Colonial Walking Tour around the 4 Main Squares


Tour Number

Activity Level



Youth and Family, Shore Excursion, Local Experience, City


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.

Maximum travelers: 10



English (fluent), Spanish (fluent)

One day in Monumental Havana

This tour is specially designed for architecture and history lovers that want to travel in time on a city that is already turning 500 years old! And it is a pretty lady ;)
Today we walk and talk about society, history and check the highlights of this Caribbean pearl.


At your choosen starting time I'll pick you up at your most convenient location in order to start our tour around the Colonial part of the city.
- Visit San Francisco de Asis Square.
- Visit Old Square
- Visit Arms Square
- Visit Cathedral Square.
- Take bicitaxi ride towards market
- Visit San Jose Hancraft Market so you can buy souvenirs.
End of the tour

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Cruise Ship Port, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building, Suggested by Guide: If you are coming on a cruise ship: Meeting point at the San Francisco de Asis Square, right across the street from the cruise terminal. Look for me in Cafe Mercurio, located right there in the Square next to the Chamber of Commerce's Building (the one with Mercury God Sculpture on the top). I'll be sitting there having a coffee while waiting for you, with a Tablet device on my table with your name on it and a Toursbylocals hat on.

End Point Options: Cruise Ship Port, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

Duration: 4 hours

Tour could run a little bit longer depending on your personal requests.



What’s Included

  • Guiding Services

Other: Important message from Toursbylocals regarding Cuban payments for the tour:

- Travelers can BOOK but cannot PAY for their tours online. Once they book online we write to them asking for a phone call. Alternately they can both book and pay over the phone.
- We can only process payments for Cuba tours in USD and CAD. Travelers wishing to pay in other currencies may certainly do so, but they will have a 2-3% levied by their credit card companies.
- At this time we do not process balance payments for tours in Cuba, only payment in full. We expect this to change in time.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

23 CUC - For personal purchases and souvenirs

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Souvenirs
  • Public Transportation Tickets
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks


I'm not a driver guide but I can arrange transportation upon request.
I can't pick you up from the port but I can meet you at the cruise ramp and walk to the vehicle.

A Recent Review of this tour

Ela is a fun, passionate and very informative guide. The '4 squares' walking tour was a great introduction to old Havana. The tour of the rum museum is worth adding on. All highly recommended.
Wayne Plummer

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