One Day excursion around the capital and its main landmarks.
Havana, formerly named San Cristóbal de La Habana, is the capital of Cuba. The city also forms one of the 14 provinces of Cuba, with the province called "City of Havana". With a population of more than 2. 3 million, Havana is the largest city in both Cuba and the Caribbean.
Conquistador Diego Velázquez de Cuéllar founded Havana on August 25, 1515 on the southern coast of the island, near the present town of Surgidero de Batabanó. Havana moved to its current location next to what was then called Puerto de Carenas (literally, "Careening Bay"), in 1519. The quality of this natural bay, which now hosts Havana's harbor, warranted this change of location. Which is why Havana was originally a trading port and suffered regular attacks by buccaneers, pirates, and French corsairs.
Today we are going to learn everything about this magnificent city and visit all it landmarks while enjoying Cuban art, Culture and History.
- 9:00 am Walking tour around the Colonial part of the city.
- Visit San Francisco square, Old Square, Army Square and Cathedral Square.
- Enjoy a rum and cigar tasting and demonstration at the Palaci9 de la Artesania.
- Lunch at local Paladar.
- Get into an Old-Timer Convertible American car to begin the rest of the day tour.
- Visit Revolution Square.
- Visit Hotel Nacional de Cuba, home of the mafia in the 1950's. Tour inside. Drinks included on the terrace.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: We can meet in the Hotel lobby, at the Cruise Terminal or in the Casa Particular (B&B) you are staying.
End location: Drop of at your accommodation or any other convenient location for you.
Duration: 6 hours 30 min.
Walking, Bici-Taxi, Convertible Old-Timer American Car.
Convertible Old-Timer American Car.
My service as a professional tour guide.
All the applicable entrance fees.
Drinks at the Hotel Nacional de Cuba.
Due to OFAC sanctions against my country, 100% of the tour cost is payable in cash to me at the start of the tour. This payment should be made in local currency (CUC).The amount in CUC is 15% less than the amount published in US Dollars, which is the same for me but more convenient for you!
If you have any questions about this, do not hesitate to contact me through "Ask a Question."
Estimated Local Cash Needed
20 CUC - For any personal purchase you might have
Custom tours for larger groups are available. Please contact me for details.
Admission to any unscheduled site, museum, etc.
Souvenirs or any other personal purchases you may have.
I am not a driver, but I can arrange transportation upon request.
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Our day with Ernesto was fabulous. Having previously visited Cuba, Ernesto took the time to craft an personalized itinerary with experiences we had no seen before. Our Cigar and Rum tasting included personal attention and a musical concert just for our enjoyment. The restaurant (Palador) that Ernesto chose was excellent (great decor, friendly staff, incredible food). Lastly, we enjoyed a drive outside the city limits to a quaint fishing in a classic 50's convertible - our driver Dervis was great too!