Gardner Tours is a hospitality company that just so happens to be in tourism, giving travelers unforgettable, high quality experiences in incredible destinations via storytelling and our personal touch of hospitality.
Colby Gardner, owner and guide, grew up on a farm in Texas where his family settled over 200 years ago. Loving his culture and the stories of those that make it vibrant, he learned to cherish each person and their stories as an integral part of that culture. Years later, as he traveled the globe, he carried those values with him, and as he encountered new cultures and built new relationships, he began to put all of their stories together. Eventually, knowledge of his experience and deeply rooted relationships spread. After sending numerous friends and family on private vacations to the people and places he connected with the most, someone suggested, “With all of that experience, you should start your own travel company!”
As a hospitality company built on family values, we guarantee to serve you wholeheartedly, and will take care of you like family along the way.
We are proud to serve travelers from all over the world. Our travelers have been from the USA, Cuba, Sweden, Finland, Greece, Canada, Turkey, Slovenia, United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, France, Poland, Mexico, China, Thailand, Syria, Costa Rica, India, Russia, Spain, Netherlands, Belgium, Kazakhstan, and on! See what they had to say…
While visiting Cuba on a short trip we we're so lucky to meet Colby. He spent about 6 hours with us, showing us around Havana. He was just awesome and... read more
Everything was well arranged. Even because it was last minute. We had a great car with airco 😉Carlos was a very Good tourguide. He told a lot about the area... read more
Everything about this trip was AMAZING! The attention to detail by Gardner Tours went above and beyond. Every adventure, every meal, every moment was carefully planned; and the results were... read more
The tour was incredible! And our guide, Colby is incredible too. We had a BLAST yesterday. Sometimes I felt like he was a Cuban HAHAHA. He knows everything of our... read more
Absolutely wonderful, super friendly and qualified guides, cannot beat the price. Incredible atmosphere, safety and food!!! I would recommend this company to anyone.
Colby Gardner arranged a full day for our party of 8. We walked Old Havana, had lunch on a private rooftop, toured the city in classic cars, learned a lot... read more
Great trip! Colby arranged everything. From transport to guide... Good prices and fast communication!
I've always wanted to go to Cuba. It was one of my dreams and my dream finally came true and I couldn't have chosen a better tour company to make... read more
I booked a trip with Gardner Tours and it was amazing!! Colby took care of everything in a very professional way. He took us to the hot spots of... read more
As the Executive Director of an adventure tour company that creates voyages on all seven continents, I scoured the globe for an organization that I could entrust all of my... read more
Words can't describe this trip. It was incredible! The events, the food, the people......I can't pick a favorite. It was a very well rounded... read more
Colby is so awesome! I couldn't imagine anyone not enjoying their time, it is an amazing experience. Colby knows so much about Cuba and all of the best places to... read more
We had a fantastic tour arranged by Colby. We were staying in Havana and asked him about the possibilities of going to Trinidad. Within a few hours, Colby had arranged... read more
Gardner Tours rocks!!!! From the moment I shared with Gardner tours that my husband and I wanted them to set up this special occasion for us they were... read more
Classic car tours, fantastic restaurants, a beautiful bnb and city, and experiencing Cuban culture and history. What more could you ask for? How about being guided by a team who... read more
Everything about this experience was exceptional. From the moment we landed Colby and his team made us feel comfortable and cared for. The passion of Colby and his... read more
This trip was amazing!! Colby was such a supportive guide. From even before I booked he was available to answer questions and support. It was a very personalized experience. I... read more
There is no better way to travel to Cuba than through Gardner Tours. The guides have a deep love for the country and share that passion through their service. Our... read more
We happened across Gardner Tours while we were already in Cuba and I’m so so glad we did. Colby was attentive, really quick to respond to all messages we sent,... read more
This was an amazing trip . I had no idea how much knowledge I would gain and fun I would have . Colby is a wonderful guide , very informative... read more
Wow! After taking a one-day tour with Gardner Tours of Havana, I absolutely want to return to Havana for a second trip. Yunior (our guide) was incredibly friendly and open... read more
I took this trip with some friends and Colby and his team arranged every detail. There were so many options and things to do including historic tours, classic car rides,... read more
Colby was super hospitable and very professional. He knows the people and all the ins and outs of Havana. We were in a killer hostel in the city and the... read more
I did not book my trip through Gardner Tours (that being said, I will next time), but I did have the great fortune of sitting next to Colby on the... read more
Our trip to Cuba was fantastic from start to finish! Thanks to our travel guide,escort and translator, Colby Gardner of “Gardner Tours” and fellow guides and translators, Yunior and Albert,... read more
We took a 5 day cruise on Norwegian Cruise Line to Havana and then on to The Bahamas. Colby Gardner met the 8 in our group promptly at the... read more
I went on a Cuba Cigar Tour with Gardner Tours in February 2018 and I had the time of my life! Our guide, Colby, was very knowledgeable of the culture... read more
Hah! Caught you looking for a bad review! I'm happy to say it's not coming from me. We had a blast! I can't thank Colby, Yunior, and Albert enough... read more
Thanks to Colby and his professional staff our group had an outstanding adventure in Cuba. We immediately connected with them on a personal and professional manner. We learned a lot... read more
We went on a tour to Trinidad organised by Gardner Tours. The accommodation was wonderful and we went on a city tour on our first day in Trinidad. We learned... read more
Our team of tour guides are highly experienced and well educated, but most importantly, they love to serve their travelers! If there’s one thing we guarantee, it’s that our guides will care for you like family and deliver a unique and unforgettable experience!
Built on years of established trust, we only partner with those who deliver the best quality experiences, from comfort in accommodations to fine taste in cuisine, leaving you something to reminisce for years. Read on to learn about a few of our partners below…
Restaurante Cuajaní, led by a husband and wife team who have a taste for the finest cuisine and hospitality, proves itself as one of the top restaurants in Cuba. It’s highly likely that you’ll dine here on one of our tours.
Michel, one of our many drivers in Cuba, is a joy to cruise with! From his choice tunes, desire to perfect his English, and the cool air blowing from his dash, it’s guaranteed that you’ll be happy he’s driving you around.
Casa Vieja, a private restaurant, art gallery, and BnB in the heart of Old Havana, is a favorite stop among our travelers. From its rooftop breeze and tasty cuisine, we promise you’ll walk away wishing you hadn’t.
Esto no es un Café, situated in a famous alley, hosts thematic dishes as tribute to artists’ works around the world. Their mouth-watering cuisine combines international recipes with that of Cuban tradition.