Tampa City Tour w/ Lunch & Cooking Demonstration (Columbia Restaurant)

Tampa City Tour w/ Lunch & Cooking Demonstration (Columbia Restaurant)

In the early development of Tampa, Henry B. Plant brought the railroad and Don Vincent Martinez Ybor brought the cigar industry. Visit the H.B. Plant Museum located in the University of Tampa campus. This magnificent structure was modeled after the Alhambra Palace in Granada Spain and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Experience historic Ybor City, where the heart of the Latin Community evolved. Ybor and other Havana cigar makers brought their factories and a new culture to Tampa and called itself The Cigar Capital of the World. Tour the old Ferlita Bakery. Now converted to the Ybor City State Museum, the bakery represents the story of immigrant families making their way in a new land. Visit an authentically renovated cigar worker’s house with furnishings dating from the turn of the century. Lunch will be at the world famous Columbia Restaurant, the oldest family owned restaurant in Florida. It is located in Ybor City and was opened in 1905, simply as a corner café. Today, it covers an entire city block and features some of the best Spanish cuisine around. Enjoy a cooking demonstration and sangria before eating an authentic Spanish lunch. Other tour highlights include a drive along Bayshore Boulevard, where lovely upscale homes overlook the Bay, then to the waterfront area to see the Convention Center, Ice Palace, Garrison Cruise Terminals, Channelside Seaport, the Florida Aquarium, and Harbour Island.

Date: TBD

Time: 4-6 hours

Requirements: Minimum of 35 people is required