Evening Traditional Rowing Lesson in the Grand Canal, Venice
Evening Traditional Rowing Lesson in the Grand Canal, Venice
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  • Sport level
  • Spoken languages
    English, Italian, French, German, Spanish
  • Duration
    1.5 hr
  • Opening seasons:
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Activity description

As the sun starts to set, the hustle and bustle of Venice and its canals starts to fade away which makes it the perfect time to discover its evening magic!

During this private 90-minute rowing lesson in the evening, you’ll learn the basic rowing techniques in a batela coda di gambero, a rare, hand-crafted “shrimp-tailed” boat before gliding through the Grand Canal as the sun starts to disappear. These special batela coda di gambero are not gondolas; they were once the most popular boats in Venice until they began to disappear after WWII with the arrival of motorboats. Nowadays, they are a unique sighting and can be easily spotted in many Italian paintings by Carpaccio, Guardi, and Canaletto!

In the evening, the usually busy Grand Canal takes an alluring new shade as you become surrounded by a sense of peace and the glowing lights of Venice. You’ll also get to row in smaller side canals that are no longer home to the day’s busy traffic, which makes it the ideal evening excursion if you’re looking for some peace of mind in one of the most beautiful cities in the world!

For your next holiday, learn the Venetian stand-up style of rowing and discover the secret charms of Venice as the sun goes down!

minimum 1 y/o
Cancellation policy: 
moderate1) Cancellation 10 days or more prior to the agreed activity starting date
→ You are automatically refunded for the full activity price

2) Cancellation between 4 and 10 days prior to the agreed activity starting date
→ You are entitled to a 50% refund

3) 4 days or later, prior to the agreed activity starting date, is considered last-minute cancellations
→ No refund will be made
Activity requirements

Meet your instructor at the Row Venice meeting point on the Ponte de la Sacca bridge outside the Sacca Misericordia boat marina. Do not enter the marina gate for any reason. 

Special terms

This is a private lesson that is priced by boat rental.

Each boat holds up to four people.

This activity could be canceled or postponed due to weather conditions.

It's recommended to bring an extra layer for cooler evenings since the temperature gets lower on the water.

Start times for this activity is dependent on the months:

Nov-Mar: 5:30 PM
April-Oct: 8:00 PM

After the activity, you have the option of being dropped off in the Cannaregio area. Please contact your instructor after the booking to discuss further details.

  • Experienced instructor
  • Private boat rental & lesson
Do not forget to bring
Do not forget to bring
  • Comfortable clothing
  • Athletic shoes
  • Water
  • Hat
Meeting point
Fondamenta Gasparo Contarini, 5540, 30121 Venezia VE, Italy Get directions


Average rating
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