Welcome to Havana

It's Complicated

No one could have invented Havana. It’s too audacious, too contradictory, and – despite 50 years of withering neglect – too damned beautiful. How it does it is anyone’s guess. Maybe it’s the swashbuckling history still almost perceptible in atmospheric colonial streets; the survivalist spirit of a populace scarred by two independence wars, a revolution and a US trade embargo; or the indefatigable salsa energy that ricochets off walls and emanates most emphatically from the people. Don’t come here with a long list of questions. Just arrive with an open mind and prepare for a long, slow seduction.

A Great Art City

It may not be like Paris' or New York's quite yet, but the art culture in Havana is currently one of the city's biggest surprises. The creativity is nothing new. Cuban artists have been quietly challenging cultural elites ever since native-born José Nicolás de la Escalera started painting black slaves in the 18th century. Today the work of Escalera and others is splendidly displayed in the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes. Meanwhile, a newer, racier crew congregates for electrifying 'happenings' at the Fábrica de Arte Cubano, the vortex of Havana's contemporary art scene.

Cool Cafes & Bohemian Bars

Havana is going through an interesting stage at present. Private enterprise is showing the first flowerings of a creative spring, while the big-name brands from that well-known 'frenemy' in the north have yet to gain a foothold. As a result, the city is rife with experimentation. Here a dandy cafe decked out like a bohemian artist's lair, there a trancey lounge bar where earnest travelers sit around comparing Che Guevara T-shirts. Maybe it's something they put in the mojitos, but the face of Cuban cafe culture has never looked so good.

500 Years of History

In Havana the history is piled up like wrecked treasure on a palm-fringed beach. Except these days the colonial squares and buildings are looking noticeably less wrecked, thanks primarily to proactive City Historian Eusebio Leal Spengler, who has been piecing the place back together for over 30 years. Walk the streets of Habana Vieja and you'll quickly feel a genuine connection with the past in the imposing coastal fortifications and intimate, traffic-free plazas. Equally engrossing are the more recent leftovers from Cuba's marriages and divorces with both the USA and the USSR.

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$69 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Little Havana 3.5-Hour Bike and Food Tour with Local Guide

Meet in Miami Beach in the morning to begin your bike and food tour. After hopping on your provided bike, follow your guide on an 8-mile (13-km) ride through Little Havana, a bustling Cuban neighborhood. Stop at several family-run Cuban restaurants to sample the fresh homemade flavors of several dishes. Throughout your tour, your guide will teach you about the local culture and offer interesting historical insight on the area's Cuban heritage. You’ll also visit the El Credito Cigar Factory and the Freedom Tower, Downtown Miami’s most enduring landmark. This tower was modeled after the Giralda, the famous Gothic-Baroque bell tower of the Cathedral of Seville, and is currently used as a memorial to Cuban immigration in the US. Depending on the pace of your group, your tour will take anywhere from 3 to 4 hours. You’ll end your Little Havana bike and food tour back in Miami Beach.

$59 Cultural & Theme Tours

Little Havana Small Group Walking Tour with Tastings & Mojito

Your Miami tour will begin in the heart of Miami’s Cuban community. We’ll check out some historic architectural beauties, as well as a few unique art collections. Of course, you can’t have a Little Havana tour without a true Cuban coffee in-hand, so we’re taking you for the most delicious dose of caffeine you’ll find this side of the Florida Straits. Cortadito is Cuban espresso, and we’ll pair it with a typical Cuban pastry to give you the boost you need to keep moving on your Miami tour! Next up, another Cuban culture classic: a visit to a classic cigar factory. Witness the art of cigar-rolling from the experts, and take in the one-of-a-kind aroma of the shop. From there, we’re off to visit one of the many locally owned art galleries in the neighborhood. Hear stories from first-generation immigrants from Cuba, and learn about the influence of Cuban art in Miami. We’ll see the important Bay of Pigs monument on route to a favorite local juice bar, where you’ll get to quench your thirst with a dose of sugarcane or mango juice. We’ll continue our stroll down SW 8th Street to experience the Caribbean flavour that fills the air, from the classic Domino Park where locals challenge one another to domino games, to the conga music that’s played live in the streets. Your Little Havana Adventure will end at one of the neighborhood’s favorite watering holes for a taste of a classic mojito.  You never know, the refreshing conclusion to this tour might give you the courage to salsa your way through the rest of your Miami vacation!  

$1743 Cultural & Theme Tours

A week of excitement in Cuba

Day 1 ARRIVAL. Assistance at the airport. Transfer to the Hotel. Accommodation in Capri Hotel 4* on BB plan At night Tropicana Night Club. Since the early years in the last century, at the entrance to the Marianao municipality in the province of Havana, next to the Zanja-Marianao railroad, was Villa Mina, the beautiful suburban property once owned by Regino Truffin, surrounded by a luxuriant tropical forest and now a fairy-tale dream for a nightclub that became a legend in the history of world musical and variety shows and that at a time was known as the "most attractive and sumptuous nightclub in the world": The Mythic Tropicana Nightclub Day 2 CITY TOUR HAVANA Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to modern Havana tour in American Classic Cars (5th Avenue, business area, Miramar, Vedado and Plaza de la Revolución). Continue to Old Havana for a walking tour of the Plaza de Armas, Cathedral Square, San Francisco Square and Old Square declared Patrimony of Humanity by UNESCO. Lunch included. Accommodation in Capri Hotel 4* on BB plan Night free to enjoy Havana night life Optional: Oh-La La Night Club (not included) Day 3 VIÑALES TOUR Breakfast at the hotel.Visit to the Viñales Valley, in Pinar del Río, westernmost province of Cuba and where the best tobacco in the world is grown. Tour through the valley, visiting the Mural of Prehistory. Lunch at a local restaurant. Optional visit to La Cueva del Indio. Visit, in transit, to the House of the Veguero, to know plantations of tobacco. Return to Havana. Accommodation in Capri Hotel 4* on BB plan Day 4 HAVANA – VARADERO Breakfast at the hotel. Check out. Departure to Varadero. Accommodation for 2 nights in Blau Varadero 4* All Inclusive Plan Day 5 SUN CRUISE Breakfast. Pick-up at the hotels according to the time set up for the tour. Transfer Hotel - Marina - Hotel. Sailing off-shore enjoying the beauty of our seas. Music and open bar: soft drinks, beers and Cuban cocktails included either aboard or while being in the key. Snack aboard. An approximately 15-minutes interactive bath with dolphins. Time for snorkeling in coral reef. Visit to Cayo Blanco for lunch (lobster, shrimps, and fish). Free time for swimming in the sea. Nautical equipments (non-motorized) included in the key. Return to the Blau Varadero 5* All Inclusive Plan. Day 6 VARADERO- APTO HAVANA Pick up 5hrs before the flight departure transfer back to the airport

$45 Kid Friendly

Miami City Tour Night

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Little Havana, Miami, FloridaOur Thoughtfully designed route features the very best of miami sightseeing. It Includes South Beach – Key Biscane and Little HavanaWe stop at the little Havana for 40 minutes, Where you´ll have the opportunity tu explore this emblematic neighborhood, drink a mojito, taste the famous cuban coffee and buy cigars.Duration: 2 hours

$80 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Dixie Dining Corridor Food Tour

Spend a few hours exploring the Dixie Dining Corridor just south of Downtown West Palm Beach. We'll get you off the beaten path as we meander through charming historic neighborhoods eating our way through this trendy part of town.   Begin your day exploring the Grandview Public Market where you'll discover and taste new food trends.  Then we'll grab a tropical smoothie for our short 5-minute walk to a Spanish-style inn filled with history and interesting architectural features.  Let's hop aboard an air-conditioned van to visit our remaining restaurants.   Next stop?  Grato for a behind-the-scenes tour and 2 of their most-popular small plates.    It's not everyday that you get a Food Network champion serving tacos to your table, but that's what you can expect at Cholo Soy Cocina.  And yes, they are the best tacos in town! Ready to discover authentic Cuban food?  Havana has a Cuban sampler plate and refreshing sangria waiting for us. We'll finish our day with a delicious dessert!     Along the way, expect plenty of history, architecture and culture to round-out your delicious day in West Palm Beach, Florida! Highlights 3 hour driving tour (air-conditioned van)  offered Wednesdays, 2:45 - 5:45 14 tastings  6 restaurants 1 sangria optional cocktail package available fully guided tour including food, history, architecture and culture free parking available at the tour meeting point tour concludes at the meeting point this tour is not wheelchair accessible due to our van not being equipped with a lift. please advise of any dietary restrictions and any birthday/anniversary celebrations in the Special Requirements field at the time of booking.

$79 Cultural & Theme Tours

Miami Design District Food & Art Experience

Explore magnificent public art installations while stopping for delicious cuisine along the way.The once-overlooked area of the Design District is now a vibrant destination with magnificent modern architecture and breathtaking art installations on public areas. Savor your way through the neighborhoods while we tour tapas-style.ITINERARY:THIS WILL BE YUR NEW SPOT IN THE DESIGN DISTRICTA contemporary, multi-chef driven food hall. This stylish destination is where you’ll find some of the most amazing talent in the Miami food industry, chefs will delight our palette each one with their best creations. STAR-POWERED DESTINATIONStar-powered dinning destination for upscale Cuban cuisine in Havana-style surroundings. Veterans of some of the best kitchens in town, fall into the warm embrace of our favorite dish with the perfect pairing wine.CLEANSE THE PALETTE Soraya Kilgore has finally launched her pink-hued palace in the Design District. She builds relationships with local farmers to protect and develop the skills to produce the finest products.A “HAUTE” VENTANITA STOP Located inside the Jade Alley, this place is the best kept secret in Miami. Combining their 16 years of restaurant experience, most at Michelin starred restaurants in NYC, top chefs Luciana Giangrandi and Alex Meyer bring tacos to a whole new level.KEY LIME PIE MARTINI ANYONE?They are committed to expanding the enjoyment of wine and spirits beyond their liquid state. Their line is the result of years of exploration, refining and commitment to a novelty that has no match.