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Row Venice

Venice, Italy
+39 347 725 0637
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Ranked #6 of 99 Activities in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Boat Tours
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Traveler Description: With Row Venice you have the opportunity to learn how to row like a Venetian!  This is the Venetian style of rowing - standing up, facing... more »
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Warrington, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

This was a fantastic experience - my daughter and I enjoyed learning to row Venetian style whilst on a short trip to Venice . It was great fun and a wonderful way to see parts of Venice you might not normally see. Our instructor Felix was very patient and very knowledgeable about Venice. Would definitely recommend it.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

My boyfriend and I (from Scotland) visited Venice with my cousin and her boyfriend (from Canada) and booked this in advance after seeing the great reviews on TripAdvisor. We had a fantastic time! SO much better value than a gondola ride - standard gondola ride is €80 for 30 minutes and this was €40 each for 90 minutes. Such a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 via mobile

This was absolutely the highlight of my husband's trip to Italy and a totally new learning curve for him. If you are looking for an authentic experience then this will be for you. Nancy & Margarita were great teachers. We will have lovely memories & pictures of this breezy day on the canal in Venice.

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Phoenix, Arizona
3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The tour was thoroughly enjoyable. Our guide, instructor and resident sommelier - Nan, was patient and helpful in broadening our understanding about background and operation of the Voga, and all things Venice. After some initial training, our party gently cruised the side canals to the north of Venice, eventually entering the lagoon, which allows a better perspective of the city... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Anna was our insyructor and she was absolutely lovely and a pleasure to have around! Row Venice offers a completely different experience from your typical gondola ride. We learned so much about venetian rowing history and about the boats they use. It is definitely not as easy as they make it look but this lesson is worth every penny. Highly... More

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Berkeley, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

My friend and I agreed this was the most amazing and magical experience in our life. If you are not athletic (like me), don't let that stop you from doing this! Our guides, Felix and Sophia, made us feel extremely comfortable and safe. We hope to have the opportunity to Row Venice again!

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Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 via mobile

We had a fab time with Nancy, who taught us how to row. It was really good fun and a bit of a workout as well. It was nice to be away from the crowds and explore the canals in peace. A really clever concept!

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

My husband and I tried out Row Venice. We enjoyed the experience. Some takeaways: 1. You learn the basics in an hour and a half, don't expect to be an expert 2. Nan was our instructor, very informative and cordial. Enjoyed her teaching! 3. Got some sweet pics out of it and felt boss while steering the boat 4. If... More

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We signed up for the Chiccetto Row, and had an amazing experience, Our guide, Felix, was very patient with us as he explained how to row a gondola. All I can say is - it's way harder than it looks! Happily the lessons were in a boat that looks just like a traditional gondola, but is a bit wider and... More

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Nan was our instructor and arrived at the marina gates on time and introduced herself to me and my wife. Her instruction was excellent, our execution was less so! But there is nothing like messing about on boats and we had a great time out on the lagoon and on the canals around Cannaregio for our 90 min lesson. We... More

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