Hemingway's Hangouts & Hideaways

  • Port

    Havana (La Habana), Cuba

  • Activity Level


  • Excursion Type


  • Wheelchair Accessible


  • Cost


    Price between $101-$150
  • Minimum Age

    Information not currently available.

  • Duration

    Approximately 8 Hours

  • Meals Included


Discover the people and places that made author Ernest Hemingway fall in love with Cuba, following in papa's footsteps from Old Havana to the shores of Cojimar.

First, travel by bus to Hemingway's former home, Finca Vigia and learn about the author's attachment to Cuba and its people. Explore with your guide the fishing town of Cojimar, which served as inspiration for the novel, The Old Man and the Sea.

Back in Old Havana, a visit a local graphic arts workshop where various artists create and display their work will provide the opportunity to engage with local artisans. Learn about their inspirations and the print-making process. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.

Discover the Plaza de Armas. This is the center of town and is where Papa Hemingway resided when he first moved to Cuba. Visit the Plaza de la Catedral in one of the five main squares in Old Havana. Enjoy an hour of free time to explore and interact with the locals. Visit a couple of Hemingway’s local hangouts for an opportunity to sample a traditional Cuban cocktail.

From the cobblestone streets of Old Havana to the shores of Cojimar, locals like to think that the spirit of Papa Hemingway still lingers in the Cuban air.


Actual tour duration may vary from 6 to 8 hours depending on ship’s arrival time and venue opening hours.

Not advisable for guests using a wheelchair or for those with mobility limitations. Walking is required on uneven ground. Wear comfortable walking shoes.

The cooperative that operates the graphic arts workshop on this tour does not charge admission but welcomes a donation of $1CUC per guest.

Tour times are estimates and may be subject to change. Tours may run in different order to provide the best experience.

Regulation Notes Regarding Tours:Pursuant to November 8, 2017 changes in U.S. regulations with respect to People to People travel authorization to Cuba, guests who wish to disembark in Cuba and do not qualify for other categories of authorized travel must participate in either a full-time group People to People program sponsored by either Holland America Line or a third-party U.S. sponsoring organization.

After guests have completed their required full-time schedule of People to People activities, they are welcome to explore Cuba on their own or participate in evening HAL excursions (not designed to be People to People programs).

This tour is designed to be in compliance with People to People guidelines.