A 5-hour tour of Tampa's top attractions
Enjoy a privately-guided exploration of Tampa's top attractions with this 5-hour tour. Travelers will have the opportunity to experience highlights of both the city's modern downtown core and historic Ybor City neighborhood.
We'll begin at Curtis Hixon Park, Tampa's communal gathering space, and stroll part of the River Walk. This wide ribbon of pavement hugs the city's beautiful downtown waterfront and connects many top attractions and iconic sights, from the Florida Aquarium to the exotic minarets of the former Tampa Hotel.
From downtown Tampa we will travel via streetcar to Ybor City, a designated U. S. National Historic Landmark District. Founded in the 1880s by cigar manufacturer Don Vincente de Ybor, Ybor City quickly became known as the "Cigar Capital of the World. " We'll take some time to discover this charming neighborhood and its cobblestone streets, historic architecture, and vibrant café culture. Stops of interest will include mutual aid societies and former cigar factories.
This is primarily a walking with the option of adding water taxi, shuttle, or bicycle transportation if requested. Stops of interest will include:
Curtis Hixon Park
Tampa Museum of Art
Tampa River Walk
University of Tampa/H. B. Plant Museum (Admission Optional)
Tampa Convention Center
Cotanchobee-Ft. Brooke Park
Tampa Bay History Center
Streetcar ride to Ybor City
Ybor City State Museum (Admission Optional)
The Cuban Club
El Pasaje, Cherokee Club
Jose Marti Park
We will take a break during the tour for light refreshments at a landmark cafe or pub to sample the unique local fare and engage in some serious people watching.
During the hot summer months itinerary adjustments may be needed to accommodate mid-day heat and heavy afternoon downpours.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 5 hours
A number of factors may affect tour duration including customization of the itinerary, inclement weather, and seasonal heat.
While this is primarily a walking tour, additional transportation options can be incorporated including bicycle, water taxi, downtown shuttle.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
25 USD - This cost would cover a light meal and beverage. Depending on the optional activities chosen this cost could increase to cover transportation, museum admission, and additional food and beverage stops.
During the summer months, tours may need to be rescheduled to avoid the mid-day heat.
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She is awesome, all of our group were very impressed with her knowledge of the Tampa area and history. She made the day very enjoyable and easy for us. I would highly recommend Skye, and the others in our group would too. In fact I have already suggested her to several travelers I know.