Havana, the capital of Cuba, is a vibrant city with a strong sense of its unique history and literally bursting with character. Here you will find a diverse mix of building design, a dynamic music scene, impressive monuments and museums, and a city known for its passion for music and dance.
The city’s architecture is an eclectic mix of Baroque, Neo-classical and Art Deco styles, and pastel-shaded Old Havana is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Seemingly frozen in time yet peppered with modern touches, Havana is home to crumbling buildings that lie alongside beautifully restored colonial homes and 20th Century high rises from a more austere age. This is a city like no other, a place of rusting Cadillacs, fruit carts, dilapidated colonial buildings, Sovietesque monuments to revolutionary heroes, and locals chatting on the seafront wall or dancing and singing in the heat of the day.
Havana is very safe to explore day and night, and you can visit museums and galleries, enjoy a vast array of music in bars, clubs and other venues throughout the city. Spend an evening at the Opera or Ballet in the ornate Grand Theatre, or just relax at a café or bar and watch the absorbing street life.
Dine in one of many new hidden-away private restaurants and you will be amazed at the quality and service, the myths of Cuba having bland or substandard food has been banished! Chat to the friendly and approachable locals, explore this intriguing metropolis, and if you want a break from the bustling city, head to the beaches of East Havana for a swim and to relax.
Accommodation in Havana
Our favourites are selected by us due to overall quality, hospitality, authenticity, location and also their consistently good customer feedback.
A selection of the many hotels that we can book
The Casa Particular Experience
Highly recommended and extremely popular, Casas Particulares (often referred to as ‘Casas’) are fully-licensed private bed and breakfast accommodation, with many offering a more boutique hotel-style stay.
Our Most Popular Havana Experiences
We can organise before you travel to Cuba, a wide range of fantastic experiences that can be completely tailored for you.Take advantage of our friendly and knowledgeable pre-booking service and save time making arrangements during your holiday.
We can also pre-book Cuba's amazing private hidden away restaurants (paladars), which are highly recommended, extremely popular and get booked up well in advance. Talk to our team about adding experiences and restaurants to your booking.
Taste of Havana
Introducing the main sights and amazing unique street life of Havana, this fully guided tour starts with a stroll through the bustling streets and quiet squares of Old Havana.
The Ultimate Havana Tour
A jam-packed day combining a cigar factory visit, walking tour of Old Havana with lunch, 2 hour old American car tour with guide, and a cocktail making class with tapas.
Old American Closed Top Car Tour of Havana
Cruise through Havana in an Old American car with a local driver, the ultimate Cuban experience! We recommend a 2-hour drive taking in the impressive sights.
Havana Cycling Tour
A fascinating and relaxing way to explore Havana with our fully guided leisurely cycling tour of Havana. Experience the local life and gain an insight into the vibrant community spirit of the Habaneros.
Authentic Cocktail Making Lesson in Havana
Held at a local bar-restaurant and a community project located in a neighbourhood in Old Havana, here you will learn how to make perfect speciality cocktails from an expert mixologist.
UNESCO World Heritage Site of Vinales Valley - Group Tour
Exploring Cuba\'s stunning landscape at Viñales Valley, where you will get a taste of rural life in Cuba and absorb the totally unique scenery.
Parisien Cabaret Show at the Hotel Nacional de Cuba
Enjoy the vibrant and extravagant show at the Parisien Cabaret located in Havana’s iconic and majestic Hotel Nacional De Cuba. Follow in the footsteps of Frank Sinatra, Ava Gardner and Winston Churchill.
Private Walking Tour of Old Havana
A fully tailored walking tour of Old Havana with a knowledgeable and professional guide. Choose your visits from a huge range of options including the Havana Club Rum Museum, City Museum, and the Belles Artes Museum.
Old American Open Top Car Tour of Havana
The ultimate Cuba experience! Travel in style through the streets of Havana, taking in the sights and sounds of this unique, historic city in an old open-top American car with a local driver.
Salsa Lesson in Old Havana
A fun 2-hour salsa dancing lesson in the historic heart of Old Havana. We use the leading dance school in Cuba and their teachers and dancers are very friendly and professional, and used to teaching from beginners upwards.
UNESCO World Heritage Site of Vinales Valley - Private Tour
A classic introduction with a few unique and exclusive extras. The tour takes in the world-famous tobacco plantations and more.
Ernest Hemingway Tour
The famous author Ernest Hemingway lived in Cuba for nearly 20 years and the island was a major influence on his life and globally recognised books. See where Hemingway lived, visit his favourite bars and learn about his life.
Visit a Working Cigar Factory
Experience the whole process where local rollers still hand roll every cigar using tobacco leaves brought in from the plantations at Pinar Del Rio. You can also watch the sorting and packaging process linked to tobacco quality.
Legends of Cuban Music
Enjoy an authentic evening of the best Cuban big band music with ‘Legendarios de Guajirito’. The band is made with former members of the Buena Vista Social Club and Afro-Cuban All Stars. An inspiring musical experience.
Club Tropicana Cuban Cabaret
Enjoy a night under the stars at the historic and world-famous Tropicana cabaret which has been an iconic part of Havana’s nightlife for 80 years.
Ballet and Opera Performances
Tickets to Havana’s world-class ballet performances. Excellent quality ballet, opera and cultural music performances take place regularly throughout the year in the main theatres in Havana.
Cigar, Rum and Coffee Experience with a Cigar Sommelier
In a local traditional venue in Old Havana, you can watch the master cigar roller at work. An introduction to the world of tobacco and cigars, the history, cultivation, and production processes.
Pre-Booked Private Restaurants
Formerly known as 'paladars', Cuba's privately owned restaurants, are highly recommended and undoubtedly offer the best food. These sought after eateries range from hip to elegant, offer varying cuisines, creative menus, have passionate owners, and are great for foodies. If you're not in the know, eating out at mediocre restaurants in Cuba is easy to do. They get booked up well in advance, so we recommend our restaurant pre-booking service before travel. Talk to our team for reservations at our favourite recommendations.