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Private Tour

Half-day Introduction to Castro's Havana

Feel the passion of the Cuban Revolution driving through Havana's historic sights
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Things to know

Duration:

5 hrs

Suitable for:

Couples, Family, Friends, Seniors

Private Tour:

You and our own professional guide. 100% exclusive

Tickets included:

Tickets for the Museo 28 SeptiembreMuseo de la Revolucion and the Museo de Comandancia del Che are included

Type of tour:

Driver tour - you will have your own luxury private vehicle accompanying you throughout the tour.

Other inclusions:

Free concierge service if you need any advice  
Meeting points: Outside hotel.

What makes this tour special

·        Drive across the Caribbean’s communist city in an open-top car
·        Walk on the site of anti-capitalist rallies in the Plaza de la Revolucion
·        Hear about Cuba’s version of the neighbourhood watch at the Museo 28 Septiembre
·        View the official portrayal of the fight against Fulgencio Batista in the Museo de la Revolucion
·        Visit Che’s old office at the Museo de Comandancia del Che

The history of Cuba during the second half of the twentieth century is one which is marked on the global political consciousness. The anomaly of a staunchly Communist country, with a revolution which had a distinctly Cuban flavour, in the Western Hemisphere attracted the world’s attention. Join your expert guide on a private tour around Havana in an open-top car to see the city’s most evocative sights.

Base of the Presidente

Arriving at the Plaza de la Revolucion, your guide will walk you around Cuba’s political hub pointing out the large images of revolutionaries on different ministries. The venue for mass rallies supporting the ruling Communist Party, the former Plaza Civica holds a special place for the Castros. There will also be a chance to walk around the 139m high Memorial José Marti which overlooks the Plaza. 

Standing Guard

Driving along the Avienda Carlos III to the Museo 28 Septiembre, you will see the official portrayal of the Comites de la Defensa de la Revolución. One of the odder features of Cuban life, this museum promotes this system where citizens report on their neighbours to the state as a cornerstone of Cuba. From there it is only a short drive to the Museo de la Revolucion. There is a great deal here to attract the curious history aficionados, both in Cuba’s story over the last half-century and how it is presented. Particular highlights of the museum include the actual Granma (which ferried revolutionaries from Mexico to Cuba), bullet-marks from a failed attempt to kill Batista and life-size waxworks of the Che Guevara and Camilo Cienfuegos.

Over the Water

Passing under the Canal de Entrada, you will find yourself within the Spanish colonial bastion of San Carlos de la Cabaña. It was where Che set up his offices after taking Havana, and where he dealt with Batista’s captured officers. Going around the site, you will be able to see these offices in person as well as some personal items of Che in the museum dedicated to the Commandante.   

What you'll see

Museo de la Revolucion
Museum covering the fights against Fulgencio Batista and counter-revolutionary forces
Museo de Comandancia del Che
A museum devoted to the Argentinian revolutionary where he set up his base after the takeover of Havana
San Carlos de la Cabaña
Massive fort guarding a strategic ridge on the northern edge of Havana
Plaza de la Revolucion
Square where mass rallies supporting the government occur beneath the watchful gaze of Che and Camilo
Museo 28 Septiembre
Devoted to the nationwide local committees which safeguard Cuba’s revolutionary development

FAQ

QWill there be other people on the tour or is it just us?
AAll of our tours are 100% private and exclusive, which means that it will just be you, your group and your guide on the tour.

Your tour will be completely tailored to your needs and we will make sure to find a guide that best suits your group.
QAre entrance tickets and transport included in the cost of the tour?
AIn the ‘Things to Know’ section at the top of this page you will find details of whatever entrance tickets and transport are included in the tour. If you have any questions about this, then you can either use the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, send an email to <hello@touriocity.com> or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QWhat is your cancellation policy?
AOn tours cancelled more than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are happy to offer our customers a full refund - minus a 5% credit card fee and the cost of any tickets that have been purchased.

For tours cancelled less than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are unfortunately unable to offer refunds. If you would like to reschedule a tour, this is usually possible if we are given enough notice, but we cannot guarantee the same guide.

Changes made to bookings may be subject to rebooking fees to cover the cost of tickets purchased, transport, guide rescheduling and administration.

To cancel or change your booking, please contact us at <hello@touriocity.com> or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QWho do I contact if I have any questions about this tour or if I want to make changes to my tour?
AAt Touriocity, we provide a free concierge service to help you plan your time abroad and they will be able to answer any questions you may have about this tour or any other tours. We are normally able to customise or personalise tours to suit your needs.

Please do get in touch by either using the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, sending an email to <hello@tourioicity.com> or calling 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QAm I able to book more than one tour?
AAbsolutely, you can book as many tours as you like! You can add them to your cart by clicking the ‘Book Now’ button or you can get in touch and we can put together an itinerary for you. To get in touch, you can either use the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, send an email to <hello@touriocity.com> or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).

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