Miami City Tour Excursion Reviews
This was convenient, but it was utter chaos, the staff could not control the MOBS OF PEOPLE CUTTING in front of the ones that had been waiting a long time already, lucky that we had a late flight. The designated pick up area changed depending which staff you spoke to and people were dragging their luggage back and forth across the road chasing the bus waiting area. We ended up at the back of both lines because staff weren't sure whether a 2nd shuttle was coming for us. It was disappointing that we were rushed to make the 2 pm shuttle from their central station with our luggage when we could have had more time exploring the city. 2 pm is the latest shuttle available to FLL no matter how late your flight is. The last shuttle from their central station to MIA is 4:45. Next time we're renting a car from the port as we did pre-cruise, because it would have been much less. There was four of us, Carnival charged $50 per person and the rental car would have cost $75 total. We could have seen more or taken a drive to the Keys if we had the rental car.
The Miami Bus tour to the airport was well run and really does take you around the city. The guide was knowledgeable and focused on giving you a real feel for the history, growth, and expenses of the city. It was a great way to use up an hour and a half on the way to the airport. No stops, which is why the tour is short. If your plane leaves at 5 or later take the shopping option so you don’t end up at the airport for so long.
Since we did not fly out until the next day, we did the Big Bus tour and it was great! They will store your bags for you so that you can enjoy the tours without worrying about your luggage. This is good for late flights as well and they pick you up at the cruise ship terminal and will also drop you off at the airport for one price. Stop in Little Havana and enjoy a Cuban meal at one of the many restaurants and the ice crème which is great!!