Duration

Approx. 1,5 hours

Pick-Up

Meeting point Lincoln Road / Miami Beach

Click here to find out if you’re eligible for pick-up

English speaking Guide

with at least 10 years of ‘in field’ experience

Voucher

printed / digital accepted

South Beach hike with Miami Beach Insider

ab 55 $ 

After more than 10 years in the business, Banana Joe has finally found a man who can stage his Art Deco district in Miami Beach the way you want it to be. As sand belongs to the beach, Elvin belongs to South Beach.


Tour ID PMPCQB Tour Dauer 2

Are you ready for a special tour through the heart of South Beach?After being in business for over 10 years, Banana Joe finally found a man that can portray Miami Beach and its Art Deco District the right way.How the sand belongs to the beach, Elvin belongs to South Beach, he lives South Beach since the late 80s.He was here to experience the up's and down's of our trendy metropolis first hand.When you walk the streets of South Beach with him, you'll see quickly how almost every restaurant owner starts greeting him.He breaths South Beach for years and is a local legend.Forget all the tourist guides that you've read - ask Elvin who has been here for all of it.No matter if Clevelander or Mango's - Elvin has a great story for each spot in South Beach.Why were restaurant guests at the Beacon Hotel scared to death when a shotgun was shot during the filming of Scarface?Which spots did the rich and famous love in the 90s and where can you find celebrities today? No matter if bars, clubs or restaurants ... Our Mr. South Beach hs the answer ...Where did the Bee Gees have a great spot overlooking Miami Downtown to look for inspiration for their songs?In the 90s Miami was the place to be for high society and Hollywood stars, Elvin would surely love to tell you why he enjoyed being the bus boy in many of the most luxurious hotels.For Banana Joe its no wonder Elvin knows everybody - languages ​​open doors and hearts.Elvin speaks 8 languages ​​fluently. some of them are:German, Russian, Japanese, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, English etc.Let Elvin entertain you and put a smile on your face. A real insider will give you the best possible overview of one of the coolest spots on the east coast of the United States.From Lincoln Road, through Washington Ave to Ocean Drive.Explore what life is like from 5th Street to South Pointe.Let Elvin work his magic on you for 2 hours and get back home with stories and information that will last you a lifetime.This tour has everything you a Miami fans needs to know.

Adventure awaits

  • Start at Meeting point
  • Art Deco Style
  • Miami Beach history
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Present & past, country & people
  • Effects of climate change and actions taken
  • AUA – ‘ask us anything’ and actively design your tour
  • Great stories of movies and TV shot in Miami Beach
  • Local history on every corner, from 17th Street to South Pointe Park

Equipment & gear

  • Outdoor-clothing
  • Match your clothing to weather conditions
  • Sun lotion
  • Positive attitude

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Places of interest

Miami Beach, Art Deco District, Collins Ave, Washington Ave, Ocean Drive, Espanola Way, Lincoln Road, South Pointe Park, Fisher Island, Versace Villa, Marketplace, Dodge Island (cruise port), Lummus Park, historic location of Tony Montana’s Villa, Cocaine Cowboys neighborhood, Overtown, Cocowalk, historic airport Miami, Skyline, James Hotel, Government Cut, South Beach, Lummus Beach, Lummus Park, Palace Bar, News Cafe, Miami Ink, Clay Hotel, Mac Arthur Causeway, Venetian Causeway and much more….

Included in your tour

  • Each of South Beach’s highlights
  • Hand selected top spots
  • Fantastic photo stops inside the Historic Art Deco District
  • Amazing local knowledge
  • South Beach natives share their experiences with you
  • Explore Miami Beach’s most beautiful spots
  • Small groups (max 10 people)

About your tour

Are you ready for a special tour through the heart of South Beach?

After being in business for over 10 years, Banana Joe finally found a man that can portray Miami Beach and its Art Deco District the right way.

How the sand belongs to the beach, Elvin belongs to South Beach, he lives South Beach since the late 80s.

He was here to experience the up’s and down’s of our trendy metropolis first hand.

When you walk the streets of South Beach with him, you’ll see quickly how almost every restaurant owner starts greeting him.

 

 

He breaths South Beach for years and is a local legend.

Forget all the tourist guides that you’ve read – ask Elvin who has been here for all of it.

No matter if Clevelander or Mango’s – Elvin has a great story for each spot in South Beach.

Why were restaurant guests at the Beacon Hotel scared to death when a shotgun was shot during the filming of Scarface?

Which spots did the rich and famous love in the 90s and where can you find celebrities today? No matter if Bars, Clubs or Restaurants… Our Mr. South Beach is the answer…

 

 

Where did the Bee Gees have a great spot overlooking Miami Downtown to look for inspiration for their songs?

In the 90s Miami was the place to be for high society and Hollywood stars, Elvin would surely love to tell you why he enjoyed being the bus boy in many of the most luxurious hotels.

For Banana Joe its no wonder Elvin knows everybody – languages open doors and hearts.

Elvin speaks 8 languages fluently. Some of them are:

German, Russian, Japanese, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, English etc.

Let Elvin entertain you and put a smile on your face. A real insider will give you the best possible overview of one of the coolest spots on the east coast of the United States.

From Lincoln Road, through Washington Ave to Ocean Drive.

Explore what life is like from 5th Street to South Pointe.

Let Elvin work his magic on you for 2 hours and get back home with stories and information that will last you a lifetime.

This tour has everything you a Miami fans needs to know.

 

 

 

 

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