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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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8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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... Very enjoyable

I joined this tour as a single lady and was made to feel welcome from the beginning. There were ten of us and the tour took two hours. Calvin was so interesting and had many tales... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

I joined this tour as a single lady and was made to feel welcome from the beginning. There were ten of us and the tour took two hours. Calvin was so interesting and had many tales to tell of Ocean Drive in the 20's and 30's as well as the 1980's and 90's. He took us into many wonderful buildings... More 

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Denver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 via mobile

very entertaining and informative architectural tour by this older gentleman. His personal story of living in SoBe through the stages of its neglect and renaissance will not be forgotten. The best part of our stay in SoBe.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Calvin was a highly informative and entertaining guide. Definitely recommend. Calvin will take to parts of the buildings you will never find yourself.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Highly recommend this activity when visiting Miami Beach area. Robert was our guide. He was a wealth of knowledge, highly organized with his comments and conducted the morning walking tour at a comfortable pace. This tour included some behind the scenes sights at some of the best deco hotels. We learned a lot and highly recommend Art Deco Tours (305)... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

There were only 2 of us on this tour this pre-Christmas day. It felt like we were on a private tour. Calvin was amazing...not only did he know everything about south beach but he knew everyone in South Beach. He was a wealth of information. I highly recommend this tour to everyone and anyone. It was truly awesome.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We made a special trip in to South Beach just to go on this tour (Jan. 8th) and it did not disappoint . Robert was our guide and he was excellent. He talked about the art deco style, the history of South Beach, Miami and his own experiences as a limo driver. The best thing is that he spoke loudly... More 

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Mannheim, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

James was a great guide. He was very passionate about Miami and the Art Deco architecture style. James showed us various hotels and told us interesting stories about either movies being shot there or other stuff....He taught us what are the major attributes of the Art Deco architecture and how we could recognize the Art Deco style. He showed us... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

James Cubby lead our tour and we quickly learned that he is incredibly knowledgable about South Beach, Art Deco, and interesting tidbits. He assured us all that we would be art deco pros before the end of the tour and we know that we learned a great deal with many examples reinforcing the three basic elements of art deco. Intermingled... More 

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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We took James Cubby's Art Deco tour this morning. Weather was perfect for us, freezing for locals. Sunny and 60s. This guy lives to tell people about the area, the history, the architecture. He's encyclopedic, rolling names and stories out like nobody's business. You could tell that James was WAY into his subject, not only knew a ton, but really... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We took the tour on December 24, 2014 and had a great time. My two sons, ages 15 and 12 felt this was the highlight of our trip to Miami. James has great knowledge of the history of Miami. He told interesting stories for two hours, and taught us many interesting facts about the type of archetecture. I was worried... More 

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