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“Well worth the wait!”
Review of Gondola di Venezia

Gondola di Venezia
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Owner description: Gondola Di Venezia also known as Boston Gondolas is a one of a kind WOW!! experience. With our 2 authentic gondolas that were built and shipped from Venice ,Italy , we offer PRIVATE tours on The Charles River at The Esplanade. Located only steps away from the heart of Boston , The Esplanade is the gateway to The Charles River, complete with Venetian style, canals, bridges and Lagoons. Indulge in The History , Mystery and Romance of this very private experience. Sit back and sip your champagne or wine ,take in the sights and sounds of Boston and Cambridge, incredible skyline views, live music with our accordion/violin player, a complimentary basket of cheese ,crackers and chocolates . Your gondolier will pamper you and provide you with glasses, ice ,ice buckets and warm blankets when necessary. There are 4 different tour package available, all are PRIVATE!! Voted "Boston's Best Place to POP The Question" A great way to celebrate any occasion in a very unique and unforgettable way! RESERVATIONS are required, on line or by phone 24 hours a day Open from late May through mid October , Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 3 PM to 11 PM. Special arrangements can be made for Monday through Thursday tours at additional cost. Come see what Boston's Best Kept Secret is all about!
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Well worth the wait!”
Reviewed 19 August 2012

Phenomenal! Well worth the wait!! I originally booked this trip for my husband's birthday and had to reschedule twice because of inclement weather, but it was well worth the wait. Everyone was extremely nice (genuinely nice!) and we couldn't have asked for better weather or a better sunset. We had Nick as our gondolier and Brownwin as our accordion player and they were both fantastic. We went under the Longfellow bridge and yet our ride was extremely smooth, and the music supplied by Brownwin was extremely romantic and pleasant. It is well worth the extra money for the accordion play, and again Brownwin was amazingly talented! We supplied a bottle of prosecco which they corked for us and provided us with additional snacks (cheese, crackers, strawberries, and chocolate) for the ride. We live locally in Boston and would definitely consider scheduling this trip again, particularly when we have guests in from out of town. My husband describes it as a romantic with amazing scenic views, and described everyone as being very courteous. And due to the quick weather changes and sometimes high winds on the Charles, don't fret if they call you to reschedule. They are only concerned about your safety and truly want to ensure that you have a remarkable time and it is well worth the wait!!!!

Visited August 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Most Romantic must do in your lifetime”
Reviewed 19 August 2012

We celebrated our anniversary with this most romantic gondola ride in the evening. Took our own bubbly and they provided music, crackers and cheese, and chocolates. The gondola is authentic. The owner is so gracious and thoughtful. They took the best care of us. Highly recommend it and will tell everyone about it!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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“so romantic and relaxing”
Reviewed 4 August 2012

I surprised my husband with a picnic along the Charles and I gondola ride for his birthday. I brought wine for the ride and the guys corcked it and supplied us with glasses and a picnic basket full off chocolate and cheese and crackers. it was so nice and well worth the money.we took a 45 min ride but wish we got the longer one.will def go back. would make a great gift too!

Visited August 2012
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london
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“amazing”
Reviewed 30 July 2012

the gonola ride is a main feature of italy so if you are visiting italy i suggest you go here.
it was a very elegent experience where the boat rider would ask you if you liked the experience and you would of course say YES! i went with a date and cant imagine it any other way
he is so sexy

Visited September 2011
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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“OMG. Fabulous!”
Reviewed 12 September 2011

Truly Boston's best kept secret. Takes your breath away, while you are seeing Boston and the Charles River from a spectacular vantage point, toasting with friends or loved ones, listening to the accordian player, you are transcended back in time. Unless you go to Itally, you will not be able to top this!

Visited September 2011
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