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Old Havana Walking Tour, Havana tour

Private Havana: Old Havana Walking Tour

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UNESCO sure do have great taste, they know a good thing when they see it. See why they made Old Havana a World Heritage site on this Havana tour that takes in all the glorious grandeur of the decayed yet dynamic Old Havana area.

This tour is priced for a minimum group size of two travellers. A solo traveller may still book this private experience but will be charged the base rate for two travellers.

  • Experience the best of Old Havana’s iconic sights like the famous Plaza San Francisco, Plaza de la Catedral, Plaza de Armas, & Plaza Vieja 
  • Explore Old Havana like locals live it every day 
  • Enjoy a refreshing drink at one of Old Havana’s most famous watering holes 
  • Savour a delicious and authentic local lunch at a great, hidden spot

 Local Impact: How you will help the local community by joining this tour: 

  • This tour helps promote local cultural heritage as you'll be exploring Old Havana, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • This tour also financially supports local, private businesses (versus state-owned), which is so important in Cuba. Supporting private businesses is a way to boost the local economy and keep money in the hands of hard-working locals. Your guide will also show the contrast between private and state-owned businesses for further context.
  • Your tour ends at a local, private restaurant where money spent is directly supporting the owners of the business and workers who are mostly young people who live in the community.



Tour style:Real life experience, Walking/Orientation trips using local transport, Food/Cuisine/Market Visits, Local Life/Culture, Heritage & History
Inclusions:Professional English speaking guide, lunch, and one cocktail/drink.
Exclusions:Transportation to and from meeting points, food and drinks not specified above, tips / gratuities for the guide.
Group size:Maximum 10
Schedule details:
  • Duration:3.5 hours
  • Meeting point:

    La Gargola Guesthouse, 82 Calle Cuba, first floor (between Cuarteles and Chacon streets)

  • Start time: 12.00 PM
  • Finish point:

    Local restaurant, Old Havana.

Additional information :
  • Voucher exchange details:Please present your voucher to the local guide at the beginning of the tour.
  • Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point.  Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.
  • Additional information: The guide will point out places of interest, such as museums, and make recommendations of places that participants can visit in their own time after the tour.
  • Child policy: This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page.
  • Language: English


This Havana tour won’t just show you the best of Old Havana, it’ll show you the best of Old Havana from a local perspective. Our local English speaking guide will take you through the labyrinth of streets of one of the oldest cities in the Western Hemisphere, where you’ll discover the enchanting secrets of this living museum where residents live amongst the unique charm and haunting decay of buildings dating as far back as the 16th century. 

Havana is the largest city in the Caribbean and was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1982. Restoration is occurring slowly, so while many of the main buildings are excellently restored to their original glory, others have taken on their own look by being left to age naturally, virtually neglected since the Revolution triumphed more than 50 years ago. 

This Old Havana walking tour works its way through an old part of Central Havana and then through to the heart of Old Havana. Along the way, you’ll get to take in some of the city’s most iconic sights, such as Art Museum, Calle Obispo, Plaza de Armas, Plaza de la Catedral, Plaza San Francisco de Asis, Plaza Vieja, and Hotel Ambos Mundos. 

You’ll finish the tour with a delicious local Havana lunch in a café or restaurant and a refreshing cool drink in one of Old Havana’s most famous watering holes.  

(If you’d prefer to travel as part of a regular group experience, please book our Old Havana Walking Tour)

This tour is priced for a minimum group size of two travellers. A solo traveller may still book this private experience but will be charged the base rate for two travellers.


If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides and drivers a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Intrepid Urban Adventures destinations. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this tour.