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La Gondola

1 Citizens Plz, Providence, RI 02903
401 421 8877
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Ranked #1 of 19 activities in Providence
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

In a word...Awesome! The first time my husband and I went on the gondola ride was 2 years ago with 2 other couples, last year we went with my family and this year I plan to do with a bunch of girlfriends. I've made it a yearly thing since that first time 2 years ago...it is such a nice way... More

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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

I highly recommend this on your trip to Providence. It is an experience that will last a lifetime. If you are not able to make it to Italy then you can come to Providence to ride a Gondolia. The entire experience is breathtaking starting with the Gondola and then the young gentlemen singing in Italian. It is a super romantic... More

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LaGondolaProv, Owner at La Gondola, responded to this review

Dear Jacqueline H, Thank you so much for taking the time to post this review of us; we are easing ourselves into the 2014 season, and it was great to read this review when it came to me; tante grazie! I am SO happy to read that you had such a great experience with us! I truly feel that everybody... More

Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014 via mobile

My boyfriend brought me here for my birthday and let me just say I highly recommend it not only did they give a tour the guy sang beautifully also,they gave us a little bit of history.I also, emailed them letting them know we didn't get our glasses and they are mailing them.He didn't even hesitate to send them they are... More

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LaGondolaProv, Owner at La Gondola, responded to this review

Dear Geneva C, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review of us! I truly appreciate your kind words, and I am very happy that your whole experience with us has been a positive one. From the most experienced gondoliers to the least, I always stress to them to try to give the best trip that... More

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

We highly recommend this. When we travel to a city, I try to find unusal things to do and this was a fabulous choice. Our goal is visiting all 50 states (in 10 years we are now up to 40 !) and this is one of the best things we have done on our trips. My husband did not seem... More

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LaGondolaProv, Owner at La Gondola, responded to this review

Dear Lynn244; Thank you so much for taking the time to write this wonderful review! I am very happy to hear that Rosario did such a great job (as he always does) showing you around the city, and with a little entertainment as well (he does indeed have a great voice!) You are correct, the trip is approximately 40 minutes... More

Warwick, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

Great evening with friends, enjoying our treat.... Venice in Providence. Marco and Alberto made our night.

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LaGondolaProv, Owner at La Gondola, responded to this review

Dear meoberg, Thank you so much for posting your review of us. Alberto really is one of our most unique gondoliers - very talented with a whole bunch of personality! He has been a pleasure since he joined the LGP team a couple of seasons ago. I know that every time I send him out on the boat that he... More

Coventry, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

We really enjoyed our ride with "Moncello". His beautiful voice and completely charming personality left us all wanting to return in the spring for more. I would recommend this experience to locals as well as any visitor to RI. Just wonderful!

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LaGondolaProv, Owner at La Gondola, responded to this review

Dear SNowicki2013, Thank you so much for taking the time to post this review of us. We completely agree that the gondola experience is one that anybody can enjoy, be they locals or visitors to Providence. I will thoroughly look forward to seeing you four again in the spring, and I hope that you have a wonderful winter and holiday... More

Wallingford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

We were fortunate enough to receive this as a gift from our wedding. It was such a wonderful experience. I highly recommend this attraction if you are in downtown providence.

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LaGondolaProv, Owner at La Gondola, responded to this review

Dear Bob B, Thank you so much for taking the time to post this review, and I am so happy that you had an enjoyable experience! I greatly appreciate your support and willingness to help spread the word about our operation. Congratulations again on your wedding, and perhaps we might see you for an anniversary trip sometime in the seasons... More

Cumberland, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

This was exactly what I was looking for to surprise my fiance after dinner on our 8 year anniversary of meeting each other. I brought chocolate covered strawberries, which made it even more perfect. So romantic when they sing to you in Italian

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LaGondolaProv, Owner at La Gondola, responded to this review

Dear emilydRhodeIsland, Thank you so much for taking the time to post this review, and also for deciding to take a trip with us in the first place! We love having Rhode Islanders on board, as it is always a pleasure showing off our capital city to our local guests; Providence improves itself little by little every year, and we... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

My husband and I decided to finally see the water fires in Providence after talking about it for months. As I researched the event, I came across a website for La Gondola. I must say it was the best decision of our night! The booking process was simple. When we arrived, we were greeted by attentive staff. Our gondolier was... More

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LaGondolaProv, Owner at La Gondola, responded to this review

Dear JackandLiamsMommy, Thank you very much for taking the time to post this review of us, and I am so happy to hear that you had such a great experience. WaterFire is indeed a magical event, and it is surreal to be on the water during the display either as a passenger or as a gondolier. We all consider ourselves... More

Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

My fiance and I booked the Viaggio della Dolce Vita for his birthday and "The Don" seranaded us on his mandolin while Donato guided us down the rivers and sang beautifully. We enjoyed the Bellini (non-alcoholic) with our tasty biscuits and chocolate, the framed photo and commerative glasses will be treasured as we fondly remember the beautiful, relaxing ride looking... More

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LaGondolaProv, Owner at La Gondola, responded to this review

Dear Kitty923, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of us; I greatly appreciate it, and I am VERY happy to hear that your trip met your expectations. In particular, I am pleased that it was Donato who was your gondolier, as he doesn't get a lot of publicity on TripAdvisor, but he is certainly... More

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