Florence Boat tour on Florentine Gondola

Enjoy the Florence boat tour: come aboard this Florentine Gondola for a romantic and unique cruise on the Arno river!

  • Mini cruise on a traditional boat on the Arno River: visit Florence on board of a vintage Barchetto
  • Come aboard a traditional boat for a romantic and unique cruise on the Arno river
  • See Florence from a totally different perspective: admire the Pontevecchio (old bridge) from the bank
  • enjoy our florence boat tour with a licensed English speaking guide on board
  • Florence boat tour: celebrate the amazing perspective on the city with a wine aperitivo
  • enjoy our florence boat tour on arno river on board the Barchetto conducted by a barcaiolo, a true florentine tradition holder
  • our mini cruise on a traditional boat is the most romantic tour to admire florence from a different perspective
  • with our mini cruise you will have a relaxing visit of florence: no noisy engines, only the charm of tradition and the voice of your english speaking expert guide
  • with our florence boat tour you will enjoy a refreshing aperitivo with a glass of cool wine to celebrate on board your romantic stay in Florence
  • our florence boat tour ensures the perfect experience: two evening departures are available now to admire florence in the sunset lights


  • The most ROMANTIC TOUR in town!
  • Mini cruise on the Arno River on board of a vintage Barchetto, Florence Gondola-style traditional boat (approx. 50 minutes aboard)
  • Celebrate this amazing perspective on Florence with a COOL WINE APERITIVO
  • Licensed English speaking guide on board


EVERY DAY at 5PM and 6PM


Approx. 75 min


From MAY to OCT 15




All aboard, let's cruise the Arno River!

Florence boat tour: enjoy the unique and rare privilege of admiring Florence's magnificence leisurely, relaxing and savoring an aperitivo wine, aboard a traditional local "barchetto" (the Florentine Gondola) on the Arno river.

Boat tours Florence Italy: now available 2 EVENING DEPARTURES, at 5PM and at 6PM. Choose your preferred time!

Meet your guide, an experienced professional, and enjoy a brief pleasant walk through airy Piazza della Signoria, admire the Uffizi Gallery's large windows from below and the Ponte Vecchio, and stroll on to reach the banks of the river to the boarding point of the "barchetto": entirely made of wood it is one of the 4 still existing originals!

Hop aboard, and the local "barcaiolo" will steer gently over the water using a long wooden pole while your guide entertains you with an account of Florence's eventful history full of colorful local anecdotes, telling you some of the secrets the river holds and explaining the bridges, majestic palaces and slender towers you see on shore. Sit back and enjoy the cruise as you ride beneath the Ponte Vecchio, and then admire it and the Uffizi Gallery, Palazzo Corsini and gorgeous Santa Trinita Bridge from mid-river.

For a perfect crescendo ending, there will be time to relish a refreshing, typical Italian "aperitivo": a glass of chilled wine. Our "Florentine Gondola Tour" is without doubt a wonderful way to enter into the splendor and traditions of Florence.

Enjoy a unique experience with our boat tours of Florence and you will never forget your holiday in Italy.


  • Guided short walk of the city center to the embarcadero
  • Boat tours Florence Italy: mini Cruise on the Arno River (approx. 50 minutes aboard)
  • Cool Wine "aperitivo"
  • English speaking licensed history guide
  • Only in English for the highest quality
People on this tour: min1 - max20

Meeting Point

FLORENCETOWN TOURS & NEWS STAND - Piazza della Repubblica (next to the APPLE STORE under the loggias, corner with Via Pellicceria) - Florence - SEE ON MAP
Tour ends at the embarcadero, in Piazza Mentana, near Pontevecchio.


This tour includes a short walking part. Please let us know in advance any special need or impaired mobility of the clients and we will do our best to accomodate them.

Rain Policy


The tour departure might be cancelled due to rain.

We will do our best to proceed with the tour. However rain could prevent us from being able to offer an enjoyable and fully safe experience.
In any case, clients should show up at the meeting point at the scheduled time, or contact the office in advance.
In case we cancel the tour (and only in this case), guest options are:

1)      Rain check to be used the following day or at any other time, subject to availability.  The Rain check is a voucher given to client. The voucher is transferable and may be sold or given to others to use at a future date and lasts up to 1 year from date. It has a value that can be possible used in any other tour provided by our company.

2)      100% refund for tour cancellation.

Please note that clients' safety and comfort are of utmost priority. 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.

User review

| Total reviews for this tour: 155
Loren S
4 Jun 19

Gondola ride

Amazing and relaxing gondola tour with a personable and fun guide. I reccomend this tour cor thise who want to enjoy the best of what Florence has to offer.


Seeing Florence from the river

What a great and different way to see Florence. It was a beautiful night with a great sunset. The ride was very enjoyable and relaxing. I just wish that it would have been longer.

Jean A
17 Aug 18

What a great way to end a vacation.

The guide was fantastic. She shared a lot of information. The river is calm. The sites couldn't be beat. The meeting place was easy to find. Staff was standing outside and were able to answer all our questions. I would do it again.

26 Jul 18

Lovely evening cruise!

Valentina was our lovely tour guide and my sons and I thoroughly enjoyed the time we spent on the river cruise. She was very knowledgeable and it was a perfect addition to our Florence Visit!

9 Jul 18

Relaxing Cruise Down the Arno

This was a great experience and we had a wonderful time cruising down the Arno in Florence on a traditional Barchetto.

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students 10% disc. / children 6-12 50% disc. / children 0-5 FREE

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