This is the only tour where you can learn how to be a gondolier! It's great fun and an interactive experience.
A very enjoyable way to enjoy Venice. We were rowing the Gondola for 90 minutes and the instructors were very knowledgeable and it was a joy to do, far better than being rowed about
A very enjoyable experience moving about the Northern canals and lagoon that you otherwise probably wouldn't see. It's a really different way to experience Venice.
Francesca and Valentina, who were instructing me, were slightly and understandably delayed getting to the meeting point, and I was able to easily make contact with the organisation to find out what was happening, so no need to have worries on that score.
The experience was one to remember.
This was without doubt the highlight of my trip to Europe. My wife and I had a a session to ourselves with our two guides who were super friendly. We learned some basics on the dock before before getting in, and then my wife and I took turns. To me, this felt much more unique than just going on a gondola ride and it made for some great photos.
One small note - apparently the boat we were on wasn't technically a gondola. It was a similar type of boat. This didn't make much of a difference to me.
If you're of the opinion that it's better to do rather than watch, then this is a must. My husband and I took our 13 and 16 year old sons on this. We all had a go at paddling, both in the canals and in the lagoon, at the front of the training godola and also standing up at the back. It was the best thing we did during our short stay. Highly recommended.
This was my birthday present to myself. My wife and I took the 1 hour lesson and we had Gabriel for our Guide. She was super, took us on the lagoon as well. Would highly recommend this tour.
Brilliant tour, knowledgable guide. Great fun, well worth the money.
best tour ever!!! Lisa and Grnonare spectacular teachers, guides and tutors!! this is the one activity in Venice not to be missed!!!!
This tour was incredible! Our teacher was amazing! And very reassuring, as I and #39;m a little afraid of boats. She made it all possible and I felt comfortable enough to even try a little rowing! Incredible experience worth every penny and more!!!
This is a must!
Gondola school was amazing! I'm so glad we did this. So much better than simply riding in one. Our teacher, Nan, said that you can't really understand Venice unless you get on the water, and we couldn't agree more. My husband and I both had such a good time learning to row, actually participating in something so vital to Venetian life. This was an amazing experience, and we'd do it again! Can't recommend enough. Get out there and row. :
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