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!
What to Expect
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, 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.
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.