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Relaxing boat ride along the Arno at sunset with great views of Florence
, Sep 2019
Our excellent guide Frederica made us feel at home as she led us from the center of Florence to the small boat dock on the Arno where we boarded Florence's version of a gondola, a 'barchetta,' which is pulled along the river by a boatman using a long wooden pole. We learned some history of Florence and its bridges, got some great photos, had a refreshing glass of rose wine made at a local Tuscan winery, and had a chance to get away from the throngs that clog the busy streets of Florence.
Glide under the iconic Ponte Vecchio bridge and across the Arno River on a Florence river cruise. Hop aboard your barchetto—a small traditional boat that is one of only four still operating in the city. As you see the sights like the famous Uffizi Gallery from the water, toast your fellow mates with a glass of Prosecco.
It was a day trip from Florence to Cinque Terre. We were lucky the weather was perfect the whole day, with blue sky and no wind, so we could fully enjoy the view from the series of fishing villages hugging the coastal bluff. The tour guides were Alberto and a lady who was new for this tour. Both were very helpful. They not only told us about the places along this tour, but also answered other questions about Tuscany. Because of their knowledge, I was able to book another tour to see the Gladiator's house.
Our tour was amazing! Our guide Alberto was super nice and helpful, he gave a lot of very good info about each city. We had enough time in each city to see it all and it was fun exploring each city on our own! So relaxing and beautiful! We came at the perfect time of year in early Dec and there were no crowds, in fact in one of the cities we were the only people there it seemed, it was so quiet and peaceful! Loved seeing all of the colorful houses and walking the winding streets! We would do this again hands down. Such a lovely day!
Such a well-organized trip that hits 4 of the 5 towns. Tabata was a great tour guide. Once we got off the train at each town, she told us the highlights (what to see/do at each place). Then you're on your own to explore. Very efficient way to see such a scenic coastal area. It's very picturesque! I had an amazing time despite the chilly weather and no ferry boat ride. Note that it's a long day with a lot of walking, including a 15-20 min walk from/to bus in La Spezia.
Discover the charming seaside villages of the Ligurian coast on this full-day tour to Cinque Terre from Florence. Travel through the rolling hills of Tuscany to arrive at the dramatic rocky coastline, and take the train to visit the villages of Riomaggiore, Vernazza, Monterosso, and Manarola as well as Porto Venere. Enjoy free time to stroll through the winding streets, swim at picturesque beaches, and or upgrade to include lunch.
First and foremost I have to sincerely thank our amazing tour guide Valentina and the company for waiting 10 minutes for me. I got lost super close to the meeting point, but found it and made it on. The tour was absolutely amazing! The views are incredible and I ate so much delicious food I think I almost burst. Valentina, no worries. I refuse to put pineapple on pizza and as you said a little Italian Grandma dies every time you do. Amazing hostess who is very knowledgeable, warm and friendly and tells cute jokes as well as educates you. Highly recommend!
Our tour guides were exceptional, personable, and knowledgeable. It was a relaxing tour with ample time to visit the sites. A little more time at the first two stops would have been nice, and the last stop was not much to see.
Explore the Italian Riviera on this day trip to the beautiful Cinque Terre from Florence, with transport between each small town provided. Led by a tour guide, discover each fishing village by coach, train, and boat, from the beaches of Monterosso to the charming streets of Riomaggiore. Stop for a swim in the turquoise waters and upgrade to include a traditional Italian lunch. Soak up all the character of this UNESCO-listed region before heading back to Florence.
Semi Private Cinque Terre and Pisa Leaning Tower Tour from Florence
, Jan 2020
Amazing! Our tour guide Daniel was super friendly and informative! So glad we did Pisa quickly first as there is not much to see besides the tower. Cinque terre is absolutely breath taking. Daniel gave us a lot of time to explore on our own so we were able to enjoy. I highly suggest this tour to someone who has not been to Italy before as getting to cinque terre is a little confusing. Please note that train is used to get from one city to another in cinque terre and price of tix is included in your ticket from Viator. The tour was only my husband myself and another couple. I saw other tours of 20 plus people and was very thankful I chose this tour instead. Highly recommend this tour.
This was our favorite tour of our trip to Italy. We had a good size group (2 other couples plus our family) and the tour guide was very charismatic and got us through the day smoothly. We spent the perfect amount of time at each location and just had a great day.
If you only do one experience in Florence make it this one and make sure you ask for Fabio!. From start to finish this was everything I wanted it to be and more. Cinque Terre was so beautiful and our driver Fabio was fantastic providing us with great local knowledge and great conversation along the way. I must also say a HUGE THANK YOU to Fabio for going above and beyond! On our return to the van I had realised that I had left a painting at our restroom stop and Fabio didn’t hesitate in running down to retrieve it and bring it back for me. Such a great guy. Thank you I Just Drive and Fabio for one of the highlights of our Italian holiday! Worth every star and more.
Visit two of the most popular day trip destinations from Florence in one tour on this small-group trip to the Cinque Terre and the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Enjoy a boat ride along the enchanting coastline of the Cinque Terre, then choose between a hike or train trip to another village. Stop in Pisa on the way back to Florence to see the famous leaning tower.
Take a day trip from Florence to discover the beauty of Cinque Terre. With return transport from Florence and an English-speaking driver, this private tour will leave you enchanted by the rugged landscapes and charming architecture of Cinque Terre. You will have lots of time to learn about the UNESCO World Heritage site, the history of the area, and see for yourself why visitors fall in love with Cinque Terre.
Spend an entire day in the enchanted villages of the Cinque Terre on this full-day trip from Florence. Discover the charming towns of Manarola, Riomaggiore, Monterosso, Vernazza, and La Spezia, traveling by train, boat, and bus. You'll have plenty of time to navigate narrow walkways and steep staircases, as well as plunge into the ocean.
Independent Venice Day Trip from Florence by High-Speed Train
GREAT DAY OF TRIP
, Oct 2019
I like how everything was done for all of us. We just showed up at the Florence train station, and the representative gave us train tickets; tickets and directions how to use vaporattos; and tickets to St. Mark's Basilica.
Please note you will be taking the last train out of Venice at 7:00 PM back to Florence.
We had no issues with this trip, the person who met us at the train station to give us all the info was great, had nice packets put together with all the info we needed, maps, tickets, directions, no guessing.
Spend a day in Venice with roundtrip tickets on the high-speed train from Florence. Along with your train ride, this package also includes a meet-and-greet with a host in Florence to organize your travel plans and a Vessel card for Venice's 'vaporetto' transportation system so you can get around easily. Enjoy a full day exploring this romantic Italian city on your own, with all the travel logistics taken care of for you.
Cinque Terre Small Group Guided Tour from Florence
Oct Cinque Terre
, Oct 2019
Freddie was a great guide. He speaks 3 languages fluently. He knew so much about the Cinque Terre and shared many tips to make the visit fun and interesting. The weather was cool which was much appreciated.
The main thing I got from this trip was that I needed to go back to Cinque Terra and spend more time. Our guide Valerio and driver Ricardo did a great job shuttling us to the towns and getting us on the train and ferry. The towns are beautiful and the trip was just too short.
My friend and I decided to book the small group excursion to Cinque Terre, and we are very glad we did. The excursion could have been a disaster, because our scheduled tour guide was hit in a traffic accident and hospitalized just before our tour was scheduled to depart. The company scrambled, successfully, to find another guide, with the result that our driver, Riccardo, drove us to La Spezia, where we picked up our new guide, Emilia. Emilia was engaging, warm, and interesting. Different parts of the tour were via bus, afoot, by railway, and by boat, and Emilia navigated all of that flawlessly, even arranging for small boats for us when the ferry we would normally have taken was unavailable. This adaptation of the tour was more intimate, and arguably more fun, than the ferry ride we were expecting. The towns we visited were gorgeous, and very much worth visiting. A surprise at the end of the tour was that to compensate us for the inconvenience of the tour's rocky beginning, a company representative presented each couple with a bottle of Chianti. Although we had all enjoyed the tour in any case, and although I wouldn't expect a bottle of wine after tours that took place without any complications, I think this gesture shows this is a company that takes customer satisfaction seriously. I would book with them again, without hesitation.
See for yourself why Cinque Terre is considered one of Italy’s most beautiful destinations on a full-day tour to the UNESCO World Heritage Site from Florence. Journey north to the rugged Ligurian coastline, and travel by train to visit the picturesque fishing villages that make up this colorful community. Stroll through the winding terraced streets, relax by the beach, shop for unique souvenirs, or grab a bite to eat while a guide shares insight into local culture and history.
Discover the Cinque Terre and chic Italian Riviera towns on a largely independent, 2-night package that departs from Florence. With 3- to 4-star hotel accommodation in Santa Margherita as your base, you’ll enjoy a day-long excursion to the coastal villages of the UNESCO-listed Cinque Terre, followed by a day of free time in glamorous Portofino. Round-trip transport from Florence is included.
Enjoy a relaxing cruise by traditional barchetto boat to view the sunset in Florence. From your seat in your boat on the Arno River, get great views of landmarks such as Ponte Vecchio, Ponte Santa Trinita, and the traditional buildings that line the river banks. Your guide navigates the boat and shares stories about Venice along the way.
To date, the original 'Barchetti' sailing Arno in Florence are only four. Participating this tour one will have an extraordinary chance to enjoy some true beauties of the Tuscan capital with a local exceptional tour guide and discover curiosities and secrets of the buildings adorning its banks: enjoy a new way to discover Florence from a totally different perspective. On your Barchetto, you will pass under the world famous Ponte Vecchio, Old Bridge, seeing all the iconic Florentine palazzos parading before your eyes.
A glass of prosecco completes the deal while enjoying the splendor of Florence at the sunset, when the landscape is colored with ochre and red, and it all looks like a perfect picture. The Barchetto itinerary includes all the major attractions of the City, the Barchetto will in fact lead you under the traditional Old Bridge, Ponte Vecchio, the picturesque Ponte Santa Trinita and to the Carraia Bridge in a succession of Florentine churches and historic buildings.
See the sunset over Florence from the comfort of a private boat on a 1-hour gondola ride down the Arno River. Sip a complimentary glass of prosecco (Italian sparkling wine) as you float by the city’s main attractions. The leisurely route takes you past Florentine palazzos, churches, Ponte Vecchio, and more. It’s a great opportunity to photograph the Tuscan capital from a unique perspective.
The Cinque Terre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Tuscany, is a must-see attraction no matter how much time you have in Florence. Let a guide take care of planning activities and transfers on a full-day tour that includes a boat ride, free time to relax on the beach, and tours of colorful fishing villages such as Vernazza and Monterosso. Plus, you’ll travel by air-conditioned coach and enjoy a traditional lunch.
Chianti Classico, typical "schiacciata", fresh tomatoes and truffles. All these delicacies will get an even more unforgettable taste, if enjoyed on a traditional rowing boat, cruising silently and smoothly along river Arno, at the heart of Florence. This exclusive tour will bring you under the arcades of Ponte Vecchio and down to Palazzo Corsini, with an unusual view of the town centre. The beauty in your eyes will only compare to the wonder of your palate.
Spend a day exploring the romantic beauty of the Cinque Terre on this full-day trip from Florence. See the UNESCO-listed coastline and its famed five villages. Take an easy hike between the villages before cruising along the coast on a boat trip, Then, enjoy a 3-course seafood lunch and absorb the seaside atmosphere.
See Florence from a perspective rare to visitors on a small-group boat tour along the Arno River. After a short walk through the historic city center, your guide ushers you into a traditional Florentine barchetto for a 1-hour cruise that offers unparalleled views of the Arno’s banks and bridges. Enjoy a complimentary glass of sparkling wine while you listen to little-known facts and anecdotes about landmarks passed along the way.
Take time out of your Florence vacation and spend a night in Venice, aka the Floating City. This exciting independent package allows you to explore the romantic Italian city at your own pace. Transport by high-speed train from Florence to Venice is included, as is 3- or 4-star accommodation in a hotel with breakfast. Make use of a ‘vaporetto’ ticket — valid for 48 hours — to cruise around the city, and visit St Mark’s Basilica, Burano, Murano and more. Any entrance fees and activities are payable at your own expense.
River Arno crosses the heart of Florence, contributing to the economic and political growth of the city through the centuries; still, it has also struck with tremendous floods, causing severe damages to the art treasures.
Today, it will allow you to get an exclusive and unforgettable sight of the town centre, cruising on small, traditional rowing boats conducted by the so called "renaioli".
A private guide will show you all the most outstanding visible elements from Ponte Vecchio to Ponte alla Carraia, formerly Ponte Nuovo, while you will have the chance to relax and enjoy a good glass of Tuscan wine, together with a tasty "schiacciata".
The Florence Boat Tour will give you the possibility of enjoying Florence from an exclusive and unforgettable point of view. You will pass under the Ponte Vecchio enjoying the sights at the sunset. Together with one of our guides you will discover the importance of the river Arno and you will listen many stories about Florence and its important artists. You will be surrounded by an enchanting atmosphere while standing comfortably seated in a barchetta (a traditional boat) driven by one of the Renaioli, who for long time navigated the river.
Enjoy an amazing maritime day in Livorno! Your trip starts with a fantastic boat excursion around the Livorno coastline. You will admire uncontaminated Tuscan landscapes and swim into crystal-clear waters. Once back you will taste a delicious seafood lunch. Your experience continues with a boat tour of the Medicean Canals. This trip will offer an unusual and amazing perspective of Livorno, among elegant buildings and picturesque wards, churches and ancient fortresses.
ATTENTION! **Closing season is subordinate to weather conditions and it will be reputable by the first half of October**
Come discover Florence from a new point of view and completely unique.
We will cruise on one of the historical boats of the city and, together with a licensed tour guide, we will discover the history and the fun facts about the places we will see. We will pass from Castellani Palace, the Uffizi Gallery, Ponte Vecchio, San Jacopo's church, Santa Trinita bridge, Corsini Palace and much more.
Once on board, you will sip some prosecco while enjoying the view and learning about the indissoluble connection between the city and its river.
Finally, if we plan it around sunset, we can have the perfect setting to take unique and memorable pictures.