“this was a nice relaxing boat trip with a wonderful guide. He gave us some of the history of the city as we walked to the boat. He even told us to put our feet in the water as we sailed. Boy was that refreshing on a hot summer's day! ...Marti R., USA – See more reviews
What To Expect
See Florence from a total different perspective. A leisurely cruise down the River Arno is a great way to see Florence.
You will meet your guide at our office and will enjoy a nice introduction tour as you walk through Piazza Signoria and under the Uffizi Gallery, seeing the Pontevecchio (old bridge) from the bank, all the way through to the embarcadero.
You will then 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 you with his long-reaching sweeping-oar. 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 Prosecco wine, to celebrate your romantic evening in Florence!
Guided walk of the city center to the embarcadero
Mini Cruise on the Arno River (approx. 50 mins to 1 hour)
Prosecco Wine "aperitivo"
English speaking fully licensed history guide
Meals and drinks not included in the description
Tips and gratuities
Tour operates with a maximum of 25 guests.
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