Havana: On the Trail of Ernest Hemingway Tour

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Havana: On the Trail of Ernest Hemingway Tour

From US$ 142.48 per person

Follow in the footsteps of the author, Ernest Hemingway on an historical tour of Cuba. Go to the Hemingway Museum in the Finca Vigía, explore the town of Cojímar where a monument was erected in his memory, visit the Floridita Bar and more.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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COVID-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Private group
Printed voucher required
Duration 6 hours
Starting time 9:30 AM
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, German, Italian, French
Pickup included
Please wait in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. Guides will wait no longer than 25 minutes after the scheduled time.


  • Visit the Hemingway Museum in the house where he lived on Cuba
  • Explore Cojímar, where Hemingway was inspired to write "The Old Man and the Sea"
  • Stop at some of the bars associated with Hemingway, such as Floridita
Full description
Following pick-up at your hotel, explore Cuba through the eyes of Ernest Hemingway and visit attractions associated with the author, who lived on and off the island for 20 years. Start with a visit to the Finca Vigía where Hemingway lived and wrote "The Old Man and the Sea." When receiving the Nobel Prize in 1954, the author declared that the award belonged not to him, but to Cuba. Indeed, he gifted the medal to the island upon collecting it.  Continue to the town of Cojímar, where Hemingway was inspired to write “The Old Man and the Sea.” Take a stroll through the town to see the statue in his honor, made from old anchors, props and tools salvaged by local fishermen. Go to Las Terrazas restaurant to experience the preferred Cojimar hangout of Hemingway and his cohorts. Enjoy a cocktail and lunch (included) before returning to the capital to follow the Hemingway trail through Old Havana. Take a peek at room 511 in Hotel Ambos Mundos, where Hemingway used to stay in the 1930s. Breathe the atmosphere of days gone by in the restaurant-bars of La Bodeguita del Medio and Floridita, the former famous for its mojitos and the latter for its daiquiris.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry fee to Finca Vigía
  • 1 cocktail at Las Terrazas de Cojimar
  • Lunch
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Tips
COVID-19 precautions

Customers must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Passport, copy accepted

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • The tour itinerary is subject to modification without prior notice
  • The tour will be reconfirmed onsite according to the season and weather conditions
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 17 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7 / 5
  • Transportation
    4.7 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.2 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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This was truly a remarkable tour, the tour (sorry but don't remember her name) was truly amazing. She was very knowledgeable, engaging in conversation and very professional and thorough. This tour is definitely worth the price, the driver was also great, kind enough to mention areas of interest as we drove back to the hotel. My only regret is I didn't get the chance to tip the guide, when she left me at the restaurant I simple wasn't thinking. She certainly deserved it. Would love to make amends. Great tour over all, lots to see definitely would recommend this one.

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February 19, 2020

It was an excellent day!

We had a great day going out of the city to see a different part of Havana on the way to Hemingway house-museum. We weren’t strictly sticked to the tour program. We covered all the major points but we saw much more. Our tour guide - Julio had an extensive knowledge and was willing to share with us. Highly recommended.

October 12, 2019

Good organization from the hotel. Friendly driver and guide. By cons incomplete tour program, no visit to Cojimar, las Terrazas, so a little disappointed.

December 17, 2019

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