We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ybor City Historic Walking Tours

Centro Ybor, 7th Avenue entrance, Tampa, FL 33629
Share
Save
Review Highlights
Ybor City, the history and the people

Lonnie Herman is a very knowledgeable and friendly guide, a model of professionalism. His tour is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Alexander H
,
Wyckoff, New Jersey
Not to be missed!

Max Herman is personable, charming and a great story teller. He has a seemingly inexhaustible... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ellen L
,
Annandale, Virginia
Read all 329 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
There is no better way to experience Ybor City than at streetlevel on foot. Come discover this vibrant and diverse city. Ourwalking tours explore the many layers of history that make up the fabric of Ybor City. Tours start from the Vicente Martinez-Ybor statue at Centro Ybor on Seventh Avenue. Call for current schedule.
  • Excellent91%
  • Very good6%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lonnie herman” (33 reviews)
“come alive” (16 reviews)
“great tour” (23 reviews)
LOCATION
Centro Ybor, 7th Avenue entrance, Tampa, FL 33629
Historic Ybor
Write a ReviewReviews (329)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"lonnie herman"
in 33 reviews
"come alive"
in 16 reviews
"great tour"
in 23 reviews
"two hours"
in 21 reviews
"highly recommend this tour"
in 14 reviews
"cigar industry"
in 15 reviews
"rich history"
in 11 reviews
"wealth of knowledge"
in 6 reviews
"shady spots"
in 5 reviews
"his passion"
in 4 reviews
"tampa area"
in 20 reviews
"hour tour"
in 9 reviews
"columbia restaurant"
in 11 reviews
"learn how"
in 4 reviews
"spend an afternoon"
in 6 reviews
"hand rolled cigars"
in 4 reviews
"private tour"
in 4 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 319 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Lonnie Herman is a very knowledgeable and friendly guide, a model of professionalism. His tour is very well organized, sightseeing and history goes hand in hand, never boring, always a fun. Lonnie cares about small details, he is dress like a Cuban gentleman, wearing a...More

Thank Alexander H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Max Herman is personable, charming and a great story teller. He has a seemingly inexhaustible knowledge of Ybor. The tour was an easy walk around a few blocks, and my group enjoyed an animated discourse on the history of the picturesque town.

Thank Ellen L
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

Very much enjoyed our tour of Ybor. Lonnie, our tour guide made the history of Ybor interesting. He's a very good storyteller.

Thank khedges735
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 16 April 2018

Did this tour with a group of family and friends on a Sunday afternoon. Our Tour Guide, Max was absolutely amazing! He was enthusiastic, funny, and somehow managed to turn History into a fun and interactive experience. The Tour is only about 60-90 minutes so...More

1  Thank Geri P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 16 April 2018

The Ybor City tour is wonderful. Max was so knowledgeable about Ybor City and Florida in general. Ybor City is a wonderful place and knowing more about it just makes me want to visit with out of town friends and show off how much I...More

1  Thank gemartinez2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

Max gave us the tour. He’s amazziiiinggg! He has sooo much knowledge and passion for the city and he’s super funny and entertaining. Recommend 100% !!🤗

1  Thank Marissa M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

We’ve been to Ybor several times, but never really knew much about the history of this quaint city. We reserved the night before, using a form on their website, and arrived just before the designated time. We travel a lot and like to do walking...More

1  Thank UnoMasFla
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

What an amazing tour by Max. You can tell he loves what he does and brings it to every tour. By bringing the history alive in such detail that kept you wanting to know more. When it comes to the ghost he told the stories...More

2  Thank Claudia C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 30 March 2018

Amanda and I love Lonnie! I just had my third "walk around" with this great father/son team. Any time we have visitors from out of town (we live an hour south in Sarasota) I take them straight to Lonnie and he's never disappointed us. If...More

1  Thank Amanda M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 26 March 2018

don't miss the historic walking tour in ybor city, tampa fl. max gave us the best tour we have ever had. we walked away with more knowledge of the roots of ybor city. max give a lively and chronological story line that is fun, funny...More

1  Thank JMR829
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 164 hotels in Tampa
InTown Suites Tampa
19 reviews
1.54 km away
Fairfield Inn & Suites Tampa Fairgrounds/Casino
331 reviews
2.42 km away
Masters Inn Tampa Fairgrounds
48 reviews
2.54 km away
Days Inn & Suites Tampa Near Ybor City
161 reviews
2.75 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Brocato's Sandwich Shop
672 reviews
2.56 km away
JC's Sandwich Shop
9 reviews
1.67 km away
Mangu Latin Cafe
17 reviews
2.27 km away
Salem's Gyros & More
29 reviews
2.61 km away
Nearby Attractions
Wat Mongkolrata Temple
300 reviews
2.71 km away
Ybor City
2,453 reviews
5.30 km away
Seminole Hard Rock Casino Tampa
2,112 reviews
3.67 km away
Florida State Fair
24 reviews
3.74 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Diane K
2 May 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Nathan W | Reviewed this property |
It costs $20 per person and the number to find and schedule a tour is 813-505-6779.
0
Votes
Barry G
4 May 2017|
Answer
Response from mcgregpub | Property representative |
Advance Reservations are required. The tour meets daily at 11 am except for Sunday at noon. Full info by calling 813-966-9966.
0
Votes
Tom_and_Judy_9
28 December 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Ann K | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is a great guide.
0
Votes
;