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Classic Car Tours – Havana 60 {Cuba}

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Post Last Modified – November 21, 2023 ¦ gr8traveltips.com

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Trinidad and Cienfuegos Classic Car Tours

On our vacation to 🏖 Varadero Cuba a few seasons ago, we enjoyed a private 🚗 Classic Car Tour to the historic city of Trinidad. My wife and I had the pleasure of taking this full day tour with Havana 60 …

🚘 Classic Car Tours. 🚘

This superb tour also included a stop and walk about in the old city of; Cienfuegos.

Classic Car Tours From Varadero Cuba

Varadero Welcome Sign

As our time was limited, we opted for the {full day tour}, which we knew would entail a great deal of driving in one day. Many people prefer to break this up and to spend the night in; Trinidad, if time permits.

I would definitely recommend spending the night if you can, as it is at least 4 ½ hours drive one way to Trinidad, from the Varadero beach resort area.

About Havana 60 Classic Car Tours

 Classic Car Tours

This very reputable company was formed by a group of professional tour guides, drivers and photographers in Cuba. They can arrange for a variety of tours in their {Classic or Modern Cars} all over Cuba.

Such popular destinations include;

Havana, Varadero, Trinidad, Viñales, Cienfuegos, Bay of Pigs and more!

 

All of their private tours are accompanied by one of their professional drivers and a personal English speaking tour guide.

“We believe that the perfect mixture is to customize every single Tour to our client’s need at the same time that we let you know about Cuban history and traditions.”

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Our Full Day Tour To Trinidad and Cienfuegos

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I have always said that taking a private tour, is so much better than your typical crammed 🚌 big bus tour and that so many people still choose to take.

Surprisingly the cost is not much more, especially if there are more than 2 of you in your group. It’s definitely worth paying a little bit extra, for your own 🚗 personalized tour.

You get a private car, tour guide and you can choose to go where you want and at your own pace, without following a large group everywhere throughout the entire day.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites

This is a very long day, but as I have an interest in history, we simply could not miss the opportunity to see these two {Historic UNESCO World Heritage} destinations while in Cuba.

As mentioned, many visitors will break up the day and spend the night in Trinidad, which is a great option if you have the time.

Our pickup was as scheduled at our 🏨 hotel at 06:30 in the morning. We were met by our driver and guide (Yunior) in their 🚘 Classic 1957 Chevrolet. This was an early morning pickup, as we had a long 4 ½ hour drive ahead of us, to the other side of the island.

We came prepared with a few snacks and water for our long journey ahead!

Cuban Coffee

But no worries, they make a stop along the way to grab a ☕ coffee, use the washroom and grab a snack if you wish!

Horse Taxi Cuba

Our drive takes us right across the 🏝 island to the Caribbean side. You’ll view small towns along the way, the beautiful countryside and the islands agricultural areas.

It is definitely worth the drive to get away from the tourist zone, and see the locals go about their daily lives along the way.

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City of Cienfuegos

Historic Buildings Cienfuegos Cuba

Our first full stop was to the historic city of; Cienfuegos. This port city was founded in 1819 by the French and was was declared; World Heritage by UNESCO in 2005.

Cienfuegos Cuba Bay Area
It has the deepest bay in Latin America with a depth of over 900 feet, making it easy for the largest of cruise ships and other vessels arriving from around the world to enter.

Valle´s Palace Cienfuegos Cuba

Our first stop is a stretch break and visit to an area in the city along its shores called; Punta Gorda.

Hotel Jagua Cienfuegos Cuba

This was the aristocratic quarter of the city in the early 1900´s and the stunning historic {Valle´s Palace} and the adjoining luxury {Hotel Jagua} are located here.

Valle´s Palace

One of the oldest homes in the city is located in this area as well. Punta Gorda is incredibly peaceful, with some absolutely beautiful historic homes located along its shores.

Cienfuegos Oldest Home

Some of the beautifully restored palaces are still located in Punta Gorda. It gives you a glimpse of what life was like in this area many years ago.

Cienfuegos Historic Palace

After our short walkabout and much needed break, it was time to head back in the car. Time to make our way to the main town center and central park plaza area of the city.

A lovely park plaza, surrounded by some very beautiful and historic buildings and monuments.

Cienfuego Town Plaza

Some of the sites to see here include;

Tomas Terry Theater;

Purísima Concepción Cathedral;

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Ferrer´s Palace;

Former City Hall;

Marti Park and the triumphal arch and more.

It was a nice short break from the early morning drive with the chance to stretch our legs. To take a short walk and snap some pictures in Punta Gorda.

On to Trinidad just a short distance away!

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Town of Trinidad

Trinidad Sign

Trinidad dates back to 1514 and is among the first few villages to be established in Cuba. It’s very small, but the stone streets, its very old buildings and horse buggies roaming about, will set you back in time!

Trinidad Cuba Plaza

The town was declared a {World Heritage by UNESCO} in 1988. Many of the historic buildings are being restored, with vibrant colors. This is definitely a major tourist attraction in Cuba and certainly worth visiting.

It would have been nice to have been able to spend the evening here and see how different the town looks at dark.

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Our guide and driver led us to the main points of interest in the town of which some included;

Santísima Trinidad Cathedral, former Basilica Saint Francis of Assisi;

Cantero´s;

Brunet´s and Iznaga´s Palaces;

Optional visit to the Romantic Museum.

Kindergarten Trinidad Cuba

We brought along some bags of candy from home to hand out to some of the young school children. As luck had it, there was a quaint 🏫 pre-school in town we walked by, that was ideal!

The children were having their nap time which was picture perfect and the teachers were thrilled to receive the small token of ours for the children.

Old Tree Trinidad Cuba

It was time for a sit down and enjoy a leisurely lunch at a family run business in town which was delicious, and a very welcoming break from the hot afternoon Cuban sun.

The old 🌲 tree towering over the restaurant outside patio was absolutely huge and incredible to see!

Historic Trinidad Cuba

After lunch, it was time to head back to our 🚘 Classic Car and begin the long drive back to Varadero beach. 

All in all, a very nice day despite the many hours of driving. It was well worth seeing these two historic cities, the small towns we passed through and the beautiful countryside of Cuba.

Remember, {Havana 60 Classic Car Tours} will tailor their tours to suit you, making stops anywhere, anytime you wish during your personal tour.

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This is a very professional company that has attained the TripAdvisor 2018 Certificate of Excellence, and for very good reason.

I would not hesitate to recommend them for all your tours, transfers and more when visiting Cuba. For 🛳 Cruise passengers arriving, your Private Classic Car will meet and greet you at the ship!

 

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We had a great day with our driver and guide, who did their utmost to make our tour as enjoyable and memorable as could be!

In conclusion, I have listed the link to their official website below for your convenience. You can access much more detailed information on all their; tours, prices, contact information and more

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All of Havana 60’s automobiles are 🚕 Cuba Taxi licensed and inspected regularly as required to meet all safety standards.

I have also listed a very helpful 🌴 Cuba Tourist Board website below, where you can access some excellent travel information, tips and much more for those visiting Cuba for the first time.

🗺 Finally, be sure to check out the {Google Map} box at the bottom of this post for exact location. 🗺

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Although our tour was in collaboration with Havana 60 Classic Car Tours, rest assured all content and opinions are that of the author and reflect my personal experience only.
 
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