Explore the Cultural Differences in this International Community
This tour explores the cultures of Miami, collectively called the "Gateway of Central and South America".
This tour is for 1 or 2 guests. I can take up to 14 guests by customizing your tour. However, the vehicle depends on the number of guests in your group. If there are more than 2 guests, please email for a customized quote.
We will begin in Little Havana, the core of our Cuban residents. Then, to Coral Gables, to see George Merrick's "dream city". We'll continue to Coconut Grove, home of the Bahamian Shotgun houses. Next, a drive through Coco-Walk, to Miami City Hall. We will and see the Sacred Circle of the native Indians. We will then pass by the celebrity homes of Star Island, to the famous Art Deco District of South Beach. There will be time for lunch (not included). Learn about the five styles of "Art Deco" architecture, and then see the international cafes of Ocean Drive and the fashion boutiques of Collins Avenue. Find out what the future holds, and the next craze, called "Miami Modern"!
This tour departs from the Port of Miami. We will drive to Little Havana. Then, to the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables. We'll continue to Coconut Grove, and the Shotgun houses, made from salvaged shipwrecks. Next, a drive through Coco-Walk, to the Miami City Hall. This was the original PAN AM terminal facility. We with drive through financial district of downtown Miami, and see the Sacred Circle of the native Indian tribes. We will pass the Freedom Tower, and take the MacArthur Causeway past Star Island to the famous Art Deco District of South Beach.
There will be time for lunch (not included). Choose from fast food, trendy American, or try a famous Cuban restaraunt.
We will see the cafes of Ocean Drive, the shops of Collins Avenue, and the famous "Miami Ink" on Washington Avenue. Also, see the Jackie Gleason Theater, and the brand-new $620 million Miami Beach Convention Center, still under renovation.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will pick you up at the Port of Miami, just outside the terminal building where you disembark. You will get additional information with your booking confirmation.
End location: Please provide the drop-off location. We can drop you off at the Miami or Fort Lauderdale Airport, or any hotel, shopping mall, or private address in Broward or Miami-Dade Counties.
Duration: 7 hours
Traffic in Miami is usually very heavy, but this is taken into account already.
Your tour will be by private car, based on number of passengers and luggage requirements. For additional passengers, please contact me for a quote.
Bring your camera, extra film or batteries, your cell phone, and wear comfortable shoes for small walking bits during the tour, such as our 15-minute visit to the Biltmore Hotel.
Your transportation is provided by private car, driven by your professional guide. There are no entrance fees or other expenses, except for your lunch cost, which is not included.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
30 USD - Bring some money for drinks, snacks, sundries or souvenirs you may want to purchase along the way. Also, there will be time for lunch, so budget about 30 USD per person for your lunch, depending on what venue and menu choices you make.
Please bring money for any drinks, snacks, sundries, or shopping you may wish to do, as we go along.
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We booked a full day tour with Steve in order to learn more about Miami and the history. Steve shared his extensive knowledge and many years of experience in Miami. Steve was able to help us meet our goals of learning about the communities, cultures, and histories of the people of Miami. Steve was patient and accommodating and open to questions and customizations. It was enjoyable to learn and see more about Miami without having to pay attention to traffic.