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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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We went on the historic food tour and want especially thank Raymond the tourguide again for his... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Gent, Belgium
A great way to tour Ybor City

We purchased the history and food tour via Groupon Best purchase for out of town visitors and us... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Rich D
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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
Historic Ybor
+1 813-505-6779

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We went on the historic food tour and want especially thank Raymond the tourguide again for his efforts. You can tell this man loves his job and is a very authentic person. After the tour we had a great chat which really touched us. About...More

Thank fravial
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We purchased the history and food tour via Groupon Best purchase for out of town visitors and us! Raymond was our guide and he was great! He show his love of Ybor City by sharing its rich history and culture Wonderful stories and great food...More

Thank Rich D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ybor city is actually a section of the city of Tampa. Settled by Vincente Martinez-Ybor,who build the city from a swamp to a maga cigar production industry. Lonnie Hermann guided us through the history of the ethnic development of the city and the impact of...More

Thank johnrut17
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pat is knowledgeable about Ybor City. This is an excellent tour. What a wonderful history lesson on people living together without prejudices. Cubans, Germans, Italians all respecting each other’s beliefs and life styles for a better life through hard work & respect. Why is this...More

1  Thank JudymD
Reviewed 29 August 2017

My Uncle came to visit me from Portugal and I decided to show him the historic town of Ybor City. We were lucky we came in August (much hotter) but a private tour of the historic town of Ybor City. We walked and Lonnie painted...More

Thank Briana L
Reviewed 27 August 2017

I knew of course I'd learn some interesting information about Ybor City's history, but I didn't know it would be told in such a captivating way. Lonnie knows his stuff, and tailored the tour to our group, encouraging questions, and pacing it well for us....More

Thank John F
Reviewed 16 July 2017

At first, I was not excited about the tour. Walking in the Florida heat was not my idea of a good time. However, once we got started my attention was captured and the heat was no longer my focus. Our tour guide Mr. Lonnie Herman...More

Thank kaec87
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

My wife set this tour up for me and my 12 & 15 year old kids for Father's Day afternoon. Mr Lonnie Herman provided a story-like tour that kept us very entertained even though we've lived in the Tampa area since '04. Despite Ybor's usual...More

Thank WarmWeatherPlease013
Reviewed 31 May 2017

I have been on a lot of walking tours in my life. What Lonnie Herman does is totally unique and unforgettable. To begin with, don't fear doing this in the Summer. I was with my wife and it was 95 degrees. We survived quite well....More

Thank pablocollier
Reviewed 17 May 2017

To be honest at first I didn't think much about doing this but my wife said it looks interesting and fun. WOW i am so glad I went as not only do you learn, but our guide was so entertaining and fun to be with....More

1  Thank Skynyrdnation
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Barry G
3 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

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