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Ybor City Historic Walking Tours

#2 of 75 Tours in Tampa
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Neighborhood: Historic Ybor
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Address: Centro Ybor, 7th Avenue entrance, Tampa, FL 33629
Phone Number: 813-505-6779
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There is no better way to experience Ybor City than at streetlevel on foot....

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.

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Fantastic way to see Ybor and find out all about the history behind the city. Max is just amazing! He made this tour so much fun and really helped you paint a picture of how this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
TravellingAph
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic way to see Ybor and find out all about the history behind the city. Max is just amazing! He made this tour so much fun and really helped you paint a picture of how this city came to life. The information he has is top class and it was worth every penny! Can't wait to come back one day... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

This is a not to be missed tour whether you are a local or visitor. Max brings to life the life and times of Ybor City, Tampa's original beginnings as a city. So much insight as to how people lived and worked back in the day.

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

This was one of the most worthwhile walking tours I've taken. I knew little about the area and learned a lot, much of which was surprising.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

I've lived in Tampa for almost 30 years. On the tour with Lonnie, I learned so much about the history of Ybor City. Lonnie has a tremendous amount of knowledge, and shares what he knows in a way that keeps you interested and wanting more. I recommend this tour for tourists and locals, and I can't wait to go on... More 

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Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

Thanks to Max Herman for an excellent walking tour of Ybor City prior to the cruise. Lots of knowledge about the people who built the city & its cigar rolling industry. Even Cuba in a park. Highly recommend this tour to visitors!

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Haberfield, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

The walking tour with Lonnie Herman is a must for for your trip to Tampa. We would recommend that you seek out the tour guide -- Lonnie Herman -- passionate historical story teller of adventures of an entrepreneur who founded a city that had a significant impact on Florida and the USA in late 1800's and 1900's. If you have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

I live in South Tampa, but had heard from a number of locals that this is a great tour. When family came to visit last week, I thought this would be a fun outing. Ybor City has a very colorful history, and the tour guide had a number of entertaining stories and facts at hand. We walked at a leisurely... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

On 4/12/16, I called this company to schedule a walking tour the next day, 4/13. Before I could say much, the lady wanted to know my phone number and email address. After she got my information, we scheduled an appointment for the next day (4/13/2016) at 2pm. She told me not to be late. I drove from Clearwater to Tampa... More 

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mcgregpub, Owner at Ybor City Historic Walking Tours, responded to this review

This woman is correct. We had a scheduling mix-up. When I learned of this I contacted her and tried to make it right. We have taken measures to be sure this does not happen again. More 

Syracuse, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

It is clear that Lonnie has a great appreciation for Ybor City and its unique history. He made our tour fascinating, with anecdotes that made this history come alive. He was extremely knowledgeable and was happy to answer our questions. A great introduction to Ybor City and a pleasant way to spend the morning.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016 via mobile

My friends and I (late 50's/ early 60's) vacation annually in Clearwater and thought this tour sounded like fun. We were not disappointed! Our tour guide, Max Herman was terrific. We learned so many interesting facts about the history of the city which made it all the more fun to explore. Max has a great presentation style and really knows... More 

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