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…
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
My husband & I (and a group of friends) went with Gardner Tours to Cuba for a week & we had an amazing time. I highly recommend booking your trip... read more
Gardner Tours out did themselves for my wife Maribel and I. It was a dream come true. Gardner Tours prepared practically everything for us. They booked the flights, the place... 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
Gardner Tours provided a wonderful tour of beautiful Havana. Our group of 4 selected the classic car tour of the city. From start to finish the... read more
Incredible knowledge of the history of every location we visited. Logistics were always on point and managed behind the scenes so things just flow perfectly. And most of all these... read more
I can't say enough about Colby and the Gardner Tours guides, they really did give us a one of a kind experience. Colby's passion for the country, its people,... 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
On this, my second trip to Cuba, I had the privilege to work with Gardner Tours and Colby. From our arrival, throughout the journey, to our final drop off at... 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
The sites were amazing! The Gardner Tours crew take you on an experience of a lifetime for sure. The classic cars are beautiful and the walk was perfect! This was... read more
My Dad took me on a trip to Havana where we met our tour guide Colby. He was really knowledgeable about the history of Cuba and I learned a lot... 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
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
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
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
I’ll have to admit I was slightly hesitant to go to Cuba due to the history between our two countries. I was totally wrong. I have visited many Latin American... 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
For everyone who has always wanted to go to Cuba and has been apprehensive about traveling to Cuba. Gardner Tours is 100% safe to travel legally to Cuba from... read more
Gardner Tours saved my holiday! Colby at Garndner Tours, arranged our two night stay in Havana, within 48hrs of our first contact & was very knowledgeable & attentive. This... 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
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
Colby and his guides are phenomenal. I felt immediately safe and part of thier family from minute one. Their knowledge on culture and the ability to immerse groups... 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
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
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'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 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
First time to Cuba. Colby was an awesome host! He had the whole trip planned from when the pane wheels hit the ground to me flying out. Exploring Havana was... 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
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.