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Ybor City Historic Walking Tours

#2 of 77 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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Amazing tour

The trip was excellent the tour guides are very friendly and extremely knowledgeable of the area and its history. These guides have a lot of ties to the local community and can... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The trip was excellent the tour guides are very friendly and extremely knowledgeable of the area and its history. These guides have a lot of ties to the local community and can show you places the public normally can't access which is pretty cool. Overall this is one of the best walking tours I have been on and I can't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Even after having been in the Tampa area for years...I have never been to Ybor City...driven through it...but never actually visited. I thought this would be a great way to introduce myself with the city. It was an excellent tour. Lonnie was a magnificent tour guide and someone who really knows his history and seems to genuinely enjoy what he... More 

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Floral Park, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first trip to Ybor City. we decided to take a walking tour of the city and made the right decision. Max, our guide, was great at making the city's history interesting, had a great sense of humor, and knew his subject well. He was obviously very fond of Ybor city. The tour lasted about an hour. The... More 

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Safety Harbor, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have lived in Tampa since the early 1980's and never took this tour and only wished I had years ago. Lonnie was magnificent, energetic, and didn't miss a beat. You could tell he loves his job! Not to miss and would make a great gift idea for the person that has everything!

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016 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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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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