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Little Havana Cultural Walking and Food Tour provided by Art Deco Tours

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Little Havana Cultural Walking and Food Tour

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Overview
Miami’s Little Havana is a vibrant neighborhood full of rich history, rhythms, flavor, and culture. With this tour, explore the highlights of the area by foot with a local guide showing you the highlights. Get the insider view of the neighborhood as you stroll through a local farmers market, see expert cigar rollers at work, sip on Cuban coffee, and enjoy a lunch of classic Cuban cuisine.
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You'll start at
1305 SW 8th St
1305 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33135, USADeparture Point: Bay of Pigs Monument not to be confused with Bay of Pigs Memorial Park in another part of town. Address: The monument does not have an address. Use the address of the supermarket directly across the street El Nuevo Siglo at 1305 SW 8th Street, Miami 33135 Directions: Meeting Point: Bay of Pigs Monument  across the street from the El Nuevo Siglo Supermarket  By Car (coming from South Beach or North): • Take 95 South to exit for 7th Street. • Make a right onto 7th street (it's one way) • At about 14th Avenue turn left. • Turn left onto 8th street (one way), Get in the far right lane immediately. • PARKING options:  a)There is FREE parking in the neighborhood south of 8th street. Turn right onto any side street and park in neighborhoods b) Once on SW 8th street turn right onto 13th BLOCK where the Bay of Pigs monument is and park in residential neighborhood for FREE. c) parking on main street requires metered parking  By Public Transportation: • Take one of these buses (depends of the bus stop; check the sign to see which one stops there): 120, 119 (S) or 103 (C). • Get off at The Downtown Bus Terminal. • Walk to South Miami Av @W Flager St • Take the 8 Bus - FIU via Westchester • Get off at SW 7 St. @SW 14 Av • Walk to 1305 SW 8th Street and meet at the Bay of Pigs Monument across the street from El Nuevo Siglo Supermarket
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    Little Havana
    Stop: 3 hours -
    Meet your tour guide at the Bay of Pigs Memorial at 10am to begin this cultural walking tour through a humble but evolving neighborhood, boasting a kaleidoscope of culture, traditional customs, and vivid colors. Weave in and out of streets that mark the site of secret ritual offerings, the very location where the Bay of Pigs was planned, and the fountain of youth for the mature resident. You'll find out which cigar JFK liked so much that he bought the entire national supply before passing the embargo. Enjoy a fun and informative walk through Little Havana. Sample some classic Cuban bites which may include a Cuban sandwich, fried plantains, roast pork, and Cuban coffee at a family restaurant. Your tour guide can answer any questions about the history, the food, the people, and the politics. Guides will gladly take your photos for your entire group so no one is left out. A pre-planned menu is selected. Coffee, sodas, and juices are not included but may be purchased on their own. The tour ends at the El Pub restaurant around 1pm.
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You'll end at
627 SW 15th Ave
627 SW 15th Ave, Miami, FL 33135, USAReturn point: Tour ends around 15th Avenue and SW 8th street
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Highlights
  • See Little Havana highlights in a few hours on a guided walking tour
  • Sample Cuban foods from a family-owned restaurant (included)
  • Stress-free package ideal for first-time visitors
  • Small group for a more personalized experience
What to Expect
Meet your guide at the Bay of Pigs Memorial to begin the tour. Explore the neighborhood full of culture, traditional customs, and vivid colors. Listen carefully as your guide shares stories and history from the area. Stroll through a farmers market full of fresh tropical fruits, see expert cigar rollers at work at a cigar factory, make a stop at an art gallery, watch game-playing regulars compete at Domino Park, and visit a historic nightclub. End your tour at a family-owned restaurant for an authentic, homemade meal. Sample freshly extracted tropical juice, traditional finger foods, Cuban coffee, Cuban ice cream, and more (all included).
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Important Information
Departure Point
1305 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33135, USA
Duration
3h
Return Details
627 SW 15th Ave, Miami, FL 33135, USA
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Food tasting
  • Professional guide
  • Lunch
Exclusions
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Tour takes place rain or shine
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Please provide any dietary restrictions in the Special Requirements section when booking
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • A tropical fruit juice and coffee are served before the meal. During the tapas-style lunch, only water is served. Guests may purchase beverages (soda. cocktails, beer) and dessert separately.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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jmwils0n wrote a review 18 Mar
Richardson, Texas4 contributions2 helpful votes
This is a really fantastic introduction to the Little Havana neighborhood, with lots of great historical and cultural insights. Danny was very personable and informative, and did a fantastic job with the tour. Lunch was very tasty, with plenty of varied foods. I would highly
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Date of experience: March 2020
cardirish wrote a review 17 Mar
Champaign, Illinois40 contributions8 helpful votes
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Danny was our guide. He made the whole experience worthwhile. Everyone seemed to know this man. We were amazed by his command of several languages. He gave an historical account of the start of Little Havana, starting at the Bay of Pigs Monument. We especially liked it when we
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Date of experience: March 2020
Kendra K wrote a review 6 Mar
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This tour was so much fun! I was wanting to get away from South Beach for a day and decided to do this walking tour. I wanted to see another part of Miami and learn the history as well. My tour guide Danny lives in and knows the area extremely well. I’m learned a ton of
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Date of experience: March 2020
skline528 wrote a review Feb 2020
Eden Prairie, Minnesota19 contributions3 helpful votes
Danny was our guide the unofficial “mayor of Little Havana.” We had a history lesson about Cuban Americans, how Little Havana came to be and an art walk. Intermixed with Cuban food at its best. Breakfast pastries and fried meat with sugar sweet Cuban coffee sips then to ice
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loriar wrote a review Feb 2020
Harrow, Canada328 contributions109 helpful votes
We really enjoyed this tour and our tour guide (Danny) was amazing. We were fortunate to be a small group and we had no issues hearing the stories and history as we walked through Little Havana. The stops at the various businesses, historical momuments and sampling the amazing
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Date of experience: November 2019
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By: Art Deco Tours
jmwils0n
Richardson, Texas
42
A great Miami activity
This is a really fantastic introduction to the Little Havana neighborhood, with lots of great historical and
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Jess
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Hoji made the tour!
Our guide was extremely knowledgeable AND friendly 🤗 It was a pleasure to take this tour and learn about the
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RogerKaren_12
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
226
Highlight of our Miami visit
What an excellent way to understand and enjoy the heritage of the Art Deco area. Christine was such a friendly and
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cardirish
Champaign, Illinois
328
Great Walking Tour of Little Havana
Danny was our guide. He made the whole experience worthwhile. Everyone seemed to know this man. We were amazed by
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Trail692074
60
Lots of pleasant surprises!
We had a small group and a fantastic tour guide, Mariela. Lots of fascinating information and interesting people
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mochingbird
Calgary, Canada
5630
Ya wanna buy some swamp land?
James was so interesting. He kept us walking while he did the talking. The history of the area was so
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Kattrips
Fort Walton Beach, Florida
40
Great informative tour!
Lana was a GREAT tour guide. Her knowledge of the art deco movement in Miami was impressive. She was also
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Larue
Denver, Colorado
6025
good tour-fast moving
Loved the stories and sights that I probably wouldn't have paid attention to otherwise. Price was good-little
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cathysw58
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
10
Art Deco Walking Tour
We had a great time on this 2 hour tour! Our guide was very informative explaining the popular hotels/designs and
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Kendra K
10
Loved the tour!
This tour was so much fun! I was wanting to get away from South Beach for a day and decided to do this walking
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