Enjoy a day in Havana that will cover all the bases. History, culture, people, and entertainment are all part of a longish but informative day in the city.
Your smiling guide will greet you per your instructions and begin a whirlwind experience that really delivers.
You are in Havana Cuba! Your guide, a well-educated local, will welcome you with a bit of history as you start with a walk. For the next few hours, you will take in the oldest parts of the city while listening to stories and truths about life in Cuba. Your walking itinerary will show you the Plaza des Armas, the Plaza de la Catedral, and the interior of the Ambos Mundo Hotel, where Hemingway had a room above the bar he frequented. There is much to take in and your guide will work at your pace so more than these sights we will not promise during this portion of the tour.
There is so much to see that as the sun gets warmer, we will use taxi bikes to tour areas that are further outside the city center. Two per taxi bike will be informed before beginning the ride as to what you can expect to see. Included in this portion of the tour are views of Prado Street on your way to Central Park, one of the busiest places in the city. This unique setting is home to a 1905 statue of Jose Marti in the center, the first monument dedicated to the poet, writer, lawyer, and fighter for independence. The park is bordered by several hotels as well as the Gran Teatro de La Habana. Your goal is to end at the Fine Art Museum where you will be able to understand the history and growth of the country through its incredible artwork which tells all.
By now you are ready for lunch and we have selected one of two top paladars for some local yet innovative Cuban food. They are lovely and truly an experience beyond expectation. Lunch will include an starter, entrée, dessert, beverages and coffee. Satiated now, you are energized to continue the rest of your day.
Your classic cars are ready and now your view of Havana will be expanded further to see Reina Street, Revolution Square, Columbus Cemetery, a drive through the Havana Forest, the residential district of Miramar, and 5th Avenue. We will include as much as time allows in hopes to see all of these areas before heading back to the city center.
But you are not yet finished with your day here. This experience will have a choice between a Cigar and Rum Tasting or a Cuban Cocktail Lesson, both which take place in Old Havana.
Departures: 08:30 AM,
Meeting instructions: Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.
Special instructions: - Please note the availability of private guides in Havana is limited so please book in advance.
- Please dress comfortably with good walking shoes.
- Sunscreen, camera with secure strap, perhaps a hat, will protect you from the sun.
Your classic car ride will be approximately 3-4 hours (as time allows) and is often a convertible. There is not a guide in each car but you will be informed of what you are going to see and you will stop when possible.
- Everyone in your group must select either the Cigar and Rum Tasting or a Cuban Cocktail Lesson.
- We will ask for any food allergies at the time of your booking.