What You'll Get
A gondola is one of the most romantic ways to travel, next to horseback and and atop Fabio's powerful shoulders. Feel the wind in your hair with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $65 for a one-hour gondola ride for four people ($125 value)
- $85 for a one-hour gondola ride for six people ($165 value)
Customers may purchase up to three Groupons to gift to friends and family members for the holidays.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires 180 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Not valid until 1/1/14. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required; subject to availability. 24hr cancellation/reschedule notice required or fee up to Groupon price may apply. Not valid 2/12-2/16. 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!!