Aperitif on boat in Florence, on Arno river
A boat tour on Arno river is what you need to have an incredible and romantic experience in Florence. Enjoy the traditional wooden boats of the Arno River and take advantage of our Florence Boat Tour. You will discover a different perspective of the city and have a romantic experience in Florence.
Small Group Minicruise on the Arno River in Florence with aperitif highlights:
- Enjoy one of the most romantic ways to discover Florence
- Join our exclusive boat tour of Florence, in a traditional boat with an aperitivo
- Expert guide that will show you a different side of the city, seen from the river
- Pass along some of the best attractions of Florence, including Ponte Vecchio and Uffizi Gallery
- Experience an authentic part of Florence from a Florentine gondola
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A tour on the traditional boat of Florence is for sure one of the most pleasant and unusual way to discover Florence. Get on board this veritable "Florentine Gondola" and start an unforgettable experience in Florence.
A short walking tour with a guide
See the city from a different perspective and enjoy a romantic and touching tour, letting you deeply immerse into the charm of Florence.The start of the boat tour of Florence will be on land, meeting the guide and starting your experience with a short walking tour, passing through Piazza della Signoria and walking over Ponte Vecchio to the "embarcadero", where the "barchetto" typical boats leave. Th guide will aready start to explain you the history and legends lying behind this incredible buldings and panoramas.
A unique experience to visit Florence and the Arno river
There are only four of these traditional wooden boats left in Florence and you will have the chance for a charming tour on the Arno River. The authentic "barcaiolo" will steer the boat with his long pole, uncovering an unusual but beautiful side of Florence. A cruise on the Arno River, passing along some of the most amazing attractions of Florence, under bridges and through the old neighborhood, is truly outstanding.
Your expert guide will show you the most enticing attractions of Florence along the banks of the river, old palaces and mansions, the front of the Uffizi Gallery and under the Ponte Vecchio. You will learn fascinating things about the history and architecture of Florence, peacefully floating on the river. During the boat tour on the Arno river, your expert guide will give you accurate historic explanations, but also entertaining anedoctes and lengeds and there will be time to answer to all of your questions!
Taste a refreshing "aperitivo" to complete your experience
With this unique boat tour of Florence you will have the chance to discover also other treasures of the city, like the Santa Trinita Bridge and Palazzo Corsini and to discover more about the secrets of the mysterious Vasari Corridor. At the end of the tour you will also be treated to a nice Italian "aperitivo", with a glass of Cool Wine, a truly romantic experience in Florence. It is the perfect way to explore a different side of the city, learning more and enjoying a calming and relaxing activity in Florence.
More tours in Florence
If you are interested in more peculiare activities in Florence, have a look at our Food tour with cooking class in the heart of Florence or at food and wine tasting tour of the centre of Florence.
- Short walk fromf the city center to the embarcadero
- Arno River
- Guided short walk of the city center to the embarcadero
- Mini Cruise on the Arno River (approx. 50 min)
- Cool Wine "aperitivo"
- English speaking fully licensed History guide
Meeting point information and local telephone numbers at your destination are included on your Confirmation Voucher.
For children between 0-5 years, the activity is free.For children between 6-12 years, there is a 50% discount.
The tour departure might be canceled due to rain. Rain or adverse weather conditions could prevent us from being able to offer an enjoyable and fully safe eXPerience.
In case we cancel the tour (and only in this case), guest options are:
1) Rain check to be used the following day or at any other time, subject to availability. The Rain check is a voucher given to the client. The voucher is transferable and may be sold or given to others to use at a future date and lasts up to 1 year from date. It has a value that can be possibly used in any other tour provided by our company.
2) 100% refund for tour cancellation.
Clients should show up at the meeting point at the scheduled time, or contact the office in advance.No-shows will not be refunded.
This tour has a maximum of 18 participants.
Confirmation will be received at time of booking. You will receive a voucher. This is your ticket and proof of purchase.
Reviewed by Jillyb003 from United States
Florence Boat Tour
This was a lovely way to spend an evening! I took the boat ride at about 6:30 pm, in September it was around sunset, and it was really beautiful. The weather was perfect so that really did help. Our guide (I forgot his name, sadly) was knowledgeable, but I'm not sure how well everyone could hear him. I was sitting by him so it was fine for me, but he didn't have a microphone and he wasn't super loud. I did notice the previous guide was using a microphone. Otherwise, it was really enjoyable, he told us about the buildings and bridges along the way, plus some history of Florence. About half way he opened the prosecco, there was plenty to go around and you could have a second cup if you liked. It was a different way to see Florence and to get away from the crowds on the bridges, I would definitely recommend it. It wasn't too long, a little over an hour, so it's easy to fit in during site seeing.