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Address: 30121 Venice, Italy
Phone Number: +39 347 725 0637
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

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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Traveling with young kids I wanted to make Venice memorable. It was truly a hit. The kids wanted to do most of the rowing. Our guides were amazing. They gave us Venice insights... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Scottsdale, Arizona
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Traveling with young kids I wanted to make Venice memorable. It was truly a hit. The kids wanted to do most of the rowing. Our guides were amazing. They gave us Venice insights and a great understanding of gondola history. This was a truly unique and memorable way to see and learn about Venice.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was such a cool experience for our family. We always try to find something different in each city we visit to keep the kids (13, 11, 8) interested and this was a memorable and fun cultural activity, which we will all remember for a very long time! The sun came out as our instructor Anna sang and shared Venice... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After negative comments about the gondoliers in Venice (expensive, short trips, talking on cell phones), my husband and I decided to try our hand at rowing the traditional Venetian voga. We had a fabulous time with our guides and highly recommend Row Venice the next time you are in Venice!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There were four of us with Anna as our teacher. The lesson was fun and we not only learned to row from a master but Anna also shared some history of Venice and her passion for the gondola, and she is a lovely singer. She made each of us feel special and talented! This was the highlight of our short... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're not a fan of the conventional gondola ride and want something more interactive and are in for a good time, definitely do Row Venice! They take you out to the lagoon (aka the less touristy areas of Venice) and it was just beautiful out there! I can't remember the names our instructors but they were both so great!... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Me and my boyfriend did the lesson with two charming Venetian girls - Francesca and Valentina. We had such a great time - rowing was fun - we realized it is not easy to be a gondolier! But we still managed not to fall into the watter and as we heard, nobody has ever fallen so no fear :) The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked two boats to accommodate our family (including 4 children). We will never forget the time that we spent working through the canals, trying to master

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our lesson with Jane! We got a 90-minute private lesson, learning to row in quiet canals. It was a gorgeous way to see a different part of Venice and get to learn about an important part of the city's culture. Plus, we were thrilled to learn all instructors are women and the fees for lessons go to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Elena was a fantastic teacher, passionate about showing interested outsiders the culture of rowing in Venice. After a short demonstration of how to master Venetian rowing and a little bit of trying it out, we took off into the canals of Venice. Three of us--plus teacher Elena, skimmed through several of the quieter canals of Venice, experiencing a peaceful, non... More 

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Venice, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An alternative way to enjoy this wonderful city. A great team speaking many languages, but you must book.

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Cannaregio is the second largest sestiere (district) with its busy Santa Lucia train station. Many transplanted Venetians commute from the outlying areas, “terra firma” to the locals, which is shorthand for any place that is not Venice. Two Grand Canal bridges serve Cannaregio, the newest (Constitution, 2008) still a local hotbed of controversy. Ponte degli Scalzi is a busy link to the train station. Nearby shops on the Lista di Spagna offer specialties like pastries and coffee that lure Venetians with a down-to-earth attitude. The Ghetto, where the Jewish population was segregated in Cannaregio, has five historic synagogues with an active Jewish community. The Fondamente Nove bustles with foot traffic to the Rialto and San Marco while vaporettos (water taxis) head to Murano and other islands. Side streets lead into quiet picturesque neighborhoods and palaces like Ca' d'Oro rise directly out of the water.
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