Vizcaya Museum & Gardens

Vizcaya Museum & Gardens: Our most recommended tours and activities

Miami: Private City Cruise of Miami Beach with French Guide

1. Miami: Private City Cruise of Miami Beach with French Guide

Take an all-French cruise tour of Miami and choose from a private 2-hour or 4-hour option. Get unparalleled views of the coastline as you pass by downtown Miami and Millionaire’s Row with a swim stop on the way. Go further to Coconut Grove and Biscayne Bay with the 4-hour cruise. Start your cruise with a tour of celebrity homes on Millionaire’s Row, a historic beachfront neighborhood known for its famous residents. Cruise past Star Island, Palm Island, and Hibiscus Island. Then, sail along downtown Miami, past the Perez Museum and the Miami Arena. Enter the Brickell River to admire the city's skyscrapers. With a bit of luck, you can spot dolphins and manatees. After a short swim stop, return to the starting point while admiring the Miami skyline. If you opt for the 4-hour tour, be driven to Coconut Grove after 2 hours of sailing. Take a photo of the Vizcaya House which is now a very well-known museum in Florida. Next, head to Biscayne Bay with a swimming stop, see the Virginia Keys Manatee Reserve, and more.

Miami: Private Helicopter Adventure

2. 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: Private Sunset Sightseeing Airplane Tour

3. 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: 30-minute Private Helicopter Tour

4. Miami: 30-minute Private Helicopter Tour

Soar over Miami in a 30-minute helicopter tour. Get sweeping views of the shoreline. Marvel at the houses of the rich and famous as you fly over the tropical Atlantic Ocean. Depart from the Miami Executive Airport and glide over neighborhoods such as Pinecrest and Coral Gables 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 shoreline and many iconic sights such as downtown, the Venetian Islands, Star and Palm Islands, and the Port of Miami. Try to spot celebrity mansions, as well as sea life like manatees and dolphins.

Miami: Vizcaya Museum & Gardens Ticket with Transport

5. 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: Private Helicopter Tour in a Robinson R44

6. Miami: Private Helicopter Tour in a Robinson R44

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.

Homestead: Day Trip Miami for a Romantic Airplane Flight

7. Homestead: Day Trip Miami for a Romantic Airplane Flight

Sweep a special someone off their feet with this private airplane tour over Miami. Be picked up from your hotel in Homestead aboard a comfortable car and whisked away to the Miami Executive Airport. Toast your romance with the included non-alcoholic champagne. Choose from a tour option with or without a tasty breakfast. Relax on the transfer from your hotel in Homestead to the Miami Executive Airport. Put on your special airplane headphones so you can hear you pilot's commentary with ease. Expereince the rush of taking off in a small plane.  Take in views of suburban village of Pinecrest and Coral Gables with its famed Venetian pool. Admire the luxurious Coconut Grove neighborhood and see Fisher Island's South Point Park from above. View the barrier island where Key Biscayne is nestled and soar over South Miami.  Discover the sparkling Miami Beach shoreline and the gilded sands of Surfside Beach. Pass by Bal Harbor Beach for a stunning glimpse of Bal Harbor. Get a bird's-eye-view of Sunny Isles beach as the waves lap at its shore.  Enjoy views of the skyscrapers in downtown Miami and the country’s third-tallest skyline. Soak up vistas of the Biscayne Bay waterfront and spot the cruise ships in the Port of Miami. Go over the luxurious mansions at the Star, Palm and Venetian Islands.  Continue over the Vizcaya Museum, a historic Italian estate with breathtaking gardens. Reach Brickell City Center before returning to the airport and transferring back to your accommodation. 

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.

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What people are saying about Vizcaya Museum & Gardens

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 24 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!!!