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Art Deco Walking Tour

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Neighbourhood: Flamingo / Lummus
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Address: 10th Street, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Phone Number:
+1 305-814-4058
08:30 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

Take the #1 walking tour in South Beach with the most popular tour guides...

Take the #1 walking tour in South Beach with the most popular tour guides in the district. Art Deco Tours, Inc., Will enlighten and entertain you with fascinating facts and stories. Two hours will fly by fast. Stroll along Ocean Drive and learn about the history, the unlikely hero who saved the Art Deco buildings, the role of Miami Vice and Hollywood and other pop culture. You'll admire the architecture from the outside and design & decor on the inside. No bumping elbows in a packed group. Daily small group tours (max 8-9 people) are offered several times a day. Or get the VIP treatment with a private tour with exclusive access to select buildings not permitted to large groups. Your guides will keep you engaged with lively conversation and trivia! Enrich your visit and learn about the culture, history and architecture of South Beach beyond the beaches! Price starts at $30 per person

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Made our visit to Miami Beach!

This tour was excellent. We wouldn't normally do this sort of thing, often preferring to walk around things / areas ourselves, usually having done a bit of prereading. But we... read more

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Manchester, United Kingdom

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

This tour was excellent. We wouldn't normally do this sort of thing, often preferring to walk around things / areas ourselves, usually having done a bit of prereading. But we read the TA reviews and decided to give it a go. It was great and money well spent. We learnt a lot of fascinating things that we wouldn't otherwise have... More 

Thank sunburntpenguins
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited Miami Beach many times and admired all the architecture but never knew the stories behind them. James was a great tour guide. He taught us how to recognize and distinguish Art Deco from Miami Modern from Mediterranean Revival. We loved learning about all the secret symbols and the somewhat sorted past of the area. The group was... More 

Thank Kimberly P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I love it! We spent 2 hours looking at Art Deco buildings. We entered several buildings and saw interior, too. James quizzed us to make sure we can recognized elements of this style. It was a lot of fun!

Thank Joanna L
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We only had a short time in Miami Beach so the 2 hour Art Deco tour suited us perfectly. James is an Art Deco whirlwind! We saw and learned so much and enjoyed the colourful side stories. Definitely a tour worth taking as you will never see the hidden treasures without a good guide.

Thank MCE63
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tour guide had a lot of knowledge and detail about the history of Miami. Very detailed, if you aren't interesting in architecture this tour probably isnt for you

Thank Mollyhelrose
Reading, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a fantastic 2 hour walking tour with James, left smiling with eyes wide open. So knowledgeable and made it fun and easy to learn the fascinating history of south beach. If his to be published novel is anything like his tour, it will be a huge success. Thanks for a great Art Deco eye opener James.

Thank Ali F
New Jersey
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After visiting Miami Beach many times since the late 1980's, I finally decided to take a tour to learn more of the Art Deco history of the area. We had 4 people in our tour group and had James as our guide. He was very knowledgeable and passionate about his hometown. Loved the personal attention and learned a lot from... More 

Thank mdazzo
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were suggested to go on this tour by my cousin, who had just recently experienced the wonders of Little Havana. From the Memorial of Bay of Pigs, to the wonderful museum of art, including a stunning bar, not to mention the gifts and art works, to the great lunch at The Pub, watching the guys play dominos....wonderful art everywhere.

Thank soncijo
Hebden Bridge, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Superb walking tour that made our trip to Miami Beach as good as it could have been. James is a mine of information, terrific delivery so much knowledge and passion. Take my advice, go on this tour if you are into art deco!

Thank 2109royw
Narrabri, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 20 April 2017

We only had one afternoon to spend here and this tour was recommended. It did not disappoint! James's tour made the buildings in the beautiful Art Deco district come to life. His knowledge of the architecture and the personalities that frequented these buildings was enlightening. 4.00pm was a cooler time to do this visit and afterwards you can stay to... More 

Thank Karen L
Christine M, Owner at Art Deco Walking Tour, responded to this review

Hello Karen, Thank you for sharing your experience. Indeed James is wonderful in bringing the past to life from the early pioneers, the unlikely heroes, the boom of the Art Deco buildings, the brazen criminal figures, and the Hollywood influence. All his stories are captivating that two hours fly fast. It is indeed a great choice if you only had... More 

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