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Hemingway's History

Follow the footsteps of this famous American author from his favourite watering holes to his home outside Havana.

Highlights:

  • Visit Hemingway's favourite bars
  • Visit Hemingway's hotel room where he wrote three of his novels
  • Visit the fishing village of Cojimar, inspiration for Old Man and the Sea
  • Tour Hemingway’s home Finca Vigia

Hemingway left an indelible mark on Havana. Journey with our local guide to visit his favorite places to drink in the old city, including the Bodeguita del Medio - the bar that claims to have invented the world famous mojito, and the Floridita - where a world record variety of daiquiris are on the menu, as well as the hotel room where he wrote part of "For Whom the Bell Tolls". We visit the quaint fishing village of Cojímar, which famously harboured his beloved fishing boat and a ranch on the outskirts of Havana that he lived in for 20 years, and where an impressive collection of his personal belongings remain.

  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Meeting point: Guest accommodation
  • Start time: 9:00 A.M.
  • Availability: Monday to Saturday (Does not run on Cuban public holidays)
  • Finish time: 1:00 P.M.
  • Finish point: Guest accommodation
  • Language: English or Spanish
  • Child policy: Child friendly experience.
  • Inclusions: Professional English-speaking guide, pick up to/from accommodations, activities as noted, 2 Cuban cocktails.
  • Exclusions: Food and drinks not specified above, tips/gratuities
Ernest Hemmingway statue in the Floridita bar in Old Havana
Rating:
Length:
4 hours
Group size:
Maximum 12
group size Price per Person USD
1

$130

2

$80

3 or 4

$65

5 to 7

$60

8 to 12

$50

DESIGN YOUR OWN TOUR - if you want to design your own private tour for Havana with a set itinerary, contact our experienced operations personnel, and they will be happy to customize a day tour for you!

If you or your small group of friends want to have your own private tour guide on a set itinerary in Havana, these private Havana tours are your best choice. Prices vary depending on how many people in your group.

testimonials


  • 02/08/2014

    Claire

    Yenni was an excellent guide in Havana and very knowledgeable about Cuban history. She responded well to any request that I had.I also had a one night stay in Vinales where Emilio was my guide. Again he was excellent and very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about local flora and fauna.

  • 11/11/2015

    Kerreen

    It would be impossible to explain this trip- it sounded great in the brochures and was even BETTER! Ares was very knowledgable about historical events in Cuba which I am very interested in as a history teacher (retired) He was passionate about Cuba itself, describing it as "paradise". His love for his country made his comments and the tour in general that much more personal and enjoyable. He was an eloquent, knowledgable, & easy to get along w/ guide. He was accommodating to our wishes, answered all questions, & gave his all to the 3 of us. Very charming introduction to Cuba!Rosi`s place in Havana was lovely. The view from her terrace was beautiful- tr ees and in the distance, the ocean.She went out of her way to make good breakfasts and to speak w/ me even though my Spanish is not very good.

  • 09/27/2018

    Ashley

    Marcos was amazing. My husband and I really got to experience the night life. We learned so much and had a great time. We will definitely book another tour with you all and request to have Marcos as our guide .