El Cañonazo de las Nueve
The selection of this short program will allow you to relive a ceremony that was held on the island during the colonial era, the ceremony of the “Cañonazo” of Havana, which commemorates the closing of the city. This ceremony is performed daily between 20:30 and 21:00 in the “Fortress of San Carlos de la Cabaña” which is located in the Havana Bay.
In addition in this short program you have the possibility of touring the Old Havana and know all the history that cherishes its buildings and narrow streets. From the first day you will be in direct contact with the Cuban traditions and customs, as you will stay in a casa particular with very good conditions. The casa particular is located in the center of Havana, allowing you to travel throughout the city so easy. Take the opportunity to discover the narrow cobblestone streets of the old town, its buildings, Cathedral, etc. Without doubt Havana has plenty to offer.
♦ Duration of the trip: 3 days/2 nights
♦ Accommodation: Casas particulares
♦ Places to visit: Havana.
♦ Minimum of persons: 2
- €142,00 per person
*Prices based on 2 persons per room.
Day 1. Arrival to Havana
Welcome to the city of Havana, the capital and most important city of Cuba. Your airplane will land at the José Martí International Airport. On your arrival it will be waiting our driver for you with an old classic car to take you to the casa particular where you will stay. If your flight arrives in the afternoon, you may have time to have a walk in Havana and meet this majestic city or if you prefer you can sit on a terrace and test your first Cuban “Mojito”.
Day 2. “Cañonazo” Ceremony
After breakfast the time has come to explore Havana and know its history. Don't miss the “Old Square”, where you will find many buildings of more than 500 years old, each one with an impressive history, the “Cathedral Square”, where is the “Cathedral of Havana”, “Plaza de San Francisco de Asís”, surrounded by many pigeons, where you can get spectacular photos. Walk through the pedestrian street “Obispo”, surrounded by many shops and bars where you can sit back and enjoy a typical Cuban cocktail. Walk around throughout the day and you will be always discovering new and interesting things, because Havana has a lot to show.
If you want we can organize a guide to be with you throughout this journey who could explain you the history of each building in the city.
Don't hesitate to contact us, we will organise an excellent guided tour for you so you know Havana as if you were a Cuban person.
In the evening you will visit the “Fortress of San Carlos de la Cabaña” to enjoy the ceremony of the “Cañonazo”. During this ceremony is performed a military parade with the equipment, clothing and techniques of the colonial period, which concludes with the sound of the shot of one of the cannons located in the fortress. The firing occurs precisely at 21:00 o clock. This thunderous noise, can be heard in a large part of the city. Many years ago meant the notice of the closing of the gates in the wall, when Havana was surrounded by walls that divided the city. The maximum time of departure will be at 19:30 to get you there with time so you can take photos, as from this fortress you have a beautiful view of a large part of the city and the bay area. The ceremony lasts approximately half an hour, and after completion, you'll have at your disposal 20 minutes more to take some photos and then return to Havana to your accommodation.
Day 3. Leaving Havana
After breakfast it's time to say goodbye to this majestic city and continue discovering the real Cuba. If you want more, don't hesitate to select one of the excursions that we propose below that combine well with this short program.
If you are an enthusiast of nature don't miss to visit the Cuban countryside “Viñales” where it grows and is cultivated tobacco, the most famous of the world. For this we offer you the short program Aroma de Puro Habano. You also have the possibility to choose between the optional excursions that we have in this village and customize your trip. If on the other hand you are looking for sun and beach or history, keep discovering the island, with the short programs Special Matanzas or Cuba Natural Paradise.
Cuba4all Reizen is a very flexible company. If you would like to make any modification to this progam, you just have to get in contact with us. It will be our pleasure to organize your trip as customized as you wish.
During this tour you will stay in casas particulares located in Havana. The casas particulares that we have at your disposal in this city you can find them on the following link: Havana.
Included in the price:
♦ Transfer José Martí International Airport in Havana - casa particular in an oldtimer.
♦ Accommodation in casa particular 2 nights (2 persons per room).
♦ Breakfast 2 days.
♦ Visit the “Cañonazo” Ceremony.
♦ Entrance to the “Cañonazo” Ceremony.
Not included in the price:
♦ Other transfers.
♦ Walking Tour of Old Havana.
♦ Other meals.
♦ International flight.
♦ Gratuities (tips).
♦ Travel insurance.(Required).
If you would like to book this short program just click here
For this Short Program we also offer the following excursions as extra option:
Visit to Tropicana “Paradise under the Stars”
♦ Price: €159 per person, minimum 2 persons.
Included in the price:
♦Transport in an American oldtimer + entrance to the Cabaret.
♦ Welcome's drink.
♦ 1/4 Bottle of Havana Club rum Añejo Especial.
♦ 1 Snack.
Not included in the price:
♦ Other Consumptions.
Tropicana Cabaret and also known as a “Paradise under the Stars”, was created in 1939. It is located in the village of Marianao, approximately 15 km from the Old Havana. The Cabaret was built in an open air in a wooded area to take advantage of the freshness and natural air that is provided, this being an essential trait to differentiate themselves from the traditional cabaret. There you can observe different artistic dance performances of international fame. In their scenarios have acted many Cuban famous and international stars. This show depicts the Cuban folklor, with a large colorful costumes used by the dancers and a variety of impressive rhythms. An unforgettable night!
If you want we can organize a dinner at the Cabaret. Please contact us for more information.
Go around Havana in a classic car
♦ Price: €28 per person, minimum 2 persons.
♦ Included: 3 hours tour in an American classic oldtimer from the years 50s.
Would you like to discover Havana in an exclusive way sitting in a classic American car of the year 50? There's no better way to enjoy a tour of this city, in addition will be an unforgettable experience. Go along the Modern Havana, bordering the “Malecón Habanero”, enjoying the spectacular views that gives you the Havana Bay, its buildings and the constant movement that has this city.
If you want to add any of these excursions to your short programs please mention it on the contact form.