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“Absolutely Fantastic!”

Art Deco Private Cocktail Tour
Ranked #23 of 131 Tours in Miami Beach
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Transport in time to the decadence of the 20's, the boom, bust and boom of South Beach and get exclusive access to the best Art Deco hotels and bars on this fabulous cocktail tour. Casually stroll in and out of famous buildings in South Beach. Your tour guide will entertain you with stories of history, the pioneers, changing landscape due to hurricanes and unlikely heroes. Gaze in fascination at the timeless Art Deco architecture, the design/decor inside fabulous lobbies, and the influence of Hollywood and the mob. All this while sipping on signature cocktails inside boutique hotel bars. A classy way to enjoy cocktails before dinner all while absorbing the Art Deco/South Beach scenery and learning about its colorful history. We also offer private tours any day of the week. Great activity for team building or special celebration- birthday, anniversary, bachelorette/bachelor gathering, school reunion, all ladies/men's trip... We specialize in small groups (about 8 guests maximum) for the personal touch and engagement. Tours offered 4pm-7pm November to May; 5pm-8pm June-October
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“Absolutely Fantastic!”
Reviewed November 12, 2012 via mobile

If you are looking for a fun, non-boring, art deco tour, this one is perfect! John was hilarious, knowledgable and personable! The drinks were delicious and the history was interesting and well presented. They could easily charge double what they do and it would still be 100% worth it!! They have a great relationship with the bars they use and we even had a few extra drinks thrown in from some of the bartenders! Seeing the town lit up from the top of the Clevelander was the perfect ending to a killer tour!

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Cornelius, North Carolina
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“Really Fun!”
Reviewed October 23, 2012

This tour is really fun. You travel south on Ocean Drive, from 14th Street to 9th Street, making a number of stops at historic hotels and sampling their cocktails. John, our tour guide was great. He was very laid-back, funny and knowledgeable about the Art Deco architecture and history. He also provided great recos about places to eat and have fun in South Beach. The highlights of the tour for us were the white sangria and the Cardoza Hotel, the cozy bar area the The Tides and the rooftop access John arranged at the Clevelander. We were able to stand on the rooftop and check out all of Miami at sunset. The tour ended at the Astor Hotel, which allowed us to eat dinner at La Casa Fiorentina, which was our best meal of the weekend. The tour lasted about 3 hours and included 5 drinks, which makes the $60.00 price tag a great value.

I would recommend taking this tour at the beginning of your visit. That way you get to see all these cool places and can use the rest of your vacation to check out the places they recommend during the tour. It is a great way to get an introduction to South Beach!

Visited October 2012
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Toronto, Ontario
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8 reviews
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“Very fun tour with girlfriends”
Reviewed October 21, 2012

Went to Miami for the weekend with 5 girlfriends and we started our Friday night with this tour. It was a lot of fun and good value. Some of the signature drinks were accompanied by yummy appetizers. Learned a lot about Miami Beach history and Art Deco and were able to visit a lot of hotels and bars that we might not normally venture into. There were also lots of opportunities for group photos so dress up and bring your camera. Christine was a great host and was happy to let us take our time with our "Vanity Fair photo shoots".

Visited October 2012
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Indian Rocks Beach, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
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“Great Tour, Lots of Fun too”
Reviewed September 6, 2012

Oh my gosh, this cocktail tour was so much fun. Christie was the perfect hostess. She did an excellent job taking us to some really neat hotel bars including one with a rooftop terrace. I loved the small group environment too. This gave you an opportunity to meet your fellow tour members.
I really don't think you could do this tour on your own and visit so many different places and taste so many different drinks. It really was the highlight of our vacation in Miami Beach. Also, Christine gave some interesting facts about the art deco area too. You can't go wrong with this unique tour.

Visited September 2012
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