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What to expect:
2 hours gondolier experience in Venice
Learn how to be a gondolier from a local expert
Glide around the canals on board a sturdy "sanpierotta", one of the most beautiful typical boat
Discover how to stop, steer and row effectively
Private experience with maximum of 4 people ensures a personalized experience
Learn how to be a gondolier in Venice on a 2 hours tour rowing experience on the city’s most beautiful canals! Meet your instructor and learn how to row around the venetian lagoon and glide the quitter city canals. Numbers are limited to 4 on this small-group activity, ensuring personalized attention at all times. Meet your instructor in a quite area of Venice and then head to the waterside were your sanpierotta is ready and waiting for you. More stable then the traditional gondolas, sanpierotta have been used for centuries to let the Venetians move around the city. Start your experience with some on-land training to learn how to keep your balance on the water. Then hop aboard your sanpierotta and discover the tricks to gently row, steer and stop on the water.
Learn how to row with your long single oar. Practice on quieter canals and when you feel more confident head out along the picturesque canals.
As you glide listen to your instructor talk about the history of the boats and the life in the ancient Venice. This type of rowing was invented to help the early Venetian travel around the water of the lagoon.
After nearly 2 hours of learning how to row like a gondolier, return to dry land. Your “gondolier” experience finishes in the same place as the starting point.
2 people: 50€/person
3 people: 40€/person
4 people: 35€/person
Kids < 14 years old: FREE
(Prices include the membership card)
PLEASE NOTE: You cannot book a lesson online less than 24 hours in advance. If you see a suitable time slot open, book a future date and note your preferred time in your message. We will confirm an instructor and notify you immediately. Make sure you are available at your preferred contact cell or email.
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