Modern Havana & American Classic Cars

  • Port

    Havana (La Habana), Cuba

  • Activity Level

    Strenuous

  • Excursion Type

    All

  • Wheelchair Accessible

    NO

  • Cost

    USD USD USD USD

    Price over $151
  • Minimum Age

    Information not currently available.

  • Duration

    Approximately 8 Hours

  • Meals Included

    Yes

Experience a meeting of the ages as you travel in '50s style through Havana's modern neighborhoods. Your two-hour joyride in an American classic vehicle shows you the sights and introduces you to Havana.

Travel to the Plaza de la Revolucion, where pastel-colored classic Fords, Chevys and Oldsmobiles greet you with bright chrome smiles that belong to a different era. Learn about José Marti, Cuba’s national hero, and the significance of this plaza in Cuban history. Ride along the Malecon and through the Vedado and Miramar districts, seeing some of the city's most famous hotels and embassies. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.

Visit the Almacenes San José Market to enjoy free time to interact with the local artisans and vendors and take your very own piece of Cuban memorabilia. Visit the Colon Cemetery founded in 1876. A local expert will guide you through one of the Caribbean’s largest burial site and share details about the history of this massive necropolis. Enjoy a walking tour through Old Havana's most active squares -- the Plaza de la Catedral and Plaza de Armas.

You’ll also have the pleasure of visiting the Retazos Dance Company. Dance is an essential part of Cuban popular culture, social, religious and family life. You'll experience a contemporary dance performance combining ballet and afro-cuban dance and appreciate their artistic creations as one of the most admired contemporary dance companies in Latin America. After the dance performance, you will have the opportunity to talk to the dancers and learn about their training, careers and everyday life in Cuba.

Notes:

Once this tour is sold out additional capacity cannot become obtained due to the limited availability of the classic cars.

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

This tour is operated by classic car and motorcoach.

For the approximately two-hour classic car portion please note -- excursion includes one English-speaking guide per five classic vehicles; driver may not be fluent in English; tour operator will assign vehicles; vehicles will vary as some may be open or closed-top, some may have high points of entry, soft seating and no seatbelts. Sunblock and hats are strongly recommended.

A walking tour portion is included through the Old Havana and the cemetery. Not advisable for guests using a wheelchair or for those with mobility limitations. Walking is required on uneven ground. Wear comfortable walking shoes.

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.