Miami South Beach Art Deco Walking Tour


2 hours
Free cancellation
1 - 10
Mobile ticket

Overview

Transport to the 1920s, 30s and beyond while your guide enlightens and entertains you with fascinating history of the pioneers, unlikely heroes, the rollercoaster boom-bust-boom periods, the rise of Art Deco architecture, the influence of the mob and Hollywood, and the transformation of this swampland to a tropical paradise. During your VIP small group tour,  admire architecture on the outside and get exclusive access to select Art Deco buildings to appreciate the contemporary design and decor incorporated into the original interiors. We guarantee you'll walk away as Art Deco experts. Tour last 2 hours 10 minutes.

Description

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Art Deco Historic District, Miami Beach, FL

You will primarily walk outside throughout South Beach between 10th and 15th streets. The tour steps inside a few buildings to point out Art Deco and modern design and decor and other highlights. For private group tours, the tour can begin and end anywhere within the Art Deco district.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: South Beach, Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Tour stops include the Versace mansion (the outside only), and Art Deco classics such as The Carlyle Hotel, The Tudor hotel, the 11th Street Diner and the Wolfsonian. Find out which of these buildings were backdrops for the Miami Vice scenes, and movies like the Birdcage with Robin Williams. Legend has it Capone ran his gambling syndicate from the 2nd floor of a small hotel also used in a film with Sylvester Stallone and Sharon Stone.

Duration: 1 hour

Inclusions

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Professional guide

Exclusions

  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks

Additional information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for child aged 5 and under
  • Please know traffic is heavy and parking is limited after 12pm on Fridays, weekends and holidays. If you are driving into South Beach please allot additional 45 minutes to enter South Beach and locate parking as some garages may be full and you will need to drive around to locate street parking. ALSO please check traffic advisory on Internet for any traffic delays.
  • Tour continues in rain or shine (except for Hurricanes Watches or Warnings). In the event of rain, we keep you indoors most of the time. Be sure to carry an umbrella or rain poncho to walk in between buildings. Statistically, rain showers do not last more than 20 minutes.
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Ticket delivery

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Operates

Daily

Cancellation

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.

Joy_S
March 2022

Our guide, James, was amazing! He was very knowledgeable, and shared some great personal stories that brought the tour to life.

BSR24
April 2022

Janinha was great! Very enthusiastic and knowledgeable and the time flew by. A very easy walk around town. So glad we did the tour.

linh443
April 2022

Hot ( Temperature - wise) but awesome due to James’ knowledge and enjoyment of people. I learned stuff I never had in school in a way that was personable and fun.

Shari_T
April 2022

It was amazing!! James is the best tour guide of all time. It was so beautiful, the weather was perfect and the tour was flawless. James taught us so much and we went to so many sites, but he didn’t walk too fast. It was the perfect tour. Love history and pop culture combined! Flawless.

Fiona C
April 2022

Love this tour! James was very informative and funny. Tons of fun facts on the Miami’s beach Art Deco district as well as some colorful stories of his own. Really enjoyable few hours and would highly recommend.

Kathleen_L
April 2022

Loved hearing the history of South Beach. I also enjoyed learning about the history of Art Deco! James was a great guide!

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