La Gondola Group Tours

With our three gondolas, we are able to accommodate large parties efficiently. We offer large-party discounts, and are able to work with local vendors and restaurants to create a total Italian experience for your guests. Trips can also be customized to include historical tours, live Italian music, and more.

We can work within the schedule of any group itinerary, being able to accommodate large groups seven days a week in the morning, afternoon, or evening (subject to the constrictions of weather and availability).

Please call us at 401.421.8877 to get more information, ask for a price quote, or book your group tour. Note that group tours cannot be booked online. 


Large Group Tour Packages

Viaggio Dilettevole (Delightful Journey)

Our most economical package, the Viaggio Dilettevole allows guests to experience an enticing taste of the gondola experience without the issue of exceedingly long waits for large groups. This package consists of 18-20 minute trips along the Riverwalk in Providence, offering up to 18 passengers at one time the opportunity to enjoy the sites and sounds of the city on our three authentic Venetian gondolas (six passengers per boat.) The trip is always made complete by a little live music from your gondolier.

Provided on this trip for each guest are handmade authentic Italian-style wine biscuits.

This trip package is recommended for our largest parties, particularly if time is short for them, as it allows us to accommodate 54 passengers in approximately one hour and 108 passengers in approximately two hours.
 

Rates

Per gondola: $96, or
Per person: $16
Prices include all taxes, as well as gratuity for your gondoliers. Credit card payments will be subject to a small processing fee.


Suggested Additions

These additions are especially helpful if our gondola experience is the only event planned for a very large group (over 54 guests.)

  • Catering by The Deli On Post - rates vary by food choices
  • Live musical entertainment on shore by one of our talented musicians (accordion, mandolin, guitar, violin, or vocalist)  - add $2 per person

Viaggio Fantastico (Incredible Journey)

For parties specifically looking to enjoy a more complete or specifically information-driven experience, we offer the Viaggio Fantastico which consists of an approximately 30-minute trip along Providence's beautifully designed Riverwalk.

Founded over 375 years ago, Providence has a rich heritage that is communicated, by request of the guests, to your group by our most experienced gondoliers, who are well-versed in the great history of the city. Of course, some live music is also provided by your gondolier to complete the trip.

Provided on this trip for each guest are handmade authentic Italian-style wine biscuits as well as bottled water.

 

Rates

Per gondola: $162, or
Per person: $27
Prices include all taxes, as well as gratuity for your gondoliers. Credit card payments will be subject to a small processing fee.


Suggested Additions

  • Catering by The Deli On Post - rates vary by food choices
  • Live musical entertainment on shore by one of our talented musicians (accordion, mandolin, guitar, violin, or vocalist) - add $4 per person.  

CALL 401.421.8877 FOR DETAILS AND A PRICE QUOTE.

Note that group tours cannot be booked online. 


La Gondola Partner Tours

La Gondola is proud to partner with select Providence attractions to create experiences that are fun, informative, and unforgettable.

Experience Rhode Island

To book a tour with Experience RI, please call 401.886.0733 or e-mail info@riexperience.com

Experience RI and La Gondola offer the following tours in partnership: 


An Evening In the City >

Join us for a lovely evening which includes dinner on a rooftop terrace in the heart of the city, a delightful gondola ride on the Providence River, a stop at Providence’s most spectacular overlook, and an al fresco dessert in one of Providence’s most beautiful evening settings! Available May 2 – September 22 (Monday – Thursday)
 

Providence By Road And By River > 

Join us for this fantastic weekend journey where you will explore Providence over its roads and on the river! As we travel first by coach bus and then by gondola, you will learn the story of our capital city and see its most beautiful sights. From your captivating host to your serenading gondolier, you will love this wonderful journey through our spectacular city! Available May 2 - October 31, 2015.

 

Viva La Providence! >

Enjoy the Italian heritage of our capital city on this great daytime excursion! First, you will visit a classic Italian market and savor some delicious Italian food. Then, you will take a lovely ride on an authentic venetian gondola down the Providence River while your gondolier sings Italian love songs. Finally, you will complete this delightful outing with a delicious dessert in a beautiful piazza in the middle of our Little Italy! Available May 2 – October 8 (Monday – Saturday)

The Providence SuperTour

This tour was designed to give you the most authentically Italian experience possible in a very Italian city!

Your party is split into three groups and rotated between a 35-minute gondola trip, Italian-themed walking tour of the city, and behind-the-scenes tour of Federal Hill, our Italian quarter, which can include anything from pasta-making demonstrations to the process of baking Italian pastries and biscotti to the varied uses of olive oil and balsamic vinegar in the Italian cuisine. The tour finishes off with lunch or dinner at one of the fixtures on the Hill.

View our e-brochure for additional details.

CONTACT
Phyllis Blanchette, Ocean State Tours   
401-486-3435  

Phyllis@oceanstatetours.com

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