Havana in a Day Tour
Language: English & Spanish
Duration: 10 Hours
Price: See below
See the best of Havana – with your own private tour guide!
Old Havana is over 500 years old and you need to stroll down its gorgeous streets to really get the feel of it, however Modern Havana is better enjoyed riding in style in an old timer convertible due to the long distances that must be covered. If you want to experience Havana like never before, pick either one of our three amazing tour packages which combine the best of both worlds in an adventure you simply can’t miss out on!
The Caribbean sea breeze summons you to discover the city inside out alongside one of the island’s best tour guides, and you’ll be captivated by the nostalgic charm of a Chevrolet, Pontiac, or Ford that has been wandering this city of unparalleled beauty for at least five decades. After experiencing Havana on foot and by car, we’ll even indulge you with the chance to see it from above at a lovely rooftop bar, watching the sunset while sipping on a delicious complimentary cocktail!
I suggest this tour if your time is limited in Havana and you want to see the whole city. We felt that we saw Havana through a local's point of view and experienced it a way not many tourists get to experience the city. The tour gave us a lot of content for our travel blog that we will also promote Strawberry Tours. We will recommend Strawberry Tours and Judith as the best company and guide to see and experience Havana!
Jonah & Sierra - Arizona, USA
We did a private tour for 2 with Marianne and loved every second! We started with the walking tour, followed by lunch then the car tour. The entire day was very informative, and we loved getting to know Marianne. She answered all our questions and guided the tour based on what we were interested in. We highly recommend this tour!
Brittany W - Fajardo, Puerto Rico
You can get a full refund if you notify us at least 14 days prior to your tour date. We recommend you to book your tour well in advance because our availability changes quickly.
You can certainly request a change of date for your tour as long as we have availability. We will always try our best to accommodate you.
Once you arrive in Cuba, you will only be able to use CUC, which is the tourist currency. Your guide will be able to help you exchange money on arrival if needed.
All currencies have a 3% exchange fee. US Dollars have an additional 10% tax upon exchange. That means 100 USD will get you 87CUC in return because of the 10% tax and 3% fee. Therefore, we suggest bringing EUR, Pounds or even Canadian Dollars to avoid paying the 10% additional tax.
If you have any preferences, do not hesitate to let us know. We will certainly try our best to fulfill your wishes, however we are not able to guarantee its availability given the amount of bookings we receive.
Each car fits 5 people plus the driver. If your group size is bigger than 4, then you’ll need an additional car (to also make space for the guide). Our Private Tour Coordinators will inform you on the options we offer.
During our Havana in a Day Tour we walk approximately 3km over around 4 hours with several breaks. It can be shortened if needed or requested, and the guide will always walk in your pace.
If you think that it will be too much walking, please do let us know and our Private Tour Coordinators will suggest different options to suit your needs. It’s important to know that Havana’s Centre has very old cobblestone streets.
Absolutely. Our itineraries are flexible and we will be able to customize the tour to your needs.
Yes. We will always try to accommodate to your needs. We also have a large offer of tours which can be combined in different days.
The more the merrier! We can absolutely arrange tours for large parties. Don’t forget to mention the number of people in your group so our Tour Coordinators can plan everything accordingly! Kindly consider that for every 20 people, we will assign one guide.
Tips are not included in the price and not mandatory. However, feel free to tip your guide if you think they did a good job!
The short answer is, yes! The US government has banned travel under the “People to People” OFAC category, but almost a dozen other license categories still permit US citizens to visit Cuba. When you check in for your flight from a US airport to Cuba, you’ll be asked to sign a Travel Authorization Affidavit. Here, you can tick the “Support for the Cuban People” box and obtain your Tourist Card in order to board your flight! If you are traveling under any other license category, choose accordingly. Make sure to check with your airline for specific arrangements.
Usually, no. Yet since these regulations are evolving quickly, it is recommended to have a comprehensive itinerary that demonstrates cultural immersion and interaction with private and other non-state entities in while on the island. A return flight and evidence of reservations at a Casa Particular are essential.
Yes! All of our tours in Cuba are led by independent Cuban entrepreneurs who dedicate their time to showing others the wonder of this wonderful island. As such, Strawberry Tours in Cuba are fully compliant under the “Support for the Cuban People” OFAC license category (31 C.F.R. § 515.574) available for US-citizens flying to Cuba. During our tours, we will make sure you visit permitted establishments while still getting the very best and most authentic experience you could possibly have during your visit.
When traveling under the “Support for the Cuban People” category, you are not permitted to engage with any entity which maintains connections with the Cuban government. This includes state-owned restaurants, hotels and event venues. You can find out more about some of the businesses not permitted under this license category here - https://www.state.gov/cuba-sanctions/cuba-restricted-list/ You should ensure that your trip includes activities that connect you directly to the Cuban people and that you support independent businesses on the island. It is highly recommended to stay at a Casa Particular and eat at private restaurants, or Paladares. On our amazing Strawberry Tours in Havana and Trinidad we will only take you to the very best, permitted establishments so that you can enjoy this unique country with peace of mind!