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Address: 1 Citizens Plz, Providence, RI 02903
Phone Number: 401 421 8877
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Description: 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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Our La Gondola Providence X-Perience

My friends and I (three of us) came to Providence to celebrate a birthday. Cruising in a gondola was on the birthday ladies bucket list. Her birthday was on Saturday, May 23... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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New York City, New York
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64 reviews 64 reviews
6 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

My friends and I (three of us) came to Providence to celebrate a birthday. Cruising in a gondola was on the birthday ladies bucket list. Her birthday was on Saturday, May 23, 2015. Ivano & Daniela was spectacular, Ivano sang “Happy Birthday” in Italian to my friend on her birthday. Daniela played the accordion with such harmony. The acoustics in... More 

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New Hampshire
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This came together seamlessly. Online booking was simple and there was a gondola available on a Waterfire Saturday, complete with mandolin player. The bonus that wasn't expected was the absolutely gorgeous sound of Luciano's arias resonating through the tunnels. We were impressed by the caliber of musical ability and willingness to share his gorgeous voice with us. We were truly... More 

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Cranston, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Everything from the purchase, the planning of it, to the actual ride was so easy and enjoyable.. The champagne, biscuits, chocolates were great.. Can't say enough good things..

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LaGondolaProv, Owner at La Gondola, responded to this review

Dear Boris S, Thank you very much for taking the time to post this review, and I am very happy that you were pleased not just with the trip but the entire process. We strive to provide an experience from booking to leaving the dock and beyond that leaves people completely satisfied, and hopefully looking forward to coming back again.... More 

New England
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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We took some out of state visitors on this canal tour of Providence. It was gorgeous and fun and the singing was fantastic as well as the snacks. Our guests loved it and so did me. customer service was fantastic. I only wish it was longer. I would buy again.

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LaGondolaProv, Owner at La Gondola, responded to this review

Dear KelseyGernert, Thank you so much for bringing along your friends, and for posting this review of us. We all strive to provide a trip that is unique to whatever group of people we have on board, be they out-of-state visitors looking for as much information as they can learn about Providence, or a couple celebrating an occasion from a... More 

Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015 via mobile

What a fabulous evening! We brought the wine and they provided glasses and biscuits. It is a wonderful way to tour Providence and we too had Marcello as our guide. He was very charming, knowledgeable and what a voice. In one of the tunnels the acoustics were just incredible. I think I would be disappointed in Italy!

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LaGondolaProv, Owner at La Gondola, responded to this review

Dear ljd7biker, It was an absolute pleasure having you on board, and I am thrilled that you enjoyed the trip so much! For those who might read this review, there is one section on the river where if the tide is low enough, we can sneak into a block-long tunnel. We can only do it at certain times of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015 via mobile

went on Saturday around noon it was really nice. the guide was very nice and entertaining. they give you wine biscuits that are so good. we all had a great time. i would def recommend this for anyone.

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LaGondolaProv, Owner at La Gondola, responded to this review

Dear uniqueliz, Thank you so much for posting this review, and I will definitely pass on your compliments to Maria, one of our accordion players, who also runs an Italian deli just outside the city - she makes all of our wine biscuits, and believe me, we think they are delicious too! She uses her grandmother's recipe, and the gondoliers... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

My wife and I planned the gondola experience as part our weekend getaway. We only live about 30 minutes away but Providence is always a fun destination for us. The ride on the gondola was completely amazing! Our gondolier, Rosario, was fantastic. He provided us with all sorts of historical bits about the city, the river and the gondola itself.... More 

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LaGondolaProv, Owner at La Gondola, responded to this review

Dear SurferfromMA, Thank you so much for writing this review, and I will certainly pass on your compliments to Rosario. When it comes to our very talented group of gondoliers, I can think of a number of superlatives to describe them as well, and I truly feel that each of them has a particular knack for giving a great trip... More 

Florida
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

My co-workers and I ventured on LaGondola and were awed by the experience provided by Marcello! Every detail was attended to and the singing was incredible! Highly recommend! We will be booking Marcello for sure in September!

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LaGondolaProv, Owner at La Gondola, responded to this review

Dear harleydee; Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review; I truly appreciate it, as well as the compassion that you all show even for people you have just met. It was a pleasure having all of you on board, and I will thoroughly look forward to seeing you again in September; safe travels and see... More 

New York City, New York
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51 reviews 51 reviews
13 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We saw water and promised the kids a boatrides. We had the gondola just fit the four of us. It was a fun experience. And when we wNt under the tunnel the go dealer sang. The go dealer was knowledgable and vase a good recitation of the history of the sights. It was definately worth doing.

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LaGondolaProv, Owner at La Gondola, responded to this review

Dear NYAbby2014, Thank you very much for posting this review; I greatly appreciate you taking the time to do so, and I am happy that you chose to take the trip as a family. One of the things that we stress here at La Gondola is that the trip is tailored to the party that we have on board. As... More 

Lexington, KY
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42 reviews 42 reviews
7 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

For a truly unusual and comfortable tour of the city, try a gondola cruise! La Gondola has authentic gondolas and gondoliers which cruise the river, offering a tour and even Italian songs! You can read a more detailed review on our travel blog here: http://www.wanderlustwonder.com/2014/10/28/our-first-gondola-tour-with-la-gondola/

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LaGondolaProv, Owner at La Gondola, responded to this review

Dear kentuckygal53, Thank you very much for posting this review; it was such a pleasure meeting you too, and I also appreciate the article. Once I figure out how to link it to the website, it will be proudly placed on our media page. I like that you mention "comfortable" when it comes to the tour, as I generally do... More 

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