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Mummies, British defeat and local food

Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

Experience hosted by Gustavo

2.5 hours
Includes food, tickets
Up to 4 people
Hosted in English, Spanish

What you'll do

We will visit places that do not appear in the tourist guides, like the Guanche mummies and i will explain how the first residents of Tenerife lived, i will also speak about the defeat of Horatio Nelson in Tenerife and the cannon " El tigre" that left him one-armed. After the visit we will have lunch local food in a restaurant in la laguna . Tenerife is more than sun and beach, I will show it to you.
Other things to note
If you come by bus from the south, take the Titsa bus 111 or 110. If you come from the North go to the bus station of La Laguna and take the tram or Titsa bus line 015
We will visit places that do not appear in the tourist guides, like the Guanche mummies and i will explain how the first residents of Tenerife lived, i will also speak about the defeat of Horatio Nelson in Tenerife and the cannon " El tigre" that left him one-armed. After the visit we will have lunch local food in a restaurant in la laguna . Tenerife is more than sun and beach, I will show it to you.
Other things to note
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What's included

  • Food
    Local food in a restaurant
  • Tickets
    Museum tickets
From $106
/ person

Meet your host, Gustavo

Host on Airbnb since 2017
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I work as a tourist guide in Tenerife, I love to show tourists the historical part of the island its castles and museums, now I want to share my knowledge with you, because many visitors leave the island ignoring that Tenerife is not only beach and sun, but also has remarkable cultural patrimony .
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Where you'll be

We will visit a castle and a museum that, where I will show you the mummies of Los Guanches, I will also talk about the attempted invasion of the British admiral Horatio Nelson and how he was defeated and I will show you the cannon that left him one-armed in Tenerife, and in fact, he appears like that in his statue of london's trafalgar plaza, After the cultural visit we will have lunch local food in a restaurant in la laguna .
Wayne
March 2019
We had a wonderful Tenerife experience as Gustavo shared his passion and knowledge of the Island’s history. His selective visits at the museums told the story quickly while the chats while walking between museums covered current information about the people and their lifestyle, how we are different and yet have much in common. The modern tram ride to the local lunch was a bit long but the local experience was good. We met as strangers but parted as friends.
We had a wonderful Tenerife experience as Gustavo shared his passion and knowledge of the Island’s history. His selective visits at the museums told the story quickly while the cha…
Alex
March 2019
While Gustavo is a nice enough guy, his tour was not great. If you have an interest in military history and Nelson, you’ll probably want to visit the military museum, which you can do yourself for free. Beyond that the mummies are interesting but Gustavo didn’t share any more insight than you’d get at the museum. Lunch is a long way away and was sadly lacking the promised alcohol, which might have made it more palatable. All in all, a bit of a disappointment.
While Gustavo is a nice enough guy, his tour was not great. If you have an interest in military history and Nelson, you’ll probably want to visit the military museum, which you can…
Lethanya
December 2018
Gustavo was a great host for the tour and very informative with the history of Tenerife. It's a tour worth taking. Thanks again Gustavo for teaching us about the island you grew up in!!
Nigethan
December 2018
Gustavo was a very friendly and enthusiastic host. It was nice to explore the museum and the plaza with him as a guide, and we enjoyed trying out new foods at the restaurant for lunch. The downside for us was that we'd already spent a few days in La Laguna, and an afternoon in Santa Cruz already, so the tour didn't show us very much that was new, outside of the museum. If you have an interest in learning about the history of Tenerife, and want a guide for your first day in Santa Cruz, this tour might be worth checking out, but in hindsight, it perhaps wasn't the best choice for us.
Gustavo was a very friendly and enthusiastic host. It was nice to explore the museum and the plaza with him as a guide, and we enjoyed trying out new foods at the restaurant for lu…
Azeez
October 2018
Gustavo is great and was a pleasure to explore with for the experience. Expect to learn a lot about Tenerife's history. My favorite part was the meal, as we were able to experience the food like a local. The food choices were delicious. I recommend to anyone wanting to learn the history of Tenerife in a 3 hour slot...a great way to experience the city.
Gustavo is great and was a pleasure to explore with for the experience. Expect to learn a lot about Tenerife's history. My favorite part was the meal, as we were able to experience…
Clara
October 2018
Gustavo es una persona muy agradable y positiva. Nos enseñó sobre la ciudad y estaba abierto a responder cualquier pregunta. Lo que más aprecié fue el sitio típico al que nos llevó a comer, con comida tradicional canaria.

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    Cancellation policy

    Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

    Guest requirements

    Up to 4 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

    Alcohol

    This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

    What to bring

    comfortable clothes