Exploring Havana

Luxury Private Tour

4 days/3 nights

Itinerary

Day 1 HAVANA

Arrival at Havana International Airport Jose Marti.

Meet and Greeting at the Airport.

Transfer In to hotel, Check In.

Accommodation in B & B at Hotel Iberostar Parque Central 5* in standard Classical rooms or Hotel Melia Cohiba 5* also in standard room, or similar boutique 5* Hotels.

Welcoming dinner at Family Restaurant / Paladar San Cristobal in the Central Havana Section of the City (it is coincidental that President Obama had lunch there while visiting Havana).

Transfer back to the Hotel.

Accommodation in B & B at Hotel Iberostar Parque Central 5* in standard Classical rooms or Hotel Melia Cohiba 5* also in standard room, or similar boutique 5* Hotels.

Meals included: Dinner.

Day 2 Havana

08:30 Breakfast.

09:00 Departing for Full Private City Tour of Havana. Starting the walking tour of Old Havana from the Templete, where Havana villa was founded in 1519. Walking through the Plaza de Armas and all other Squares of Old Havana: San Francisco de Asís Square, then to Old Square, visit the Cathedral Square. Seeing the monuments, the Palacio del Segundo Cabo, the Cathedral.

11:00 Entrance to the Rum Museum, also to the Small Scale Museum of Old Havana to know the project of development of the Old Havana.

12:00 Departing for Hemingway Museum.

12:30 Entrance to Hemingway Museum at Finca Vigía.

14:00 Departing for Cojímar Fishermen town, east of Havana very important in the life of Hemingway in Havana.

14:45 Luncheon at La Terraza de Cojímar with 1 drink, appreciate all the pictures of Hemingway in Cojímar during the fifties, while talking to the fishermen, also fishing.

16:00 Panoramic Tour of Cojímar town.

16:30 Entrance to the external area of the Fortress to have a wonderful view over Havana, special for photo opportunities.

17:00 Departing in Old American Vintage Cars from the external area of Morro Cabaña to enjoy the Paseo del Prado, the Grand Theater of Havana, Reina Avenue and Carlos III, the Revolution Square, the John Lennon Park, the mansions on Presidente Avenue and Paseo Avenue, the Malecón Seaboard and back to Hotel Nacional de Cuba.

18:00 Visit the Hotel Nacional, get a view over the Havana and the ocean, get a Mojito coctel.

19:00 Back to the Hotel.

21:00 Dinner at El Cocinero Family Private / Paladar Restaurant.

22:15 Visit the FAC (Fábrica de Arte Cubano) a Project of Cuban Artists. This is a very original place with a combination of art exhibitions, life music group performance, workshops about art, culture, books, painting, theater, where young people use to hang out.

23:00 Back to the Hotel.

Accommodation in B & B at Hotel Iberostar Parque Central 5* in standard Classical rooms or Hotel Melia Cohiba 5* also in standard room, or similar boutique 5* Hotels.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 3 Havana

After breakfast, visit the Fine Arts Museum, Cuban section art will be explained by an specialist.

Visit the National Institute of Art, one of the most interesting buildings built after 1959.

Visit the Fusterlandia Project in Jaimanita, art community project organized by cuban painter John Fuster in the area where he lives west to the city of Havana.

Visit other Private Art Galleries, visit the San Jose Warehouse which now hold the Handcraft Fair of Havana.

Lunch at Doña Eutimia´s private Restaurant in the Cathedral Square.

Entrance to a Cigar Factory in Havana to see the process of the handmade Havano.

Time to rest or going into the Beach of Santa Maria del Mar, 27 Kms from Havana.

At evening Dinner at El Litoral and entrance to the Show at Cabaret Tropicana.

01:45 Back to the Hotel.

Accommodation in B & B at Hotel Iberostar Parque Central 5* in standard Classical rooms or Hotel Melia Cohiba 5* also in standard room, or similar boutique 5* Hotels.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner..

DAY 4 Deaparture

08:00 Breakfast.

Free morning.

12:00 Time of Check Out the Hotel.

On time depending on the flights of passengers, Private Transfer Out to Havana International Airport to take the flight out of Havana.

VIP´s section treatment for the clients.

Meals included: Breakfast.

 

END OF SERVICES


Included:

Accommodation in B & B as indicated in the Program.

Meet and Greeting at the Airport.

Private Transfer In.

Tour Guide in full command of English and/or other foreign language for the whole staying in Cuba.

All the tours as indicate with the Entrances pointed out in the Program, with explanation of Specialist when mention.

Private Transportation for all the tours.

Luncheons and Dinners as indicated.

Transfer Out.

Not included:

Airfare.

Tourist Visa.

Medical Insurance.

Services not mentioned in the Program.

Central Park Hotel, Havana
Centrl Park Hotel Havana

Located on beautiful Central Park in the heart of Havana, the Parque Central comprises two buildings, a colonial section and modern tower, linked by a stylish, underground tunnel. Both sections have independent lobbies, restaurants, and rooms. The newer tower is sleek, chic and contemporary, with a wood, glass and steel design theme set off by bright colors and textured fabrics. The colonial part is classic elegance: what you’d expect to find in a 5-star hotel in any global capital city. Whichever wing you stay in, you’re assured comfort and superior service.

Plaza San Francisco de Asis, Havana
plaza de san francisco de asis havana

Plaza de San Francisco de Asis. It was built parallel to the de Armas, only 100 m away towards the bay of Havana, in a cove, which was filled in 1628 took the name of San Francisco for the establishment of the religious order, which began construction of a humble convent in 1575.

La Vigia farm, Havana
farm the vigia havana

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

Partagas Cigar Factory, Havana
fabrica de tabaco partagas habana

The construction of this cigar factory responded to the boom in the second half of last century experienced the industry, which was unique in that most large buildings devoted to it were located in the central area of the city. The original building, which includes an inner courtyard surrounded by an arcade and currently covered, was expanded at the beginning of this century with the construction of the top floor of a two-story annex.

Doña Eutimia Restaurant, Havana
dona eutimia restaurant havana

Near the Cathedral, in the Callejon del Chorro,where a modern and family kitchen is mixed. The restaurant's name is a tribute to Eutimia, a lady who lived across the square and who used to cook for the artists in the Taller Experimental de Grafica artists such as Fabelo, Choco, Nelson Dom?nguez among others. Those big Cuban artists remember her with much love due to the flavors of her kitchen and the affection with which she always treted them.

 

havana highlight

Museos

  • ✓ 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

Nightlife

  • ✓ 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

Restaurants

  • Habana 61
  • Donde Lis Restaurante & Bar
  • O'Reilly 304
  • San Cristobal Paladar
  • Esto No Es Un Cafe