was awesome I lucked up by getting this booked because someone cancelled. Robert the owner returned my call after I had left a message to see about possible vacancies. As soon as he called I booked the 8pm ride. I and my wife arrived to this wonderful gondola and soft music playing. We were greeted by Robert himself... More

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McKinney, Texas
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This was a surprise for a birthday, and we went at sunset...all I can say is, "WOW"! Robert, the gondola owner, told us about the history of the gondola, how he had it built in Italy and brought it over, all while listening to Andrea Bocelli and drinking champagne (you can bring your own champagne, he provides glasses and the... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

The gondola was beautiful and the driver efficient. It was super hot and the driver gave us a big umbrella to provide shade. He also provided cheese and crackers and you could bring wine or another beverage that could be chilled in his ice container. It was a beautiful tour of New Orleans City Park.

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Chicago, Illinois
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We got there early and Robert had everything set up already. He's very nice and takes great care of his Gondola. The ride around the park is amazing as well; we got a great view of the sculpture garden and a lot of insight into the history of the park and the wildlife that lives there. Robert really knows his... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I surprised my husband with this on our first night in Nola. I booked the 7p slot, grabbed a bottle of wine, and told the cabbie to drop us at the Museum of Art. He still had no clue as we walked along the jog loop, smiling at kids and families on bikes, enjoying the lake. Soon we arrived at... More

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Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
24 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We were in town for our 5th wedding anniversary. Originally we had wanted to go to Italy this year but weren't able to make it happen. When I saw this activity on Trip Advisor, I knew we had to do it, since it would be the next best thing to the canals in Venice. We booked the 7:00 pm sunset... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

I wanted to surprise my daughter on her 17th birthday with something fun and unique. She loves anything "Venice/Italian". This is a real, authentic gondola. The ride was beautiful. We saw lots of wildlife - birds, a small alligator, two white swans and turtles but the highlight was a beautiful black swan that followed our gondola for a while. The... More

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