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Miami South Beach Art Deco Walking Tour

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Transport to the 1920s, 30s and beyond while your guide enlightens and entertains you with fascinating history of the pioneers, unlikely heroes, the rollercoaster boom-bust-boom periods, the rise of Art Deco architecture, the influence of the mob and Hollywood, and the transformation of this swampland to a tropical paradise. During your VIP small group tour, admire architecture on the outside and get exclusive access to select Art Deco buildings to appreciate the contemporary design and decor incorporated into the original interiors. We guarantee you'll walk away as Art Deco experts. Tour last 2 hours 10 minutes.
  • Get acquainted with South Beach on a guided walking tour
  • Make the most of your time by seeing the highlights on this art deco tour
  • Hear the inside scoop on life in South Beach from a local expert
  • Visit popular TV and movie filming locations
What to Expect
Meet your guide in central South Beach at the appointed time to begin your walking tour. Tour routes vary, but stops always include the Versace mansion, Carlyle Hotel, Tudor Hotel, 11th Street Diner, and Wolfsonian. As you walk, your guide shares stories and insider information about the history of the neighborhood and points out which of these famous building appeared in TV shows and movies. The tour ends at 1440 Ocean Drive.
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Departure Point
1: Essex House Hotel, 1001 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139, USA
2: The Wolfsonian Design Store & Cafe, 1001 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139, USA
Return Details
1440 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139, USA
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Professional guide
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for child aged 5 and under
  • Please know traffic is heavy and parking is limited after 12pm on Fridays, weekends and holidays. If you are driving into South Beach please allot additional 45 minutes to enter South Beach and locate parking as some garages may be full and you will need to drive around to locate street parking. ALSO please check traffic advisory on Internet for any traffic delays.
  • Tour continues in rain or shine (except for Hurricanes Watches or Warnings). In the event of rain, we keep you indoors most of the time. Be sure to carry an umbrella or rain poncho to walk in between buildings. Statistically, rain showers do not last more than 20 minutes.
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Rick our guide for a 6.30pm tour had an excellent friendly tour manner and really inspired interest in Miami's wonderful architecture. Despite a heavy downpour Rick continued to guide us expertly, knowing exactly how we could go from site to site to best avoid the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank BenSLon
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We’ve been on a few walking tours in NY and in Glasgow, so thought this one sounded interesting! And it definitely lived up to our expectations! James was a fantastic guide and I now know a reasonable amount re Art Deco! He gave us a...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

This walking tour was wonderful. Our guide was so knowledgeable about Art Deco and Miami history. He explained things very clearly and made it very interesting. Took lots of time with us, his passion for Art Deco was contagious. This tour is not to be...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Joan B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our guide Hoji was wonderful. He was very knowledgeable and personable. We enjoyed our time with him. He answered our questions and kept our pace during the walk. He also gave us ideas to see other art and areas where to eat. We enjoyed the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hoji provided a lot of information and history about the city and the art deco buildings we saw. He did a great job showing the differences in buildings built during different years and the architects behind the buildings. Tour went really quick although it was...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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12 August 2019|
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Response from Marion D | Reviewed this property |
I went as a 1 person in my group.. I think they mean that they won't do the whole tour if there is only 1 person booked... But me & one other person on the tour were solo.
12 April 2019|
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Response from C9270AIjoef |
I’d say max 12 so that you all can hear the guide and stay together. However if you need a bigger number they may accommodate you.
27 March 2019|
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Response from jkallelis2017 | Reviewed this property |
It ready depends on if the guide wants to just do it. Book it and see if it gets confirmed, The guides rely a lot on tips.
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