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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

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 22/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 22/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
See Venice 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.
Itinerary
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You'll start at
Florencetown - Booking Office
Piazza Mentana, 2, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy FLORENCETOWN BOOKING OFFICE, Piazza Mentana 2red FIRENZE (opposite from the Arno River).
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    Pass by Piazza della Signoria
    Pass by Ponte Vecchio
    Pass by Corridoio Vasariano
    Pass by Palazzo Corsini
You'll end at
Florencetown - Booking Office
Piazza Mentana, 2, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy FLORENCETOWN BOOKING OFFICE, Piazza Mentana 2red FIRENZE (opposite from the Arno River).
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Highlights
  • Includes short walking tour and boat ride
  • Hear live commentary from the guide
  • Glass of Prosecco provided during the cruise
  • See Venice landmarks from the Arno River
Important Information
Departure Point
Florencetown - Booking Office, Piazza Mentana, 2, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy
Duration
1h 15m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Guided short walk of the city center to the embarcadero
  • Mini Cruise on the Arno River aboard a Florentine Gondola (approx. 50 min)
  • Cool Wine "aperitivo"
  • English speaking fully licensed History guide
  • Only in English for the highest quality
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food
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Additional Info
  • 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 18 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Star W wrote a review Oct 2019
Sayville, New York14 contributions1 helpful vote
I wish I could remember her name but we had an amazing tour guide. A young woman with a lot of knowledge met us at the gate and took us down to the river to enter a large boat operated by an older gentleman. The older gentleman smiled as we enter the boat And continue to smiling
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Linda French wrote a review Oct 2019
Aurora, Colorado6 contributions1 helpful vote
This was probably my favorite tour so far. Our guide was energetic, engaging and gave us such detailed information from the time we met until the end of the cruise. The ride down the Arno and back was relaxing and fun. The view from the river was different than walking the
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Robert48192 wrote a review Oct 2019
Wyandotte, Michigan36 contributions10 helpful votes
We signed up for a group tour, but it was just the 4 of us. Our guide was excellent. It was a beautiful night and the information she gave was excellent. The photo opportunities were abundant. This is a don't miss.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Aligater33 wrote a review Oct 2019
Staplehurst, United Kingdom2 contributions
We thoroughly enjoyed the short guided walk to the boat pick up and the cruise was excellent. Our guide, Martina was fun, interesting and a pleasure to be with. The rose wine on board was also excellent and plentiful. Definitely a great way to end your day and good value.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Sydneykjb wrote a review Sep 2019
Sydney, Australia61 contributions10 helpful votes
We loved this tour. We met our guide in town and then leisurely strolled down to the river learning about Florence on the way. Our boat was captained by a lovely man who provided a recommendation for dinner at a local restaurant. It was the best food we have had in Italy. It
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Key Details
  • Duration: 1h 15m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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