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The Gondola Getaway

5437 East Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach

Day-Time Gondola Ride for Up to Four or Six from The Gondola Getaway (Up to 38% Off)

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Groups drift along the water as professional gondoliers guide them through the 100-year-old canals of Naples Island

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What You'll Get

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  • Day-Time Gondola Ride for Up to Four, Valid 11 a.m–5 p.m.
  • Day-Time Gondola Ride for Up to Six, Valid 11 a.m–5 p.m.

Last cruis departs at 4:00 PM

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Subject to availability. All services must be redeemed during a single visit by the same group. Not valid Valentine's Week (Feb 9-Feb 18). Offer valid only until 5 p.m. Last cruise time: 4 to 5 p.m. (not 4:30 p.m. or later). Tax and gratuity not included. Reservation required. Subject to weather. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift(s). Valid only for option purchased. May be repurchased every 180 days. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed voucher price). Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About The Gondola Getaway

The Gondola Getaway is the first and largest fleet of Gondolas in America, conceptualized in 1982. Long Beach and its Naples Islands are an official Sister/Friendship City with Venezia, Italia. The Gondola Getaway is part of the official "Little Italy district" of Long Beach. They offer Romantic adventures through the enchanting canals of the 100+ year old upscale neighborhood of Naples. The Gondola Getaway has boats that seat 2, 4, 6 and 14 where you can even enjoy the "Pizza" cruise, the only one in the world. The Gondola Getaway is perfect for romantic couples, friends sharing a couple bottles of wine, or even families from 4 to 14.

The Gondola Getaway was created during a Marketing Class at the University of Southern California. As a student , Michael OToole created a gondola business located in his childhood playground, Naples Islands. He traveled to Venezia to learn how the gondolas were built and rowed. He started with two oars as that was a technique he knew best, learned as a lifeguard rowing dories. As the years went on the Venetian technique was mastered and he started to build gondolas that could be rowed with a single oar as in Venice. In 1985 a team from the Gondola Getaway was invited to participate in a rowing regatta in Venezia called the Vogalonga. The Gondola Getaway has now been participating in the Vogalonga for 32 years. They have brought back a fleet of Venetian boats over the years along with the soul and traditions of the Ancient city of Venezia. Viva Venezia, Viva Gondola Getaway!!

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