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Nola Gondola

City Park, New Orleans, LA
504-450-4400
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Ranked #33 of 172 activities in New Orleans
Type: Boat Tours
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Richmond, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

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
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19 helpful votes 19 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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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
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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 attraction reviews
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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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IceGurlie
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78 reviews 78 reviews
24 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Killeen, Texas, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014 via mobile

Great! Went at sunset for our 12 year anniversary and I must say it was great! Very comfortable and beautiful. I love the personal touches. Kisses under bridges, confessing our love under a bridge in chalk, the scenery, everything!! Our gondolier was great! He made us feel very comfortable. I won't tell all. You have to experience for yourself. Can't... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We had the gentleman who owns NOLA Gondola & he took us on a ride in city park. We have an annual girls trip every year to NOLA from Ohio. This was the first time we didn't take the plantation tours & did this ride instead. There was 3 of us, we split the cost 3 ways, $35 a piece.... More

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Pontypridd, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

I must admit, upon finding out about this I was a little dubious. Assuaged by tripadvisor reviews I booked anyway as a surpise for my wife and I. Couldn't be happier that I did. From start to finish an excellent experience, incredibly romantic and just not something you'd expect to find in New Orleans. My wife loved it and we... More

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