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Best tour of the trip[

The car the house the history.....the guide. Amazing. We took the long awaited trip to Cuba back in... read more

Reviewed 28 June 2018
jboldt54
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Venice, Florida
Nelson is a great tour guide....knowledge, personality he has it all!

This is our second trip to Havana and second tour with Nelson. Last year we did a combo gangsters... read more

Reviewed 30 March 2018
gene
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Private tours in a 1959 Buick Invicta convertible are offered by Nelson Alburquerque, a former professor of the University of Havana. He specializes in tours of Finca Vigia, the Ernest Hemingway Museum, as well as Gangster Tours of Havana. All tours...more
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

The car the house the history.....the guide. Amazing. We took the long awaited trip to Cuba back in May. It seemed a good idea to visit Hemingways home, but little did we know we had found a guy, Nelson, who had such a love for...More

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Nelson A, Owner at The American Car Company, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2018

Thank you very much for your comment. It was a pleasure meeting you and taking you to Hemingway's home. I hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to Cuba soon!

Reviewed 30 March 2018

This is our second trip to Havana and second tour with Nelson. Last year we did a combo gangsters, Cojimar and city and this year we concentrated on Hemingway's home Finca Vigia and the areas around that home. Nelson responded to emails promptly and picked...More

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Nelson A, Owner at The American Car Company, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2018

So sorry for the belated response! Thank you very much for your kind review. It is always a pleasure for me to share Cuba and my passion for its history with visitors. Eddie and I hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back very...More

Reviewed 16 November 2017

This was an incredible introduction to Cuba on our first day. Nelson drove around Havana and included the fishing village where Ernest Hemingway had written "Old Man of the Sea" and the Hotel National to learn about the Havana mafia. Very informative and lots of...More

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Nelson A, Owner at The American Car Company, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2017

Dear Sarah, Thank you very much for taking the time to submit a review. I'm so glad that you enjoyed visiting Cojímar and Havana, and I'm especially happy that you liked my 1959 Buick Invicta--I'm very proud of it. I had a great time sharing...More

Reviewed 8 November 2017

We booked a tour with Nelson on short notice prior to arriving in Havana. He was extremely responsive and accommodating. We easily met him across from the port (we were on a cruise). The tour was informative and fun despite a bit of rain. We...More

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Nelson A, Owner at The American Car Company, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2017

Dear Elizabeth, I am very happy that you enjoyed our tour, and thank you very much for taking the time to submit a review. I do hope that you'll be able to return to Havana soon!

Reviewed 7 July 2017

I visited Cuba with my family and we had a wonderful time on the island, but our absolute highlight was the oldtimer-tour in Havanna with Nelson! This guy is smart, kind and he's got such profound knowledge of the history and culture of Cuba, it...More

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Nelson A, Owner at The American Car Company, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Dear Hendrik1909, thank you very much for taking the time to review American Car Company and for your very kind words. I am always happy to share Cuba's history and culture with the many guests who come here. We hope you'll be back to Cuba...More

Reviewed 25 June 2017

Nelson is fantastic! We were just in Cuba with our 4 kids and he made Hemingway come alive. The kids loved the convertible cars. Very fun and knowledgeable!

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Nelson A, Owner at The American Car Company, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Dear jodiwoffington, thank you very much for taking the time to review our tour. It was a pleasure to meet you and your family and to share Havana and Hemingway with you.

Reviewed 17 May 2017

This is a slightly belated review, as we took Nelson’s amazing Hemingway tour in January. I had read about Nelson on line but he was a bit difficult to find; all of the mentions I found were stellar but they left out contact information, and...More

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Nelson A, Owner at The American Car Company, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2017

Thank you very much, MC; I appreciate your having taken the trouble to find me and I do hope that it is easier now. I remember our Hemingway tour well--especially the lady who wanted to join us. Next time you're in Havana I hope you'll...More

Reviewed 15 May 2017

This Hemingway special was a great trip in an incredible car with the best possible driver and guide. More than that though, it was a deep dive into Cuban life and culture, with brilliant learning on history, literature, politics and much more. You come away...More

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Nelson A, Owner at The American Car Company, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2017

Thank you very much for your kind words. It is always a pleasure for me to share Cuba with visitors. I hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 29 April 2017

I spent 2 half-days with Nelson Alburquerque. First, the Hemingway tour in Eddie's lovely hot pink convertible, with period music playing from Nelson's USB stick. Too fun! In his previous Havana life, Nelson was a university professor. What a smart guy...and so animated. At the...More

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Nelson A, Manager at The American Car Company, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2017

Thank you very much, Lucia; I appreciate your taking the time to write such a nice review. I hope you'll be back in Cuba soon!

Reviewed 23 April 2017

We met Nelson in the morning and hopped into two wonderful convertible cars. Our destination was the Hemmingway House. Nelson was an incredible tour guide and host. Even our 17 year old daughter and 12 year old boy loved the adventure and his stories. Nelson...More

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Nelson A, Owner at The American Car Company, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2017

I am very glad that you and your family enjoyed the tour. Thank you for your kind words!

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