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Row Venice

30121 Venice, Italy
+39 347 725 0637
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Great way to see the canals

This was a great way to see Venice from the water - we did the evening tour which includes the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
julie w
Melbourne, Australia
via mobile
I can't recommend this enough!

THE SUMMARY: Okey, so here is the thing: If you want to be on a boat for the sightseeing, then be... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Lucia L
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was a great way to see Venice from the water - we did the evening tour which includes the grand canal. Our guide was great- lots of local knowledge. learning to row a boat on the Venetian canals was a lot of fun- both...More

Thank julie w
Reviewed 3 days ago

THE SUMMARY: Okey, so here is the thing: If you want to be on a boat for the sightseeing, then be prepared to pay high prices for a 30 min Gondola Ride in Venice. However, if you prefer to have a full hand-on ride, adventure...More

Thank Lucia L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I bought the lesson as a Christmas present for my partner and it did not disappoint. Fun to have a go at, lovely to go out into the lagoon, and a really friendly instructor. I was worried about the cold as we went in January...More

Thank AshleighMadelaine
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We used Row Venice for our gondola ride in Venice after reading all the good reviews....and aren't we glad we did. We had a lovely time learning to row and being rowed and the staff really make it. Such a relaxing informative ride and a...More

Thank Emma T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Caroline was a friendly instructor who was patient and encouraging throughout. We rowed through tranquil canals and the open lagoon, with views of the Dolomites in the distance! We got to row in the front and back of the boat, and we were amazed to...More

Thank hadji11_uk
Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

As evidenced by the many stellar reviews, this experience didn’t disappoint. Our instructor, Sofia, was kind and patient - ensuring we had a pleasant time on the water. Also - her English is excellent and she did a great job explaining some of the history...More

Thank Napa1603
Reviewed 14 December 2017

I can't recommend Row Venice enough! We were there during the height of summer (end of July) during a crazy heat-wave, but a nice long row on the canals of Venice at sunset was just what the doctor ordered. My wife had organized the activity...More

Thank Zen M
Reviewed 10 December 2017

I'm glad that other people have had such a good experience, but our experience less summer was less than stellar. (And I see that a few others have had experiences like ours.) We had two different boats - my husband and son were in one...More

Thank lgs73
RowVce, Administrator at Row Venice, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write such a lengthy review. We take our customer service and satisfaction extremely seriously. It is a shame, as you note, that is has taken you 5 months to write your complaint as it is difficult to solve...More

Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

We spent a fantastic few hours with Anna who is absolutely passionate about the gondolas and canals of Venice and with her support me and my 3 sons learnt how to row a gondola! And most amazing of all no one fell in! It was...More

Thank sheena0115
Reviewed 22 November 2017

My boyfriend and I were in Venice, Italy for a short 3 days - and just like every other traveler (tourist) it was on our Bucket List to "Ride a Gondola". However when you arrive you realize that it is SUCH a touristy thing to...More

Thank Karson W
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
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23 July 2017|
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Response from nwhite3 | Reviewed this property |
We went from the cruise port to Row Venice, and I recall it taking approximately an hour. The instructions they provide you are tremendously helpful. Make sure to take the people mover found right outside of port (2 euros, I... More
25 January 2017|
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Response from Living V | Property representative |
Hi, All lessons must be reserved in advance. You may see availability and book directly on the web site.
Suzanne C
29 August 2016|
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Response from 818jyothi | Reviewed this property |
Hi, We booked directly through their website: rowvenice It lists available days/times. they are really good about emailing directions to their meeting point. Enjoy!