Designed for travelers looking to get the most of Havana in one day, this Havana Day Tour delivers a truly authentic Cuban experience with an Old Havana Walking Tour, dining at one of Havana’s finest restaurants, and a two-hour Classic Car Tour! On this tour, your professional guide will introduce you to Havana’s great history, cuisine, rich arts, and folklore. You will discover a vibrant and bustling city full of architectural, cultural, and head-turning gems that spark an inviting curiosity within its travelers. You will also visit Havana’s most remarkable sites such as El Morro Castle, Revolution Square, the Capitol, the famous Plaza de Armas, and finish with a breezy drive down the Malecón in a classic car. Your guide will teach you about Havana’s rocky history and ensure that you experience how it has evolved over the last five centuries into a modern city with a remarkably laid-back vibe.
Book now to uncover Havana’s best-kept secrets on this unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime Havana Day Tour!
On this Havana Day Tour, you can expect your complete itinerary from transportation, ticketing, and meals to be previously arranged for you as you will be accompanied for the entire tour by a Gardner Tours professional guide who is fully educated on Cuban culture, history, and is eager to serve you. All we ask of you is to simply enjoy yourself! In the event that something changes or doesn’t go as planned, please be patient and courteous, as it is our guarantee that our guides will handle any challenges with timely grace. In the event that something changes or doesn’t go as planned, please be patient and courteous, as it is our guarantee that our guides will handle any challenges with timely grace. It is our goal to ensure that you are taken care of and that you receive the authentic Cuban experience you desire.
Your guide will share historic and romantic stories of the locations you visit, ask you questions, and even challenge you with a visual scavenger hunt or two during your tour! Each of our guides are experienced and able to answer almost any question that you may have during your tour. Don’t worry, 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 tours and even they did great!)
Gardner Tours is committed to delivering you the most professional, hospitable, and entertaining tours offered in Cuba! If you would like to adjust this tour in any way, please contact us so we may accommodate you.
Based upon the time you choose to begin your tour, you will meet your professional guide at the Plaza de Armas in front of the Carlos Manuel de Cespedes Statue. After a quick meet and greet and an overview of your tour, you will take off on a Walking Tour of Old Havana to uncover its best-kept secrets and monumental history.
Your professional guide will 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. On the morning portion of the walking tour you will see 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, La Bodeguita del Medio (one of Hemingway’s hangouts), and many more.
Your lunch will be held at 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. This is often mentioned in our reviews as one of the favorite parts of the tour because of the uniqueness of our chosen location and the tastiness of the cuisine.
After a refreshing lunch, your guide will lead you back down into the bustling streets of Old Havana to complete your walking tour in the Capitol area. On your way to see the Central Park, the Grand Theatre of Havana, the Capitol, the original Partagas Cigar Factory, and a few other interesting gems, you will visit an Artisan’s Market to collect some unique souvenirs. If there is time, your guide might take you up to one of the best views in all of Old Havana. Be sure to request it if you desire.
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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