See the colonial sights of Havana’s historic city center on a 5-hour day trip from Varadero. Marvel at the grandeur of monuments such as the Palacio de los Capitanes Generales and Havana Cathedral. Learn more about Cuba’s past and colonial heritage.
What to Expect
Learn the colonial past of Havana on a full-day tour from Varadero, available as a group or private option, with round-trip transfers along the northwest coast of Cuba.
No other city in Cuba can claim such a rich mix of colonial grandeur, revolutionary history, and contemporary culture. Following a pick-up from your hotel in Varadero, transfer to Havana and visit the Parque Histórico Militar Morro-Cabaña. Feast your eyes on Havana Vieja from the park's viewpoint.
Then, explore the metropolitan and modern sides of the city on a panoramic tour of the city center. Visit buildings of historical interest, such as the former Presidential Palace, Central Park, Revolution Square, and the University of Havana. See the impressive façade and great dome of the El Capitolio (National Capitol Building). Discover the site of the famous Floridita bar, home of the daiquiri.
Following lunch at a typical restaurant, stroll the streets of the Old Town, and admire the grand buildings of Plaza Vieja, Plaza de Armas, Plaza San Francisco de Asis, and Plaza de la Catedral. Go to the Museum of the City of Havana (Museo de la Ciudad) in the Palace of the Captains General (Palacio de los Capitanes Generales). Discover a former haunt of Ernest Hemingway at the Hotel Ambos Mundos, and see the famous La Bodeguita del Medio restaurant.
Enjoy some time at leisure before the transfer back to your hotel in Varadero.
- Hotel pick-up and drop off
- Entrance ticket to the Great Military Historical Park
- Lunch in a typical restaurant
- Bilingual guide
Know Before You Go
• Unfortunately, due to the internal politics of the destination, the supplier is unable to receive bookings from citizens coming from the United States.
Please provide your nationality when reconfirming your tour
• When the Captain Generals Palace is closed, you will visit another city museum as an alternative
• Please wear light and comfortable clothes and shoes