Private Boat Tour On The Arno River

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Climb aboard for a magical journey in Florence. Marvel at the beauty of the city's canals and waterways as you glide along in a classic boat. Float past historic architecture and iconic landmarks while soft music fills the air. Take in the sights and sounds of the city from a new perspective. This Florentine cruise is sure to enchant and delight. Experience an unforgettable adventure on the water and let the city of Florence cast its spell over you.


Hour in one


On the Arno river, sail on the "Florentine Gondola" to enjoy a romantic and one-of-a-kind "Aperitivo" cruise! This excursion will offer a complete different view of Florence. You can enjoy a relaxed trip as you float down the River Arno, providing a stunning sight of the city. Embarking on the Florentine Gondola, known as the "barchetto", comes after meeting your guide. Only four original traditional wooden boats remain in Florence, and a "barcaiolo", a Florentine tradition holder, will guide the boat with his long-reaching pole. The boat has no noisy engines but rather holds the charm of tradition while your expert guide narrates, uncovering the secrets of the Arno river. The tranquil waters offer a relaxing stroll as you discover the history and beautiful Palazzos that frame its ancient riverbed. The mysterious Vasari Corridor awaits after passing under the unique Pontevecchio bridge. You'll also be treated to the picturesque Uffizi gallery which crowns many historical treasures. Amidst your travels, the opportunity presents itself to explore Palazzo Corsini and Santa Trinita Bridge. Afterwards, you can indulge in a revitalizing "aperitivo" accompanied by a chilled glass of wine to commemorate your stay in Florence. Just be aware that the morning departure provides an authentic Italian breakfast instead of wine aperitivo. Experience the relaxed comfort of an old, gondola style, traditional boat as you witness the splendour of this special city. The tour is very enjoyable and safe, with informative and entertaining commentary that may include a few colourful local stories.

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    A Florentine Gondola, offering an approximately 50 minute mini cruise on the Arno River is a wonderful experience that you wouldn't want to miss.
  • The perfect children's soft drink: Cool Wine aperitivo
  • Fully licensed guide for historical knowledge fluent in English-speaking
  • For the highest quality, only in English
  • Included on the morning departure is a scrumptious Italian breakfast, replacing the customary wine aperitivo.

Meeting Point

Florencetown Booking Office - Piazza Mentana, 2red, Firenze (FI)

Opposite side of the Arno river.

Clients are required to be at the meeting point 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time.

To remember

We cannot wait to welcome you to the land of authentic products and unforgettable experiences.

Clients are kindly encouraged to arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes ahead of the scheduled departure time.

We kindly request that you factor this into your travel plans. Regrettably, we are unable to accommodate any delays, no matter how brief, and we regret to inform you that failing to attend the experience will not qualify for a refund, including partial refunds.

Children and teenagers under 18 years of age should always be accompanied by at least one adult. In the event that this requirement is not met, we retain the right to exclude the underage participant, and unfortunately, no refund will be provided.

Please note that pets are not allowed on this tour.

The described itineraries may undergo slight modifications due to unforeseen operational requirements.
We regret to inform that this tour is not suitable for guests with wheelchairs or with impaired mobility.

Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Please note that Italy's law doesn't permit selling alcoholic beverage to teens under 18 y.o. so clients under this age will be served non-alcoholic beverages.

Please inform us of any food intolerance or allergy in advance.