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We had a wonderful time. We learned so much on this inquest adventure. We had great instruction! Love every moment Nutella!
What an amazing and unique experience! Definitely harder than it looks but so much fun!
A great experience and very rewarding as you get a private gondola rowing lesson and take the gondola out onto the lagoon. A bit scary standing on the back of the boat for the first time but that's what makes it fun!
What a great experience this was for our family. I stumbled upon this activity when looking for a gondola ride for our trip to Venice...saw a review for it as an activity recommended for people who like to learn. We chose this over a gondola ride and were thrilled with it. The instructor and translator were amazing. Loved speaking with our translator about Venice. Our instrictor, Luigina was fantastic - so patient and encouraging -- all in Italian. It was a highlight for our trip to Venice. I was humbled at how much more difficult it is to row! A lot harder than it looks but by the end, we all had it somewhat figured out. I would highly recommend it.
Fantastic and unique experience. Fantastic instructor Anna. We really recommend this tour for everyone.
Fantastic experience and so much better than paying twice the amount for having someone do it for you. Was a great laugh and would be perfect for couples and families.
That was an amazing experience. The teacher was great and the opportunity to help this association is even more valuable. Thank you very much to the team.
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.
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.
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. :
We want to tell you how wonderful our tour was with Caroline! She was fantastic, fun, patient, kind, very knowledgeable, and a great teacher! She made our tour fun and exciting! I have recommended this tour to everyone I know that goes to Venice. Even folks who go to Italy, I tell them to get to Venice, even if just for the day, and take this tour! Whenever I am in Italy, I will definitely be taking all my family and friends on this tour. This was way better than just taking a gondolier ride!
Caroline gave us a onceinalifetime, absolutely faaaabulous experience that we will always cherish! Don't miss out on this tour!
This was my favorite thing I did in Venice! What fun! Why ride in the gondola when you can drive it? Everyone should do this!
Was the perfect way to get quality time on a gondola, and appreciate the skill required. The instructor was magnificent.
Going to Gondola school was a really different and special thing to do. My wife and I both had a go at rowing and we were expertly tutored by a female gondolier. She was very knowledgeable and patient with us both.
We will definitely do this again but you have to be fit!
I was absolutely stoked about this activity. I cannot recommend it more. Eliza was fantastic and very personable. Making your way through the quiet canals with the mini gondola was simply amazing. Peaceful and beautiful, and you're driving it! Fantastic! Thank you!!!
Really great! Julia was so patient with us, and managed to keep us relaxed throughout! We learned so much more about the way navigation is run in Venice, had the best time on the canals and then out in the open laguna. Absolutely memorable experience and a super bargain for the price considering the prices in Venice are high on all tourist attratractions. What a super idea you've had and I am so glad I found this activity by chance on the net.
I highly recommend this tour to anyone who wants to know more about rowing and the importance of the canal in Venice. Ana was amazing, and inspiring. She was a passionate and knowledgable teacher. She instilled confidence enough to make me feel excited about rowing and not terrified of falling in. It was a wonderful picture of how Venetians use the canals for everything and how rowing can slow down the pace of the city in an extremely positive way.
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