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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.

Price

Adults Children between 3 and 14 years old Children under 3 years old
Boat cruise
US$ 44.50
US$ 22.20
Free

Boat cruise

  • Adults

    US$ 44.5
  • Children between 3 and 14 years old

    US$ 22.2
  • Children under 3 years old

    Free

More Information

Duration

1 hour.

Language English

The tour includes an English speaking guide, but the tour can sometimes be carried out in two languages.

Included

Boat cruise on the Arno River.

English speaking guide on board.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

Ticket

Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.

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.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.

Accessibility

No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).

US$ 44.50
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the service starts

Meeting point

Piazza della Signoria, 6.

Cancellations

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.
When the minimum number of participants (4) is not reached, we will contact you to offer you other alternatives.

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