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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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Walking tour

Booked this tour 2 days in advance, and you never know how it will work out. Lennie took us on a... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Joan F
via mobile
A Remarkable Slice of American History

A city built entirely from scratch by a Spanish immigrant to Cuba who decided at the last minute to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kay W
Columbia, Maryland
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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 4 days ago via mobile

Booked this tour 2 days in advance, and you never know how it will work out. Lennie took us on a casual tour of this historic area of Tampa. He spook in a clear voice that my husband understood with heading aides, we took our...More

Thank Joan F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A city built entirely from scratch by a Spanish immigrant to Cuba who decided at the last minute to move his thriving cigar business to the outskirts of Tampa? Mr. Ybor's dream included building thousands of small cottages, sold to his workers interest-free for $700...More

Thank Kay W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lonnie, is extremely knowledgeable about his History of Ybor City. I was part of a group of 8 people. We all enjoyed the tour and learned so much. Lonnie has excellent delivery and presentation skills. He made each of us feel important and answered all...More

Thank Pat M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lonnie was an awesome tour guide. Answered questions but yet kept us in suspense when needed. We knew nothing of Ybor City and felt we came away very educated. Beautiful day, not too hot not too cool. Length of tour was perfect. We were able...More

Thank Gail A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yesterday, I went to Ybor City for the first time. There are lots of restaurants and bars, a few cigar stores and tattoo parlors but very few historic buildings because most of them have been torn down. It is pretty hard to get any historical...More

Thank KarenfromChicago
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took the Ybor City Historic Walking Tour with Lonnie Herman and it was the best tour I've ever taken. Lonnie not only knows the history of Ybor City, but tells it in such an interesting way, weaving rich stories together! You will not be...More

Thank ckwagner
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Last weekend we joined Max Herman for a historic walking tour of Ybor City. This tour was recommended by one of our neighbors and we are glad we had the opportunity to take the tour. Max is very knowledgeable about the history of the area...More

Thank rlclegg8116
Reviewed 14 January 2018

Max Herman is the son of the man who started this business and who now runs it. Max has a solid grasp of the history of Ybor City and presents it in an interesting and enjoyable way. You learn how this part of Tampa started...More

Thank AmosRedux
Reviewed 12 January 2018

Lonnie Herman is very knowledgable about Ybor City and its history from its inception until today. He gives great historical background and make the tour very interesting. All in all a wonderful afternoon.

Thank CigarCity2017
Reviewed 10 January 2018

Very interesting tour of the City and its amazing history. You also get to walk on Cuba property. I normally not interested in city tours but this one was very interesting and worth the trip. Learned a lot about the city. Our guide Max was...More

Thank UconnHenry
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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