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About Row Venice
Learn to row like a Venetian! Try the stand-up style made iconic by the gondoliers. You'll support this local tradition with a sustainable activity as you connect with Venice in a rare, traditional Venetian all-wood batella coda di gambero. You can't know Venice if you don’t row Venice!
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

So if you’ve read the reviews you’ll already know this isn’t a gondola tour of Venice, but an actual rowing lesson - so I’ll review it as such. (As a gondola tour it is only 2 star. Go do an actual gondola ride) Overall the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had an enjoyable afternoon learning how to row and navigate on the canals and the lagoon. The four of us had a decent shot rowing, trying to master the technique while standing up. It’s a different technique to classic rowing, with open oarlocks. It...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank helpathand
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an amazing experience, and we felt privileged to be guided by our experienced rower Nancy. The time flew by as we learned how to row and keep our balance. I had a slight wobble in confidence on the lagoon, but Nancy was incredibly calm...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank TravellerMo11
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Found this on trip advisor “as something different to do off the beaten track” and absolutely glad that we did do something different!!!! An amazing tranquil experience especially on the lagoon and Caroline was an absolutely brilliant teacher and guide!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Msk174
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a precious opportunity to get a bit hands-on with one of Venice’s iconic experiences, gondola riding/rowing/steering (?). This was a fun half-day pretend-rowing (with the main instructor actually controlling the whole time, thankfully) experience. We learned not only a little about gondola rowing technique...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank calalum97
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am a geek and a lifelong paddler. It was beyond amazing to not just watch the gondoliers display their unique rowing talents but to have the opportunity to get in a boat and try it for myself. One thing we did to enrich the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank DreadPirateRobin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great experience, a highlight of my time in Venice. Jane was extremely helpful and patient in helping me learn. It's not as easy as it seems but it's a lot of fun and something different. Thanks Jane!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Michael B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We hired two boats between our family with children from 5-13 years and had Anna and Guilia as our instructors - it was such a fantastic experience. I was absolutely terrified it but Anna was so kind and coaxed me in - the children adored...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank BJSDublin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was certainly a highlight of our trip to Venice! We had 2 gondolas with wonderful tuition from Giulia and Lisa. They were both very bubbly and more than happy to share their experiences on Venetian life. Our teenage daughters certainly enjoyed learning from them...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Stuart C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved this experience of navigating the canals like a local. Our guides Lisa and Giulia were very friendly and excellent teachers. They also made things fun and interesting too. Highlight was pulling up the boat and eating the most delicious snacks. Also loved the fact...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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December 10, 2018|
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Response from greytop | Reviewed this property |
Our instructor, Nan, rowed the entire time and my wife and I traded off. You really need two people rowing in order to navigate traffic and make progress. This isn't a gondola ride. However, standing and rowing doesn't... More
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Sonali D
June 29, 2018|
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Response from Row V | Property representative |
Just click 'BOOK YOUR LESSON' on our website.
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June 14, 2018|
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Response from 11Russell11 | Reviewed this property |
Just checked and the website seems active. You need to go to the "Book Your Lesson" page. We paid 85 euros for an hour and a half lesson.
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