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Art Deco Walks with Marty and Paula - Private Tours

Miami Beach, FL
+1-786-385-7143
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Ranked #6 of 102 activities in Miami Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Walking tours, Tours
Owner description: Awarded Trip Advisor's 2012 AND 2013 Certificate of Excellence for Walking Tours! Marty & Paula offer a series of five different Art Deco walking... more » Owner description: Awarded Trip Advisor's 2012 AND 2013 Certificate of Excellence for Walking Tours! Marty & Paula offer a series of five different 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
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

Girlfriend is a historian.. and i am a fan. Loved the discussion of how Miami Beach changed since the 20s. I found out afterward that an Uncle of mine was stationed in Miami Beach, training in MB, prior to being sent to Europe in WWII.

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

Thank you, Steve & Nicole, for the lovely review and we're glad you enjoyed your Lincoln Road tour so much. But we are absolutely thrilled that the tour brought out a bit of family history that you didn't know you had in common with Miami Beach. How cool is that? Many of our visitors are aware that the 1920's and... More

Raymond, New Hampshire
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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We had Paula as our guide and found her very entertaining. She clearly loves this area and her work. The tour included inside looks at some of the hotels and exteriors of many more. She started with some background history of the area, which helped put it all in perspective. She seemed quite knowledgeable, though we think she "mis-spoke" when... More

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Paula790, Owner at Art Deco Walks with Marty and Paula - Private Tours, responded to this review

Yes, you are absolutely correct, The population of Miami Beach is indeed 90,000 and I have no idea where 900,000 came from, l can only apologise for my error. In spite of this, l am happy you enjoyed the tour as both Marty and myself pride ourselves on providing quality tours as can be seen from the many excellent reviews... More

Batavia, New York
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3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

My husband and I went on this tour last year and loved it so much that we took friends and returned. Our guide, Marty, was not available but his partner, Paula, took us. It was a wonderfully enjoyable afternoon. Paula took us to places that we did not visit last year and to some that we had visited. She was... More

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Tonsberg, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

We had a great walking tour with Paula and she was knowledgeable and proved she loved the district and had passion for art deco. We got to see some very good examples both exterior and interior. Thank you Paula for guiding us through the Art Deco District for us as a private group and the touch of english-english language -... More

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Paula790, Owner at Art Deco Walks with Marty and Paula - Private Tours, responded to this review

It was a pleasure Unni. I look forward to the next time you "come walk with us." More

Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We booked Paula for a tour of Miami's Art Deco area in South Beach. Paula provided us with so much history about the area and was knowledgable and entertaining. She took us in and around the main hotels on Ocean Drive. You don't want to miss this tour, it is worth your time.

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Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Paula escorted seven of us yesterday on a 90+ minute tour of the fascinating history of Miami Beach and specifically how the Art Deco of South Beach from the '20s and '30s was saved (starting in the '90s and enhanced upon through today). This is a great way to spend a good bit of an afternoon - walking in and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We are thrilled to have had Marty as our guide to South Beach. We did three tours during a five day visit: Art Deco Ocean Drive, urban green spaces, and Lincoln Road Reinvented. He took special care to personalize our experience to the extent that each of the tours took off where the last one ended, and nothing was repeated.... More

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

We are thrilled that you decided to take THREE of our tours during your stay here, and thank you so much the glowing review. There is a lot to see in South Beach, and Paula and I have thoughtfully developed tours that complement one another beautifully, to enable the visitor to understand the full panorama of of how this barrier... More

Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Planning to spend a week in Key West with several friends I thought it would be nice to do something in Miami before boarding our planes home. A good friend in DC suggested and highly recommended the Art Deco Tour with Marty Muller. Marty suggested early morning or late afternoon to avoid the heat but readily accommodated our flight times... More

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

We are delighted that you and your Toronto friends enjoyed your the so much - and many thanks for a stellar review! Paula and I do everything we can to customize the client's tour experience, as you point out. If there is only a certain time that you are available, we do the tour on YOUR schedule, not ours. Need... More

Toronto, Canada
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014 via mobile

Marty is knowledgable and fun. I found the tour interesting and he followed up by sending Art Deco information for our home location. South beach is wild but Marty helped us see beyond the "scene."

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Atlanta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

This guided tour concentrating on Lincoln Road was a refreshing, eye-opening addition to the other Art Deco tours. From the New World Symphony architecture (designed by Frank Gehry) to the spectacular parking deck (that's right, parking deck) at the Alton Road corner, the tour conducted by Marty Muller was informative, a revelation and fun. Although I was somewhat familiar with... More

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