90-Minute Guided Walking Tour for One, Two, or Four from Ybor City Historic Walking Tours (Up to 65% Off)

Statue of Vicente Martinez Ybor

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Charismatic guide escorts fellow pedestrians on 90-minute strolls through Ybor City, stopping at historic sites to share anecdotes

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Walking tours explore intriguing surroundings at a leisurely pace, much like a photography class held in a thick bog of quicksand. Let it all sink in with this Groupon.

Choose from Three Options

  • $7 for a historical walking tour for one (a $15 value)
  • $12 for a historical walking tour for two (a $30 value)
  • $21 for a historical walking tour for four (a $60 value)

The 90-minute foot-powered exploration of Ybor City begins as tour takers rendezvous with their guide at the 7th Avenue statue of Vicente Martinez-Ybor. Once assembled, the small group proceeds through the notable streets as guide Lonnie Herman reveals the colorful stories behind the diverse Ybor neighborhoods that were once only swampland. Historical information includes the account of how the city's founders established a Cuban-owned locality on U.S. soil, the rise and dominance of local mafia figures, and the finer points of a Cuban game known as bolita. For information on the tour scheduling and other questions, view the FAQ here.

The tour costs $5 for children aged 6–12 and is free for children 5 and younger.

Ybor City Historic Walking Tours

Tampa resident and history lover Lonnie Herman’s longtime fascination with history has evolved into a broad expertise about the area's vibrant streets where newspapers are printed in three languages. The personable former executive also has the gift of being an evocative storyteller. This convergence of interest and talents resulted in Lonnie's company, Ybor City Historic Walking Tours. The guides' upbeat narration carry small groups down vibrant 7th Avenue with detailed anecdotes that reveal the complex past behind Ybor City's cigar factories, Columbia Restaurant, and the story of the eponymous Vicente Martinez-Ybor, who founded the city as a place to store his statues of himself.

Customer Reviews

Very interesting and enjoyable walking tour. Great way to learn about Ybor City!
Gina P. · January 10, 2017
Our tour leader and principal was knowledgeable, courteous, professional and a delight. He answered questions with details only a person who have delved into the locale's history (and who talked to descendants) would know. While my wife and I had been in parts of the area previous to the tour, we experienced areas we did not know, and the guide's nuances, story-telling, and insights enabled us to appreciate Ybor City even more especially sine my mother grew up there, and my grandfather was a cigar maker, and probably worked in one of the many factories that dotted the neighborhood. We highly recommend this tour and its merchant. I doubt if anyone would be disappointed. We also liked that the tour ended at the area's chamber/historical center.
William E. · November 2, 2016
Had an excellent time, guide was knowledgeable and friendly.
Sandi T. · November 2, 2016
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    Statue of Vicente Martinez Ybor

    1600 East 8th Avenue

    Tampa, FL 33605


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