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Free walking tour - modern havana

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

About the guru Yan

Hello! My name is Yan. I am a young graduated from college who resides in the most wonderful city in Cuba: Havana. I consider it my home because I was born and raised here and, on another hand, I study every day to do a better job and be able to make new visitors know well my magical city. I also like to help in case of any doubt or question for being in an unknown country. ... More »

Hello! My name is Yan. I am a young graduated from college who resides in the most wonderful city in Cuba: Havana. I consider it my home because I was born and raised here and, on another hand, I study every day to do a better job and be able to make new visitors know well my magical city. I also like to help in case of any doubt or question for being in an unknown country. Every time is special because I have the privilege to meet and share with people from other parts of the planet. Join me and you will not regret my Free Walking Tour through Havana! ¡You will see that it is not in vain that it is one of the 7 wonders cities of the world!

About the tour

Discover what happened before and after the Triumph of the Cuban Revolution in 1959. The destination of Modern Havana is a walk through Vedado, the main residential neighborhood of Havana, whose route includes important constructions that emerged in the Cuban neocolonial period and describes aspects of Cuba today.

We will begin our tour on 23rd Street, the most famous and busy street in the heart of Havana. We will head to the National Hotel, which after 80 years still retains all the splendor of its eclectic architecture and has been visited by hundreds of celebrities from the arts, sciences and politics. Open to the visitor, we will get to know his surprising memories from the inside and we will enjoy from his garden a beautiful view of the sea and the popular Havana's Malecon.

(IMPORTANT: The National Hotel is charging 5 cuc to be able to do the tour with a tour guide inside of it. Making this payment they include a traditional Cuban drink or any other free liquid in the hotel's Bar of Fame).

Passing through the most famous corner of Vedado, 23 and L, we will continue our journey to the University of Havana, a majestic building inspired by the Greek Parthenon and presided by the beautiful sculpture of the Alma Mater, whose steps descended the Centennial Generation in the First March of the Torches.

Finally, after knowing a bit about education, health and sports, we will visit the emblematic Revolution Square, an essential place to visit, to learn about its history, see the José Martí Memorial and take a picture of Che as a proof of the experience.

Along the way you will also get to know different aspects of the Cuban reality of today. Any question is welcome.

I assure you a unique experience!

The official schedules of the tours are at 10:00 am and 2:00 pm but if you want another schedule, please contact me and ask me for availability.

If you want to enjoy my free tour in the Historical Center of Havana too, you can book here:

https://www.guruwalk.com/walks/4251-free-walking-our-havana-historical-center

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How to find me: I will be at the entrance of the Cuba Pavilion (23 y N)

Tour schedule

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Ratings (13)

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Geoff

9 days ago

This was our second tour with enjoyed the Old Havana tour so much that we did a second one. Again Yan was very knowledgeable about the history of the Hotel Nacionale and made it he did not just recite facts. We had an enjoyable walk and saw sights that we would not have on our own. We have taken many walking tours around the world and Yan is definitely an excellent guide. Thank you Yan!

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Ariana

5 months ago

Fantastic guide! Yan was very accommodating in scheduling our tour. We arrived in Havana late afternoon and met up with Yan. It was a long travel day and the tour with Yan was perfect considering the time we had left on our arrival day. Yan is a walking encyclopedia and extremely knowledgeable about Cuba's history. We appreciated his pace. He was very insightful and went above and beyond to give us a one of a kind experience. Thank you Yan!

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Noe

6 months ago

Bueno, después de haber acabado nuestras vacaciones completas desde España toca dar la enhorabuena a Yan por su gran Tour por la Habana moderna. Lo hicimos en pleno Agosto y fue muy atento con nosotras siempre dispuesto a respondernos cualquier duda y muy servicial. No hubiese sido lo mismo si no le hubiesemos conocido. Sigue así Yan :) gracias por todo y por los detalles que tuviste luego por el cumpleaños. Gran persona. Muchos recuerdos

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Jennifer

6 months ago

Yan was exceptional tour guide. He is very knowledgeable and helpful. Yan was extremely accommodating and flexible in so many ways. I would highly recommend him for any Havana tour. If I return for another visit I would schedule with him again!

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Enrique

7 months ago

Estuve esperando durante más de media hora y el guía no se presentó y ni siquiera se comunicó conmigo para advertirme.

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Response from Yan:

Hola Enrique, tengo tremenda pena con Uds. Uno de los grandes problemas que tenemos en Cuba es el transporte. Por esta razón, siendo ya las 10:15am y estando yo todavía a mitad de camino, desistí en ir. Esperaste 30 min, pero usualmente los visitantes sólo esperan 5 ó 10 min. Una vez más: lo siento. Espero que hayan tenido una buena estancia el resto de su tiempo en Cuba. Saludos!
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Julia

7 months ago

Yan is a very friendly guide with a good knowledge about his city today and in the past. He was quick in answering our questions befor starting the tour and helped us to get to our meeting point. We had a great time with him walking through Havana. He took the time to answer all our questions and gave us unique insides into the life of the Cuban people. We learned so much about culture, politics and the buildings we passed. We highly recommend to book a tour with Yan if you want to learn about Cuba and the Cuban way of Life!

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