Designed for lovers of history, architecture, and rich culture, this 4 hour Old Havana Walking Tour will reveal and educate you on Old Havana’s most interesting historical, cultural, and romantic treasures. Your professional guide will introduce you to Havana’s great history, cuisine, people, and of course, its famous stories, 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 visit Havana’s most remarkable sites such as the famous Plaza de Armas, Plaza Vieja, the Havana Cathedral, La Bodeguita del Medio, the Capitol, the Original Partagas Cigar Factory, the Museum of the Revolution, and much more. 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 uncover Havana’s best-kept secrets on this comprehensive Old Havana Walking Tour!
On this Old Havana Walking Tour, you can expect to be well-educated as you walk through a city that’s been steadily evolving over the last 500 years. You will be accompanied the entire tour by a Gardner Tours professional guide, who is knowledgeable on Cuban culture, history, folklore, etc, and all we require of you is to simply enjoy yourself!
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!)
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.
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.
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 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 (from a distance), the Morro Castle (from a distance), 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), the Capitol, the Original Partagas Cigar Factory, and many more. Your walking tour will end at the Museum of the Revolution, where you will have multiple options to continue your day on your own.
You will have worked up an appetite by this time, so your guide may accompany you to one of our favorite nearby restaurants, or point you in the direction of other areas of interest.
Gardner Tours is committed to delivering you the most professional, comprehensive, and entertaining tours and excursions offered in Cuba! If you have questions or would like to adjust this excursion in any way, feel free to contact us and we will gladly accommodate your desires.
If you have questions or would like to adjust this tour in any way, please contact us using the form below.
My husband and I had a walking tour of Havana in September 2018 and both thoroughly enjoyed it. Our guide Chanel spoke excellent English, answered all of our questions fully and honestly and was fantastic company. The tour showed us parts of Havana we probably wouldn’t have seen ourselves (or certainly not have known the history of) and was a fantastic experience. Topped off with a lovely cocktail in a rooftop bar (which had fabulous views) with our guide – fantastic day.
Thank you for your kind review! We are glad you loved it! Chanel greatly enjoyed serving you guys!
Firstly, I have to say that it was a great experience to traveling with Gardner Tours and especially with Colby, my guide. He showed me around and explained every single corners, buildings and statues in Havana. I learned many things about cuba during my tour. Also I paid really reasonable price. I highly recommend them for everyone. Again, thank you Colby. Hope to see you again!
Ahmet, it was a pleasure serving you! You were so curious and hungry to learn and that made your tour even more fun! Thank you for choosing us and we hope to see you again!
While visiting Cuba on a short trip we were so lucky to meet Colby and he gave us an impromptu Old Havana Walking Tour. He spent about 6 hours with us, showing us around Havana. He was just awesome and we highly recommend him for anyone looking to book a trip there! He was so knowledgeable and really did a great job helping us see as much as we could during that time!! –Lesia
Lesia, thank you for your review! You guys were so much fun and I am thankful to have served you. Hopefully we can see you again in the future!
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 the people, places, art of Cuba. We had a small group of 4 and the tour was customized to our interests of the area. He was accommodating to the leisure pace that we wanted to go. We left after a 6 hour tour feeling educated in the history, culture, art, music, and even the tastes of Cuba. We were able to even stop at some of the old watering holes that Hemingway use to frequent.
The people of Cuba are welcoming and friendly. I wish that my Spanish was good, but this was not an issue while on the tour, Colby took great care of us. He will the first that I contact on our next trip to Cuba.
Thanks for the best day there.
BTW, he’s also a bit of a cigar aficionado! Which helps out those of us who know very little about them.
Wow, Brian. Thank you for your thorough and thoughtful review! It was a pleasure to serve all of you guys! I hope the rest of your tour was amazing as well! Hope to see y’all again!
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 culture, idioms, history, where and when you could eat different kinds of food with different prices. He is also very gentle, and very sweet. You will enjoy being with him all the time. I encourage you to come, be yourself and see Havana with a curious heart. I am Cuban and this tour was well worth it!
Yunior, your review means a lot coming from a Cuban! Thank you. And thank you for taking the time out of your day to come and learn more about your own city. It was a pleasure to serve you and your friends!
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 really learned a lot about the culture and city! I am Cuban and even for me, it’s awesome to see a guide from another country who knows the real history and teaches it well! It really reflects his passion about what he does. Thank you for such a great tour!
Albertico, it was a pleasure to have you on our tour! And it’s so wonderful to hear these compliments from a Cuban! Thank you again!
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 get a real feel for Cuba. The history, the culture, and the people. My wife and I had a great time, with them interpreting for us we had all of our needs met. I highly recommend Gardner Tours to Cuba for a trip of a lifetime. You cannot do any better anywhere else. Thank You for a spectacular time. We will be back to Cuba but only through you.
Pat, thank you for your review and for already planning to come back! We are looking forward to it!
I joined Colby for a walking tour of Old Havana and he also arranged a classic car tour for me. He is so friendly and helpful, full of great recommendations of places to eat and check out and nothing is too much trouble. He was knowledgeable and interesting with a clear love for the city and he knows everyone! I felt in very safe hands and I cannot recommend him enough. Thanks for making my trip go from great to brilliant!
Jenna, we are so glad to have bumped into you in Old Havana and to find out that you were looking for those tours! It was wonderful to get to know you and to serve you as well! Thanks for your kind review and for trusting us with part of your holiday! We hope to see and serve you again soon!