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Free heritage tour

Your guru: Victor
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  • Havana
  • Available in: English, Spanish

About the guru Victor

Hello, I´m a lawyer and writer who like to be a tour guide. Born and rised in Havana, by the hand of my Grand Father since I was a boy the history became in passion for me and I like to know new people from everywhere. Normally I have a lot of Carisma and the visitors like me, I'll tell you about my history ¿DO YOU KNOW WHAT THE WORD "CUBA" MEANS? and of course I'll show yo... More »

Hello, I´m a lawyer and writer who like to be a tour guide. Born and rised in Havana, by the hand of my Grand Father since I was a boy the history became in passion for me and I like to know new people from everywhere. Normally I have a lot of Carisma and the visitors like me, I'll tell you about my history ¿DO YOU KNOW WHAT THE WORD "CUBA" MEANS? and of course I'll show you the best that we have in Cuba THE PEOPLE. I'll take you around old Havana to places like: -Plaza de Armas -Plaza de la Catedral -Plaza de San Francisco de Asís -Plaza Vieja and you'll know how the people lived here 500 years ago and How thee people lives now.

About the tour

FIND ME WITH A SHIRT WITH OUR PLACARD! (Same as the picture of my profile)

I'll take you around old Havana to places like:

-Plaza de Armas

-Plaza de la Catedral

-Plaza de San Francisco de Asís

-Plaza Vieja

You´ll know how the heritage zone lives, it main places with 500 years!!

Free to ask anything about the cuban nowadays reality.

I you want another different and new fre tour you can reserve it too, click here:

https://www.guruwalk.com/walks/1054-new-havana-tour

Meeting point
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How to find me: I'll be by the fountain in Plaza de san Francisco de Asís

Tour schedule

What's the price? All tours listed on GuruWalk are based on tips. Bookings are completely free of charge.

Ratings (87)

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Madeleine

1 day ago

No show.

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Jon

1 day ago

We found the tour very rewarding. being experienced travellers we appreciated that the information given was not superficial, or directed to people who have little background information. victor is clever and witty. in addition he gave us some good pointers regarding restaurants and programs.

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Alberto

4 days ago

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Donovan

4 days ago

My family loved the tour! victor is very knowledgeable and interesting, bringing the history of havana to life and showing us things we would have never discovered on our own. he is also an all around great guy. highly recommend the tour!

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Garry

5 days ago

Victor gave us a great tour of old havana, the tour was conducted in english and spanish and was very informative.

highly recommend that you wear comfortable shoes as it's quite a lot of walking.

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Alice

8 days ago

One of the best guided tour of my life. highly recommended.

thanks, victor.

suerte!

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Travis

12 days ago

We had a tour with victor and it was great!

victor went the extra mile to help arrange our transportation back to varadero after the tour as we were somewhat stranded in havana due to early return times by bus. he spent a lot of his personal time helping us find a safe, affordable and quick way back to varadero - it was a real life saver! as for the tour, he was knowledgable, answered our questions in detail, and had a great attitude throughout. he was open to our ideas / suggestions and made our time in havana memorable.

we would do the tour again in a heartbeat.

thanks victor!

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Fernando

14 days ago

Victor es un excelente guía !! además de tener un gran conocimiento sobre la historia de la habana es una persona amable y que en todo momento te hace sentir como si estuviera mostrándote la ciudad un amigo, recomendado este tour al 100%

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Laura

15 days ago

El tour fue fantástico y genial con víctor! recorrimos todo lo principal de la habana vieja explicándonos su historia y detalles, por lo que lo recomiendo 100% y merece mucho la pena. víctor es genial, super simpático y muy agradable! por lo que si vas, recomiendo contratar este tour con victor! :)

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Richard

16 days ago

Time well spent

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Juan carlos

17 days ago

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Cristina

18 days ago

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Trea

18 days ago

Excellent tour! victor is really knowledgeable about everything habana. he's happy to chat about life for the locals too. i thoroughly recommend going on his tour!

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Gonzalo

20 days ago

Queremos agradecerle a victor por el tour guiado en la zona patrimonial de la habana.

es puntual y respondió a todas nuestras dudas e inquietudes.

sin dudas, volveríamos a elegirlo. saludos desde argentina!!

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Silvia Garriga Abad

20 days ago

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24 days ago

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Fernando

25 days ago

Es un muy buen tour aunque las 2 horas se van super rápido!

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Pablo

1 month ago

Fantastico tour, victor fue muy amable y nos esplico el casco historico de la ciudad maravillosamente

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Lourdes

1 month ago

Victor fue encantador!

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Margarita

1 month ago

Excelente!! muchas gracias :)

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Ingrid

1 month ago

Un tour todo el trayecto con muchísima informació las plazas son hermosas y llenas de historia .. cada rincón de la habana es victor es un guía exelente y hace muy ameno el recorrido, ademas que se nota que le gusta lo que mi recomendacion seria hacer este tour el primer día en la habana para que cada día recorriendo esta hermosa ciudad sepamos su historia y aprovechar para hacer otros tours interesantes que yo quede con las ganas ya que lo hice el ultimo dí

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Wil

1 month ago

Vic is very knowledgeable, and his tour is a great mix of history and current commentary on havana and cuba in general. he makes the history come alive through stories, not just the dry facts (which are included too)

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Christy

1 month ago

Victor es un guía ideal, sabe muchísimo sobre la historia de cuba, es puntual y muy respetuoso a sus clientes y además es una persona muy divertida. disfrutamos mucho el paseo por la habana vieja y esperamos verlo pronto al regresar. gracias por todo victor!

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Carolina

1 month ago

Genial! victor es cercano y divertido.

muchas gracias por habernos enseñado parte de la habana! un gusto conocerte! :) nos vemos pronto de nuevo seguro!

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Amer

1 month ago

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Wendy Mendoza

2 months ago

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Grace

2 months ago

100% recomendado el es una excelente persona

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Nuria Estrampes

2 months ago

El tour ha estado muy bien! víctor es muy amable y atento! nos hemos divertido mucho y viene genial para conocer la ciudad!

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Olivia

2 months ago

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Daniel Cholakian

2 months ago

Victor es un excelente guía. capaz de hablar de historia, derecho, literatura, además de hacer que se entienda la zona patrimonial como un todo y no como una suma de cosntrucciones

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Ben

2 months ago

Fun tour! he was very knowledgeable about cuba's fascinating history. he kept me engaged and curious the entire time. he's a nice person and took care of me the entire time.

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Brayan Ponguta

2 months ago

Agradable y muy recomendable

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Dallas

2 months ago

Victor was an amazing guide. he was fun and very informative about havana. at the end of the tour he answered many of my questions about the city.

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José Luís Grau

2 months ago

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Stephanie

2 months ago

Victor was fun and engaging and very knowledgeable about cuba. although we had walked through some of the sites previously on our own, he gave us more insight and history which added depth to our visit. it was also fun to ask him questions about being a local in cuba. my husband thoroughly enjoyed victor's history lesson and places he chose for us to see.

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Claudia Patricia

3 months ago

Victor explica muy bien y detalla cada lugar con mucho gracias!!!!

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Juan Sebastián Morales

3 months ago

If you're in havana don't think it twice: you should walk with the knowledge of victor. you wouldn't find a better option to approach to the reality and to the history of the old havana, victor is smart and he will answer all the questions you can have about the city. plus: he's a smart and funny mate.

tuve la suerte de unirme a la caminata de victor en mi primer día en la habana y realmente fue la mejor decisión posible: aparte de ser un bacán completo, él tiene todo el conocimiento de la ciudad. más que recomendado. gracias victor, nos estamos viendo por el camino.

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Rosana

3 months ago

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Montse Portell

3 months ago

Visitamos todo lo más emblemático de la habana vieja

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Patricia Aliaga

3 months ago

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Asli

3 months ago

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Jaime

3 months ago

Victor was there on time and we started promptly.

he is very courteous and knowledgeable about cuban history.

we did the walk one day after getting to havana which let us get our bearings, we then used this information to get about the rest of the days we were in havana.

totally recommended !!! answered all our questions and that included the ones from our ten year old.

thanks victor, book with him if you can, won't regret it.

victor hace el tour en inglés y castellano entregando la misma información, conoce mucho de la historia de cuba y los lugares de la habana vieja, reserven con él sin dudarlo, no se arrepentirán.

si van a estar en habana varios días, hagan el tour apenas puedan, porque les ayudará a tener las referencias de la ciudad y sus recorridos, nosotros nos devolvimos haciendo el recorrido y aprendimos a desenvolvernos en la habana sin mayores líos.

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Hilary

3 months ago

Really interesting and victor was a great guide whose english is very good and he is very passionate about cuban history. we really enjoyed it and highly recommend it

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Luke

3 months ago

Great tour very informative in all aspects from history to modern life in cuba. must not be missed !

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Adriana

3 months ago

Altamente recomendado, caminamos por todo el centro histórico, compartió mucha información.

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Christian

3 months ago

Amazing tour of old habana, victor is an excellent tour guide

who knows the history and explains it well. don't be worried if you only speak english, his english is excellent and he is very courteous. i am glad i did this tour with him and not through the bus tours, you really get to see and experience more on the walk.

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Jose

3 months ago

Absolutely recommended. we were just 2 persons and victor answered all our questions even though they were not directly related to the tour. a lot of information about history, culture and ways of living in cuba. our trip wouldn't be the same without it. 5 stars!

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Alba Moran and Richard Teverson

3 months ago

Great tour! victor was a very good guide. great sense of humour, good english and good knowledge. he gave us very good advice too! victor eres muy grande!!!

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Natalia

3 months ago

Victor is amazing tour guide , our excursion was like 4 hours long , but we absolutely didn't get tied, it was so interesting and informative ! havana is a magnificent city, and victor knows everything about it , historical facts and also funny stories, so we were not bored even for a second :) such a pleasant and professional person! his excursions are the must , he will show you havana in all it's best :)

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Sal

3 months ago

Victor was a perfect tour guide. his english was very good and i had no problem understanding what he was saying. the thing that makes victor stand out compared to the other tour guides i have used was at the beginning he gave each person a coin or bill of the cuban national money. most tourists are confused by the 2 currencies and victor explained it quite well. i highly recommend victor for any tour that you might be interested in. 10 stars if you ever go to a 10 standard.

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Divya

3 months ago

Victor was a great guide, very informative, is a former lawyer, and gave the tour in both english and spanish. great sense of humor too. would definitely recommend!

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Valentina

3 months ago

We joined victor in this walking tour on our very first day in havana. victor is a very fun an knowledgeable, we walked around the main squares and sights of old havana (around 3h), including a stop at the hotel raquel terrace. ii would definitely recommend this tour to friends.

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Elia Sanzon

3 months ago

Quiero platícales mi increíble experiencia con víctor, es una persona súper divertida y amable pero sobre todo sumamente inteligente en verdad conoce la historia de su país y no solo de suyo si no de los demás. a mí me sorprendió que me diera clases de historia de mi propio país.

con la clase de historia que recibí por parte de víctor, porque fue una clase de historia en verdad, me voy enamorada de su país cuba y ansiosa por regresar nuevamente y disfrutar de tan agradable compañía.

así que si quieres hablar con alguien sobre política, cultura, tradición, religión, literatura, arte sin duda es la mejor elección.

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Giulia

3 months ago

Aunque fuimos solamente dos personas, victor nos ha llevado a visitar la habana vieja, explicandonos muchas cosas que no vas a encontrar en la lonely planet y ni siquiera otra guia sobre arquitectura, historia y pequenos detalles de los monumentos. es una persona que conoze muy bien su ciudad y quiere que los que la visitan se van llevar una buen recuerdo. lo recomendo sin duda! and he speaks english as well. thank you victor!

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Lubka

4 months ago

It was really cool tour with knowledgable guide. learned a lot, discussed a lot, visited a victor is great person with cuba in his heart and bug dreams we wish will come true :)

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Luis Catala Sendra

4 months ago

El recorrido y los comentarios del guía . muy bien por victor. lo recomiendo.

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Raul Carrasco

4 months ago

El tour ha sido excelente. un gran día con un gran guía. lo recomendamos al 100%.

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Isabel de los Mozos

4 months ago

Totalmente recomendable, es un encanto de persona. te da explicaciones e información de los lugares más emblemáticos de la habana vieja. aconsejable para un primer contacto con la ciudad. nos descubrió lugares que no están en las guías turísticas. gracias víctor por esa mañana tan agradable y suerte

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Carmen Gadea Gadea

4 months ago

El tour resultó una maravilla. de la mano de víctor descubrimos la habana vieja y nos encantó. un gran profesional, contestó a todas nuestras preguntas que no fueron pocas. fue un gran acierto contactar con él.

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David

4 months ago

Lo pasamos genial durante el tour. víctor es un tío muy majo. muy recomrndable.

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Carmen

4 months ago

Best guide ever! we had an amazing days in cuba thanks to victor. victor is friendly and very professional. he was very punctual and we didn't miss anything during the tour he covers everything. thank you for your time and that great experience.

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Carlos Osorio

4 months ago

Victor es un excelente guía. recomendado 100 %

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Vivek Raman

4 months ago

Victor took us around old havana and was very knowledgeable about the history and culture of havana. he is very friendly and answered all our questions . we highly recommend this tour!

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Stephanie

4 months ago

Victor is such a wonderful guide - and guy!! :)

spend the entire day with victor as our guide, just me and a couple of other friends. victor took us around the beautiful city of havana and had plenty of things to tell. we had a great time learning about the historical city of havana. his level of english is very good. would definitely recommend!! if i could give him more than 5 stars i would :)

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Celia Valverde

4 months ago

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Maria Mendez

5 months ago

Nos encantó conocer mas sobre la habana con victor. hace que el paseo por la ciudad cobre muchísimo mas sentido ya que es una persona culta y que de verdad tiene total conocimiento de lo que habla. al principuio mi esposo y yo hicimos su tour de la habana vieja, y como nos gusto tanto, luego le pedimos que nos llevara a recorrer la habana nueva con el resto de nuestra familia. nuestras madres en especial, quedaron encantadas con su amabilidad y claridad para explicar todo.

en realidad lo recomiendo muchísimo. es una persona que sabe de que habla y se esmera por hacer el recorrido muy ameno. es como ir con un amigo visitando su ciudad.

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Dawn G.

5 months ago

Highly recommend victor! what a nice guy, very well educated, good english, and a wealth of knowledge about cuba's history, culture, and people. he was right on time at our meeting spot and exceeded our expectations for our tour. we enjoyed every moment we spent with him in old havana and hope to sometime see our new friend again. don't hesitate to book him as your tour is outstanding. thank you victor!

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Polin Law

5 months ago

Very good, lots of infos

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Jose Fortunato

5 months ago

Ha sido un placer conocer a victor! tiene una cultura de habana increíble y se hacen muy amenas las 4 horas que duro el tour! a parte como persona es extraordinario! súper lo primero que deberían hacer para nada mas llegar a la habana saber qué lugares son los más aconsejables!! un gustazo

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Cindy Mendelson

5 months ago

Really enjoyed the tour. great overview of havana. victor took us to all the highlights and answered all my questions.

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Camino Rodríguez Castellanos

5 months ago

Comenzamos nuestra visita a la habana con el tour de víctor. fue realmente fantástico. no enseño lo más significativo de la gran habana vieja, con muy buenas explicaciones tanto del patrimonio como del día a día del cubano. víctor, un chico encantador que transmite que le gusta lo que está haciendo. muy recomendable!!!

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MJ

5 months ago

Great tour! victor has a good sense of humor and really knowledgeable about the history of havana and cuba. i took the tour with my mum and he made it a very enjoyable experience.

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Anice

6 months ago

Victor is knowledgeable and willing to share what he knows about his country. i had a great tour of old habana with him, and would definitely go on a tour with him again. a great entrepreneur and i wish him good luck with this work.

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Paul

6 months ago

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Charo

7 months ago

Si se quiere conocer la habana con el máximo placer, sin dudar hay que hacerlo de la mano de víctor, pues a la vez que te introduce en la historia de la ciudad y te hace vivir su indiosincrasia, disfrutas con su perfecto conocimiento de la historia de nuestro país.

ha sido una experiencia inolvidable para todos.

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Gerardo

8 months ago

Estoy muy contento de haber tomado el free tour que realiza, víctor, quién te explica cada detalle sobre la historia de la habana, aprendí demasiado y agradezco mucho a víctor la oportunidad que me dio en este tour de mirar la cuba auténtica la cual es sin duda única e inigualable, llena de colores, sabores, música y la gente mas bella que haya visto. si ustedes visitan la habana y quieren ahorrar tiempo y dinero no duden en contactar a víctor estoy seguro que hará su visita mucho más placentera!

los llevará por los sitios mas importantes en la habana vieja, les explicara cada detalle de la misma y te hará sentir como en casa, hay que saber que también víctor ofrece otro tour por la habana nueva en el vedado, donde visitarás la plaza revolución, la universidad de la habana entre otros sitios.

saludos desde playa del carmen, méxico para el mundo!

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María Rodríguez

8 months ago

Muy buen tour¡toda la habana vieja y buenos consejos y recomendaciones. buen guía, muy simpático.

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Maria peligro formoso

9 months ago

Víctor nos hizo un tour muy completo por la zona de la habana vieja, contándonos muchos detalles históricos y de la vida cotidiana de los cubanos. fue muy interesante, lo recomiendo sin duda.

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Veronica

9 months ago

Victor is definitely a cool guru. we hired him for a private tour which was soooo worth it. he has a good grasp of english (and is ever eager to improve), and a vast knowledge of all things cuban--not only the current culture, but he possesses a wealth of information about the country's history. additionally, victor is tireless at showing off a he so obviously loves, making sure you get to see as much as possible in the time available. highly recommend hiring him for an individualized tour.

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Fatima Mendez

9 months ago

Un tour muy completo y entretenido

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Amine filali

9 months ago

Very pleasant tour ! victor was present on time for the meeting and very nice (i was traveling with a 2 years old baby). he knows a lot about the history of the country and have a very large knowledge. i really recommed him to visit havana !

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Carlos Salvador

9 months ago

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Benoit

10 months ago

I had a great tour with victor. it was a private tour as i was alone. we walked a lot in the city to discover the main places with victor's explanations. it was very interesting. during 3 hours i enjoied this visit. thank you victor.

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DOEL

11 months ago

100% recomended! victor was a great guide that became our friend by the end of the tour. being a writer and a lawyer in cuba, victor has a vast knowledge of the cuban culture and its history. the human side of the cuban people will make you fall in love with cuba. this is the best way to go if you want to discover cuba!

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11 months ago

This tour with victor was the best guided tour in my life!

he provided us with lots of interesting pieces of information about havana and the cuban people and culture.

he was not only a guide, but a real host, who bought us ice cream and took us to a real restaurant, where locals eat.

being a lawyer he has a remarkable knowledge of history, which makes the tour unique.

he speaks a really good english as well and was always open to answer to our questions.

more than recommended once you're in havana!

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Elyse

11 months ago

Victor is a wonderful guide!

my friends and i really enjoyed our tour with victor and count it as one of our best experiences in cuba!

with his wealth of knowledge and experience, victor introduced us to everything from cuban history and culture, to architecture and current affairs. victor is also willing to talk about and discuss some of the tougher questions of cuban culture and society. this in combination with visiting some areas off the beaten track for tourists, gave us a truly unique and authentic cuban experience.

i highly recommend a tour with victor to anyone visiting havana! take the tour in the beginning of your trip as an introduction to the country, or later on when you have some questions, to put things into perspective. let victor know what you are interested in, and i am sure he will do his best to accommodate you.

i hope you enjoy your tour as much as we did! :)

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11 months ago

Victor's grandfather is a historian and passed along his knowledge and love of the city to victor. victor hismself is a lawyer and is very educated and articulate. he showed us the sites that our book recommended and then some. he also explained how things have changed. he is also a nice guy.

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