One of the city's best-kept secrets-Boston Gondolas offers private tours on authentic Venetian gondolas right in the heart of Boston, only steps away from the Public Gardens at the foot of Beacon Hill. Sit back and relax while taking in the majestic skyline of the city on a forty to sixty-minute tour. Enjoy the quaint canals and ponds of the Esplanade, Boston's largest public park located right on the Charles River. Let your gondolier pamper you with hospitality and a complimentary basket of goodies. Bring your own wine or champagne, and Boston Gondolas provides glasses, ice, crackers, cheese, chocolates, and blankets. Drift along to the sounds of classical Italian music, or have one of the accordion players play on-board for an additional cost. Indulge in the history, mystery and romance of this unique and memorable experience.
$15 savings on the price of an Il Bacio package, $20 savings on the price of a Mezza Luna package, and $25 dollars savings on a Bellissimo package with the Go Boston Card.
Weather permitting. Reservations are required.
Wednesday-Sunday, 2:00 pm-12:00 am;
Tuesday-Friday, 7:00 am-11:00 am
Mondays and July 3-4. May be closed major US holidays.
All tours are private. Please make reservations by calling the Zerve at (800) 979-3370. Please mention the following codes when booking:
- GoBostonBaci for $15 off the Il Bacio $99 package
- GoBostonMezz for $20 off the Mezza Luna $159 package
- GoBostonBell for $25 off the $219 Bellissimo package
Next to the Hatch Shell on the Esplanade (accessed at the corner of Beacon and Arlington streets, across the Arthur Fiedler Footbridge)
Green Line to Arlington Street stop or Red Line to Charles Street/MGH stop. Approximate walking time is 5-10 minutes from either train station to the gondolas.