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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 #7 of 69 activities in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Orlando, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Lonnie gave a great tour, was very knowledgeable about the area and shared wonderful stories! He knew all the best places to visit and was courteous during the entire trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Recently relocated, I was looking to be introduced to the culture of Tampa from a historical standpoint and was pleasantly enlightened by the Ybor City walking tour given by Lonnie Herman. His fact base story telling was informative, interesting and told with admiration and enthusiasm. I recommend this tour to anyone looking to be enriched and inspired by a group... More

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Metropolitan Philadelphia, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Despite the heat, Ybor City walking tour guide Lonnie Herman had many cool facts to share with our group. He is informed, entertaining, and passionate about Ybor and its colorful history. If you join Lonnie, you'll find out why residents sometimes ordered 100 pounds of ice when the usual order was 50 pounds, how Cuban revolutionaries sent secret messages between... More

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Tampa Bay, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Great Tour. Our guide was Terry R. Watson (Professor at University of Tampa College of Business); he was very knowledgeable and active. Prepare yourself for a good dose of time traveling. HINT: Take your passport with you; you might end up in Cuba.

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Tampa, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

A very interesting tour. Lonnie was full of information. I have lived in Tampa for almost 5 years, and been to Ybor City a handful of times. I was missing so much. There is an abundance of history and culture that I never knew about. I highly recommend this very personable tour.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014 via mobile

Lonnie, the tour guide, was amazing. He was knowledable, friendly, and brought to life each story. You owe it to yourself to get to know your city ( my city) this way. After you are done with the tour, You will never walk the streets of Ybor the same way again. Do it, it is worth every penny.

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Cranford, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

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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