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Address: Venice, Italy
Phone Number: +39 347 725 0637
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: Learn to row like a Venetian-standing, facing forward, just like the...
Learn to row like a Venetian-standing, facing forward, just like the gondoliers-in a beautiful, traditional Venetian all-wood gondolina batella coda di gambero. See Venice from a unique, authentic perspective in this unique outing: you can't row Venice if you haven't rowed Venice.
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A Wonderful Experience!

We had an incredible morning on the quiet canals of Venice learning to row with Sibylle. This was a perfect way to experience Venice. Sibylle's passion (past, present, and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

We had an incredible morning on the quiet canals of Venice learning to row with Sibylle. This was a perfect way to experience Venice. Sibylle's passion (past, present, and future) for rowing in Venice was fantastic and contagious. My wife and I had a great time learning about rowing with her. I cannot think of a better activity while visiting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Our instructors had us rowing a Venetian boat in no time, guiding us through the canals on Venices north side. A great way to learn about this part of Venetian culture and also have nice view of small ctanals and life in Venice. The instructors quickly gave us the skills and confidence to use the standing-rowing style needed for these... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Guides Nan and Lisa showed us a fantastic time on the beautiful canals of Venice. Learning to row the gondola-like boat (not a traditional style gondola but one much more stable to row) was one of our favorite memories of the trip and something we will not soon forget. The guides shared interesting stories about their times in Venice, offered... More 

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

A 40th birthday 'treat' for my daughter - I was so pleased/relieved she enjoyed it! Our teacher Caroline, was lovely - she explained how to row the batellina very simply and gave us loads of confidence. It was so peaceful on the canals around Canneregio - thank goodness Caroline knows Venice like a native, it is a complete maze of... More 

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Somerset, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

This is a must in Venice! You start with an introduction about the boat, the understanding of how you use the oar and away you go! The instructor was amazing! She was very friendly, patient and gave lots of instruction. You learn how to row at the front first along the canals and have the option to learn how to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This was by far the our best adventure in Venice. The instruction was received was both informative and entertaining. Neither of us will be winning a Gondola race any time soon but Row Venice was a blast. It was way better value than a Gondola and an experience we'll never forget You have to do this while you're in Venice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It was fun, hard and exciting. Our guide spoke English well and was very nice. Answered all our questions, very happy. Made it great!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

My friend and I decided we wanted to go on a gondola adventure but definitely did not want to pay the 80 euro/40 minute gondola ride. That is when we found Row Venice. Not only do you get an exciting gondola ride through the beautiful canals of the historic city (which our gondoliers told us all about-- they should also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 via mobile

We booked this activity a family of four and we all loved it. You get to row your own boat. The boat is similar to a gondola just bigger. You are rowing through the narrow canals in the Canareggio district which is much more quitter than the historic district. Almost no tourist and the canals to ourselves. Giulia our instructor... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

I wanted to propose my girlfriend to marry me; but where and which moment in Venice? I found this trip in the Lonely Planet and it was one of our (me and my girlfriend) highlights of our visit to Venice. The rowing takes place in a more quite place of Venice which is very serene and beautiful. Jane (the Australian... More 

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