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Hemingway's Cuba Guided Tour
Activities in Havana

Hemingway's Cuba Guided Tour

  • New
  • The activity takes place with a guide that simultaneously speaks in English and other languages. English
  • 4 hours
  • Hotel pick up

Visit the streets, bars and restaurants that the American writer used to frequent with this Hemingway's Cuba Guided Tour. Learn about the ship that inspired his work The Old Man and the Sea.

Hemingway's Cuba Guided Tour

After picking you up at your hotel in Havana at 9 am, we'll visit Hemingway's Cuba, the American author who lived in the capital for more than two decades.

We'll visit La Vigía, the house the writer bought in 1949, to see some of his "treasures", such as his boat Pilar, a name inspired by the Pilar Beach that he uses in his novel The Old Man and the Sea. In addition, something that will call our attention during the tour is the pet cemetery, where the remains of his 4 dogs and 57 cats are found.

After learning the writer's secrets, we'll walk through Cojímar, a fishing village with protected coastal areas and the natural landscape of the Cojímar River Valley. We'll have a coffee and a Cuban rum at Las Terrazas, frequented by Hemingway's boat captain, Gregorio Fuentes.

We'll go to the hotel room that Hemingway (entrance fee not included) used to book at the Ambos Mundos Hotel. Inside the room, we'll see his old typewriter and some of his books, which are still there!

In the coastal area of Cojímar, we'll also visit the roundabout where the sculpture of the writer Ernest Hemingway is located, made of metal collected by his fishing friends. This monument was visited by different celebrities such as Imperio Argentina, Libertad Lamarque, Jorge Negrete, Hugo del Carril and Lola Flores.

The last stops will be La Bodeguita del Medio and El Floridita, the writer's favourite bar and restaurant. Did you know that he used to meet his friends and acquaintances from Havana there?

Once the tour is over, we'll return to your hotel in Havana.

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protection and safety, to help avoid the spread of Covid-19. Specifically, the provider of this tour will apply the following measures:

  • Tours or activities will not consist of more than 8 people per group.
  • A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.
  • The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.
  • Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.
  • All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.
  • Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.
  • The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.
  • At monuments, museums and attractions, the maximum permitted capacity will be a 40% of the total maximum capacity.
  • Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.
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Price

Adults Children between 2 and 12 years old Children under 2 years old
Tour in English
US$ 51
US$ 39
Free

Tour in English

  • Adults

    US$ 51
  • Children between 2 and 12 years old

    US$ 39
  • Children under 2 years old

    Free

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Duration

4 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that simultaneously speaks in English and other languages.

The activity takes place with a guide that simultaneously speaks in English and other languages.

Included

Hotel pick

up and return transfer.

English speaking guide.

Visit Hemingway Museum at Finca La Vigía.

Welcome cocktail.

Cuban coffee and rum at Las Terrazas.

Not included

Fee for the use of the camera at the Casa Museo La Vigía: 5 CUP (US$ 0.20) per person.

Entrance to Hemingway's room at the Hotel Ambos Mundos: 5 CUP (US$ 0.20) per person.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

Bookings are permitted up until 48 hours before the activity as long as there are still places.

Digital voucher

We will send you a voucher that you can show on your phone to take part in the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

    Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?

    A - This activity requires a minimum of 3 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.

Accessibility

Yes

US$ 51
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the service starts

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.