Havana Tours of Cuba
There are many tour operators from a number of countries that offer Havana tours
in Cuba. Here are a few Cuba tour itineraries from Cuba Education Tours.
We do not endorse travel to Cuba by Americans without proper license from OFAC but
you can read more about legal travel to Cuba for Americans.
The Independent, a news organization from the UK, wrote up a great
Havana travel review as part of their 48 hours in: series. This report gives the potential Cuba visitor a
thorough, first hand experience of visiting Havana.
Teachers Introduction to Cuba Tour
Stay at the luxurious five star Hotel Habana Libre during an amazing overview of
island culture and its free lifelong universal education system. The ideal program for North American teachers
eager to learn from island experts and make the most of their Summer Vacation. Open to educators and their spouses,
and all interested in learning about Cuban culture and education. Read what teachers say about this program. A
professional development opportunity also licensable for USA participants involved in the field of
Explorers Cuba Tour
Eight days to witness the island's remarkable gains in ecological, environmental
green living. This tour is for explorers who want to learn about Cuba's green ideas and practices enabling its
people to live within natural resource limits, at the same time achieving one of the highest levels of human
development anywhere. While on this program you'll meet, talk and network with Cuban experts in the fields of
forestry, organic agriculture, climate change, nature conservation and restoration, renewable energy, and
sustainable urban development. Plus you'll visit museums, architectural and historical sites, United Nations
biosphere reserves, and enjoy swimming, horseback riding, birdwatching, hiking and cave exploration. Get ready to
relish the island's best food and entertainment in the five-star comfort of the Hotel Habana Libre, and the rural
mountaintop Resort Los Jazmines.
Cuban Holiday Tour
How about Christmas and New Years in Cuba? This is the only
all-inclusive get-away tour. It's ten days of action packed nature and culture in the safest, most friendly nation
in the Americas. It's our Best of Cuba Tour including a mountaintop excursion in Soviet Army trucks, visit to a
self-sustaining rural eco-community, several days of leisure in an all-inclusive beach resort far removed from
tourist haunts, plus hot Latin music and dance, and fine dining. Luxury accommodations of course. What better way
to welcome in the new year? The tour is limited to just over a dozen participants, and is without equal.
Anniversary of the Cuban Revolution Tour
Celebrate New Years in Havana with the Cuban people on this most historic
occasion. Experience the rich fabric of island culture. Register soon, this program is super-popular. Limited
flights and hotels available. Don't miss out on this opportunity to usher in the New Year with eleven million
Cubans who share your aspirations for a better world. An ideal tour for those who believe, as the Cubans do, that a
better world is possible.
Teachers Introduction to Cuba Tour
Stay at the luxurious five star Hotel Habana Libre, and celebrate the 51st
Anniversary of the Revolution with Cubans! An amazing overview of island culture and its free lifelong universal
education system. An ideal holiday and professional development trip for North Americans to witness Cuba directly
and meet its warm outgoing people. Open to all interested in learning about Cuban education and culture. Read what
teachers say about this program. We have very limited flights and spaces for this program.
Morning walking tour of Old Havana, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We'll visit four
of the five historic plazas that make Havana unique in the western hemisphere.
All the Havana city tours mentioned operate daily, subject to a minimum number of
people. Clients are collected from their hotels. The main operators are Havanatur havanatur.cu and Cubanacán
cubanacan.cu Private tours can also be arranged locally with English-speaking guides.
Walking and Bus Tours of Havana
This half-day guided tour is a great introduction to both Old Havana and bucolic
(in comparison) Vedado. Begin by taking in the grandiose Plaza de la Revolución, the centre of political life in
Cuba. En route, you'll see why Vedado was the lush, rich suburb before Havana expanded ever west. Take a walk
through the narrow streets of Habana Vieja, a UNESCO World Heritage site and explore the restored squares
surrounded by splendid old colonial houses. A sumptuous lunch at one of many restaurants dotting the area or
shopping at the city's biggest artisan market round off the day.
Tours of Havana in Classic Cars
History comes alive touring the city in a classic car. Take your pick from 1950s
Cadillacs, Fords or Chevrolets and cruise Havana in the coolest possible way. You can contract a car and driver
from Gran Car or strike a deal with a private taxi at Parque Central.
A typical tour of Havana will start with arrival at Havana’s José Martí
International Airport then transfer by car a hotel or casa particular (private house) in the Habana Vieja or Vedado
districts. Then, tour Habana Vieja or take a short drive out to Playas del Este for a day with the locals. Be sure
to see Playa Megano and Guanabo before returning to Havana for the nightlife.
Museo de Artesania at Castillo de la Real Fuerza, the second oldest fortress built
by the Spaniards in the West Indies. Today it displays treasures of artistic ceramics by the most prestigious Cuban
artists from the middle of the last century to present. The institution is host to the Ceramic Biennial.
Plaza Vieja in Old Havana is the only civic square of colonial times. Absent are
churches and government buildings. It is in contrast surrounded by opulent aristocratic 17th century
Next drive over to San Francisco Square, one of the oldest plazas in Habana Vieja.
The square is named after magnificent Iglesia y Monasterio de San Francisco de Asís dating from the 16th century.
The basilica is a striking example of Cuba baroque architecture.
Try the Cafe del Oriente with its beautiful patterned marble floor, high ceilings,
and dark wainscoted walls is considered tops in the city. The menu is one of the more extravagant in
Then, the El Cañonazo aka Firing of the 9PM Cannon at the Fortress of San Carlos
de la Cabaña. This reenactment dates back to 1519 when the city of Havana was enclosed by a tall thick rock wall to
ward off attacks from pirates and the English. The cannon firing signaled the closing of the city gates for the
night. If you were outside at the time, you were in "vedado" or the forbidden zone and this was your reminder to
return home before they closed the gates. Today Vedado is an important cultural hub and beautiful section of modern
Other Recommended Havana Tour Itineraries
Morning departure to Las Terrazas eco-community in the Sierra del Rosario mountain
range west of Havana in the province of Pinar del Río.
Tour the rural village called Rancho Curujey and enjoy a welcome cocktail while
hearing about this self-sustaining community's goals of reforestation, historical preservation, environmental
balance and a good life.
Meet with local artists and craft workers in
their homes and studios.
Walk the incredible ruins of a French Coffee Plantation built in 1801 and worked
by African slaves.
Visit La Moka, an ecologically designed hotel with trees growing up through its
balconies and ceilings.
Swim in the fresh waters of the Río San Juan and explore the surroundings of this
lush tropical paradise.
There is always the "Routes and Tours" itinerary. For fun, check out this old brochure offering tours to Cuba direct from Key West.