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  2. Tuscany
  3. Florence
  4. Uffizi Gallery

Florence: Small-Group Sunset Gondola Tour

Product ID: 242857
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Enjoy a unique perspective of the city during a most-charming experience in Florence. You will glide along the water on a Florentine gondola, relaxing on the water before enjoying an exclusive aperitivo.
About this activity
Duration: 1 hour
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Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Take a small-group tour for a more intimate experience
  • Embark on one of the most romantic tours in town
  • Enjoy a mini-cruise on the Arno River on a vintage Barchetto
  • Ride on a traditional Gondola-style boat
  • Enjoy an aperitivo with chilled wine
Full description
The Arno river is the history of Florence. It was its first supply source, and initially divided the city before uniting it through its marvelous Middle Ages and Renaissance bridges. Its riverbanks house some of the most beautiful ancient noble palaces, and nowadays it perfectly reflects the romantic, elegant, and slow flowing soul of Florence.

This small-group tour will let you discover this soul at the most picture-perfect moment of the day: aperitivo time. This important time of the day is right before dinner, right before sunset, when Florence is flooded by the most magical light, and even the cold stones seem soft and warm.

You will meet your guide before enjoying 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”. Here you will climb aboard a “barchetto”, a Florenctine Gondola, one of the very few traditional wooden boats left in Florence. Your Gondola will be conducted by an authentic “barcaiolo”, a traditional Florentine boatman that will guide your boat with his long-reaching pole.

There will be 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 push through its calm waters, you will pass under the magnificent Florentine bridges and discover its history and the beautiful Palazzos that frame its ancient riverbed. Following your Gondola ride, you will enjoy a refreshing “aperitivo” with a glass of cool wine to celebrate your romantic stay in Florence.
  • Small-group tour (maximum of 12 people)
  • A guided short walk of the city center to the "embarcadero"
  • English-speaking fully-licensed art and history guide
  • Mini cruise aboard a Florentine Gondola on the Arno River (approximately 50 minutes)
  • Cool wine aperitivo
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Florencetown Booking Office,Piazza Mentana, 3, 50122 Firenze FI, Italia

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Product ID: 242857