A great introduction to Florence! Met Elisa, our guide, outside the Florencetown tour company office which was easy enough to find. There were only 8 of us and we left for the Arno just a minute or two late. We did have to walk through Florence fairly fast. Once we got to the Barchetto, it was smooth sailing! Elisa was very friendly and knowledgeable. Since our cruise was at 7pm, it was almost sunset so it was quite scenic and the 45 minute ride was just super relaxing and lovely. The small glass of prosecco was a nice touch.
This was very enjoyable and a nice vantage point to see things from different perspective. Guide was great.
I absolutely loved this tour!! I had Prosecco and took this in the evening which was wonderful! The man operating the Barchetto was amazing as he offered more information and gave us some tips for local things near our hotel. Please use him more often!
This was so nice and fun thanks to our guide. Had champagne and learned things as we went down the river. So relaxing and interesting, loved it!!!!
Would highly recommend this tour. Our guide, Barbara, was informative and entertaining. There were so many people we needed to tie 2 boats together, but that did not detract from the enjoyment. Sunset and a glass of Prosecco was a lovely end to a day on Florence.
Elena B. Israel
This is one of the most memorable cruises, I've heard so many interesting things about Florence in one hour, as I did not hear the previous full day excursions
Thank you so much
One of my favorite memories of Florence! It was absolutely delightful to slip gently down the Arno River early in the evening, being poled along by our boatman in traditional fashion. We even cooled our feet in the water as our personable guide explained the sights we viewed as we glided under the Ponte Vecchio and other bridges on a lovely evening. Out guide popped the cork of our bottle of Prosecco as we approached a bridge, delighting a group of teenagers on the bridge who caught our cork and cheered. What fun! I'd definitely take this short cruise again if I return to Florence.
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!!!!
Reasonably priced, walk to river was okay but river tour wS exceptional.
I really enjoyed this trip - it was a gentle meander along the Arno - our guide Michael was charming and very knowledgpeable and enthusiastic.
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.
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.
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.....
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
Loved the tour! Learned some cool history about Florence. Tour guide was great!
Jackie B United Kingdom
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!
Shirley United States of ...
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
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
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.
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