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5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

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  • Location: Venice, Italy
  • Duration:  90 minutes (approx.)

Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Venice Gondola School: Learn How to Be a Gondolier. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

fantastic experience great way to learn about traditional venetian culture, highly recommend

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2014

No one believed I was taking this class or even that there was a class like this. Jane and her staff are ladies that really have the concept, skill and patients to get even someone like myself that is not a good swimmer to love the class and respect rowing, gondola's even more. Thank you so much Jane! I will be back next time to do better I promise!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2014

Excellent and interesting time. Learned about how the gondolas are steered and now have a greater appreciation for how they do it. My guide [I was lucky enough to be solo and had an excellent young woman as an instructor] explained the process to me, showed me, let me try it myself and answered my questions openly. Very good experience.

4 star rating: Recommended
June 2014

Fun, experiential. We had ample opportunities to row. There were 4 of us including my husband and 2 sons (ages 11 and 17). We started at the dock with rowing then when we were in the lagoon we each had a chance to steer. I've had many inner ear infections so my balance is off. I was able to stand and row but didn't feel it was wise to stand at the back and steer. I was able to steer while standing in the boat -- though more difficult than if I were in the proper position because of a limited reach (and didn't fall in or tip anyone out) which for me was a success.

Our instructor was very professional and a good teacher. The only thing that would make it better would be a bit more of the history of gondolas.

4 star rating: Recommended
March 2014

Nice experience. It doesn't take as much effort and strength as I thought it would.

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