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.
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Fly to Havana with Virgin Atlantic. Transfer to
Old Havana for a 2-night stay at the historical
Hotel Sevilla. (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 at the Hotel Los Jazmines (or
similar) 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 1 night at the Hotel America (or similar). (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 for 1 night. (B)
Full-day journey east to Santiago de Cuba,
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. Stay for 2 nights
at the Meliá Santiago. (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 La Casa de
la Trova. (B, L)
Transfer to the airport and fly back to Havana.
Stay overnight at Hotel Sevilla. Optional
evening music performance by Legendarios del
Morning at leisure or optional panoramic ride in
a classic American car. Afternoon transfer to the
airport and fly to London with Virgin. (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 some basic
accommodation and longer road journeys.
The casas particulares are private bed and
breakfast-style accommodation and standards
may vary. Hotels are subject to change at short
notice and will be reconfirmed with your final
Tourist infrastructure in Cuba
cannot be compared with that of 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.
This itinerary 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 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 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,...
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.
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 at Hotel Sevilla. (B)
Day at leisure. Evening flight to London with
Virgin Atlantic. (B)
(B) = Breakfast, (L) = Lunch, (D) = Dinner, (N) = No Meals
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.
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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...