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Miami South Beach Art Deco Walking Tour provided by Art Deco Tours

Miami South Beach Art Deco Walking Tour

Miami South Beach Art Deco Walking Tour
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Tour snapshot
Get acquainted with South Beach on a guided walking tour
Duration:
2h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
10
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    2h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    10
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
South Beach is home to many of Miami’s finest examples of art deco architecture. Explore this beachside neighborhood by foot and get oriented with an expert guide. You see architectural highlights and hear stories of South Beach’s history. Plus, your guide points out buildings used in famous movies and TV shows. Choose from several departure times.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Make the most of your time by seeing the highlights on this art deco tour
  • Hear the inside scoop on life in South Beach from a local expert
  • Visit popular TV and movie filming locations
What to expect
Meet your guide in central South Beach at the appointed time to begin your walking tour. Tour routes vary, but stops always include the Versace mansion, Carlyle Hotel, Tudor Hotel, 11th Street Diner, and Wolfsonian. As you walk, your guide shares stories and insider information about the history of the neighborhood and points out which of these famous building appeared in TV shows and movies. The tour ends at 1440 Ocean Drive.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Make the most of your time by seeing the highlights on this art deco tour
  • Hear the inside scoop on life in South Beach from a local expert
  • Visit popular TV and movie filming locations
What to expect
Meet your guide in central South Beach at the appointed time to begin your walking tour. Tour routes vary, but stops always include the Versace mansion, Carlyle Hotel, Tudor Hotel, 11th Street Diner, and Wolfsonian. As you walk, your guide shares stories and insider information about the history of the neighborhood and points out which of these famous building appeared in TV shows and movies. The tour ends at 1440 Ocean Drive.
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Call the number below and use the product code: 51540P2
Important information
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Professional guide
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • Essex House Hotel, 1001 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139, USA You will meet your tour guide at the lobby of the Essex House Hotel at 1001 Collins Avenue, Miami, Beach FL 33139 Tour guide, James normally wears all black and wears either a fedora hat or baseball cap.
  • 1450 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139, USA Tour may end near Senor Frogs.
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 travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 travellers
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Professional guide
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
Departure details
  • Essex House Hotel, 1001 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139, USA You will meet your tour guide at the lobby of the Essex House Hotel at 1001 Collins Avenue, Miami, Beach FL 33139 Tour guide, James normally wears all black and wears either a fedora hat or baseball cap.
  • 1450 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139, USA Tour may end near Senor Frogs.
Duration
2h
Return details
  • 1450 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139, USA Tour may end near Senor Frogs.
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 travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Essex House Hotel
    1001 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139, USA
    You will meet your tour guide at the lobby of the Essex House Hotel at 1001 Collins Avenue, Miami, Beach FL 33139 Tour guide, James normally wears all black and wears either a fedora hat or baseball cap.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Art Deco Historic District
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    South Beach
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    1450 Collins Ave
    1450 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139, USA
    Tour may end near Senor Frogs.
    See address & details
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Cindy R
10 contributions
We had a wonderful, entertaining tour with Jim. Very informative and insightful, not to mention eye-popping with all the gorgeous architectural facades and design elements. The Miami Beach Art Deco District is not to be missed, and for the best option to tour it, I highly recommend booking with Jim and Art Deco Tours. His insight and historical detail will add to your visual perspective. An absolutely wonderful experience!
Written 7 November 2021
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Patricia S
5 contributions
Christine did a wonderful tour. She has a great personality and her knowledge combined with her positive attitude kept her audience interested. The quiz she did at the end of the tour kept us on our toes to remember all the things she told us about Art Deco. A fun ending to a super tour! Christine is a great asset for your company ……. make sure she remains with you!
Written 21 February 2022
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OldManBinky
Port Saint Lucie, FL170 contributions
We were in a small group which is great. Our guide was very informed on the Art Deco style and pointed out various styles prevalent in the area. We also enjoyed going into the lobbies of various buildings where secret messages were imprinted on the floors ( not giving it away). We will do future tours when we come back.
Written 9 January 2022
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Anthony T
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States8 contributions
Oct 2021
I arrived in Miami on Monday, October 11th to study and photograph the Art Deco Historic District for the next thee days. I wished to take a walking tour to orient myself and get helpful tips but I discovered that Art Deco Tours does not offer tours on Tuesday or Wednesday but they offered me a Private tour at about twice the normal price, which I accepted and paid for. While getting ready the next morning to meet the tour guide at the designated spot, I checked my phone and discovered that my tour had been cancelled late the night before - at 11:34 PM! 'Michelle' then wrote that "Rest assured that you will be promptly refunded". When checking my credit card statement 3 weeks later I discovered that they had added insult to injury: my money had never been refunded! So I left a voicemail and an email for them on Nov. 1st demanding a prompt refund. No response. I had to contact my bank so the charge would be reversed. As of Nov. 7th, I never have received a response from Art Deco Tours. So I would advise great caution to anyone seeking a tour from this business.
Written 7 November 2021
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Will R
Kaiserslautern, Germany13 contributions
Mar 2021 • Couples
James was a wealth of knowledge on the Art Deco stylings of Miami Beach. He gave a brief history then we were on our way to see the beautiful artistry and design of the landscape. James makes the tour fun by giving both history and person anecdotes that bring the buildings to life. His knowledge of the foundations and purpose of the designs is second to none. I would recommend this tour to anyone who is remotely interested in learning more about Miami Beach and it’s history.
Written 20 March 2021
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Stefanie B
2 contributions
First off, the communication was great! We knew exactly where to meet and received a description of our guide, James. He started with a short discussion about the history of Miami Beach and Art Deco itself, which was all very interesting. Then we started walking, and walking, and walking. It was my first walking tour ever and I’m happy I wore my running shoes and brought half a liter of water. The temp was around 84, but the sun was brutal by the end of the tour around noon. James was an excellent guide and very knowledgeable about the area. He even recommended other places to see since we obviously couldn’t tour every single Art Deco building in just two hours. He had us stand in the shade as much as possible to help combat the sun. It was a great experience and I highly recommend it if you are even remotely interested in architecture.
Written 8 May 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Global68666
3 contributions
Dec 2020
I took the Art Deco Walking Tour on Dec. 5, because I wanted to give one of my friends, who is a snowbird, a wonderful South Beach experience. I live on South Beach, and I also know its history, so I know that when I book a tour led by James Cubby that they will get not only a historically accurate tour of our area and our wonderful art deco buildings, but also that they will be entertained and engaged throughout the experience. James is a wonderful storyteller, and he knows how to make everyone feel welcome and included. I have also taken his cocktail tour, and that is equally as wonderful as well. I do want to mention that, on this tour, we encountered a group that had toured with him the night before, and they all rushed up to greet him and assure us that we were in for a wonderful experience. You can't buy that kind of recommendation. So I have no hesitancy in recommending a tour with James Cubby for your next visit here!
Written 10 December 2020
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artdecotours-jessie
Hello Global Traveler. Thank you for the rave review about your Art Deco Walking tour with James Cubby. How wonderful that you've taken the Art Deco Cocktail before. Be sure to check out our LittleHavanaWalkingTour next time. Cheers!
Written 8 January 2021
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gstroner
Janesville, WI11 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
Highly recommend this Walking Art Deco tour if you are in South Beach Miami. The buildings are so beautiful and to beable to hear the stories about how this area came to be, the history of them , the people who lived here and had influence here was fascinating. Our guide Jania was entertaining, enthusiastic and highly informative. We thoroughly enjoyed it!
Written 26 January 2022
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Dan936
Cincinnati, Ohio6 contributions
Guide Julie Fornary did an outstanding tour explaining the early history of Miami Beach—its evolution as a holiday destination, its use of Art Deco, the style itself, and the exquisite use is both neon and terrazzo flooring. She did this with both competence and humor. As a retired art historian, sculpture instructor, and neon artist for over 50 years, I was most impressed with her technical understanding of materials and techniques. I highly recommend the tour, and especially Julie.
Written 16 January 2022
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Natalya R
2 contributions
Jan 2022
This tour far surpassed my expectations! James was knowledgeable and passionate about architecture and Miami history and culture. It was obvious that he is a scholar of these subjects and not merely a tour guide memorizing a script. I did not expect to go in so many hotel lobbies and I loved seeing the ways that the historical buildings had transformed into bars, restaurants, and other functions. The extensive context about Miami Beach history that he gave throughout the tour was far better than the average tour. Overall, James and the tour were fantastic.
Written 3 January 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Fun tour
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