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The Basics

Ybor City’s buildings are notable for their red brick facades and wrought iron balconies, and the area is one of only two National Historic Landmark districts in Florida. Dive into the city’s history and culture with a stop at the Ybor City Museum, then take a guided tour of a local cigar factory, and sample some of the neighborhood’s Cuban cuisine. Once the sun goes down, many local bars and restaurants offer live music.

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Historic Ybor City Food Walking Tour
Historic Ybor City Food Walking Tour
$79.00 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Interesting cultural history in Ybor City
Parking was easy. Ashley was a good tour guide. You will get your steps in so wear good walking shoes. We had an early flight into Tampa before heading to the beach. The tour was at lunch time so it filled the void before checkin at the beach. Bonus, we were still full at dinner time.
Natica_L, May 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Tampa

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Tom is a great guide!
Catherine_C, Jul 2022
Shared Ybor City Historic Walking Tour
Tom was a fantastic guide, very enthusiastic. He brought out the history of Ybor City and the different immigrant populations well.
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Excellent Walking Tour
Andres_F, Jul 2022
Shared Ybor City Historic Walking Tour
Joe our tour guide did an excellent job at bringing the history of the area to life. We walked through out Historic Ybor and visualized life as it was back in the early days.
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Informative and messaging...
Tim_B, Apr 2022
Shared Ybor City Historic Walking Tour
Informative and messaging delivered with great passion for the area. Thoroughly enjoyed hearing and seeing the historic Ybor City!
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An absolute pleasure
Maritza_L, May 2022
Historic Ybor City Food Walking Tour
Our tour was absolutely exquisite. Tour guide was extremely informative and a pleasure to be with. The food was delicious and the restaurant were very personable. Thank you for an amazing time and will definitely refer this tour to our friends and family.
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Great tour with Ashley....
Michael_W, Apr 2022
Historic Ybor City Food Walking Tour
Great tour with Ashley. She was passionate about Ybor and made the tour fun and informative. The food was fantastic!
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This is a must!!
Tracy_H, Mar 2022
Historic Ybor City Food Walking Tour
Cindy was very knowledgeable and personable. The food was great (don’t eat before you go!) and learning the history of Ybor City was really interesting!
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Great tour for history buffs
Lee_H, Jul 2022
Shared Ybor City Historic Walking Tour
Max was such an enthusiastic tour guide that made for a memorable experience and opportunity to learn a bit about the Ybor’s history.
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Good historical tour
katie_w, Mar 2022
Shared Ybor City Historic Walking Tour
This is a great experience if you are interested in learning about the history of Ybor City. The tour guide does a super and comprehensive job of telling the story of how the area came to be the way it was and is now. It is not much walking, and the number of stops is small - it is more of like a mini -lecture on the topic with a few great stops.
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History and food
Jennifer_G, Mar 2022
Historic Ybor City Food Walking Tour
Learned about the history of ybor city and all of the ethnic groups that lived there. The guide was very knowledgeable.
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Excellent tour. I learned...
dcfmbr56pj, Jul 2022
Shared Ybor City Historic Walking Tour
Excellent tour. I learned a lot about the cigar rolling industry, the Cuban revolution and the mob. Ask for Josh.
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Best food tour so far!
Vanessa_H, Mar 2022
Historic Ybor City Food Walking Tour
Best food tour we have experienced. Tour guide was extremely knowledgeable! Food served had very generous portions and was excellent. I would definitely recommend this tour!
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Four thumbs up!
Bob_C, Mar 2022
Shared Ybor City Historic Walking Tour
Yearly we connect w/ friends who live in FL, and we plan a side trip each visit (Keys, Cocoa Beach, Ft Myers, etc). This year we chose Ybor City. We chose the walking tour, and very glad we did. Tom Wolf made the choice a slam dunk. We enjoyed every minute of his lead
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • A streetcar, historic movie theater, and game arcade make Ybor City a hit with families.

  • Wear comfortable walking shoes; this neighborhood is best explored on foot.

  • Visitors who want to linger in Ybor City can find a range of accommodation options to suit just about any budget.

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How to Get There

Ybor City is only a few minutes east of downtown Tampa. The neighborhood is bound by I-4 to the north, 22nd Street to the east, Adamo Drive to the south and Nebraska Avenue to the west. To reach the area via public transportation, take the TECO Line Streetcar from downtown Tampa, or take the number 5, number 8, and number 15 buses.

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When to Get There

Ybor City has plenty to offer both during the day and in the evening, and the neighborhood is known as one of Florida's hottest night spots. Visit on a weekend to browse the wares at the Ybor City Saturday Market in Centennial Park.

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Ybor City and Cigars

Tampa is sometimes called Cigar City, and Ybor City is known as the “Cigar Capital of the World.” Two of the nation’s oldest cigar-making companies—Arturo Fuente and J.C. Newman—both operate from this neighborhood. Visitors curious about the neighborhood’s cigar culture can explore the wares at several shops and smoking lounges and also book factory tours, where you can see Cuban-born artisans roll some of the world’s finest cigars firsthand.

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Frequently Asked Questions
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