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…
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
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
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
Great service and overall experience! Enjoyed locations, restaurants, events and housing. Great people involved in the whole trip!
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
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
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
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
5 words for each star. Knowledgeable. Amazing. Crafted. Personal. Memorable. Gardner Tours knows how to treat you to an amazing experience that is crafted for your personal taste making it... read more
We happened into Colby and his walking tour off the Cruise ship. He was able to not only take us around, but also added wonderful historical and cultural insight into... 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
Absolutely Amazing!! Colby, Yunior, and Albert are an awesome crew. Their knowledge of the country of Cuba is great. Between the Old Car tour and the Historic walking tour you... read more
The Cigar Tour fulfilled all of my expectations and everything I dreamt of seeing and experiencing, I saw! I highly recommend using Gardner Tours for your visit to Cuba!
Experiencing the culture and people of Havana was the best part of the trip. Getting to walk around Old Havana, seeing the amazing architecture, local art, vintage cars, and how... read more
I have been to Cuba on several trips in the past and I am a traveler not a tourist. With that context I commend Gardner Tours with the highest... 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
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
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
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
Firstly, I have to say that it was a great experience to traveling with gardner tours and especially with Colby. He showed me around and explained every single corners, buildings... read more
Taking a dive into the Cuban culture was nothing like I thought it would be. We had five days of adventure from the city of Havana to the quiet... 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
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
I had an incredible time on my Old Havana Walking Tour! Our guide, Colby, was very kind and educated well on Havana. We had a lot of fun and I... read more
To make the most of this once in a lifetime trip, treat yourself to a Gardener Tour with Colby. He knows all the best places to eat, drink, stay and... 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
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
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
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
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.
Gardner Tours got an invite to be featured on the KAYAK Travel Guides for Cuba! We are honored to be among the few recognized companies found there! Visit the Havana, Cuba Travel Guide by clicking the image below.