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Ybor City Historic Walking Tours

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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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Best walking tour yet!

Whenever I visit a city, I try to fit in time for a walking tour. Lonnie made this the best walking tour I've yet been on (and I've been on some pretty good ones). He paid... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Whenever I visit a city, I try to fit in time for a walking tour. Lonnie made this the best walking tour I've yet been on (and I've been on some pretty good ones). He paid attention to the details (like finding shady places, making sure people stayed hydrated), was entertaining and knowledgable, and responded to the interests of those... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

We sampled foods from every nationality that founded Ybor City including Cuban sandwich, key lime pie, black beans and rice, chicken wings plus Cafe-con-Leche. The fascinating walking tour gave us the history of the city plus fun facts of the people and chickens that roam the streets protected! I look forward to taking another tour with them.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

Excellent walking tour! Lonnie, our guide very informative and very pleasant, very enjoyable 2 hours. Highly recommend!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

If you visit the Tampa area and have any interest in history, this a must take tour. The tour guide, Lonnie, is a first-class raconteur and full of interesting information about Vicente Ybor and Ybor City. Well worth the time and the reasonable expense.

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Wimauma, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Our guide Lonnie led us on a most wonderful tour! As new residents of the Tampa area, we knew there was quite a history surrounding Ybor City and Lonnie brought it to life for us. He walked us (at a nice pace) through the town and stuck pretty much to a chronological path. Many of the buildings are now long... More 

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Riverview, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Growing up as a local and then coming back to the area to visit I wanted to take a tour with those who had not grown up here that would give them a great feel about some of the historically significant areas that I grew up visiting and learning about as a child. This was a perfect tour! Lonnie was... More 

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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Lonny gave us a great tour of Ybor City. He went a little more into detail that most walking tours and that was just fine for us. Kept the tour moving nicely and the two hours flew by. I can't say I'm a huge fan of Tampa but if you find yourself there, this is a really great way to... More 

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Washington DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We took a 90-minute tour with Charlie. He was a fount of information. He was entertaining and informative. We learned a lot we did not know about this section of Tampa, cigar-making, and life around the turn of the 20th century. Highly recommended.

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Derby, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

My husband and I went on this excellent walking tour. Lonnie Herman was our guide and he was as professional, knowledgeable and enthusiastic as they come. He spent more than 90 minutes with us, was generous with his time and facts and repeatedly asked if we had any questions and was able to answer every one. Hard to pick a... More 

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New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We had a "private" tour since no one else signed up for our time. Lonnie was very interesting and a wealth of knowledge. Tour lasted about 90 minutes. Only thing I wish was that we were able to go in more historic buildings. We saw a video at the video center AFTER our tour which really helped put everything in... More 

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