Mini-cruise on the Arno river & guided tour of Pisa, with gelato

Availability: Mondays , Tuesdays , Wednesdays , Thursdays , Fridays , Saturdays
Duration: 3 hours


Private mini-cruise along the river Arno from Pisa downtown to the nature reserve of San Rossore with Pisa city guide and guided walking tour of Pisa
For parties of min. 6 people


A private mini-cruise on a boat ferry along the Arno river
You meet your local English speaking city tour guide of Pisa at a convenient location in town and get on the ferry boat in the very center of the town, from one of the docks along the river banks. We will see the whole town and its spectacular lungarni, with an endless series of Renaissance palaces mirroring themselves into the water, until we get out of town into a charming green area, part of an extensive nature reserve of pinewoods and autoctonous coastal vegetation called Natural Park of San Rossore – Migliarino.

San Rossore Natural Park is a large protected area ranging from Marina di Pisa, just 10 kms from Pisa, to Torre del Lago, very near to Viareggio. Most of its vast territory is covered by pinewood hosting an enormous variety of wildlife, including the wild bore, the deer and above all many different species of birds. In the park the two Tuscan main rivers Arno and Serchio flow into the Thyrrhenian sea forming a unique and highly protected sandy beach. You can see the park from an unusual perspective and learn a great deal about the local flora and fauna.


A guided walk in town and the best gelato in town
Once back in town, you will have a beautiful and informative walk in town through the spectacular medieval Borgo Stretto and the monumental late Renaissance Piazza dei Cavalieri up to the stunning Piazza dei Miracoli. Our guide Moira will provide a series of stories and anecdotes about life in town so you will discover a beautiful location and learn about its peculiar population too! A stop at the best prize winning ice cream shop in town for a unique gelato is included in the program. You will taste incredible natural gelato in original flavors made of with local very selected ingredients.


This is a list of specialties that you are likely to sample as part of the program of this tour. Please, note that the specialties of the tasting session and/or lunch may vary according to the season and the availability of the products in the day of the tour.

In our tour we like showing you places off the beaten track and introducing you to Tuscan people with their personal stories, careers and characters.
You will have one of our guides with your party during the whole tour. Please, see below all the guides who can be with you.
During this experience you can also meet some of the Tuscan friends involved in the events. Please, see below which friends you are likely to encounter.


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Rates Table

The total rate for this activity varies according to the number of people in your party.
Check rates in the table below.

Mini-cruise on the Arno river & guided tour of Pisa,
with gelato – 3 HOURS

– RATES 2020 –



6 persons € 680
7 persons € 695
8 persons € 710
9 persons € 725
10 persons € 740
11 persons € 755
12 persons € 770
13 persons € 785
Extra Adult € 15
Extra Teenager (12-17 yrs) € 15
Extra Child (4-11 yrs) € 15
Entrance to the Leaning Tower € 25 per person (children under 9 not allowed)

Rates include

  • A private English speaking official Pisa guide for the whole tour
  • A private mini-cruise along the Arno river for 1 hour
  • Access to the cathedral in the Miracles’ Square
  • A gelato in the best ice cream shop in town

Rates do NOT include

  • Tickets to access the leaning tower: € 25 per person (to be requested and booked in advance)
  • Entrance to any museum or monument in town (other than the cathedral)
  • Transportation

Transportation is not included in the rates above. For more info on transportation, please see the box “Transportation options”.
Children under 9 years of age are not allowed onto the leaning tower

This is a message of Mark who organized a private mini-cruise along the Arno river for his family on the occasion of his 50th birthday:


Just thought I would send you a quick email to thank you very much for organising the transport and cruise for my 50th on the 20th June.

The day was fantastic and your part in making it successful is very much appreciated.

Thank you again.

Kind regards,


This walking tour takes place in the city of Pisa. The meeting point can be reached by public transport.

Unless differently specified, the meeting point with the guide is in Pisa downtown. Detailled instructions will be provided.

This program takes 3 hours. Time for reaching the meeting point not included.

Available all the year through, from Mondays through Saturdays.

This tour is available in English, French or Italian with no surcharge. For German, Russian or Spanish a surcharge applies.


Ideal for children

No particular clothing required.

The foods served during this tour might contain gluten, lactose, nuts and alcohol. If you have any food restriction, please inform our guide at the beginning of the tour.

This program and its rates do not include transportation to the meeting point and are set on a self-driving base. For further information see the box "transportation options".

The destinations reached during this activity are in the town of Pisa, an area that can be reached by private and public transport. It is possible to reach Pisa by public bus service and by train.
Yet, the public service is not well diffused in all Tuscany so we highly recommend renting a car or a scooter in order to reach the meeting point.
As an alternative, we can offer a valued service by chauffeured car, van or minibus. Any cost of transportation is to be added to the rates displayed on the rate table of this page.

A cinquecento in front of San Gimignano
A bus of CTT Nord, serving the area of Pisa and Volterra
A local train in Tuscany
Chauffeured vans and sedans and luxury buses in Tuscany
A vespa in the medieval village of Peccioli