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Art Deco Private Walking Tour

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Neighborhood: Flamingo / Lummus
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Address: 10th Street, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Phone Number: +1 305-814-4058
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Description: Take the #1 walking tour in South Beach with the most popular tour guides...
Take the #1 walking tour in South Beach with the most popular tour guides in the district. Art Deco Tours, Inc., Will enlighten and entertain you with fascinating facts and stories. Two hours will fly by fast. Stroll along Ocean Drive and learn about the history, the unlikely hero who saved the Art Deco buildings, the role of Miami Vice and Hollywood and other pop culture. You'll admire the architecture from the outside and design & decor on the inside. No bumping elbows in a packed group. Daily small group tours (max 8-9 people) are offered several times a day. Or get the VIP treatment with a private tour with exclusive access to select buildings not permitted to large groups. Your guides will keep you engaged with lively conversation and trivia! Enrich your visit and learn about the culture, history and architecture of South Beach beyond the beaches! Price starts at $30 per person
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Fascinating way to experience South Beach!

Looking for an informative, fun experience in South Beach by day? Take the Art Deco walking tour with Robert. It was well worth the three hours and the $. We learned so much about... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 15, 2015
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Westfield, NJ, United States
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Westfield, NJ, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Looking for an informative, fun experience in South Beach by day? Take the Art Deco walking tour with Robert. It was well worth the three hours and the $. We learned so much about the history, architecture and the "inside scoop" on South Beach. Robert's personal stories about Miami Beach were as interesting as the architecture. I wanted to see... More 

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Singapore
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126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

My wife and I went on a private 3-hour walking tour in and around the South Beach area in March that was arranged by Miami Art Deco Walking Tour. Overall, we had a good experience, and would recommend using this service. Our tour was conducted by James Cubby, who is also a full-time writer and part-time tour guide. He was... More 

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Lakewood, OH
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

My husband and I really enjoyed the Art Deco walking tour with James Cubby. Since the tour, we've had fun spotting architectural details all around us. We want to go back to Miami Beach because of this tour!

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Midland, Michigan
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

James was an excellent host. As beautiful as the Art Deco District is, it takes a guide to really get the best of it. Highly recommend taking this tour. We were able to get into and view many place the casual walker would not have been able to experience.

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Chicago
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

James Cubby is a smart, friendly and knowledgeable tour guide with plenty of information and history regarding the buildings and neighborhood on the tour map. The stories of South Beach are fascinating. The walking isn't bad; my tour started at 10am in gorgeous sunshine. By the time it ended, it was already 83 degrees. Definitely pick the 10am tour as... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

I was very disappointed by this tour. Our guide appeared to have a memorized script and when I asked a question early in the tour, he discouraged us from asking questions until the end of the tour since he knew all of our questions and would cover them during the tour. Of course, no one asked another question. Several people... More 

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Christine M, Owner at Art Deco Private Walking Tour, responded to this review

Hello Beth, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. As the owner of the company I take all reviews seriously. To address your three concerns, first I apologize the way that Robert addressed the part about answering questions. I will review that with him but he should have answered them along the tour presentation. With regards to... More 

Savannah, Georgia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Our leader, James Cubby, was a terrific tour guide. He's lived there for over 20 years and is a part of the art deco community. The group tour turned out to be just my wife and I. We got more Q&A time and personalization to the tour. The history of the area was fascinating. James was an expert at telling... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Great tour led by the extremely knowledgable Robert who mixed stories, facts and history seamlessly together for a vivid, entertaining tour of the Art Deco history of Miami. Also great opportunity to see inside all the beautiful hotels along Ocean Drive, Washington and Collins. Well worth doing,

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Really enjoyed our Art Deco Walking Tour of South Beach, Miami. Our guide, Calvin, was funny and informative, and reminded us of Woody Allen. He took us inside old hotels, up on the rooftops, down in the basement, into back rooms and bars, suggested great bathrooms and back and forth across Ocean Avenue. There were five total guests on the... More 

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Rockledge, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This tour was a dream. It was one of the absolute highlights for us during our trip. Robert was not only charming but also well-informed and articulate. It was such a treat to hear his blend of historical data and personal anecdotes. We got so much information, and it was very fun seeing all of the insides of he buildings.... More 

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