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Gondola di Venezia

Esplanade in front of the Hatch Shell, Boston, MA
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Venice in BOSTON

We were in Venice and our Grandson shows on a Gondola he wanted to go so took him to Charles River... read more

Reviewed May 5, 2018
Palani N
A magical Evening

We kissed under every bridge, fed each other strawberries and thoroughly enjoyed the mandolin... read more

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Reviewed October 24, 2017
charliecirrone
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Gondola Di Venezia also known as Boston Gondolas is a one of a kind WOW!! experience. With our 2 authentic gondolas that were built and shipped from Venice ,Italy , we offer PRIVATE tours on The Charles River at The Esplanade. Located only steps away from the heart of Boston , The Esplanade is the gateway to The Charles River, complete with Venetian style, canals, bridges and Lagoons. Indulge in The History , Mystery and Romance of this very private experience. Sit back and sip your champagne or wine ,take in the sights and sounds of Boston and Cambridge, incredible skyline views, live music with our accordion/violin player, a complimentary basket of cheese ,crackers and chocolates . Your gondolier will pamper you and provide you with glasses, ice ,ice buckets and warm blankets when necessary. There are 4 different tour package available, all are PRIVATE!! Voted "Boston's Best Place to POP The Question" A great way to celebrate any occasion in a very unique and unforgettable way! RESERVATIONS are required, on line or by phone 24 hours a day Open from late May through mid October , Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 3 PM to 11 PM. Special arrangements can be made for Monday through Thursday tours at additional cost. Come see what Boston's Best Kept Secret is all about!
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Esplanade in front of the Hatch Shell, Boston, MA
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Reviewed May 5, 2018

We were in Venice and our Grandson shows on a Gondola he wanted to go so took him to Charles River at BOSTON Very memorable event but I couldn’t fool him we are in venice

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Reviewed October 24, 2017

We kissed under every bridge, fed each other strawberries and thoroughly enjoyed the mandolin player. We watched the sailboats go by as we drank sparkling cider from fancy wine glasses. It truly was a magical evening.

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Reviewed October 15, 2017

It was very special with the marriage Proposal, using the “message in a bottle” on the Bellisimo. Violinist was superb and completely non intrusive- Totally recommended for couples to experience Boston like you have never done before! Note: Don’t forget to grab your own wine/bubbly...More

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Reviewed October 12, 2017

We had a great experience on our gondola ride. We timed it so we could see the sunset and it was beautiful. Our gondolier was informative before the ride and then gave us privacy during so we could focus on each other. Super relaxing and...More

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Reviewed October 10, 2017

It was a warm fall afternoon with blue skies and puffy white clouds. This was a wonderful, relaxing interlude made special by Charlie our gondolier, and the wonderful musician playing soft guitar music as we toured along the Charles River.

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Reviewed October 9, 2017

Went for a ride with my husband and 3 year old daughter for a wedding anniversary. We ordered the Il Bacio package. It was amazing! We arrived, they got a life jacket for my daughter, bottles of water for my husband and I, and we...More

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Reviewed October 9, 2017

I used the message in a bottle to propose to my girlfriend. The music, full moon, and city lights were the perfect backdrop to this special moment! A great story for beginning our life together..

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Reviewed October 3, 2017

It was a very nice experience. The only thing I didn’t like was when our gondola arrived the musician stepped off and had a cigarette. Not very professional. Then our gondola ride said it would be a 50 min. Ride. The gondola man got us...More

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Reviewed September 26, 2017

Surprise for my wife's birthday. Gondola, music, champagne, strawberries. And a kiss under the bridge. Very romantic, even with our son along! He left his birthday wish in the bottle, which she loved. Will make this an annual thing. Only regret: wish we started years...More

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Reviewed September 25, 2017

I set this up for my engagement proposal. Charlie and the violinist were fantastic. Great experience!

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