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Ybor City Historic Walking Tours

#2 of 80 Tours in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
Neighbourhood: Historic Ybor
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Address: Centro Ybor, 7th Avenue entrance, Tampa, FL 33629
Phone Number: +1 813-505-6779
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There is no better way to experience Ybor City than at streetlevel on foot....

There is no better way to experience Ybor City than at streetlevel on foot. Come discover this vibrant and diverse city. Ourwalking tours explore the many layers of history that make up the fabric of Ybor City. Tours start from the Vicente Martinez-Ybor statue at Centro Ybor on Seventh Avenue. Call for current schedule.

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Historic and Insightful tour

We are new to Tampa and my mom was visiting from out-of-town which was a great excuse to do some sightseeing. We took the walking tour led by Max and found it very interesting... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Cristinmcl
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are new to Tampa and my mom was visiting from out-of-town which was a great excuse to do some sightseeing. We took the walking tour led by Max and found it very interesting. Ybor City is a cute area with historic buildings and a renewed youthful vibe. We learned the history of Ybor City and its namesake while taking... More 

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Thank Cristinmcl
Tampa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our tour guide, Lonnie Herman was extremely personable and very knowledgeable about the history of Ybor City. Our group learned many interesting facts about the development of the area. The pace was leisurely with frequent stops in the shade as he shared stories of the past. I have lived in the Tampa area for more than 50 years and often... More 

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Thank Ann K
Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are at all interested in local history, this easy 2-hour walking tour is a great way to spend a little bit of time learning about the fascinating history of Ybor City and the cigar industry. It covers major persons, places, and events of Ybor City while taking a casual walk through the neighborhood. If you are a local... More 

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Thank Brian T
Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Made arrangements with Lonnie long distance from Hawaii. Lonnie was extremely patient and accommodating. The size of the group changed a couple of times, and we were late to arrive due to transportation issues from the hotel. Lonnie must love what he is doing because he was relaxed and laid back. He was entertaining, fun, and informative - great time... More 

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Thank valeries7711
Trinity, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Our guide Lonnie was excellent....very informative, I lived in the Tampa area for many years and never knew the real history of Ybor City....Lonnie brought the history to life with fun and interesting stories of the early days of Ybor City and it's exciting future.

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Thank Anne7284
Trinity, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Went with a group on this tour even after living here and going to Ybor City many times. Was fascinated by the story of how this great little city came to be. Lonnie did a wonderful job, kept us wanting to hear more. The city is in a rebuilding stage so unless your there for a tour or a specific... More 

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Davenport, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Bought a groupon for four and went with friends. Had a wonderful tour with Max. He was so knowledgeable about the history and prominent people of YborCity. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

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Thank Kathleen K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Max is awesome and knowledgeable and clever. Was able to paint a broad picture of the history and Development of the Ybor district in the context of larger history of the United States and Cuba. I would do this walk again next time I'm in town.

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Thank Adam W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Very informative and interesting tour. Lonnie has the great knack of telling interesting stories and very logically and chronologically laid out Ybor's entire history. Do not bother to visit the area unless you go on some kind of tour - otherwise it just looks like buildings and restaurants. We went for the 11 am tour and there were only a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Lonnie Herman was extremely informative I am a history buff and I would recommend this to visitors. I will return again to have a Cuban sandwich

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