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“Truly Enjoyed This Walking Tour!”

Jacksonville Walking Tours
Ranked #1 of 37 Tours in Jacksonville
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Tuesday/Thursday 10am "Top to Bottom" tour. Friday 8pm "River City Haunts" ghost tour. "Top to Bottom" includes skyline views and secret tunnels with Tuesday featuring a stop inside the Florida Theatre and Thursday featuring a behind the scenes look at the Jacksonville Symphony. "River City Haunts" takes a walk on the dark side of Downtown Jacksonville. Local ghosts lead the tour by lantern through the streets, alleyways, and haunted buildings. All tours meet at the Jacksonville Landing escalators. Walking distance about 1 mile.
Jacksonville, Florida
1 review
“Truly Enjoyed This Walking Tour!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2013

What a great walking tour! I live in Jacksonville and was excited to learn the history of many downtown building and the architects that built them. Gary is very knowledgeable about Jacksonville and its history and he is a lot of fun. I recommend this tour for visitors and Jacksonville residents. The tour helps you appreciate the history that is so easy to overlook…I look forward to the tour growing to include more of the underground tunnel system.

Visited March 2013
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Atlantic Beach, Florida
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“Very cool tour with awesome guides!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013

We recently had the pleasure of taking the Top to Bottom tour on a beautiful, sunny Tuesday and we could not have been more pleased. The tour group was so large that we split into two groups, with Gary going first and Susan leading our group second. What a fabulous way to spend a couple hours! From the top of the old Barnett Bank building, the underground tunnels and vaults, the beautiful art galleries and the historic Florida Theater, Susan was very informative and fun to walk with! She had great stories and interesting trivia, even quizzing us as we went along and rewarding right answers with collector coins. Both Gary and Susan were amazing...knowledgeable, pleasant, fun, and super friendly. We would highly recommend this tour to both tourists and locals alike!

Visited March 2013
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Jacksonville, Florida
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“Great Way To Explore History of Downtown Jacksonville”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2013

I've lived in Jacksonville for about 8 years, and while I work downtown, I didn't know much about the history here until I did this tour! It's always fun to be a tourist in your own city! Gary does a wonderful job telling interesting stories and sharing downtown Jacksonville's history. I love how he points out specific local restaurant favorites along the way. I also LOVED the underground tunnels, and the view from The Skyline Cafe is INCREDIBLE! This walking tour is a wonderful way to learn more about our city. Thanks, Gary!

Visited March 2013
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Jacksonville, Florida
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“Tip-top to bottom”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2013

Even on a rainy day, Gary guided us through a wondeful adventure that turns downtown Jacksonville into a historical and fun place to visit. If you know nothing of the founding of Jacksonville, have never seen banks with underground vaults, or share the nostalgia of Elvis Presley, then this tour is a must.
Drina G.

Visited February 2013
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Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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“TOP TO BOTTOM TOUR”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2013

What a great tour of Jacksonville this was!!!! I was born and raised in Jacksonville and never knew that there were tunnels under the city connecting the banks.
Great job, Gary!!!

Debbie C.

Visited February 2013
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