Florentine gondola boat tour
Activities

Florentine gondola boat tour

Free cancellation
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 1 hour
Safety measures applied
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 short walk through Piazza Signoria and Piazzale degli Uffizi, admiring the Ponte Vecchio 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 sail 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 Ponte Vecchio bridge and you will also 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 of a glass of cold wine to celebrate your stay in Florence!

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • What's included
    • Guided walk through the city center to the embarcadero
    • Mini cruise on the Arno river on a Florentine gondola
    • Licensed guide
    • Aperitivo
    Reduced price
    • Children (age 4-12)
    • Infants (age 0-3): free of charge
    Where

    Piazza Mentana 2/R, 50123 Florence FI, Italy

    Meeting point:

    FlorenceTown - Booking Office.

    What to remember
    • The tour might be canceled due to rain. In this specific case, you 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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    When
    • Every day at 6.00pm
    • Available from July to October
    • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
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    Provider
    Florencetown
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

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