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Florence River Cruise on a Traditional Barchetto provided by FlorenceTown

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Florence River Cruise on a Traditional Barchetto

Florence River Cruise on a Traditional Barchetto
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Tour snapshot
Includes short walking tour and boat ride
Duration:
1h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
20
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
See Florence from the water on a scenic Arno River cruise that travels in a small traditional boat known as a ‘barchetto.’ Ride in one of the few such boats still in operation and see landmarks such as the Palazzo Vecchio, Uffizi Gallery, and Ponte Vecchio. Your guide provides a glass of Prosecco to sip en route, and shares detailed commentary about the city.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
Highlights
  • Hear live commentary from the guide
  • Glass of Prosecco provided during the cruise
  • See Florence landmarks from the Arno River
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Hear live commentary from the guide
  • Glass of Prosecco provided during the cruise
  • See Florence landmarks from the Arno River
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5049ARNO
Important information
Inclusions
  • Mini Cruise on the Arno River aboard a Florentine Gondola (approx. 50 min)
  • Cool Wine "aperitivo" or soft drink
  • English speaking fully licensed History guide
  • Only in English for the highest quality
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food
Duration
1h
Departure details
  • Piazza Mentana, 3, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy FLORENCETOWN BOOKING OFFICE, Piazza Mentana 2red FIRENZE (opposite from the Arno River). Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the tour starting time.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • RAIN POLICY:
  • The tour departure might be cancelled due to rain.
  • We will do our best to proceed with the tour. However rain or adverse weather conditions could prevent us from being able to offer an enjoyable and fully safe experience.
  • In case we cancel the tour (and only in this case), guest options are:
  • 1) Rain check to be used the following day or at any other time, subject to availability. The Rain check is a voucher given to client. The voucher is transferable and may be sold or given to others to use at a future date and lasts up to 1 year from date. It has a value that can be possible used in any other tour provided by our company.
  • 2) 100% refund for tour cancellation.
  • Please note that clients' safety and comfort are of utmost priority.
  • In any case, clients should show up at the meeting point at the scheduled time, or contact the office in advance.
  • No-shows will not be refunded.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Inclusions
  • Mini Cruise on the Arno River aboard a Florentine Gondola (approx. 50 min)
  • Cool Wine "aperitivo" or soft drink
  • English speaking fully licensed History guide
  • Only in English for the highest quality
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food
Departure details
  • Piazza Mentana, 3, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy FLORENCETOWN BOOKING OFFICE, Piazza Mentana 2red FIRENZE (opposite from the Arno River). Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the tour starting time.
Duration
1h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • RAIN POLICY:
  • The tour departure might be cancelled due to rain.
  • We will do our best to proceed with the tour. However rain or adverse weather conditions could prevent us from being able to offer an enjoyable and fully safe experience.
  • In case we cancel the tour (and only in this case), guest options are:
  • 1) Rain check to be used the following day or at any other time, subject to availability. The Rain check is a voucher given to client. The voucher is transferable and may be sold or given to others to use at a future date and lasts up to 1 year from date. It has a value that can be possible used in any other tour provided by our company.
  • 2) 100% refund for tour cancellation.
  • Please note that clients' safety and comfort are of utmost priority.
  • In any case, clients should show up at the meeting point at the scheduled time, or contact the office in advance.
  • No-shows will not be refunded.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Piazza Mentana, 3
    Piazza Mentana, 3, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy
    FLORENCETOWN BOOKING OFFICE, Piazza Mentana 2red FIRENZE (opposite from the Arno River). Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the tour starting time.
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Ponte Vecchio
    Corridoio Vasariano
    Palazzo Corsini
    Uffizi
  • You'll return to the starting point
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4.5
55 reviews
Excellent
39
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Joyfulvictoria
Jackson, MS7 contributions
We thoroughly enjoyed our boat ride on the Arno River. Our guide, Fabio, was fabulous. It was a lovely evening. Small boat with 10 passengers, a guide and our skipper who used a long poll to punt or propel us. Perfect in every way.
Written 9 May 2022
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Kathi B
1 contribution
Couples
Beautiful trip down the Arno with informed and interesting overview of the cities history by our friendly and helpful host Marta. We saw a beautiful sunset and the whole experience is definitely worth it for the views of the bridges at a lovely relaxed pace. Thanks again!
Written 6 August 2022
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Cheryl P
1 contribution
Friends
This was a nice boat trip but due to barriers the trip is short in terms of how far you go up the river, and it’s not really as advertised as the information given by the tour guide really isn’t that detailed. There was a lot of silence and he asked is we had questions. I was hoping to learn more about the city and it’s history. We were disappointed by the lack of information shared. Shame it didn’t live up the description.
Written 2 June 2022
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Diana W
2 contributions
Friends
My group booked the Flourentine Gondola Boat Tour. It was VERY bad. We were instructed to arrive at the meeting point 5 min before the start of the tour (6:00pm). At 5:50, they were calling to see where we were …… we were en route, why are we being rushed? When we arrive, we spend the next 5 minutes just waiting until we walk to the boat, which was not ready to board.

The majority of the tour was silent, with random incomplete thoughts by the tour guide. She would provide the bare minimum facts. And we spent the first 15 minutes in silence while she poured the wine and passed it out. By the midpoint of the tour, the group started to ask questions to get more context about the sights we saw, we got a little more out of her, but still not much.

As an avid traveler, and one who loves tours and learning facts about a city, I feel the tour was an extreme waste of time, I would even say boring. Granted, it was very hot, but we weren’t expecting personality as much as we were expecting general facts and knowledge. At one point in the tour she answered a question and followed it by I think, I don’t know. It just seemed like she was not very knowledgeable about the tour she was giving.

By far, the worst tour I’ve ever been on 🥲
Written 24 July 2022
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Discover141185
1 contribution
This tour was a total waste of time and money. We arrived 15 minutes early as requested, and ended leaving 15 minutes late. Our guide did talk about the sites, but it was hard to hear her and also hard to see over the umbrellas people used for the sun. Our tour was advertised as 1 hour and 15 minutes and we were off of the boat in 45 minutes. This was more expensive than the 1/2 dayTuscany wine tour, and the 3-hour pasta making class, (both of which were awesome), so cutting 30 minutes from our time was unacceptable! It definitely was a huge disappointment. There are so many other fun activities available. Don't waste your money on this.
Written 26 July 2022
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Maria F
Stockton, CA6 contributions
Enjoyed being out on the water and seeing Florence from this view. I honestly felt it was a bit expensive for an hour tour with a glass of prosecco. The tour was fine but maybe charge a lower fee. I'm only comparing to other tours I took during my stay and they were more then worth the fee.
Written 14 June 2022
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Mary
2 contributions
Couples
This was a perfect way to end our visit in Florence! The breeze was cool after a very hot day and the view was beautiful. Our guide, Lara was very charming and knowledgeable. She made excellent suggestions for sights to see and added facts about sights we had toured. Thank you! Highly recommend!
Written 16 July 2022
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Jeremy B
1 contribution
Couples
Very enjoyable early evening cruise down the Arno. Our guide was delightful and kept us engaged with interesting stories about some of the buildings, the river itself and the bridges. Chilled white wine was served during the trip (juices were also available) which added some sophistication to the occasion. All in all a very enjoyable excursion, highly recommended.
Written 7 June 2022
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Ruben S
5 contributions
Solo
The guide Francesca P. Was really kind and explain us interesting curiosities while the Cruise. She had a beautiful detal with a glass of wine and taking photos for us. The sunset was amazing un the Arno River.
Written 13 August 2022
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willyiamnot
4 contributions
Couples
AMAZING.
From the start to finish.. Laura was an excellent guide, and the river boat experience was so relaxing. The extra snippets of info given and ability to ask questions as in a small group was great.. I am so pleased we decided to do this.
Written 13 June 2022
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Excellent experience cooking with local chefs
John and Nicolo where phenomenal. We both learned a lot about pasta making and the meal we prepared was so so yummy
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Great family fun!
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Ok activity for kids
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B8987RGkarine
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Fun way to get out of the heat.
Niccoli was a great and patient teacher. Class was well organized. Even my husband who doesn’t particularly like to
mikey_r_1991
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Great evening making Pizza
Family and couple friendly. You get shown how to make a pizza from scratch, and then make your own. No previous coo
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Do it!
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Great way to discover Florence
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Dissapointing experience
Upon arrival we gathered in a room, not a kitchen, but a large room with two convection hotplates and two frying p
cornchip1961
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Learned a lot
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Cooking class florence
The cooking class with David was amazing. He's a great and friendly teacher who pays attention to details. The reci
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If you love pizza!
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Super worth it
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Yum!
Wonderful class on cooking tiramisu, Italian coffee, tortellini, and sampling the market foods. Enjoyed learning ho
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