Cuba's Classic Cars
Experience Havana, an old city that time seems to have forgotten, where almost 80 percent of the city remains original from the Colonial period until the Communist Revolution in 1959. Every detail seems to be surrealist for people who visit for the first time and there is no better way to discover her secrets than from a ride in an old American Classic car.
Your panoramic tour begins when you leave the cruise ship pier area with your driver and local, English speaking guide and cruise down Alameda de Paula Avenue. View the San Jose Souvenir Market, the Train Station, Jose Marti's House, El Arsenal, Palace of Las Insulinas, Fraternity Park, the National Capitol Building, Alicia Alonso Theater and Central Park.
Ride down Paseo del Prado, the dividing line between Centro Habana and Old Havana. View the Malecon, a broad esplanade that is the road along the seawall which stretches for 5 miles along the coast in Havana from the mouth of the harbor to the north side of Centro Habana, ending in the Vedado neighborhood. New businesses are appearing on the esplanade due to economic reforms in Cuba that now allow Cubans to own private businesses. Also, view the La Chorrera Fort, Fifth Avenue Tunnel and the Green House.
Stop at Emilio Zapata Park and then drive back to Malecon, looking for 12th and 23rd streets, Christopher Columbus Cemetery, 26th street, Ho Chi Minh Park and the Forest of Havana with a stop for pictures.
Continue along the banks of the Rio Almendares, below the bridge on Calle 23 is a welcome oasis of greenery and fresh air in the heart of the chaotic city. Make a photo stop at Revolution Square, see the National Theater, National Library, and Havana University.
Drive to the area known as Los Molinos, or the Mills, the park takes its name from a tobacco mill that operated on the site. Travel along Carlos III Avenue, Reina Street and view Fraternity Park.
Make a stop at the Floridita Bar for an authentic Daiquiri, and then continue to view the Bacardi Building, Art Museum, former Presidential Palace, Havana Amphitheater, Cathedral Square, Arms Squares and end this amazing trip at San Francisco de Asis Square, where you began next to your ship.
Please Note: Each car will hold up to 4 guests in total along with a driver and separate English speaking guide. Guests booking a single ticket or couples may be combined with other guests in each car. Cars may be hard top or convertible.
All guests must complete a mandatory form for the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the U.S. Department of the Treasury (OFAC). A valid passport is required for all guests to travel to Cuba. We recommend guests review the passport requirements of travel to Cuba from their home country and that the expiration of your passport be greater than six months from the date of your voyage. A link will be provided to you with the form upon booking your excursion, and full details will be provided with your electronic ticket.
Reviewer: Marcia Hansen
Our guide was Jumania, she was friendly and an expert. We thiroughly enjoyed our day and learned so mich up close. The 1953 Mercury Monterey was so fun to ride in---even though it was so hot and humid that day. Saw all the sights, and really had a great time!
Our shore excursion in Cuba was absolutely wonderful and very educational. Our guide had just graduated from the Unuversary with a history degree. We rode around Havana in an old car. Just four of us with our guide and the driver. Our guide explained the buildings, the progress and the history of the country, past and present.
This was about a two hour tour of Havana. We had an old Oldsmobile convertible which had seen better days. They do what they can to fix them up but shocks, etc. leave a bit to be desired, but who cares! It was fun but be aware there is a lot of pollution in the air, you live through it but it's significant. Our driver didn't speak English but there was a guide for our small caravan of cars. It was fun, a must do.
Reviewer: Patrick Flory
What an awesome ride around Havana in one of their classic cars! I had the enjoyment of riding in a classic 1941 Chevrolet convertible for two hours around the city of Havana. Being able to take in sites of the city from a car instead of a bus tour, made it that much more enjoyable. The guide along with the Taxi driver were both very friendly and helpful in pointing out notable sites around the city. I would not hesitate to do this excursion again. Well worth the money!!
Reviewer: Louise Prystaloski
It was a lot of fun and we got to see alot of Havanna. The driver and tour guide were very willing to answer all our questions.