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Ybor City Historic Walking Tours

Centro Ybor, 7th Avenue entrance, Tampa, FL 33629 (Historic Ybor)
813-505-6779
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Ranked #6 of 64 activities in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Tours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Cranford, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

In trying to discover Florida since our family has migrated there from the North, we decided to start in Tampa by the airport. We were thrilled with the informative Ybor City walking tour by Lonnie Herman that we found reviewed here at Tripadvisor. It was a great way to learn the fascinating backstory of the area. It is an informative... More

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Even though I have lived in Tampa for decades with a some knowledge of Ybor City and the Cuban and Italian cultures, Lonnie Herman provided so much information I had never heard and delivered it in a way that made you see the area with a much deeper appreciation for the history. Highly recommend the walking tour. You will not... More

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

My husband and I love history and have taken many tours over the years - but this one tops them all! Terry was an excellent guide. He is a professional public speaker and educator with a wealth of knowledge on Ybor City and history in general. We had a very knowledgable group, but Terry was able to captivate all of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We really enjoyed Terry's tour. He gave us a wonderful sense of the history of Ybor City - the people as well as the events. (And believe me, Ybor City has had some really interesting people!)

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Burlington, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

A friend who lives in the Tampa area and uses Lonnie three or more times a year insisted that we take Lonnie's tour. We were pleasantly surprised. Lonnie is knowledgable, articulate, enthusiastic and fun. When we started the tour I really didn't care if I learned anything. By the end I was fascinated by the history of the city and... More

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Bradford, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Great tour with Lonnie and six of us. Great history lessons, makes the history of the area come alive. It was beautiful day. Very impressed with all the people out cleaning their sidewalks. Local community college in middle of area, lots of young people around. Very revitalized area. Took couple of hours but went by real fast.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I definitely recommend this walking tour! Our guide not only explained the history of every section we walked, but he narrated it with such eloquence and enthusiasm that it helped us travel back in time. It was fascinating to learn how Mr. Ybor founded a town with such a vision for the future. You should book your tour today! Then,... More

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Tampa, Fl.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

When I first started this tour I thought to myself , what the hell did I get myself into. Lonnie started out with a mellow tone but by the end of the tour he reminded me of Don frickin Rickles, he's hilarious and very knowledgeable, I give this tour a 10 out of 10. If you want to learn about... More

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Valrico, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Although my wife and I have lived in Tampa for a number of years, we learned many things about Ybor City, past and present, when we recently took this tour. Our tour guide, Lonnie, was both informative and entertaining. As he described the cigar industry and showed us the old factories, it was easy to imagine what life must have... More

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

We did the walking tour of Ybor City with Lonnie Herman as our guide. Much more interesting than we imagined. He did an excellent job of taking us through the times of the cigar rolling and cigar workers district gradually building the history of the area and gave us story after story, all documented, with his smooth interesting voice finishing... More

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