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Shared Ybor City Historic Walking Tour

By Ybor City Historic Walking Tours
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Ages 6-100, max of 25 per group
Duration: 1h 45m
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Mobile ticket
Live guide: English
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  • Wear comfortable shoes, the walk is NOT strenuous
  • Entry/Admission - The Cuban Club


Start:
  • 1603 E 7th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605, USA
    We meet at the statue of Vicente Martinez Ybor at the 7th Ave entrance to Centro Ybor (7th Ave and 16th St.).
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5624P1

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5624P1

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    • 1603 E 7th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605, USA
      We meet at the statue of Vicente Martinez Ybor at the 7th Ave entrance to Centro Ybor (7th Ave and 16th St.).
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    • Ybor City Historic Walking Tours
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      Tampa, Florida
      Joined in August 2010
    • anniemO2182WM
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Max is the Ghost-Master
      Max is an amazing tour guide! I loved every step of the tour, especially the Cuban Club! Saw a little spooky in there! Everything seemed well thought out and tailored for locals and tourists alike. Great job!
      Written July 10, 2024
    • pedromommy
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fun for families with kiddos over 15/16
      We did the Ybor haunted walking tour. It was great! The history & details made the experience unforgettable. Our tour guide Max was super! Highly recommend tour. Ybor is a magical city that must be explored & cherished. The energy is wild and unique. The locations we explored were beautiful, eerie, breathtaking & haunted. Sensitives- be prepared for sensory overload. I need a drink after the tour.
      Written April 20, 2024
    • A6503NZambera
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      March 2024
      Did the Ybor City Ghost Tour with my friend and our teen daughters. It was great! Steve was an entertaining and knowledgeable guide!
      Written March 18, 2024
    • 785kelleyt
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fun time!
      We did the ghost tour of Tampa. Lots of interesting information, our tour guide Dustin was friendly and knowledgeable. As a fun activity, each group also had an electromagnetic reader. It would have been cool if we stopped and explored or did something other than say "oohhhh" when someone's went off, but it was still a really fun bonus. I've done lots of other ghost tours (its a great way to learn about a new city!) and that was a first for me.
      Written March 6, 2024
    • brooklync467
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A ghostly good time
      My mom and I had the absolute best time! We were on vacation and looking for something to do and a chance to tour Tampa. We decided to do the ghost tour and were very pleased! Dustin was extremely informative, interactive, and comedic. He took us around town, into a few of the buildings, and gave us knowledge about not just the hauntings, but the buildings and Tampa as well. It was extremely immersive, entertaining, and informing. I cannot wait until we’re able to go again!!
      Written February 28, 2024
    • E5262LWmatthews
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great tour and tour guide
      I took the nighttime ghost tour. Max is a great guide. Knowledgeable and entertaining. This is a must-do if you’re in the area.
      Written February 22, 2024
    • Explore638032
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      It was truly an entertaining experience complete with goosebumps!
      Max, again, enthralled us with stories of the early Ybor years. Serial killers, mafia, lovers and murder! The tour is two hours of excitement and goosebumps! We felt like we were on Ghost Hunters! Fantastic tour! I will definitely do it again with more friends.
      Written February 22, 2024
    • Travel34023447381
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great experience!
      The stories and sites were so interesting to learn about and actually visit. We took the ghost tour with Steve and he was so great. Great with story telling, tour wasn’t rushed, and he told you where to video and where to take pictures. Our emf reader was off the charts! Great experience walking inside of the Cuban club. Definitely recommend if dark history is your thing. Ybor definitely has that.
      Written February 11, 2024
    • 164mitchellf
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Ybor Ghost Tour
      My girlfriend and I recently went on the Ybor ghost tour and had a blast! Our tour guide, Max, was fantastic. I especially appreciated that he struck a perfect balance between history and ghost stories. He is also an excellent storyteller and knows how to make every story fascinating. I highly recommend this tour to anyone interested in ghosts and/or history!
      Written June 23, 2023
    • lmsspanish
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fascinating Tour
      Learn about and see the fascinating history of Ybor City. The guide told stories just like the lector in the cigar factories - you wanted to hear more! You learned everything from how the streets were made, the building of the city and the mixture of people who lived in and created the city.
      Written April 12, 2023
    • JanMN5414AW
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Excellent Walking Tour of Downtown Tampa!
      The Downtown History Tour given by Elizabeth was excellent! Very enjoyable and we really learned a lot! Highly recommend this tour!
      Written March 13, 2023
    • christypI230PC
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great tour
      Joe, our guide was very entertaining and knowledgeable. It was inspiring to hear about the people who founded Ybor city. Someone should do a movie about El Lector.
      Written February 27, 2023
    • bjpennock
      0 contributions
      2.0 of 5 bubbles
      A little less talk a lot more action
      I've done this tour before, and it was great. We kept moving from place to place with plenty of history/info shared on the way. This time was so disappointing. Before we even got started, we listened to a 15 minute monologue. We moved across the street and another 10 minute speech with info already shared.. We took a few more steps and listened to another 10 minutes with no opportunity to browse the building and enjoy the architecture or pictures. Next was the Cuban club. We are already over an hour into the tour. After 20 minutes of dissertation at the Cuban club, and again no opportunity to look around, we left. Such a waste of time and money.
      Written February 15, 2023
    • O8485SRdariac
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Wonderful experience
      It was absolute pleasure taking that tour! Max was great, not only he is charismatic, he knows history well! Have answers for any questions. Gives good suggestions on places to visit. We really loved it.
      Written January 16, 2023
    • LindaKay2014
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Awesome tour of Ybor City
      A very informative tour of the history of Ybor City. Our tour guide, Steve took us back in time with his wealth of information about Ybor. Easy walking, educational and would highly recommend the tour.
      Written November 17, 2021
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    Apsley7 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2023
    We were surprised at the quality and comprehensiveness of the tour. Our tour guide was Max and he did an incredible job of providing an amazing story of the history of characters involved in the creation of Ybor City and the architectural aspects of the original buildings erected during the one and a half year construction of the City. Max is an amazing story teller with so much information at his finger tips. We found a garage near the meeting point which charged $1.00 per hour. A tour well worth taking .
    Written March 5, 2023
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    Thank you! for all the kind words. We loved hearing that your tour was "incredible and amazing". One thing, though, is that we are assuming you meant to give 5 stars instead of 1. Those clicks can be tricky!
    Written March 12, 2023
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    Coco1231
    Florida439 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2023
    After reading all the positive reviews, we booked this tour on a recent trip to Tampa. We definitely want to add another positive review! Easy to find starting point & off we went right on time. Max is a very gifted & talented tour guide – historian, storyteller, humorist, spoke clearly and loudly so all could hear, kept group together and enthralled with his knowledge and positivity. He clearly loves his city and sharing with others. Learned so many interesting facts about Ybor City’s history and present role – fascinating. Easy walking and time spent was comfortable, did not feel rushed at all. He answered all our questions & made it fun for all. Highly recommend. – enjoy!
    Written February 5, 2023
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    Sandy E
    Sarasota, FL22 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2022
    Max was our informative, passionate, and entertaining guide for a wonderful tour on the 19th of August. While I am a long-time Tampa native, I was taught a great deal of the history and origins of Ybor City. Would highly recommend this tour for native Tampans, Floridians, and out-of-state visitors. Well worth the time and money!
    Written August 26, 2022
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    Joshua G
    Tampa, FL1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dec 2021 • Solo
    I've been on many walking tours throughout the states. Weird that the best one that I've ever been on was right here in my hometown of Tampa.

    Max did a great job filling in the blanks for a lot of historical aspects of Tampa/Ybor that I never knew. From his extensive knowledge of the cigar industry trade, to the city's pivotal role in sparking the Cuban Revolution, even down to the intricacies of our proud Cuban Sandwich and how its ingredients symbolizes the cultural melting pot that still very much exists in our town today.

    An obvious history buff and infectiously charismatic, I have no doubt most people would enjoy this tour, whether you're visiting our city or you're a homegrown native like me.
    Written December 30, 2021
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    GC1206
    Vancouver, WA10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2022
    Tom did an excellent job of explaining the whole history of Ybor City - not just the sanitized version but the truth of the difficulties of the lives of people who started the city. He shared many details of what daily life was like at the beginning of the city that were very interesting and often funny. He was a great storyteller and jokester. It was a pleasure to listen to his voice.
    Written February 12, 2022
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    L S
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2023
    We take city tours whenever we visit a new place, but this tour with JOE as our guide was by far the best! He is quite the raconteur and is a local historian and writer. He is very passionate about Ybor City and is incredibly knowledgable.

    Joe has a booming voice so
    a) Everyone can hear him and
    b) he never stops telling stories even while walking between sites. That is different than most guides.

    We learned so much and had such a good time. He does go longer than the 90 mins advertised but nobody left.
    HIGHLY RECOMMEND !
    Written February 20, 2023
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    Becky S
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2022 • Couples
    Tom Floyd gave a great tour, really painted a picture of what life was like during Ybor City’s heyday. Lots of fascinating history and stories, told stories a good pace. Would highly recommend. Good value.
    Written February 22, 2022
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    DickandMary W
    Grand Rapids, MI35 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Seeing the city is only 50% of experiencing Ybor City. Coupled with the walking tour, the founders, buildings, architecture and culture came to life as vividly portrayed by our guide. At a comfortable pace, the 2 hours whisked past without notice. Listening to the fascinating stories about Ybor City’s past, present and future captured our imagination and sealed in our minds its significance in Florida’s history. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity.
    Written April 20, 2022
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    mtaylorscpo
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My wife and I have done walking tours in several cities around the country. I would say that Max is the best walking tour guide out of all of them. He does this for a living and is very passionate about his work. He is very professional and avoids delivering a constant barage of corny jokes which can ruin a good tour. Max is quite entertaining with a well honed delivery and provides a lot of enlightening information. We live in LeClaire, Iowa which is a tourist town. We can really appreciate a very good tour guide who loves his home town and can explain all things Ybor and the greater Tampa area. Do this tour!
    Written May 21, 2022
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    Jared
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dec 2021 • Family
    We've been to Ybor many times and we thought we knew it well but this tour taught us so much more about this beautiful city! Our tour guide Max was fantastic! Very knowledgeable, enthusiastic and entertaining. The whole family loved it including the younger kids, they kept telling me thank you for taking them. My older kids are already planning to bring their friends when they come visit Tampa!
    Written December 23, 2021
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