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What To Pack For Your Cuban Road Trip

What To Pack For Your Cuban Road Trip

Almost 40% of people like to dress better when they are going on vacation, whether that means wearing something new, or putting on a special outfit when they're out for dinner. If you’re exploring Cuba in a beautiful classic car, then you want to make sure that you are dressed the part too. It is really important on your vacation to think about the Cuban climate - go for thin, lightweight garments to create layers, rather than bulky items for winter and cool evenings. In the summer heat, a few stylish shirts or dresses will make the perfect, versatile ...

The Search for Wine in Cuba

The Search for Wine in Cuba

Wine is somewhat of a rarity in Cuba - you are far more likely to see the locals drinking rum and beer. In fact, there are only around 15,000 cases of Cuban wine consumed a year in the country - a drop in the ocean, in comparison to South America. If you are staying at a hotel or an all-inclusive holiday resort, then there may only be a few choices, and the wine is likely to be imported, often from Spain at $2-3 per liter; however, that doesn’t mean that there isn’t some good wine produced in Cuba. While ...

Most scenic places in Cuba for photography and art

Most scenic places in Cuba for photography and art

By Lucy Wyndham

Imagine cruising around Cuba in a beautiful classic car with the top down, when suddenly, the most inspirational scenery appears. You stop the car quickly, pull out the camera or sketch pad, drawing or snapping away at the image before the light shifts. You feel thankful that Cuba has provided this opportunity. Luckily, there are more than a few places where this will happen while taking an exhilarating car tour around the Cuban island.

Havana

This city is amazing for those who love old American cars as much as creating wonderful works of art. Havana has some ...

A Guide To Travelling With Your Pet To Cuba

A Guide To Travelling With Your Pet To Cuba

By Lucy Wyndham

The number of pet owners that travel with their pets has risen to 37 percent up from 19 percent a decade ago, according to a survey by the American Pet Products Association. More travel companies are creating travel programs for pet parents and their pets to various destinations including Cuba. Cuba, just like other holiday destinations, has pet friendly hotels provide things such pet beds, food and water bowls, disposable pick-up bags and more. If you are going to travel with your pooch, it is only reasonable that you and your pet enjoy the trip.

Requirements for ...

Tour Havana’s Best Places for a Good Night’s Sleep by Car

Tour Havana’s Best Places for a Good Night’s Sleep by Car

By Lucy Wyndham

When on vacation, 63 percent of people say that they cannot get a good night of sleep, according to TAC. An essential component of feeling relaxed and being able to sleep while away from home is finding a place in which you feel comfortable. However, it can be challenging to know if a hotel will meet your needs exclusively by looking at pictures online. Rather than making your resort reservations ahead of your trip to Cuba, consider exploring several luxurious options as part of your classic car tour. Not sure where to go? Check out three top-tier ...

The Ultimate Cuban Seafood Tour By Car

The Ultimate Cuban Seafood Tour By Car

Did you know Cuban cuisine is a blend of four different cultures: African, Spanish, Caribbean, and Taino? Cuba is not only famous for being a hub for classic cars and its cigars, but also for its rich culinary traditions like its incredible seafood. Hiring a car to take you on a Cuban seafood tour is one of the top ways you could spend your time and money while on the island. The freshly caught, thoroughly cooked, tasty and tender lobsters, shrimps, snappers, sea bass, and octopus are without a doubt the highlight of Cuban cuisine. The expert chefs and fancy ...

Everybody’s Got Time to Explore Cuba by Car

Everybody’s Got Time to Explore Cuba by Car

By Lucy Wyndham.

Flight bookings to Cuba have increased by over 25% in the past year, with more families, friends and individuals heading to the popular Caribbean island to experience one of the most well-preserved cultures in the world. While it’s incredibly safe to travel to Cuba alone, but there’s nothing quite like experiencing a culture as rich as Cuba’s with friends and family. If you’re planning on heading to Cuba, why not take time out to explore the island by car? Whether you’re here on business or pleasure, there’s time to cruise down ...

Celebrating a Vintage Birthday with Vintage Cars

Celebrating a Vintage Birthday with Vintage Cars

By Lucy Wyndham. 

Estimates suggest that there are nearly 60,000 classic cars in Cuba from the 1950s and 60s. While this is a result of a trade embargo placed upon Cuba by the American government, it actually benefited the style of the now popular island. Now used as taxis and show cars, vintage rides are what comes to mind when you think about Havana nights, making them a perfect way to celebrate a special event such as a big birthday. Whether you’re booking one for a photoshoot or driving one around to celebrate yourself in style, there’s ...

Car Hacks: Make Your Vintage Car Shine Like New

Car Hacks: Make Your Vintage Car Shine Like New

By Lucy Wyndham

It’s no secret that vintage cars are beautiful and costly. Some of the most prized classics can go for as much as $30 million dollars. Because of this, it’s imperative that owners of classic or vintage cars know how to maintain and perform upkeep on their prized possessions. But when upkeep fails and you’re left with the task of restoring your vintage vehicle to its original glamour, it becomes apparent that it’s no easy task. As you tour through Cuba in one, you’ll notice how spotless and pristine their old cars are ...

Why Cuba is a Classic Car Enthusiasts Dream

Why Cuba is a Classic Car Enthusiasts Dream

By Jason Mueller from a1autotransport.com


Travel to Cuba has been going well this past year and outlooks show that tourism is on the rise. 2017 showed nearly 5 million visitors to the country that helped pump an extra $3 million into the economy. Cuba has long been a bucket list country to visit and while Americans can not technically travel to the country as tourists, they can go to visit family or on what is known as a people-to-people exchange. With a people-to-people exchange, you can travel to Cuba with a group or three or more and stay in ...

Becoming a Vintage Car Expert: Here Are The Oldest Cars Ever Made

Becoming a Vintage Car Expert: Here Are The Oldest Cars Ever Made

By Lucy Wyndham


Visiting Havana is a great way to witness the beauty and finesse of vintage cars. By taking a tour in a vintage car and learning more about the way they work, you can fulfill your desire to learn more about antique vehicles while experiencing a part of Cuban history. After taking the tour, you may even have a newfound passion for old cars, leading you to pose the question: what are some of the oldest cars in the world?

While many people assume that Henry Ford’s Model T is the oldest car ever made, there are ...

Cuba’s Crafty Mechanics - Classic Car Upkeep

Cuba’s Crafty Mechanics - Classic Car Upkeep

By Lucy Wyndham

Vintage cars just don’t seem to make an appearance on the streets of many countries these days. This has given Cuba a top advantage and a slick vibrancy by their everyday presence on the streets of Havana, Varadero and elsewhere. However, even in Cuba, new cars are starting to emerge. Whilst the vintage cars will always be a feature of the roads of the island, you might be wondering how on earth the island nation has managed to keep their cars working and looking so well.

So, next time you’re thinking about being driven around ...

Classic car tours from Havana Cruise Terminal

Classic car tours from Havana Cruise Terminal

Cruising to Havana city has become a popular attraction in TheCaribbean. Havana is a very exotic city where visitors can experience a senseof the past by driving through old historic buildings where classic Americancars roam the streets. Touring in old cars is one of the most requestedattractions in the city nowadays.

Havana shore excursions in classic cars


OldCarTours offers tours in classic cars from the Cruise Terminalin Havana, known as “Terminal Sierra Maestra”. All our tours are OFAC compliant. They can be considered within the category of "Educational people to people travel" because you are interacting with Cuban people, their ...

Merry Christmas from OldCarTours

Merry Christmas from OldCarTours

2017 has been a good ride. Took us through paths of sharing and most fruitful contacts. On the way we have met the most beautiful people from all over the planet and multiple experiences became one as a whole.

So we are grateful and honored to have met each one of you through our journey. The best of the holidays, full of happiness, love and prosperity! 

Always yours, OldCarTours.

Three Classic Cars that Define Cuban History

Three Classic Cars that Define Cuban History

By Lucy Wyndham. 


The entire country of Cuba is an antique car museum rolling on wheels. Wherever you look, you’ll be greeted by an American vintage car cruising down the street. Although many Americans would pay thousands of dollars for these once glorious cars, to Cubans, this is simply everyday life.

The state of the automotive industry in Cuba has a frozen-in-time type of feeling. In 1960, after the Cuban revolution, there was an embargo put into place by President Eisenhower that banned certain exports to Cuba. Therefore, the cars that were in the country remained in the country ...

A book that shows the truth about old cars in Cuba

A book that shows the truth about old cars in Cuba

There is a new book about the culture of American cars in Cuba. As we said before, Cuba is a rolling museum, where you can find about 60,000 old cars along the island. It is true that many of them have been transformed with modern parts but there are some that remain original. Many of our cars in OldCarTours have original engine. So, the book seems to be very interesting revealing the Car's culture in Cuba. That's a good point because the old American cars have become a part of Cuban life. For sure.

If you want ...

Havana Classic Cars

Havana Classic Cars

If you want to ride a classic car in Havana city, then you must be prepared to see as many options as people had at the 50’s years. With around 60,000 old classic cars in Cuba, Havana' visitors will have the opportunity of feeling like traveling in time.

Along the 3 hours tour, tourists can see many sights located in 4 districts of Havana. The most important attractions to see along this tour are: The Capitol building, China Town, Carlos III street, The famous Revolution Square, the houses of “Vedado”, Cristobal Colon Cemetery, Habana Forest that is considered ...

Havana tour in vintage car

Havana tour in vintage car

Havana city is fashionable today. Since the conversation between Raul and Obama there are more and more tourists visiting the city, many of them with the idea of “visiting Havana before Americans arrive”.

That may be true, but despite the political focus, Havana is an old city. Almost the 80 percent of the city remains original since the Colonial period until the Communist Revolution at 1959. Therefore the city is old and today due to the crisis, the city is destroyed. This is part of the charm of Havana, the "City of Columns", because during the 30’s, 40’s ...

Havana and Ernest Hemingway

Havana and Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway, the famous American novelist and Novel prize writer, lived in Cuba about 20 years. Since 1939, his first visit, until 1960 when he left Cuba, never to return. 

Today in Cuba still remains the beautiful house where he was living in Havana.  Ernest Hemingway's house "La Vigia" is considered an important monument not only in Cuba, but also in United State. The house remained with the original contents when Hemingway leaved the house.

Hemingway lived in the house from middle 1939 to 1960, renting it at first, and then buying it in December 1940 after he married ...

Tour Varadero-Havana in classic American car

Tour Varadero-Havana in classic American car

Are you hosted in Varadero Beach? 

Would you like to have a tour from Varadero to Havana city in a classic American car?

You can do this tour with our agency OldCarTours. In this tour the car pick you up at the hotel in Varadero, then to travel to Havana (this travel lasts about 2 hours). Once in Havana, you will be given a tour of the city, stop for lunch at a Cuban restaurant (please note the cost of lunch is not included in tour price), continue touring the city after lunch, and finally return to Varadero at sunset ...

Viñales tour from Havana city

Viñales tour from Havana city

OldCarTours offers a long day tour to Viñales town on a classic American car. This tour lasts 10 hours. Between 2 or 3 hours of traveling from Havana city when you arrive to Viñales, you realize that the place is one of the most beautiful countryside in Cuba.

Once you arrive you can visit the balcony at the hotel "Los Jardines" with a beautiful view of the valley. You can also visit the house of a farmer who plants and processes the tobacco for creating the famous Cuban cigar, you can have there a explanation about all the process (English ...

The 50s and American cars

The 50s and American cars

The 50s was characterized by significant changes in design, style and functionality of American cars of the time. This is known as the decade of automotive culture. Following the 2nd World War, the US economy grew rapidly due to the industrialization and commercialization of many new products which were invented or developed as a result of the war needs. After the war crisis, the decade began strongly regarding desires of consumption and production. It is estimated that in that decade, American factories produced 56.6 million family cars and 7.3 million vehicles bound for the agricultural and industrial production ...

Panoramic View of Havana

Panoramic View of Havana

Havana is a picturesque city characterized by buildings in different styles and colors. This town buildings have different kind of styles - colonial, baroque, neoclassical, art nouveau, art deco and, modern. Furthermore, it is common to find Russian buildings from the Soviet influence period after the 1959 Revolution.

Visiting Havana is like traveling in time. According to experts, 80% of these city buildings are from the colonial period to the mid-twentieth century, so that Havana is currently a city with architecture older than 50 years.

Due to Havana's almost five hundred-year existence, the city boasts some of the most diverse ...

Tours in Havana city

Tours in Havana city

Havana is a beautiful touristic destination. Havana is warm and welcoming. Its streets, buildings, old cabriolet American cars and urban style appear like the city stopped in time.

One of the most attractive pastimes is riding on a classic convertible American car. Just put the top down and you’ll feel and enjoy better the city’s architecture and its charming crowd.

Visiting Havana today is popular and it is included as main destination for many Caribbean cruisers line. 

Our agency offers a special tour from Havana cruise terminal 

In this tour tourists can visit many areas in Havana city ...

Havana's old cars is like traveling in time machine

Havana's old cars is like traveling in time machine

Old cars and urban style in Cuba appear like traveling in time machine. There are more than 60,000 classic American cars in Cuba. Most of them remain with original parts, which are brought mainly from the US. These vehicles are locally known as “Yank Tank” or “maquinas”, you may find many around the country.

Among other brands you'll find Chevrolet, Ford, Buick, and in less quantity Cadillac, Mercury, Dodge, Oldsmobile, Pontiac, Chrysler and Plymouth; also some classic European automobiles like Opel, Citroën, and MG.

Classic American cars in Cuba use both diesel and gasoline as fuel and their ...
There are all kind of convertible cars in Havana

There are all kind of convertible cars in Havana

Cuban people are good making solutions. We transform or adapt any car in order to keep then working. There is a model of Fiat made in Poland, that Cubans call it as "Polsky". So, here you have a convertible version of this old car from the 80´s.

There are thousand of Fiat Polsky (Fiat type 126) in Cuba. Nowadays these are very popular because of they consume just a few gasoline (small engines). It may be a problem their limit room but Cuban people don't tend to be big size, so it is a comfortable car for the ...