Florence Boat Tour

Experience the "Cradle of the Renaissance" cradled by the river Arno!


See Florence from a total different prospective. Come on board of this “Florentine Gondola”, for a romantic and unique activity right before dinner. A leisurely cruise down the River Arno is a great way to see Florence.

When: everyday, from May 1st to September 30th
Times: 5pm and 6pm
Duration: approx. 1 hour and 15 minutes
Meeting point: in front of Banca Toscana (Piazza Signoria 6) 15mins in advance


  • Guided walk of the city center to the embarcadero (approx. 25 minutes)
  • Mini Cruise on the Arno River (approx. 50 minutes)
  • Cool Wine aperitivo aboard
  • English speaking fully licensed History guide

Groups of maximum 18 people.

Languages: English

Tour could be canceled by tour operator in case of rain: can be rescheduled to the first available date or refunded.

Cancellation policy:
All client cancellations must arrive up to 8 days before the date of the tour to be reimbursed free of charge. If you cancel 8 to 2 days before the date, we keep 10% of the total fee. Further cancellations imply no refund possible. Clients arriving late will not be reimbursed for the missed visit, nor will a client who gets separated from the group during the visit or who does not complete the visit. In case of cancellation of a tour by the tour operator for reasons of force majeur, clients will only be reimbursed for the amount paid for the tour. Tour operator is not responsible for any additional costs in connection with the reimbursement.


Guided walk of the city center to the dock (approx. 30 minutes) English-speaking history guide Prosecco Wine "aperitivo" Mini Cruise on the Arno River (approx. 1 hour) on vintage "barchetto" boat conducted by a "renaiolo"


See Florence from a different point of view – come on board of this “Florentine Gondola” for a romantic outing right before dinner. Experience the “Cradle of the Renaissance” cradled by the river Arno!

Florence Boat Tour

Your guide will introduce you to the river Arno with its secrets, its history, and the beautiful Palazzi visible from the water. Your boat will pass in front of the Uffizi Gallery, home of many artistic historical treasures. Not many Florence visitors get the opportunity to cross under the unique Ponte Vecchio bridge! As you glide under this symbol of Florence, you'll find out more about the mysterious Vasari Corridor. You'll also discover the elegant Santa Trinità bridge – the world's oldest elliptic arch bridge, built during the Renaissance – as well as the sumptuous facade and terraces of the Baroque Palazzo Corsini.

Sit back and enjoy your knowledgeable guide's explanations, which may well include a few colorful local stories. Safe and enjoyable, your boat tour is powered by the "renaioli" with their long-reaching oars, a true Florentine tradition. Your mini cruise lasts about one hour, during which you will experience the splendor of this special city from the relaxed comfort of a gondola-style wooden boat.

Cancellation Policy

All client cancellations must arrive up to 8 days before the date of the tour/course/service to be reimbursed free of charge.

If you cancel 8 to 2 days before the date, 10% of the fee will have to be paid.

From two days prior to the tour/course/service beginning, the payment of the entire amount will be due and no reimbursement will be granted.

No refund will be granted to any client who is not at the place of departure at the time established. Similarly, no refund will be granted to clients who lose contact with the guide or who do not complete the excursion or service.


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