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Vizcaya Museum & Gardens: Our most recommended tours and activities

Miami: 30-Min Private Helicopter Tour

1. Miami: 30-Min Private Helicopter Tour

Soar over Miami in a magical 30-minute luxury helicopter tour. Get unforgettable views of the Miami shoreline. Marvel at paradise islands as you fly over the tropical Atlantic Ocean. Depart from the Miami Executive Airport and glide over beautiful Coconut Grove and Coral Gables shoreline as you fly towards to Biscayne Bay. Cruise over Fisher Islands and Key Biscayne and head in the direction of South Beach. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Miami Beach and many iconic sights from downtown, Venetian Islands, Star and Palm Islands, and the Port of Miami. Spot celebrity mansions, as well as sea life like manatees, sharks and dolphins.

Miami: Private Airplane Tour with Free Drinks

2. Miami: Private Airplane Tour with Free Drinks

Give your love ones the gift they deserve by renting a private airplane all to yourselves. Want to give a birthday surprise? Need look not further! Let’s Discover Miami’s best views together. Let’s see Miami from a different perspective. You will be greeted by one of our staff members who will make sure you leave our offices with a smile on your face and a time to never forget. Our certified pilots will make sure you learn a lot during your tour. Miami has a lot to offer and a lot to discover. Reserve with us today and enjoy a lifetime experience you will always remember. See a variety of landmarks from a birds-eye perspective including, the Miami Seaquarium. Receive some drinks as you enjoy the views below, before returning to the ground.

Miami: Private Helicopter Adventure

3. Miami: Private Helicopter Adventure

Tour Miami from the air with this private helicopter ride. Cruise over south Miami and see miles of shoreline. Get the chance to spot marine life from the helicopter. Take off from the Miami Executive Airport and fly over the stunning beaches of Biscayne Bay. Continue to see unobstructed views of Coral Gables and Coconut Grove. Pass over the Vizcaya Museum and its European Gardens. View Tahiti Beach and swoop over Matheson Preserve where you can spot manatees, dolphins and sharks.

Miami: City Self-Guided App-Based Driving Tour

4. Miami: City Self-Guided App-Based Driving Tour

Start your adventure by downloading the Action Tour Guide app, which will function as your personal tour guide, audio tour, and map all in one. Purchase one tour per car, not per person. Everyone listens together! Note: This 21-mile-long tour covers the essentials of Miami in 1-2 hours. Once downloaded, your tour begins in Miami’s vibrant South Beach neighborhood, adjacent to the Miami Beach Ocean Walk. As you drive, you’ll get a great look at some of South Beach’s famed Art Deco architecture, including the Carlyle and Leslie hotels and the Versace Mansion! From there, you’ll cruise out across the water, past the artificial but beautiful Venetian Islands. After you hear about the grand plans for those islands which never quite came to fruition, you’ll spot some more funky architecture, like the iconic Freedom Tower. Then, visit the famous Bayside Marketplace, one of the top destinations for shopping and dining in Miami. Next, you’ll head into Little Havana and get a taste for the Cuban culture that makes Miami unlike any other city in the country. Plus, find out more about the history of Cubans in Miami, from the first wave of arrivals to the present day. As you continue on, you’ll dive deeper into the city’s history and learn how the creation of Miami can be traced back to one woman named Julia Tuttle. Then, experience a healthy dose of modern opulence as you cruise along the aptly named Millionaire’s Row. After that is Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, an extravagant estate with a fascinating history and some must-see sights. Finally, you’ll reach the storied neighborhood of Coconut Grove, which has inspired artistic greats from Tennessee Williams to David Crosby! Your tour concludes here.

Miami: Private Sunset Sightseeing Airplane Tour

5. Miami: Private Sunset Sightseeing Airplane Tour

Meet your friendly pilot at Miami Executive Airport then fly up into the sunny Miami skies where your sightseeing adventure awaits. Throughout the tour, marvel at the glow of the sunset as it transforms the sky and the scenery. Soar above the luxurious mansions of Pinecrest and Coconut Grove, then admire panoramic views of Fisher Island and the idyllic Key Biscayne. Pass over South Miami Beach next and see the stunning beauty of Miami’s shoreline from this unique vantage point. Cruise by Surfside and Bal Harbor before heading back past the Intracoastal Waterway. Marvel at the stunning Palm, Hibiscus, and Star Islands, then soak up breathtaking views of Miami Port, Downtown, and Brickell. Finally, see the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens before heading through South Miami back to the airport.

Miami: Vizcaya Museum & Gardens Ticket with Transport

6. Miami: Vizcaya Museum & Gardens Ticket with Transport

Sit back and relax with convenient pickup and drop-off at Miami Beach and Downtown Miami on this tour to the most iconic museum in Miami. While at the museum, tour the exhibits and property at your own pace and do not forget to take in the beautiful views of Biscayne Bay from the backyard. Just beyond the candy-colored buildings of Miami's Art Deco District and downtown skyscrapers is the must-see garden and museum of the Villa Vizcaya. Here, the early days of the Magic City are beautifully preserved in architecture and in spirit. Villa Vizcaya, once the winter residence of industrialist James Deering, was designed as a palatial Italian Villa on the tropical Biscayne Bay. It contains an fascinating collection of European art, and is surrounded by stunning gardens and views of the bay that will transport you to Miami's Golden Age.

Miami: Luxury Private Helicopter Tour

7. Miami: Luxury Private Helicopter Tour

Capture stunning pictures of Miami on this private tour in a Robinson R44 helicopter. Glide over sparkling beaches, luxurious cruise ships, and the skyscrapers in Miami's downtown skyline. Communicate easily during your flight with noise canceling helicopter headsets.  Meet your pilot at the Miami Executive Airport and feel the thrill of taking off in this well-maintained lightweight craft. Head towards the shoreline and pass over Tahiti Beach, Coconut Grove, and the Viscaya Museum with its European Gardens. Cruise over the towers in Miami's downtown and the upscale Brickell Key community. Admire the cruise ships in Miami port and get a bird's eye view of Fisher Island, Key Biscayne, the sandy South Beach, Surfside, and Bal Harbor. Fly all the way up to the Sunny Isles and over to the Williams Islands. Marvel at Indian Creek and all the luxurious mansions along the Intracoastal Waterway. Take a peak at celebrity mansions located on the Star, Palm, and Venetian Islands. Look for dolphins and manatees as you pass over the clear waters of Biscayne Bay. View some of South Miami's mansions in Coral Gables, Coconut Grove's historical neighborhood, and Pinecrest. Land at the Miami Executive Airport at the end of your tour.

Miami: Private Romantic Helicopter Tour with Champagne

8. Miami: Private Romantic Helicopter Tour with Champagne

Embark on a romantic aerial tour, admiring magical views of Miami Beach with a glass of champagne aboard a private helicopter. Marvel at the shimmering sea, the turquoise waters, and expanse of white sand beach as you soar high in the sky. After your airport check in, enjoy a complimentary bottle of champagne. Then, you and your loved one will hop onboard your private helicopter, taking your glass of champagne along for the ride. Soar over Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, Downtown Miami, Palm and Venetian islands on your enchanting trip. Spot the iconic sights of Miami, including South Beach and Downtown. Marvel at the sparkling white waters of Key Biscayne, while looking out for manatees, dolphins, sharks, and birds.

Miami: Vizcaya Sunset Cruise

9. Miami: Vizcaya Sunset Cruise

Step into luxury on an all-inclusive sunset cruise towards Vizcaya. Experience a delightful culinary experience with specifically prepared hors d'oeuvres to compliment an elegant and ever-changing wine selection. To enhance your enjoyment, take advantage of a range of both imported and domestic beers. Your journey begins with a leisurely cruise through the lavish Mansions of the Venetian Islands, offering a glimpse into the lap of waterfront luxury and celebrity homes. As the sun sets, you'll witness the breathtaking Miami skyline, a panorama that adds a touch of magic to your experience. Then, sail to the open waters of Biscayne Bay, retracing the historic arrival of James Deering at Vizcaya on Christmas day in 1916. When you arrive at Vizcaya, immerse yourself in the elegance and charm that has graced these shores for over a century. Get back after an unforgettable journey into the history, and the scenic beauty that defines the heart of Miami.

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What people are saying about Vizcaya Museum & Gardens

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 42 reviews

Absolutely recommended! At first we thought it was canceled due to the weather, but we were persuaded to wait a little and it was worth it! A great view of Miami! The pilot was super nice and showed and explained everything! :)

Mark was amazing, an incredible ride, a perfect birthday and anniversary magical gift for both of us.

Super tolles Erlebnis, freundliches und zuvorkommendes Team. Alle Fragen werden beantwortet.

Great experience, with a great and knowledgeable pilot. I would highly recommend this tour.

Enjoyed this plan ride !! Great views and the pilot was a safe driver!!!