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La Gondola

1 Citizens Plz, Providence, RI 02903-1344
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A beautiful experience!

Such a great anniversary present from our children. "Marcello" was wonderful explaining the city... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Linda B
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East Greenwich, Rhode Island, United States
Unusual but fun thing to do.

Very friendly staff and extremely talented. The young man who took us out sang occupella and was... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
debbie o
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Fairfield, Connecticut
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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.
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1 Citizens Plz, Providence, RI 02903-1344
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Such a great anniversary present from our children. "Marcello" was wonderful explaining the city and we rowed down the river. He serenaded us under several bridges, he had a beautiful voice. Although we live in RI, and I was born there, he was very informative,...More

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LaGondolaProv, Front Office Manager at La Gondola, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Linda B, Thank you for taking the time to write us this terrific review. I am delighted that you had such a wonderful experience with us. I will let Marcello know that you enjoyed yourselves. To those who may be reading this review, there...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very friendly staff and extremely talented. The young man who took us out sang occupella and was fantastic. He was knowledgeable about the area and buildings as well. Just a little pricey, but great overall experience.More

Thank debbie o
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LaGondolaProv, Owner at La Gondola, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear debbie o, Thank you so much for taking a moment to post this review, and I am very happy that you enjoyed the trip as much as you did. Regarding pricing, we are certainly aware that $89 for two for our standard (Sogni) trip...More

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Reviewed 17 April 2018

While visiting Providence for a little get away - we were lucky that La Gondola was open! it was their first day of the season for this year. We had Marcello as our guide and he was fantastic! The ride up and down the river...More

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LaGondolaProv, Front Office Manager at La Gondola, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear paulines05, Thank you for your recommendation. We are glad you enjoyed your trip and were able to be a part of your visit to Providence. For those who may be reading this review, our season runs from late April to early November, and we...More

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Reviewed 15 April 2018

I luckily stumbled across La Gondola when I was searching for things to do in Providence. It's a very unique experience that other New England cities don't offer! Our guide was very friendly and chatted with us the entire time about the history of the...More

Thank Ashton S
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LaGondolaProv, Front Office Manager at La Gondola, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear Ashton S, Thank you very much for the terrific review! We are glad you found one of the hidden treasures of Providence, RI while visiting. To those who may be reading this review, our talented Gondoliers will do their best to answer any questions...More

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Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

My wife and I did this after buying a Groupon for it. You can bring alcohol on the gondola. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the city and brought us up and down the river. I will definitely be doing it again maybe during the...More

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LaGondolaProv, Front Office Manager at La Gondola, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2018

Dear Bobby62181, I am happy to hear that you and your wife enjoyed your time on one of our gondolas. Thank you very much for leaving us this review. I hope we will see you again this upcoming season. Grazie, Erika Office Manager La Gondola

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Reviewed 5 November 2017

OMG!! This is a definite MUST DO on your list if you are coming to Providence for Water Fire Festival. The gondaliers sing - In Italian! The wine biscuits are super yummy. Definitely bring your own beverage. They provide wine glasses and an ice bucket...More

Thank Ann M
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LaGondolaProv, Front Office Manager at La Gondola, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2017

Dear Ann M, Thank you very much for taking the time to write us this amazing review. I am so glad that you thoroughly enjoyed your experience with us. I will definitely pass along your compliments to Luciano. To those who may be reading this...More

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Reviewed 5 November 2017

Reservation process was easy with helpful communication leading up to the event. STRONGLY recommend arriving early...we were late due to trouble finding parking but the staff were VERY gracious to accommodate. The ride was MAGICAL...did not want it to end! Our guide was friendly, highly...More

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LaGondolaProv, Front Office Manager at La Gondola, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2017

Dear nitram_ennayram, Thank you very much for writing us this terrific review. I am so pleased that we were able to get you on board and that you enjoyed yourselves during your trip. To those who may be reading this review, when you make a...More

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Reviewed 23 October 2017

This is a great experience that you should definitely consider if you are in the Providence area. You will get a unique view of Providence. The ride itself is very pleasant and relaxing. Our gondolier was exceptionally professional. He added interesting facts and even a...More

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LaGondolaProv, Front Office Manager at La Gondola, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2017

Dear alicat757, Thank you so much for writing us this spectacular review. I am delighted that you had such a terrific experience on your trip. To those who may be reading this review, you can bring anything you would like to drink on board. We...More

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Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

We had a great time in Rhode Island but this was the highlight of the trip. It was relaxing, educational and just a pure delight. Incredible singing by our gondolier, Marcello. We also had the opportunity to get a sample from the others. They were...More

Thank Robert W
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LaGondolaProv, Owner at La Gondola, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

Dear Robert and Alicia; Thank you so much for taking a moment to post this review - it was such a pleasure having you two on board, sharing stories, and just enjoying a beautiful late-season day on the water. The 2017 season has ended as...More

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Reviewed 10 October 2017

What I know about Gondola is only Venice and Macao, but this place was great to enjoy the Gondola trip. You can also hear several Italian songs, although there will be some variance of quality among gondoliers. You can also hear some explanation of the...More

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LaGondolaProv, Front Office Manager at La Gondola, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2017

Dear obinlove, Thank you for taking the time to write us this review. I am happy that you enjoyed your experience while on one of our gondolas. To those who may be reading this review, all our gondoliers will sing some songs in Italian during...More

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Janet S
8 October 2017|
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Response from karenrobertson1 | Reviewed this property |
We paid $89 for the two of us. We took it on a Saturday night during a WaterFire event. I don't know if they offer rides on Sundays.
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Tarantula1479
28 May 2017|
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Response from mom2tristanella | Reviewed this property |
My impression is that the price is per ride, not per person, although you can confirm that by calling the gondola company directly.
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