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Art Deco Tours
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Presenting the Art Deco Walking tour or Cocktail tour. Guides will enlighten and entertain you with fascinating facts and stories. Stroll along Ocean Drive and hear about the history from swampland to billion dollar sandbar, the unlikely hero who saved the Art Deco buildings, the role of Hollywood and the mob. You'll also learn and admire the architecture from the outside and design & decor on the inside. Or take the cocktail tour for a more relaxed tour and sip signature cocktails. Graduate Art Deco experts by the end of the tour! We are known for small group tours (max 8-10 people) for that personal engagement and VIP access to select buildings not permitted to large groups. Prices start at $30 per person. Private tours also available. We also offer the LITTLE HAVANA Walking Tour. For more information on all tours and for best prices, we recommend booking directly with us via our website at artdecotours [dot] com. Or scroll all the way down this page. click "website" link below.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase
Reviewed April 22, 2013

John was a brilliant Tour guide. We got to see the most amazing examples of Miami's Art Deco past. The cocktails were great too!! Not too much walking either. Highly recommend this to anyone visiting the Miami beaches.

Thank Phil G
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Reviewed April 21, 2013

John was a great guide. The drinks were all very good and we had plenty of time at each stop to enjoy the hotel architecture and history. Highly recommended.

Thank Laurenbp1
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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

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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.

Thank Chris D
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Reviewed April 16, 2013

Really pleased we booked this tour, I definitely recommend it to others as it was a great end to our stay in Miami. John was a great host, he knew a lot about the local area & Art Deco in general and was happy to take some photos for us. It was a great introduction into places that we had walked past but not been into and was a good mix of venues, all within walking distance of Ocean Drive. Our favourite cocktail was at the Tides and we ended up going back to Jerry's Famous Deli for dinner.
So thanks to John & Christine - a really great way to spend a couple of hours in South Beach.

Thank NicolaB1403
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