Shared Ybor City Historic Walking Tour

203 Reviews | Tampa, USA

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1 hour 45 minutes (Approx.)
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One of only three Historic Landmark Districts in the state of Florida, Ybor City's unique history will come alive as you stroll the neighborhood with a knowledgeable and entertaining guide.
This tour is consistently rated one of the top attractions in Tampa Bay.



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203 reviews

Average 4.91 out of 5 stars based on 203 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor

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AnnMargaret_M, Mar 2023 Verified
Great experience. Tour Guide Max was very knowledgeable and entertaining. We enjoyed learning about the origin of Ybor City. Particularly interesting to hear about the different immigrant groups who played a role in building the city. We had assumed it was settled entirely by Cubans. Fascinating history shared masterfully by Max.
Yolojeff55, Mar 2023 Verified
Max is a great tour guide. He did an awesome job walking us through the Ybor Historic neighborhood. He is an awesome storyteller and makes the tour fun and educational. I highly recommend him as a tour guide and would happily take any tour he leads.
JamesR_S, Mar 2023 Verified
History, but not dry facts and statistics. Vignettes presented at every stop that painted a clear picture of Ybor City's story over the years. People were presented as characters in an ongoing drama. Our guide presented each character not only in words but also used accents, gestures, and body language that made us feel we were hearing from them personally. His depth of knowledge and passion for all things Ybor City were evident which made for a wonderful experience. I recommend for the professional historian and all who love to hear a good story.
Penny_D, Mar 2023 Verified
Fantastic walking tour . Joe the Irish guy very entertaining . Factual good stops in shade and good interesting stops .
Margaret R, Mar 2023 Verified
Max was knowledgeable, engaging and forthcoming with his knowledge of and enthusiasm for his home town of Ybor City. Wonderful tour!!
James R, Mar 2023 Verified
We really enjoyed our walking tour with Max. He was extremely knowledgeable and very upbeat and definitely loved his job!
Katharyn_R, Mar 2023 Verified
We had heard the tour guide speaking when we parked in in a lot on a previous trip to Ybor city. When our daughter joined for a holiday we wanted to take the tour. When we arrived for our tour we discovered it was was the same gentleman. Joe said he lived in Ybor city for 32 years and was a history buff. We have been on a lot of Cool Destinations tours in Europe and never disappointed, but Joe was the best ever. Joe brought the whole area to life with information and in-site and his experience it was a wonderful experience and we would highly recommend the tour and if you are lucky you will get Joe.
Janice_M, Mar 2023 Verified
Great history and very entertaining! Learned a lot and it was very enjoyable! Joe was a great guide!
Julie_L, Mar 2023 Verified
Our guide Max was a terrific storyteller and really brought the sites we visited to life! he shared all the relevant historical facts of course but also wove in personal stories and what was going on in the world at the time that influenced what we were seeing.
Angie H, Mar 2023 Verified
As a Tampanian for 15 years, my only regret is not having done this tour sooner. My son and I found it very educational, entertaining and we now see Ybor city with different eyes. We truly enjoyed learning more about this great city. We highly recommend.

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