Dive into Tampa Bay, Florida’s rich history, diverse culture, and thriving sports community on your next group tour.


Start your Tampa Bay journey with a Ybor City Historic Walking Tour. This locally owned company offers guided tours that illuminate the city’s history of cigar manufacturing, organized crime, and haunted hot spots. Groups can also independently explore Soulwalk, an arts and heritage trail that dives into the rich history of Tampa Bay’s Black communities and highlights the diverse creative community that thrives there today. Depending on your group’s interests and schedule, mix and match stops at nearly 100 public art installations, historic landmarks, museums, cemeteries, and more intriguing sites. Soulwalk can be explored by foot, bike, or motorcoach.

Ybor City and TECO Street Car,
Credit: Visit Tampa Bay


Does your group include football fans? If so, be sure to schedule a tour of Raymond James Stadium, home of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. On weekdays, this 75-minute walking tour gives groups “backstage access” to a stadium club, a luxury suite, the visiting team’s locker room, and many more exclusive areas. Groups of 30 or more should call ahead to arrange a tour.


One of the most unique group tour experiences in Tampa Bay is a visit to El Reloj, the last operational cigar factory in the city. Originally built in 1910, El Reloj was once considered the largest and finest cigar factory in the world, and today, this historic business is listed in the National Register of Historic Places as part of the Ybor City National Historic Landmark District. Groups can peruse three levels of history at the J.C. Newman Museum, take a guided factory tour, and attend a hand-rolling class led by El Reloj’s master rollers.

JC Newman Cigar Factory and Museum,
Credit: Visit Tampa Bay

Main Image: Henry B. Plant Museum; Credit: Visit Tampa Bay