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As with all our private tours, this is a suggested itinerary which can be customised to suit your interests, time and budget!

  • Collection from casa/hotel in private car
  • Head west out of Havana to visit the former Soviet embassy. This very large and imposing complex open only a few years before the collapse of the USSR and its influence on Cuba.
  • If time permits - quick cruise by Fidel Castro's house
  • Visit to the Soviet Monument containing the remains of some 70+ soldiers who died on duty in Cuba. It's immaculately maintained but little visited, although both Putin and Medvedev have come to pay their respects here and the Ambassadors of some formerly Soviet countries come and lay wreaths on the anniversary of the end of the Great Patriotic War.
  • Drive by the former Soviet military headquarters, and adjacent former secret listening station. From here the Soviets did their best to keep an eye on radio traffic in and out of the USA just a short distance across the Florida Straits.
  • #Trip highlight# - visit to the secret underground bunker where the Soviet nuclear warheads were kept in 1962, the Cuban Missile Crisis. The USA was desperately searching for this facility - and had the CIA found it it's likely that Kennedy would have ordered an airdropped contingent of special forces to destroy the site, very likely triggering a nuclear war.
  • Onwards to Lenin Park - built as a large recreational facility on the edge of Havana in the 1970s and 80s, it's not much visited now but still well maintained. There's a huge bust of Lenin here.
  • Next stop is Lenin Hill (not any connection to Lenin Park). This was the first monument in the world erected to Lenin following his death in 1924, by the socialist Mayor of the suburb of Havana where it's located.
  • Outdoor exhibit of the Cuban Missile Crisis, showing real (but inert!) Soviet rockets from the period.
  • Final stop - statue of Jesus Cristo overlooking Havana. This has nothing to do with Communism but is a superb viewpoint to look over the city of Havana and on a clear day there's a great sunset.
  • Drop off at casa / hotel

Trip Includes

  • Transport to complete the itinerary inc pickup and dropoff at your
    Havana casa/hotel
  • Experienced English/Spanish-speaking guide
  • All entrance fees as per itinerary

Trip Excludes

  • International flights
  • Accommodation (we can arrange on request)
  • Insurance (we can arrange on request)
  • All meals and drinks and personal expenses during the day
  • Tips for the guide
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    Group Size: 15 pax
    price: $ 0 /Person