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“Excellent and informative”
Review of Art Deco Walks

Art Deco Walks
Ranked #2 of 143 Tours in Miami Beach
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Take the # 1 rated walking tour in South Beach! Marty & Paula are both accredited guides in the Art Deco Historic District & offer a variety of Art Deco walking & bike tours throughout the Miami Beach area. We take you on a journey of discovery as we show you the hidden secrets and gems that our wonderful slice of paradise has to offer. Tours are personalized to give you the ultimate historic, architectural and urban experience -- as well all the back stories from Carl ("Mr. Miami Beach") to Miami Vice and Versace. Marty & Paula are happy to meet you at your South Beach hotel to begin your tour, and will work with any special concerns, such as going to/coming from a cruise ship, so that you can experience first hand what makes Miami Beach the Art Deco capital of the world.
Reviewed December 8, 2013

With only 48 hours in Miami beach we wanted to make the most of it. The tour was very interesting, we'll informed and beautifully bought to life the rich history of the area. It was even followed up with notes emailed throughout to us once we got home.

I'd thoroughly recommend it.

Thank 36Suze
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Paula790, Owner at Art Deco Walks, responded to this reviewResponded December 9, 2013

Suzanne, it was a delight to guide you and Philippa. We both love showing people around our wonderful Historic District and it's always a double pleasure when it's fellow countrymen!

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Reviewed November 14, 2013

We booked Paula for a private walking tour of South Beach's Art Deco treasures. Paula was prompt, entertaining and gave us a great overview of the history and significance of the Art Deco hotels and other buildings.

1  Thank Stephen W
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Reviewed October 29, 2013

We booked this walk the week of our arrival in Miami and wanted to get the highlights of Art Deco in South Beach. Our stay in Miami was very short and Marty was extremely accomodating and available during this limited time. Marty gave us via email a detailed explanation for our meeting venue, which we found very easily. The information was quite helpful and we followed his advice for parking and lunch which was great. We were a group of five (including a ten month and a half baby) and Marty was keen on making sure that the pace of the walk met everybody needs. We did the Ocean Avenue Art Deco Tour. It was extremely hot, so Marty made sure that we all had enough water supply, walked in the shade and stopped indoors in gorgeous art deco settings for AC breaks. Marty has a great personnality. He enquired on our respective backgrounds and called us by our names. Marty made the effort to speak French throughout the entire tour. His knowledge (historical, architectural and cultural) is very interesting and he is keen on sharing this with his clients. He has a great personality. He took pictures of all of us throughout the tour. We all had a fantastic time: even my ten month and a half old baby!

Thank Aude G
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Reviewed September 23, 2013

We booked this walk at the last minute as we only had one night in Miami beach and wanted to get the best experience of the Art Deco culture. From the first contact by email with Marty, he was really helpful and arranged a tour around our limited time. We did the Lincoln road walk at 6pm and Marty met us at our hotel. The 90 minute walk just flew by as we were taken to so many Art Deco buildings where Marty explained their history bringing the area to life. It wasn't just the external architecture we looked at, as Marty took us into many hotels and shops to show us interior design as well. The finale is well worth waiting for.... But we won't spoil it for anybody.

Thank Martin K
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Reviewed August 11, 2013

Marty was excellent he gave us a great Art Deco tour highlighting so many things of interest. He called you by name understand right away what your interest was. It was extremely hot so he managed to keep,us to the shades and step indoors for AC breaks. His knowledge base is interesting. His personality charming. Well spend 28 bucks.

Thank FCtravler
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