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Old World Gondoliers

340 W Michigan St, Fresco Café, Indianapolis, IN 46202-3204
+1 317-340-2489
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Perfect ending to anniversary weekend

We absolutely loved the Gondolier ride with a singing tour guide from Florence, Italy. Perfect... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Holly B
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Fun in the Sun

We went on a Gondolier ride on the Fourth of July and loved it. It was super hot out, but there are... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2018
Stacey G
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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 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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340 W Michigan St, Fresco Café, Indianapolis, IN 46202-3204
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+1 317-340-2489
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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
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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
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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

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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
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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
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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

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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
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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.

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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
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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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Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

We had the good fortune of booking an entire Gondola on Fourth of July just before the downtown fireworks display was scheduled to start. Our gondolier was courteous, encouraging us to grab some drinks before our ride. We set out at 9:30 and cruised up...More

Thank Nancy W
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Management response:Responded 14 August 2017

So glad you had a good time on a special family outing.

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Reviewed 18 July 2017

What a fun treat, even if it was delayed due to rain. We booked the 3 pm ride on a Friday, but Old World Gondoliers called us that morning to say the weather forecast did not look good and our ride needed to be rescheduled....More

1  Thank JuwelAnn
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Management response:Responded 14 August 2017

Always happy when folks get a chance to enjoy a cultural ride on the Indianapolis Canal. I'm glad you had such a great experience and hope to see you in the future. Thanks for leaving a review.

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Reviewed 16 June 2017

We were in Indianapolis for registration at Butler University and wanted to do something touristy while we were here to get to know the city better. This was an excellent choice. We had a great time. Our Gondolier driver was a great singer and was...More

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Management response:Responded 14 August 2017

Thank you so much for joining us on the Indianapolis Canal for a gondola ride. This season we are open daily until the end of September. You may also enjoy our Classic Cocktail Cruiser where the captain sings classic songs from the 60's, 70's and...More

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amysjazz
2 August 2018|
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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.
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jaj6900
8 May 2018|
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Response from Paul H | 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
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jaj6900
8 May 2018|
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Response from Paul H | 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
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