Miami-Dade County Expeditions

Coral Gables - The City Beautiful

Join us for an amazing tour through one of America’s most beautiful historic cities: Coral Gables, George Merrick's vision realized. Learn the history of his dream as we tour the tree-lined avenues and stunning Mediterranean-influenced architecture that would eventually become his legacy.

Explore the historic halls of one of South Florida’s most architecturally important landmarks: the Biltmore Hotel. Learn about the building’s many colorful stories and how she was resurrected into the legendary beauty she is today. Allow us to filter through the truths, untruths, ghosts and glamour that capture the essence of South Florida style and history in this truly amazing landmark.

Sit back and let our guides bring to life Merrick’s vision while they uncover the city’s hidden wonders. What you’ll discover along our less-traveled path will enrich and engage you and leave you with something most visitors and even locals never experience … a true sense of place.

INCLUSIONS AND DETAILS:

• Dragonfly Expeditions is the only tour company with exclusive access to the interior of the historic Biltmore Hotel.
• All entrance fees and taxes.
• 15% of the gross profits of this tour go directly to a local non-profit organization to support their preservation efforts.
• Tour interpretation by guide starts and ends at the hotel.
• Guide to guest ratio does not exceed 1:25. There are always 2 staff members on the vehicle –one to give the driver directions and one to provide the interpretation without distraction.
• Our guides are certified and trained.
• Participants get off the bus several times for a guided walk through landmarks including a selection of the following: “Behind the Scenes” Historic Biltmore Hotel Tour, Gregory Plantation and Merrick House, Poinciana Honeymoon Cottage, Denman Fink’s City Hall Mural, Venetian Pool, DeSoto Fountain, and the International Themed Villages (Normandy, French, Chinese, Dutch South African).

SPECIAL NOTATIONS:

• 15% of the gross profits of this tour go directly to a local non-profit organization to support their preservation efforts.
• Dragonfly Expeditions is the only tour company with exclusive access to the interior of the historic Biltmore Hotel.

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    • Minimum:
    • 15px
    • Maximum:
    • n one group: 50px | Staggered: 200px(4 groups of 50px 15 minutes apart)
    • Approx._duration:
    • 3 hours (including transfer from and to South Beach).
    • Time_of_day:
    • Morning or afternoon
    • Meals_included:
    • None(meals can be added for an additional cost).
    • Transportation:
    • To be provided by client or by Dragonfly Expeditions at additional cost.