Evening private rowing lesson in Venice

Duration: approx. 1 hour and 30 minutes 

Location: Venice

per service
up to 4 people

Why choose this experience?

1 Because you will come into contact with the most authentic side of Venice in the evening thanks to a traditional boat ride along the Grand Canal
2 To learn how to row with an hour and a half private lesson by an expert rower
3 Because this is an exclusive and private experience to share with just the people of your choice!

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Important information


All year

Departure point:

'Row Venice Meeting Point' at the bottom of de la Secca bridge at the end of Fondamenta Gasparo Contarini, opposite the entrance gate to the Sacca della Misericordia marina.

Departure time


From 1 April to 31 October
8.00 pm

From 1 November to 31 March
5.30 pm

Languages available



€225.00 per boat, therefore the price per person varies according to the number of participants, up to a maximum of 4 people.

approx. 1 hour and 30 minutes
  • Private rowing lesson
  • What is not specified under "Inclusions"
Additional information:
  • After the confirmation of your booking, you can download a voucher, which will also be sent to you via email. Please remember that you will be requested to show a paper copy of it. Make sure you have it with you!
  • Before booking, please be advised that it is compulsory to print a paper copy of the voucher issued at the end of the online reservation and bring it with you the day of the tour.
  • The instructor will meet you at the point of departure for 20 minutes. If you have not arrived by that time, the lesson will be considered as cancelled. You are kindly requested to carefully calculate the time needed to reach the starting point, in order to arrive on time and enjoy the entire duration of the lesson booked.
  • You are kindly requested to keep your mobile phone on during the day that you have booked the rowing lesson in order to allow us to inform you of any last minute changes due to unfavorable weather conditions and/or promptly contact you in case of unforeseen circumstances.


For cancellations received up to 48 hours prior to the date booked for the rowing lesson, the entire amount will be refunded, with a €37.50 deduction for administrative costs. Beyond this time, or if you fail to show up at the meeting point, you will be charged the total price of the course.

In the event of cancellation due to unfavourable weather conditions for the navigation, you will be promptly contacted to book the lesson at a different time. If this is not possible, you will be refunded the full amount, after a €7.50 deduction for administrative costs.

Unfortunately you cannot be refunded (neither totally nor partially) if you don’t show up at the meeting point at the time indicated on the voucher or if you leave before the end of the tour.Therefore we advise you to locate in advance the meeting point and how to get there in order to avoid being late or any inconveniences that would prevent you from being on time, especially in case of public transport strikes, great events or bad weather. If you need assistance, please don't hesitate to contact us at our emergency contacts indicated on the voucher you will get at the end of the reservation.

Groups that have booked more than two boats can send a cancellation request up to 7 days before the service (the refund will be 50% of the amount paid); For cancellations received later than 7 days there is no refund.

In exceptional cases and/or reasons of force majeure (i.e. acts of nature, strikes, exceptional closures,serious unexpected events or health problems experienced by the person in charge with the service after which it is really impossible to find a substitute) the service you booked might be cancelled. If this should happen, you will be informed as soon as possible and, according to the type of service you booked, you will have the possibility to choose between postponing the service on the first date available or receiving a total refund of the price paid, if the cancellation policy of the service itself allows a refund.

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Full description

Immerse yourself in the soul of Venice slowly and peacefully, letting yourself experience the pleasure of discovery ... Our Venice row at sunset is the perfect opportunity to get to know the city in its most intimate side, away from the hustle and bustle of mass tourism.

You will take part in an hour and a half lesson with an expert female rower to learn how to steer a typical Venetian boat ... And not in any place and while savouring the charm of the most beautiful city in the world! Thanks to this all-new opportunity you will take a row lesson on the Grand Canal at sunset or in the early hours of the evening enjoying unique views, uniquely experienced on the water. Our row in Venice by night is suitable for everyone, even children ... Are you ready to experience an exciting adventure with the whole family?

The instructors

The lessons are the brainchild of a non-profit organization, composed mainly of female rowers, whose aim is to preserve and spread the water tradition of Venice. The association’s main aim is to safeguard 'voga veneta', a typically local style that is employed to steer the boat in an upright and forward facing position. The interest gained over the time, proved by the enthusiastic customer reviews, is a clear sign of the passion of the rowers as well as the will, by tourists and Venetians, to support any initiative aimed at restoring tradition.

The lesson

A row lesson in Grand Canal is a unique opportunity to get to know the city in its most authentic side, devoid of the clamour and dizzying hustle that overwhelm it every day.

The lagoon town offers far more than the well-known attractions that have made it famous all over the world ... Away from overcrowded museums and long queues at the entrance to churches and palaces, there is an intimate and secret Venice that only manifests itself to those who are looking for it. Thanks to this fantastic experience, you will discover the most authentic soul of the city and relish the emotions that inspired artists in every age. Today, the opportunities to admire the city in a genuine way are now rare ... Our Venice row at sunset wants to be one of these rare occasions, a moment of genuineness within the chaotic Venice tourist life

The peculiarity of this tour is that it takes place in the evening ... The most authentic charm of Venice emerges just at sunset, when the city says goodbye to hasty tourists and reveals itself in all its splendor ... It is only when dusk approaches that one can start to feel enthralled by its captivating magnificence! You will have the opportunity to feel at one with its water, cruising along its hushed canals whilst relishing a feeling of tranquillity and freedom.

Sliding past the most elegant historic palaces of the city you will experience Venice from a new, fascinating point of view, losing yourself in the magical combination of architecture and nature that has always characterized the city of water!

The lesson will take place in the Cannaregio district, an area particularly suitable for those who are beginning to get acquainted with the rowing technique. In the evening it is generally not very busy and it takes pressure away from inexperienced rowers! The tour is private and lasts about 90 minutes. It will mainly take place on the Grand Canal, which you will reach navigating along smaller channels.

Upon request, at the end of the tour, you can disembark in front of a typical Cannaregio restaurant, recommended by our rowers, for dinner ... Can there be a better way to end your experience?


Private lesson of Venetian-style rowing at sunset: do not hesitate to book online your row lesson in Grand Canal and immerse yourself in the real charm of the city at sunset!

The service cost is per boat, up to a maximum of 4 people.

For Venetian-style rowing, comfortable clothing and sports shoes are advised, as well as a hat on hot summer days.

If you are interested in continuing the evening at a typical Venetian restaurant, please specify this it at the time of booking.

As the lesson takes place at sunset/early evening, the tour starts at two different times depending on the time of the year:

  • 8.00 pm from 1 May to 31 October
  • 5.30 pm from 1 November to 31 March
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Gondola Lover!!

Mature couple

Booking No. 1831185

Reviewed on 23 Jun `18

'Wonderful Experience!!'

We chose have our gondola lesson in the evening when it was cooler 2000. Wonderful instructor and great experience in the back canals of Venice!!! Could not have been better!!


Enjoying Venetians at home and there local hangouts!!!


Take a water taxi to the marina unless you are good walkers!!

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