Shared Ybor City Historic Walking Tour

10 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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Average 5.00 out of 5 stars based on 10 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor

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Max is Totally Awesome Tour Guide
Lynn S, Apr 2022 Verified
Max was charming, entertaining and extremely knowledgeable about Ybor City.
Shared Ybor City Historic Walking Tour
HPetersberg, Jan 2022 Verified
Max did a phantastic job. He excellently told the story around people, business, society and politics of 19th and 20th century. We got a clear picture of the evolution of Ybors Life and cigar Business. He is very knowledgable and understands very good to get guests interest. He is friendly and speaks a very good and clean english.
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Todd G, Jan 2022 Verified
My wife, 25 yr old daughter, her boyfriend, and I did this tour on Wed Dec 29th, 2021. Max was our tour guide. I had done a Segway tour several years ago, but this was much better. I like the walking better and Max was phenomenal. He is extremely knowledgeable and just an incredible storyteller. The history of Ybor and the stories are so interesting and he does them justice. I highly recommend this tour.
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A8742MVbrucew, Dec 2021 Verified
Great presentation & mindful of talking in the shade & loud enough. The guide really knew history & explained it well.
Shared Ybor City Historic Walking Tour
V3737NZsteveh, Dec 2021 Verified
Nice tour of Ybor City with a well-informed guide, Steve. Steve's focus was primarily political/social and all the information he shared was quite interesting. I would like to try another tour which might focus on the role organized crime has played in the wild and wooly history of Ybor City. Large group size (15) made it a bit difficult to hear the guide at times even though Steve projects well. Group size also presents challenges for those who wish to socially distance from others.
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ShizG16, Dec 2021 Verified
I've been on many walking tours throughout the states. Weird that the best one that I've ever been on was right here in my hometown of Tampa.Max did a great job filling in the blanks for a lot of historical aspects of Tampa/Ybor that I never knew. From his extensive knowledge of the cigar industry trade, to the city's pivotal role in sparking the Cuban Revolution, even down to the intricacies of our proud Cuban Sandwich and how its ingredients symbolizes the cultural melting pot that still very much exists in our town today.An obvious history buff and infectiously charismatic, I have no doubt most people would enjoy this tour, whether you're visiting our city or you're a homegrown native like me.
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Voyager33602793435, Dec 2021 Verified
Highly recommended. Max was funny and informative. My daughters were attentive the whole time. We visited the area before after dinner at the Columbia. Thie tour gave us a trip back in history.
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robbZ4632RD, Dec 2021 Verified
Max was just a pleasure. His enthusiasm for the area is infectious. And you learn a ton. I guess I have to say more to post this review, so I’ll say Max rocks and Trip Advisor can pound sand.
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Snappysun, Dec 2021 Verified
Tour guide Max clearly loves Ybor City and the history of Florida. He’s a gifted storyteller who brings life to the events that made Tampa and Florida what they are today. He has to have great panache to compete with chickens, roosters, and chicks for our attention. We especially enjoyed hearing about the strategies and schemes used to get people to settle and work in this former swampland. The casitas are neat and an interesting contrast to the grandeur of the social clubs. Great stories about Vicente Ybor as well as Flagler and Plant.Max is also very patient with wandering participants and looks forward to answering all questions. Be sure to ask him for recommendations on local restaurants. And if you’re lucky, you might get a chance to spot a ghost. I’m taking all my out-of-town visitors to the tour. It’s sure to give them a deeper appreciation of both Florida and America’s history.
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KGHur, Dec 2021 Verified
We've been to Ybor many times and we thought we knew it well but this tour taught us so much more about this beautiful city! Our tour guide Max was fantastic! Very knowledgeable, enthusiastic and entertaining. The whole family loved it including the younger kids, they kept telling me thank you for taking them. My older kids are already planning to bring their friends when they come visit Tampa!

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