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Venetian Rowing Lesson provided by Row Venice

Venetian Rowing Lesson

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Overview
To start your lesson, we’ll introduce you to our traditional batelina, once one of the most prolific craft in the city. Now extremely rare, they make an exceptional first-time rowing boat: stable and comfortable.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Ponte dela Saca
    Ponte dela Saca, 30121 Venezia VE, Italy
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  • Pass by
    Laguna di Venezia
  • You'll end at
    Ponte dela Saca
    Ponte dela Saca, 30121 Venezia VE, Italy
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Departure Point
Ponte dela Saca, 30121 Venezia VE, Italy
Duration
1h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
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Additional Info
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 23 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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luvs_trvl_and_dogs wrote a review Nov 2020
Vienna, Austria464 contributions141 helpful votes
We had an absolutely wonderful time with Nan - rowing and tasting Cicchetti. Her knowledge of Venice and explanations of the boat we were in and life on the water in Venice were absolutely outstanding. We were not the best rowers, not by a mile, but we had an absolutely
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Laura A wrote a review Oct 2020
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We had a wonderful time learning to row with Jane. It was a highlight of our visit to Venice and we are so happy to support a women-run NGO!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Jerry Sykes wrote a review Oct 2020
6 contributions4 helpful votes
This is a great experience! It took me a while to get the hang of the rowing (sort of) but the instructor was very patient. It was a little daunting going out into the lagoon, especially as we were distracted by the glorious views of the Dolomites in the distance, but it was
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Katie P wrote a review Oct 2020
Catania, Italy9 contributions
What a wonderful experience! We thoroughly enjoyed our lesson, learning from our guide and her expertise, (and also enjoying her lovely company!). Row Venice lessons offer a fun activity for couples looking for an alternative to a gondola ride and way to experience authentic
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Date of experience: October 2020
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becs1 wrote a review Oct 2020
Bruges, Belgium27 contributions26 helpful votes
Upon our arrival in the beautiful Hotel Heureka we had a rowing class as a part of a package. We had a very very nice experience. Our rowing instructor Caroline was the best! She was very friendly and made it seem very easy to row. Although I did not row a lot...I was lucky that
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Date of experience: July 2020
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By: Row Venice
Windowseatview
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Do this, you'll only suffer a lifetime of regret if you don't.
I had no idea this would be such enormous fun. My tutor, Giulia, was patient, good natured and a joy to be with. I
harry-and-kate
harry-and-kate
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Worth visiting Venice just for this!
OK we were lucky with the weather (which broke just after we finished), we were lucky we had Caroline who was absol
chtinou
chtinou
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Rowing (a)round
Very nice experience, to bring you to another side a Venice and the gondolas... Provided you steer better than us ;
Holly C
Holly C
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Fun way to see a beautiful city!
This was great fun! We decided to do this instead of a gondola ride in venice because it looked much better value f
julianb235
julianb235
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Great fun
This was really great fun and better, in my opinion, than an actual gondola ride. Our instructor Caroline was reall
Jeremy W
Jeremy W
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Really highly recommended
For me, to spend 85€ for 90 minutes learning to be a gondolieri with Row Venice is far better in every way than spe
Roxannneeeee
Roxannneeeee
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As others have said: HIGHLIGHT OF OUR TRIP!
My boyfriend wanted to do the tacky, expensive gondola ride when we went to Venice. Yuck. Not only was I opposed to
tullytimes
tullytimes
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Highlight of our trip!
This was the highlight of our time in Venice! We had the absolute best time with Giulia and we highly recommend thi
27hunterp
27hunterp
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Great fun
Jane was an excellent teacher. While it looks quite easy, it is not but was a lot of fun to try to navigate the boa
MacBeauOnTour
MacBeauOnTour
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A must do on your Venice trip!!
We wanted to do something different during out trip and came across this opportunity. So glad I booked this my husb
Paul C
Paul C
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Fun time on the canals and lagoon
Our family of four really enjoyed our tour in late afternoon. Our kids (12 and 10) quickly got the hang of the boat
thomassI6072AT
thomassI6072AT
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Row Venice
Good time on the canals. It give you a deferent perspective of the canals. More challenging than you think but de
prismbo21
prismbo21
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Easily the highlight of Venice
This was by far the best experience of Venice. Hanna our instructor was patient and accommodating. My kids had a fa
gt71991
gt71991
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Friendly and Fun!
Really friendly staff provided a genuinely authentic experience, a beautiful way to get around quieter Venice.
SabHKG
SabHKG
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what a special way to get to know venice!
family of 4, 12 and 14 yr old children -we all really enjoyed being on the canals of venice on our own terms! elena
Key Details
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Languages Offered: English
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