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Ybor City Historic Walking Tours

Centro Ybor, 7th Avenue entrance, Tampa, FL 33629
+1 813-505-6779
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Terrific way to spend 2 hours in Ybor City

If you are at all interested in local history, this easy 2-hour walking tour is a great way to... read more

Reviewed 14 November 2016
Brian T
Tampa, Florida
Lonnie is GREAT!

Made arrangements with Lonnie long distance from Hawaii. Lonnie was extremely patient and... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2016
Honolulu, Hawaii
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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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Centro Ybor, 7th Avenue entrance, Tampa, FL 33629
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+1 813-505-6779

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Reviewed 14 November 2016

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...More

2  Thank Brian T
Reviewed 4 November 2016

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...More

Thank valeries7711
Reviewed 28 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.

Thank Anne7284
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...More

Thank Sally U
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.

Thank Kathleen K
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...More

Thank Adam W
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...More

1  Thank gkaufmann_com
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

Thank wallythomas
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

To be honest, I had low expectations, as I have no interest in cigars, and dreaded two hours walking in the heat. My boyfriend wanted to go, so I bought a Living Social discount voucher for his birthday. Max, the tour guide, called before the...More

1  Thank PLUMBO
Reviewed 25 September 2016

The trip was excellent the tour guides are very friendly and extremely knowledgeable of the area and its history. These guides have a lot of ties to the local community and can show you places the public normally can't access which is pretty cool. Overall...More

Thank Kevin W
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Barry G
4 May 2017|
Response from mcgregpub | Property representative |
Advance Reservations are required. The tour meets daily at 11 am except for Sunday at noon. Full info by calling 813-966-9966.
28 December 2016|
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Response from Ann K | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is a great guide.
19 January 2016|
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Response from Christina W | Reviewed this property |
I would say a walker would be hard as it does cover a lot of territory up and down curbs and stairs to a few locations. Although unfortunate for you, one of the historic notes about Ybor is that the curbs are made of... More