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La Gondola

1 Citizens Plz, Providence, RI 02903-1344
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A definite “Must Do” while in Providence🛶

While on a family vacation beginning in Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, And Plymouth...we took a full... read more

Reviewed today
Teesapp
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Clinton, Oklahoma
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Nice...But.....

Though the Gondola simply brings you back in time...Sort to speak....It's still the Providence... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Lydia L
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Providence, Rhode Island
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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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“beautiful voice” (18 reviews)
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1 Citizens Plz, Providence, RI 02903-1344
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Reviewed today via mobile

While on a family vacation beginning in Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, And Plymouth...we took a full day to explore all that Providence RI has to offer (and that is way more than we ever knew or expected👍)...our amazing day there ended with an over the...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Though the Gondola simply brings you back in time...Sort to speak....It's still the Providence River.....The Night Fires are awesome....Yet, can be crowded at times.... If you want Romantic and Private.....Take a private sail boat cruise @ Newport... Just my personal opinion......More

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LaGondolaProv, Owner at La Gondola, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Lydia L, I appreciate your comments, but having read into them a bit, I truly feel that there was a better trip package for you than the trip during WaterFire. I certainly hope that if you (and many others reading this) are desirous of...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a highlight of our short vacation in Providence. The gondola was gorgeous (it was made in Venice for the company). Our gondolier was wonderful and sang three beautiful songs to us. He was so much fun. It was truly a fun experience! We...More

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LaGondolaProv, Front Office Manager at La Gondola, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear CarefreeTraveler_7, Thank you so much for leaving us this spectacular review. I am so glad that you had such a terrific experience with us. To those who may be reading this review, all of our gondoliers will sing some songs in Italian during your...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our gondolier was great, so informed and polite. With our permission, he sang two Italian songs for us beautifully.

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LaGondolaProv, Front Office Manager at La Gondola, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Marie D, I am delighted that you enjoyed your trip with us. Thank you for taking the time to leave us this wonderful review. I hope that you will join us for another trip again soon. Grazie, Erika Office Manager La Gondola

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not enough history information from the Gondoliar about the City of Providence, however, he sang 2 songs in Italian and he did a great job.More

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LaGondolaProv, Owner at La Gondola, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear katewoman612, Thank you very much for taking a moment to post this review. I am very happy to hear that your gondolier did a great job, but disappointed that you did not have the complete experience that you wanted. I talk with all of...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I highly recommend this excursion for anyone who lives or visits Providence, RI. Our gondoliers, Sophia and Alessandro are exceptional! Sophia not only rowed all 7 of us, but was calm, and sang the most gorgeous songs along the way! Alessandro shared the most interesting...More

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

Dear kimberlee s, Thank you very much for your spectacular review. I am delighted that you had such a wonderful experience during your trip. To those who may be reading this review, all of our gondoliers will sing some songs in Italian for you during...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a fun adventure. Our gondolier Rosario gave us lots of history about the river and the city and serenaded us with several Italian songs. It was a fantastic experience. The 40 minute tour ended to quickly!!!More

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

Dear John P, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us this review. I am so happy that you all had a fantastic time on your trip. I hope that you will join on the river again soon. Grazie, Erika Office Manager...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So much fun and so relaxing at the same time. Marcello (the owner) and his whole staff really work to make it a unique experience. I will do this every year with my Italian class.More

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

Adam K, Thank you for reviewing La Gondola Providence Inc. We are very glad you enjoyed your trip with us and it is always great to hear that we will be seeing some familiar faces on our dock! For those of you who may be...More

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Reviewed 2 May 2018

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

Thank Linda B
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LaGondolaProv, Front Office Manager at La Gondola, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2018

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 30 April 2018

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

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LaGondolaProv, Owner at La Gondola, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2018

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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vivianz6
17 June 2018|
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Response from LaGondolaProv | Property representative |
Ciao vivianz6, Yes small dogs are allowed on the gondolas any day but on WaterFire days. We make sure to wipe down the boats after a dog has been on board in case of any allergies to hair, fur, dogs and dander for the next... 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
29 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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