Havana Full Day City Tour

  

FULL DAY ESSENCE OF HAVANA CITY TOUR

Includes a two hour chauffeured drive through Havana in a famous old American car - a fantastic and unique experience not to be missed!!!

Duration: 0900 – 1700 8 hours

Frequency: Tours can be arranged daily including Sundays*
*Sunday tours incur a supplement and a change of itinerary.

 Tour commences at the Parque Central Hotel.

Taking in the essential sights of Old Havana, our full day city tour captures the colonial spirit of Cuba’s remarkable capital city.  Dating back to the 16th century, Old Havana is steeped in history and flanked by old colonial buildings.  Our walking tour takes you to the impressive Museum of the Revolution housed in the former Presidential Palace, where you can learn more about Cuba’s revolutionary history leading up the present day.

Continuing past the impressive Capitolio building and through the fascinating narrow cobblestone streets in the heart of the old city, we will make many stops to admire the sights. We will continue with a visit to Conde de villanueva which includes: an explanation and demonstration of rolling a cigar by a specialist, how to select a good cigar and how to light it, tasting a Cuban coffee and Cuban Rum. Clients can choose one cigar of Guantanamera Cristal or Romeo & Juliet no. 2.

The tour will conclude with visits to the historic squares Plaza de Armas and Plaza de la Catedral, both of which preserve a charming colonial ambiance and some of the finest architecture in Cuba.
Lunch will be included at the impressive El Patio restaurant or Paladar La Moneda Cubana located by the Plaza de la Cathedral, which is a truly unique setting for lunch. 

Following lunch and a short walk through the craft market, the tour will continue through Old Havana towards the harbour with stops at Plaza de San Francisco and the small garden dedicated to Princess Diana and Mother Teresa. We then arrive at the Havana Club rum museum where there is a fascinating insight into the history of Cuba’s famous drink and its production process, with of course the chance to sample the finished product!

The Old American Cars will be waiting to take you on a unique panoramic drive along the Malecon promenade towards Morro Cabana (Castle).  The castle guards the entrance to Havana’s harbour and offers magnificent views across to the Havana skyline. Continuing by Old American car along the length of the Malecon, there will be an absorbing drive through Miramar, which is an elegant area of the city with large colonial mansions, now housing many Embassies. We then return to Revolution Square. This is a highly significant landmark in Havana and overlooked by the famous Che Guevara Mural.  A stop shall be made at the Jose Marti memorial and some time will be allowed for you to walk around the area before driving through the heart of Havana to the Parque Central hotel where the tour sadly ends!

 

ESSENCE OF HAVANA CITY TOURS

 
Excursion Costs and Inclusions 01st November 2016 - October 2017
Mon- Sat
Full Day cost = £102.00 per person
Private tour cost = £114.00 per person. Min 2 pax
Sunday
Private tour cost = £115.00 per person
2 hour chauffeured Old American Car inclusive for full day tour.
No child discounts available
Please note the tours will operate with a minimum of 2 clients and a maximum of 14 clients.

Sunday tours can be arranged at a supplement, however due to the Sunday closure of the Conde de Villanueva, the tour will visit the tobacco shop at the Hotel Tryp Habana Libre.

Full Day Tour Inclusions

  • Services of an experienced English speaking local guide
  • Visit to Conde de Villanueva
  • Entrance to the Museum of the Revolution
  • Entrance to the Havana Club Rum Museum
  • Lunch with one drink included at El Patio or Palada La Moneda
  • Two hours panoramic drive through Havana in an authentic Old American Car

Tour Details

  • The tour commences from outside the Parque Central Hotel at 09.00hrs. Clients need to meet the guide at 08.45hrs.
  • All Old Havana hotels are a short walk from the Parque Central hotel.
  • Clients staying in other areas of Havana can very easily take a taxi from their hotel to the Parque Central for between 5 and 10 CUC
  • The tour finishes at the Parque Central Hotel where the clients can take a short walk or a taxi back to their hotel.

Tour Highlights

  • All tours are guaranteed to operate and will not be cancelled due to small numbers. In fact our tours only operate with small numbers to ensure excellent quality (max 14)
  • All the tours are guided only in English thus maintaining the very best service for the clients. Our guides do not need to translate everything into 3 or more languages
  • Our tour guides are excellent, knowledgeable and highly experienced
  • Our tours visit the famous landmarks and include entrances  to famous cigar factories and museums
  • Our full day tour includes a 3-course lunch at a beautiful colonial restaurant overlooking the historic Cathedral Square
  • Enjoy the unique experience of a chauffeured drive through the streets of Havana in an old American Car on our full day tours
We reserve the right to change the order of the tour at anytime due to local circumstances.

Please note - the tour will not run on 25th December as this date is a national holiday.