Old Havana Walking Tour & Fortress Visit

  • Port

    Havana (La Habana), Cuba

  • Activity Level

    Strenuous

  • Excursion Type

    All

  • Wheelchair Accessible

    NO

  • Cost

    USD USD USD

    Price between $101-$150
  • Minimum Age

    Information not currently available.

  • Duration

    Approximately 8 Hours

  • Meals Included

    Yes

Dive deep into Havana's colonial past on this tour that includes stops at Havana’s famous fortress and the plazas of Old Havana.

A short ride across the bay takes you past the statue of El Cristo -- an impressive 55-foot-tall statue of Christ sculpted from Italian marble. Visit the Fortaleza de San Carlos de la Cabana complex that served in the defense of Old Havana back in the days of pirates and privateers.

Continue your outing with a walking tour through the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Old Havana, exploring the vibrant colors and people of this 16th-century part of the city. As you stroll, you will stop in the city's four main plazas, each offering its own unique set of characteristics, vendors, street performers and musicians. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Discover the Plaza de Armas with free time to explore. You'll also have free time when visiting the Plaza de la Catedral to explore and interact with local Cubans.

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:

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. There is a considerable amount of walking on this tour which includes having to walk on cobblestones and 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.