Historic Miami City Tour and Boat Cruise
Miami, Florida, USA
- Guided city tour: Hop on board one of our motor coaches and start off this full-day tour driving through Miami’s many districts while listening to recorded audio of the sites. Visit Miami Beach, the University of Miami in Coral Gables, get the perfect photo op of the Miami Skyline and take in the sights, smells and tastes of Little Havana.
- Celebrity mansions: Check out the home of Madonna, the late Gianni Versace, Sylvester Stallone and where Michael Jackson filmed the ever popular Thriller music video.
- Biscayne Bay boat cruise: Embark a luxury yacht and get a sunset view of Miami from the water. Relax in the comfort of air conditioning or on the upper deck under the shade while you pass by the man-made Venetian Islands and maybe even spot a dolphin or two!
- Bring the little ones: Children 2 and under are free and don't require a reservation.
- Complimentary hotel pick-up: We'll come get you at select Downtown Miami and Miami Beach Hotels.
About this Miami tour
Bienvenido a Miami! From an underdeveloped forest to a fertile land filled with orange groves and some of the best food and nightlife in the world, Miami has grown up through the ages and it can be seen through the transition of historic buildings and architectural styles.
On this tour you will drive past the homes of some of the most famous residents of the city, including Sylvester Stallone, Madonna, and the mansion of the late Gianni Versace. Versace’s opulent home was also the scene of his untimely demise, gunned down on the steps of his own home.
There is more to Miami than just sprawling estates and famous residents, though. During your tour you will take in some of the city’s most interesting architecture, heavily influenced by both Mediterranean and Spanish explorers who first came to the area. You will visit the Biltmore Hotel, a luxury hotel built in the 1920s, that has fulfilled many roles within the city. First, it served as a hotel, then a hospital during WWII, followed by the Veteran's Association that occupied the space until the 1960s. It also served, briefly, as part of the University of Miami's medical campus. Today it has been restored to its former glory as a hotel.
You’ll also get to take in sights and sounds that are familiar from television. First stop by the marketplace for a bite to eat. It has been featured on Top Chef! You’ll also visit the secret location of Michael Jackson’s famous Thriller video. This secluded location is full of musical history and the spooky vibe that the video is famous for!
After your guided coach tour, you'll board the high seas for a leisurely cruise around Biscayne Bay as the sun sets. Pay close attention while you take in the sights, a tour guide will offer a bi-lingual navigation during your cruise on a luxury yacht. Biscayne Bay has been listed as an aquatic preserve since the late 1970s, and is home to unique marine life. Relax in the air condition or chill out on the upper deck; keep your eyes open for celebrities known to take advantage of this beautiful Bay, they may even suspect you are one of them!
Located in a prime location, to intercept cocaine produced in parts of South America, Miami was overrun with cocaine during the 1970s. Its many ports and relatively lax air space made it a prime location for undetected imports. The cocaine business proved to be so lucrative that is believed to be the major reason for Miami's quick development.
Complimentary hotel pickup at select Downtown Miami and Miami Beach Hotels. We will ask for your hotel information during checkout.
If luggage storage is required you must confirm in advance. Free souvenir tour map with information about each stop.
Amount of walking is at your personal discretion. Tour is not wheelchair accessible. You must be able to get on and off the boat without assistance or with the aid of a traveling companion.
Boat Tour, Bus Tour, Family Friendly, Cultural, Full Day
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated moderate. Full participation may require extended periods of walking over even and uneven surfaces, steep terrain and/or water activity in a slight current. There may be steps, inclines, cobblestone surfaces, and extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitations should take this into account.
Suitable for all ages.
Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.
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