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Take a tour beyond Cuba's idyllic Caribbean beaches and explore its rich terrain, vibrant cities and old historic towns with this 12-day tour of Cuba's colourful heritage. This outstanding tour combines the best of both city and countryside from the rolling Cuban hills, coffee plantations and beautiful national parks to colonial cities steeped in history.
- 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
- Direct flights with Virgin Atlantic
- Explore colonial Trinidad
- Take a ride in a classic American car & walk around old Havana
- Experience countryside life at Las Terrazas community
- Gain an insight into the revolution at Che Guevara’s Museum
- Small group size - maximum 21 people
Day 1: Fly to Havana
Flying with Virgin Atlantic, arrive at your Havana hotel for 3 nights.
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. Enjoy spectacular 360-degree views of the city at the Camera Obscura and pay a visit to the El Floridita bar – home of the daiquiri cocktail. End the day cruising in style behind the wheel of a classic America car. Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 3: Havana
Take a wander down Cuba's busy effervescent streets, taking optional visits to Cuba's many museums.
Day 4: To Las Terrazas
A sharp contrast to the hustle and bustle of the city, next up on the tour, a visit to the lush greenery of the Cuban countryside. Under Unesco protection, Las Terrazas is a diverse eco-village home to a myriad of wildlife and the earliest surviving coffee plantations in Cuba. Stay 2 nights in the heart of the forested hills at the La Moka Hotel. Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 5 Viñales
Continue to ViÃ±ales valley for a full-day tour of this beautiful national park. See traditional agricultural practices in action with its many tobacco plantations. Hop on board a boat ready to descend into the labyrinthine of cave systems snaking beneath this striking landscape and visit the cigar factory. Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 6 To Cienfuegos via the Peninsula de Zapata
Onto the southern coast of Cuba to Cienfuegos via the Peninsula de Zapata for a 2-night stay. Take a boat trip through the vast swamps of the southern Matanzas, past the Playa GirÃ³n, the landing site of the Bay of Pigs invasion of 1961. Continue to Cienfuegos and end the day with a delicious dinner at a privately run paladar. Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 7 Cienfuegos
Nicknamed “The Pearl of the South”, this charming, picturesque city sits right on the waterfront overlooking the beautiful natural bay. Explore the Cienfuegos botanical gardens, one of Cuba's biggest botanical gardens and home to over 1,500 species of Caribbean flora. Spend the afternoon at leisure exploring this nautical town further with optional excursions. Meals Included: Breakfast
Day 8: Trinidad
As one of the best-preserved cities in the Caribbean, Trinidad will delight history enthusiasts! A UNESCO World Heritage site, you'll find perfectly preserved Spanish colonial buildings, beautiful churches and museums as you take a walking tour exploring the oldest part of the city. Stay 2 nights in the heart of the old town. Meals Included: Breakfast
Day 9: Valley of the Sugar Mills
Start the day with a morning tour of the Valley of the Sugar Mills. Stretching over 7 miles, these plantations were once the centre for the nation's sugar production. For stunning views of the valleys and rolling countryside, visit the watchtower of the Manaca Iznaga plantation. Stop for a spot of lunch before returning back to Trinidad to spend the afternoon at leisure.
Day 10: To Havana via Santa Clara
Next stop on the tour, a visit to the historic Santa Clara. Considered Cuba's most popular revolutionary city, explore the many museums including the Che Guevara's museum and mausoleum. After lunch, travel back to Havana and enjoy an optional music performance. Meals Included: Breakfast & Lunch
Day 11: Fly to London
It's time to say goodbye to the splendours of this vibrant Island as you embark on your Virgin Atlantic plane back to London. Meals Included: Breakfast
Day 12: London
Early morning arrival back.
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.
Hotel Santa Isabel, Havana
Hotel Santa Isabel is a former colonial mansion that was originally converted into a hotel more than 100 years ago. Located at the Plaza de Armas, just metres from the square where the village of San Cristobal de Havana was founded, it offers sweeping views of architectural monuments like the Palace of the Captain Generals and the Christ statue across Havana's Bay.
Hotel Telegrafo, Havana
The Hotel Telegrafo is located within walking distance of all the main sights of Old Havana and is surrounded by numerous well-known buildings, such as the Capitol, the Garcia Lorca theatre and the Museum of Modern Arts. It has been a celebrated Havana institution since 1888 and had Cuba's only telegraphic cable in the early 20th century (hence the name).
Iberostar Parque Central, Havana
The Iberostar Parque Central is located within walking distance of all the main sights of Old Havana and is surrounded by numerous celebrated buildings, such as the Capitol, the Garcia Lorca theatre and the Museum of Modern Arts. The main building, decorated in colonial style, offers classic rooms and is connected through an internal passage to a more contemporary tower wing. A choice of Classic or Contemporary room can be requested, but the hotel is unable to confirm a specific room prior to your arrival.
La Moka Hotel, Las Terrazas
La Moka Hotel is a simple hotel set amid the forested hills of Las Terrazas. It features 42 air conditioned rooms, a multi-tiered atrium lobby built around a large tree, a restaurant and a small bar with beautiful views over the valley. Features: Restaurant, bar, garden, swimming pool, television room.
Melia San Carlos, Cienfuegos
The Melia San Carlos is located in the historic centre of Cienfuegos, less than a 5-minute walk from the main plaza. The hotel has retained its original 1920s facade, but the interior has been stylishly refurbished with a contemporary monochrome decor. Guestrooms are spacious and elegantly furnished, with views of either the city or inner courtyards of the hotel. The restaurant serves a range of local and international cuisine and is located on the top floor of the hotel so guests can enjoy beautiful views over the city.
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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