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Art Deco Walks with Marty and Paula - Private Tours

Address: Miami Beach, FL
Phone Number: +1 786-385-7143
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Ranked #5 of 159 Activities in Miami Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Private tours, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: Marty & Paula are both accredited guides in the Art Deco Historic District & offer a variety of Art...
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Type: Private tours, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: Marty & Paula are both accredited guides in the Art Deco Historic District & offer a variety of Art Deco walking & bike tours throughout the Miami Beach area. 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 urban experience -- as well all the back stories from Carl ("Mr. Miami Beach") to Miami Vice and Versace. Marty & Paula are happy to meet you at your South Beach hotel to begin your tour, and will work with any special concerns, 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.
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Tel aviv
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45 reviews 45 reviews
6 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

My friend and I have 24 hours in Miami before a cruise we took We found Paula through Tripadvisor, and it gave us a great background of Miami, its history, art stories and gossip. Even our friends that live in Miami didn't know many of the stories. (Yes -recommended for locals too!) The communication with her before the tour (the... More 

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Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Our family of four visited South Beach Miami for the New Year's Eve holiday - two adults and two college age children. One of the highlights was the Art Deco Bike Tour with Marty. Marty is extremely flexible and knowledgeable. He met us at our hotel and helped us secure bikes for the tour. The tour gave us a great... More 

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Watchung, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I've been to SoBe five times and finally decided to take an Art Deco walking tour. After some research we opted for Marty's tour and undoubtedly made the right choice. Beyond his knowledge and appreciation of the Art Deco style, Marty's friendly personality really made the tour an amazing experience. We now have a deeper appreciation of the architectural history... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

This is the second time I have been on one of Marty's Miami Beach walking tours. He is knowledgeable, comprehensive and has great stories of wonderful Miami history. He is also accommodating and funny. He's a real pro and will provide great travel tips as well. My daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Marty. A great way to... More 

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Mannheim, Germany
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I had a great walking tour with Paula and she showed me street art which I would have been able to find on my own. Paula was well prepared, she brought photographs of the artists to show when she spoke about them. Paula knows a lot about street art and she is always up-to-date where to find the "new gems"... More 

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Amazing tour with Marty! Wandering through South Beach with Marty was fantastic. We were worried that a walking tour would be strenuous but with all the stops to look at the Ocean Drive landmarks and Marty being so interesting it was a breeze. We got to hear about the local history and go into buildings we would never have seen... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We really want to recommend Paula (Ithink Fischer was her last name) who gave us a walking tour in the Art Deco parts of south beach. For 90 minutes she held us all very interested with her great knowledge and inspirational personality.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Marty provides the historical backdrops, milestones, and characters through a narrative that provides such a terrific perspective to South Beach. No doubt hundreds, even thousands, stroll up and down SoBe daily, but having the knowledge of how this place has evolved just makes the whole thing pop. Thanks Marty!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Marty was the perfect guide for our ArtDeco tour: he appeared precisely on time as promised, he was knowledgeable, he was clear, he was funny -- in fact, he was perfect. We have taken his business card to recommend to all our friends who plan to visit.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Marty gave us a terrific bike tour of South Beach. I especially appreciated his care in engaging each member of our group, calling us by name and pointing out details that would interest the golf pro, the minister, the college kid, and the two teens. A good history and culture lesson for all of us and a nice combination of... More 

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