**Customary end-of-tour gratuities for the Cuban guide, driver, and tour leader are left to the guest’s discretion and should be based on your satisfaction with the level of service received.
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.
Previous visitors include Salvador Allende, Harry Belafonte and Nat King Cole, all of whom have left their autographs on La Bodeguita’s walls, along with thousands of others.
Your tour continues walking along Obispo Street to get to El Floridita, which promotes itself as the “cradle of the daiquiri.” El Floridita was a favorite of expat Americans long before Hemingway dropped by in the 1930s, hence the name. Bartender Constante Ribalaigua invented the daiquiri soon after WWI, but it was Hemingway who popularized it and ultimately the bar christened a drink in his honor: The Papa Hemingway Special.
Afterwards you will go to Finca Vigía, Hemingway’s house in Cuba. Finca Vigia is located in the small, working-class town of San Francisco de Paula. Built in 1886 by
Spanish architect Miguel Pascual y Baguer, Finca Vigia was purchased by Hemingway in 1940 for $12,500. There, Hemingway wrote two of his most notable novels: For Whom the Bell Tolls and The Old Man and the Sea. A Movable Feast was written there as well.
You will have the opportunity to visit Las Terrezas de Cojimar, Hemingway´s favorite restaurant in the area, as the images of the American writer who decorate the premises demonstrate.
Gregorio Fuentes inspired Hemingway to write the character of Santiago, the old fisherman protagonist of the book “El Viejo y el Mar”, with whom he won the Pulitzer
Prize in 1953 and the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954.
At present, the Terrace of Cojimar is a place of pilgrimage among the devoted followers of the writer.
Afterwards, you will have lunch at Café Ajiaco.
Afterwards you will return to the pier.
Tour begins at 10:00 am
Note:This tour involves some walking, mostly on pavement, and there is a staircase in Hemingway’s house. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests. Guests are advised to bring their camera, and wear flat, comfortable shoes. This tour is OFAC compliant.
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