Havana City Tour Excursion Reviews

A beautiful and colorful city, you can walk down El Malecón, visit Old Havana and the Catedral de San Cristóbal, hear salsa music, and shop open-air bazaars.
Because the trip was only for the day - recommend the bus tour to see more of Cuba.
Sail Date: July 2017
Because the trip was only for the day - recommend the bus tour to see more of Cuba.
Because the trip was only for the day - recommend the bus tour to see more of Cuba. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We did the Old Town Havana tour, which was mostly a motor coach tour.
Sail Date: July 2017
We did the Old Town Havana tour, which was mostly a motor coach tour. We enjoyed it. However, I would have liked to have actually seen more of downtown Havana.
We did the Old Town Havana tour, which was mostly a motor coach tour. We enjoyed it. However, I would have liked to have actually seen more of downtown Havana. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
$275 excursion, had no choice of convertible or hard top (even though the description online ...
Sail Date: July 2017
$275 excursion, had no choice of convertible or hard top (even though the description online advertised that detail). Extreme language barrier with driver of the 50’s car, no explanation was given about landmarks we passed due to ... Read More
$275 excursion, had no choice of convertible or hard top (even though the description online advertised that detail). Extreme language barrier with driver of the 50’s car, no explanation was given about landmarks we passed due to language barrier. I can remember what I saw but I had no idea what I was looking at, this tour was neither educational or informational enough to justify the $275 price tag. The 1st stop in the square during the tour was ok, but the other 2 stops at the park and Miramar were underwhelming, and I had no idea why I was there. Basically, we rode around the city in a 1950's chevy with no A/C, the windows are down so we were able to catch a breeze every now and then but if you have COPD or have asthma, this tour is not for you. The classic car tour, which is booked via Royal Caribean is comprised of a small caravan of cars, those cars put out a ridiculous amount of carbon monoxide, I felt like i had to wait forever to take a deep breath of fresh air . Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
The excursion was nice; a four-hour tour of Havana's more significant landmarks and shops.
Sail Date: July 2017
The excursion was nice; a four-hour tour of Havana's more significant landmarks and shops. We didn't stop to eat, so we were starving at the end of the tour. It gave us an opportunity to visit and authentic Cuban café. We also ... Read More
The excursion was nice; a four-hour tour of Havana's more significant landmarks and shops. We didn't stop to eat, so we were starving at the end of the tour. It gave us an opportunity to visit and authentic Cuban café. We also visited the Museo del Chocolate, which the kids loved. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Great guided tour with Cuba native providing historical facts/knowledge.
Sail Date: July 2017
Great guided tour with Cuba native providing historical facts/knowledge.
Great guided tour with Cuba native providing historical facts/knowledge. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
An informative tour in an air-conditioned bus.
Sail Date: July 2017
An informative tour in an air-conditioned bus. Affordable and if you want to interact with the locals, you can the market, which is at the end of the tour.
An informative tour in an air-conditioned bus. Affordable and if you want to interact with the locals, you can the market, which is at the end of the tour. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We took a private tour with taxi driver Yoelvis Perez Lorenzo we took it from outside the terminal ...
Sail Date: July 2017
We took a private tour with taxi driver Yoelvis Perez Lorenzo we took it from outside the terminal port , he dive a blue old car and we enjoy the different places that he showed us such as Tropicoco and Amal azul beach , Plaza de la ... Read More
We took a private tour with taxi driver Yoelvis Perez Lorenzo we took it from outside the terminal port , he dive a blue old car and we enjoy the different places that he showed us such as Tropicoco and Amal azul beach , Plaza de la revulucion , Miramar night club were was a salsa live band performance , El Morro , the house of Tabaco were we bought Cohiba , Romeo and Julieta and Montecristo Tabacos . Floridita Restaurant were we drank the best Daiquiris in Havana with a live band performance called Los Hermanos , Bodeguita del medico were we ate a delicious Lobster tails and the main dish at Cuba rice and black bean also a live band called Sol y Son performed while we was eating and they were fantastic. Also we visit the famous house of artist Jose Fuster and his beautiful and colorful neighborhood . Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Excellent bus tour provided from inside the cruise terminal by bus.
Sail Date: July 2017
Excellent bus tour provided from inside the cruise terminal by bus. Buses are clean and fairly new (imported from China) and have air-conditioning (a luxury in Cuba). Royal Caribbean offered what was called 'EASY PANORAMIC ... Read More
Excellent bus tour provided from inside the cruise terminal by bus. Buses are clean and fairly new (imported from China) and have air-conditioning (a luxury in Cuba). Royal Caribbean offered what was called 'EASY PANORAMIC HAVANA'. A 3 hour tour outside the basic city limits and all around new and old Havana. The tour went on for an extra hour but we all enjoyed the bonus! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
No tour of a cigar factory or rum factory which was disappointing.
Sail Date: July 2017
No tour of a cigar factory or rum factory which was disappointing.
No tour of a cigar factory or rum factory which was disappointing. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celestyal Cruises
One of the best experience in my life.
Sail Date: July 2017
One of the best experience in my life.
One of the best experience in my life. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The city trip shore excursion was great.
Sail Date: July 2017
The city trip shore excursion was great. It was well organized and very informative. Getting to the bus and back to the ship was easy. The ship's staff gave us all the information we needed ahead of time, and the tour guide was very
The city trip shore excursion was great. It was well organized and very informative. Getting to the bus and back to the ship was easy. The ship's staff gave us all the information we needed ahead of time, and the tour guide was very good. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
The guide was informative and we stopped at several places for 10 to 15 minutes for photos and ...
Sail Date: July 2017
The guide was informative and we stopped at several places for 10 to 15 minutes for photos and exploring. We were not allowed off the bus in the cemetery because the person that our guide had arranged to give us a tour was not available.
The guide was informative and we stopped at several places for 10 to 15 minutes for photos and exploring. We were not allowed off the bus in the cemetery because the person that our guide had arranged to give us a tour was not available. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We made 3 stops on a 3 hour tour.
Sail Date: July 2017
We made 3 stops on a 3 hour tour. 1 at a cigar store, a cemetery, and the Spanish Fort. Only the fort seemed an appropriate stop on this tour. The tour guide was wonderful but he didn't speak enough English to present a tour..
We made 3 stops on a 3 hour tour. 1 at a cigar store, a cemetery, and the Spanish Fort. Only the fort seemed an appropriate stop on this tour. The tour guide was wonderful but he didn't speak enough English to present a tour.. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
It was an awesome experience to visit Cuba.
Sail Date: July 2017
It was an awesome experience to visit Cuba. The tour through the cruise for $60 was well worth it. Very informative and takes you around to key parts in Havana. I would definitely go back.
It was an awesome experience to visit Cuba. The tour through the cruise for $60 was well worth it. Very informative and takes you around to key parts in Havana. I would definitely go back. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Excellent friendly informative guides.
Sail Date: June 2017
Excellent friendly informative guides.
Excellent friendly informative guides. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
"Best of Havana" One of the best excursions we have ever taken on a cruise.
Sail Date: June 2017
"Best of Havana" One of the best excursions we have ever taken on a cruise. Even though it was seven hours long it never seemed long. We had a terrific guide, Ernesto. We had lots of stops for touring and taking photos. ... Read More
"Best of Havana" One of the best excursions we have ever taken on a cruise. Even though it was seven hours long it never seemed long. We had a terrific guide, Ernesto. We had lots of stops for touring and taking photos. Ernesto was very informative and patient. Wonderful lobster lunch was included at Domenica Restaurant in Old Town Havana. Highly recommend this excursion!! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
57 Pontiac convertible with driver / guide Flat rate $120 spoke English well (had Master degree ...
Sail Date: June 2017
57 Pontiac convertible with driver / guide Flat rate $120 spoke English well (had Master degree in economics-bit of an oxymoron for communist country)and was technically doing this illegally since the government did not get their cut - ... Read More
57 Pontiac convertible with driver / guide Flat rate $120 spoke English well (had Master degree in economics-bit of an oxymoron for communist country)and was technically doing this illegally since the government did not get their cut - great tour and covered much of the city with a few stops for sights and drinks would highly recommend Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
This was a good overview tour (and its as air conditioned).
Sail Date: June 2017
This was a good overview tour (and its as air conditioned). It was a good way to start a trip!
This was a good overview tour (and its as air conditioned). It was a good way to start a trip! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Tour was very informative with a great tour guide.
Sail Date: June 2017
Tour was very informative with a great tour guide. the tour guide was very good open about people, places and government as much as possible.
Tour was very informative with a great tour guide. the tour guide was very good open about people, places and government as much as possible. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Saw a few things had seen previous day.
Sail Date: June 2017
Saw a few things had seen previous day. Our tour guide was not as knowledgeable as I would have expected.
Saw a few things had seen previous day. Our tour guide was not as knowledgeable as I would have expected. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
A very interesting tour, showing us the interesting history of both Havana and Cuba
Sail Date: June 2017
A very interesting tour, showing us the interesting history of both Havana and Cuba
A very interesting tour, showing us the interesting history of both Havana and Cuba Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
I had watched a documentary on the Castro revolution.
Sail Date: May 2017
I had watched a documentary on the Castro revolution. I was impressed on how much our tour guide was able to shared with us.
I had watched a documentary on the Castro revolution. I was impressed on how much our tour guide was able to shared with us. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Booked the 4 hour "Old Havana City Sightseeing" tour through Royall Caribbean.
Sail Date: May 2017
Booked the 4 hour "Old Havana City Sightseeing" tour through Royall Caribbean. We left the terminal slightly ahead of schedule, about 9:30. But when we got to the El Morro fort, the were closed. We waited, took photos, and ... Read More
Booked the 4 hour "Old Havana City Sightseeing" tour through Royall Caribbean. We left the terminal slightly ahead of schedule, about 9:30. But when we got to the El Morro fort, the were closed. We waited, took photos, and shopped at some of the gift stalls there. When we went in, we were taken to the gift shop for the opportunity to buy rum ad cigars. Then we went back out to the bus. We drove by many sites on our way to the Colon Cemetery (hint: sit on the driver's side of the bus for the best view of most of the sites). At the cemetery, they took us by 4 or 5 monuments and explained them to us. The cemetery was beautiful with thousands and thousands of monuments and memorials. We then headed through the town again and stopped at the craft market. We had about 45 minutes here for shopping for gifts before heading back to the port. Most merchants in the market did accept US dollars, often at full value, not the converted value. At this point, we went to the money exchange booth in the port to buy Cuban CUCs $ and explore the old town on our own. Cross the street and you are in St. Francis Plaza. Head north from here and you will be in Plaza de Arms. This is the tourist area. If you like things clean and pretty, you will want to stay in this area. Head south from St. Francis Plaza and you will find yourself in the area where the locals live. It is much more run down and you will see what were once beautiful buildings 200 years ago in decay, but you can still see the beauty they once had. Though it's run down, the area is perfectly safe to walk around in. I purchased a small pizza here for $2 CUC. If you plan on buying rum at the store at the dock before boarding the ship, allow yourself plenty of time. The line here was long and moved very slow. There was one cashier. (Things work different in Cuba). Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Tour buses were new, working a/c, knowledgeable tour guides.
Sail Date: May 2017
Tour buses were new, working a/c, knowledgeable tour guides. Spoke good English.
Tour buses were new, working a/c, knowledgeable tour guides. Spoke good English. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Took the 3-hour bus tour.
Sail Date: May 2017
Took the 3-hour bus tour. Had to wait 2-hours on the ship before we could disembark, therefore, we missed 2-hours of our walking tour of old Havana. Bus tour was a waste of time with nothing interesting to see and unable to understand or ... Read More
Took the 3-hour bus tour. Had to wait 2-hours on the ship before we could disembark, therefore, we missed 2-hours of our walking tour of old Havana. Bus tour was a waste of time with nothing interesting to see and unable to understand or hear the tour guide due to his poor English and poor equipment. Hire a personal tour guide with a car and driver or just go on a walking tour with a guide. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International