Description: Full Day City Tour
Picking up at the hotel with air conditioned busses. Bilingual guide service. Panoramic tour along modern Havana: Universidad de La Habana, La Rampa, Coppelia Ice-Cream Parlor, Cinemas, Cultural Centers and Galleries are included. Guided visit at Cristóbal Colón Cemetery. Stop over at Plaza de la Revolución and Visit to the highest Lookpoint in the city. Pictures can be taken.
Travel to the western part of the city, viewing of hospitals, schools, Ciudad Científica(Scientifc City) and the Palacio de Las Convenciones. Lunch with a beverage included. Panoramic tour along the residential part of Miramar, with views of Hotels, Embassies and the Acuario Nacional (National Aquarium).On the way to Vedado area, all along Malecón avenue, Monte de las banderas (Mount of Flags) and Hotel Nacional de Cuba (Cuba's National Hotel) can be seen. Tour along Avenida de las Misiónes(Missions Avenue), Museo de La Revolución, and the Gran Teatro de La Habana can be also perceived on the way. Brief stop at the Capitolio with time to take pictures.
The way to the Tunnel of the Bay is along Paseo del Prado, with a stop at the Lookpoint located in the Parque Histórico Militar Morro -Cabana with time for pictures. Walk along the Colonial Area of the Old Havana, declared World Heritage by UNESCO: Plaza San Francisco de Asís, Plaza Vieja, Plaza de Armas, and La Plaza de La Catedral. On the way to Plaza de La Catedral, Obispo Street, Ambos Mundos Hotel and the University of San Jerónimo de la Habana can be seen. Brief stop at La Bodeguita del Medio.Return to the hotels. (The order of visits will depend on the departure from the hotels)
- Destination: Havana
- Hours: 4
- Allow Kids:
- From: Havana
- Days: 1
- Minimal Pax:1
- Kind of excursion: City
- From: Pick up time:09:00:00
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Full Day City Tour is located in Havana
Capital of Cuba and the country's administrative, political, cultural and scientific center, it is also the capital of two provinces: City of Havana and Havana. Though only around 280 square miles (727 square kilometers) in size-0.65 percent of the archipelago's total area.
The Old Havana and system of forts led UNESCO to declare it a part of world heritage in 1982. Founded on its present site in 1519, the settlement of San Cristobal de La Habana prospered mainly due to its bay, which was a natural port of call for ships sailing to and from the New World. Starting in 1634, because of its strategic location, San Cristobal de La Habana was considered the key to the New World-as attested to by royal letters patent-and the main defense of the West Indies.
The Cuban capital consists of an immense number of buildings in a wide range of architectural styles, built in the course of nearly five centuries. These styles range from the pre-baroque to the baroque, neo-Gothic, neoclassical, eclectic, art noveau and art-deco, to the modern.
Alejo Carpentier, one of Cuba's most famous authors, called it "the city of columns" and focused attention on its streets, which he considered a perennially rich show of life, humanity and contrasts that was bound to entertain any observer.
Over 14 kilometers of excellent beaches lie to the east of the Cuban capital. To the south, a green belt contributes to a healthful atmosphere.