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.
- Enjoy a rum and cigar testing and demonstration at the Conde de Villanueva Hotel's Cigar Room.
- Take a tour on Bici-taxi (popular local transportation) towards your lunch stop.
- Lunch at local Paladar.
- Get into an Old-Timer Convertible American car to begin the rest of the day tour.
- Visit Revolution Square.
- Visit Fuster's Art Communitarian Laboratory.
- On your way back to your accommodation make a quick stop at the Gelato Café for a cold-sweet treat.
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.
A treat at "La Casa del Gelato".
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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Going to Cuba was always a ~mystery~ to me BUT..then I met Ernesto and IMMEDIATELY felt like he was family! He made my time in Havana an experience that exceeded my expectations by 1000%. I have convinced a group of @ least 20 friends right now to return with me next Feb 2019. We plan to use Ernesto again. His knowledge, passion for his country, humor, etc. was WAY MORE than I expected and DEFINITELY better than a government guide. WE LOVE HIM!!! Lisa Safran Sarasota FL