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Row Venice

Address: Venice, Italy
Phone Number: +39 347 725 0637
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Ranked #6 of 126 Activities in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Boat Tours, Adventure
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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Type: Boat Tours, Adventure
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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children

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

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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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

This was a wonderful experience, off the beaten track. The two women--Anna and Caroline-- who worked with us were friendly, helpful, encouraging and funny (in English, no less). We had three generations present--ranging from 11 to 70 years old, and everybody had a great time. We had too many people to fit in the boat at once, but Anna and... More 

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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Bought as a present for a significant birthday - absolutely fantastic - cannot recommend the experience enough. I was able to row through the small canals of Venice in the company of two wonderful tutors, both in the art of "Venetian" rowing and correcting my Italian. The perspective of Venice changes when on the water and not just the views... More 

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

I think this is the highlight of my trip. Caroline was a nice and friendly instructor. It was a very unique experience and made me feel less of a tourist. This gave me a different perspective of Venice. After this my wife no longer wants a gondola ride. This is a bit physical demanding, but shouldn't be a problem if... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Great way to see hidden parts of venice and have a go at rowing the Venetian way too. Highlight of our trip and well worth the money, much better value than a standard gondola.

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Hyderabad, India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We did it today nd at least for half of the day we were sad about it :( Thought to do for something different. But learnt a lesson that different is not always enjoyable. Our trainer was good.We reached at 1:30 pm (time was 1:00 pm but we confirmed before tht we will b late and it was not informed... More 

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RowVE, Coordinator at Row Venice, responded to this review

Thanks very much for taking time to leave your comments about your experience with Row Venice. From your description, it's obvious you weren't quite clear on what we offer, so we'll take this opportunity to clarify a few things for future travelers. • Row Venice offers a traveler the rare opportunity to experience first hand the unique style of Venetian... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

My wife and I had a great time with Row Venice. Not only were we able to experience rowing a gondola in the back canals and the lagoon, we also had a very informative guide who shared with us some of the history of Venice as well as the troubles they are facing now. Highly recommended

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Having travelled to Venice many times I thought I had seen and experienced most of what it had to offer. How wrong I was. If you do nothng else in Venice take a 90 minute lesson in how to row a Gondola with Row venice. Our instructor Nan - originally frmo Atlanta but 10 years a Venetian resident was an... More 

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