There’s rich culture and lots of history throughout the tiny streets of Key West. This may be a small island at four by two miles, but there’s so much going on, and so much fascinating history to learn about, you’ll have fun creating a travel itinerary from Key West tours alone! Of course you will want to explore the reef while you’re here, but save some time for a few Key West tours and discover the charm that makes the Southernmost City so special.
Key West has a rich history which has a fascinating mixture of things Cuban, military, famous authors, sunken treasure, and sport fishing, sprinkled with a bit of pirates, bootlegging and other illegal trades that have come and gone through the years. Key West tours offer a sampling of these intertwined histories. As you ride through the streets your tour guide will offer stories that will help bring Key West’s history alive as you ride past the very locations where famous people once lived or events once took place.
For Key West tours of Old Town, there are trolley tours and Conch Train tours. Each features open-air seating and a tourguide who is also your driver, and very also very knowledgeable about Key West history and culture. Roll past Hemingway House, Sloppy Joe’s, and on up Duval Street and you’ll get a great tour that gives you a fine sense of Key West and an understanding its particular charm. And best of all, you save your feet for later, when you’ll want to stroll down Duval Street yourself and check out the boutiques, shops, bars, and dining.
Other types of tours in Key West include a Key West Ghost tour, which naturally only happens at night! This is a walking tour of Key West, starting out in Old Town and making its way to the Key West Cemetery. An old favorite of many visitors, the Key West Ghost Tour is a wonderful way to learn about Key West and its history.
There are also walking tours of Old Town, and a bicycle tour of Old Town. These are run by small private organizations and offer a personal view of the island. Any way you go, Key West tours will leave you with a sense of the city, the island, and its unique history.