Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes
Type of Service: Florence Boat tour on Florentine Gondola on the Arno River - small group tour
All aboard, let's cruise the Arno River!
Meet your guide, an experienced professional, and enjoy a brief pleasant walk through airy Piazza della Signoria, admire the Uffizi Gallery's large windows from below and the Ponte Vecchio, and stroll on to reach the banks of the river to the boarding point of the "barchetto": entirely made of wood it is one of the 4 still existing originals!
Hop aboard, and the local "barcaiolo" will steer gently over the water using a long wooden pole while your guide entertains you with an account of Florence's eventful history full of colorful local anecdotes, telling you some of the secrets the river holds and explaining the bridges, majestic palaces and slender towers you see on shore. Sit back and enjoy the cruise as you ride beneath the Ponte Vecchio, and then admire it and the Uffizi Gallery, Palazzo Corsini and gorgeous Santa Trinita Bridge from mid-river.
For a perfect crescendo ending, there will be time to relish a refreshing, typical Italian "aperitivo": a glass of chilled wine. Our "Florentine Gondola Tour" is without doubt a wonderful way to enter into the splendor and traditions of Florence.
Enjoy a unique experience with our boat tours of Florence and you will never forget your holiday in Italy.
Things to know:
- The most Romantic Tour in town!
- Mini cruise on the Arno River on board of a vintage Barchetto, Florence Gondola-style traditional boat (approx. 50 minutes aboard)
- Celebrate this amazing perspective on Florence with a Cool Wine Aperitivo
- Licensed English speaking guide on board
- Your tour will begin in central Florence, where you’ll meet up with your guide - more details are provided upon booking
- Travel through the bustling Piazza della Signoria, home to the impressive Palazzo Vecchio, and see the exterior of the Uffizi Gallery before approaching the Ponte Vecchio, Florence’s historic bridge
- Small group tour, 18 people or less
- Boat Tour is offered 7 days a week and must be booked 10 days in advance
- Boat Tour is offered May - September
- Boat Tour times are at 5:00 pm and 6:00pm
- Discount given for children ages 6 - 12 years old - must be accompanied by an adult/guardian