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“A grand day in St. Petersburg, Florida”

Renaissance Vinoy Hotel History Tour
Ranked #31 of 80 Tours in St. Petersburg
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Belleair, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“A grand day in St. Petersburg, Florida”
Reviewed May 3, 2014

Yesterday a friend and I went on the historical tour and lunch at the Vinoy Hotel in downtown St. Petersburg. Totally worth the $$$ and a great way to spend a few hours in an afternoon. I think the tour is supposed to be 60 or 90 minutes but ours lasted a little bit more than 2 hrs. Our tour guide was excellent and thoroughly enjoyed her job. This was followed by a fabulous lunch in their lovely Marchand dining room. The price for this great experience was $27 which included the tour, the lunch and valet parking. There are so many wonderful things to experience in St. Petersburg, including the fabulous Dali Museum, the Chihully museum, the great restaurants and the Vinoy. Great place to spend a day!!!

Visited May 2014
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Calgary, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
88 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
“Nice Tour - Great Meal!”
Reviewed March 8, 2014 via mobile

The Vinoy Tour was very informative and interesting. The docent knows her history and has a wealth of knowledge about the Vinoy, it's architecture, it's history as well as the history of St. Petersburg.

The tour takes about an hour and a half, starting at 10:30. The tour itself is only $10.00, but a three course gourmet lunch can be added for $15.00 (including tip). Valet parking is available for an additional $10.00.

Lunch is very reasonably priced and well worth the extra money. It starts with fresh, warm breads, includes a soup or salad, a choice of three entrees and a desert.

The tour and gourmet lunch is a great way to spend the morning. Check out the weather forecast during your stay - this is a great way to spend a rainy or cool day. I wouldn't recommend this tour for children, and a reservation should be made a day or two in advance.

Visited March 2014
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Syracuse, New York
Level 6 Contributor
81 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Interesting tour”
Reviewed February 12, 2014

We chose the tour & lunch package. I recommend you call for reservations a few days in advance. We called in the morning and tour was full for that day. Switched to following day. Tour includes valet parking. Tour guide very knowledgeable. The lunch option is a 3 course lunch (salad, entree, desert) that is very elegant/appropriate for the historic hotel. Would not recommend for children.

Visited February 2014
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St. Petersburg, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
47 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Interesting Historical Tour”
Reviewed July 6, 2013 via mobile

Went on this tour and was amazed at what I learned...not just about the hotel itself but also the history of the area. I would recommend this to any history buffs. The tour is not long but is professionally done. A friend went with me and also enjoyed it!

Visited March 2013
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