Row Like a Gondolier: Venice Rowing 2-Hour Lesson

Row Like a Gondolier: Venice Rowing 2-Hour Lesson

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Key Details
2 hours
Mobile Voucher Accepted
Live Guide
Spanish, English, Italian

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What You'll Do
  • Learn to row like a true gondolier
  • Take in the beauty of the Venetian Lagoon
  • Hear about the history of Venice and its traditions from your guide
  • Ride on traditional Venetian wooden boats
  • Discover a new skill and enjoy a fun day away from the classic tourist routes
Learn the basic techniques of Venetian-style rowing and get on your way to rowing like a true gondolier with this unique 2-hour class in the heart of Venice. Together with your instructor, you'll experience an authentic piece of Venetian culture.
What to Expect
Together with your English-speaking rowing instructor, you'll head towards the southern Venetian Lagoon where your maestro will teach you the basic techniques and tricks of Venetian-style rowing.

You won't need any athletic training, just some energy and enthusiasm! The lesson is 2 hours long, and during that time you'll row through the picturesque waters of Venetian Lagoon, taking in the beautiful views and iconic landscapes of Venice. Also, you'll get to know the history and traditions of Venice and its islands from your instructor.

You'll be doing your part to keep Venice's culture and history alive by learning one of its most important and beloved traditions!

For this lesson, the boat you'll use is called the Sampierotta; a safe and steady typical Venetian boat made from local wood. The Sampierotta is a very versatile boat that can move by motor, rowing, or sailing. Experience an authentic part of Venice's history with this unique lesson on the city's picturesque lagoon.
What's Included
  • Trip on a local Venetian boat
  • Rowing lesson
What's Not Included
  • Transportation
  • Drinks
  • Other personal expenses
Meeting Point

The meeting point is in Piazzale Roma (the local bus terminal, very easy to reach by foot and by public transportation) in front of Garage San Marco, Venice.

What to Remember
Please remember to wear comfortable clothes and shoes.
If it is hot bring a hat and sun screen.

Cancellation terms: 50% of fee for cancellations 7 days before the tour. Cancellation after 7 days before the tour, no refound. No show, no refound.

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