Venice: 2.5-Hour Rowing Class and Waterways Tour

3.9 / 5

9 Reviews

Venice: 2.5-Hour Rowing Class and Waterways Tour

From US$ 59.59 per person

Discover the canals and lagoon of Venice in a fun and unconventional way. Learn how to row a traditional Venetian boat on this 2.5-hour tour, while connecting with the traditions of the city.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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COVID-19 precautions
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Duration 2.5 hours
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  • Discove Venice and its lagoon on board a traditional boat
  • Learn the technique of Venetian rowing
  • Receive a certificate of attendance at the end of your tour
Full description
Learn the technique of rowing a traditional Venetian boat, and how to navigate the canals of the city. Gloria Rogliani, a champion rower, will guide along the canals through the heart of the Venice. Follow a route that is far from the usual tourist areas, until your reach the lagoon and the island of Murano, famous for its artistic glass production. During the tour, your guide will teach you how to row standing up, and how to distinguish between different types of boat. Learn the history of rowing and discover the history and customs of Venetians from your informative guide. Explore hidden corners of the city and admire the incredible panoramic views on the lagoon. Your tour ends at Cavana Tintoretto, located in the district of Cannaregio, that you will have the chance to explore by yourself. At the end of the tour, you’ll receive a certificate of attendance.
  • Rowing lesson
  • Canal and lagoon tour
  • A certificate of attendance
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with mobility impairments
COVID-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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Meeting point

Meeting point for this tour is in Cannareggio, Fondamenta Madonna dell’Orto (Calle Larga Piave), 3500 - 30121 Venezia, in front of Grand hotel Dei Dogi. Meet at 10:00 AM.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  •  Please wear comfortable clothing
  •  You can row in bare feet or in shoes, but it is recommended that you do not wear shoes with a leather sole
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.9 / 5

based on 9 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.0 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.8 / 5
  • Safety
    4 / 5
  • Service
    4.0 / 5
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Carlo and Nicoló made us feel like true gondoliers

The activity was great: a good mix of learning to paddle, visit canals and lagoons and learn stories of the Venetian past. The instructors are very important, as they made the experience super enjoyable and entertaining. Of course, 2.5 hours is too long (tired of rowing so long). An activity of 1.5 hours is more appropriate. The instructors also said it, which always happens and they have already noticed it several times. To consider!

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October 7, 2019

Best value and experience in Venice

Loved this experience! Definitely made my Venice trip worth it. The instructors were so nice and it ended up being a private lesson because I went on an off day. Only issue was that there was a last minute cancellation by the instructor but GetYourGuide customer service gave me a rescheduled time later that day with 30 min.

June 5, 2019

Do not speak the reserved language. 2.5 hours is too long in my opinion. The discovery of the canals is quite nice. I think we really have to get rid of language. Our teacher was a very nice kid

May 31, 2019

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