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Most People Have No Idea You Can Do This One Awesome Activity In Massachusetts

Have you always fantasized about flying over the sea for a European escape? Does the idea of floating down the canals of Venice, Italy in a luxurious gondola sound utterly romantic? What if I told you the same experience can be had right here in the Bay State?

As odd as it may sound, Gondola di Venezia in Boston actually lets you book a voyage on a Venetian gondola, complete with a fully-outfitted, singing gondolier.

Relax in the comfort of your plush gondola, one of an entire fleet built in Italy and shipped to Boston. Sip a glass of champagne or wine while your gondolier gently propels you through the calm waters of the Charles River.

Gondola di Venezia runs on the weekends, and offers a few different tours and prices for their excursions.

The most luxurious tour includes a bouquet of a dozen roses, a live musician who will provide the perfect soundtrack to your voyage, sparkling cider, embossed wine or champagne glasses, an ice bucket, a basket of cheese and crackers, fresh strawberries, rich chocolates and a framed photograph of your tour.

The gondola will be decorated with flickering votive candles, and warm blankets provide a cozy refuge from the crisp breeze.

Not looking to woo a potential partner? Try the standard gondola ride, which comes in at $99 for a 45-minute tour for two, including chocolates, cheese, crackers and music. You can add up to four additional guests for only $15 each, and if you do the math, setting sail with six people comes out to a mere $26.50 per person.

The best time to head out on a gondola? Definitely on a warm summer evening, just before sunset. Visit their website for full pricing and tour information. If you’re looking for more date ideas that include awesome views, try these great Massachusetts restaurants with rooftop dining.

Sophia
Massachusetts native. Freelance writer and strawberry eater. Get in touch: smitrokostas@onlyinyourstate.com.