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Art Deco Private Cocktail Tour

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Address: Miami Beach, FL
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Get exclusive access to the best Art Deco hotels and bars on this fabulous...

Get exclusive access to the best Art Deco hotels and bars on this fabulous cocktail tour. Casually stroll in and out of famous buildings in South Beach. Your tour guide will entertain you with stories of history, the pioneers, landscape, the importance of Art Deco and the influence of Miami Vice and the Cocaine Cowboys. All this while sipping on signature cocktails inside fabulous hotel bars.

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Fun intro to South Beach architecture (and alcohol)

As first-time visitors to South Beach, this walking tour was a great way to learn more about the area. Our tour guide, James, was extremely knowledgeable about the history of the... read more

Reviewed 15 March 2017
rockport, ma

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rockport, ma
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31 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

As first-time visitors to South Beach, this walking tour was a great way to learn more about the area. Our tour guide, James, was extremely knowledgeable about the history of the area, from orange groves & swampland conception, all the way to the present. His grasp of and enthusiasm for Art Deco architecture made us all willing amateur architect sleuths.... More 

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Irving, Texas, United States
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Reviewed 11 March 2017

James led my wife and I along with another couple on a South Beach journey through time. His writing skills are apparent as he is wonderful at sharing loads of information without even seeming like he is doing so. Our group quickly became experts at being able to accurately identify true "Art Deco" style while laughing and drinking our way... More 

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Newbury, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

What a wonderful way to see the beautiful Art Deco hotels in south beach ! Our tour guide James was a font of knowledge and extremely friendly and personable, by the end of the tour we feel we made a new friend - he was charming ! He made the tour so interesting, really great to see all the wonderful... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

This was an outstanding tour that you should not miss. James is a walking, energetic, encyclopedic, and entertaining source of information. He did not fail to answer every single question that we put forward for him. The drinks were as equally tasty and interesting. James kept a very nice, quick pace which was perfect for us and allowed us to... More 

Thank Kirk E
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016

Learning and drinking what a concept! James was a great guide. We had a great time. The history of South Beach was not what I thought it was. Getting to know James was a pleasure. Cocktails were different and delicious. We would recommend this tour to anyone. It was just the two of us on the tour.

Melbourne, Florida
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Very fun and informative tour. James was an excellent and entertaining guide. Very pleased and will return again.

Thank jtasmith
Huntington Beach, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Great information from our guide, James. He really loves Miami and art deco and it shows! We learned a lot and drank a fair amount too! Loads of fun!!!

Thank connieandmark
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Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

James is definitely the guy to go around these wonderful Art Deco buildings. Insightful and full of small stories that entrall, coming from an author it is especially fresh and full of interesting and juicy bits. Definitely worth the money and the time!

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Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

James is one of the best tour guides I've had. His knowledge of the Art Deco scene in Miami Beach is encyclopedic, and his unique storytelling made the tour for me. I will recommend this tour to my friends.

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T Marie B, Guest Relations Manager at Art Deco Private Cocktail Tour, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for the great compliment, I'm going to use your word "encyclopedic" from now on to describe James'. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Oak Hill, VA, United States
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Reviewed 24 May 2016

Met our guide James at the rendezvous point for our first cocktail and some history of Miami. James was very knowledgeable and funny and was able to field all of the group's Miami related questions. He taught us how to recognize an Art Deco building, where the secret casinos were located and quizzed us as we went along while sharing... More 

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