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“This is the first thing you should do when you arrive!”
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Art Deco Walking Tour
Ranked #3 of 131 Tours in Miami Beach
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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 Hollywood and the mob. You'll learn and admire the architecture from the outside and design & decor on the inside. You will become experts in Art Deco by the end of the tour! Daily small group tours (max 8-9 people) are offered several times a day, for that personal engagement and VIP access to select buildings not permitted to large groups. Enrich your visit and learn about the culture, history and architecture of South Beach beyond the beaches! Price starts at $30 per person. Private tours also available any day or time.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase
pittsburgh, pa
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“This is the first thing you should do when you arrive!”
Reviewed January 19, 2013

This tour was well planned and very organized. I communicated with Christine, the owner, by text and email, it was very easy. Our guide, a musician, was funny and really good with people. Not only did we learned a ton about Art Deco but came away with a great appreciation for the history of the area. After the tour we took notice of the buildings on the island more and it really added to our trip experience....highly recommend.

Visited January 2013
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Saint Albert, Alberta, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“A great two hours to taste Miami Beach”
Reviewed January 12, 2013

Christine did a great job with this tour, a must see for connecting with the South Beach area. The pace of the tour is perfect as the two hours go by very quickly. Christine knows her stuff and is also able and more than willing to answer questions about the area. The group size is small so you get personalized service right from the start. The Art Deco buildings in Miami Beach are a significant architectural part of American design heritage and are not to be missed. And the bonus is that Christine keeps it fun!

It's a "can't miss" attraction in the area so I'd highly recommend it.

Visited January 2013
Thank Dave C
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Level 6 Contributor
112 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“fascinating and informative tour of the art deco area of South Beach”
Reviewed January 11, 2013

Our tour guide John as well as being incredible knowledgeable of the art deco hotels and building in South Beach was very quirky and funny which made the 2 hour tour a delight. A must do when you come to South Beach

Visited January 2013
1 Thank Mark S
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Tenby, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
220 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
“A must do tour”
Reviewed January 8, 2013

We had the pleasure of Roberts company for our two hour tour of miami beach art deco district. We were the only two on the tour which was even better. He took us inside some of the stunning hotels along ocean drive and even up on some of the rooves so we could get a better look. I would highly recommend this tour for anyone spending a day or two in the area who wanted to know more about the history and architecture.

Visited January 2013
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Mississauga, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great way to see Miami's Art Deco”
Reviewed January 7, 2013

I will preface this review by saying I traditionally dislike "walking tours" and tend to stray off the beaten path on my own and look for "non-touristy culture" in my travels. However, the reviews intrigued me so my wife and I took a chance and were pleasantly surprised.
We had a New Years day tour with John. Great guide, lots of funny, interesting info on the history of art deco and the buildings that we visited. John got us into some of the swankiest hotels in the area and we saw the full spectrum of art deco that Miami has to offer. Roof top drinks were a treat and the 4pm tour allowed us to see the neon lights and sunset from one of the hotel roof tops that we visited. Christine was great to work with in co-ordinating the tour and when we return we will be sure to look at doing a food tour with her.

Visited January 2013
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