Ernest Hemingway made Havana his main home in the early 1930s and today, the author is as synonymous with this city as the mojitos he used to drink here. This half-day tour is a great way to follow in his footsteps. Your day kicks off with a scenic drive through Cojimar, a fishing village that inspired Hemingway to pen ‘The Old Man and the Sea’. Next, it’s on to Finca Vigia – Hemingway’s one-time home and now the site of a museum dedicated to him. Although we can’t go inside - you can view the interior through the windows to see how it has been preserved just as the family left it with his personal belongings which really bring the place to life. Then, rounding things off, you’ll head to two of Hemmingway’s favourite watering holes, the iconic La Bodeguita del Medio in central Havana, famous haunt of the author’s, this atmospheric drinking den is rumoured to be the birthplace of the mojito, and La Floridita AKA the cradle of the daiquiri.
There's a charge for cameras of 5 Cuban Convertible Pesos. Video cameras may not be allowed. There are a few steps around Hemingway's’ one-time home.
- SUITABILITY Moderate physical activity.