Discover the remarkable history of Havana, Cuba through its massive buildings and notable structures dating back to the 15th century. Colonial life and modern times are all part of this unforgettable tour of Cuba’s capital, Havana.
Imagine driving down a street in a vintage Chevrolet, Ford, Buick, Cadillac, Mercury, Dodge, Oldsmobile or Pontiac. Usually, you only see these types of cars in museums, not in Cuba though. In Havana, the island’s capital, these are everyday cars and they have been for decades. You will have the opportunity to visit the Hotel Nacional and enjoy a refreshing drink.
Havana, founded in 1519 by the Spanish crown, became one of the Caribbean’s main shipbuilding centers by the 17th century. Today, it is a city with approximately 2.1 million residents that invites guests to discover a complex mosaic of colors and rhythms, an interesting mix of baroque, neoclassical and renaissance architecture, and a wonderful assortment of cuisine to delight the senses.
Cuba’s art has been compared to the art created in New York, Los Angeles, Paris, London and other world art centers as being one of the best in the world. Cuban art is diverse and cultural and this tour will allow you to experience the island’s talent and maybe even meet some of the artists behind it.
After departing the pier, you will go to Cojimar, the district where Hemingway docked his boat Pilar. Not only did he use the town as a base for fishing, Cojimar was the background for one of his most famous works, The Old Man and the Sea. The ‘old man’ in the title is reputedly his guide Gregorio Fuentes, a Cojimar local.
Farm-to-table is a social movement that promotes serving local food at restaurants and school cafeterias, usually through directly purchasing from the producer. The Mediterráneo Habana is the first farm-to-table restaurant in Havana, Cuba, and on this excursion you will learn all about the process of getting your food directly from the farm to your table.
Habana Compás Dance Company. The artistic line expresses itself in a choreographic synthesis where the essence of Spanish dances merge with Afro-Cuban rhythms and contemporary dance through new aesthetic codes, in which dancers not only dance, but also work percussion with any element at their fingertips: sticks, castanets, heels, flip flops, keys, chequerés and percussive chairs.
Discover colonial Havana at night and enjoy one of the world’s oldest and most famous bars in Havana.
Before departing the pier, you will see the historic Plaza de San Francisco de Asís, created in the 16th century when Spanish galleons stopped by at the harbor on their passage through the Indies to Spain. The plaza underwent a full restoration in the late 1990s and is most significant for its uneven cobblestones and the white marble of the Fuente de los Leones (Fountain of Lions) carved by Italian sculptor Giuseppe Gaggini in 1836.
Nat King Cole, Josephine Baker, Libertad Lamarque, Cheo Feliciano, Rita Montaner, Elena Burke and Bola de Nieve are among the stars that have performed in Tropicana Cabaret, known as one of the most popular cabarets in the heart of Havana, Cuba, and the spotlight of this excursion.
Famous writer Ernest Hemingway once said, “I live in Cuba because I love Cuba.”
After departing the pier, you will take a 15-minute walk to Havana’s most celebrated bar, La Bodeguita del Medio, made famous thanks to the rum-swilling exploits of Ernest Hemingway.
With some of the best online reviews, you can’t go wrong with a visit to one of the most popular hotels in Havana, Cuba – Meliá Cohiba Hotel – where you will enjoy a night of traditional music and a meal.
Cuba is well known for having some of the best rum and cigars in the world and the most colorful and vibrant art you can imagine. Now you can enjoy it all in one place – Havana.
Your tour begins at the Corona Cigar Factory where you will meet with famous experts in the art of cigar-making at one of the most famous cigar factories in Cuba and you will also have the opportunity to buy and see how the Cuban masters roll cigars.
Experience a taste of authentic Cuban history, culture and music at Hotel Nacional de Cuba in Havana. With its privileged location in downtown of Vedado, it sits on a hill just a few steps from the sea, and offers a great view of the Havana Harbor; the seawall and the city.
Cuba’s art has been compared to the art created in New York, Los Angeles, Paris, London and other world art centers as being one of the best in the world.
Cuban art is diverse and cultural and this tour will allow you to experience the island’s talent and maybe even meet some of the artists behind it. Your tour begins in the early afternoon with a visit to the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (Museum of Fine Arts), founded in 1913.