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We learned a lot during the Vasari Corridor Tour and the Boboli Gardens was beautiful to walk through. Thanks for a great tour!
Easy meeting point with obvious representatives waiting. Really interesting tour of the Vasari Corridor - knowledgeable guide. Set off at very fast pace through the Uffizi gallery which was a bit disconcerting but guide wanted us to be first of the tour groups to set off through the corridor they start off at approx 5 minute intervals - wish he had told us that at the start! The pace through the corridor itself was fine.
No queue to get into the Boboli gardens but well worth a visit to explore on your own. Very few signs in the garden itself - get a map.
excellent the guide was great. However, because on the prior days storm, we were unable to exit thru the boboli gardens
The Vasari Tour was first class and very enjoyable.
For weather reasons the Boboli Gardens were closed but Viator professionally communicated with us and we have had a refund for this part of the tour
The Vasari Corridor was everything we expected. It is unfortunate that we could not see the Boboli Gardens due to the unexpected weather in Firenze that both caused damage to the ceiling of the Vasari Corridor and closed the gardens. We were very pleased that Viator gave us a partial refund without our asking. We consider you a reputable company
John G United Kingdom
We all really enjoyed the Vasari Corridor Tour. No queues to wait in. Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly and could not do enough to inform us and please us. Wish we had more time for the Boboli Gardens it would have been great to spend more time there, but we were due in Pisa later that afternoon.
HIGHLY RECOMENDED !!!
We had been looking forward to this tour for quite a long time since friends had told us they had done it in the past. We were not disappointed. The tour guide was very informative and the talks along the corridor were enjoyable. It was a pity that it was so hot on the day we undertook the tour as the heat in the gardens was oppressive.
Fantastic experience. Shame that the guide was not with us for the gardens however they are self explanatory.
Our guide was very knowledgeable on this tour of the Vasari Corridor. We truly learned about this passage way for the royalty to pass from one palace to another without walking through the people outside. We did not go through the entire gardens as they were, as we noticed, an uphill climb.
After learning about the Vasari Corridor during my first trip to Florence 10 years ago, I always wondered what it must be like to walk the corridor. I was delighted to find out that the public now has access to the Vasari Corridor. I immediately bought tickets for myself and my travel group. I enjoyed walking the corridor and learning about its history. It was worth spending some time during our brief visit to Florence to do it. Our guide was really into art history, so she spent a lot of time discussing the art work in the corridor. Caution...it is hot in the corridor. There is no climate control. As a result, by the time we arrived at the Pitti Palace, we were wiped out. I wanted to see the Boboli Gardens, but we were too hot to do it. If you are interested in the Vasari Corridor, I highly recommend this tour for you.
The Vasari corridor was special and so worth the experience. It was disappointing to find that the tickets didn't actually enable you into the Bobolink gardens despite it suggesting it did. When it is described as 'with' Boboli gardens?
You have a good feel of how those nobles use the corridor to reach the church/boboli gardens.
If only the guide was much more entertaining ..... She was just ok.
tour of Vasari Corridor was excellent. guide was very informative and we had a SMALL group for a change. Also, there were no other people in the corridor so is was private and we saw some great art and views from the bridge and corridor of others who had no idea we were above them. Highly recommend. The tour of the gardens was just us walking around with no guide. Nice way to just walk around and relax. Gardens were also quite nice.
This tour was so enjoyable. Seeing the self-portraits was really interesting. The sights of the city were different from walking down below on the sidewalks. I would enjoy seeing this again. But one problem, when we arrived at the gardens, the guide had no map for us. Needless to say, we got lost, missed the fort and the opposite side from the grotto, could not find the restrooms or water stations.
Loved the Boboli Gardens and Pitti palace. The guide was so-so
The guide was good and the tour was interesting, but it was really just a short walk through a corridor lined with paintings by mostly unknown artists. The Boboli Gardens were a disappointment as although it was spring, there was no colour or flowers, the fountains weren't working, and the whole place looked like it needed some serious work.
Since my husband and I had a tour of Uffizi before this tour, we were hoping for more information on the Boboli Gardens than what was offered.
Guide was late and not as good as most we have had! The Vasari corridor is quite amazing and we enjoyed the experience. I guess since it was late in the season they just said we could visit the gardens on our own, but no reference was made to them. Skip the line always a good time saving option!
The Vasari Corridor was fascinating. Excellent tour guide and very knowledgeable. I would have appreciated a guided tour of the gardens as they are immense and surely there are highlights.
A very nice way to spend part of a rainy afternoon in Florence, especially for history lovers and Medici fans. Dan Brown readers will find this interesting as well. I booked without the Boboli Gardens option; a good move since it was raining, and my Firenze Card allowed me access to the Gardens on a nicer day.
The explanations of the works of art in the Vasari Corridor were good, but it is not necessary a tour to visit the Boboli Gardens; there is no queue to enter.
The guide was knowledgeable about art and Florence. The group size as a little larger than I would have liked (a little over 25) but it was still possible to hear the guide and see the corridor. The only disappointing thing about the tour is that we could not enter the Boboli Gardens as part of the tour, as advertised. There was some construction or repairs which prevented us from exiting through the Boboli Garden's exit. I believe the agency should have informed people ahead of time about this; the tour was not as advertised. I had already toured the corridor and the Uffizi on a different tour and really wanted to see the Boboli Gardens section this time around. It was still worth doing but I was disappointed in the company for not updating their website about the construction.
My family I did a tour of the Vasari corridor and did the skip the line Boboli gardens tickets as well. We are a family of four, two adults and two children. The Vasari corridor is a kilometer long and it's a hallway with portrait paintings. That's all. Our tour guide was nice and spoke good English, but sadly, the corridor itself is quite boring. The highlights were the views of the Arno and being able to look down on Ponte Vecchio. Regarding the Skip the line passes to Boboli, when we got there, the line wasn't too bad, so not sure we had to pay extra. It was nice to just go in and be able to explore. I have to say that Boboli Gardens is beautiful and worth seeing!
The Vasari Corridor was interesting, but it's difficult to take in, in the alotted time. The artwork is lovely, and is surprisingly composed of a lot of self-portraits of the artists. The guide was kind and explained much about the various styles employed, periods and motivations in a historical context. However, she made two things difficult - she didn't understand how a microphone worked, so she held it to her mouth instead of pinning it to her blouse. This made it very hard to understand her speaking and after a couple of people tried to help, she got irritated and we gave up. The second thing was that the guide was trying to be helpful and told us that we shouldn't visit the Gardens st 2:30 when the tour of the corridor ended, but at 8:30pm when it had cooled off. Good intentions, but the gardens closed at 7:30pm...
An opportunity to visit the Vasari Corridor is not to be missed. This unique edifice is remarkable for its sheer length and audacity, a monument to the hubris of the Medici's. The collection of self portraits along its entire length is remarkable too - and normally closed to members of the public.
My wife and I booked ourselves onto this tour to celebrate our anniversary, and despite some confusion surrounding the meeting place for the start of the tour (which was largely our own fault), we enjoyed the unique experience of being allowed into a place that is normally out of bounds to tourists. Our guide was knowledgeable and friendly, and the use of radio earphones make sure that we didn't miss out on anything that was said.
Another not-to-be missed tourist Florence attraction is the Boboli Gardens, and we had been looking forward to spending a leisurely afternoon wandering around and taking it easy. This was sadly where the excitement of the Vasari Corridor tour turned to great disappointment, because despite the title of this tour, entry to the Boboli Gardens is not included in the price! We were frankly astounded to learn this, given that the gardens are named in the tour title before the corridor. In the UK, Trading Standards would have something severe to say about this (and as I booked the tour via a UK telephone number, I will be referring them to Viator if I do not receive an acceptable outcome to my complaint). The stubbornness of the Viator call centre representative who couldn't understand what was unreasonable about a "Skip the Line: Boboli Gardens with Vasari Corridor Tour" specifically excluding entry to the Boboli Gardens was particularly astonishing.
So ten out of ten for the corridor tour, but nought out of ten for the gardens - and two stars our of five for this review. As they once used to say in Italy, CAVEAT EMPTOR
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