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 Total Havana Tour

Total Havana Tour

Trip Listing
 

Our full day tour has Cuba covered! Explore old and new Havana, get to grips with Afro Cuban religion, art and traditions and cruise the streets in an iconic, classic car. Along the way we’ll sample some of the island’s best cocktails, take in the best historic sights and we’ll stop for lunch in one of our favourite spots. Our tour ends at the iconic Hotel Nacional where we’ll sit and relax, looking out over the famous Malecon with a cocktail in hand ready to watch the sunset. 

Highlights:
  • Enjoy an action-packed day exploring the best that Cuba has to offer
  • Stroll around Havana with a local Guide and marvel at the iconic sites on show, such as the Gran Teatro and the Bacardi Building
  • Learn about the fascinating history of the ‘City of Columns,’ from plundering Pirates to the Revolution
  • Enjoy a delicious, traditional lunch in a local Paladar
  • Cruise the capital in a classic convertible and enjoy one of Cuba’s quintessential experiences 

Tour style:Walking, Culture
Inclusions:Local English-speaking guide, 1x special Afro-Cuban Drink, transfer in local transport, lunch with drink, classic car rental, Hotel Nacional entry fee, 1 x cocktail. 
Exclusions:Additional food and drinks, souvenirs and personal shopping, transportation to and from the meeting/end points, tips/gratuities for your guide.
Group size:Maximum 12
Schedule details:
  • Duration:9 Hours
  • Meeting point:

    Callejòn Hamel No. 1054, e/ Aramburo y Hospital, Central Havana.

  • Start time: 9.15 AM
  • Finish point:

    Hotel Nacional, Calle 21 y O, Vedado, Havana.


Additional information :
  • Voucher exchange details:Please present this voucher to your guide at the beginning of your tour. Save this email on your phone or tablet, or print a copy, as you will need to show this to join the trip
  • 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: For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
  • Child policy: No age limit: 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

Also runs from:1 Jan 2020 to 31 Dec 2020

Itinerary:

This Total Havana Tour is a combination of three of our most popular Havana tours, showing you the best of the city in one epic full-day urban adventure!

We’ll start off by learning about the various Afro-Cuban religions practiced widely in Cuba. Your local guide will walk you through parts of central Havana and into the homes of some devotees of the various religions, some of which are similar to voodoo.

You’ll explore the spectacular Callejon de Hammel, a small and colourfully decorated alley in central Havana, created by local resident Salvador Gonzáles Escalona. This famous alleyway is decorated with scrap objects like bathtubs, hand pumps and pinwheels. We’ll grab a special cocktail created by Salvador’s wife, made from sparkling water, rum, honey and basil.

We’ll stop into a curious local religious shop to see what curios and 'objet d'art' are sold within.

We’ll grab an almendron - this is the local transport for people of Havana. They take set routes around the city and collect people as they go, and it’s a great way to experience true local life. Once we flag a car, we’ll pile in and off we go to Old Havana, near the old fort that’s now the police headquarters.

We’ll wander 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. The original Havana Village was founded by the Spaniards in 1519; today restoration is occurring slowly, so while many of the main buildings are 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.

We’ll work our way through the 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 the Capitolio, Gran Teatro, Parque Central, Bacardi building, Art Museum, Calle Obispo, Plaza de Armas, Plaza de la Catedral, Plaza San Francisco de Asis, Plaza Vieja, and Hotel Ambos Mundos.

 

You’ll also enjoy a delicious local Havana lunch in a fantastic local paladar, then take a walk around the area of the central park where many locals meet to very enthusiastically (and loudly) discuss baseball, dance, chat and pass their time.

We’ll then head out through the streets of Havana, in a classic American convertible car, cruising through the suburbs of Centro Habana, Miramar and Vedado, passing by points of interest such as the Malecon, the glamorous 5th Avenue in Miramar, the American "Special Interests" building, the Anti-Imperialist Square, Colon Cemetery, and the Revolution Square.

We’ll end up at National Hotel to enjoy a perfect view of the city. You’ll get a short tour of this iconic building before we finish up our Total Havana Tour with an evening cocktail in the garden.


Tipping:

If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides 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.