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Art Deco Private Walking Tour

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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
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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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We took part in our Art Deco tour during the second week of March with our 2 daughters and our friends and their 2 daughters ( all kids 13 years and younger) and everyone had a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 3, 2011
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2011

Our cruise came into port at 8am and we were unable to get into our B/B until later. So we, (two adults and two teens), booked this two hour art deco tour with Calvin. I can only reiterate all the things previous reviewers have said about the tour - great guide who is himself a part of the history, informative... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2011

We took part in our Art Deco tour during the second week of March with our 2 daughters and our friends and their 2 daughters ( all kids 13 years and younger) and everyone had a great time thanks to Calvin- who was incredibly knowledgeable and really funny . Calvin took us into location we would never have had access... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2011

Calvin Zook IS South Beach Miami. He is a living breathing encyclopedia of of the history and the Who's Who of Miami. We discovered that he's part of the story of Miami during our 2 hour walking tour in and out of the fabulous 1930's restored Art Deco hotels along Ocean Drive and vicinity. We were able through Calvin's connections... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2011

We had a great time walking and talking with Cavin. He's knows everything about the history and the who's who, and is truly fun and charming guy!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2011

My wife Lisa and I signed up for this walking tour based on a TripAdvisor recommendation. All I can say is that our time in South Beach was enhanced by our experience with "Calvin". He has been in the South Beach Area for over 35 years and seems to know not only the obvious things, but he has a wealth... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2011

We loved the tour, our guide was very knowledgeable, informative, and funny! Ask for Calvin

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2011

Definitely take this tour! My friend and I went to Miami for sun and partying but so glad we did this tour. It gave us some context and a much great appreciation of South Beach. The tour gives you a great introduction to Miami, the history of South Beach and especially the Art deco style (which I love). Christine is... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2011

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Calvin, he just aboundswith energy humor and isideinformation! Highly recommend it! Ben and Cydney

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2011

My wife and I booked a tour with Calvin Zook, a small older man who turned out to be an irrepressible giant! Upon first encountering Calvin, we doubted he would be able to keep our often frenetic pace; he left us in his wake. We not only learned important historical background, but also we were treated to personal factoids proving... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2011

Calvin gave us a GREAT walking tour of the art deco buildings in/around Ocean Drive. He's well known and friendly with the local hotel staff so he gets his guests into hotels, hotel lobbies, hotel roof tops that other guides can't. He has lots of energy, great stories and good restaurant recommendations. Tour was easy to book/set-up with Christine via... More 

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