Free Cuban Revolution Tour
When: Tue, Thu, Sat & Sun
Language: English & Spanish
Duration: 2,5 hours
On our Free Revolution Tour you will learn about one of the longest lasting battles in history, which validates Fidel Castro’s quote: “No matter who falls, no matter who dies, the Cuban Revolution will not disappear”.
Hear how in 1956 a group of guerrilleros crossed the Gulf of Mexico on board the legendary yacht Granma to overthrow Batista’s dictatorship; out of the 82 guerrilleros, only 12 survived, to which Fidel responded: “12 of us made it, now the Revolution is truly triumphant”.
See the consequences of the Revolution, from its fulfilled dreams such as the public education and health systems, to its great challenges such as censorship, isolation or the economic blockade. See how Cubans overcome the daily obstacles while managing to survive through a creative everyday economy.
On our Revolution Tour you will understand that Fidel’s Havana is different to how its perceived from abroad, that in order to fully grasp it you have to feel the heat of Cuba, enjoy its beauty, suffer its public transport, rejoice in the endless delight of the Havanans, feel sorry and jealous at the same time, feel love and somehow resentment, feel La Habana, feel the Revolution.
The Granma Yacht
The Manzana Kempinsky Hotel
Jose Marti Statue
If you are in Havana, don't miss the Cuban Revolution tour. Nelson is a tremendous guide: courteous, knowledgable, and funny. And this tour will open your eyes about Cuba's history. It is very informative, and at times, sobering. No class could ever teach the things you will learn on this tour.
Christopher V - California, USA
Cuban Revolution Tour with Marcel - Like a Cuba History 101 come to life, condensed version. Marcel is a great guide, very knowledgeable. This is a great way to be introduced to the story of Cuba and how she came to be where she is today. Marcel showed us a government grocery store and a commercial, more higher priced one. What a huge difference. I liked the short visit to a Project that Strawberry supports, which welcomes the impoverished neighborhood children and have them free lessons in various languages (including Hebrew!), art workshops, etc. I think it is important to help empower the local community whenever and wherever you travel, and supporting projects like this is a good way to get involved.
Sandra O - Hong Kong, China
Francisco de Albear Statue in front of El Floridita Bar (See Map).
The Free Cuban Revolution Tour runs every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday at 15.30 from the Francisco de Albear Statue in front of El Floridita Bar. No tours on the 25th - 27th of July and 1st of January.
The Free Cuban Revolution Tour ends around The Capitol.
The Free Cuban Revolution Tour lasts around 2.5h.
Yes we will be there rain, hail or shine. Just make sure to have suitable clothing and consider bringing an umbrella if necessary.
Go to the meeting point and look for our guide carrying a board with "Strawberry Tours" logo on it. If you have any problems finding the location please send us an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Due to the high demand of our tours you can only join the tour if you have made a reservation. So please make a reservation: it is absolutely free, it takes less than one minute, and it helps us make sure that we have enough guides there to cover the demand. Help us make your Strawberry Tour experience unforgettable! Please note that we can't take groups of 8 people or more on our regular tours, instead, please get in touch with us here to enquire about a private tour.
We believe that everyone, no matter their budget, should be able to experience and enjoy what Havana has to offer. We also believe that the price of the tour should correlate with your budget and how much you enjoyed it. Therefore, our tours run on a “Pay-What-It’s-Worth” basis. So at the end of the tour everyone can choose to contribute with what they thought it was worth. Our Tour Guides work for tips only and receive no other compensation for running the tour.
All our tours are given by licensed and independent working Cuban tour guides which constitutes as “support for the Cuban people” and are therefore OFAC compliant.
Unfortunately not since it's too far away by foot from the other stops on the tour. But our tour guides will be happy to point out how to get there afterwards.