By: Sally Baker

One of the most popular aspects of Tampa known around the country is that of historic Ybor City.  While many have different opinions on how they view Ybor City, most locals are not aware of the many tours of Ybor City that are offered.  These are not your average history tour, these tours range from historic to haunted, making them a unique and entertaining experiences for nearly any age and group.

Cigar Industry History Tour – These tours are held every day between 9am and 5pm. Walk through Ybor City while both learning and experiencing the cultural significance that the cigar industry had on this part of Tampa.

Ghost Party Haunted Tours – Exciting and adventurous ghost tours of Ybor City are a must-experience for both visitors and locals. Ybor is one of the most haunted cities in the country making these types of tours some of the most popular. Whether wanting a haunted experience at a specific location or a haunted ghost walk, the Ghost Party Haunted Tours will be sure to leave a lasting impression!

Sabella Tours – Visiting at least two historic sites in Ybor City, the Sabella Tours take guests on a two to three hour tour.  What is unique about Sabella Tours is they cater the tour to your group in order to provide the best possible experience.  A popular choice among locals and a must for visitors and groups.

Secret City Walks – This is a self-guide, one hour walking tour of Ybor City.  The Ybor City ghosts will guide guests through Cuban revolutionaries, cigar magnates and much more.  Secret City Walks is one of the most unique tours, as it is self-guided, and a spooky spin on how tours are conducted throughout Ybor.

Ybor City Historic Walking Tours – This is an hour and a half tour of Ybor City covering everything from the mix of immigration to the diversity of the culture.  These tours are incredibly educational and great for all ages.  Children 5 & under get in these tours free!

Anywhere Tours of Florida – Offering luxury and mini-buses, Anywhere Tours of Florida takes guests around Ybor City including the Ybor Visitor’s Center, museum store, Cuban bakery, art gallery and five historic Ybor City ball rooms.