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The Cigar Trail
This private tour visits different places around Havana and is all about Cuban cigars. Led by a local tour guide and cigar connoisseur, you'll visit a cigar factory, a cigar museum, a specialized cigar store, and will learn from a cigar sommelier how to smoke cigars the Cuban way.
Your guide for this tour will be will be an English speaking cigar connoisseur. You will learn about how Cuban cigars are made, the different brands, and how to best appreciate them.
You'll tour around all areas of a cigar factory to learn the whole production process of Cuban cigars and the differences in how the various Cuban cigar brands are made.
At the cigar museum you'll experience a little of the history of the cigar culture in Cuba. There are some iconic collectors items shown here related to the cigar production in Cuba, including lithography as well as pipes from different periods.
We then head to a local cafe / bar to enjoy the perfect combination of a Cuban cigar, a Cuban coffee and a Cuban rum. It's here that you will participate in a very traditional ceremony called Maridaje. A Cuban cigar sommelier will show you the traditional way to light up a cigar with a cedar stick and lead you through the ritual.
Your guide can then accompany you to a specialized cigar store to help you choose and purchase cigars that match your taste and budget.
A post-tour lunch with the guide is optional.
* Time: from 9:00 to 1.00 pm
* Available Tuesday to Friday.
* Children are not permitted into the cigar factory.
* Tour starting point: Your place of accommodation in Havana
* Tour finishing point: The Palacio de Artesania in Old Havana
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.
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.
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.