Florence Mini Cruise with Apertivo: on the Arno River with the traditional Florentine gondola

  • Up to 20 Participants
  • Available in: English

What you will find

Florence boat tour with a traditional Florentine boat and an English-speaking guide, to discover Florence from the river. Breakfast or Wine aperitif included.


You will get on board the “barchetto”, one of the only 4 original traditional wooden boats left in Florence, conducted by a “barcaiolo”, a true florentine tradition holder that will guide the boat with his long-reaching pole. 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 stroll on its calm waters and discover its history and the beautiful Palazzos that frame its ancient riverbed.

You will pass in front of the Uffizi gallery, the beautiful caretaker of many artistic historical treasures, pass under the unique Pontevecchio bridge and you will find out more about the mysterious Vasari Corridor. You will also have the chance to discover the Santa Trinita Bridge and the amazing Palazzo Corsini.

You will then enjoy a refreshing “aperitivo” with a glass of cool wine, to celebrate on board your romantic stay in Florence! The commentary is informative but very entertaining and may include a few colourful local stories. The tour is safe and very enjoyable.

See and experience the splendour of this special city from the relaxed comfort of an old, gondola style, traditional boat.


    • Mini Cruise on the Arno River (approx. 50 min)
    • Delicious breakfast or Cool Wine "aperitivo"
    • English speaking fully licensed
    • History guide


    Towns of Italy - Florencetown is a certified and qualified tour operator with the City of Florence Tour Operator 'official stamp'. He has been operating in Florence since 2006 and specializes in the creation and management of tours and practical activities for small groups and regularly scheduled private individuals. Guaranteed quality!


    Please let us know in advance any special need or impaired mobility of the clients and we will do our best to accomodate them

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    Info / Important details

    CANCELLATION POLICY: free cancellation 48 hours before the tour, a penalty will be applied thereafter or no refund will be made. This tour may be canceled due to heavy rain and may require rescheduling or a full refund.

    • Type: shared tour
    • Conditions:from May to October. Minimum 1 and maximum 20 people.
    • Accessibility: special needs (communicate in advance), children
    • Duration: approx 1h
    • Language: English
    • Voucher: digital and / or paper
    • Pets: no

    Where / Meeting point

    Piazza Mentana 2 rosso - 50123 Firenze (FI)

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