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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...more
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340 W Michigan St, Fresco Café, Indianapolis, IN 46202-3204
+1 317-340-2489
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

Thank Stephanie K
Reviewed 28 August 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

Thank MommaGodzilla
Paul H, Manager at Old World Gondoliers, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 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 11 August 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.

Thank Holly B
Reviewed 9 July 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

Thank Stacey G
Reviewed 30 June 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

2  Thank Teresa M
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

My other half set up a surprise private ride and I wasn’t disappointed. Something fun and different just to say we have. Something we will definitely repeat on our next visit

1  Thank Gwendolyn W
Reviewed 21 September 2017

We made a last minute decision to take a gondola ride while visiting Indianapolis for a conference. The location is beautiful and hidden! Our gondolier, Marco was informative, fun and had an excellent voice. We wished that our ride was longer than 30 minutes. The...More

1  Thank ProfessorOT
Paul H, Manager at Old World Gondoliers, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2018

We're so glad you had an awesome time! We do offer 60 minute gondola rides so consider that for next time. We also have a 10 passenger yacht that does a full canal tour in 50 minutes. Our fireworks boats in the Fourth of July...More

Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

I've lived in this city my whole life and wanted to try something unique and new. So I took my Girlfriend out to the Gondolas on the canal, and we had an amazing time. Drago was a terrific driver and singer. It was a gorgeous...More

2  Thank Colin O
Management response:Responded 14 August 2017

Thanks so much for coming down to the canal and taking a ride on our peaceful waterway. I'm glad you had a great time and thrilled that you even came back to try our new classic cocktail yacht.

Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Came downtown to see the fireworks and found the usual crowds. We had a baby in our group and wanted some space. Found some openings on the late boat. Awesome experience. We got to down a few drinks and make s'mores at Fresco, the partner...More

Thank M W
Management response:Responded 14 August 2017

July 4th is such a special night on the gondolas and we're glad you got to enjoy them in style! We look forward to seeing you next year on the Classic Cocktail Yacht for July 4th Fireworks.

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2 August 2018|
Response from Teresa M | Reviewed this property |
$30 per half hour public ride. $60 per full hour public ride. You can also rent the entire Gondola for a private ride.
8 May 2018|
Response from PaulH9664 | Property representative |
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
8 May 2018|
Response from PaulH9664 | Property representative |
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