Free Historical Centre Tour of Havana
When: Every Day
Where: Francisco de Albear Statue
Language: English & Spanish
Duration: 3 hours
Discover the most fascinating city in the Caribbean, which seems to be unaffected by the passing of time, were nostalgia and romanticism await, the queen of the bay, Havana. On our Free Tour of Havana’s Historical Center you will go from the colonial times to its independence, from its most cosmopolitan moment to the Revolution and its uncertain present.
Discover its relevance in times of the Spanish conquest, why the biggest fort in America was built in Havana and how explorers across the ocean exterminated the indigenous people. Understand the strategic importance that led the city under Spanish rule at first, then British, then Spanish again only to be lost one more time to the USA, and hear how it became independent in the 20th Century.
See one of the oldest universities in America, impressive palaces, and a stunning Baroque style cathedral where Cristopher Columbus’ ashes were first kept.
On our Historical Center Tour of Havana you will soak in the unique atmosphere of this incomparable city, where time hasn’t yet accelerated, and feel the charm that has attracted different cultures over so many centuries, making her the most wanted lady of the Caribbean, the Key to the New World.
Fountain of the Indian Woman
Statue of Francisco de Albear
Johnsons Drug Store
Hotel Ambos Mundos
La Bodeguita del Medio
Castle of the Royal Force
San Francisco Square
Plaza de Armas
El Floridita Bar
This tour was a wonderful introduction to Old Havana. Our Tour guide Marcel was very kind and knowledgeable. I did a few different tours while in Havana and Strawberry Tours was my favorite! Would definitely recommend!
Alana L - Washington DC, USA
Awesome company with amazing tour guides. We had Marcel for the Cuban history tour and Ceasar for the nightlife tour; both tours were great! We then took the food tour with Marcel, also a ton of fun. Enjoy this great company!
Lauren H - New Jersey, USA
Francisco de Albear Statue in front of El Floridita Bar (See Map).
The Free Historical Centre Tour of Havana runs every day at 10.00 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 Historical Centre Tour of Havana ends around "El Malecon".
The Free Historical Centre Tour of Havana 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: email@example.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.
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.
Set the start time to whatever suits you and make the experience more personal. This is also a great option for groups of people that are unable to join the free tours together.
Someone in our team will get back to you within 24h.