Day trips & excursions

Florentine gondola boat tour

Availability: Every day
Duration: 1 hour
Language: English
Printed ticket only
Do this because
  • Experience the splendor of Florence from the relaxing comfort of a gondola-style, traditional boat
  • Learn interesting facts from the barcaiolo while admiring the city from a different perspective
  • Enjoy a refreshing aperitivo on board to celebrate your stay in Florence!
What to expect

Come aboard this Florentine gondola for a romantic and unique cruise on the Arno river! Meet your guide and enjoy a nice short walk through Piazza Signoria and under the Uffizi Gallery, admiring Pontevecchio bridge from the bank all the way through to the pier.

Get on board the “barchetto”, one of the only four original and traditional wooden boats left in Florence, conducted by a “barcaiolo”, who will guide the boat with his long-reaching pole. Your expert guide will unveil the secrets of the Arno river as you stroll on its calm waters discovering the history and the beautiful Palazzos that frame its ancient riverbed. The commentary is informative but very entertaining and may include a few local stories and anecdotes.

You will pass in front of the Uffizi gallery, beautiful caretaker of artistic treasures, under the unique Pontevecchio bridge and you will get the chance to learn more about the mysterious Vasari corridor. Discover Santa Trinita bridge and the amazing Palazzo Corsini.

Lastly, enjoy a refreshing aperitivo on board consisting in a glass of cool wine, to celebrate your stay in Florence!

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What's included
  • Guided walk of the city center to the embarcadero
  • Mini cruise on the Arno river aboard a Florentine gondola
  • Wine "aperitivo"
  • English-speaking fully-licensed guide
Reduced price
  • Infant (0-3 years old): free
  • Child (4-12): reduced

Piazza Mentana 2, Florence

Meeting point:
  • FlorenceTown Shared Tour Booking Office, opposite to the Arno River
  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the beginning of the tour
What to remember
  • This tour includes a short walking part (approximately 10 minutes). Please inform about any special needs or impaired mobility. You will be required to provide this information at the moment of purchase
  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the beginning of the tour
  • The tour departure might be canceled due to rain. In this specific case, guests will be offered a voucher to use on an alternative date or a full refund. In any case, clients should show up at the meeting point at the scheduled time or contact the office in advance. No-shows will not be refunded
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Every day at 5.00pm, 6.00pm and 7.00pm

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Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 48 hours before the activity begins.

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