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“Tropical Deco”
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Art Deco Walking Tour
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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
Easton, Pennsylvania
Level 3 Contributor
1 review
“Tropical Deco”
Reviewed April 21, 2013

I enjoyed my tour with John, he gave us a fundamental background in Art Deco which was just enough to help us understand what we were looking at and looking for. I would absolutely recommend this tour to anyone that wants to get a basic knowledge of this most beautiful Tropical Deco district in South Beach, Miami.

Ron Brodsky

Visited April 2013
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Portland, Maine
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Fascinating walking tour of Art Deco architecture”
Reviewed April 16, 2013

Robert was out tour guide, and there were only two of us on the tour, so it was a most comprehensive tour. This is the best tour company because they have made arrangements with the concierges at several hotels to go inside the lobbies, restaurants, bars, and even taking the elevator to the roof-top for a wonderful view of the Art Deco district and a "birds eye" vantage point one doesn't get from the ground. A very good mix of building exteriors, lavish lobbies and bars, and street-scapes. Robert gave us his personal accounts of coming to SoBe during its nadir, seeing the Miami Vice renewal, the infusion of capital, and the rebirth of the area. We finished the tour at Espanola Way where we learned about Al Capone, Desi Arnaz, Prohibition, gambling, and other fascinating history.

Visited April 2013
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Negaunee, Michigan
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
Reviewed April 14, 2013

Nice, small group tour. Our tour guide was very informative and interesting; we learned a great deal about this area. After our tour the guide recommended other places that we should go and see (he couldn't fit them in on our tour) and we weren't disappointed when we explored these other sites.

Visited April 2013
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Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great tour of South Beach”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

John gave us a great tour of the area.

We were part of a group of six people. The small group size meant that John could take us into hotels to see lobbies and rooftops and discuss the history of the hotel. Clearly, some careful negotiation by Christine has paid off.

During the two and 1/2 hour tour, we had lots of time for photographs and looking around.

The attention before and after the tour is extra special. Even just today, she sent a note documenting the tour to remind us of what we saw. That's really helpful.

Highly recommended.

Visited March 2013
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Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A great view of South Florida”
Reviewed April 8, 2013 via mobile

We just took this tour for the second time and enjoyed it even more than the first! Our guide was great. Very informative and attentive to our needs. I grew up here and saw things I never knew about. This is a great tour!

Visited April 2013
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