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La Gondola

1 Citizens Plz, Providence, RI 02903
401 421 8877
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Ranked #1 of 20 activities in Providence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Boat Tours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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New York City, New York
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44 reviews 44 reviews
21 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

My husband booked this Gondola trip for us in Providence, Rhode Island. It was an unexpected and wonderful experience. The man is charge, Marcello, was friendly and told us a little about this operation. Our Gondolier, Amadeo, gave us background on these authentic Italian boat designs and their history. By the way, he has a gorgeous tenor voice. With my... More

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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75 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Right off the bat, I must say that the four of us - two couples - have been to Venice - the real one, in Italy, - The Venetian, in Las Vegas, where we've also been doesn't count, LOL - and we have both, in Venice, separately, taken several gondola rides as well as ridden the vaporetti extensively - so... More

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LaGondolaProv, Owner at La Gondola, responded to this review

Dear lexmiller, I truly appreciate you writing this review of us; I do not think there is anything else for me to add, other than that it is trips like yours that are the reason why to a man we all feel that the gondola is much more personal, romantic, and authentic on a non-fire evening, basking in a Providence... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Marcelo was all class, took his time, sang us songs, knew the history, guided gondola very well, got us water and ice, remembered our names, was an authority. Must do and see! Worth it!

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LaGondolaProv, Owner at La Gondola, responded to this review

Dear byronk343, Thanks so much for posting this review; it was such a pleasure meeting you and the family, and particularly to have the opportunity to sing one of my favorite songs (that opportunity doesn't come up often enough!) I appreciate you saying all of these nice things; it is trips like yours that remind me how much I love... More

East Greenwich, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

My wife and I just spent a wonderful evening with the team from La Gondola in Providence, and I really feel this could not have been a better experience! I have to admit that I was a little apprehensive before hand that this would be a bit "cheesy" but it was anything but that. The whole team went out of... More

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LaGondolaProv, Owner at La Gondola, responded to this review

Dear Rusttribe, Thank you so much for taking the time to post this review of us! There is no higher praise that I feel we can receive than for people to say that we exceeded expectations, and I appreciate you saying that we were able to change your mind from what you initially thought the trip might be like. Thank... More

Greenville, Rhode Island
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This past May, I was looking for some place different to take my wife for our 32nd wedding anniversary. After surfing the web looking for something unique in Rhode Island I came upon La Gondola. We have always wanted to go on a gondola ride like those we have seen while at the Waterfire events in downtown Providence, so I... More

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LaGondolaProv, Owner at La Gondola, responded to this review

Dear ces001, Thank you so very much for posting this review; I really do appreciate you taking what must have been a while to post it. It was such a pleasure working with you from beginning to end, and I am thrilled that you enjoyed the trip as much as you did! It is my honest belief that every one... More

Bridgeport, Connecticut
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I love romance! Since we were away for the night ALONE, we booked a gondola ride. It was the most amazing 45 minutes of my life! We brought a bottle of wine, sat back and listened to our gondolier serenading us. Who needs Italy when you have La Gondola? Best part? I was able to check something off of my... More

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LaGondolaProv, Owner at La Gondola, responded to this review

Dear Tammy V, Thank you SO much for taking the time to post this review! There is no better compliment that we can receive than for somebody to say that they will not forget the experience that they had with us, and I am thrilled that was the case for your trip here in Providence. Though you have crossed it... More

East Providence, Rhode Island
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

My husband and I went on a gondola ride through La Gondola. We went with friends for my birthday. It was excellent! All of the staff were great! It was an experience. I would definitely recommend this to anyone!

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LaGondolaProv, Owner at La Gondola, responded to this review

Dear Kim N, Thank you so much for posting this review; I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed the experience. I truly feel like we have a GREAT and talented bunch of gondoliers and musicians, and I trust them implicitly to give the best trip that they possibly can every time that they step on the gondola. Hopefully... More

Natick, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We gave this a try as way to celebrate our seventh anniversary. Am happy to add to the long list of excellent reviews...this was a delightful and magical experience. Our gondolier, Rosario, was not only gracious and attentive, but also a font of knowledge about the city and a talented singer as well. His rendition of an Andrea Bocelli song... More

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LaGondolaProv, Owner at La Gondola, responded to this review

Dear Max K, Thank you so much for taking the time to post this review; I truly appreciate it, and I am very pleased to know that you had such an enjoyable experience with us. Rosario is indeed one of our greatest gondoliers, not only talented and personable, but also knowledgeable as well. For travelers reading this review, the tunnel... More

Houston, Texas
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I have been wanting to go see WaterFire for years and years, but it's never worked out. This past weekend, I finally caught the show (it was lovely!!). About two years ago, I learned of La Gondola and told myself I must make that happen, as well. I certainly don't regret it! After a fantastic Italian lunch over on Federal... More

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LaGondolaProv, Owner at La Gondola, responded to this review

Dear W0rldTraveler1982, It was a pleasure speaking with you to make your reservation, and I am thrilled that you had such a great trip! It certainly sounds like you had quite the Italian experience in Providence, and I hope that you found the trip with us to be as authentic as it could possibly be. That is always the experience... More

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

My husband and I visited Providence this past weekend and La Gondola was the highlight. The staff is wonderful and makes the experience special. They were on time with our reservation and the guide had some great points of interest/history to share. And then serenaded us with an Italian love song!

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LaGondolaProv, Owner at La Gondola, responded to this review

Dear T L, Thank you very much for posting this review of us, and I am thrilled to hear that everybody involved with your experience contributed to making it as enjoyable as it was! As I have mentioned on a few other review responses, I feel that every gondolier really tries his hardest to give the best trip that he... More

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