The Highlights of the Art Deco District and Little Havana
Little Havana: You will see the "Freedom Tower", the "Ellis Island" for arriving Cubans, and then pass by Marlins Stadium. Arriving in Little Havana, hear the story of the events surrounding the Cuban Missile Crisis, and how the Cuban community has thrived in the midst of their isolation. Visit Cuban Memorial Boulevard, and the Walk of Fame on "Calle Ocho", in the heart of the city. Visit "Domino Park", the "Ball & Chain" nightclub, the "Tower Theater", and the colorful murals inside and outside this area.
Art Deco District: See how one person transformed the beach into an investment opportunity, which led to the fastest growing city in the world. Hear about a fishing trip that started the hotel industry, and the architecture that defines the "Art Deco" District. Hear about the efforts to save it. and learn why the District faces an uncertain future.
The tour starting point depends on your pick-up location, so the sights may change in sequence. You will see downtown Miami, arriving in Little Havana. Enjoy a walking tour, and then drive through the neighborhood, hearing about the Cuban culture here. Next, we will cross Biscayne Bay to Miami Beach. We will tour the amazing architecture of Ocean Drive and Collins Avenue. Several key sights are included there, including the story of Gianni Versace, Gloria Estafan Conga Party, classic cars, and famous properties.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: This tour starts at the Port of Miami. It may also start at any cruise port, airport, hotel or street address in Miami/Dade or Broward Counties. Please include your pick-up location.
End location: You may end your tour at any cruise port, airport, hotel or street address in Miami/Dade or Broward Counties. Please include your drop-off location. (It does not need to be the same as your pick-up location).
Duration: 5 hours
This tour may be customized from as little as 4 hours to as long as 8 hours. Please send a message to the guide with your preferences. (Price may change, based on tour length.)
Private car or commercial vehicle, depending on the number of guests and local restrictions regarding cruise port or airport access.
Your transportation is included, by private car or commercial vehicle, depending on your group size, and whether or not you are arriving or departing from a cruise port or airport.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
30 USD - Allow 30 USD for food and drink expenses, as no food or drink is included in the tour.
Food and drink, shopping items, and personal purchases are not included.
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I don't like tours and my brother bought this tour for me which we did Miami and Little Havana. I highly highly recommend this for anyone who is planning on visiting Miami. Steven our guide was exceptional better then expected. What I loved about this tour is that it wasn't just about seeing all the tourist places of Miami but seeing all the parts that have made Miami what it is today. A true ToursByLocals about the locals. I would will do it again when visiting Miami