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2.5-Hour Florence Guided Walking Tour and Arno River Boat Cruise

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View Florence from two different perspectives. Explore the city's rich history on foot and take a boat cruise on the Arno River on this tour.

Highlights

  • Wander through the heart of Florence, and pass by monuments such as the Palazzo Medici Riccardi on this walking tour in English or Spanish.

  • Marvel at the sights of the Orsanmichele Church, Mercato della Paglia, the famous ‘Porcellino’ statue, and more.

  • Discover the beautiful Piazza Signoria, a political center, and outdoor museum, and visit Ponte Vecchio, the oldest bridge in Florence, famous for its jewelry shops.

  • Cruise along the Arno River on an electric wooden, zero-emission boat and experience Florence from a new perspective on a boat tour with English and Italian audio commentary.

  • Did You Know?: Piazza Signoria in Florence was once home to a hippo in the 16th century. The Medici family gifted Peter the hippo to the city as a symbol of their wealth. Peter lived in a custom-made enclosure and was loved by everyone.

Inclusions

  • Staff assistance at meeting point

  • Guided walking tour of Florence

  • Professional English or Spanish-speaking guide for the walking tour

  • Boat cruise on the Arno River

  • Audio commentary on board in English and Italian

Exclusions

  • Lunch

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Journey through Florence's historic Medici Family District on foot and sail along the Arno River on this 2.5-hour tour.

Explore Florence on Foot

Discover the monuments that the powerful Medici family lived among every day and visit Palazzo Medici Riccardi, Medici Chapels, and the Cathedral with the Brunelleschi dome along with a Spanish or English-speaking guide. You will also get to witness the elegant Giotto bell tower and the lively Via Calzaioli.

Rub the nose of the famous ‘Porcellino’ at the Straw Market for good luck and step into the beautiful Piazza Signoria, the political center of Florence. Featuring the Fountain of Neptune, the sculptural masterpieces of the Loggia dei Lanzi, and the majestic Palazzo Vecchio you’ll get ample time to marvel at these works of art.

Finally, take a stroll on the picturesque Ponte Vecchio, the oldest bridge in Florence, with its renowned jewelry shops.

Sail Along the Arno River

Experience the Renaissance city of Florence on an electric wooden boat. Starting at Ponte alle Grazie, you’ll cruise along the Arno River past magnificent palaces and works of art. With audio commentary in English and Italian, you'll hear fascinating stories and anecdotes about the river and the city's noble families. You will be able to capture stunning photos of the Uffizi Gallery and the Vasari Corridor as you move along the Arno River.

Important Information

  • It's recommended to wear comfortable shoes.

  • Appropriate clothing is recommended to visit places of worship.

  • Walking tour will be conducted in English or Spanish.

  • Boat cruise commentary on board is in English and Italian.

Operating Hours:

Guided Walking Tour

  • Tue to Sun: 10:45am

Arno e-Cruise

  • Tue to Sun: 5:30pm
  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the scheduled time of your tour to avoid any delays.

Morning Meeting Point

  • Meet your guide in front of Caffè Firenze - Via de' Martelli.

  • Address: Caffè FIRENZE, Via de' Martelli 50/r, 50129 Florence, Italy.

  • Guide Identifier: An Assistant will wait for you wearing blue clothing with Caf Tour - Gray Line Logos.

Get Directions to the Meeting Point

Getting There

By Bus

  • The closest bus stop is Cavour Palazzo Medici. It is a quick 2-minute walk to the meeting point.

  • Board buses #C1, C2, etc to get you there.

By Tram

  • The closest tram stop is Piazza San Marco. It is a quick 4-minute walk to the meeting point.

  • Board tram line #T1 to get you there.

Afternoon Meeting Point

  • Meet your guide at Lungarno Generale Diaz.

  • Address: Lungarno Generale Diaz, 50122 Florence, Metropolitan City of Florence, Italy

  • Guide Identifier: An Assistant will wait for you wearing blue clothing with Caf Tour - Gray Line Logos.

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