Havana (La Habana), Cuba
The Best of Havana
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Approximately 8 Hours
Enjoy the best Havana has to offer, interacting with local Habañeros on this full-day tour that features the Top 10 things to see and do in Havana, including a visit to a Cuban community project.
Learn the legend behind El Cristo – an impressive a 55-foot-tall statue of Christ sculpted from Italian marble – and explore the well-preserved Fortress de San Carlos de la Cabana.
A panoramic drive whisks you along the Malecon (waterfront), past the famous Hotel Nacional and the US Embassy. See the Plaza de la Revolucion and visit Colon Cemetery, one of the largest cemeteries in the Caribbean, before stopping at Parque Central. Snap some photographs of some of Havana's most iconic architecture, including the Capitol and El Gran Teatro. Enjoy lunch, with a choice of traditional Cuban favorites, followed by dessert, at a popular local restaurant.
Recent years have seen rise to many community projects designed to promote development and growth among the Cuban people, and our Best of Havana guests will visit a community project to engage with the local residents. Learn about the locals who are taking the future of Cuba into their own hands.
Visit the Amacenes San Jose market with the opportunity to meet with local artists. Your tour ends with a visit to Old Havana's most active squares -- the Plaza de la Catedral and Plaza de Armas.
Not advisable for guests using a wheelchair or for those with mobility limitations. Walking is required on uneven ground. Guests may have to negotiate a couple of flights of steps during this tour. 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.
The community project associated with this tour is included to promote further understanding and interaction with the Cuban people. As is the fluid nature of community projects in Cuba, the location and type of community project visited may vary to provide the best experience for our guests. Multiple locations may be used on the day of your call.
Regulation Notes Regarding Tours:
Pursuant to U.S. regulations, 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 Holland America Line excursions (not designed to be People to People programs).
This tour is designed to be in compliance with People to People guidelines.