Havana beyond the gunshot of 9:00

Cuba is a land with many rich and authentic traditions, some of which have existed for centuries, what transforms it into an ideal destination for educational tours in Cuba. At 9 o’clock pm, a part of the Old Havana is shaken by the sound of a canyon shot from the fortress of San Charles of the Chamber. The ceremony is carried out by a squadron of soldiers dressed in red and gold yellow of the Spanish colonial army. They go toward the canyon, they load it with gunpowder and they fired it. This beautiful and historical ceremony takes place now every day in front of many tourists. However, it was a real military procedure that announced the opening and the closing of the doors of the city wall.  

The program:  

Pick up at the cruises terminal of Havana in the morning.  

City tour of Old Havana, declared World Heritage by the UNESCO in 1982 (Arms Square, Cathedral Square, Square of San Francis of Assisi, Hotel and Bar Hemingway).  

Free time (we could visit the crafts market).  

Lunch time (It is optional, thus is not included in the price).  

Travel by the new Havana (trying to cover most part of it from the car, because it is not a short distance, mainly Vedado and Miramar).  

Stop at the Revolution Square.

Stop at the Havana Capitol.  

Dinner time (It is optional, not included in the price).  

Visit to the Fortress to enjoy the ceremony: The Gunshot of nine (the shot of the canyon at 9 o’clock).  

Return to the cruises terminal of Havana.  


Private transport round trip from the Havana cruises terminal!  

Private transport with air conditioning, license and totally save!  

Certified private driver/guide, English spoken for 6 hours!  

Private and affordable tour around Havana with a driver/guide in a classic American car of the 50’s decade!  

Tickets for the ceremony  

You schedule the day like you want!  

Payment: Cash only to pay at the end of the trip.  

Meeting point: the tourist guide will meet with you outside of the cruises terminal of Havana, crossing the street of the square of San Francis of Assisi, next to the Fountain of the Lions, in front of the port.  

Keep in mind that this and all our trips in Havana are adjusted to the rules imposed by the government of the United States to travel to Cuba. Our excursions are guided by a private company with license and they apply for the category of visa of “educational tours”. 

This excursion is perfectly legal to book and to do.