Explore the contemporary side of the Cuban capital with this Modern Havana Free Tour. You'll visit the must-see locations around the city including the famous neighbourhood of Vedado.
Modern Havana Free Tour
We'll meet at 10 am at the Parque de los Mártires, located at the intersection of San Lázaro and Infanta streets, and start the modern Havana free tour.
Our first stop will be Hamel's Alley, where we'll see the tribute to the Cuban African culture created by the artist Salvador Gonzalez. The tour will continue to the famous Hotel Nacional de Cuba. Did you know that it was the mafia headquarters in the 1930s? You'll be surprised by its curious historical facts as well as those of the nearby Coppelia ice cream parlour, an institution in the city.
The next stop will be the University of Havana campus, where some of its buildings will remind us of ancient Greek temples! Then we'll make our way towards the Avenida de los Presidentes, where we'll admire the statues of various Latin American leaders. Following on, we'll tour the Vedado neighbourhood from the Plaza de la Revolución, and see the famous silhouette of Che Guevara on the façade of the Ministry of the Interior.
Then, we'll head to the iconic Christopher Columbus Necropolis cemetery, which stands out for its beautiful funeral sculptures. After a three-hour tour, at 1 pm the tour will end at the corner of 23rd and 12th streets. In this same location, Fidel Castro declared in 1961 the socialist character of the Cuban Revolution.
Reservations for more than 6 people aren't available. If you want to explore the Cuban capital in a group exclusively for you and your partner, family or friends, you can book the private tour of Havana.
All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protective material and safety to help avoid the spread of Covid-19.
Free tours do not have a fixed price, rather each person offers the guide the amount they consider appropriate, depending on their level of satisfaction.
3 hours 30 minutes.
The tour is exclusively in English.
Expert English speaking guide.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up until the previous day (10:00 am) if there are still places available.
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.
If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation in the control panel, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Parque de los Mártires Universitarios (corner of San Lázaro street and Infanta street).