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Guided Boat Tour on a Florentine Gondola

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Embark on one of Florence’s most romantic experiences as you cruise down the Arno river in a traditional gondola-style boat with an expert guide.


  • Be entertained by local anecdotes from your guide as you admire the Tuscan capital’s beauty from a different perspective.

  • Experience the noiseless comfort of a traditional "barchetto", made entirely out of wood.

  • Pass under the iconic Ponte Vecchio bridge and marvel at the magnificence of the Uffizi Gallery and the baroque Palazzo Corsini.

  • Toast to your Florence experience with a refreshing, chilled wine aperitivo.

  • Fun Fact: The boat you will ride in will be one of Florence’s only 4 original traditional wooden boats!


  • Approx 50 min cruise on a Florentine gondola

  • Licensed, English-speaking history guide

  • Cool wine “aperitivo” (soft drinks for children)

Cancellation policy

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

Florence is steeped in tradition, and this tour is no exception. Enjoy a relaxing cruise in a traditional gondola where no noisy engines will interfere with the voice of the guide.

Glide along the calm waters as you admire the palazzos and monuments that line the ancient riverbed. See the beautiful Santa Trinita Bridge, the world’s oldest elliptic arch bridge, and learn about the enigmatic Vasari corridor as you pass under Ponte Vecchio. For the perfect ending, you will be treated to a refreshing glass of chilled wine aperitivo.

Important Information

  • Please let the tour operator know in advance of any special needs or guests with impaired mobility, they will be accommodated in the best way possible.

  • If the tour is canceled due to rain, guests can either get a refund or a transferable rain check voucher which can be used at a future date up to 1 year from the date of the tour.


May to Oct

Daily: 6pm onwards.

Jun to Sep

Daily: 9:30am or 6pm onwards.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

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

Meeting Point

  • Meet your guide at Florencetown Booking office.

  • Address: Piazza Mentana, 3, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy.

Get Directions to the Meeting Point

Getting There

By Bus

  • The closest bus stop is Diaz. It is a quick 1-minute walk to the attraction.

  • Board bus C1 to get you there.

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