Designed for explorers searching to triumph through Havana’s world famous cigars and bars, this 10 hour Cigars & Bars Tour delivers exactly that, allowing you to discover the best of Cuba and enjoy it in world-class fashion. Your professional guide will introduce you to not only Havana’s great history, cuisine, people, and folklore, but of course, its famous cigar factories, and the best bars to gather and enjoy a Cuban cocktail while reminiscing with fellow travelers and locals. You will walk in the footsteps of Havana’s beloved Ernest Hemingway and visit his favorite places, and also get the opportunity to learn how to make his favorite Cuban cocktail from a professional! Between the walking tour and the Classic Car Tour, you will visit Havana’s most remarkable sites such as La Bodeguita del Medio, Hotel Ambos Mundos, El Floridita Bar, Sloppy Joe’s Bar, El Morro Castle, Revolution Square, the Capitol, the famous Plaza de Armas, and finish with a breezy drive down the Malecón (seawall). You will learn of Havana’s rocky history and experience first-hand how it has evolved over the last five centuries into a modern city with a remarkably laid-back vibe.
Book now to find out why Cuba’s cigars and rum are world renowned on this unique, once-in-a-lifetime Cigars & Bars Tour!
On this Cigars & Bars Tour, you can expect your complete itinerary from transportation, ticketing, and meals to be previously arranged and paid for by your guide. You will be accompanied the entire tour by a Gardner Tours professional guide, educated on Cuban culture, history, etc, and all we require of you is to simply enjoy yourself! In the event that something changes or doesn’t go exactly as planned, please be patient and courteous, as it is our guarantee that our guides will handle any challenges with timely grace to ensure that you are taken care of and that you get the authentic Cuban experience you desire.
On the Old Havana Walking Tour portion of your tour, your guide will tell historic and romantic stories of the locations you visit, ask questions, and even challenge you with a visual scavenger hunt or two during your tour! Each of our guides are well versed in their city and able to answer almost any question you may have for them! You will have complete freedom to take your walking tour as slow or fast as you please, stopping as often as you like for a rest, a cold refreshment, or to peek your head into a souvenir shop. Your guide will serve you along the way and ensure that you are well taken care of. (We have had travelers up to 85 years old on our Old Havana Walking Tours and even they did great!)
*Cigar Factories in Cuba are closed on the weekends as well as two longer holidays during the year. If you happen to book during these times, we will make adjustments to allow for you to learn about the cigar making process.
Gardner Tours is committed to delivering you the most professional, hospitable, and entertaining tours offered in Cuba! If you have questions or would like to adjust this tour in any way, feel free to contact us and we will gladly accommodate your desires.
It is recommended to begin your tour at 9:00am, but based upon the time you choose to begin your tour, you will be met at a convenient location for you by your guide and a taxi. After a quick meet and greet and an overview of your tour, you will take off towards one of Havana’s world-famous cigar factories for a one hour tour.
Following the Cigar Factory Tour, your professional guide will return you to Old Havana and guide you through the historical parts of the city on a walking tour to explain the history behind some of Havana’s greatest sites and share with you stories of great triumph and defeat in the country’s history. Along the way, you will learn about each side of the culture, from Cuba’s music (you might even get to dance with local artists in the street), to its many religions, and even its day to day struggles. In addition, on this Cigars & Bars Tour, you will learn more about Ernest Hemingway and walk in his footsteps to visit some of his favorite places and learn why he was “Havana’s beloved.” On the morning portion of the walking tour you will see not only La Bodeguita del Medio and Hotel Ambos Mundos (two of Hemingway’s favorite spots), but some of Havana’s most famous sites like the Plaza de Armas, the Castle of the Royal Force, the Palace of the Captain General, the Little Temple, the Malecón (seawall), the Christ Statue, the Morro Castle, the Old Plaza, some great head-scratching art pieces, the Plaza and Basilica/Convent of San Francisco de Asis, multiple monuments and statues of famous characters, the Plaza of the Cathedral, and many more.
Once you’ve worked up an appetite and enjoyed the city via the first portion of your Old Havana Walking Tour, you will be led to one of our favorite places in Old Havana, a private rooftop restaurant, to experience authentic Cuban cuisine. This restaurant was originally a home constructed in the mid-1800s and now serves as a restaurant, art gallery, and BnB. You will get the opportunity to experience a cool breeze on the rooftop as you sit back, relax, and take in Old Havana as you converse about your day with your guide and fellow travelers. You will also receive a private Cuban Cocktail Lesson from their professional bartender. This is often mentioned in our reviews as one of the favorite parts of the tour because of the unique atmosphere, tastiness of the cuisine, and friendliness of their staff. And don’t worry, you will have an ample amount of time to enjoy your meal, a cigar, and refresh before getting back on your feet to complete your afternoon.
After a refreshing lunch break, your guide will lead you back down into the bustling streets of Old Havana to complete your walking tour in the Capitol area, but first you will stop at an Artisan’s Market, El Floridita and Sloppy Joe’s Bar. Following, you will visit learn about Havana’s Central Park, the Grand Theatre of Havana, the Capitol, the original Partagas Cigar Factory, and few other interesting gems along the way. If there is time, your guide might take you up to one of the best views in all of Old Havana.
There’s no better way to finish your Havana Day Tour than on a two-hour Classic Car Tour of the city, visiting Havana’s most amazing views and historical sites like Revolution Square, Cristo de la Habana (a Panoramic View of the City), El Morro Castle, Vedado, and ending the tour with a cruise down the Malecón (seawall). Note that after the tour, our drivers can drop you off at your desired location within Old Havana, whether at your cruise ship, BnB, or at a restaurant.
Gardner Tours is committed to delivering you the most professional, comprehensive, and entertaining tours offered in Cuba! If you have questions or would like to adjust this tour in any way, feel free to contact us and we will gladly accommodate your desires.
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