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Free Cuban Revolution Tour

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When: Mon, Tue, Thu and Sat

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Where: Francisco de Albear Statue

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Language: English & Spanish

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Time: 15:30

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Duration: 3 hours

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Price: Free

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.

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Free Cuban Revolution Tour Highlights

  • Understand how sometimes conviction and idealism can be more powerful than gunpowder. 
  • Learn about the life of its leaders, the Castro brothers and the iconic Che Guevara.
  • See how the country works through the eyes of a local. Discover Cubans’ creativity to confront their everyday economy.

Price: Free

Meeting Point: Francisco de Albear Statue

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Free Cuban Revolution Tour Features

The Granma Yacht
Eternal Flame
Bacardi Building
The Manzana Kempinsky Hotel
Bakery
Pharmacy
Bodega
Cuban School
Jose Marti Statue
Prado Boulevard
Fraternity Park
Revolution Museum
The Granma Yacht

Eternal Flame

Bacardi Building

The Manzana Kempinsky Hotel

Bakery

Pharmacy

Bodega

Cuban School

Jose Marti Statue

Prado Boulevard

Fraternity Park

Revolution Museum

The Granma Yacht
Eternal Flame
Eternal Flame
Bacardi Building
Bacardi Building
The Manzana Kempinsky Hotel
The Manzana Kempinsky Hotel
Bakery
Bakery
Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Bodega
Bodega
Cuban School
Cuban School
Jose Marti Statue
Jose Marti Statue
Prado Boulevard
Prado Boulevard
Fraternity Park
Fraternity Park
Revolution Museum
Revolution Museum
The Granma Yacht

Eternal Flame
Eternal Flame

Bacardi Building
Bacardi Building

The Manzana Kempinsky Hotel
The Manzana Kempinsky Hotel

Bakery
Bakery

Pharmacy
Pharmacy

Bodega
Bodega

Cuban School
Cuban School

Jose Marti Statue
Jose Marti Statue

Prado Boulevard
Prado Boulevard

Fraternity Park
Fraternity Park

Revolution Museum
Revolution Museum

Why Strawberry Tours?

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Part of all tips goes to a local charity

Reviews

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Viva la revolucion!

5 out of 5

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

September 2019

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Top Notch!

5 out of 5

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

April 2019

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Starting Point

Starting Point: Francisco de Albear Statue

Francisco de Albear Statue in front of El Floridita Bar (See Map).

FAQ

The Free Cuban Revolution Tour runs every Mon, Tue, Thu and Sat 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 3h.

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: havana@strawberrytours.com

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.

In an effort to keep the group sizes manageable and enjoyable for everyone in the group we don’t allow groups of 8 people or more to join 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.

Interested in a Private Tour?

If you want more flexibility with your own guide you can book this as a private tour for just $99.

We are then able to set the start time to whatever suits you and make the experience more personal. This is also a great option for groups of 8 people or more that are unable to join our free tours together.

Please leave your details below to enquire

Someone in our team will get back to you within 24h.

Price Free

Meeting Point: Francisco de Albear Statue

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No need to print ticket.

Price: Free

No need to print ticket.

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