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Private Boat tour on the Arno River in Florence

Get ready for an adventure with this private mini cruise of the Arno River. You will be accompanied by the entertaining and informative storytelling of a professional guide, and you can rejuvenate with a breakfast (for morning departures) and a glass of excellent local wine (afternoon departures). Ready? Here we go!



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Runaway success

  • Live a unique and enjoyable experience along the Arno River
  • Board the traditional "barchetto," one of the few left in Florence
  • See the Uffizi Gallery, the splendid palaces, and historic villas on the bank
  • Enjoy a glass of wine to celebrate your stay in Florence (or breakfast in the morning)
  • Be enriched by the guide’s voluptuous storytelling

Make your stay in Florence unique thanks to this exciting and romantic boat tour on the Arno River! A boat tour in Italy is usually associated with Venice or the Amalfi Coast. However, sailing the waterway that runs through Florence will allow you to see a different side of the city. A new and thrilling perspective impossible to see even on a bicycle or on foot!

See Florence in a new and romantic light

Get ready to take a trip back in time by boarding a traditional Florentine “Barchetto”. Reach the meeting point and get acquainted with your dedicated guide who will accompany you for the duration of the cruise. You will navigate the Arno River famous in novels and tales from all historical eras and gaze nose-up at the mansions of the nobles and aristocrats, the palaces commissioned by the Dei Medici family, including the Uffizi Gallery, and enjoy a romantic aperitif. 

Let yourself be lulled by the waves and enjoy a unique atmosphere

A boatman, a true holder of the Florentine tradition, will guide you along the river with his long pole. No engines are allowed on the Arno that cause unwanted noise; therefore, you will hear the sounds of the city and at the same time the tale full of charm and amusing anecdotes from the voice of your experienced guide. He will reveal the secrets hidden by the river and introduce you to the history of the majestic buildings overlooking the regal waterway. You will also hear some local folklore stories!

 Discover the most beautiful palaces overlooking the river while sipping a glass of wine

You will also pass by the world-famous Uffizi Gallery, under Ponte Vecchio and learn more about the mysterious Vasari Corridor. You will also have the chance to discover the Ponte di Santa Trinità and the incredible Palazzo Corsini. All this with a glass of wine in hand and while enjoying a refreshing "aperitif, if you choose the afternoon departure time. In the morning departure, a tasty Italian breakfast will be included instead. There is no better way to take a break during your trip and admire the eternal charm of Florence!



Important Information

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.


Mini cruise on the Arno River aboard a Florentine Gondola (approx. 50 minutes)
Cool wine “aperitivo” (soft drink for children) / breakfast for morning departure
Fully licensed history guide

Meeting Point

  • The meeting point is in our booking office in Piazza Mentana 2red, Florence (opposite the Arno River).

Starting from


price per person
based on a group of 4