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…
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
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
I made my trip from London, UK to Cuba and had Colby as my guide. Initially I was hesitant of entering Cuba as I wasn't familiar with the culture and... read more
We had a fabulous family trip to Cuba thanks to Gardner Tours and specifically Colby Gardner himself! From our first steps at the arrival hall until our last farewell... read more
I went to Cuba in July and from the very beginning of my planning to the very end Colby was a great help. I did a trip with Colby to... read more
Just back from Havana! We had an epic time and I really have to say cheers to Colby who made our trip so much fun. Colby helped connect us to... read more
Colby is a person who clearly has a passion for Cuba. You can see that simply by the way he speaks of the island, the way he shows you the... 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
II absolutely loved the car tour! Touring around town in an old convertible was so cool. The walking tour was very informative and interesting as well. And our tour guides,... read more
When we told our friends and family that we were heading to Cuba by air for 6 days after our planned cruise with an overnight stay in Cuba was suddenly... read more
It had been several years since I had traveled overseas, and these few days in Havana made me remember why I love it so much! To a certain extent, the... read more
I cannot say enough wonderful things about Gardner Tours! We had an amazing time in Cuba. Colby did more than just “lead a tour.” He created a wonderful experience for... read more
We did not know what to expect on our first trip to Cuba, which turned out to be excellent on all levels all thanks to Colby Gardener who did a... read more
We had a great time on our Gardner Tours Cuba trip. Colby is the consummate trio leader and host. You will have all your needs taken care of and be... read more
Colby and his team went above and beyond to me this trip an amazing adventure. Taking care of even the smallest details, leading tours and always having a best... read more
Had a great trip to Cuba back in January, one I will never forget!!! Got to see and experience some amazing places and people. Had a couple of days in... read more
I can't begin to describe how wonderful this trip was because of our tours! Gardner tours first and foremost has the best people to interact with, Colby, Yunior and Albert... 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
As professional guide myself with several countries and destinations in my portfolio I went into my adventure with Gardner tours with some healthy skepticism. I have been on other tours... read more
See the sites and learn the history of Cuba and the people. Colby, Albert and Yunior are by far the kindest people around and pretty entertaining as well. You will... read more
If you want to see the beating heart of Cuba, understand its history and connect with the Cuban people look no further, Gardner Tours is the BEST. With 40 countries... 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
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
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
A few highlights of our time in Cuba included the classic car tour, where we got a great tour of the sights, and the downtown walking tour. On the classic... read more
It had always been a dream of mine to go to Cuba. Like everyone else I was a little apprehensive about it. Colby took care of everything for us. He... 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
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
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
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.