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Florence: Sunset Gondola Tour

Activity provider: Florencetown

Florence: Sunset Gondola Tour

Activity provider: Florencetown

From US$ 78.32 per person

Enjoy a unique perspective of the city during a most-charming experience in Florence. You will glide along the water on a Florentine gondola, relaxing on the water before enjoying an exclusive aperitivo.

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Duration 1 hour
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Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Embark on one of the most romantic tours in town
  • Enjoy a mini-cruise on the Arno River on a vintage Barchetto
  • Ride on a traditional Gondola-style boat
  • Enjoy an aperitivo with chilled wine
Full description

The Arno river is the history of Florence. It was its first supply source, and initially divided the city before uniting it through its marvelous Middle Ages and Renaissance bridges. Its riverbanks house some of the most beautiful ancient noble palaces, and nowadays it perfectly reflects the romantic, elegant, and slow flowing soul of Florence. This tour will let you discover this soul at the most picture-perfect moment of the day: aperitivo time. This important time of the day is right before dinner, right before sunset, when Florence is flooded by the most magical light, and even the cold stones seem soft and warm. Follow your guide from the bank, all the way through to the embarcadero (pier). Here you will climb aboard a barchetto, a Florentine gondola, one of the very few traditional wooden boats left in Florence. Your gondola will be conducted by an authentic barcaiolo, a Florentine boatman that will guide your boat with his long-reaching pole. There will be no noisy engines, only the charm of tradition and the voice of your expert guide to unveil the secrets of the Arno River. As you push through its calm waters, you will pass under the magnificent Florentine bridges and discover its history and the beautiful Palazzos that frame its ancient riverbed. Following your Gondola ride, you will enjoy a refreshing “aperitivo” with a glass of cool wine to celebrate your romantic stay in Florence.

Includes
  • A guided short walk of the city center to the "embarcadero"
  • English-speaking fully-licensed art and history guide
  • Mini cruise aboard a Florentine Gondola on the Arno River (approximately 50 minutes)
  • Cool wine aperitivo
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Florencetown Booking Office,Piazza Mentana, 3, 50122 Firenze FI, Italia

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 5 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    2.5/5
  • Transportation
    2.5/5
  • Value for money
    3.5/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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The boat trip along the river on sunset has got to be one of the most beautiful things I’ve seen in Italy. Our guide took us on a journey on the history of the city and granted us the nice surprise of a glass of wine while rowing under Ponte Vecchio. Highly recommend

June 21, 2022

My wife and I ended up being the only two on the tour with our guide, Giacisini. We ended up with a private tour and an enjoyable social experience with a Florence native.

September 30, 2019

Really nice and beautiful views!

September 7, 2019

Product ID: 242857