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Arno River Boat Cruise

See the beautiful Italian city of Florence from a new perspective: sail down the Arno River on a traditional boat and admire the Ponte Vecchio from the water. 

Florence: Arno River Boat Cruise

Da Vinci, Botticelli, Verrocchio, Raphael… All of these Renaissance artists, while rivals on many other occasions, agreed on one thing: you don't truly fall in love with Florence until you see its magnificent monuments reflected in the Arno River. See if its true for yourself! Meet up at 5:45 pm at 6 Piazza della Signoria and walk over to the nearby Uffizi docks ready for your romantic boat cruise down the Arno.

Sailing down the river on a traditional Tuscan boat, very similar to the iconic Venetian gondolas, you'll enjoy a unique perspective of Florence's beautiful riverside sights. Firstly, you'll cruise under the arches of the famous Ponte Vecchio. These days, it's a popular site for marriage proposals, but the Medieval bridge hasn't always had such a love-struck history... your English speaking guide will reveal the turbulent history of one of the city's most emblematic landmarks.

Continuing onwards down the Arno, you'll pass under the Ponte Trinità, where you'll see the elegant architecture of the Frescobaldi and Lanfredini Palazzos. Do you know who their former inhabitants were? Learn all about the intriguing Vasari Corridor and its use by Florence's nobility throughout history.

Your boat trip on the River Arno will come to an end back at the original departure dock at 6:45 pm.

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protective material and safety to help avoid the spread of Covid-19.

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Adults Children between 3 and 14 years old Children under 3 years old
Boat cruise
US$ 48.40
US$ 24.20

Boat cruise

  • Adults

    US$ 48.40
  • Children between 3 and 14 years old

    US$ 24.20
  • Children under 3 years old


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1 hour.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english, although it may occasionally be done in two languages.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english, although it may occasionally be done in two languages.


Boat cruise on the Arno River.

English speaking guide on board.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability.

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No, not suitable for people with reduced mobility.



Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

    Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?

    A - This activity requires a minimum of 4 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

US$ 48.40
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the service starts

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

Meeting point

Piazza della Signoria, 6.