Cuba is changing fast, so this is a great time to visit while its exotic and distinctive style remains. Discover faded colonial grandeur in Havana and Trinidad, delightful rolling countryside, tobacco and coffee plantations, the historical sites of the revolution and the ever-present rhythms of the son and mambo styles of music.
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Fly from London (regional connections available)
to Havana with Virgin Atlantic. Transfer to your
accommodation for 3 nights. (N)
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 at leisure to stroll along old Havana’s cobbled
streets or take optional visits to the Bellas
Artes Museum, Hemingway’s Museum or the
Revolution Museum. (B)
In the morning, drive to Las Terrazas in the
western province of Pinar del Rio for a stay
of 2 nights. Established as a sustainable
environmental and development project, Las
Terrazas provides an ideal introduction to Cuba’s
countryside life and landscapes. Visit the local
community and the partially restored
19th-century coffee estate. (B, L, D)
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. (B, L)
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, for an overnight stay.
(B, L, D)
Morning tour of Cienfuegos, known as the ‘Pearl
of the South’, and visit the Cienfuegos botanical
gardens. Afternoon transfer to Trinidad for a
3-night stay in the heart of the old town and
dinner at a privately run paladar. (B, D)
Morning 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 well-preserved colonial buildings
with hardly a trace of 20th-century architecture.
Afternoon at leisure or take optional excursions. (B)
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)
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 a final night.
Optional evening music performance. (B, L)
Transfer to the airport. Fly to London with Virgin
Atlantic and arrive the following day. (B)
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 features a combination
of simple and good standard hotels and casas
particulares, which are simple 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.
We recommend an extremely
flexible approach to booking a holiday and travel
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 email@example.com
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...
Hotel La Jagua is situated on the seafront in the Punta Gorda area of Cienfuegos. This modern property features panoramic views of the sea and bay and is steps away from the famous restaurant Palacio de Valle.
Features: 149 rooms, restaurant, bar, swimming pool.
Room amenities: Air conditioning, television, safe,...
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,...
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.
Room Amenities: Air conditioning, television, minibar, phone,...
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,...
Palacio Azul (The Blue Palace), once a residence of a wealthy tobacco baron, is a small colonial style hotel located next to Cienfuegos Yacht Club and not far from the city centre. Its seven simple but comfortable rooms are named after flowers and feature high ceilings, originally tiled floors and antique-style furniture. The hotel has limited facilities, but has a small restaurant and lobby...
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.
At the end of your tour, relax on a white sandy
cay off Cuba’s north coast. Hotel options
include the Meliá Cayo Santa Maria, an
all-inclusive property with a range of leisure
facilities, and the first-class secluded Meliá
Buenavista, an adults-only resort set apart
from the rest of the hotels.
After visiting Santa Clara, continue to Cayo Santa
Maria and stay 4 nights at the Meliá Cayo Santa
Maria* / Meliá Buenavista.* (B, L, D)
At leisure to relax by the beach. (B, L, D)
Drive to Havana and stay overnight. (B)
Transfer to the airport and fly to London with
Virgin Atlantic. (B)
It is possible to upgrade to
ocean-view rooms at the Meliá Cayo Santa Maria
/ Meliá Buenavista from £95 per person.
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.
CUI2017: 10 Nights
Difficult to choose! Seeing the beautiful colonial buildings, some beautifully retsored and others, often still inhabited, crumbling around us. Also, visiting the Monumento Ernesto Che Guervara and hearing the passion in our guide's voice as she explained about the battle of Santa Clara. My husband would say the old cars! Mrs Jane Jowitt
Havana was founded in 1519 as an assembly point for ships taking silver to...
Established as a sustainable rural development project in 1994, Las...
Trinidad was founded in 1518 by Diego Velazquez as a base for expeditions...