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Address: Miami Beach, FL 33139
Phone Number: +1 786-385-7143
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Take the # 1 rated walking tour in South Beach! Marty & Paula are both...

Take the # 1 rated walking tour in South Beach! Marty & Paula are both accredited guides in the Art Deco Historic District & offer a variety of Art Deco walking & bike tours throughout the Miami Beach area. We take you on a journey of discovery as we show you the hidden secrets and gems that our wonderful slice of paradise has to offer. Tours are personalized to give you the ultimate historic, architectural and urban experience -- as well all the back stories from Carl ("Mr. Miami Beach") to Miami Vice and Versace. Marty & Paula are happy to meet you at your South Beach hotel to begin your tour, and will work with any special concerns, such as going to/coming from a cruise ship, so that you can experience first hand what makes Miami Beach the Art Deco capital of the world.

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Enjoyable tour of essential Miami Beach

Tour guides are very knowledgeable, interesting and entertaining. The tour itself is just about right in terms of length and provides enough variety to appreciate how Art Deco... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Miami Beach, Florida
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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Tour guides are very knowledgeable, interesting and entertaining. The tour itself is just about right in terms of length and provides enough variety to appreciate how Art Deco became the distinctive design that makes Miami Beach different and sophisticated on top of the well-know fun in the sun and the sand. Worth doing.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Marty gave our tour. He presented lots of information in an enjoyable manner. We have been to South Beach many times and I've always thought I understood what art deco meant. I didn't! But I can identify art deco buildings today. Well, most of the time! I look forward to learning more on my next visit.

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Marty M, Owner at Art Deco Walks, responded to this review

It's always a bit of a challenge guiding clients who have been to South Beach many times before, but then a great reward when they experience and learn aspects of our slice of paradise they they had never realized. Many visitors have a sense of the Art Deco style from their previous travels or this architecture style in their home... More 

Viernheim, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was so awesome to receive all these information and so interesting. Marty was very informed about and has a lot of knowledge. It was interesting for our young and parents.Wished would have done more with this and only can advice this to everyone

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a fabulously different tour of Warwick with guide Paula Fletcher. Obviously a very experienced guide with lots of little extra and unusual pieces of information along the way. We visited 3 pubs along the way with a cocktail in each one and more of the fascinating history of how pubs came about in each one. Would thoroughly recommend and... More 

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A most unusual idea which came off brilliantly. Interesting history, recounted with authority and combined with agreeable cocktails in ancient pubs. All great fun

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have recently been on a very unusual cocktail tour of Warwick, the history of how English pubs came to be was very enlightening and described very well, 3 pubs were visited each offering 1 cocktail not to hard to refuse, altogether the whole experience was very enjoyable, and most professional. Paula is an excellent guide and can be thoroughly recommended... More 

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Paula790, Owner at Art Deco Walks, responded to this review

Art Deco Walks prides itself on creating bespoke and unusual tours to delight our audiences many of whom are repeat clients. With each passing year we have introduced new tours both in Miami Beach, Florida USA and in the UK, and we believe this makes our walking tour company unique. Our Latin Legends cocktail tour in the Art Deco Historic... More 

Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016

Marty is a wealth of information. So fun and energetic. The tour is informative and really allowed me and my wife to have a center or frame of reference for Miami Beach. Recommend to all when you just arrive. Get a clear understanding of what's what in the area and what is a waste of time. Marty, again, was fantastic.... More 

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Marty M, Owner at Art Deco Walks, responded to this review

This super dynamic Texas couple from Houston was staying at the SLS, ex-Ritz Plaza, ex-Grossinger's South, hotel at 17th and Collins Avenue, which is the ground zero of late Art Deco architecture in Miami beach - before everything came to a crashing halt with the US entry into WW II - and so we were immediately able to visit the... More 

Grosse Pointe, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016

We knew that the charming Paula Fletcher knows a lot about the history and sights of Miami Beach and greater Miami. We have enjoyed seeing Miami attractions with her the last few years. If you have heard her very British accent you know she is not a Florida native. We had the opportunity to visit her home town area for... More 

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Paula790, Owner at Art Deco Walks, responded to this review

Art Deco Walks was proud to be able to show this delightful couple the delights of Warwickshire, Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire, three of the most beautiful counties in England. While I am in the UK during the summer months I am always happy to "show off" our cities, towns and villages which contain a wealth of history and visual delights including... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016

My wife and I loved the Art Deco walking tour with Marty. If you like architecture and want to learn about the history of Miami Beach, this tour is for you! Marty is not only knowledgeable, but also enthusiastic in his explanations.

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Marty M, Owner at Art Deco Walks, responded to this review

I loved guiding Warren and Heather, a lawyer and a professor, on our "Historic Hotels and Lincoln Road Transformed" tour and they were interested in everything! Took plenty of time to answer all their questions so they left South Beach with a real sense of place. The primary focus of our tours is, of course, the wonderful Art Deco architecture... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016

This is the 4th Art Deco Tour my wife and I have taken over the years and it was clearly the best. Our interaction with Marty made us feel like it was being personalized just for us. Martin was our guide and he could have been better. He took the time to explain the history of Miami Beach, how and... More 

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