There's a little slice of magic right in Irving and it's called the Mandalay Canal. You can even cruise Venetian gondolas right along it. This tranquil waterway offers a one-of-a-kind adventure perfect for couples seeking a romantic date to remember, friends craving a unique outing or even large groups hoping to make a few memories. Gondola Adventures is family-owned and operated Greg and his family and they have a passion for these boats and enjoy making your experience one-of-a-kind. Cruises run year-round (weather permitting).


Gondola Adventures

357 West Fork | (972) 506-8037
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It's a Whole Vibe

Nestled among the Las Colinas cityscape, these gondola rides offer the best serene views. Sunset and evening cruises are highly booked, hint, hint. There's nothing like a Texas sunset on the water. When you step aboard your own little love boat, be prepared to be serenaded by a singing gondolier. It will be like a scene out of your favorite rom-com and go ahead and kiss under every bridge. Tradition holds that if a couple kisses while passing underneath the bridge in a gondola, they will enjoy eternal love.


Twinkle, Twinkle Romance is in the Air

Nope, that's not the San Antonio Riverwalk, it's the beautifully lit canal right in the heart of DFW. Recently, twinkle lights were added to all the trees along the cobblestone paths. The lighting makes a night cruise extra special and adds to the experience. 


Pop the Question


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Countless couples have put a ring on it during a gondola cruise in Irving. The 'Message in a Bottle' option adds an extra layer of enchantment to your cruise. So, while a proposal may not be required, the opportunity to convey your deepest emotions in a message adrift on the water is an invitation to create lasting memories with your beloved. Email a special message for your loved one to Gondola Adventures, and they take it from there!  During the cruise, the bottle magically appears next to your guest. The rest is up to you.


Choose Your Cruise

There are many styles of boats that operate year-round and one that can even hold a group of 12. Gondola Adventures offers a wide array of trips. There is an Italian dinner cruise option, as well as lunch, casual pizza, delectable desserts and exquisite dinner cruises. 

Special add-ons include long-stemmed roses and or scattered rose petals in the gondola, a professional photography package, videography or whatever your heart desires. Cruises start at $155. Book now.


Make an Extra Stop to Seal the Deal

Nothing says I want to lock in your future with you more than a love-locked symbol. We have just the spot in Irving. Meet the Love Lock Bridge. Let your gondolier know you want to make an extra stop on your cruise to partake in this popular expression of devotion. Plan ahead and have a custom engraved lock ready to surprise your partner. It will win you some brownie points. 


Reserve Your Spot for a Valentine’s Day to Remember

Whether you’re planning a grand proposal or simply looking to add some sparkle to your Valentine’s Day celebrations, a gondola ride through the heart of DFW is guaranteed to make your day one to remember. Plan the perfect "love day" surprise with Gondola Adventures' Valentine's Special Cruise. Buon Viaggio!