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Row Venice

Address: Venice, Italy
Phone Number: +39 347 725 0637
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Ranked #7 of 154 Activities in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Learn to row like a Venetian-standing, facing forward, just like the gondoliers-in a beautiful...
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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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Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We found this through Trip Advisor and we are all happy we did! It was the absolute highlight of an amazing visit to Venice. We were met exactly on time and exactly as described in the directions. The boat was very stable and the experienced rower in the back of the boat kept everything safe and gave me a feeling... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The best way to see and understand a City built on water is to travel slowly around the canals guided by one of the helpful team from Row Venice. We spent a glorious sunny day (the week before Christmas!) meandering through the canals and capped the experience with delicious prosecco, wines and cicchetti (all part of the tour) making it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

By far the most interesting, informational and engaging attraction I've visited in Venice, incredibly friendly and good teacher and a wonderful chance to see Venice from the canals without doing the same thing as everyone else, and being stuck in the incredibly busy grand canal. 3 times as long for the same price as a normal gondola ride.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

My partner and I spent a great morning learning how to row with Jane. We booked the trip as we had previously visited Venice and, this time, thought we would try something a little different. We had a fantastic time and will certainly book again when we are next in Venice. How many people can actually say they have rowed... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Anna was our instructor and she was brilliant! Anna is a school teacher and a passionate and competent rower, she was firm in her instructions and did so with humour! My children responded brilliantly to her, they loved the 90 minute lesson as did my husband and I (although I was happy to watch!) My son loved being told he... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

My family of 4 (2 adults, 2 teenagers) had a very fun and memorable experience with Row Venice. I thought this might be a fun and memorable experience for my sons who are "traditional" rowers. Plus it just seemed more memorable than just sitting in the gondola and the price is similar! Felix was our instructor, and he was very... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Not that being with lots of others isn't fun, but I wanted no only to know more about what it takes to be a gondolier, but also about the canals and special places of Venice. I got to the meeting point ahead of time and just wandered around a bit until my teacher arrived - a young woman who is... More 

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RowVE, Manager at Row Venice, responded to this review

Hello Victoria, So glad you enjoyed your lesson with Elena, a Venetian and one of our most accomplished vogatrici! We just wanted to confirm for other travelers that ALL our lessons are private, you will never be combined with any other party. Our boats will take 1-4 rowers, perhaps 5 if three children are under 13 years. So if you... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

We were a group of 5 which included a 75 year-old grandmother and an 8 year-old girl. Row Venice was accommodating of our request to split into two -- they provided two instructors Jane and Christina. Due to being new to the trains in Italy, we missed a few trains that morning and ended up late. Jane gladly postponed our... More 

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Dieppe, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We wanted to try something different during our stay in Venice, so we decided to try Row Venice. What a great choice that was! I don't really do water sports, but the teacher was very patient and encouraging. It was so special to row in the canals of Venice (with the help of the teacher), and to try on our... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We were with a group of cyclists on a tour and an optional excursion was to take Venetian rowing lessons. I had no interest in it (don't do water sports, never rowed, didn't want to wake up early), but my husband wanted to go. I had such a great time! We went very early in the morning, which turned out... More 

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