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Barchetto sul Arno, Reinaioli
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Roving626939 wrote a review Sep 2018
1 contribution2 helpful votes
Booked the boat trip for a friends special birthday through Viator. As advertised, we were expecting a 50 min boat trip with a glass of prosecco however within minutes of arrival at the meeting point 15 mins early as requested, things started to unravel. After waiting for another 15 mins and stopping to collect a very poor quality wine, definitely not prosecco, we eventually set off 30 mins after our scheduled time. Sailing down the Arno is a lovely experience however the audio equipment didn’t work and therefore we were unable to listen to the commentary. All in all, our 50 minute boat trip was 35 minutes. We paid approximately £35 each for the experience, definitely not worth it. I would never use or recommend either Viator or Florence Town tours in the future.
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Date of experience: September 2018
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SunshineFamily3604 wrote a review Oct 2016
Estero, Florida31 contributions26 helpful votes
A unique way to see Florence at sunset! We enjoyed every minute of it! Must a do! The staff was incredibly kind and very informative.
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Date of experience: October 2016
Bill S wrote a review Sep 2016
Newnan, Georgia235 contributions111 helpful votes
We met our guide and after a few minutes headed to the river, Very small group of us so plenty of room on the barchetto. Proseccto was served as a great way to start a leisurely float down the river. Tour guide provided lots of historic facts about the buildings along the river. Trip lasted about an hour, several good opportunities to take photos from the boat you would never get on land. Very good trip for the cost. after walking and standing all day a great late afternoon break! I would definitely do this again.
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Date of experience: September 2016
Mark F wrote a review Aug 2016
Springfield, Missouri150 contributions14 helpful votes
You'll have a new appreciation for Florence as you view it from the Arno in a traditional barchetto. You can rest assured that your experience will be quality, as the rowers are certified through a local guild seeking to preserve the history and tradition. Our tickets were reserved in advance through a travel agency and an unrelated tour guide had been assigned. The knowledgeable rower corrected the incorrect information our newbie tour guide gave at several points. Riding under Ponte Vecchio was an experience of a lifetime.
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Date of experience: June 2016
Hiker1942 wrote a review Jul 2015
Wimauma, Florida759 contributions172 helpful votes
I was not really keen on this side excursion, but I am so glad I went along with our friends. This is a great way to get away from the hustle of crowds and see the Ponte Vecchio from a different point of view....while going down the Arno River and sipping a glass of Prosecco. The young lady who was our guide was very knowledgeable about the places along the river and the history regarding this river and bridge. Only wish the trip had lasted longer, it was very enjoyable. We did the 6:30pm cruise and got some beautiful pictures with the location of the sun.
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Date of experience: June 2015