We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Art Deco Walks with Marty and Paula - Private Tours

Miami Beach, FL
+1 786-385-7143
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #7 of 120 activities in Miami Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Walking tours, Tours
Owner description: Marty & Paula offer a series of five exciting Art Deco walking tours throughout Miami Beach. We take you on a journey of discovery as we show you the... more » Owner description: Marty & Paula offer a series of five exciting Art Deco walking tours throughout Miami Beach. We take you on a journey of discovery as we show you the hidden secrets and gems that our wonderful slice of paradise has to offer. Tours are personalized to give you the ultimate historic, architectural and greenspace experience -- as well all the 'back stories' from Al Capone to Miami Vice and Versace. Marty and Paula are happy to meet you at your South Beach hotel to begin your tour, and will work with any special logistical issues, such as going to/coming from a cruise ship, so that you can experience first hand what makes Miami Beach the art deco capital of the world -- even if you have limited time. « less
Write a Review

145 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    141
    2
    1
    1
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Boulder, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I took a private Lincoln Road tour with Marty a few weeks ago. Marty was extremely knowledgeable and full of enthusiasm and energy. We walked through the insides of several historical buildings and it was as if I had stepped back in time. The Lincoln Road tour offers a nice mix of Art Deco and Mediterranean revival along with some... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

My wife and I booked this tour with Marty and the first thing I liked was Marty's willingness to work to our schedule. We agreed to meet at our hotel, and were joined by another couple. We started the tour at our own hotel which was pretty cool to learn about the architecture of where we were staying! Marty has... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

My daughter and I were lucky enough to see the architecture of Miami with Marty this year (May, 2014). We had just arrived from Australia and this was my first time in America. It was lovely to be shown all the little things in so many buildings, such as lift doors, bar fronts and decorations on the buildings, which I... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Fleming Island, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Wonderful walk about with Marty. Enjoyed the history. Did my homework as well. Can't wait to do the Wynwood tour in the fall.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Marty M, Owner at Art Deco Walks with Marty and Paula - Private Tours, responded to this review

Miami Beach's Art Deco District is indeed a town of "eyebrows" - an architectural term used to describe the distinctive awning-like ledges over windows here. The shadows created by the eyebrows kept these 1930's buildings from becoming too hot in the era before air-conditioning. This reviewer from the Jacksonville area had indeed prepped for their tour, and was happily taking... More

1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We had a very good experience with the walking tour led by Paula through the Art Deco district of South Beach and beyond, visiting the entire downtown area of Miami Beach in 90 minutes. Best time and money we spent in Florida. She is very pleasant and shares her extensive knowlegde of art, architecture, history. geography and current events. She... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Jacksonville, Florida
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Let me start by saying that we booked this tour with Paula and found her to be very personable and knowledgeable of the history of South Beach and the Art Deco style. We had booked a 10:15 tour and were running late due to traffic. We texted her to let her know that it would be 10:30 before we could... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Jackson, Mississippi
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

This is a perfect way to introduce yourself to the Miami Beach area. Marty was fun and informative, and he packed a lot into the hour and half tour. We were thoroughly pleased and would highly recommend!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Marty M, Owner at Art Deco Walks with Marty and Paula - Private Tours, responded to this review

Our Art Deco Lincoln Road tour is a huge hit with South Beach visitors because it combines all the aspects of Miami Beach, from its glory days in the 1920's and 1930's to stunning 21st century architecture that now graces both ends of Lincoln Road Mall. The tour includes visits (including the gorgeous lobbies) to the iconic Art Deco Delano,... More

Miami Beach, Florida
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

From the architecture to the back stories. Miami Beach is rich in many different ways, from historic landmarks to beautiful botanical specimens. Marty and Paula have the inside scoop and are great tour hosts. Marty has a great sense of humor and by keen eye for architecture. Get ready to enjoy Miami Beach.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Warsaw, Poland
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Top 5 information about Marty after a tour in Miami Beach (Art Deco): 1. Very informative, knows a lot about what he talks about. 2. Very funny, there are a lot of moments were one will laugh 3. Knows how to focus ones attention - it does not matter if you are a architecture fan or total ignorant 4. Marty... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Marty M, Owner at Art Deco Walks with Marty and Paula - Private Tours, responded to this review

Thank you so much, Mariusz, for your great review and all the specifics that you included as to why you liked the tour. This was a custom-designed tour for the Public Relations Global Network (PRNG, who had their annual conference Coral Gables this year) that included a 1-hour walking tour of Ocean Drive, followed by a mini-tour of the New... More

Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

We had an absolutely fabulous time on our tour with Marty!! I was with five other woman, actually as part of a bachelorette party, and right off the bat, Marty got to know each of us by name and made sure to tailor his tour to our specific interests. We didn't have any architects in the group, so we mostly... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Marty M, Owner at Art Deco Walks with Marty and Paula - Private Tours, responded to this review

We're thrilled you had a blast! Marty and Paula love guiding bachelorette parties, wedding groups, family reunions (grandparents and the kids, even the little ones) and folks here for conferences who need a break from meetings. We will meet you at your hotel, custom design your tour route along Ocean Drive or Lincoln Road, provide your group a unique experience... More

Travelers who viewed Art Deco Walks with Marty and Paula - Private Tours also viewed

 

Been to Art Deco Walks with Marty and Paula - Private Tours? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Art Deco Walks with Marty and Paula - Private Tours, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing