- 157 Ratings
Historical Tour of Havana's Center
Discover the most fascinating city in the Caribbean, Havana, which seems to be unaffected by the passing of time. Learn the history of the city, from the colonial period to its independence and beyond.
What You Will Do
- Discover the relevance of Havana in the time of the Spanish conquest centuries ago
- Learn why the biggest fort in America was built in Havana and how its strategic importance made it change hands multiple times
- Enjoy the colonial architecture of buildings that have lasted up to five centuries, including one of the oldest universities in America
- Soak in the unique atmosphere of this incomparable city, where you feel the peculiar charm that has attracted so many people
- Guided tour
- 157 Ratings
Xavier was an excellent guide, very passionate about the history, knowledgeable and funny! I would definitely take the tour again!
Had a great time on the tour. Speed was very good, distance covered was good, easy to understand, great wealth of knowledge, and a fun time! Lots of helpful hints for places to go after the tour.
A very well led, appropriately paced, informative tour. I do these whenever I go somewhere new to get an initial lie of the city and this was as good as any that I have been to elsewhere. Note for Tour admin. I was staying in Vedadao and the local Tourist Information looked at me blankly when I mentioned Strawberry Tours. You are definitely missing a trick there. Get your publicity out there!
Our guide, Yosvani, was extremely informative. The tour was awesome. I will definitely recommend to others. Thank you.
Our tour was amazing. We could not have asked for more. Sheila fue fantastica! Recomendamos este tour 100%!! Nos hubiese encantado ir a los otros pero no teniamos tiempo. Solo fuimos al historic tour.
Tour guide knew his stuff, very informative and gave us all the info we needed to know where to go for the rest of the weekend. He kept us moving it didn't slow down at any point. He was excellent.
It was a really informative tour which took about 3 hours and presented in a friendly way, I think there were just 7 of us. There was none of the taking you to certain shops and bars etc it was purely information based on sightseeing and no pressure to pay any amount of money. Just gave what we saw fit. Thanks again
The walking tour, which took 3 hours, was from the outset interesting, informative and the buildings and monuments we saw are so imposing and beautiful. It is so easy to understand why Havana was a city that people from all over the world went to for vacations and business. The influence of Spanish, French and Art Nouveau architecture make this city a veritable jewel for those interested in history. Our guide, Javier, was excellent and we were given a tour of not only the city, but the cultural, political and religious influences as well. The following day we went by ourselves to visit the inside of some of the buildings we saw and a few others not on the tour that we wanted to see. If you are making a first time visit to Havana, we can highly recommend Strawberry Tours.
Enjoyed the tour, the guide needs to practice English and go into details of the stories he shared. Otherwise hard to connect.
Our guide was very good at making stops in appropriate places and keeping the group together. He was also very knowledgeable and answered all of our inquisitive curiosities. His English was very good and the tour of almost several miles of walking did not seem that long as our guide talked over the course of 2.5 hours.
Nelson was a terrific tour guide - very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the information and history he shared with us! I will recommend your tour to others who plan to visit Havana. Thanks you!
Jorge é um excelente anfitrião. simpático, paciente. muito bom!
Had issues with the internet and couldn’t attend on the day that we booked. We turned up the next day and the guide was welcoming and happy to have us. Very interesting information and the guide made the experience interactive and fun.
Toscanini was our guide. He was very knowledgeable about the area and provided an excellent overview. I felt satisfied leaving knowing a lot more about the area and history. Highly recommended guide and tour.
Possibility needed to wait a little more often until everyone was close by. However really good overall.
Very Interesting, fun and the tour guy made It very interactive and enjoyable...
Great tour to see the important points of the city!
Great experience with a nice and competent guide. Thanks a lot for a great day
Excellent tour! Xavier was an excellent guide!
The guide was very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. We learned a lot about Cuba, thanks to him.
Nelson was great, tour size was managable. Since many tour-goers havent been to Cuba before it felt as though many were trying to make Nelson their personal guide or host, which seemed to take away opportunity to hear more about certain locations or the city/country as a whole.
Javier is a v. bright fellow. Putting the street adress of the meeting point would be extremely helpful. With compliments, Ronald and Irina
I mostly was happy on the quick email response for pre booking, and the overall spontaneous ability that you enable, the tour and the tour guide was great and fun
El tour fue maravilloso! Goyo sabe muchísimo sobre el patrimonio cultural de la Habana y sus explicaciones fueron clave para conocer mejor la ciudad, el tour fue muy ameno y se nos hizo cortísimo.
Tour very complete. Very nice guide. Very nice explanations.
Javier was awesome
- Susan & Mel
Our guide was very knowledgeable and very personable. Well worth the tour to see Old Town Havana.
Tour guide was excellent . Very well informed on the history and culture of Havana and was very friendly. Saw places that I would not have seen on my own. After the tour I promoted Strawberry tours to many fellow tourists.
Good to be guided by locals who were happy to provide us with not only tourist info but also how it is to live in Havana and the unique culture that shapes their daily lives. Also good to meet up with tourists from other countries and share their views about wider issues. Our guide took us to great bar for cocktails on the trip and recommended wonderful place for lunch. A very enjoyable and informative tour. Thankyou
Very informative tour. He gave us a great picture of Cuban history and culture. Highly recommend.