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CIGAR CITY - TAMPA THROUGH TIME PRIVATE TOUR – 10K

cigar city 10k
All the highlights of downtown with plenty of time left over to dive deep into the history of Tampa’s favorite neighborhood, Ybor City.
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TOUR DETAILS

  • Tour Type

    private tour
  • Tour Distance

    10 km / 6.2 mi
  • Tour Duration

    1h45min
  • Level of Difficulty

    easy
  • Tour pace

    individual
  • Tour days

    Mon - Sun
  • Start times

    Individual tour start times. Please select a preferred tour start time during the booking process.
  • Tour Language

    English

TOUR DESCRIPTION

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Starting along the Hillsborough River, in the heart of downtown, we will make our way toward Ybor City. We will leave Amalie Arena and the beautiful Harbor Island views behind as we make our way into the Channelside District. Running through Tampa’s port, we’ll pass by many restaurants and shops, the aquarium and of course, cruise ships. We will even see the American Victory ship (one of only four remaining operational WWII ships), along the way.

When we cross into Ybor, you’ll immediately feel like you’re running taken back in time. The buildings and signs that stand here now are the same ones that stood over a century ago when Ybor was first coming to life. Mostly an entertainment and somewhat residential district now, Ybor is still very much like it was when Martinez was first making Ybor into the Cigar Capital of the world (at the time). We will tell you everything from how it came to be called Ybor to the role this little cigar neighborhood played in making Tampa what it is today. We will also tell you the best places to grab a Cuban Sandwich or maybe a nice hand-rolled cigar (they still have plenty of those), because Ybor is all about a good time!

As we depart Ybor and return downtown, we’ll make one last stop at Jose Marti Park- land that is still Cuban owned, yet sits right here in Tampa. We will then run downtown, being first greeted by Perry Harvey Sr Park. Coming into downtown from this direction also allows for a more urban feel and comes with more opportunities to pass more local spots. Running throughout downtown will allow for tons of different views for photos, while also seeing all of the sights, like the haunted Tampa Theatre or the beautifully designed Sacred Heart Church.

The tour will wind down with a relaxing jog down the Riverwalk back to where we first met. Still learning about the city, you’ll pass by stunning views of the University of Tampa, and of the skyline, itself. We can even run up on the Platt Street Bridge before we finish to grab some really great skyline views for photos! If you want a tour with all the history of Tampa and Ybor, a really great workout and lots of local knowledge, this is the tour for you!

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MORE TOUR INFO

  • Pick-up service:
    Pick-up service from your hotel/apartment or another meeting point is possible and will be checked by the tour provider individually.
    If your hotel/apartment should be too far away from the city centre or not close to the tour route, then we will meet you at our standard meeting point.

    Standard meeting point:
    We meet you at: Please meet in front of the Pirate Water Taxi boats (large yellow bus-like boats, directly in front of the Sail Pavilion bar).
    333 S Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602
    Google Maps link: The Sail Pavilion

    Meeting details:
    The tour provider will get in contact with you to provide you with more detailed information after the tour was booked.
    Please, bring along your mobile phone in case we need to contact each other.

    • Private guide/tour
    • Individual pace
    • Digital photos
    • Tour route
    • Pick-up service
    • Water supply
  • DO YOU CANCEL IF IT RAINS?
    No, we do not cancel if it rains. If conditions are extremely bad (severe lightning, etc.) we will cancel and notify you, but expect to run if it's just raining out.

    WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
    Ideally, except in January/February you are going to want to be in shorts and a tank top. It's Florida, so it's generally pretty warm out- even early in the morning or late in the evening.

    IS THERE WATER ON THE TOUR?
    We will provide water on our 10k and longer tours, as well as opportunities to stop along the way at water fountains.

    HOW FAST DO YOU RUN ON THE TOURS, DO I HAVE TO BE AN ELITE RUNNER TO PARTICIPATE?
    Absolutely not - the tours are at your own pace. You tell us how fast you want to run and we cater to you.

    IS IT POSSIBLE TO STORE BAGS AND CLOTHES AT THE PLACE WE START?
    Unfortunately, no - please pack lightly.

    IS IT POSSIBLE TO TAKE PICTURES ALONG THE WAY?
    Yes, we want you to get all of the pictures that you want on your tour of Tampa. We will have some stops for photos, but if you see something along the way that you want to stop to grab a picture of, just let your guide know.

    DO YOU HAVE A HOTEL PICK-UP SERVICE?
    We do have a pick-up service, but please check with your guide first. Pick-up service is limited to the downtown/ local area and to private tours.

  • If you need to cancel a booked service, it is mandatory to email Go! Running Tours by respondng on the booking confirmation email or via our contact form: Get in contact with us.

    You are entitled to cancel your booking up to 4 workdays before the booked tour date, free of charge. There will be in this case be a full refund of the tour and service fees.

    If you cancel a booking between 3 and 0 days before the booked tour date, or if you do not attend the tour, there will be no refund.

    If the tour provider is not able to accept the tour, or if the tour provider was not able to carry out the booked tour, Go! Running Tours guarantess a full refund of the tour and service fees.
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BOOK EARLY - GIVE US SOME TIME
We recommend to book your running tour minimum 2-3 days before your preferred tour date. Especially during the different high seasons, when many guests like to join our runs.
That will give the guide/city manager enough time to arrange together with you the last tour details like the meeting point, start time and to organize a personal tour guide for your unique and fun running experience.
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  • 1. Click on "Book Now"
  • 2. Select date/start time, # of runners
  • 3. Fill in personal data plus additional info

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  • 8. Tour guides reach out to you within 24h
  • 9. Guides will arrange tour details with you
  • 10. Tour is confirmed and set

guarantee GUARANTEE

  • We guarantee your money until you have done the tour! In case of that the tour can't be arranged or any other not self-inflicted circumstance, we will provide a full refund within 24h.

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