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“Cool,casual,informative Art Deco Tour” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Art Deco Private Walking Tour

Art Deco Private Walking Tour
10th Street, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Flamingo / Lummus)
+1 305-814-4058
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Ranked #7 of 145 Activities in Miami Beach
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Take the #1 walking tour in South Beach with the most popular tour guides in the district. Art Deco Tours, Inc., Will enlighten and entertain you with fascinating facts and stories. Two hours will fly by fast. Stroll along Ocean Drive and learn about the history, the unlikely hero who saved the Art Deco buildings, the role of Miami Vice and Hollywood and other pop culture. You'll admire the architecture from the outside and design & decor on the inside. No bumping elbows in a packed group. Daily small group tours (max 8-9 people) are offered several times a day. Or get the VIP treatment with a private tour with exclusive access to select buildings not permitted to large groups. Your guides will keep you engaged with lively conversation and trivia! Enrich your visit and learn about the culture, history and architecture of South Beach beyond the beaches! Price starts at $30 per person
South Dartmouth, Massachusetts
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“Cool,casual,informative Art Deco Tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013 via mobile

Very pleasant,casual, and informative tour including interesting chronological history of Art Deco from Paris to NYC to South Beach! Also history of Miami Beach and Miami and how Art Deco was born, decayed, and was reborn!Specific architectural explanations of design, materials, and restoration techniques! Guide was very educated and accurate also and freely admitted what he did not know and was receptive to all questions. Kudos to this tour! Worth every penny and minute! Also the walk was short w stops so anyone can do it easily!

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West Orange, New Jersey, United States
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“Thoroughly enjoyable!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

We very much enjoyed this tour with Robert, who not only pointed out the architectural features of the Art Deco buildings, but explained the history of the area from its founding through the present day. When the rest of us were watching Miami Vice, Robert was living through those days, meeting celebrities as well as less savory characters. His personal stories were a fascinating addition to the tour. He was charming and knowledgeable and even did his best to keep our 14-year-old son engaged (who claimed that he was bored on the tour, but on the way out, I pointed at a building and asked him to tell me why it was Art Deco, and he was able to identify every single feature that Robert had taught us about!). I highly recommend this to anyone interested in Art Deco architecture and the history of Miami Beach.

Visited January 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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“Terrific crash course on South Beach architecture and history”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

My wife and I had a great time on our Art Deco Walking Tour. Neither of us had ever been to South Beach before and we found this to be a great way to quickly get a deeper feel for the place, the architecture and the history. Our guide, John, did a great job telling us the stories with both humor and intrigue. On top of knowing his stuff cold, he's also a really great, interesting guy. I strongly recommend the walk to anyone who wants to know more about South Beach in a fun and interesting format.

Visited January 2013
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“Great way to spend the day in Miami”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Went on this tour during the winter and was not disappointed. The guide packed our day with anecdotes and facts and we got access to all manner of rooftops, lounges, and great art deco sights. Would probably do again next time I'm in town. Entertaining and educational.

Visited February 2012
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Atlanta, GA
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“Great Walking Tour of Art Deco Area”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

My family and I really enjoyed our walking tour. We have family living in the Miami area and thought we knew alot about the Art Deco Buildings. Well... Robert was our tour guide and we really learned quite a bit more than we expected. We paid alittle extra for a private tour that included just our family and it was worth it. Highly recommend the tour for anyone interested in understanding the history of the South Beach Area!

Visited December 2012
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