Discover Havana Private Tour

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Tour Number

Activity Level

360031


Categories

Shore Excursion, Local Experience, First Time Visitor, City

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.

Maximum travelers: 10

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), Spanish (fluent)

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.

Itinerary

- 9:30 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 Palacio 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.

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.

Transportation

Walking, Convertible Old-Timer American Car.

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services

Other: If you have any questions about this tour, do not hesitate to contact me through "Ask a Question."

Estimated Local Cash Needed

20 CUC - For any personal purchase you might have

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Souvenirs
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

Other: Custom tours for larger groups are available. Please contact me for details.
The convertible cars ride (if you choose to do it) is usually $35 CUC per car per hour (up to 4 people per car).

Restrictions

I am not a driver, but I can arrange transportation upon request.

A Recent Review of this tour

Best guide we have ever had. Ernesto is extremely knowledgeable & articulate, not afraid to answer any of our questions.He started out by asking if we had any particular needs.We wanted to see and hear the history of Havana Cuba. Never thought I would drink Rum & smoke a cigar; but I did! Our friends had a picture of her grandparents from 1920 at Sloppy Joes so he made sure to stop there during the convertible part of the tour. IT WAS AN AWESOME TOUR, ERNESTO WAS AMAZING & SO WERE THE PEOPLE OF CUBA.
Janet Moore

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Private tour guide Ernesto

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