Private Tour in Vintage Car - Green Havana

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Comfortable and pleasantly, the driver of the Vintage Car will bridge the distance to the south. It’s not strange at all that the Jardín Botánico Nacional de Cuba is located at about 25 kilometers outside the city center. Where else the gardens would have been able to unfold their 600 hectares?

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Founded in 1968 and under the administration of the University of Havana, the Botanical Garden offers an infinite variety (150,000 examples of 4,000 species) of tropical and subtropical trees originating from South America, Africa, Asia and of course from Cuba. Bamboo, palm and pine trees sway cheerful in the open air, whereas cacti, succulents and other tropical plants find shelter in their greenhouses.

A rather ponderous and comic, although cute tractor with a trailer (a more appropriate vehicle for this purpose is hardly thinkable) leads the visitors over a large part of the expansive grounds.

In July 1987, the Japanese Ambassador in Cuba proposed the construction of a Japanese Garden on Havana’s botanical field. The project was carried out by a Japanese landscape architect and assisted by Cuban specialists. Today, the well-designed Japanese Garden is a peaceful setting.

Next to the Asian Garden and fully integrated with its surroundings stands the restaurant El Bambú, offering vegetarian organic food.

Visiting this green ground should be seen as sharing healthy recreation, the Botanical Garden staff describes their feature. But basically it comes down to integration, as you’ll visit exactly the same (non- touristy) place many Cuban families visit on a day off.

    ★ It is feasible to visit the garden on your own. The professional (although not multilingual) driver will take you to the garden and will wait patiently until your return.
    ★ You can also opt to book the services of a multilingual guide – dedicated to ecotourism in Cuba.

Read more below about both versions and their conditions.

About NostalgiCar

After an intensive restoration of the first vintage car (2012), it was simple injustice to sell this new family member, who even had been baptized (Nadine). But the investment had to be recovered and so a hobby became a business, and a passion the daily bread; the private family-enterprise NostalgiCar was born.

More than two dozen of shiny polished vintage cars sparkle early in the morning in the garage, ready to hit the road. Although some original engines were replaced by a more efficient Japanese one, their appealing glamor remains and their original design, pieces and interior are well-preserved and authentic.

We have chosen NostalgiCar for various reasons, their professionalism and passion are the most important ones. Our confidence was corroborated when years later John Kerry, former President Obama and his family, and Madonna also choose NostalgiCar for their personalized city tour in Havana.

For climatic reasons (high temperatures, precipitation), but also to minimize air pollution and solar UV-radiation, NostalgiCar only drives their passengers in (air-conditioned) hardtop roof-cars.


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Detailed information

Departure/Starting Time
Private Tour: 09:00 AM Weekly on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Departure location
Havana
Character
Private Excursion
Languages
English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish

More information

Version I: Private Tour in Vintage Car – Green Havana – With Guide

Included in Price (version I):

  • Pick up and drop off at your hotel in Havana by vintage car.
  • Panoramic drive in vintage car (no cabriolet) with professional chauffeur to (and from) the National Botanical Gardens.
  • Professional multilingual guide (for 4 hours), working in the field of Eco-tourism in Cuba.
  • The Vintage Car is at your disposal up to 8 hours (with a total of 100KM/62M included). After the visit to the botanical garden, and drop-off of the guide, you can ask the driver to take you to any other place of your interest.
  • Entrance fee Botanical Gardens.

Version II: Private Tour in Vintage Car – Green Havana – Without Guide

Included in Price (version II):

  • Pick up and drop off at your hotel in Havana by vintage car.
  • Panoramic drive in vintage car (no cabriolet) with professional chauffeur to (and from) the National Botanical Gardens.
  • The drivers obviously speak Spanish (for which the language selection during the booking process does not apply for Version II). Some, among them speak some English though.
  • The Vintage Car is at your disposal up to 8 hours (with a total of 100KM/62M included). After the visit to the botanical garden, you can ask the driver to take you to any other place of your interest.

Not included in price

  • Meals, drinks and personal expenses, entrance fees (if selected version II).
  • Optional tour by tractor-train.
  • Gratuities.

  • In case of cancellation up to 48 hours before the departure time of the excursion, a penalty of 10% of the excursion fare will be charged.
  • Regarding cancellations made between 48 and 24 hours before the departure time of the excursion, a penalty of 50% of the excursion fare will be applied.
  • Cancellations reported within 24 hours before the departure time and No-Show (no presentation at departure time), a penalty of 100% of the excursion fare will be applied.

  • *Remark: booking fees and credit card surcharges cannot be refunded in case of cancellation.

  • Departure times are defined by us, based on logical practicality, however any desired starting time can be requested. 
  • Maximum 4 passengers per car. In the event a guide will accompany you, the car can accommodate a total of 3 participants.
  • All vintage cars have a hardtop roof.
  • A tour by tractor-train can be paid on the spot (approx. CUC 3,00 - 4,00 per person), there are four daily departures. 
  • If selected version II, the entrance fee will be approximately CUC 4,00 - 5,00 per person. 
  • Children are very welcome on this tour, only child discount is not applicable, for which they have to be booked as adults. Children do count however as an additional person sharing the vehicle, resulting in a similar discount. Infants (0-2 years) travel free, only car seats are not available.

  • Printed voucher, sent by Cuba Travel Network after having completed booking and payment procedure.
  • It is recommended to carry a photocopy of your passport with you.

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