City Tour Havana
6 hr
$115

*For the tour a deposit of 60 USD per person is required and

a payment of 55 CUC  per person in cash at the beginning of the tour.

This is a private tour with a minimum of 2 clients per group.

 

What does the tour include?

  • English speaking guide.

  • Transportation in a Classic Vintage Car.

  • Entrance fee to all places in the tour.

  • Lunch for groups larger than 2 people.​

 

Description:

 

- Panoramic Tour Havana (1 hour). 

We begin the tour by driving the road where the old wall of Havana was located, we see the old Presidential Palace nowadays Museum of the Revolution, the Museum of Fine Arts that contains the largest concentration of Cuban works with collections of the most famous Cuban artists of all times.

We enter the in Paseo del Prado where we will begin to get in touch with the amalgam of history and modernity that surrounds Havana with a large number of buildings of past centuries elegantly mixed with modern hotels and other current buildings.

We arrived at the Parque Central area, where buildings such as the Inglaterra, Telégrafo and Manzana Hotels stand out, as well as what was once the largest and most luxurious theater in the American continent and that still preserves its splendor: El Gran Teatro de la Habana.

We move nest to the area of the National Capitol that next to the Park of the American Fraternity was erected in 1929 and that even in our days is considered among the 10 most important palaces in the world.

Plaza de la Revolución

We cross the entrance to Chinatown to head towards Reina Avenue, where we can continue to appreciate the different architectural styles present in buildings such as the Parish of the Sacred Heart also known as Queen's Church or the Masonic Building emblem of the Masonic Lodges in Cuba crowned with a great terrestrial sphere, the largest in America. head towards

We continue along the Carlos III avenue, passing La Quinta de los Molinos, the former residence of the General Captains of the Island and the hero Máximo Gómez, to head towards the Plaza de la Revolucion to learn about its history and enjoy a memorial to José Martí and the sculptural reliefs to Che and Camilo Cienfuegos placed in two of the buildings that surround this square.

Malecón and Avenida del Puerto

We close the tour visiting the parks of John Lennon and Don Quixote, descend the famous 23 Street towards the Hotel Nacional and enter in the Malecon area to feel the breeze of joy at the same time nostalgia that gives us this emblematic road which ends in the harbor where we make a slight travel in time along what was the first seafront of Havana and one of the most visited places in the early days since the beginning of the city's boom. We enjoyed the view of the Church of Paula, the Old Warehouses of San José, the brewery in the old Pale Breakwater, the floating dock, the Russian Orthodox Cathedral and many other attractions.

View Details

 

- Lunch (1 Hour)

- Walking Tour Old Havana (3 - 5 hours).

Guided tour of the historical center of the Cuban capital, the most relevant in the Caribbean area and one of the most exceptional in the western hemisphere of the planet. Declared in 1982 Cultural Patrimony of the Humanity for its outstanding system of fortifications, buildings, squares and parks some of these with more than 3 centuries of antiquity.

In the footsteps of Hemingway

We begin the tour on Obispo Street in the footsteps of Ernest Hemingway in Cuba, also visit his the Hotel Ambos Mundos place where he stayed every time he visit Cuba before buy Finca Vigía, entrance to two of the most famous restaurants in the world, the Floridita: cradle of the Daiquiri and the Bodeguita of the Middle, symbol and reference of Old Havana.

Founding area of the city

Tour through the main squares of this area, starting at Plaza de Armas, with views of some of the main and oldest buildings in the area, starting with El Templete building erected where the first Mass took place and which honors this event, continued with the Castle of the Royal Force, one of the first 3 fortress that was made in the beginning of the big boom of the city with the intention of protecting the bay of "The Key of the New World" as from that time is known San Cristobal de la Habana(original name of the city), this castle is it self a symbol of the city but contains in itself one of the best known symbols of the city: "La Giraldilla de La Habana". In addition will be seen also the Palace of the General Captains (rank of the governors of the island I the first years of the Colony), the Palace of the Second Cape and the old house of the Counts of Santovenia. Of all these buildings, only the first was built after the 19th century.

 

 

Cathedral Square

We visit the Cathedral Square from where we can contemplate, here we can contemplate the Cathedral of Havana, one of the most beautiful buildings in the area and that was moved to this area in the year 1789 after a failed first location; we can see also around the square the Palaces of the Marqués de Arcos and the Marqués de Aguas Claras and the Museum of Colonial Art.

Mercaderes Street

We continue along this famous street that was named like that (merchants) due to the extensive trade that took place in the port of Havana for many centuries, as an example of this are the specialized stores Mercado de Oriente (Market of Orient) and the Mercado de las Especies (Market of the spices) as well as several spaces for art and culinary Chinese and Spanish. We started by visiting the mural of the Artistic and Literary Lyceum, a kind of mirror work of the entrance of what was once this Lyceum and that shows 67 outstanding figures of Cuban history almost all related to this institution. We also visited the museums dedicated to tobacco, firemen, and chocolate (yes, you are reading correctly! in this place that formerly was the Mansion of the Count of Lagunilla besides the story you can enjoy a delicious cup of cold or hot chocolate accompanied by chocolates pieces filled with fruits and/or liqueurs). In this tour we also make short stays in the parks dedicated to Simón Bolívar and Oswaldo Guayasamín, the houses of Africa and the Obra Pia, as well as the Havana 1791 perfume factory.

Old Square

We also visited the Hotel Raquel, the Church of San Francisco de Asís whose construction dates from the late seventeenth century and the Church and Plaza del Cristo, to enter the Plaza Vieja, one of the most varied architectural, functional and cultural spaces, old center of the commerce and that today shows an almost magical atmosphere where they are intermingled together or within the old buildings as the Palaces of Conde Cañongo and Count San Juan de Jaruco numerous space for the good enjoyment of a coffee, a traditional meal or beers and malts made in an artisanal way in one of its coffee shops. Surrounding the place a variety of buildings with a variety of functions such as The Obscura Chamber, the Planetarium, the Card Museum, an Aquarium, the Photo Library of Cuba, the Center for the Development of Visual Arts among others.Plaza del Convento San Francisco de Asís.

San Francisco de Asís Convent Square

We enter at the Hotel Los Frailes (The Friars) to continue contemplating the dissimilar styles and architectural features present in this area just before enter the area of the San Francisco de Asis Convent Square, besides the convent in the area are presents historic buildings such as La Lonja del Comercio (Commerce Market), the Palace of the Marquises of San Felipe and Santiago de Bejucal, the Gallery House of the Venezuelan painter Carmen Montilla and the building of the Customs of Havana today the main cruise terminal in the country.