Traverse Cuba from west to east, passing through colonial towns, mountain scenery and verdant countryside. Along the way, 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.
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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 and 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, El Morro
fortress and the Moncada barracks. 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)
Transfer to the airport and fly back to Havana.
Stay overnight in Havana. 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 fully escorted
throughout by a local tour manager from arrival
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
We recommend an extremely
flexible approach to booking a holiday and
travel in Cuba.
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 7808 6783 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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...
The Hotel America is located in the centre of Santa Clara, close to the Parque Vidal, and features 27 simple but comfortable air-conditioned rooms, a restaurant, bar 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...
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). The reception area and bar combine the old with the new and feature the original, exposed brick arches contrasting with minimalist Italian furniture.
Features: 63 rooms, restaurant, bar.
Room amenities: Telephone, television, minibar, safety box,...
Melia Cohiba Hotel is a superior modern property located in the entertainment district of Vedado overlooking the Malecon. The rooms have all modern facilities and most of them offer either partial or full ocean views. You can choose to dine in a variety of restaurants at the hotel or nearby, lounge at the freeform swimming pool or enjoy the bohemian atmosphere of the 1940s and 50s in the adjacent Habana Café.
Features: 1,472 rooms, 7 restaurants, 3 bars, swimming pool, fitness centre, Wi-Fi.
Room amenities: Air conditioning, television, safe, minibar, iron,...
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.
Extend your holiday to relax on a beautiful
white sandy beach, protected by extensive
coral reefs. The Paradisus Rio del Oro, one of
Cuba’s best all-inclusive resorts, is set on the
beachfront amid tropical gardens.
Travel by road to Esmeralda beach on the north
coast (approximately 4 hours) and stay for 3
nights at the Paradisus Rio del Oro. (B, L, D)
At leisure by the beach. (B, L, D)
Transfer to Holguín and fly to Havana. Stay
overnight in Havana. (B)
Fly to London with Virgin Atlantic. (B)
Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.
This tour can be booked / reserved online by clicking on one of the coloured links below.
JCI2017: 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 de Cuba
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...