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Cox & Kings A Journey Through Cuba
from £2295 pp
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  • Location
    Cuba , Caribbean & Mexico
  • Board Basis
    Selected Meals Included
  • Duration
    13 days
  • Holiday Type
    Escorted Tours
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Take a tour through one of the Caribbean's most diverse islands renowned for its colonial towns, idyllic beaches and beautiful rural countryside. On this 13-day journey through Cuba, you'll explore some of the nation's most celebrated sites. From the colourful and vibrant city of Havana to the serene, picturesque town of Cienfuegos, your journey from west to east will take you to traditional settlements, unspoilt valleys and working plantations for a fascinating insight into the everyday life of the locals.

What's Included
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  • International flights (and domestic flights if applicable) 
  • UK departure and overseas airport taxes
  • Accommodation, Itinerary & meal basis as described 
  • Local Transfers in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Fully escorted by an English-speaking guide throughout
  • Entrance fees unless otherwise stated
Tour Highlights
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  • Direct flights with Virgin Atlantic
  • Experience Viñales valley’s fascinating landscapes and tobacco plantations
  • Glimpse into eastern Cuba’s history, culture and mountain scenery
  • Visit the Che Guevara & Revolution museums
  • Stay at an atmospheric casa particular for a genuine insight into the Cuban way of life
  • Small group size - maximum 20 people
Tour Itinerary
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Day 1: Fly to Havana

Start your journey with a flight to Havana with Virgin Atlantic for a 2-night stay at the Hotel Sevilla. 

Day 2: Havana

Start your tour in the heart of Cuba's colourful capital city. Enjoy a walking tour of a Caribbean city rich in culture from the lively residents to the colonial Spanish architecture. Visit the Plaza de Armas, one of the oldest squares in Havana. Meals Included: Breakfast.

Day 3: To Viñales

Visit the Viñales valley, a beautiful national park surrounded by lush greenery and beautiful limestone formations. See traditional agricultural practices in action with its many tobacco plantations. Stay at the Hotel Los Jazmines (or similar) for 2 nights. Meals Included: Breakfast & 

Day 4 Viñales

Spend the day at leisure exploring this traditional settlement which occupies one of Cuba's most beautiful stretches of countryside. Enjoy the stunning views or maybe hop on board a boat ready to descend into the labyrinthine of cave systems snaking beneath this striking landscape or enjoy an optional visit the cigar factory. Meals Included: Breakfast.

Day 5 To Santa Clara

Next up on the tour, Cuba's most popular revolutionary city, Santa Clara. Enjoy a panoramic tour of the city's famous landmarks including the main square and its neoclassical architecture. Meals Included: Breakfast.

Day 6: Trinidad via Cienfuegos

Start the day with a morning visit to the Che Guevara's Museum, the famous revolutionary who won the final battle of the Cuban revolution in Santa Clara. Next drive to the picturesque, French-colonial town of Cienfuegos. Nicknamed “The Pear of the South”, this charming town sits right of the waterfront overlooking the beautiful bay. Continue on to one of the oldest cities in Cuba, Trinidad for a 2-night stay in a casa for a taste of Cuban culture. Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 7: Trinidad

A city to delight history enthusiasts, Trinidad is one of the best-preserved cities in the Caribbean. Spend the morning with a walking tour of the colonial centre with its beautiful churches and museums and pay a visit to La Canchanchara for live, authentic Cuban music and their famous house cocktail. Meals Included: Breakfast.

Day 8 To Camagüey via Valley of the Sugar Mills

Visit the Valley of the Sugar Mills en-route to Camagüey. Stretching over 7 miles, these plantations were once the centre for the nation's sugar production. Take in the rural beauty of the rolling Cuban countryside before driving on to Camagüey (5-6 hours). Explore the city's hidden plazas and ornate churches tucked away within its long winding streets. Meals Included: Breakfast.

Day 9: To Santiago de Cuba via Bayamo & El Cobre

Travel east on a full-day journey to Santiago de Cuba. Stop off at El Cobre church, one of the country's most famous churches nested among the rolling hills in the foothills of Sierra MÅstra. Stay 2 nights at the Meliá Santiago Hotel. 

Day 10: Santiago de Cuba

Spend the day exploring the former capital of Cuba. A city rich in history with its well preserved French colonial architecture, impressive fortress and military barracks. In the afternoon, visit the Gran Piedra and the wild, untamed mountains of Sierra Maestra, marvelling at the breath-taking scenery stretching along the southern coast of the island. In the evening, you may choose to take an optional visit to La Casa de la Trova, a haven for musicians. Meals Included: Breakfast & Lunch 

Day 11: Fly to Havana

Fly back to Havana for an overnight stay at Hotel Sevilla. Later that evening watch a music performance by Legendarios del Guajirito. Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 12: Fly to London

Spend the morning at leisure taking in your last sights of Havana with an optional ride in style in a classic American car through the city. In the afternoon, transfer to the airport for your flight back into London with Virgin Atlantic. Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 13: London

Early arrival back into London.

Accommodation
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Casa Particular, Trinidad 

Casas particulares are privately run bed and breakfast-style accommodation ranging from old colonial buildings to rustic and simple local houses that provide a genuine insight into the Cuban way of life. These charming small properties feature homely rooms with en suite facilities, and the continental breakfast is often prepared by the owners. 

Gran Hotel, Camaguey

Dating back to 1939, the Gran Hotel is ideally situated on a pedestrianised street in the heart of Camaguey. Rooms feature tiled floors and dark wooden antique furnishings. The property has a colonial courtyard with tropical foliage and a restaurant serving international cuisine. Features: 72 rooms, restaurant, bar, cafe, courtyard, rooftop terrace, swimming pool. 

Hotel Camaguey, Camaguey

Hotel Camaguey is a modern hotel located 10 minutes' drive from the centre of the city. The hotel offers 142 simple, air-conditioned rooms, a restaurant, bar and swimming pool.

Hotel La Ermita, Vinales

Hotel La Ermita is located on a hillside and has beautiful views of the Viñales valley and tobacco fields. The simple rooms have air conditioning and a balcony or terrace, and the hotel offers a range of guided walks and eco-tours around the valley.

Hotel Los Caneyes, Santa Clara

Hotel los Caneyes is situated in a quiet location, just a few kilometres from the centre of Santa Clara. Surrounded by eucalyptus, coconut and palm trees, the 96 simple but comfortable rooms with private bathrooms and air conditioning are distributed throughout a number of thatched cottages, designed to resemble the style of an indigenous Taino village

Hotel Los Jazmines, Vinales

Hotel Los Jazmines is located 2km from Viñales and offers simple accommodation and beautiful views over the Viñales valley and tobacco plantations from its hilltop setting. The hotel tour desk can arrange guided walks around the valley and birdwatching tours.

Hotel Rancho San Vicente, Vinales

Hotel Rancho San Vicente is located only 5 km from the village of Viñales and close to the entrance of the Indian Cave. The hotel offers simple air-conditioned rooms in bungalows scattered throughout the gardens. There is a restaurant, bar and a swimming pool.

Hotel Sevilla, Havana

The historic Hotel Sevilla is located just off the Paseo del Prado and is a short walk from both the oceanfront Malecón promenade and the sites of colonial old Havana. Dating from the early 20th century, the Hotel Sevilla was a popular meeting place for Cuban high society and the spacious lobby features live traditional Cuban music. The hotel offers 178 simple but comfortable air-conditioned rooms, three bars and a roof top restaurant offering panoramic views of the city.

Melia Santiago de Cuba, Santiago De Cuba

The Melia Santiago de Cuba is a modern hotel situated close to the city centre. Rooms are well-appointed with traditional furnishings and have garden or city views. There is a wide range of facilities with a choice of restaurants serving Cuban and international cuisine and bars including a rooftop bar that offers night-time views of the city. Features: 302 rooms, 4 restaurants, 4 bars, swimming pool, gym, Wi-Fi.

Price Information
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Please note, prices listed are guide prices only and are based on 2 people sharing and don't include any additional supplements. Holiday prices are fluid and dynamic and may be changed at a moment's notice, prior to booking, at which point they are confirmed. Please call the team free on 0800 707 6229 for more departure dates available and a quote. 

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