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The Havana Tour Company

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Old Havana Walking Tour

3 hours, for groups of 1-12.

US$30

per person

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Visit Havana's historic squares on a Walking Tour of Old Havana

Departures calendar

This tour runs from 09:00 am until 12:00 pm.

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Havana is a city that sometimes seemed untouched by history, and yet what a rich and fascinating history it has. Our Havana walking tour takes in a city that has been influenced by many sources over the course of no less than five centuries, while retaining its own undeniable uniqueness.

OUR GROUP HAVANA CITY TOURS DEPART EVERY DAY: 9.00AM – 12.00PM
PRIVATE TOURS ARE AVAILABLE – CONTACT US FOR MORE DETAILS
HAVANA TOURS COMMENCE AT A LOCATION VERY CLOSE TO THE PARQUE CENTRAL SQUARE IN OLD HAVANA

Our stunning Group Havana City Tours depart each day for your convenience, commencing at 9:00am and concluding at 12:00pm. We can offer a private tourat other times as well, and please contact us for further information. We will be happy to help.

The Old Havana Walking Tour will start on the Corner of Paseo de Marti and Boulevard de San Rafael, which is easy to find, and is very close to the Parque Central Square and Hotel Inglaterra in Havana’s Old Town.

Even with a dedicated guidebook, it’s easy to head off in the wrong direction when you arrive in a new destination. Our Old Havana walking tour brings the city to life, allowing you to be swept up in all this vibrant city has to offer. The city offers an unrivalled sensory experience, and you will be always remember walking these sun-drenched cobblestone streets as we take in the oldest square in Havana (Plaza de Armas), along with sites that demonstrate the city’s rich and often turbulent history.

Our Havana walking tour makes you feel like a part of the city, and trust us, it’s very much a city that you will want to be a part of.

  • Your experienced tour guide will be with you at all times to answer any questions you might have (in English, of course)
  • The street theatre that is Old Havana is a key highlight of your Old Havana Walking Tour
  • Cuba’s unique revolutionary past is on full, proud display
  • Be sure to snap plenty of photos of the remarkable El Capitolio building and El Floridita.
  • Not to worry, because the tour takes in all the major squares of Old Havana, arguably the most significant public spaces in Cuba.
  • There will be plenty of time to stop and admire the architecture and to take in all the beauty on display

All hotels and casa particulares in Old Havana are a relaxed and convenient stroll from the Parque Central Square in Old Havana. Alternatively you can easily take a taxi from your accommodation in other parts of Havana to the Parque Central for approximately between 5 and 10 CUC.

Supporting the Cuban People

All of our tours fulfil the following criteria:

– Patronize privately owned small businesses in Cuba

– The itineraries are designed to expose you to the local Cuban people and steer funds toward its citizens.

– Where meals are included, your tour will eat at a Paladares (privately run restaurants)

– You will have the chance to interact with Cuban’s from all walks of life, having a chance to hear their stories, and share your own.

– Our tours are designed to be educational, with people-to-people interaction  and cultural immersion a priority.

Itinerary

Two ladies in Old Havana on a Havana tour

The first stop on this walking tour is the remarkable Hotel Inglaterra in the heart of Havana’s Old Town. Right next to the tours meeting place, this ornate building speaks of a refined period in Cuba’s past, and the elegant building was Havana’s first hotel (it opened in 1875).

We strongly suspect that our Old Havana tour will be the beginning of your lifelong love affair with this city. We’ll set off at a relaxed pace, with plenty of chances to stop and take photos and hear about the most beautiful spots in Havana, the most beautiful of cities. We will go past El Capitolio, Havana’s former seat of government which is a dead ringer for the Capitol Building in Washington DC (although both buildings were inspired by the Panthéon in Paris).

We will also go past El Floridita (Hemingways former haunt), the Gran Teatro de La Habana (which looks like a sandcastle and is home to the Cuban National Ballet); the Museo de laRevolución, which is housed in the former official residence for the Presidents of Cuba prior to the revolution; the heavenly Central Park (Parque Central); the art deco loveliness of the Bacardi Building (yes, the rum); Havana’s Art Museum; Calle Obispo (a street where you will want to enjoy a drink where the sun goes down), before taking in the most stunning squares you will ever see -the Plaza San Francisco de Asis, Plaza de la Catedral, Plaza de Armas, before finishing at Plaza Vieja. Your unforgettable Havana walking tour will come to an end here, and your guide can suggest some fantastic options for lunch.

Of course, now you’ve had a taste of this city, you might want to go back to some of the amazing places you’ve passed to continue your own Old Havana tour.

Inclusions and exclusions

Duration

Half Day - 3 Hours

Start

Corner of Paseo de Marti and Boulevard de San Rafael

Finish

Plaza Vieja

Group size

1-12

Transport

Havana Walking tour

Inclusions

Local english-speaking Havana tour guide

Exclusions

Transportation to and from meeting points, food and drinks not specified above, tips for the guide.

Old Havana Walking Tour

US$30

per person

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