Travelling through verdant countryside
and captivating mountain scenery, this
comprehensive journey traverses Cuba
from west to east. Explore historic cities
and colonial towns, learn about the
Cuban revolution and its legacy, and soak
up Afro-Cuban culture and music. The
long but rewarding drives through the
interior provide a rare glimpse into the
everyday life of this unique destination.
View special offer below
View more climate information & imperial units
Fly from London (regional connections available) to Havana with Virgin Atlantic. Transfer to your hotel for 2 nights. (N)
Morning walking tour of the old town including the Plaza de Armas, the oldest square in Havana and the Revolution Museum. (B)
Full-day visit to the Viñales valley, a traditional tobacco-growing area with beautiful limestone formations. Stay for 2 nights. (B, L)
Day at leisure to enjoy the views or take walks in the surrounding countryside. (B)
Drive to the town of Santa Clara, whose historic revolutionary attack led to the surrender of the dictatorship. Take a panoramic city tour and stay overnight. (B)
Morning visit to Che Guevara’s Museum before driving to the French-colonial town of Cienfuegos for a city tour. Continue to Trinidad, one of the oldest cities in Cuba, and stay for 2 nights at a casa particular for a unique experience of Cuban culture. (B, L, D)
Morning walking tour of the colonial centre including a visit to La Canchanchara to hear live Cuban music. Afternoon at leisure. (B)
Visit the ruins of former sugar plantations in the Valley of the Sugar Mills and drive on to Camagüey (5-6 hours). Take a short tour of its winding streets, built to deter pirate attacks, and stay overnight. (B)
Full-day journey east to Santiago de Cuba for a 2-night stay, visiting Bayamo and El Cobre church, Cuba’s most important shrine, en route. Santiago de Cuba is the island’s first capital and birthplace of Afro-Cuban culture and music. (B, L)
Morning tour of the historical centre and El Morro fortress. In the afternoon, visit the Gran Piedra and see the spectacular scenery of the Sierra Maestra mountains. Optional evening visit to Casa de la Trova. (B, L)
Visit Diego Velázquez house and the Moncada barracks, then transfer to the airport. Fly back to Havana for an overnight stay. Optional evening music performance. (B)
Morning at leisure or optional panoramic ride in a classic American car. Afternoon transfer to the airport and fly to London with Virgin Atlantic. (B)
Early morning arrival. (N)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour is better suited to the hardier traveller as it includes longer road journeys and a combination of simple hotels and casas particulares, which are private bed and breakfaststyle accommodations that allow for an authentic insight into the Cuban way of life. Cuba combines increasing popularity with very limited good quality hotel options and the properties we use may vary from departure to departure. The specific accommodation for each departure as well as the exact order of your itinerary will be confirmed in the final travel documents.
We recommend an extremely flexible approach to booking a holiday and travel in Cuba.
This tour is fully escorted throughout by a local tour manager from arrival in Havana.
This tour is better suited to the hardier traveller as it includes longer road journeys and a combination of simple hotels and casas particulares, which are private bed and breakfast-style accommodations that allow for an authentic insight into the Cuban way of life. Cuba combines increasing popularity with very limited good quality hotel options and the properties we use may vary from departure to departure. The specific accommodation for each departure as well as the exact order of your itinerary will be confirmed in the final travel documents.
This itinerary can be taken privately on a date that suits you, for which guideline prices are shown. Alternatively, it can be tailored to your exact requirements. Please call 020 3627 3097 or email Info@CoxandKings.co.uk.
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. It may be possible to arrange other meals and drinks on request and at an extra charge. Cox & Kings works with a selection of casas (standards may vary) and will choose one for your...
Situated in the colonial heart of Camaguey, the Gran Hotel is a simple hotel with 77 air-conditioned rooms, a rooftop restaurant with views over the city and a small swimming...
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...
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.
Features: 62 rooms, restaurant, bar, swimming pool, tennis court.Room amenities: Air conditioning, television,...
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. Facilities here include a bar, buffet restaurant, outdoor pool and...
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.
Features: 36 rooms, restaurant, bar, swimming pool. Room amenities: Air conditioning, television,...
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...
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. There is also a large freeform outdoor swimming pool and a fitness...
The Melia Santiago de Cuba is a large modern hotel situated close to the centre of the city. The 298 air-conditioned rooms all have garden or city views and there is a good range of facilities including three swimming pools and a choice of four restaurants and...
Regional air connections are available from within the UK. Please contact your travel consultant for current prices from your nearest city.
We can also arrange flights from overseas, simply give us a call to find out more.
If you choose to take the tour without flights arranged through Cox & Kings, please contact one of our travel consultants prior to booking the flights to ensure that you are aware of the tour timings and all the implications of not booking through us. We strongly advise you not to book flights independently of Cox & Kings if significant charges would apply in case of cancellation.
Flight details may be subject to change prior to departure.
This tour can be booked / reserved online by clicking on one of the coloured links below.
JCI2018: 11 Nights
Too many to mention. Loved the whole tour. Great informative guide, well planned, great sights and music. Ms Angela Mindel
Havana was founded in 1519 as an assembly point for ships taking silver to...
Santiago is Cuba's second city, and the birthplace of Afro-Cuban...
Trinidad was founded in 1518 by Diego Velazquez as a base for expeditions...