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Row Venice

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Address: 30121 Venice, Italy
Phone Number: +39 347 725 0637
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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 MUST-DO!!!!

We had read about many Gondola ride experiences being expensive and not as good as people hoped. We therefore thought this be a better experience. (Having now seen the Gondolas... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had read about many Gondola ride experiences being expensive and not as good as people hoped. We therefore thought this be a better experience. (Having now seen the Gondolas, all going round various canals, in a line, like a fairground ride, we are even more pleased with our decision). However, Row Venice is so much more than just better... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great fun. We really enjoyed our experience - much harder to master than I thought, although the children grasped it much faster than us adults!! Excellent value for money. Earlier in the day we had visited the Rialto Bridge, St Mark's Square and were feeling a little disappointed. As soon as our lesson began and we were gondoliering through the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A great experience, a lot better value for money than a typical gondola ride. Great photo opportunities and a unique experience to learn to row. A must do in Venice! I would definitely recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Row Venice is truly one of the most outstanding activities/attractions in Venice. This is my third time visiting Venice, and I can think of no better way to appreciate Venice's history, architecture, culture, canals, and above all, people than through Row Venice. This activity is just as much of a Venice 'must' as San Marco and the Rialto Bridge --... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Book an outing with Row Venice. Adults and kids had a fabulous time. We didn't want it to end. We did the outing which offers wine and light fare. I highly recommend it. Worth every cent and the women who teach you are awesome!! It is a non-profit so you can feel good about it as well. Follow google maps... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We booked Row Venice as something for the family to do in Venice and I can't describe how glad I am that we did! We arrived in Venice and did all the touristy things but felt like sheep following the crowd, we found St Mark's Square and the street around it to be very crowded and a bit boring. Venice... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This tour was my favourite part of my visit to Venice! Much better than a regular gondola ride, about the same price and for triple the amount of time on the water. Franchesca and Valentina were amazing teachers, encouraging and entertaining. They made the whole experience wonderful and even suggested some sights to see for the rest of our trip... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We did the Gondola Evening Row Canale Grande as a family of four (kids aged 7 and 9). Really good communication beforehand (emails, WhatsApp and good directions). Caroline was a really friendly, knowledgable and fun guide. Very brief instructions and then we were off. Caroline steered from the back allowing us to frequently chop and change rower/oarsman down the front.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a great time with Row Venice yesterday. So much better than just a regular gondola ride and for roughly the same price. We found out that a 1/2 hr gondola ride costs 80€ and our lesson went for 1.5hrs and was only 85€! Lots a fun with our great guides and by the end we felt like we could... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Brilliant experience so much for fun than going on one of the normal gondola rides. The guide was fantastic and spoke excellent English. Me and my husband took turns rowing and then even went out into the lagoon and rowed from the back. Lovely knowing that the money goes to help the women's rowing teams too. The guide recommended places... More 

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Staying in Cannaregio

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Cannaregio
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.