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Address: 1 Citizens Plz, Providence, RI 02903
Phone Number: 401 421 8877
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10:00 am - 10:15 pm
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Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 10:15 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 11:30 pm

Experience Providence from a new perspective! Benvenuto! We invite you...

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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Totally worth it ! We did the sunset gondola ride during Waterfire . Could not be happier with the experience. Our Gondolier, "Rafael" was wonderful. This company is very customer... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Palm Harbor
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Palm Harbor
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Totally worth it ! We did the sunset gondola ride during Waterfire . Could not be happier with the experience. Our Gondolier, "Rafael" was wonderful. This company is very customer oriented. They aim to please and succeed in every way. The boat was pretty and very clean. The wine biscuits were a really nice treat. Fresh and delicious ! Everything... More 

Thank ElisaandPaul2013
Macon, Georgia
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Marcello did an outstanding job for celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary. We initiated booking the event over the phone and finalized it online. Both were very helpful. I opted for the accordion option and having a National Champion provide our music was phenomenal. The owner was our actual gondolier and he was amazing. This was a great way to start... More 

Thank Steve S
Cleveland, Ohio
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

We were at Family Weekend for Brown University and wanted to do something unique in Providence (with our 2 children ages 21 and 18) so we decided on La Gondola. We chose the Viaggio dei Sogni, or "Trip of Dreams," (basic trip package) at a cost of $129 for four people (we also tipped the gondolier $30). The trip lasted... More 

Thank Shoc369
New York City, New York
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

We just finished a sunset gondola ride with Marcello. We're from NYC and are visiting Rhode Island for an extended weekend. With only one night in Providence, this really was the best way to spend it. It was chilly but we dressed warmly and blankets were provided so we were comfortable. We enjoyed our favorite bottle of wine while having... More 

Thank Jenny C
Boston, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

We took the Viaggio Della Dolce Vita tour and opted for a Mandolin player to accompany us. This trip was in honor of my fiancé's birthday and was very romantic. We choose to go at sunset and saw the sights of Providence along the river by daylight and by night. The package we choose included wine cookies, chocolates, wine glasses,... More 

Thank Kitty923
Rochester, Michigan
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143 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

The guide we had sang songs that we knew. Some of the newer guides don't sing, yet, so ask before getting into the gondola. Hear history and ask questions as you ride along the Providence River. This is a short ride, but how fun to ride in a gondola in the U.S. We received a bag of 3 cookies to... More 

Thank janet s
Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

My husband and I took the Gondola ride with Marcello last night and it was truly a great tour of information that turned into such a romantic serenade as Marcello and the gondolier serenaded us as well. Must Do Memory while you are in the city!!

Thank juliacleland
Howell, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

I've been to Providence on business dozens of times but this was the first time visiting with my wife, so we did some of the tourist things, and this was the best. Definitely a unique way to see the city ! Very peaceful and relaxing, and you can BYOB if you choose. Would love to come back and do this... More 

Thank TankMan347
Fenton, Missouri
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

This is a unique attraction in Providence, RI. The boat is an authentic gondola, and the gondolier dressed the part. As you glide down the canal, you are surprised by being serenaded with a lovely love song from your gondolier! The gondolier also gives you historical facts about the buildings around the canal. Take a bottle of wine or other... More 

Thank kgossett55
Providence, Rhode Island
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

As long time residents of RI, we actually learned a lot about the capital city! It was such a great, relaxing boat ride. Highly recommend!

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LaGondolaProv, Owner at La Gondola, responded to this review

Dear PJH1824, Thank you so much for posting this review, and for taking the trip with us, being locals yourselves! We love having locals on board, as while it is great to show off the city to visitors, you are the only ones who can remember in your mind's eye how Providence used to look, sound, and smell, and we... More 

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