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Review of Art Deco Tours

Art Deco Tours
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$35.00*
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Art Deco Walking Tour
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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. We also offer LITTLE HAVANA TOURS. Be sure to click the link for our web-site to learn about all our tours.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase
Reviewed March 24, 2013

When you can get an introduction to the area you will visit by people who know the history, the culture, the architecture, the best places to eat at or visit....for a reasonable price...this was amazing! Our tour guide John was really great! Very knowledgeable and passionate about the area and what it has to offer. We learned about the Art Deco design and its use in the architecture in the historic district. We loved access to rooftops and found great places we will return to that we would never have found without John! He knows where to get the best drinks too!

Thank Foster001
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Reviewed March 21, 2013

Our family recently enjoyed a tour with Robert. He provided a great overall historical review of the area from its early beginnings through to today as well as showcasing many great examples of the art deco architectural style. I particularly enjoyed the access to roof top patios and lobby areas that you normally wouldn't see if you were sightseeing on your own. I learned a lot about the area that I wouldn't otherwise have known. Thanks to Robert for a great tour!

1  Thank Heather C
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Reviewed March 20, 2013

Highly recommended for both visitors and locals. Reasonable price and good value.
Robert, our own personal guide (only 2 of us on this tour) is professional, knowledgeable, and personable and an enthusiastic supporter of Miami Beach. During our 2+ hour walk Robert provided general as well as interesting little details about the buildings that we viewed. Most buildings were observed from the street, but we entered several hotel and business lobbies, where Robert obviously was well-known and liked. The area views from 2 rooftops were especially helpful. Although the emphasis was architecture, Robert provided a lot of social history of Miami Beach, which gave context to the overall tour.

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Reviewed March 18, 2013

South Beach in Miami is a happening place. The Art Deco architecture would not seem to fit into the stereotypical beach scene, but here it really gives the area it's own character. Taking a tour explains how all of this came to be. I thought the Miami Design Preservation League tour was excellent. Our guide Jeff was smart, personable and extremely knowledgable. I recommend this tour.

2  Thank Gary W
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed being part of a four person Art Deco tour of Miami Beach with John as our guide. We learned so much and loved being on rooftops of hotels, hearing the fascinating history of Miami Beach, and seeing the many aspects of Art Deco hotels.

John is an articulate, knowledgeable guide with tons of energy and a great sense of humor.
The time flew by and we learned a ton!
Keep up the great work!

Thank Eileen020
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