David & Wine

Discover Michelangelo and his David statue and unwind afterwards with a wine tasting

The perfect late afternoon tour to start your evening and welcome you to Florence! 

DURATION: 3.5hours

TIME: 3.30pm-7.00pm

Tour not available on Monday as the Accademia gallery is closed. 

This 3.5hour tour concentrates on satisfying the eyes as well as the palate! The first half of the tour is dedicated to the great Michelangelo and his most famous statue, the David. Afterwards, the tour will be dedicated to wine tasting conducted by a certified sommelier in a local restaurant.

The tour will start in the piazza della Signoria (town hall square) where the copy of David is located and you will be propelled into the time when it was carved and understand why the original was placed here five centuries ago. You will hear about the cultural history of the period, the life of Michelangelo and then visit the Accademia gallery to see the original David.

The second half of the tour will be dedicated to wine, a wine tasting with a sommelier. Learn how to taste and decipher wine like a professional and sample some excellent varieties from Italy (four types). There will also be some food to accompany your tasting.

 

Meeting place:

To be determined upon booking.

All tours that we organise are private. We do not organise group tours.

The 3.5 hour tour:

455€ when you book for up to 5 people + 25€ per person for wine tasting

490€ if you are booking for 6-9 people + 25€ per person for wine tasting

525€ if your party is 10 or more people + 25€ per person for wine tasting

Please note: The above prices are for the tour only & wine tasting, they do not include the admission fees to the Accademia gallery. Ticket cost to the Accademia gallery is to be paid on the day at the ticket office with guide.

We will make the ticket reservations for the Accademia gallery ahead of time to avoid the long lines. In high season there may be an unavoidable short wait in the reserved line due to the very busy tourist period.

The gallery charges a reservation fee for the timed-entry booking which costs 4€ per person payable to the gallery at the time of ticket reservation. We require payment for this in advance. Once we pay it to the gallery it is non-refundable & non-transferable. The ticket admission cost of 12euro is paid on the day directly to the ticket office when collecting the reserved tickets. 

Minors (under 18yrs) are free admission. The 4euro timed-entry ticket reservation fee is applicable to minors but they are free admission on the day with proof of agent

Headsets: For parties of 4 or more people Freya’s Florence will organise rental of personal headsets for use during the tour in order to hear the guide well due to the high noise level both in the gallery and the city.

Cost 25€ for 1-5pax & 30€ for 6-9pax. For groups greater than 9pax the cost is 30€ + 2€ per person from 10pax. 

Accademia gallery admission fees:

Full price admission costs 16€ (ticket 12€ + reservation fee 4€).

Children between 6-17 years (inclusive) have free admission but reservation fee must be paid, 4€.

Children under 6 years old are free and no reservation is necessary.

European Union students 18 to 26 years old are eligible for the reduced ticket admission with a current student card.

Original or a copy (digital or paper form) of the passport must be shown as proof of age for free/reduced tickets to the ticket office staff upon ticket purchase. Payment for the tickets can be made by credit card or cash.

Payment:

Payment for the tour can be made in cash at the end of the tour directly to the guide, or in advance by PayPal with an additional 5% to cover the PayPal fees. Tours booked within ten days of the date of the tour must be paid in advance by PayPal.

 

Please note:

The Accademia Gallery is CLOSED on Mondays. This tour is not available on Mondays.

All state museums are free on the first Sunday of the month in Italy without the possibility of making a ticket reservation. 

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations made less than 48hours prior to the tour start time require full payment.

Cancellations made within a week of your tour date will require half payment.