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Free walking tour - modern havana

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  • Havana
  • Available in: Spanish, English

About the guru Yan

Hello! My name is Yan. I am a young graduate of the university who resides in the most wonderful city in Cuba: Havana. I consider it my home because I was born and raised here, but I have also spent a lot of time studying and preparing to do something that fascinates me: making new visitors know my magical city and being of help in case of any doubt or question for being in ... More »

Hello! My name is Yan. I am a young graduate of the university who resides in the most wonderful city in Cuba: Havana. I consider it my home because I was born and raised here, but I have also spent a lot of time studying and preparing to do something that fascinates me: making new visitors know my magical city and being of help in case of any doubt or question for being in an unknown country. At the same time I will 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! I can also help you with everything related to food, transportation, lodging, trips, etc; not only in Havana but also in Vinales and Varadero.

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. From inside, 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 boardwalk.

(Important: for some time the National Hotel is charging 5 cuc to be able to do the tour with a guide inside it. When making this payment they will include a traditional Cuban drink or any other free liquid in the hotel's Bar of Fame.

Friend traveller, if upon arriving at the hotel you decide not to enter, there is no problem, we continue our Tour).

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 (9)

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Enrique

1 month ago

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

poco fiable.

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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

1 month 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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Noelia Cabello

2 months ago

El tour fue fantástico, y el guia no pudo ser mejor, te cuenta cada detalle, intenta enlazarlo todo en una historia, y no solo te cuenta historia sino también te habla sobre la actualidad. muy interesante todo, volveríamos a repetir!

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Chris Moore

3 months ago

Enjoyed out tours with yan. polite, friendly, informative tour. gave us great recommendations for lunch.

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Jessyka

4 months ago

Amazing tour! i had yan for three days and i couldn’t have hoped for a better guide and now friend. he’s a great man with great knowledge and love for his city. he was of great help beyond the tour as well. he organized for someone to pick me up and back to the airport, he made sure i was happy every step of the way. he adapta his tours to your desire. personally, i wanted to see as much of havana in the time frame i had and he accomplished that! he brought me to local places for meals, made sure i had the most for my money and thought me so much about the history of the country. he also is available to travel around cuba to other cities with you if that is your desire. i recommend him to everyone and i hope you all have the same amazing experience as i did! he even surprised me with places and things to see i had researched or even knew existed!!! thank you my dear friend :)

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Yolanda Álvarez

4 months ago

El tour fue genial. yan es muy majo y ha estado atento a nuestras dudas y preguntas. lo recomiendo 100%

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Edgardo Concetti

5 months ago

Yan una persona muy amable y muy didactica. el trato excelente y muy preparado para responder cualquier pregunta. no dudaria en recomendarlo a cualquier persona que quiera conocer la habana

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Ina

7 months ago

Yan is a very knowledgable and dedicated tour guide trying to make you understand cuba and cubans from within. he openly talks about positive and negative aspects of cuban life and even gives you very practical tips for your stay in cuba. a lovely and caring young person.

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Mohamed Abdallah Omar

8 months ago

Yan is such a helpful, knowledgeable and nice tour guide. you will learn about about cuba's history and present in a lively and interactive way. he is patient and always willing to answer your questions and provide help even if you have questions not related to the tour. he also always work to improve his skills and learn new information about the city.

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