Private boat and city tour in Florence
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Florence Boat and City Tour

Explore the city of Florence from the water and by land

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Norie | about the guide

The Arno River brought wealth to Florence allowing the wool industry to flourish during the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Although today it plays a far less important role, it still offers visitors splendid views of Florence. During this half-day tour, you will hop aboard a traditional flat-bottomed boat and navigate a small part of the river. Your experienced local guide will tell you more about the city’s fascinating history as you gently meander, passing under the famous Ponte Vecchio. You will then jump back on dry land to take part in a guided walking tour to admire the beautiful buildings constructed with the wealth generated by the Arno River. Your guide will share some of the city’s finest treasures with you as you stroll past the Palazzo Vecchio through the Piazza della Signoria, past the Uffizi, into Piazza della Repubblica, finally stopping at the “Duomo”. If the cathedral is open, you will be able take a peek inside at the sumptuous interior.

  • Florence and Tuscany
    Italy
  • 1/2 day
    DURATION
  • 10
    MAX. No. ON TOUR

TOUR DETAILS

keywords :
Florence, Arno River, boat trip, guided walking tour, Ponte Vecchio, Uffizi, Duomo, cathedral, Santa Maria del Fiore
transport :
By boat and on foot
ACTIVITY LEVEL :
Moderate
ACCESSIBLE TO THE DISABLED :
no
Kid friendly :
From 6 years upwards
LANGUAGES:
Néerlandais/Dutch (native), Anglais/English (fluent), Italien/Italian (fluent)
MAX. No. OF PEOPLE :
10

INCLUDED IN THE TOUR

- Private boat trip - Private guide

NOT INCLUDED

- Transport (if required) - Purchases by client

ITINERARY

This half-day tour combines a boat trip and city center walking tour. Firstly, enjoy a boat ride along the Arno River and under the Ponte Vecchio. The tour will then continue on dry land in the center of Florence where your guide will take you past some of the key monuments including the Palazzo Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria, the Uffizi, Piazza della Repubblica and finally the “Duomo” cathedral. NB : The start time for the tour will be arranged with the guide. The boat trip is available from April to September provided that the weather is good. A sunset boat trip is highly recommended.

WHERE AND WHEN?

MEET-UP LOCATION:
City center (to be arranged with your guide)
END OF TOUR LOCATION:
City center

about
your guide

Norie

Florence

languages :
Néerlandais/Dutch, Anglais/English, Italien/Italian

Dutch born, I lived in Haarlem until the age of 19, then I moved to Amsterdam to study art history. During my studies I did an Erasmus exchange program and studied in Florence for a few months. I graduated in 1997 in Amsterdam but I had fallen in love with Florence so I decided to come back in 2001 thanks to a research scholarship from the Dutch University Institute of Art in Florence. In 2005, I married a Florentine and started my tour guide career. I enjoy being an art historian and I believe that as a tour guide, one has to know less about art history, but much more about every aspect of this city such as gastronomy, fashion, and music. So combining the two professions is ideal! I love mixing art with other disciplines of culture and seeing people enjoy themselves. The walking tour combined with literature and Italian gastronomy is one of my favorites!

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