Experiences

Unique cultural interactions and tours in Cuba.

a car riding into the sunset in havana cuba on malecon

What are Experiences?

Havana Music Tour’s Experiences are a series of different cultural interactions in Cuba for travelers of all kinds.  All of our experiences have been handcrafted and specially designed for you. We have a lot of experience with doing tours in Cuba and over the years we have developed relationships with some of the best taxis, tour guides, musicians, etc, all over Cuba.

We are offering our connections to you in the form of a world-class experience. Experiences that you can use build your own travel and in a way that makes you comfortable. Traveling to Cuba and trying to figure out what to do before you arrive can be overwhelming and stressful. Booking an experience or two can really help!

Vintage Car in Havana with Guide

This is a very special experience where you get your own private convertible or non-convertible vintage car with a driver and tour guide for most of the day. You will drive around Havana and see all of the major destinations. This is a very private experience only limited to two people per day. The itinerary design is also personalizable and included in the price.

You will visit such places as:

Old Havana, Centro, Vedado (Complete tour of Havana)

4 historic plazas (La Catedral, Plaza Vieja, Plaza de Armas, and Plaza de San Fransisco de Asis)

Obispo Street

Central Park (Parque Central)

Capital building (el Capitolio)

Gran teatro de La Habana

Recorrido po Barrio Chino de la Habana

Plaza de La Revolución

Havana Forest (Bosque de La Habana)

Cemetary of Colon

Hotel Nacional

Malecon

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Old Havana Walking Tour

We offer three different options for Havana Day Tours.

Old Havana Walking tour – with Lunch and Vintage convertible taxi ride.

Example Itinerary (Final schedule and times may vary):

9:30am-10:30am: Convertible Vintage car ride around Havana

10:45am-11:45pm: Museo de La Revolución (History of the Cuban Revolution)

12:00pm: Begin walking tour of Old Havana (El Capitolio, Parque Central, Community art center, shops, and architecture.)

1:00pm-2:30pm: Lunch at a famous Paladar in Old Havana.

2:30pm-4pm: Walking tour (Plaza de Armas, Plaza de San Francisco de Asís and Plaza Vieja.)

4:30pm: Walk back to ship or enjoy free time shopping

*Day tours include a local bilingual tour guide. The Old Havana Walking tour is only offered on certain days, please refer to our calendar for available dates

Personalized Day Tours –  If you have a group of 4 or more people, we can custom arrange a tour based on your interests. Please contact us for a personalized proposal and quote: [email protected]

Havana Nightlife Music Tour

In Cuba, most of the primary musical performances can occur really late at night. Band start times can range from 10pm-1am each night.

Sample Itinerary:

6pm: Pick up at casa, hotel or casa in a private van for our group.

6:30pm-8:30pm: Dinner at a famous Paladar in Havana (Private restaurant)

9pm-Late: Live music and/or Dancing at a famous music and/or nightclub. The evening entertainment depends on which night of the week it is. Some events are not scheduled until one week before. In this case, we ask you to trust our music selection. We will share it as soon as we confirm the best events happening around Havana and Santiago de Cuba.

Some evening examples could be, Buena Vista Social Club at Hotel Nacional, Interactivo at Cafe Bertolt Brecht, Live Jazz at La Zorra y El Cuervo, Salsa/Timba at Olala or Cafe de La Musica and much more!

**We will operate our own personal van or other private transportation during the duration of our night tours. If certain people in the group are ready to leave earlier than others it is not a problem. Our transportation is always waiting nearby for our call. And for those who want to stay out late, don’t worry, we are going to stay out with you too!

Itinerary Design and Personalized Tours

You can travel to Cuba many different ways. Some folks prefer a group tour and others like traveling alone. There are benefits to each style of traveling. The complexities of traveling to Cuba (especially as an American) can be hard to figure out on your own.

If you are traveling from America under a “Support for the Cuban People” general license from OFAC (U.S. Treasury Department) you will have to fulfill a few obligations. For example, you are required to have a full-time itinerary, abide by the restricted list, and keep all of your receipts for at least 5 years. Most licenses have the same basic requirements, but some details vary within each license. Having an itinerary professionally designed will help you find the best happenings and most importantly keep you legal in your travels to Cuba.

Cruise Ships

Cruise Ships

Arriving in Havana or Santiago de Cuba by Cruise Ship? We have the perfect tours for you! Many of our guests come from cruise ships and want to do daily and nightly tours, but do not like the offerings of the Cruise lines. We offer OFAC compliant tours with lots of cultural diversity.

During the day we operate tours that include history, architecture, music, art, cigars, and much more. We also arrange vintage car rides for those who want to see the city in a cool 1950s style American car.

In the evenings we include dinner at a very famous Paladar and some of the best music available for the evening. No matter what your interests are you can do a day, night or both tour of Havana and Santiago. Please contact us at [email protected] if you have any questions.

Our Cuba Experiences are a great way to explore the culture of Cuba in a shorter amount of time. Maybe you are traveling on your own without a tour group or from a cruise ship. Each experience is perfect for building your itinerary and creating diversity in your travel to Cuba. In fact, if you book at least one experience. It includes a personalized itinerary for your entire trip.

Coming to Cuba on a cruise? A lot of our guests from cruise ships prefer to find other excursions and tour options different from the ship offerings. They can be pricey and typically feature a busload of people. All of our tours and experiences are for small groups. Always less than 10 people. Have your own group? We can make something special just for you!

With Havana Music Tours, our experiences, and itinerary design help, you could easily do a day tour of the city, have plenty of free time and then still be able to go out for a world-class dinner and an unforgettable musical experience. After all, the best music of Cuba doesn’t get started until late! So whether you want to tour in the day, night, or both, we have something for you. You might as well make the best of a once in a lifetime trip to Cuba.