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Hemingway's Havana
Destination: Cuba

Port/City: Havana, Cuba

Activity Type:

Approximate Duration:
5 hour(s)

Prices starting from:
*139.00 USD (Adult)
*139.00 USD (Child)
*0.00 USD (Infant)

Restrictions:  N/A

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Hemingway's Havana - N102

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Explore the literary connections between Cuba and the late American novelist Ernest Hemingway on a dynamic four-hour tour that offers the chance to see where he lived, fished, dined and sipped his favorite cocktails. Your day begins with a short coach ride south of Havana to the small, working-class town of San Francisco de Paula to see the Finca Vigia. From the exterior of this fully restored “lookout house,” where Hemingway lived and worked for 20 years, a specialized guide will offer background on the residence where the celebrated author penned some of his famous works, including For Whom the Bell Tolls and Old Man and the Sea. You’ll then delight in a panoramic bus tour through the old fishing village of Cojimar, where you’ll see a monument dedicated to Hemingway shortly after his death in 1961 — listen along as a special guest delivers a bit of history on Hemingway and the Cuban connection in front of the monument. Stop by the nearby La Terraza de Cojimar, a favorite dining establishment of Hemingway’s, to enjoy their sweet Don Gregorio cocktail, before venturing past Havana’s popular Maleco?n waterfront esplanade and into the older part of the city. At La Floridita, a former hangout of the writer, you can peruse literary memorabilia and see the life-size bronze statue of Hemingway. A walk by Obispo Street to Hotel Ambos Mundos, where Hemingway lived for seven years in the 1930s, will allow you the opportunity to take pictures of the outside of the hotel before returning by foot to the ship.

• Finca Vigia: American novelist Ernest Hemingway’s former residence serves as a museum that immortalizes his 20 years spent in Cuba.
• Havana: Travel in a comfortable motor coach past memorial statues, city landmarks and the quiet fishing village of Cojimar.
• Cuban cocktails: Drink like the famous writer at La Terraza de Cojimar, one of his favorite hangouts, where you’ll enjoy a complimentary cocktail.
• Hotel Ambos Mundos: Take pictures of the outside of the Hotel where Hemingway lived for seven years in Havana’s city center.

What to Bring:
• SeaPass card, passport and Visa
• Camera
• Cash
• Sun protection

What to Wear:
• Walking shoes
• Hat and sunglasses

Important Notes:
• Consider physical fitness and medical history when selecting tour. Guests must be of legal age to consume alcohol.
• Tour does not include interior visit at Finca Vigia.
• There will be a walking portion in Habana Vieja over cobblestone streets.
• Tour sequence may vary.
• There are 42 steps at the pier that will need to be taken to meet tour guide and bus.
• One bottle of Evian Water will be provided to each guest.
• Duration of the tour has been extended for you to enjoy the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Habana Vieja, at your leisure.
• Due to Cuban tour logistics, departure times may change when arriving on your ship.
• When raining or other adverse weather conditions, a panoramic bus tour may be substituted for part or all of the tour.
• Finca Vigia is closed on Sundays and select holidays, and will be substituted with El Cristo and El Morro of Havana.

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