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Old World Gondoliers

29 reviews
Indianapolis, IN, USA
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About Old World Gondoliers
Come Experience A Magical Gondola Ride Into The Past As Your Gondolier Serenades You In Italian. Sit Back And Let Your Imagination Take You To The Canals Of Venice, While Floating Down The Beautiful Indianapolis Canal. Enjoy A Romantic Or Family Ride Daily 1pm-10pm, May- September. Bring Your Own Bottle Of Wine Or Purchase Wine/cocktails And Food At Fresco Italian Cafe, Where We Board. Proposals, Weddings, Anniversaries, Birthdays, Bachlorette Parties, Family Outtings, Reunions, Gift Certificates, Tour Busses And Special Events.
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Reviewed April 23, 2019

We had a fantastic ride with Old World Gondoliers. We were visiting from Cincinnati. What a wonderful adventure in Indianapolis. We ate at Fresco Cafe before the ride and took our cocktails on the boat with us. One of my favorite parts is the singing,...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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PaulH9664, General Manager at Old World Gondoliers, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2019

So glad you enjoyed your time visiting us in Indianapolis. There are so many fun things here to explore. We hope to see you back for the fireworks on the 4th of July with your family.

Reviewed April 11, 2019 via mobile

Wonderful experience. Enjoyed the Italian singing and the history of the canal. Everyone was very friendly and the gondolier had a beautiful voice. Also enjoyed being able to take my own snacks and drinks on board to enjoy during the ride. Would highly recommend.

Date of experience: April 2019
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PaulH9664, Owner at Old World Gondoliers, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2019

So glad you had a great time and thanks for leaving a review.

Reviewed April 8, 2019

This is a must have experience! So relaxing and wonderful to glide along the canal listening to our gondolier sing in Italian. Makes me feel like I'm in Italy on the grand canal. Such a unique experience.

Date of experience: June 2018
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PaulH9664, General Manager at Old World Gondoliers, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2019

Thanks for traveling with us and really glad your family had a good time. Come back and see us!

Reviewed April 8, 2019 via mobile

Finally took a trip on the Cocktail Yacht on the canal with friends and it was a really fun time! We were able to BYOB as well as pick up some Gelato at the Fresco before we set sail! Our driver Goffredo showed us an...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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PaulH9664, General Manager at Old World Gondoliers, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2019

So happy you enjoyed our new attraction! Enjoy your summer and see you next time!

Reviewed September 19, 2018

Our entire family went downtown for a casual pizza dinner on the canal and a gondola ride. Fun with great interaction with others along the canal with waves and giggles had by all. We had a wonderful evening!

Date of experience: September 2018
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PaulH9664, General Manager at Old World Gondoliers, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2019

I’m glad you had a good time. I hope you have a chance this summer to try our private yacht with singing driver.

Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

My boyfriend reserved a ride for us as a romantic surprise. It was absolutely amazing. The boat was beautiful and we appreciated the history behind it. We were surprised when our guide began singing Italian songs. It was so romantic and relaxing. The canal is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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PaulH9664, General Manager at Old World Gondoliers, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2019

We’re so glad you enjoyed the singing as well. If you get a chance this summer, try our private singing yacht with a group of friends. BYOB. Ciao

Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

Very cool experience even on a very small canal. Wish it would have been longer and went farther. The gondolier sang beautifully in Italian and did a great job!More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Paul H, Manager at Old World Gondoliers, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2018

I’m glad you had a great time. We do have one hour gondolas as well that do about half the canal and we also have a new attraction that you’ll have to try next time. It’s our classic Cocktail Yacht that does the full canal...More

Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

We absolutely loved the Gondolier ride with a singing tour guide from Florence, Italy. Perfect night and lovely view of the canal.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

We went on a Gondolier ride on the Fourth of July and loved it. It was super hot out, but there are umbrellas provided to protect you from the sun. I really appreciated that touch. The Gondoliers sing to you in Italian, and answer any...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 30, 2018

This is Marco. Marco works as a Gondolier, with Old World Gondoliers, in INDY. He studied abroad, in Italy, and sings beautiful operatic songs, all while navigating the gondola! Our Team had a wonderful time, hearing his stories, getting to know him, and listening to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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amysjazz
August 2, 2018|
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$30 per half hour public ride. $60 per full hour public ride. You can also rent the entire Gondola for a private ride.
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jaj6900
May 8, 2018|
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Just call us and leave a message at 3173402489. Our boats are booked online but this site does not allow us to post our website. Paul Old World Gondoliers 4gondola
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jaj6900
May 8, 2018|
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Yes, we have had many teen age groups ride and they seem to really enjoy it. A 30 minute gondola does about a quarter of the canal and a 60 minute does half of the canal. We also have a canal yacht that does a full canal... More
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