Havana Historical City Center Excursion Reviews

Havana still carries a sense of mystery and intrigue, and there is perhaps no better way to understand its history and culture than by touring its Historical City Center. The architecture alone is worth a few hours of exploration.
Havana is 500 years old in 2020.
Havana is 500 years old in 2020. The oldest buildings and history are in the City center. This history is rich. We had a history professor from the local University as our guide. Can't beat that for historical insights.
Havana is 500 years old in 2020. The oldest buildings and history are in the City center. This history is rich. We had a history professor from the local University as our guide. Can't beat that for historical insights. Read Less
Sail Date May 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Tour guide was great.
Tour guide was great. A bit chaotic in the morning getting organized for it, but got our tickets, met our guide and started out. It was very humid but walking wasn't difficult. It's $1 to use a bathroom as most have an attendant ... Read More
Tour guide was great. A bit chaotic in the morning getting organized for it, but got our tickets, met our guide and started out. It was very humid but walking wasn't difficult. It's $1 to use a bathroom as most have an attendant and he found us toilets in a hotel. Stopped at a government-owned cigar/rum shop and felt confident buying there as government run (cash only). After we were done, bus tour around the city outskirts to a shopping/market area (typical) then back to the port. He gave a great recommendation for dinner, which we throughly enjoyed. Wish we had an extra day to explore more historical sites we saw. Read Less
Sail Date May 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Guide was excellent and he made the very best out it, but we couldn't see much because of the lack ...
Guide was excellent and he made the very best out it, but we couldn't see much because of the lack of light, we should've chosen a day excursion.The sloppy joe place was below average, the mojito spot was great. The exclusive ... Read More
Guide was excellent and he made the very best out it, but we couldn't see much because of the lack of light, we should've chosen a day excursion.The sloppy joe place was below average, the mojito spot was great. The exclusive aspect was Not worth the cost, you are on the bus for a few minutes and you can't see much...but guide was the highlight. Had a much better time Read Less
Sail Date April 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
I still cannot believe that I was charged $300.00 to tour a ghetto worse than the darkest part of ...
I still cannot believe that I was charged $300.00 to tour a ghetto worse than the darkest part of Tijuana then sit in the steamy heat on a crumbling wood bench in a hut made of cardboard to watch a pre teen dance troupe. Who in their ... Read More
I still cannot believe that I was charged $300.00 to tour a ghetto worse than the darkest part of Tijuana then sit in the steamy heat on a crumbling wood bench in a hut made of cardboard to watch a pre teen dance troupe. Who in their right mind put this in the itinerary??? Read Less
Sail Date April 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The excursions we took were "The Hemmingway Tour" and the "Havana Cultural Sightseeing and ...
The excursions we took were "The Hemmingway Tour" and the "Havana Cultural Sightseeing and Handicraft Market". They were both well run with excellent busses and guides. Of the 2 we enjoyed the Cultural tour the best; ... Read More
The excursions we took were "The Hemmingway Tour" and the "Havana Cultural Sightseeing and Handicraft Market". They were both well run with excellent busses and guides. Of the 2 we enjoyed the Cultural tour the best; as it took you to an Art School for special needs children that was fascinating. The Hemingway tour had to be changed as there was a function at his home but we did go to the fishing village that he hung out and the Hotel that he lived at for many years. The Tour included a walking tour as well as 2 drinks. Read Less
Sail Date March 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Private tour to Fusterlandia to see the mosaic work of Jose Fuster and then on to a community mural ...
Private tour to Fusterlandia to see the mosaic work of Jose Fuster and then on to a community mural arts program in an old rail depot.
Private tour to Fusterlandia to see the mosaic work of Jose Fuster and then on to a community mural arts program in an old rail depot. Read Less
Sail Date March 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Great tour.
Great tour. Havana was fascinating, we learned a lot from the guide. The lunch was so-so but the ride in the old 1940s cars was fabulous.
Great tour. Havana was fascinating, we learned a lot from the guide. The lunch was so-so but the ride in the old 1940s cars was fabulous. Read Less
Sail Date February 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Night time walking tour of downtown Havana stopping at Sloppy Joe's and La Bodeguita Del Medio for ...
Night time walking tour of downtown Havana stopping at Sloppy Joe's and La Bodeguita Del Medio for a Hemmingway mojitos discussion of history, architectural and Cuban culture.
Night time walking tour of downtown Havana stopping at Sloppy Joe's and La Bodeguita Del Medio for a Hemmingway mojitos discussion of history, architectural and Cuban culture. Read Less
Sail Date February 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
good car tour....but the tour guide was anti Cuba....and didn't tell us much about the city or ...
good car tour....but the tour guide was anti Cuba....and didn't tell us much about the city or surrounding area; the driver was excellent!!!! Even bought us a cup of coffee!!!
good car tour....but the tour guide was anti Cuba....and didn't tell us much about the city or surrounding area; the driver was excellent!!!! Even bought us a cup of coffee!!! Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We did a shore excursion each of the 3 days in Havana ,, Hemingways Havana , Historic Hotels and ...
We did a shore excursion each of the 3 days in Havana ,, Hemingways Havana , Historic Hotels and Best of Havana. All were decent none were spectacular
We did a shore excursion each of the 3 days in Havana ,, Hemingways Havana , Historic Hotels and Best of Havana. All were decent none were spectacular Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Azamara
The Architectural wonders was good but difficult to hear guise as her small speaker that she wore ...
The Architectural wonders was good but difficult to hear guise as her small speaker that she wore around her neck was mostly blocked by her MSC tour placard. Not much could be heard unless you were next to her.
The Architectural wonders was good but difficult to hear guise as her small speaker that she wore around her neck was mostly blocked by her MSC tour placard. Not much could be heard unless you were next to her. Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
We hopped in a taxi on our own and had the best tour of the trip!
We hopped in a taxi on our own and had the best tour of the trip! We wanted to do Cigars and rum, but they closed down one tour and would not let us on another. We were taken to the most expensive place in town to buy cigars on the city ... Read More
We hopped in a taxi on our own and had the best tour of the trip! We wanted to do Cigars and rum, but they closed down one tour and would not let us on another. We were taken to the most expensive place in town to buy cigars on the city tour Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Excellent tour guide for historic overview.
Excellent tour guide for historic overview. Also took the Jewish Cuba tour in Havana--same great experience.
Excellent tour guide for historic overview. Also took the Jewish Cuba tour in Havana--same great experience. Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Azamara
This is a must if you've never been to Havana.
This is a must if you've never been to Havana. There's a lot of walking on old brick streets. You also bus to farther points in the city, which are super interesting and worthwhile.
This is a must if you've never been to Havana. There's a lot of walking on old brick streets. You also bus to farther points in the city, which are super interesting and worthwhile. Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
If you take the tour riding around the city in 50's vehicles, forget it!
If you take the tour riding around the city in 50's vehicles, forget it! Promised 3-1/2 hrs w/English speaking guide seeing historical area, bldgs, etc. Received a 1-1/2 hr tour with Spanish speaking only driver while others had an ... Read More
If you take the tour riding around the city in 50's vehicles, forget it! Promised 3-1/2 hrs w/English speaking guide seeing historical area, bldgs, etc. Received a 1-1/2 hr tour with Spanish speaking only driver while others had an English speaking driver. Due to dramatic cut back of tour time, only saw/visited 2 sites, and did not see rest of the promised areas as advertised. Cruise excursions refused to refund my price paid for tour. Said not their fault. FYI - save your money and purchase on shore when you arrive - much cheaper, same tour, and better guide (as I found out from others) Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Walking tour of historic city center with full details and explanation of sites followed by a tour ...
Walking tour of historic city center with full details and explanation of sites followed by a tour in a classic car to the city and monuments.
Walking tour of historic city center with full details and explanation of sites followed by a tour in a classic car to the city and monuments. Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
This was a 100 percent walking tour.
This was a 100 percent walking tour. The guide walked you through a few courtyards and down some streets telling you about the history between early settlers and up to the relationship between Cuba and the US. Very informative.
This was a 100 percent walking tour. The guide walked you through a few courtyards and down some streets telling you about the history between early settlers and up to the relationship between Cuba and the US. Very informative. Read Less
Sail Date October 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Decent walking tour but some confusion towards the end.
Decent walking tour but some confusion towards the end. 45 minutes scheduled for shopping which some people did not want to do but they also didn't want to walk back to the ship. I don't know how that was resolved since we had ... Read More
Decent walking tour but some confusion towards the end. 45 minutes scheduled for shopping which some people did not want to do but they also didn't want to walk back to the ship. I don't know how that was resolved since we had always planned to skip shopping and walk back. Read Less
Sail Date October 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
Outstanding tour with Blexie!
Outstanding tour with Blexie! 1955 Chevy Bel Air, wonderful lunch, short (about 1 hour) walking tour, but we hit up all the major attractions
Outstanding tour with Blexie! 1955 Chevy Bel Air, wonderful lunch, short (about 1 hour) walking tour, but we hit up all the major attractions Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Get in line EARLY to get on early departure, keep your group together
Get in line EARLY to get on early departure, keep your group together
Get in line EARLY to get on early departure, keep your group together Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Interesting city, good guide, too hot to walk around.
Interesting city, good guide, too hot to walk around.
Interesting city, good guide, too hot to walk around. Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
It was a walking tour which included lunch.
It was a walking tour which included lunch. Our tour guide was great. She was very detailed and very knowledgeable.
It was a walking tour which included lunch. Our tour guide was great. She was very detailed and very knowledgeable. Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We enjoyed all the historical sites.
We enjoyed all the historical sites. After it was over we were able to walk around the city and see a few more from the book we had read on Cuba. Fascinating city.
We enjoyed all the historical sites. After it was over we were able to walk around the city and see a few more from the book we had read on Cuba. Fascinating city. Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Nice tour of the old city.
Nice tour of the old city. Sloppy Joes was just okay as was the other bar stop. But they were still fun to see and experience. One item to note is that the order of the tour varies since all the buses leave at once. So we ended up eating ... Read More
Nice tour of the old city. Sloppy Joes was just okay as was the other bar stop. But they were still fun to see and experience. One item to note is that the order of the tour varies since all the buses leave at once. So we ended up eating at Sloppy Joes first, which was not ideal since most of us had just finished eating dinner. Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Wear sneakers and be prepared to walk almost non stop for 3 hours!
Wear sneakers and be prepared to walk almost non stop for 3 hours!
Wear sneakers and be prepared to walk almost non stop for 3 hours! Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line