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Art Deco Historic District Tours

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Art Deco Historic District
Miami Beach’s Art Deco Historic District is a colorful, vibrant section of the trendy South Beach neighborhood. The area includes about 900 unique buildings—from nautical-themed hotels to pastel-colored mansions—and was the first 20th-century neighborhood to be recognized by the National Register of Historic Places.
 
The Basics
Building elements in the district include sleek curves, glass blocks, terrazzo floors, pastel exteriors, and porthole windows and railings that are reminiscent of the ocean liners that docked in the area during that time. Ocean Drive is one of the best-known streets in the area, home to many Mediterranean Revival-style houses. Notable buildings include Casa Casaurina, a 1930s Spanish-style mansion that was once the home of Gianni Versace, and the 1937 Park Central Hotel, where Hollywood legends like Clark Gable and Rita Hayworth were noted regulars. 
 
A walking tour is the most popular way to explore the area around Collins Avenue and Lincoln Road. Some Miami tours, by vehicle or Segway, include art deco–themed walking tours in the Miami Beach Historic District. Group tours available through the Art Deco Welcome Center include themes like gay and lesbian life, Jewish heritage, Miami scandals, and self-guided audio tours; they offer private tours as well.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Art Deco Historic District is a must for architecture aficionados.
  • Restrooms and other amenities are available at the Art Deco Welcome Center, but once you start on a walking tour, there are few public facilities along the way.
  • The welcome center houses an art deco museum and gift shop. 
  • Those with special mobility needs should contact the Art Deco Welcome Center 72 hours in advance of any tour to seek assistance.
 
How to Get There
The Art Deco Welcome Center, home to the Miami Design Preservation League, is at Ocean Drive and 10th Street, and is a good starting place to pick up brochures and books. The neighborhood stretches to the Atlantic Ocean in the east, Sixth Street to the south, Alton Road to the west, and Dade Boulevard to the north. 
 
When to Get There
The Art Deco Welcome Center is open from 9am to 5pm every day, and different tours run throughout the day. In the summer heat, it’s advisable to book a walking tour in the morning or late afternoon to avoid the midday sun—and the crowds. You may want to avoid Miami’s rainy season, June to September.
 
Art Deco Weekend
The historic district hosts the popular Art Deco Weekend every year, during which Ocean Drive is closed to traffic and vendors showcase vintage and handmade paintings, photography, jewelry, sculptures, posters, and more. There are classic cars, food vendors, and street entertainment, all set against the famous art deco backdrop. 

Address: Ocean Avenue, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
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Miami South Beach Art Deco Walking Tour

Miami South Beach Art Deco Walking Tour

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See the gorgeous Art Deco architecture in South Beach on a guided walking tour that explores landmark buildings and out-of-the-way gems. You’ll learn the history of South Beach as you walk through the ocean-side neighborhood, with fascinating stories about mob life, Hollywood glamour, and modern design, and you'll hear about the area's outrageous characters and scandals. Since this tour begins and ends in the heart of South Beach, it’s a great way to get oriented in one of Miami’s most vibrant neighborhoods, with a local guide to lead the way.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.67
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$35.67

Miami Beach Art Deco Tour with Cocktails

Miami Beach Art Deco Tour with Cocktails

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Experience Miami’s Art Deco District through its cocktail scene on this glamorous tour that hits four of the neighborhood’s outstanding hotels. Sip signature cocktails as you learn about the people and events that shaped the district’s culture including hurricanes, the mafia, noveau riche entrepreneurs, and even the television show Miami Vice. As you walk to each venue, your local guide shares stories and insights. Cocktails, fees, and bartender gratuities are included—just bring yourself and some sensible walking shoes.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.00
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$65.00

Miami Combo Tour: City Sightseeing, Biscayne Bay Cruise and Everglades Airboat Ride

Miami Combo Tour: City Sightseeing, Biscayne Bay Cruise and Everglades Airboat Ride

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Escape to the wilderness of the Florida Everglades and see Miami by bus and boat on this guided, full-day, city sightseeing adventure. This exciting full-day combo package includes a coach tour around downtown Miami and beyond, plus a cruise on the crystal clear waters of Biscayne Bay. See the sun-splashed Miami skyline, Miami Beach and much more. Then enjoy a narrated airboat ride through the unique ecosystem of the Florida Everglades. Take in the scenery and look for Florida’s abundant wildlife, especially alligators.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$67.99
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$67.99
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South Beach Cultural Food and Walking Tour

South Beach Cultural Food and Walking Tour

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Eat your way through the Latin flavors of South Beach on this food‐filled walking tour. Accompany your guide on a sensory journey to 5‐star restaurants and foodie hideaways. The tour serves the following cuisines: Peruvian, Italian, Colombian, Mediterranean, Cuban, and Spanish. Along the way, learn about the commingling of Latin American cultures that define Miami’s culture, neighborhoods, and culinary history.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$58.99
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$58.99
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A Taste of South Beach Food Tour

A Taste of South Beach Food Tour

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Experience the vibrant culture and diverse cuisine of the bustling South Beach neighborhood of Miami on this guided small-group food tour. Led by an enthusiastic and knowledgeable local foodie guide, sample American, Cuban, French, Haitian, Italian, Mediterranean and Peruvian dishes at some of the most popular restaurants in South Beach. Learn about the history, culture and architecture of the trendy, quirky Art Deco District and find out why it’s one of the most popular hot spots in the world. Food tastings and beverages included.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$62.49
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$62.49
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The Original Miami Beach Classic Convertible Private Tour

The Original Miami Beach Classic Convertible Private Tour

Cruise in an Art Deco-like vintage convertible to discover Miami Beach. Visit Miami Beach, the Art Deco neighborhood in Miami and all its top attractions and landmarks with this remarkably original, and affordable tour. We really cruise through town to give you time to take in the views and take pictures, so tour time is necessary to show you the town properly. If you need stops or hotel pickup/drop off, please contact us after you have booked your tour.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$124.30
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$124.30
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Miami Super Saver: Everglades Airboat Adventure and Miami City Tour

Miami Super Saver: Everglades Airboat Adventure and Miami City Tour

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Witness the many wild sides of Miami with a combined Florida Everglades and city sightseeing tour. Travel by airboat deep into the wild Everglades with a naturalist guide. Spot local critters in their native habitat, then head back to land for a live alligator show. Finish back in Miami with a guided tour of vibrant neighborhoods like Coconut Grove, Coral Gables and the Art Deco District. Save money and have fun — the perfect combo! * Please note: The itinerary described above may switch, where the travelers will take the city tour first and then see the everglades.
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  • 8 hours
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$70.32
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$70.32
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Small Group City Tour of Miami

Small Group City Tour of Miami

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Discover the best Miami has to offer on this 3-hour mini bus tour of one of Florida's most compelling cities. Your guide will teach you about the Miami’s well-known music and art scenes while taking you to iconic neighborhoods such as Coconut Grove, Coral Gables and Little Havana. Along the way, enjoy amazing views of the city’s skyline and its revered art-deco style architecture.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$39.75
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$39.75
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South Beach Bicycle Rental

South Beach Bicycle Rental

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Pedal past glamorous mansions, picture-perfect sandy beaches and vibrant neighborhoods with a bicycle rental in Miami’s iconic South Beach. Forget about traffic jams, parking and cab fares, and enjoy the city the easy, breezy way. Get insider tips on the best places to ride, from the historic landmarks in the Art Deco District to Miami-cool bars and restaurants. Enjoy the flexibility to explore at your own pace, with plenty of time to stop for drinks, visit downtown attractions or simply soak up the sunshine.
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  • 1 hour to 60 days
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$16.05
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$16.05
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Miami City Highlights Tour with Hotel Pickup

Miami City Highlights Tour with Hotel Pickup

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Spend four-hours touring Miami's hotspots and highlights on this incredible city tour. You'll follow a friendly local guide to the Art Deco Dristrict, Biscanye Bay and Brickell Avenue. You'll pass by the stunning homes of Coconut Grove, where Miami's elite take up residence. This tour includes a stop at Little Havana, where you'll see the Cuban influences and Latin flavor that have influenced Miami culture. Your whirlwind experience hits all the highlights in minimum time and is ideal for first-time visitors. Convenient round-trip hotel transport from South Beach is also included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$59.79
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South Beach Art Deco Miami Food Walking Tour

South Beach Art Deco Miami Food Walking Tour

Our meeting point will be at 841 Washington Ave. We will show you the beautiful architecture and tell you about the history of this great and unique oldest and largest neighborhood in the United States, while on our walking tour we will visit restaurants of the area with its exclusive flavor of International and Latin cuisine, Publick Garage located between Washington Ave. and Collins Ave. on 7 th Street Or between Collins and Osean Drive on 13 th Street. Duration 2:1/2 Hours. Distance Half Mille
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$59.00
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$59.00

The Original Ocean Drive Classic Convertible Private Tour

The Original Ocean Drive Classic Convertible Private Tour

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Cruise in an Art Deco-like vintage convertible to discover Miami Beach. Visit Miami Beach, the Art Deco neighborhood in Miami and all its top attractions and landmarks with this remarkably original, and affordable tour. We really cruise through town to give you time to take in the views and take pictures, so tour time is necessary to show you the town properly. If you need stops or hotel pickup/drop off, please contact us after you have booked your tour.
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  • 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$78.88
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$78.88
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Private Segway Tour in South Beach

Private Segway Tour in South Beach

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We are currently OPEN for 1 private (you/family) tour per day… (I’ll be in mask/shield)— Times determined by the City of Miami Beach. All our tours are private, so it would just be you and your party + a guide (moi). I've spent a dozen years as a Lifeguard on a number of Miami's beaches and know much of what it used to be like... and how it's been transformed. I've been doing these Segway Tours since 2007 and have been awarded TripAdvisor's Certificate of Excellence every year since I've been in business i.e. every year since 2007. And SEGWAYSOUTHBEACH was the very first .COM touring company to get approval from the City of Miami Beach to begin operations on the beach. On South Beach we go 7 miles and it usually takes about an hour and a half. After you book ANY day / time (you can always cancel before that day without any fee), we'll be able to communicate directly with you... to change, update, clarify anything.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$99.00
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$99.00

Private Tour to Miami Beach and Little Havana with Classic Convertible

Private Tour to Miami Beach and Little Havana with Classic Convertible

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Cruise in an Art Deco-like vintage convertible to discover Miami Beach and South Beach as well as the Cuban neighborhood of Little Havana. Visit Miami Beach and all its top attractions and landmarks with this remarkably original, and affordable tour. We really cruise through town to give you time to take in the views and take pictures, so tour time is necessary to show you the town properly. If you need stops or hotel pickup/drop off, please contact us after you have booked your tour.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$196.27
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$196.27
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Best of Miami Boat & Bus Tour

Best of Miami Boat & Bus Tour

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Discover the best of Miami and its most popular neighborhoods on this guided, 4-hour bus tour around the city. Admire the sun-splashed skyline of downtown Miami, stop at the Bayside Marketplace and visit the popular and glamorous South Beach neighborhood and famous Art Deco District. Enjoy the vibrant, Cuban atmosphere of Little Havana. Drive through Coconut Grove, the oldest continuously inhabited neighborhood of Miami. Learn about Miami’s history and culture from the local driver/guide and make several stops along the way for photos. Miami Beach hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.00
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$45.00
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Miami Segway Tour

Miami Segway Tour

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Experience Miami like never before on this educational and entertaining small-group Segway tour. Choose from the popular and glamorous South Beach neighborhood and famous Art Deco District, complete with Miami’s sun-splashed skyline, or visit the Biscayne Bay and Miami River waterfront region to witness the high-rise condos, yachts, cruise ships and much more. Guided Segway training and a helmet are included. Dress in weather-appropriate clothes with flat, closed-toed shoes.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$59.00
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$59.00

Star Island Segway Tour

Star Island Segway Tour

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Discover the glittery highlights of South Beach on a fun and informative Segway tour! On the self-balancing device, you’ll follow an expert guide through streets lined with vibrant Art Deco buildings, along Lincoln Road and Ocean Drive, and past famous residences on Star Island. Along the way, take pictures, stop at favorite sites like the Versace Mansion, and hear colorful commentary about the Magic City.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$73.83
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$73.83

Adventure tours of South Beach, Wynwood Arts District and Little Havana

Adventure tours of South Beach, Wynwood Arts District and Little Havana

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A 4 hour VIP experience which includes the districts of Wynwood, Design District, Art Deco, Downtown, Brickell, Coconut Grove, Coral Gables, and Little Havana. It will include two stops at Wynwood Walls and Little Havana, and a local taste of the gastronomy of Cuba which makes Miami one of its kind. The Mercedes Benz Executive Sprinter is equipped with an LCD Display which offers a slide presentation of black and white pictures of Miami and its history. Amenities includes: Fiji water, Cuban coffee, and an appetizer.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$650.00
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$650.00
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Private Exclusive Classic Car Tour Miami Beach & Wynwood 2-Hour

Private Exclusive Classic Car Tour Miami Beach & Wynwood 2-Hour

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Touring Miami’s classic neighborhoods like the Art Deco Historic District and South Beach is even more fun in antique convertible. Cruise through the city movie-star style with a chauffeur behind the wheel of your private vehicle. As you admire views with the top-down, your guide shares stories and insight into Miami’s enclaves.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$274.12
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$274.12
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South Beach Segway Tour

South Beach Segway Tour

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See more of glorious South Beach on a fun Segway tour. On the self-balancing device, accompany your guide along Ocean Drive and Collins Avenue, enjoying lively scenes of beach life, art deco architecture, tropical flora, and local attractions such as Villa Casa Casuarina, former home of Gianni Versace. As you wheel along, hear fascinating facts and stories about the famous multicultural hotspot.
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  • 1 hour 45 minutes
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$84.53
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South Beach Sunset Segway Tour

South Beach Sunset Segway Tour

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Cruise through South Beach in Miami at sunset with this Segway tour. Watch the sun setting behind the downtown Miami skyline as you zip along popular South Beach streets including Ocean Drive and Española Way. Follow a local guide and learn about Miami’s culture, nightlife, beaches, and unique architecture.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$73.83
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Miami Beach Bike Tour

Miami Beach Bike Tour

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With its flat layout and vibrant street life, Miami is a dream for bikers. Get a close-up look at the city’s attractions on this 2-hour bike tour, which includes commentary from your guide for a ride equally informative and fun.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$40.00
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$40.00
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Private Exclusive Classic Car Tour of Miami Beach - 1 hour

Private Exclusive Classic Car Tour of Miami Beach - 1 hour

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Cruise through South Beach in the back of a classic convertible with this antique car tour. Drive past scenic Miami landmarks including Art Deco buildings, the Gianni Versace mansion, and Ocean Drive. Leave the driving to your guide and take in the views of historic hotels, sandy beaches, and popular nightclubs. Free pick-up from anywhere in Miami Beach is included.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$172.22
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Venetian Islands Miami Segway Tour

Venetian Islands Miami Segway Tour

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Zoom around the tropical Venetian Islands on this 3-hour Segway tour in Miami. Cover much more ground than you could on foot, including the Art Deco District, Ocean Drive, Star Island, and Millionaire Row. Learn about the creation of the man-made chain of islands in Biscayne Bay and get the inside scoop on the culture, history, and architecture of the area from your guide. All equipment is provided; no Segway experience is necessary.
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  • 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$84.53
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