Drive Data

  • 6 hours
  • Tuesday - Friday 10.00am
  • Culture, History, Private tour, Guided Tours + Lunch, Architecture, Social community project, Monumental heritage, Restoration of the patrimony

What Matters to Havana Walk & Drive | from €66 to €113 pp


Morning
highlights:        

  • Walk through Old Havana with a guide, visiting:
    • La Maqueta (scale model) of Old Havana
    • Social center for, among others, elderly people in former monastery
    • Rehabilitation center for children with physical disabilities
    • Walk along social centers in the historic part of the city
    • School and workshop for restoration of monumental heritage

Lunch:

    Included (restaurant or paladar)

Afternoon
highlights:

  •  Panoramic ride in vintage car with driver to/through the districts:
     • Centro Havana
     • Vedado
     • Nuevo Vedado
     • Miramar

Departure:

    Tuesday to Friday at 10 am

Duration:

    6.5 hours 

Price per
person: 

    1 person:   €113
    2 persons: €  81
    3 persons: €  71
    4 persons: €  66


Every country will argue for the preservation of its historical heritage; the legacy of distant ancestors. Money is often a problem and Cuba is no exception.
After years of neglect and the cutoff of Russian aid in 1991, Havana was already far behind the state of transient beauty. Sagging houses, peeling paint, faded colors; the erosion of time.

Thanks to the vision, charisma, and diligence of one man, Mr. Eusebio Leal Spengler, a significant part of the historical heritage of Havana has been saved and restored.
By linking this unique project to social employment and education in crafts, it became almost self-financing. Old Havana has widely been restored. As a warm welcome, she stands in her Caribbean sunshine. Guests from all over of the world appreciate her new look, which finances new projects again.

After this guided morning tour, you’ll better understand “what matters to Havana”. The life work of Eusebio Leal, the historian of the city, fulfills every Cuban with pride and that’s what we want to show you.

A full description of What Matters to Havana you can read here

To know more about the Guided (walking) Tours and to choose the restaurant where you wish to have lunch, please click here

Included in the price:

  • Three-hour guided walk through the historic center of Havana with visits to mentioned sites (including entrance fees).

  • Guidance of a multilingual professional guide in the morning.

  • Lunch in the restaurant of your choice (complete menu, including 1 drink).

  • Two-hour city ride in an American old-timer with professional driver.

  • Drop-off at your accommodation in Havana. For pick-up details please check under Remarks.

Remarks: 

- Pick-up: The day starts with a walk through Old Havana. If you are staying in the historic center of Havana, the guide will pick you up at your accommodation.

- Participants staying outside Old Havana can go to the meeting point on their own. You can also book a transfer (€ 20,00 per car).
Meeting point: Centro de Visitantes de San Cristóbal (address: O'Reilly y Avenida del Puerto, Old Havana, close to Plaza de Armas). You’ll meet your guide here.

- If you are not staying in a hotel, but in a casa particular, please make sure to enter the complete address during the reservation process.

- A maximum of 4 participants can comfortably take place in one car.

- The city tour in the afternoon is a panoramic ride. That means you will see the mentioned places, but do not go inside. However, if you want to visit a certain place, feel free to do so. In the event that an entrance fee will be charged, you can pay on the spot.

 

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