You can´t help falling in love with the city after taking this half-day tour that takes you on an adventure through the ancient secrets and costumes of this capital that´s turning 500 this year.
Departure after breakfast to El Templete, a building with a strong historic past located at Plaza de Armas Square in Old Havana; point where San Cristobal de La Habana Village was founded back in 1519. You are in the right place to dive into the history of the beautiful city, starting with a visit to Santa Isabel Hotel, a building from 1867 that keeps the footprints of ship-owners, artists, merchants, scientists, chroniclers and illustrious travelers. Then a ride through Oficios street until we arrive to San Francisco Square inaugurated in 1628 and third founded one.
The adventure continues discovering some other landmarks such as Raquel Hotel, which keeps the knowledge about Hebrews millenary culture; make time to enjoy a cocktail.
Visit to Conde de Villanueva Hotel to enjoy a tobacco & rum marriage with a specialist explaining the process. Walk along Mercaderes and then Obispo Street; Obispo is one of the must busy streets of Old Havana and the best: cobbled, narrow and car free.
Walking tour through Plaza de Armas Square visiting Real Force Castle, a fortress of huge historic interest and home of La Giraldilla statue that lies over watching the city from the top of its tower. Lunch at La Divina Pastora restaurant, located right in the heart of the system of fortresses and bastions of Havana also known as Havana´s Balcony (El Balcón de La Habana); the place offers an exquisite Cuban and sea cuisine and a beautiful panoramic view of the city and its bay. Return to El Templete.
Enjoy a panoramic tour in vintage American cars through Old and Modern Havana ending at “Nostalgicar” reparation workshop, a place where you´ll be part of Cuban inventive for maintaining cars from the 50s and 60s. Transfer in air-conditioned bus back to accommodation.
Departure at night to Morro-Cabañas Fortress to enjoy Cannon Shooting Ceremony, an ancient tradition that used to aware the Havana citizen of the closure of the gates that surrounded the city back in Colony.
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physical activity level:
Standard : Standard service
12 hours from pick-up time
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Prices in US Dollar and subject to change. All hotels will be in especified or similar category. Itinerary subject to change or modifications based on weather conditions, changes in transportation schedule or any other situation beyond our control
Cancellation policy: Cancellations made 30 days before the vacation starting date will be subject to a $100 cancellation fee. Cancellations made between the 30 days and 48 hours to the vacation starting date will be subject to a 30% cancellation fee. Cancellations made within the 48 hours before starting day will be subject to a 60% cancellation fee.