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Ybor City Historic Walking Tours

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Neighborhood: Historic Ybor
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Address: Centro Ybor, 7th Avenue entrance, Tampa, FL 33629
Phone Number: 813-505-6779
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Description: There is no better way to experience Ybor City than at streetlevel on...
There is no better way to experience Ybor City than at streetlevel on foot. Come discover this vibrant and diverse city. Ourwalking tours explore the many layers of history that make up the fabric of Ybor City. Tours start from the Vicente Martinez-Ybor statue at Centro Ybor on Seventh Avenue. Call for current schedule.
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Our tour guide Lonnie was awesome! The tour was interesting and entertaining. If you want to learn a bit of history about the founding of Tampa or the Cuban fight for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Apple Valley, Minnesota
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Apple Valley, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Our tour guide Lonnie was awesome! The tour was interesting and entertaining. If you want to learn a bit of history about the founding of Tampa or the Cuban fight for independence/ Spanish-American war, do not miss this.

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Red Bank, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Took the tour today. Lonnie the guide was awesome! Very knowledgeable, friendly, and a great sense of humor. He really looked out for everyone on the tour (as it was extremely hot today) by making sure that everyone had water before we left and always stopped in areas with shade. The tour provided a history of the city with a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Lonnie provided a very informative tour. I threw a bunch of questions at him and he provided detailed answers. Excellent tour

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Montreal, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

The tour guide was great.the food tasting was excellent. Nice buildings,restaurants.we liked that everything was close by . parking was available close by for a fair fee,4$. But we found it by ourselves.that day it was easy asking questions because we were only 2 couples,so our guide was quite attentive to our questions.He was quite knowledgeable.

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This was by far one of the best tours I have ever taken. Lonnie is very knowledgeable about the history of "Mr. Ybor's City" and has a captivating way of relaying the stories that make it all come alive. (And on an alternately hot and rainy day, he also knows all the shady and protected spots to stop and chat!)... More 

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holiday, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We were able to schedule a tour with Lonnie as part of our class trip. We read the play, Anna in the Tropics, and studied the local history. Lonnie was able to customize the tour to fit the knowledge our students already had and expanded on it in such a way that modern day Ybor seemed to transform into the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Had a great time with Raymond today. He is a very knowledgeable guide and the food was plentiful and delicious. We had wings, pizza, a Cuban sandwich, rice and beans and Key Lime pie. To top it off we found out that Raymond grew up in the same small town as my dad and knew my uncle. Made for a... More 

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Brandon, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I took my neice on the ghost tour and we didn't see any ghost but we did get pictures of Orbs in them . Very interesting.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

After our first short visit to the area earlier this year, the wife and I knew we had to come back for a closer look at Ybor, of which we knew next to nothing. We also knew we wanted an up close and personal experience with an expert. The oppressive heat almost kept me poolside, but getting out of my... More 

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Melbourne, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Very warm Sat. Morning 6-6-15 my very good friend and my daughter and I were ready for the tour and Charlie who filled in for his boss Lonnie was a Tampa native and had worked in Ybor for many years. He wore a straw hat and a typical Cuban linen shirt. A very informative and a very good speaker kept... More 

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