The most charming experience in Florence. The most unique perspective on the city. The tour that even Florentines fall in love with. A small-group romantic and relaxed boat ride followed by an exclusive aperitivo.
12 participants maximum
An old Italian song goes "on the silvery Arno river the stars look at themselves, reflecting as in a mirror".
The Arno river is the history of Florence. It was its first supply source. It first divided the city. It then united it through marvellous Middle Ages and Renaissance bridges. Its riverbanks house some of the most beautiful ancient noble palaces.
Nowadays it perfectly reflects the romantic, elegant, slow flowing soul of Florence.
This small-group VIP tour will let you discover this soul in the most picture-perfect moment of the day: at aperitivo time, right before dinner, right before sunset, where Florence is flooded by the most magic light, and even the cold stones seem soft and warm, with an enchanting yellow finish that distinguishes the city.
Meet your guide and then enjoy a nice short walk through Piazza Signoria and under the Uffizi Gallery, seeing the Pontevecchio (old bridge) from the bank, all the way through to the “embarcadero”.
Get aboard the “barchetto”, one of the very few traditional wooden boats left in Florence, conducted by a “barcaiolo”, a true florentine tradition holder that will guide the boat with his long-reaching pole. No noisy engines, only the charm of tradition and the voice of your expert guide to unveil the secrets of the Arno river, as you stroll on its calm waters, pass under the magnificent florentine bridges and discover its history and the beautiful Palazzos that frame its ancient riverbed.
After this romantic boat ride, an aperitivo in a fascinating location on the river will be served, letting you enjoy the whole sunset from one of the most exclusive places on the riverbanks, as you savour a cool Prosecco wine.
An interesting Florence City GuideBook will be our present to give you fresh suggestions and make your stay in Florence and Tuscany even more memorable.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS AND NOTES:
Please let us know in advance any special need or impaired mobility of the clients and we will do our best to accomodate them.
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.
No-shows will not be refunded.
The tour includes:
Guided short walk of the city center to the embarcadero
Mini Cruise on the Arno River (approx. 50 min)
Aperitivo in a fascinating location on the river bank
English speaking fully licensed Art&History guide
Photos of this tour
Tour meeting point
Via dei Lamberti, 1, 50123 Firenze, Italia