4.5 star rating: Recommended 74 Reviews

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  • Location: Florence, Italy
  • Duration:  90 minutes (approx.)

Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Florence River Cruise on a Traditional Barchetto. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

What a fabulous trip down the Arno River. Our tour guide was the best and made our ride so enjoyable. We started off by meeting at a certain area and than walked to the river. We had 2 boats full. The sun was going down and made for a picture perfect trip floating down and back up the river. Drinking champagne and enjoying the scenery was the way to go!!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Reasonably priced, walk to river was okay but river tour wS exceptional.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Nice

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

I really enjoyed this trip - it was a gentle meander along the Arno - our guide Michael was charming and very knowledgpeable and enthusiastic.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

My husband and I took this tour on our arrival day. It is a nice introduction to Florence and a good way to stay awake.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

This was a really lovely trip, hosted by a very professional guide. It was immensely atmospheric and conducted in a vert friendly and welcoming way.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Guide was full of pertinent information on Florence and the buildings on the Arno... No problem exchanging voucher on arrival.... Good group.... Perfect way to spend the sunset sipping a glass of Prosecco !!!! Would definitely put this on the list for Florence.....

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Great fun, we booked this at the very beginning of our trip so we could get better equated with Florence as we were only visiting for a short time! Barbara was a great tour guide, knowledgeable and funny. Great start to a magical weekend

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Took the evening cruise! No negatives. Very good.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Loved the tour! Learned some cool history about Florence. Tour guide was great!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

A delightful experience. Our guide Caterina was lovely and very funny. The trip was relaxed and informative. Cruising along the Arno with a glass of Prosecco is just the best way to see the Ponte Vecchio...away from the crowds and the bustle of the tourists. Just lovely! So glad we did it. And Caterina's fun approach added just the right note. Do it!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

This is the second time I have been on this amazing boat ride and I would definitely go again!! it's a one-of-a-kind experience and gives a completely different appreciation of Florence when seen from the river. Our guide Jessica was very friendly accommodating and shared a lot of great information

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

Small tour but very informative - super guide and very relaxed. Suggest a cardigan from now till April!! Don't panic even if the small boat rocks! Very good evening out and will set you up for a leisurely stroll and a nice meal out. Bravo

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

What a fun and different way to see Florence. The lights all sparkle and the water is so pretty. And there's prosecco! Enjoyed it a lot.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

It was a highlight !! Our tour guide was wonderful .She was warm friendly and had passion . It was a beautiful night .we would recommend this tour . Thanks Rona Garofano

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

If you're not going to do a lengthy city walking tour of Florence, then take this tour instead. Wooden boats are about 20 feet long and resemble gondolas. This is a fabulous way to learn about the history of Florence, while gliding along the Arno. Our tour left at 6:30 pm, and was ending just as another beautiful sunset was beginning in the western Tuscan sky!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

This tour was a lot of fun and very interesting. The guide was very knowledgeable about Florence and gave us some great information. The only issue we had was that there were to many people on the tour and the boat was very full.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

The trip was absolutely lovely! Julia was a great guide with a vast knowledge of the area as well as some humorous asides. It was a fitting end to a wonderful day.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

I was a bit worried about this trip after reading some of the reviews but my sister and I had a wonderful time. Our guide was lovely, the sunset was beautiful and the Prosecco wasn't bad either. There was only 4 of us on the evening we went. It was a lovely way to see Florence from a different view point, especially sailing under the Ponte Vecchio Bridge as the sun is setting. I would recommend this trip and I would go again.

Robert M
Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

This tour offers a very different perspective of Florence. Commentary was very good and the opportunity for photos from the river in the evening was a pleasant change from the hustle and bustle of the city.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

Excellent

Danielle v
Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

What a lovely way to spend the evening giving a great perspective of Firenze! Our tour guide was really lovely and very informative. We even got to enjoy a glass of Prosecco on the journey!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

My wife, her mother and I thought that this was the most enjoyable thing that we did while we were in Florence. Our tour guide Giulia Bozzi was extremely informative and a great guide. We would highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Florence, Italy!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

A lovely relaxing way to learn about some of the history of Florence (bubbles was a bonus!). Cheerful, friendly and informative tour guide.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

This was alot of fun. Our tour guide, Katarina, was very welcoming and fun to be around. The evening was quite beautiful and the boat ride was very relaxing and informative (and the Proseco - bubbly and cold). A nice way to view both sides of the Arno river and learn a bit of Florentine history. I recommend this tour and Katarina as a guide.

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