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Florence Cruises & boat tours

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Florence Boat Tour

1. Florence Boat Tour

See Florence from a whole new perspective, with a relaxing and leisurely cruise down the Arno River. Hop on board the “barchetto”, one of only four original traditional wooden boats left in Florence. A traditional rower will steer you through the water with a long, sweeping oar. Your guide will tell you about the secrets and history of the Arno River as you cruise on its calm waters and admire the beautiful Palazzos that frame its ancient riverbed. See the Uffizi and the charming Ponte Vecchio from the water, and hear stories of the mysterious Vasari Corridor. You will also have the chance to pass under the Santa Trinita Bridge and the amazing Palazzo Corsini. Enjoy a refreshing glass of wine onboard, to celebrate your romantic evening in Florence! See and experience a new side of this special city from the comfort of a traditional, gondola-style boat.

From Florence: Cinque Terre Day Trip with Lunch

2. From Florence: Cinque Terre Day Trip with Lunch

Travel to one of the most picturesque places in Italy and discover the scenic vistas and quaint villages along the Mediterranean coast. Hit the road from Florence in a comfortable car and explore the magical path with an English-speaking driver and guide. Be impressed by the uniqueness and variety of colors of Cinque Terre. Admire the perfectly preserved architecture and the stunning coastal and mountain trails of The Italian Riviera. Arrive in Manarola, the first of the Cinque Terre villages you will visit. Admire the staggering beauty of the pretty little town and take in glorious panoramic views with your camera. Next, take a boat to Vernazza and be blown away by the magical atmosphere and breathtaking views. The prettiest of the Cinque Terre villages, Vernazza is also called the Cinque Terre jewel. Take a stroll through the cobblestone streets and marvel at the closely packed, pastel-colored houses rising over the cobalt-blue sea. Enjoy the delicious traditional meal such as pasta al pesto and tastes of local fish at one of the local restaurants. Move on towards Monterosso, another charismatic attraction of Cinque Terre. Know about the history of the place from your experienced guide and enjoy some free time to explore the relaxing beaches, and local shops of the village. Head down to one of the many stunning beaches for a refreshing swim or stroll through the streets for a unique shopping experience in the typical “botteghe” of the village.

Florence: Ponte Vecchio Rafting Experience with Aperitif

3. Florence: Ponte Vecchio Rafting Experience with Aperitif

Experience the city from a different perspective on a rafting boat adventure through the Arno River. Paddle along the central section of the Arno aboard an inflatable boat. See beyond the numerous Renaissance monuments and take in romantic landscapes. Discover the attractive fisherman's hut, S.Niccolò, and admire the old Bridge Ponte Vecchio passing under its outstanding arches. Let yourself be carried peacefully by the stream and enjoy snacks and local Tuscan wines during the aperitif time on the River. Don't forget to take unforgettable pictures of the fantastic views.

From Florence: Cinque Terre, Vernazza, Lucca Guided Tour

4. From Florence: Cinque Terre, Vernazza, Lucca Guided Tour

Begin your tour with a scenic drive to Manarola. Arrive at the picturesque town of Manarola, where colorful houses and vineyards cling to steep terraces. Stroll through its charming alleys, and see the remains of its 14-century castle and watchtower. Take a relaxing boat ride to Vernazza, home to the only natural port of Cinque Terre and famous for its elegant houses. Visit Corniglia, the only town in Cinque Terre that isn't directly located by the beach yet equally stunning. On your way back to Montecatini, stop at Lucca — a charming city by the Serchio river. Go for a stroll along its cobblestone streets and witness the town's Renaissance architecture.

Florence: Florentina Boat Tour

5. Florence: Florentina Boat Tour

Discover Florence on a relaxing and leisurely cruise down the Arno River. After meeting up with your guide in Signoria Square, you will walk through the historic city center, passing the Uffizi courtyards, as the guide will explain to you the importance and history of this historical museum. Continuing through the courtyard, you will arrive at the banks of Ponte Vecchio of the Arno River, and the guide will escort you to the docks at the embarcadero. Here you will hop on to a barchetto, an original traditional wooden boat - of which there are only four boats left in Florence. The boat will be steered by a traditional Florentine rower. During the boat ride your guide will reveal the hidden secrets and history of the River Arno. Admire and also learn about the Uffizi and the charming Ponte Vecchio from the water. Do not miss the chance of passing under the Santa Trinita Bridge and the amazing Corsini.Hop aboard to see and experience a unique side of this Renaissance city, while sipping on a glass of Prosecco.

Florence: Historical Walk and Private Boat Tour with Wine

6. Florence: Historical Walk and Private Boat Tour with Wine

Believe this Experience will make you enjoy Florence in a nice, slow and sustainable way. Starting from the highest hill of the city, we will experience the best view of its skyline and entering inside one of the oldest churches of Florence (when it's open). Easy walk all downhill passing by Michelangelo's square, the most famous look out point of the city. Guided by an expert local you will discover the secrets of the southern neighborhood of Florence. Passing by the ancient city walls dated back to the 13th century. At the end of the Charming Walk, you will sit and Laid Back while the rest is done by the boat. Stories and buildings will fill up the boat ride while you will sip wines and grab some snacks along the way. Ponte vecchio, the Uffizi, Ponte Santa Trinità, Ferragamo's palace, Saint Jacopo church, etc Who wouldn't enjoy Wines while Learning all the interesting stories Florence has to tell you. If you believe fun, learning and wines are the things that suits you please give us a chance to make you happy. We have designed this Experience because we believe good locals can deliver incredible experiences avoinding the famous musuems.

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What people are saying about Florence

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We started our time in Florence of with this boat tour and we’re so happy we did. It was nice to get away from the hustle and bustle of the streets and relax! We got a great overview of the history and tips about the town for us to look out for the next couple of days. Our guide was chill and having a glass of wine for the ride was nice too.

Although only an hour this was very relaxing and peaceful as we slowly moved down the river. Our guide was pleasant and knowledgeable, pointing out places of interest and giving detailed information. An hour well spent

It was so relaxing and amazing to see the river and Florence from a different perspective. Giada was our guide and she was fabulous. It was fun to have a glass of wine while being taken down the river.

The guide was very knowledgeable engaging and spoke very good English. The trip was not rushed and was very relaxing.

Great overall experience! The guide, Francesca, was super informative and helpful throughout the whole experience!