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La Gondola

1 Citizens Plz, Providence, RI 02903-1344
+1 401-421-8877
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We saw this when we were looking into attending the Water Fire Festival

OMG!! This is a definite MUST DO on your list if you are coming to Providence for Water Fire... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2017
Ann M
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Syracuse, New York
Memorable Evening

Reservation process was easy with helpful communication leading up to the event. STRONGLY recommend... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2017
nitram_ennayram
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Boston, Massachusetts
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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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“wine biscuits” (25 reviews)
“italian songs” (23 reviews)
“cookies” (23 reviews)
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1 Citizens Plz, Providence, RI 02903-1344
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+1 401-421-8877
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Reviewed 6 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
LaGondolaProv, Front Office Manager at La Gondola, responded to this reviewResponded 7 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

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

Thank nitram_ennayram
LaGondolaProv, Front Office Manager at La Gondola, responded to this reviewResponded 7 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

Reviewed 24 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

Thank alicat757
LaGondolaProv, Front Office Manager at La Gondola, responded to this reviewResponded 29 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

Reviewed 18 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
LaGondolaProv, Owner at La Gondola, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 11 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

Thank obinlove
LaGondolaProv, Front Office Manager at La Gondola, responded to this reviewResponded 15 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

Reviewed 4 October 2017

We absolutely loved this. Our first Gondola ride and it wasn't in Venice! Marcello was friendly and personable and a wealth of knowledge about the history of Providence and Rhode Island. It was a romantic ride but also would be super fun with another couple...More

Thank bunsinthesunob
LaGondolaProv, Front Office Manager at La Gondola, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2017

Dear bunsinthesunob, I am so glad that you had such a wonderful time while on your trip with us. Thank you very much for your terrific review. To those who may be reading this review, we welcome couples, families, groups of friends and even the...More

Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

I knew I wanted to ride one of the gondolas as soon as I saw them during my first trip to Providence earlier this year. My dream came true on Monday when we had the pleasure of riding with Marcelo! He was extremely knowledgeable about...More

Thank Bleighton O
LaGondolaProv, Front Office Manager at La Gondola, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2017

Dear Bleighton O, I am so pleased that you were able to return to take a trip with us and enjoyed your experience. Thank you for taking the time to leave us this excellent review. To those who may be reading this review, all of...More

Reviewed 3 October 2017

I booked 2 boats for 12 people for my mom's birthday on October 1st. Marcello & Gennaro are world class at their craft of graciously transporting us in authentic tradition of rowing, while stopping periodically to sing in Italian. Its always such a treat and...More

Thank Jim V
LaGondolaProv, Front Office Manager at La Gondola, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2017

Dear Jim V, I hope your mom had a magnificent birthday! Thank you for writing us this lovely review. I will definitely be passing along your compliments to Marcello and Gennaro. To those who may be reading this, our gondolas only hold up to 6...More

Reviewed 2 October 2017

Rosario was amazing. What an enthusiastic ambassador for Waterfire and Providence in general. I could have done this trip with him for hours.It was entirely personable and memorable!!!More

Thank KellyS1226
LaGondolaProv, Front Office Manager at La Gondola, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Dear KellyS1226, Thank you for leaving us this splendid review. I am so pleased that you had such an amazing time on your gondola trip with Rosario. I hope that you will join us on the water again soon and if you would like you...More

Reviewed 2 October 2017

We booked this on a water fire evening and it was terrific. I highly recommend this if you are looking for something special and memorable. Reservations are necessary. I booked it two months in advance and was glad I did.More

Thank Cathy D
LaGondolaProv, Front Office Manager at La Gondola, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Dear Cathy D, Thank you for taking the time to write us this great review. I am happy to hear that you had a terrific trip with us. To those who may be reading this review, WaterFire trips do book up quickly so it is...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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