Our guests tell it best! Here are just a few of the comments that we have received. Want to hear directly from a past customer? Just ask, and we will connect you. And if you are curious about who takes our trips, have a look at these blog posts about past guests.
What People Say About Us
I have been on trips with you before and will continue to join your trips as long as they work as well as those I’ve been on so far. Yes, I do recommend you.
I had always wanted to take part in Vogalonga, and it was great to have everything organized as had tried before and found it difficult to do.
Swansea, United Kingdom
I would like to convey my thanks to you, Ruth and to Henri, Corrine and Catherine for a fantastic rowing tour. Despite the issues with low river levels, we had heaps of fun! The standard of accommodation and food exceeded my expectations. I loved the sightseeing offered and was very lucky to experience the tour with such a great group of people. I’d love to go on another rowing tour in another couple of years.
The variety of hotels and restaurants was wonderful! I really enjoyed the additional cultural adventures and museum trips.
Great mixture of rowing and cultural activities. I love meeting new people on each trip. Great locations to choose from too.
Treasure Coast, U.S.A.
Following the changing river made every day varied in terms of scenery, the terrain of the river and activities.
As this was my first RTW trip, I felt it was great to have it in my own “backyard” … The trip through the Pinkertons was the best day for me but each day had something new that maybe wasn’t seen or done on other days. I enjoyed the hike as a change of scenery… I felt the entire group was very cohesive. Loved the whole experience.
I really loved getting to know my roommate, Liza, and coxing with her in the stroke seat. A trip like this is such an invaluable experience to connect with like-minded people.
I had an amazing trip. The group all got along really well, there was a fair distribution of coxing duties, and the scenery was spectacular. Nikos and Iannis were great guides. I felt secure at all times, even when the conditions were rougher – I had an enjoyable outing in the single with lots of handy tips from Iannis, and Nikos was always close at hand.
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Rowing on Lake Como was a highlight of our recent trip to northern Italy. Rowing Concierge organized this for our crew, we simply set the date which suited us, and Ruth Marr took care of the details. We rowed in a beautiful wooden 8+ ‘Città di Como’, built in the 1950s. Our rowing partners from the Lario club were delightful and hospitable. A marvellous and truly memorable experience.
R. Boucaut Port Adelaide Rowing Club
Ruth Marr organized for us as a group of five the tour on the Shannon, just a week after the FISA World Rowing Tour. We had a very individual tour with highly interesting sights and adventures on the river and sightseeing points, perfectly organized by Ruth. Ruth chose nice hotels and picked beautiful places to eat. Thanks to her, when the water was not rowable, we got a well-organized alternative program, so we got to see other beautiful places in Ireland. She was a very agreeable guide and companion…we love her for that and thank her deeply!
Christine Kienast, Heidi und Walti Peier, Giaccomo Würgler Seeclub Küsnacht
I have been lucky enough to spend a fair amount of time in Italy and Switzerland, for business and pleasure. But I have never before experienced anything like rowing out of Bellagio, on Lago Maggiore and at Orta. The Rowing the World Tour was an amazing variety of incredibly scenic six days of glorious rowing combined with great engagements with wonderful Italians and Swiss who love rowing as much as I do but in very different ways. Michele in Bellagio was the consummate guide, full of knowledge and warmth. Rowing was more than a sport or activity. It was a way of engaging the people and absorbing the unique and special places of the lake region of northern Italy and southern Switzerland.
P. Ives Prairie Fire Rowing Club
The row at Societa Canottiere was excellent. The door was open, Alberto was at his desk and had me out in a classic wooden boat in just a few minutes. I rowed for about an hour, and it was wonderful to be on the Arno rowing under the Ponte Vecchio. Alberto was very gracious, and I felt very privileged to be welcomed into their club for a short visit. Thank you very much for all your work on my behalf to arrange the row with Alberto. You did a great job at being the "rowing concierge" and providing me with this great opportunity. It was a wonderful way to end my first trip to Italy.
I have been lucky enough to spend a fair amount of time in Italy and Switzerland, for business and pleasure. But I have never before experienced anything like rowing out of Bellagio, on Lago Maggiore and at Orta. The Rowing the World Tour was an amazing variety of incredibly scenic six days of glorious rowing combined with great engagements with wonderful Italians and Swiss who love rowing as much as I do but in very different ways. Michele in Bellagio was the consummate guide, full of knowledge and warmth. In Como, I felt as if I’d been invited along on the Sunday row that Paolo, Gianni, Francesco and Ricardo had been doing for years, but our presence had occasioned dusting off their beautiful old boat that had been on the lake since the 1940s. After a beautiful row in Locarno, we shared prosecco to celebrate our Swiss rowing friend’s birthday. In Orta San Giulio, the world-class sculler, Stefano, generously adjusted oars and boats for us but also took the afternoon to show us one of his favourite walking trails and took us up into the mountains for dinner at one of his good friend’s restaurants. Rowing was more than a sport or activity. It was a way of engaging the people and absorbing the unique and special places of the lake region of northern Italy and southern Switzerland.