Designed for the long-weekend-adventurer, this 4 day / 3 night Havana Long Weekend Tour delivers truly the best experience of Havana, allowing you to explore at a slower pace. On this tour, you’ll enjoy an Old Havana Walking Tour, an extensive Cigar Factory Tour, Havana’s most historic and breathtaking sites on a two-hour Classic Car Tour, mouth-watering meals at Havana’s finest restaurants, a Cuban Cocktail Lesson, a world-famous show at the Grand Theatre, and much more! Your professional guide will walk you through Havana’s great history, cuisine, 500 year-old stories, rich arts, folklore, and famous nightlife, ensuring that you get where you are going safely and efficiently, experiencing only Havana’s best. At night, you will encounter a more intimate, laid-back Havana with artsy expressions of the culture on every corner, including dinners at our favorite restaurants in Old Havana. After dinner, you will be free to further explore the city as you please or retire to wind down at your private BnB. On this tour, it’s guaranteed that you will experience Cuban culture at its best and gain a true understanding, from experience, what this island, “frozen in time”, was like in its early years.
Book now to experience romantic Havana over a long weekend on this unforgettable Havana Long Weekend Tour!
On this Havana Long Weekend Tour, you can expect your complete itinerary from accommodations, 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, 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. It’s our goal to ensure that you are taken care of and receive the authentic Cuban experience you desire.
Each of our guides are experienced and able to answer almost any question that you may have during your tour. You will have complete freedom to take your tour at the pace you please, stopping as often as you like for a rest on your walking tour, returning to that one souvenir shop for the fifth time, or simply enjoying your dinner just a little longer than you normally would. Your guide will give you time and space to enjoy each lunch as you please, with or without them. Your guide will meet you at your arranged time each morning at your BnB to begin your day and will drop you off at your BnB each night. They will serve you along the way and ensure that you are well taken care of during your entire stay.
*Cigar Factories in Cuba are closed on the weekends as well as two longer holidays during the year. If you book during these times, we will adjust to ensure that you experience the cigar making process.
**The Grand Theatre of Havana takes random breaks from shows at certain times in the year. In the even that you book during these times, we will make adjustments and take you to another show, such as the famous Cabaret Parisien or the Buena Vista Social Club.
***Your accommodations will be at a Cuban BnB equipped with air-conditioner as well as a private bathroom. Each of our accommodation partners provide private rooms with a full bed and a twin bed, and can occupy up to three persons per room. If you desire to share a room with your travel companions (up to three persons per room), please specify in the details of your booking.
Gardner Tours is committed to delivering you the most professional, comprehensive, 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 your flight arrives to José Martí International Airport in Havana, your professional guide will be waiting for you at your final customs exit. Following the ride into Old Havana, you will get settled into your BnB, then kick your tour off with a bang on a two-hour Classic Car Tour of the city! You will visit Havana’s most remarkable sites such as the Christ Statue overlooking the city, the Morro Castle, Revolution Square, the Capitol, the Vedado neighborhood, and finish with a breezy cruise down the Malecón (seawall) at sunset. After your classic car tour, you will be dropped off at our favorite restaurant in the city to experience their mouth-watering cuisine and the live music that the alley offers! If you choose, your guide will drop you off at your BnB after dinner. If you desire to explore the nightlife of Old Havana, you will be free to do so.
Day two will include an incredible Cigar Factory Tour, Cuban Cocktail Lesson, and a show at the world-famous Grand Theatre of Havana, as well as dinner at an outstanding restaurant with live jazz! Your guide will meet you at your chosen time in the morning, then you will be transported to one of Havana’s famous cigar factories to receive a complete education on the process of Cuba’s world-renowned tobacco!
Following your visit to the cigar factory and Habanos store, you will be transported back to Old Havana for lunch at the restaurant of your choice (your guide can give recommendations). After taking lunch, you may have a time of rest if you please, then you will get a private lesson on how to make Cuban cocktails!
Just before dinner, you will take time to clean up and put on your best outfit to experience one of the best shows that Cuba has to offer at the Grand Theatre of Havana! But before that, your guide will take you to one of our favorite places in Old Havana, a quiet and private rooftop restaurant in the heart of the city. This restaurant was originally a colonial-style home constructed in the mid-1800s, yet now serves as a restaurant, art gallery, and BnB. After you have tamed your appetite, your guide will accompany you to your show at the Grand Theatre of Havana, home of the world’s largest ballet company!
Following the show, you may want to get your dancing shoes on and explore Cuban nightlife, but if not, your guide will drop you off at your BnB.
Day three will be icing on the cake as you step even deeper into Cuban history and culture. At the arranged time you choose, your professional guide will meet you at your BnB to begin your day. You will receive a completely comprehensive education of Cuban culture, history, folklore, and much more on a Old Havana Walking Tour. You will be walked through the city to learn of and visit some of its most historic and romantic sites like the Castle of the Royal Force, Plaza Vieja, the Havana Cathedral, La Bodeguita del Medio (one of Hemingway’s hangout), and so much more. You will meet local artists at their shops and might even bump into a few of Havana’s personalities. Who knows, you might even find yourself dancing to traditional Cuban music with locals in the street! Your Old Havana Walking Tour will begin in the morning in the oldest part of the city, and following lunch at the location of your choice (your guide can give recommendations), you will complete the walking tour in the Capitol Area visiting locations like an artisan’s market, Central Park, the Capitol, the Original Partagas Cigar Factory, and the Museum of the Revolution among others.
After your walking tour is complete, you will have the time and freedom to rest and clean up before dinner if you so choose. Your guide will then accompany you to another favorite restaurant of ours to dine on fine cuisine and enjoy live Cuban jazz. This is the perfect opportunity to sit back, relax, and take it all in as you wind down your final full day in Havana. If you choose, your guide will drop you off at your BnB after dinner. If you desire to explore the nightlife of Old Havana, you will be free to do so.
Most like to take the last morning easy, but if you want to get out and about on your last morning in Havana, your guide will meet you at your chosen time to explore and get your final taste of “the city frozen in time”. You will have time to purchase any last-minute souvenirs from local artisans and take those photos that you may have missed.
Three to four hours prior to your flight, you will be picked up by your private taxi driver and your guide will accompany you to the airport to say your final goodbyes and set you on your way.
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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