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The Havana Tour Company

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Private Havana Afternoon Delight Tour

4 hours, for groups of 1-20.

From US$50

per person

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Departures calendar

This tour runs from 02:00 pm until 06:00 pm.

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Have our expert guides reveal the secrets of the Cuban capital on our Private Havana Afternoon Delight Tour. Discover why so many visitors have fallen in love with this unique city and unravel the secrets of what it’s like to live in Havana.

Our Private Havana Afternoon Tour can take place on any day of the week. There is some flexibility to suit your needs when it comes to departure times and departure location.

Pricing:

One person –     USD$150.00
Two to Three people –  USD$80.00 per person
Four to Five people –  USD$60.00.00pp
Six + people – Please Enquire

INTRODUCTION

You’ll meet your English-speaking guide at a location in Old Havana that is convenient to you. This might be at a Casa, hotel or at a location close to the cruise ship terminal.

Cuba is more than a simple Caribbean getaway for sun, sea and sand, with a rich and fascinating history. Its capital, Havana, is no different. The city’s layers of history, dating right back to the time of Christopher Columbus, includes colonization and revolution, adding further mystery and intrigue to Cuba’s first city. There is no better place to gain a sense of this beguiling country than by exploring the nooks and crannies of its majestic capital city, and to do so with one of our expert local Havana guides.

Our afternoon tour commences at a location that is convenient for you in Old Havana. Here you’ll meet your local English-speaking guide.

We pride ourselves on being able to give you a comprehensive look at Havana within the 4 hour space of an afternoon (or morning if you would prefer). Even if you only have half a day in Havana, we’ll be able to show you the best of the best.

  • You’ll have the undivided attention of a English-speaking guide who will tell you all about their city and answer all your questions with knowledge and enthusiasm
  • Discover life at a local level with the sights, sounds and smells of the capital’s ever evolving street theatre of everyday life
  • Learn more about Cuba’s proudly displayed revolutionary history
  • Explore the major squares of Old Havana, perhaps the most significant and informative public spaces in the capital
  • Go at your own pace, with plenty of time to stop and admire the different architectural styles you will encounter on the tour

There is also the option to add a salsa lesson on a roof-top in Old Havana at the end of your tour. Please Enquire for more details

SUPPORTING THE CUBAN PEOPLE

Our Private Havana Afternoon Tour is specifically designed to ensure the local people gain as much from the tour as you do. All our tours will:

  • Patronize privately owned small and family-run businesses
  • Connect you to local Cubans wherever possible through the itinerary
  • Eat at locally-owned paladares restaurants when meals are included
  • Enable you to interact with Cubans from all walks of life and hear their stories first hand
  • Educate through cultural immersion

 

 

Itinerary

OLD HAVANA WALKING TOUR

The best way to get to grips with Havana at speed is to explore the beautiful old town (La Habana Vieja) where the tour begins, on foot. The district’s listing as a UNESCO World Heritage Site has helped maintain and preserve the area in all it’s (albeit slightly flaking) colonial and pre-revolutionary splendour. You’ll take in El Capitolio (the National Capitol Building), the grand former seat of government in Cuba until the Cuban Revolution, which bears a resemblance to the Capitol building in Washington DC. Then there’s El Floridita, the cocktail bar that was the favoured drinking hole for American author Ernest Hemingway when he was done with writing for the day. One of the main focuses of this Old Havana Walking tour is to take in four main public squares of Old Havana – Plaza de ArmasPlaza Vieja, Plaza de San Francisco de Asis and Plaza de la Catedral

 

CLASSIC CAR TOUR OF HAVANA

As soon as you set foot on Cuban soil you will have spotted the vintage American cars that have become a Cuban icon alongside images of Che Guevara, cigars, bottles of rum and rumba music. Their revving engines may be loud, but their stylized middle of the century curves are a testament to the spirit of the Cuba people and their desire to succeed despite the US trade embargo that began in the early 1960s and kept these museum pieces on the roads of Havana right until the present day.

The next part of your afternoon tour of Havana involves you getting up close and personal with one of these beautiful vintage cars. Giving your feet a well-earned rest in the back of a classic convertible you will see how the older, colonial parts of the city sit comfortably alongside the newer socialist structures of the more modern sections of the city. You’ll be driven along the seafront esplanade known as the Malecon and take in the sights of the Vedado and Miramar districts as well as Revolution Square. The elegant mansions of Miramar, once the home of Havana’s elite, are undergoing rejuvenation. Many of their crumbling facades are being restored and opened up as restaurants, bars, or clubs, promising a good future for these wonderful structures.

MOJITO MAKING CLASS IN OLD HAVANA

Our Private Havana Afternoon Tour concludes in style. We’ll take you to one of our favorite venues in Havana to be whisked up to the rooftop for a lesson in how to make the perfect mojito cocktail (or non-alcoholic alternative should you prefer). As day turns towards evening this magical city will light up beneath you, and we wouldn’t blame you if you choose to spend the rest of the night here!

Inclusions and exclusions

Duration

4 hours

Start

A convenient location in Old Havana, close to the cruise ship terminal

Finish

A convenient location in Old Havana

Group size

1-20

Transport

Walking and Classic Convertible car

Inclusions

Services of a private English speaking local Havana tour guide

Old Havana Walking Tour

Chauffeured Convertible Classic American Car to tour Havana

Mojito Making Lesson on roof-top in Old Havana (includes 2 x drinks)

Exclusions

International flights, all lunches and dinners (unless specified), travel insurance, accommodation, visa & passport costs, drinks (unless specified), tips, optional activities, airport taxes

Private Havana Afternoon Delight Tour

From US$50

per person

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