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Great value for a great experience

Once we arrived in Venice we had been certain we would take a gondola ride. When we saw how... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Helen G
A Magical Ride That Will Fill You With Childlike Wonder.

Upon returning home after three weeks in Venice, our experience rowing the Grand Canal with Row... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
kristenr679
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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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Hours Today: 10:00 - 19:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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30121 Venice, Italy
Cannaregio
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Once we arrived in Venice we had been certain we would take a gondola ride. When we saw how expensive it was and how everyone stopped and stared we weren't so sure. But then we saw this experience last minute - just 5 euros more,...More

Thank Helen G
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Upon returning home after three weeks in Venice, our experience rowing the Grand Canal with Row Venice stands out among the greatest highlights of our trip. I stumbled upon this adventurous group of souls after reading a wonderful article published in The Globe and Mail...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Having visited Venice many times and visited a couple of the. Workshops where they make oars and forcole I was keen to try this fascinating technique. It’s not as easy as it looks! Surprisingly however once you get the hang of using your weight instead...More

Thank Michael B
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My family of four (with kids age 18 and 12) thoroughly enjoyed our experience with Row Venice! Gabriella was a wonderful guide who ensured all four of us caught on to rowing and steering. My son wasn't sure how to row at first, but Gabriella...More

1  Thank Nancy_uga
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a great way to experience the venicien waterways. It was a lot of fun and a good way to get to see how the locals uses the boats. The teachers were friendly. Highly recommended

Thank ber482
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked this adventure for our family last minute and they fit us into a spot the next day. It's in a beautiful part of Venice that is quiet and full of locals. They had us rowing within minutes of getting started. My 5 and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an amazing experience. Our instructor was Anna. She was funny, informative and a great tutor. We spent an enjoyable 90 minutes learning how to handle our boat on the canals and in the lagoon. You don’t have to be too fit, but you...More

Thank Peter H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my boyfriend booked a 'learn to row a gondola' through row venice. It was an amazing experience. The staff were brilliant explaining all about the gondola & the ors. We were taken down a small canal to get used to the technique before...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was one of the highlights of our three-week trip around Europe! How many people can say they've rowed a boat around the canals of Venice?! Caterina and Regina were our instructors/guides and are both absolutely wonderful people. I definitely recommend doing this instead of...More

Thank musicalna
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was super fun. Make sure you tell them if you don't like fish. If you don't you will get a lot of fish.

Thank seatripdave
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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
...More
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Tony M
14 June 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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karasnashed
18 March 2018|
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Response from Lucia L | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, it is not a ticket per person. You hire he boat. Go to their website and you’ll find the prices per boat and experience offer.
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hopetobeinitaly
27 February 2018|
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Response from Marti W | Reviewed this property |
The guides provide several layers of wet suits from nose to toes. I would contact them and ask but I doubt it will be a problem.
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