Walking-trolley tour of Riverwalk and Ybor City

Tour Number

Activity Level



City, Hiking and Walking, Local Experience, Museums / Culture


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 10



English (fluent), French (basic), German (basic), Italian (basic), Spanish (conversational)

Stroll the shores of the picturesque Hillsborough River while learning the history of this fair city. See the historic Henry Plant Hotel where Teddy Roosevelt trained his troops for the Spanish American War, pass by where Ton Jannus landed on his historic flight over Tampa Bay, enter the peaceful nave of the oldest cathedral in the area, and soak in the sun and flavor of Tampa. Take an old-time trolley to the Cuban town of Ybor City, erstwhile cigar capital of the world, passing by the cruise port, Florida aquarium, and an outdoor mall. In Ybor meander the brick streets where you will see preserved ethnic social centers, watch Cuban cigars being rolled, and revel in some old world flavor. Enter the iconic Columbia Restaurant famous since 1907 for its great Cuban food and mosaics, finally ending up back at the Embassy Suites.


Just a few of the places of interest you will see:

On the Riverwalk:
Convention Center
Henry Plant museum and Hotel
Tampa Theatre
Sacred Heart Cathedral

From the trolley:
Amalie stadium
Channel Side outdoor mall
Cruise ship port
Florida aquarium

In Ybor:
Cigar factory
Cuban, Spanish, and Italian social Clubs
Old "casitas"
Cigar rolling
Centro Ybor
Columbia Restaurant

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: To be arranged.

End location: Starting location or arranged end location.

Duration: 3 hours


This will be walking and riding public trolley. Wear suitable walking shoes, sunscreen, sunglasses, and hat.

What’s Included

Included in this tour is an experienced, multi-lingual guide native to the area with a lifelong knowledge of the area,

Estimated Local Cash Needed

5 USD - $5 for all day trolley ticket.

What’s Extra

Bring $5 cash for trolley and any other cash or credit cards needed for soveniers, food or beverage.

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