About Us

World Tour Rowing – You join the travel experts.

Rowing in Europe is an international rowing and travel organization with hubs in the USA and Switzerland. The organization is managed by Volker Fritz. Volker started rowing in the late seventies as a junior and rowed in several regatta events. Today he coaches the recreational rowers in his home club. For several years he has participated in recreational tours and now organizes rowing tours for recreational and tour

Our tours are guided by experienced guides only. Our partners guides meet our high standards and our partner clubs in the world supply support at highest level. We maintain worldwide relationships with local clubs which enables us to adjust our tours and respond to emergencies quickly and effectively.

World Tour Rowing – Rowing the world of rivers and lakes. 

Rowing in Europe provides adventurous rowing tours in many countries in the world. Our specialty: European countries. You also find us in all continents. We are rowing in Asia, rowing in Europe or rowing the Americas… simply rowing the world. We organize annualtours in North America, Asia and Europe. We are constantly expanding our tour selection to explore new places, so feel free to contact us about touring anywhere you wish.

World Tour Rowing – We connect rowers

Our team maintains excellent contacts to the local rowing of your country selected.
We speak your language as well as
the local language, so every tour will be fun for you.


Rowing in Europe is presently the rowing tour operator with the widest network and most extensive connections in the tour rowing world. We operate our own tours and we connect tour rowers to partner operators in all parts of the world. The trips are professionally organized. Volker and his Team of guides and crews want your trip to be a success.

We tour the world
Our tours operate in all interesting areas of the world. Asia, the Americas and European Countries are on our rowing list. Due to the lake and river infrastructure, tour rowing is the most convenient in Europe. 1000s of tour rowing boats are passing these waters. This is why Europe is our most developed market.

What are our unique selling points? It’s the package…

• all tours have been rowed before
• best connections and network in the tour rowing world, worldwide
• highly experienced tour guides, no risk
• we have our own boats, oars and equipment, we will of course also rent if necessary
• we speak your language and the language of the host country

Join the No.1
Already have your group together and trip planned, but would like a local helping hand? The local knowledge our guides bring to the table is irreplaceable. Tell us exactly where you would like to row, how many people will be involved, and organizing your tour won’t be an issue. Not sure what the best river is or which city you should choose? We will help you find that unforgettable place. We will ensure that your trip goes smoothly and all accomodations are accounted for.

Is your group experienced? Even experienced rowers can take advantage of the local knowledge we bring to the table. We can ensure that your trip goes without any major hiccups.

Check with us for availability and current seat rates – there is a contact form at the bottom of this page.

What our guests say…

…Volker and Team: Saint Petersburg was a great tour. Thanks for rowing into all this tiny canals and full-filling my extra wishes. Great pleasure…

Julie St. Petersburg, Russia

…What a great rowing adventure… positively surprised by the boats…. we had a super international crew, multi-lingual communication and very good hosts. All perfectly guided by HH and his wife… Always again…

Alan Rowing in Lithuania

…I have been with Volker for the 3rd time. This was the best tour…. as always good organisation, good food and great rowing.. I loved the international participation (5 nations). Czech like heavy food…

Kerstin Bohemian Tour

…this tour is better than the brochure….”, ” … good lunches…. what a great group of people we met. We are really glad we decided to join this tour. My highlight was the trip to the fish restaurant…

Cat Canada tour, Rideau Canal and Toronto

… with 4 shells the logistics were well organized. Daily trips were very challenging. Good rowing skills of participants…… I do not forget the wonderful places we had our rests and the great lunch brakes. Real adventure tour. Will do it again.

Civil A. Berlin Tour, Spreewald Tour

Great rowing resort…have visited 3 Museums….. I liked getting the food and drinks right at the water. Well done.

Tom Berlin Tour, Spreewald Tour

I liked the idea of starting with canoes and switching to the quads later

Henry Berlin Tour, Spreewald Tour

What a wonderful tour, I enjoyed very much Bruges and Ghent. Ghent and the rivers in the south were for sure my highlights. Didn’t mind eating french fries every day.

Julia Ghent, Belgium

Good boats, good accomodation. Well organized Volk.

HCW Ghent, Belgium

Thank you Volk for this magnificent tour. Thames river is smaller than expected but even more beautiful. Rowing dominates the river.Thanks to Volk’s contacts, we found wonderful places to eat and drink. My highlights? Henley, Leander, Windsor. Compliment to the rowers on the trip: Very skillful recreational rowing…

Pavel Thames River – Oxford to Kensington

… well done team. Even I do not like oysters very much, the places we had our “pit stops” were magnificant. The ocean gets really bumpy sometimes. … great to stop at the see the Dune de Pyla…

Julie Arcachon, France – Coastal Rowing trip

…super adventure, this was a very different experiance from my home rowing base. Bit bumpy, bit wet but overall great rowing. Good selection of restaurants and destinations. RIE team did awsome support. Thanks Volk…

Arcachon, France – Coastal Rowing trip

Amsterdam is worth a trip. Volker and his Team did a perfect planning. Windmills and Vangogh – what a combinaiton.

Valery Amsterdam Tour

Great rowing on Amstel river. Did not expect such a wonderful river.

Chris Amsterdam Tour

Where did you take us Volker? Couldn’t get enough of the “grachts” (Canals). Careful and wonderful rowing. Lots of action in Amsterdam.

Fred Amsterdam Tour

Wow. What a memory rowing the Amstel river and canals of Amsterdam The picturesque skyline, seeing the boathouses from another perspective, navigating thru bridges, pausing to let swan pass by are all memories the will last a lifetime and it is all thanks to Volker and Rowing in Europe. I cannot thank him enough for allowing me to have this experiance…they were responsive, friendly and made it easy for a NJ girl… Dont be shy, contact Volker and get rowing. Have your camera ready…

Tara Amsterdam Tour

4 quad on the lake. The atmosphere was nice, many helping hands, good rowing level and perfect organisation

Ines Alpine Lake Tours

The “cheffe” had it all organized again. Low water on the lake made more km possible. Sunny, super rowing event

Conny Alpine Lake Tours

We enjoyed the little prosecco break in the boats and the excellent food at the canoe restaurant. Will always come back

Marc Alpine Lake Tours

Lake Lucerne was amazing. Water and mountains. We even jumped in an 8+ from a local club. Thanks Volk

Sarah Alpine Lake Tours

Aiquebelette is probably one of the nicest lakes in the world. Green and blue colors.

Gareth Alpine Lake Tours

Wow, Lake Geneva and Lago Maggiore in 3 days. Cannot tell which lake is nicer. Volker, thank you for making this possible.

Ruth Alpine Lake Tours

Rowing and sightseeing was organized well. I did not know, that there are so many different roses as seen on the ‘Rose Island’. Lots of ‘singing in the rain’

Julia Lake Starnberg and Munich Tour

…magnificant, real nice area, pricing ok, some porting was needed, but everybody was very helpfull…Good company, 4 day trip too short, make it 5 days with less stress…

Pivo Rhine River Tour

Great. We did not know that Berlin was such a great city. We liked the molecule man.

Pedro Rhine River Tour

Volker organized this tour real well. Hotel ok, Trip wonderful, weather couldn’t have been better.

Inga Rhine River Tour

Switzerland was beautiful, the water was dreamy and the tour was magnificent. I will be going on another rowing tour.

Adrian Rhine River Tour