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Florence: Arno River Cruise with a Live Concert

Florence: Arno River Cruise with a Live Concert

Your trip aboard the Arnoboat features the Arno River as the main protagonist. You will explore Florence by water with the opportunity to see and appreciate this magical city from a different and fascinating point of view. You will have the chance to discover new and wonderful unexplored corners, many visible only from the water. Our green boat respects the environment and is fully electric. It leaves the dock at Via Lungarno Diaz and travels the stretch that goes from The Bridge of Grace passing under the Ponte Vecchio, the Ponte Santa Trinita and the Ponte alla Carraia, after which it will return to the dock. the cruise through the heart of the city lasts 1 hour including boarding, it will be accompanied by a real live concert violin music or other instruments or the sweet voice of a live singer will brighten your journey with the view of beautiful Florence. Admire the reflections of the sun or evening lights on the calm waters of the Arno and the warm colors that the bridges and buildings take on.

Florence: Arno River Cruise with Aperitivo

Florence: Arno River Cruise with Aperitivo

Your trip aboard the Arnoboat features the Arno River as the main protagonist. You will explore Florence by water with the opportunity to see and appreciate this magical city from a different and fascinating point of view. You will have the chance to discover new and wonderful unexplored corners, many visible only from the water, while enjoying an aperitivo and soft music. The aperitivo consists of Tuscan products and white wine supplier by La Prosciutteria on Arnboat. For children under 18 years old, a non alcoholic drink will be offered instead. Our green boat respects the environment and is fully electric. It leaves the dock at Via Lungarno Diaz and travels the stretch that goes from The Bridge of Grace passing under the Ponte Vecchio, the Ponte Santa Trinita and the Ponte alla Carraia, after which it will return to the dock. The trip through the heart of the city last 1 hour including boarding.Experience a journey filled with the emotion of navigating the calm waters of the Arno while admiring the beauty of the bridges and palaces that frame the riverbed.

Florence: Arno River Sightseeing Cruise with Commentary

Florence: Arno River Sightseeing Cruise with Commentary

Your trip aboard the Arnoboat features the Arno River as the main protagonist. You will explore Florence by water with the opportunity to see and appreciate this magical city from a different and fascinating point of view. You will have the chance to discover new and wonderful unexplored corners, many visible only from the water. Our green boat respects the environment and is fully electric. It leaves the dock at Via Lungarno Diaz and travels the stretch that goes from The Bridge of Grace passing under the Ponte Vecchio, the Ponte Santa Trinita and the Ponte alla Carraia, after which it will return to the dock. The trip through the heart of the city last 1 hour including boarding and will be accompanied by a registered commentary that speaks of the city and its unique stories. Experience a journey filled with the emotion of navigating the calm waters of the Arno while admiring the beauty of the bridges and palaces that frame the riverbed.

Livorno: Florence & Pisa Shore Excursion with Food Tasting

Livorno: Florence & Pisa Shore Excursion with Food Tasting

See the iconic Leaning Tower and the Duomo on this day trip to Pisa and Florence from Livorno. Travel via an air-conditioned bus and savor a tasting of local products. Follow your tour leader to the city’s main attractions and get free time to explore both cities at your own pace. After meeting your tour leader, begin your trip to Florence in a fully equipped and comfortable bus. Step into Florence, home to several masterpieces of Renaissance art and architecture. Walk down its winding alleys and explore the city's iconic monuments and art galleries. If you want, you can start your visit in Piazza Repubblica and follow in the footsteps of Dante Alighieri. Discover Piazza della Signoria and cross the arch bridge of Ponte Vecchio over the Arno River. Enjoy free time to explore the city on your own with plenty to see, including the Accademia Gallery Museum where you can admire Michelangelo's David, or see the Florence Cathedral in Piazza del Duomo. Next, make your way to Pisa. Pass through the Santa Maria gate to Piazza dei Miracoli. Marvel at the impressive marble monuments and the green grass where you can relax or take photos of the famous Leaning Tower. Climb the Leaning Tower or go to the medieval Roman Catholic Cathedral of Pisa. Right next to the Leaning Tower, admire beautiful works of art.

Florence: Old Town Golf Cart Excursion

Florence: Old Town Golf Cart Excursion

Explore the historic center of Florence by electric golf cart and leave your conscience clean as you cover more sights than possible on a walking tour. Climb aboard the eco-friendly cart in Piazza San Firenze and drive through the streets of the Renaissance city, passing Piazza Signoria and the Porcellino Market. Continue to the Duomo and marble façade of the Basilica of Santa Maria Novella. Journey along the banks of the River Arno to Piazza Ognissanti. An MP3 player will be provided with commentary about the history of the city and its sites so that you can sit back and relax as your escort drives you across the Santa Trinita Bridge. Marvel at the Pitti Palace and Ponte Vecchio. Continue to the Ponte alle Grazie, rebuilt after it was destroyed in World War II. Go to the Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale (National Central Library) on Piazza Santa Croce to see the largest library in Italy.

From La Spezia: Round-Trip Bus Transfer to Florence

From La Spezia: Round-Trip Bus Transfer to Florence

Optimize the time your cruise ship will be in La Spezia port to explore Florence. Benefit from convenient transportation to the historic city, with an optional guided tour also available. Arrive at the meeting point where staff will provide you with a map of the city, the code to use the WiFi, and priority access to get on the bus that will take you to Florence. Hop off in the Santa Maria Novella area, where you can start exploring the city. During five hours of free time, you may choose to visit the San Lorenzo market, Piazza del Duomo, Piazza della Signoria, Piazza della Republica, or the famous Ponte Vecchio bridge that crosses the River Arno. Wander through the small alleys set between medieval and Renaissance palaces or stroll through the shopping streets as well as taste typical local dishes. Optimize your time, choose the walking tour option to be sure to see all the main monuments. Return on time guaranteed.

Florence: Gondola Boat Tour with Wine or Coffee and Snack

Florence: Gondola Boat Tour with Wine or Coffee and Snack

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 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. Follow your guide from the bank, all the way through to the embarcadero (pier). Here you will climb aboard a barchetto, a Florentine gondola, one of the very few traditional wooden boats left in Florence. Your gondola will be conducted by an authentic barcaiolo, a 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, enjoy a delicious drink and snack. In the evening, relax with a refreshing “aperitivo” with a glass of cool wine to celebrate your romantic stay in Florence. After your morning tour, savor an authentic Italian breakfast.

From Rome: Florence & Tuscany Day Tour by High-Speed Train

From Rome: Florence & Tuscany Day Tour by High-Speed Train

Cut travel time to Florence in half when traveling by high-speed train and make the most of an unforgettable day trip exploring the cradle of the Renaissance and home to artistic geniuses such as Michelangelo, Dante, da Vinci, Machiavelli, and Galileo. As you step off the train, meet your local expert guide and embark on a walking tour to unveil the great beauty of Florence and its rich history. Hear stories about Medici ambitions, greed, and power and about those who dared to conspire against them as you stroll the charming streets of Florence. Pass famous landmarks like the Florence Duomo, Brunelleschi's magnificent Dome, and the Baptistry of St. John, adorned with its famous "Gates of Paradise". Take in Piazza della Signoria, the political heart of Florence where a replica of Michelangelo's world-renowned statue of David stands. Heading along towards the River Arno, stroll past the Uffizi Museum and see the famous Vasari Corridor, a 1km-long overpass designed to connect the elaborate Medici residence with the Uffizi. After a photo-op for stunning pictures of the famous Ponte Vecchio, your walking tour of Florence ends. After your Florence walking tour, choose from the following options: Florence Free Time: Enjoy 5.5 hours of free time - have a leisurely lunch and then wander around magnificent Florence on your own before making your way to the station for your return journey to Rome. If available, book a visit to see Michelangelo's most prized sculpture: the David located in the Accademia Museum. OR Tuscany Wine Tasting and San Gimignano: Enjoy a wine tasting and lunch at a family-run Tuscan Winery followed by a visit to San Gimignano Sit back, relax, and enjoy the scenery while cruising through the perfectly manicured hills of Tuscany and arrive at an independent winery overlooking the medieval towers of San Gimignano. See how age-old winemaking traditions have been incorporated into the modern production of today’s highly prized wines. Learn a bit of wine lingo such as what the initials DOCG mean and what classifies wine as "Super-Tuscan". Learn the fascinating history of this family-run winery during an intimate tasting experience. Each wine is paired with local cured meats, cheeses, breads, and of course extra virgin olive oil produced on the grounds. The wine and food pairing will conclude with a first course lunch. Last but not least on this Tuscan getaway is a visit to the enchanting town of San Gimignano. Enjoy free time to admire the 14 remaining medieval towers, quintessential Tuscan cobblestone side streets, artisanal shops, and of course gelaterias. From San Gimignano, return to Florence train station for your high-speed trip back to Rome.

From Rome: Florence and Pisa Day Tour with Accademia Ticket

From Rome: Florence and Pisa Day Tour with Accademia Ticket

Depart from Rome to the Northern province of Tuscany for a full-day tour to the “Cradle of the Renaissance”, crossing the green valley of the Tiber River to the slopes of the Apennines, passing the vineyards of Chianti before your arrival in Pisa. See “Piazza dei Miracoli” with its famous Leaning Tower and visit the Baptistery and the “Duomo”, all in shining white marble. At 12:00 PM depart toward Florence, the legendary city of artists and architects from the 14th to 17th centuries. Stop for lunch. At 02:30 PM meet with your professional guide for a walking tour of Florence. Once in the city center, you can breathe the atmosphere of medieval streets and craftsmen’s workshops and see masterpieces by Michelangelo, Leonardo Da Vinci and Botticelli, including Michelangelo’s David at the “Accademia”. See the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, with its beautiful dome projected by Brunelleschi and admire the Baptistery as well as Giotto’s Bell Tower. The tour ends with a breathtaking view from “Piazzale Michelangelo”, a superb panoramic view of the Tuscan capital, including “Ponte Vecchio”, Arno River and the “Duomo”. Then, back to Rome.

Florence: Fast track Uffizi Gallery Small-Group Tour

Florence: Fast track Uffizi Gallery Small-Group Tour

Explore the birthplace of the Renaissance, with a guided tour of the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Witness unparalleled architectural marvels within the esteemed art museum, a pinnacle of artistic prominence. Step inside one of the world's oldest museums with skip-the-line entry tickets. Admire an exquisite collection of invaluable Italian Renaissance artworks by great Italian artists such as Botticelli, Giotto, Cimabue, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and Raffaello, among others. Learn how a former 16th-century palace transformed into a museum in 1865, standing as one of the earliest modern museums, gifted to Florence by the Medici family. Discuss its construction from 1560 to 1581, presenting an intriguing structure with a lengthy courtyard overlooking the Arno River. See its signature semi-enclosed courtyard adorned with sculptures of renowned artists from the 19th century, linking the gallery to Piazza della Signoria. After the tour, feel free to explore the galleries at your own pace.

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Comfortable bus with AC, reclining seats, and charging ports for the drive to Florence. Helpful guide who passed out city maps and gave us tips for how to spend our time in the city. On time, easy, and well worth the cost, especially compared to more expensive options.

Amazing experience! Honestly felt surreal! Kevin our violinist was just brilliant, played the most moving and well known pieces that was just breath taking! This activity is a must!

The good treat the staff gave to us. And the performance of the violinist was amazing , such as the view and the vibes.

Excellent! Lovely way to spend a summer’s evening on a boat with beautiful melody. Highly recommend it.

This concert/cruise was wonderful. The music made for a perfect evening of great views from the river.