Havana City Tour in Vintage Cars
Explore the wonders of Havana, Cuba's exquisite capital, from the unique perspective of a preserved vintage car
If you're looking for a unique experience and an alternative way of exploring the delights of Havana, this is the tour for you. You'll hop into a well-preserved classic car from the 50s and be taken to enjoy the sights and sounds of this enchanted city.
Cuba's classic Chevrolets, Pontiacs and Cadillacs date from the 1950s and earlier. They reflect the technical ingenuity and loving care with which Cubans have kept these kinds of vintage vehicles on the road for many decades, following the 1962 US trade embargo. Cuban resourcefulness and stark necessity have combined to make these classic American cars an iconic part of the scenery of Havana. That's what makes them the perfect way to explore the architecture, culture and social history of Cuba's magnificent capital city.
An essential stop on any tour of Havana must surely be the Plaza de la Revolucion, or Revolution Square. One of the largest public squares in the world, Revolution Square has been the stage for numerous political rallies and the historic speeches of former president - and now elder statesman - Fidel Castro. Dominating the square is the huge Jose Marti Memorial, which includes a statue of this Cuban national hero and a 109-metre, star-shaped tower, offering visitors commanding views over the entire city. On the opposite side of the square you'll find another hero: the famous image of revolutionary leader Che Guevara.
History and culture
Other highlights of your vintage car tour of Havana will include El Capitolio, modelled after the Capitol building in Washington DC. This pre-revolution government house is today the home of the Cuban Academy of Sciences, as well as playing host to a range of national cultural events.
Moving on to Havana's historical centre, you'll leave your vintage car for a while to explore four city squares on foot. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, you will learn about the architecture, culture and social history of the area, as you take in the urban beauty all around you.
Rounding off the tour, your final stop will be a delicious meal at the elegant La Torre restaurant. Indulge in their famous seafood or any dish of your choice whilst you enjoy the spectacular views from the top of the Focsa building and reflect on your Havana experience.
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Enjoy a colourful blend of exceptional Cuban entertainment with a visit to the Fortaleza de San Carlos de la Cabana (more commonly referred to as La Cabana) where you will witness a ceremony dating back to colonial times and which signalled the official curfew and closure of the gates in the city wall. After that you will be taken to enjoy delicious mojitos in La Bodeguita del Medio and you will finish off your tour with the best Cuban-Latin jazz musicians in the emblematic La Zorra y el Cuervo jazz club. This tour combines some of the most fantastic aspects of Cuba in one. The Jazz and Tradition excursion is memorable in every way and a must-do, particularly for true jazz lovers. Dig the roots of Cuban culture by exploring authentic venues hosting events that you will not want to miss.
There is no place on earth quite like the Tropicana Cabaret. It is a haven of dancing beauties, dazzling lights and enthralled guests, all set in an enticing six acres of tropical grounds. Legends have sung and danced here, visitors have flocked here from all over the world since the cabaret's creation in1939 and still the Tropicana continues to attract fun-loving guests, thanks to its dynamic shows, beautiful dancers, and unparalleled reputation.
Take an alternative look at the wonderful, historic city of Havana with this fascinating day tour, combining the highlights of the capital with the tranquillity and serene natural beauty of Cuba's National Botanical Gardens. Contrasting with the busy metropolis, the gardens offer visitors a fantastic opportunity to discover a wealth of natural treasures and the green side of Havana.
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