Ybor City Immigrant influence Smart Phone guided App (GPS) walking tour


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A full refund will apply if you cancel more than 24 hours before the activity start time.

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Ybor city was built by Cuban, Spanish, Italian and Jewish immigrants looking for a better life. Go at your own pace. the tour never expires. This is a Smart Phone Guided Walking Tour App Location Aware Tour.
Why take this tour?
- Go at your own pace and schedule. The tour NEVER expires.
- Stop anytime, get a drink, meal, explore, and continue when ready.
- Listen again after taking it in person.
- Professionally produced with top notch narration and music to set the atmosphere.
It was here, in the town built by the world’s largest cigar factory, the people found freedom, hope and prosperity.
On this solo walking tour, you’ll discover Ybor’s Cuban, Jewish, Spanish and Italian past. You’ll see the historic buildings, the best and most historic restaurants, learn why the chickens run free, how the people of Ybor helped Cuba fight for independence, see the land owned by Cuba, hear about the Cubano’s immigrant history, and learn the story of its people.


The tour starts outside of the Cuban club, you'll learn it's history.
We will walk along old Ybor Square building, the largest Cigar factory at one point, and hear how it made Tampa famous.
We will stop at Jose Marti Park and hear the story of the Jose and how he became the Apostle of Cuban Independence
We will stop outside the Ritz, the famous club, and learn it's history.
We will walk through Centro, one of the most popular spots in Ybor City, and see shops and hear it's story.
The tour walks through Centennial Park, you'll learn about why the chickens are allowed to run free (legally) and the immigrants that came here.
The tour stops outside the museum and you'll hear the history of the houses and cuban bakery.
The tour stops on the sidewalk of 7th street and you'll learn the history Jewish immigrants that came here looking for freedom. This area used to be known as “Princes of 7th Avenue".
The tour ends at the oldest restaurant in Florida, and the best Cubano in all the land.


the tour never expires and you can listen to the virtual tour after the on location tour
Tour on our Walking Tour app
go anytime and at your own pace


no food, water, entrance fees or in person guide.

Additional Information

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Service animals allowed
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • All areas and surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Guide Languages

  • English

Cancellation Policy

  • A full refund will apply if you cancel more than 24 hours before the activity start time.

  • No refund is possible if you cancel less than 24 hours before the activity start time.