Essential Free Tour Havana

2.5 Hours
2.5 Hours

Essential Free Tour Havana

  • Join the best free tour for a fun trip back in time to the best of colonial architecture.
  • Talk to a local about daily life in Cuba, and get an authentic point of view about the country.
  • Find the heart of Cuban music at the mythic bar Bodeguita del Medio.
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Tour Features

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Havana Cathedral

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Castle of the Royal Force

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El Templete

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Old Town Square

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Museum of the City

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Saint Francis Church

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Bodeguita del Medio

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Almacenes San José Artisans' Market

These are some of the features your tour might include, but please bear in mind that every guide create their unique itinerary to provide the best possible experience.

Tour Calendar

  • English
  • Español
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Where does the tour start?
You will receive the full meeting point details and a map after you finalize your booking, in a confirmation email.
Do I have to book my Free Tour?
Yes, it's necessary to book your Free Tour in order to receive the full meeting point details via email on time. This helps ensure an enjoyable experience and good coordination between guides and tour guests. Booking is free, quick, and easy!
Can I contact my guide?
Yes, you will be able to message your guide with any questions that you might have after making a reservation, up until the start of the tour.
Can I make a booking for a larger group?
Maybe! In order to keep the group sizes manageable, each guide sets their own limit of guests per booking and departure. Choose the Free Tour you want to book, select the number of people in your group, and see if there are any departures available that suit your needs.
Are Free Tours really Free?
Yes, with Free Tours, there's no set price; instead, the guides rely on the tips of participants to sustain their livelihoods. By contributing a fair amount that reflects the value you receive from the tour, you not only support the guides but also express your appreciation for their expertise and dedication.

Latest reviews

We had an amazing experience with this tour! We did the tour in english and our guide Nelson spoke English fluently. He told us a lot of interesting stories about the colonial time in Cuba, and also answered our question about the current situation in Cuba. He knows a lot about cubas history and has a very well balanced view on the history of his country. Our tour was supposed to last 2 and a half hours, but he walked and talked with us for over 3 hours. If you want to get an honest and in depth view of this country then do this tour. We highly recommend it!
Excellent! Karla was a great guide; she was very knowledgable about Havana, friendly and helpful.
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Nelson was a great guide for around Havana. He answered all my questions and gave us history of the old town. Recommend a walking tour early in your stay in Havana to get a lay of the land and have time to return to places. Thank you!
Carla was our tour guide and she was amazing! Took us around the old town of Havana and explained the history and the local social economic conditions. She speaks very good english and provided her perspectives on the events that have happened. . She is also extremely thoughtful and helped us bargain a good deal for a taxi to our next destination. Would definitely recommend!
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Havana is the vibrant capital of an absolutely unique country in the world. Due to the trappings of international politics, this spectacular Caribbean city has become a capital unlike any other, with distinctive culture, sounds and flavors. Given the limitations that foreigners face in the country, joining an Essential Free Tour of Havana is a must-have experience. You will have the opportunity to chat directly with a local guide and get an authentic point of view on what daily life is like for Havanans. As you walk with a small group of international travelers, you'll also hear the complex history of Cuba before and after the Revolution. And, all this, while you see the emblematic places of the city.

Throughout your Free Essential Tour of Havana, you will stroll through the most picturesque streets of colorful Old Havana with your local guide. This spectacular area is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a reflection of the city's multicultural character. These centuries-old streets are lined with many houses, palaces, churches and mansions of Spanish, French, American and British colonial style. Here it is even possible to find remains of the fortified walls that protected the city for two centuries. Today, this exciting area is the tourist heart of the city, so there are plenty of hotels, bookstores, museums, galleries and, of course, restaurants for all palates. The Cathedral of Havana, with its impressive white facade, will be one of the jewels of the tour.

Talking with your guide, you will learn about the foundation of the city by the Spanish Crown, how it was almost destroyed by French pirates, the boom of sugar and tobacco trade during the 19th century, the process of independence, how the USA controlled the island, the drastic changes after the Revolution, and much more. Walking through the Old Town Square and other great landmarks of Havana, you will understand how the multicultural legacy that forged the city is still alive in its music, cuisine, art and literature. Along the tour, your guide will answer any questions about Cuban music, as well as explain why La Bodeguita del Medio became such a mythical venue. Book your tour today and secure your place!

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