Shore tour Havana Hemingway

Cruise Tour

Visit places and events in the life of renowned US writer Ernest Hemingway during his 25 years in Havana; beginning with a coach transfer to the authors former residence and now museum, Finca Vigia, continue the tour to the fishing town of Cojimar. Splendid views of Ambos Mundos Hotel, Plaza de la Catedral then follow as you head for the last stop: Floridita Restaurant, where not only a delicious daiquiri, but also a life-sized bronze statue of the man himself await you at the bar. Your return to the ship then brings the tour to a close.

Durations: 6 hours


Just 97 miles due south of Key West and yet a world apart from its American neighbour, the island of Cuba was the place that the late American novelist, Ernest Hemingway, chose to make his home for 20 years from 1939 onwards.

It is this literary connection that this guided half-day tour seeks to explore, beginning with a coach transfer to the authors former residence and now museum, Finca Vigia. Located only a few miles out of Havana in San Francisco de Paula, the beautiful old finca has been fully restored and provides a unique insight into how the novelist lived and worked. You will have a chance to take a look through the house open and glass windows for an insight view of the places where Hemingway lived. The inside visit to Hemingway'​s House is not included.

Youll also get to view Havanas Virgen del Camino monument and a chance to enjoy panoramic views of the Cojimar district, a former fishing village.

A brief look at the Hemingway monument and the seafront Malecón boulevard then follows, after which a stop is scheduled at La Terraza de Cojimar for a Don Gregorio cocktail, a tasty blend of blue curaçao and maraschino liqueur, another of Hemingways little helpers.

Finca Vigia
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Finca Vigia is located in the small, working-class town of San Francisco de Paula. The Cuban people have always respected famous writer's choice to live in a modest town, amongst the people he fished with. There, Hemingway wrote two of his most celebrated novels: For Whom the Bell Tolls and The Old Man and the Sea. Open: 10am to 4pm, Monday thru Saturday and 9am to 1pm, Sunday


havana highlight


  • ✓ Museum National of Bellas Artes
  • ✓ Museum of the Revolucion
  • ✓ Napoleonic museum
  • ✓ Museum of Chocolate
  • ✓ Museum of the Rum Havana Club
  • ✓ Pharmacy Museum
  • ✓ Museum of the City
  • ✓ Hemingway Museum Finca Vigia
  • ✓ Scale model of Havana
  • ✓ Museum of Guanabacoa
  • ✓ National Museum of Decorative Arts
  • ✓ Wilfredo Lam Center

Churches and convents

  • ✓ Havana Cathedral
  • ✓ Church and Convent of St. Francis of Asisi
  • ✓ Church of Paula
  • ✓ Church of the Merced
  • ✓ Our Lady of Kazan Orthodox Cathedral
  • ✓ Church of Jesus de Miramar
  • ✓ Holy Spirit Church
  • ✓ St. Christ of Good Trip Church


  • ✓ Cañonazo ceremony
  • ✓ Marti Theather(programmed function)
  • ✓ Gran Teatro de La Habana Alicia Alonso (programmed function)
  • ✓ National Theather(programmed function)
  • ✓ Bertolt Brecht Cultural Center (programmed function)
  • ✓ Tropicana Cabaret
  • ✓ Havana Cafe, Melia Cohiba
  • ✓ Parisien Cabaret National Hotel
  • ✓ Havana Cafe, Melia Cohiba

Restaurants →

One day tour

  • Pinar del Rio and its splendors: Soroa and Las Terrazas
  • Rural Outing
  • Sustainable agriculture and local communities
  • Flora and Fauna
  • Cigar, Rum and Coffee
  • Hemingway´s presence in Cuba