Summary


Enliven the senses on this overland journey through Cuba with its blend of colours flavours aromas and sounds. Discover the faded colonial grandeurof Havana and Trinidad the delightful rolling countryside with its tobacco and coffee ...
 

Trip detail


Trip Summary

12 Days / 10Nights

Day by Day Trip

  • Day 1 – To Havana: - Fly to Havana with Virgin Atlantic. Transfer to the Iberostar Parque Central for 3 nights. (N)
  • Day 2 – Havana: - Morning walking tour of old Havana, including the Camera Obscura and a stop at El Floridita, home of the daiquiri cocktail. Afternoon panoramic tour in a classic American car, visiting Revolution Square and the rum museum (B, L)
  • Day 3 – Havana: - Day at leisure to stroll along old Havana’s cobbled streets, perhaps relax by the rooftop pool or take optional visits to the Bellas Artes Museum, Hemingway’s Museum or the Revolution Museum. (B)
  • Day 4 – To Las Terrazas: - In the morning, drive to Las Terrazas in the western province of Pinar del Rio. Established as a sustainable environmental and development project, Las Terrazas provides an ideal introduction to Cuba’s countryside life and landscapes. Visit to the local community and the partially restored 19th-century coffee estate and stay 2 nights at La Moka Hotel. (B, L, D)
  • Day 5 – Viñales: - Full-day tour of the beautiful Viñales valley, its tobacco plantations and rounded limestone hills. Visit a cigar factory and take a boat ride through the Indian Cave. Return to La Moka Hotel. (B, L)
  • Day 6 – To Cienfuegos: - Travel to Cienfuegos via the Peninsula de Zapata. Take a boat trip through the mangroves and drive past Playa Girón, site of the 1961 invasion. Continue to the small city of Cienfuegos, with its distinct French influence. Enjoy dinner at Cienfuegos Yacht Club and stay for 2 nights at La Union Hotel. (B, L, D)
  • Day 7 – Cienfuegos: - Morning tour of the city, known as the “Pearl of the South”, and visit the Cienfuegos botanical gardens. Afternoon at leisure or take optional excursions. (B)
  • Day 8 – To Trinidad: - Morning drive to Trinidad for a walking tour of the town, including the Romantic Museum or Cantero Museum and a visit to Casa de la Musica. Founded in 1514, Trinidad contains beautifully preserved colonial buildings, with hardly a trace of 20th-century architecture. Stay for 2 nights at the Iberostar Grand Hotel, a restored colonial building in the heart of the old town. (B)
  • Day 9 – Trinidad: - Morning tour of the Valley of the Sugar Mills, dotted with ruins of large former sugar plantations. Visit the watchtower of the Manaca Iznaga plantation, a reminder of Cuba’s colonisation and slave trade, then have lunch before returning to Trinidad. Afternoon at leisure. (B, L)
  • Day 10 – To Santa Clara & Havana: - Morning drive to historic Santa Clara, the site of the turning point in the Cuban revolution and see Che Guevara’s museum and mausoleum. After lunch, continue to Havana for 1 night at the Iberostar Parque Central. Optional evening music performance. (B, L)
  • Day 11 – To London: - Afternoon transfer to the airport. Fly to London with Virgin Atlantic. (B)
  • Day 12 – London: - Early morning arrival. (N)
  • Meal basis: - As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
  • Superior Tour Inclusions: - This tour is fully escorted from Havana, back to Havana. It runs as an exclusive small group with a maximum of 16-18 passengers, and includes some of the best accomodation available. La Moka and La Union are very simple hotels.
  • Travel in Cuba: - Tourist infrastructure in Cuba cannot be compared with that in most Latin American countries as the standard of service can be erratic, road journeys can take longer than anticipated and dining options are often limited. However, we feel that any deficiencies are more than compensated for by Cuba’s culture and scenery and recommend a flexible approach to travel when visiting the country. Hotels are subject to change at short notice and will be reconfirmed in your final documentation.
  • *Extension upgrade: - It is possible to upgrade to Ocean View rooms at the Melia Cayo Santa Maria / Melia Buenavista from £85 pp.
  • Private Journeys: - Prices for Private Journeys shown in the price table are not valid during Easter, Christmas and New Year.
 
Guide price per person,

What's Included
• 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

 

Prices start from £2,095
 
Holiday Name : Splendours of Cuba 
Reference : CK

 

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