IAPRT @ Sea Cuba Tour 2017
Colonial Havana Walking Tour
Itinerary - Friday, October 6, 2017
Our private tour of Havana's colonial core is far more than a mere brush with exotic culture – it’s a full-on immersive discovery allowing you to not only pay witness to Havana’ s dynamic rhythms and colors, but to dive right in and become part of the canvas.
Like the fiery salsa rhythms that can be heard rippling through its streets, Havana springs to life with vivaciousness and warmth & never stops taking you by surprise. Cuba’s largest city is an urban metropolis – a place of rambling Colonial architecture, endless adventure and unfettered discovery.
Enjoy the city that has morphed its face over five centuries of architectural design, La Habana Vieja (old Havana) is a virtual time machine of methods & techniques!
Start by having a stroll around the Gran Teatro de La Habana (Great Theater) & El Capitolio (Capitol), two of the most iconic buildings of Cuba and jewels of the Cuban architecture.
Walk across the Parque Central (Central Park), stop by the Museo de Bellas Artes (Fine Arts Museum-Universal Collection) and have a Daiquiri at El Floridita, Hemingway’s favorite bar before reaching Calle Obispo (Obispo Street), one of Havana’s most lively venues, filled with art galleries, markets, shops and Cuban life.
Enjoy the walk down to Obispo Street. and reach Havana’s heart: Its four main squares (Plaza Vieja, Plaza de San Francisco de Asis, Plaza de Armas and Plaza de la Catedral) and the mix of historic buildings, museums, galleries, churches, and lively streets.
On the way to discover the squares and its surroundings, enjoy a walk along the Avenida del Puerto (Port Avenue) and visit Havana’s largest arts and crafts market overlooking the harbor (Mercado de San Jose) and el Museo del Ron (Rum Museum).
Continue along the Malecon and enjoy some of the most relaxing and panoramic walks, a true gift to the eye.
Finish with a visit to the Museo de la Revolucion (Museum of the Revolution), former Presidential Palace and Museo de Bellas Artes (Fine Arts Museum-National Collection), one of Cuba’s most extensive art collections.
Walk along Padeo del Prado until we reach the Capitolio , the end point of our tour.
Tour Duration & Level of Difficulty
Our Colonial Havana Walking Tour lasts from 4 to 5 hours. We can be flexible depending on your personal circumstances.
The level of difficulty is light-to-moderate.
The ticket price is $65/USD per person. Meals and refreshments will be included.
Cash may be required for extra expenses. Cuban convertible pesos (CUC) is the only currency accepted in Havana for foreigners. The CUC is currently equal to the U.S. dollar. Foreign currency can be exchanged at the cruise terminal after disembarkation. Please remember to have foreign currency at hand prior to disembarking the ship as most credit cards do not work in Cuba with the exception of Canadian and European VISA cards. They can be used at any ATM or bank in Havana.