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Art Deco Walking Tour

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Neighborhood: Flamingo / Lummus
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Address: 10th Street, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Phone Number: +1 305-814-4058
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

Take the #1 walking tour in South Beach with the most popular tour guides...

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

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wonderful tour

I have lived on Miami Beach for many years and have heard about this tour before but it wasnt until a relative from California insisted that I do the tour with her that I finally... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2016
Rifky K
Miami Beach, Florida

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

I have lived on Miami Beach for many years and have heard about this tour before but it wasnt until a relative from California insisted that I do the tour with her that I finally took the time to do this wonderful tour. They took us from one art deco place to the other on South Beach and told us... More 

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T Marie B, Guest Relations Manager at Art Deco Walking Tour, responded to this review

Hi Riffy K, we're so glad "your relative insisted you take the tour" and thank you for sharing your great review here on Trip Advisor. It's awesome when locals experience our tours! More 

Wears Valley, TN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

Tour guide James Cubby kept us captivated in this 2.5 hour tour that included really interesting history of Miami Beach as well as Art Deco architecture history. My grandson (and I) loved hearing the ups and downs of the city and how it was revitalized. I feel very grateful to the woman who started the movement to save these beauties... More 

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San Diego
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

Well, as others have mentioned, meeting Calvin made us wonder what the next two hours would be like. It turned out to be a very worthwhile tour, especially because of the opportunity to go into (and through) a number of old or renovated hotels that maintained their art deco heritage. We went up to the rooftop of 3-4 hotels and... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

I have recently been obsessed with the Art Deco back in LA so when planning my trip to Miami, an Art Deco Walking tour was the first thing I researched. The reason I chose this company was due to the fact that it had two time options per day, which worked out better for my schedule. James led our 5pm... More 

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Orange County, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

This is a great tour - fun and historically interesting. My husband, adult daughter and I took this tour with Christine back in March. We booked it last minute and online. There was a bit of a mix-up and we waited at the designated place without a tour guide appearing. After calling the office - Christine, the owner, raced over... More 

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Vero Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Last week we visited Miami Beach and took an Art Deco tour. Calvin was our tour guide and he did such a nice job! We learned so much about the history of Miami and South Beach. Would highly recommend it for anyone visiting the South Beach area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

Can I say the tour was a 10? Had so much fun and learned a lot. Didn't have any interest for art deco, but you get to appreciate the design and history of Miami. James was an amazing tour guide.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Nice intro to Miami Beach & walk covered the history of development of Miami Beach, the Art Deco influence & the mafia / speakeasy history - very informative. Nice access to rooftop restaurants & pool areas with guide - saw parts of Miami high life would be hard to see. Highlight was the hidden casinos in some of the hotels.

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ArtDecoTours, Front Office Manager at Art Deco Walking Tour, responded to this review

Jim G, you got it absolutely right! Miami is full of surprises. Unless you live and love here, you would not even imagine all these hidden places, unique bars and rooftops, casinos and hangout spots really exist. We take pride in taking members on a real journey though the area and showcasing the most magnificent architecture that reveals its beauty... More 

Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

With very little knowledge about art deco or any architectural designs, I still signed up for this tour to gain some insight into the history of Miami Beach, including the art and architecture of the area. The tour did not disappoint and was presented in a way that was extremely interesting and understandable for a novice like myself. Examples of... More 

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ArtDecoTours, Front Office Manager at Art Deco Walking Tour, responded to this review

Brian D., thank you for your detailed feedback and review of our Art Deco Walking Tour! We aim to provide the best experience possible during the tours and, of course, educate visitors about the beautiful and bold Art Deco architecture, influences and tendencies. We would highly recommend you try the Little Havana cultural tour one of these days. You'll be... More 

Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

Awsome tour. We had James on a Sunday afternoon and were the only ones on the tour. His knowledge and passion of the architecture of that time period was evident, passing along historical and fun facts throughout the tour. Don't need to be an architecture fan to enjoy. Would do it again for sure. Note of advice about the South... More 

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MsMaisa, Front Office Manager at Art Deco Walking Tour, responded to this review

32Kirk, thank you for your review! Indeed, South Beach is not for everyone. However, as a boutique tour operator, we aim to satisfy the pickiest client. For those who would rather stay away from the Beach vibes, we offer Little Havana tours. The tour lasts 3h and led by one of the best tour guide in the city. It is... More 

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