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The Rum Legend

A fun tour where you learn about the origin, development, and production of the famous Cuban Rum, and do plenty of tasting it as well.

Highlights:

  • Visit the Bacardi building
  • Visit the Rum Museum
  • Enjoy a cocktail at one of Havana's legendary watering holes
  • Learn to make Cuba’s traditional cocktails at a cool local bar

All service are OFAC compliant under the general license “Support for the Cuban people” 515.574

Did you know that Bacardi Rum, one of the most popular in the US, actually started from Cuba? Puerto Rico may be home to the famous bat logo, but the rum was originally one of Cuba’s most popular. We visit the beautiful 1930’sl Art Deco Bacardi building and learn about this famous brand’s early beginnings in Cuba, and what became of their rum after the revolution. We then visit the Plaza de Armas, where you’ll hear the melancholy love story of Giraldilla, the iconic symbol of Havana Club. One can’t discuss rum in Cuba without longing for a taste of it, so our next stop is for a drink in one of Cuba’s bars, like the legendary bar La Bodeguita del Medio.

From here let's head to Havana's rum museum to learn about the processes that make Cuban rum so special. Here you’ll have the opportunity to taste Havana Club Rum varieties. Naturally, after all that rum we need to fill our bellies, so the tour finishes with a delicious lunch at a local paladar, where a barman will show us how to mix a perfect Cuban cocktail such as a Mojito or a Daiquiri. 

  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Meeting point: La Gargola Guesthouse, 82 Calle Cuba (between Cuarteles and Chacon streets), first floor (up the stairs, blue door)
  • Start time: 10:30 A.M.
  • Availability: Monday to Sunday (Does not run on Cuban public holidays)
  • Finish Time: 1:30 P.M.
  • Finish point: Restaurant in Old Havana
  • Language: English or Spanish
  • Child policy: No travellers under the age of 18
  • Inclusions: Professional English-speaking guide,activities as noted, museum entry fee, lunch, rum tasters, 2 cocktails, transport while on the tour
  • Exclusions: Transportation from finish point, food and drinks not specified above, tips/gratuities
A barman making mojitos at the Bodeguita del Medio bar in Havana, Cuba
Rating:
Length:
3 hours
Group size:
Maximum 12
group size Price per Person USD
1

$100

2

$70

3 to 7

$60

8 to 12

$55

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 .