This tour includes most of the places that are described in the Havana´s Highlights Tour but we add the perfect night to it to make it perfect for you.
We collect you from your hotel or AirbnB in Havana City at 10:00 am to start the day tour. If you are coming on a cruise then the tour guide will meet you at 10:00 am at the Fountain of the Lions at Saint Francis of Assisi Square right across the cruise terminal. The tour guide will be holding a sign with your name on it of the name of our company. Most likely you would start by doing a walking tour in the oldest area of the city, colonial Havana, which will include 3 main squares: San Francisco Square, Old Square and Main Square. The squares where the city was born and where the most beautiful buildings were built. It´s the time to travel in time on cobbled streets. Then we walk through “Obispo” Street, known by its populous crowd, all the way down to the world famous bar ¨El Floridita¨ (where Ernest Hemingway used to drink his favorite drink ¨Daiquirí¨). Now we just got to the Old Havana from the 50´s, the reason why Havana was known as one of the most beautiful cities in the west hemisphere. Places like the National Capitol, the Central Park and the Grand Theatre, speak loud of the splendor and glamour of those past days.
By then it should be about time to enjoy a breathtaking sunset as we drive by the seawall on the way to the Revolution Square. If you like photos this will be one you want to take. You will see how the old city merges with the new and modern buildings, creating a metaphor of the history of our country.
Around 6:00 pm you will have some time to freshen up and then for dinner at a local restaurant, a meal that might just become the best one that you will have in Cuba (The average price goes from 15 to 20 CUC/per person).
After dinner we walk to the fortress of San Carlos de la Cabaña to enjoy the famous 9 O´clock Cannon Shot Ceremony that will shake you and the city. A squad of soldiers dressed in the red and yellow-gold of the Spanish colonial army march towards the cannon, load it with gunpowder and light the fuse. The show is done at the emplacement of La Cabaña salvo battery-21 bronze pieces from the 18th century that display a rich and beautiful decoration.
To close the night we head to a show of your preference. We recommend the famous show Tropicana(prices vary from 75 to 95 cuc per person depending on how close you want to sit to the stage) The parisien at the national Hotel(35 cuc per person) and the Buena Vista Social Club (30 cuc per person).
We drive you back to your accommodations around midnight confident that you have tasted the best of our beautiful city.