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Florence Boat Tour

Activity provider: Florencetown

Florence Boat Tour

Activity provider: Florencetown

From US$ 59.68 per person

Come aboard this “Florentine Gondola” for a romantic and unique cruise on the Arno river! Board a historic boat and see the city from a new point of view.

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Duration 1 hour
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  • Enjoy a romantic cruise along the Arno River aboard a vintage "Barchetto" boat
  • Hear fascinating facts about Florence's history and culture from your local guide
  • Celebrate your Florentine evening with a cool glass of wine
Full description
See Florence from a whole new perspective, with a relaxing and leisurely cruise down the Arno River. Hop on board the “barchetto”, one of only four original traditional wooden boats left in Florence. A traditional rower will steer you through the water with a long, sweeping oar. Your guide will tell you about the secrets and history of the Arno River as you cruise on its calm waters and admire the beautiful Palazzos that frame its ancient riverbed. See the Uffizi and the charming Ponte Vecchio from the water, and hear stories of the mysterious Vasari Corridor. You will also have the chance to pass under the Santa Trinita Bridge and the amazing Palazzo Corsini. Enjoy a refreshing glass of wine onboard, to celebrate your romantic evening in Florence! See and experience a new side of this special city from the comfort of a traditional, gondola-style boat.
  • Mini-cruise on the Arno River
  • Glass of wine
  • English-speaking licensed guide
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Local partner's office, Piazza Mentana 2red, Florence The office is located on the street level, opposite from the Arno River.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • To get on board the boat more easily, please don't wear flip-flops.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 132 reviews

Review summary

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We started our time in Florence of with this boat tour and we’re so happy we did. It was nice to get away from the hustle and bustle of the streets and relax! We got a great overview of the history and tips about the town for us to look out for the next couple of days. Our guide was chill and having a glass of wine for the ride was nice too.

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August 31, 2022

I did the Tour with my 2 year old (very active) daughter and my grandfather who only speaks Italian. Our Guide was very nice, she held the tour as booked in English but even translated into Italian. Also with my very active toddler she was very understanding and we had a wonderful time. Since we arrived at the meeting point with a stroller, the team was so kind to let us store the stroller in their office until we finished the tour. They provided on every level a very convenient and excellent service.

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July 16, 2022

This was a really great tour with an exceptional guide, Fabio. It's generally short and sweet (you travel up and down the same stretch since you reach a dam making the river unnavigable), but it was a nice change of pace. You get tasty wine, a great historian and can just sit back and relax for a bit. We also lucked out with perfect weather!

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June 6, 2022

Product ID: 11806