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Lead Price
From £2595pp
Duration
11 days & 9 nights
Itinerary Type
Group Tour
Holiday Type
General Interest
Tour Highlights

Splendours of Cuba

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
Dates and prices

Itinerary

YEAR:
DAY 1: Fly to Havana
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Fly to Havana

Fly from London (regional connections available) to Havana via Paris. Transfer to the Royalton Habana Paseo del Prado for 2 nights. (N) Meal basis: As per itinerary - B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

Accommodation: Royalton Habana Paseo del Prado
DAY 2: Havana
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Havana

Morning walking tour of Old Havana with a stop at El Floridita, home of the daiquiri cocktail. Welcome lunch at a characterful paladar and afternoon panoramic tour in a classic American car, visiting Revolution Square and a rum museum. (B, L)

Accommodation: Royalton Habana Paseo del Prado
DAY 3: Las Terrazas
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Las Terrazas

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)

Accommodation: La Moka Hotel
DAY 4: Viñales
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Viñales

Full-day tour of the beautiful Viñales Valley with its rounded limestone hills. Visit a tobacco plantation and take a boat ride through the Indian Cave. (B, L)

Accommodation: La Moka Hotel
DAY 5: Peninsula de Zapata - Cienfuegos
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Peninsula de Zapata - 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, for 1 night. (B, L, D)

Accommodation: Meliá San Carlos
DAY 6: Cienfuegos - Trinidad
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Cienfuegos - Trinidad

Morning tour of Cienfuegos, known as the ‘Pearl of the South’, and visit the Cienfuegos botanical gardens. Afternoon transfer to Trinidad for a 2-night stay in a casa particular in the heart of the old town. Dine this evening at a privately run paladar (small restaurant). (B, D)

Accommodation: Casa Particular Trinidad
DAY 7: Trinidad
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Trinidad

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. In the afternoon, drive to the Valley of the Sugar Mills, dotted with ruins of large former sugar plantations and visit the Manaca Iznaga watchtower, a reminder of Cuba’s slave trade and colonisation. (B, L)

Accommodation: Casa Particular Trinidad
DAY 8: Santa Clara - Havana
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Santa Clara - Havana

Morning drive to Santa Clara, the site of the turning point in the Cuban revolution, and see Che Guevara’s museum and mausoleum. After a farewell lunch, continue to Havana for 2 nights at the Royalton Habana Paseo del Prado. Optional evening music performance. (B, L)

Accommodation: Royalton Habana Paseo del Prado
DAY 9: Havana
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Havana

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)

Accommodation: Royalton Habana Paseo del Prado
DAY 10: Fly to London
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Fly to London

Overnight flight to London via Paris, arriving the following day. (B)

DAY 11: Arrive London
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Arrive London

Arrive in London (N).


Meal basis: As per itinerary - B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

DAY 1: Fly to Havana
- +

Fly to Havana

Fly from London (regional connections available) to Havana via Paris. Transfer to the Royalton Habana Paseo del Prado for 2 nights. (N) Meal basis: As per itinerary - B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

Accommodation: Royalton Habana Paseo del Prado
DAY 2: Havana
- +

Havana

Morning walking tour of Old Havana with a stop at El Floridita, home of the daiquiri cocktail. Welcome lunch at a characterful paladar and afternoon panoramic tour in a classic American car, visiting Revolution Square and a rum museum. (B, L)

Accommodation: Royalton Habana Paseo del Prado
DAY 3: Las Terrazas
- +

Las Terrazas

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)

Accommodation: La Moka Hotel
DAY 4: Viñales
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Viñales

Full-day tour of the beautiful Viñales Valley with its rounded limestone hills. Visit a tobacco plantation and take a boat ride through the Indian Cave. (B, L)

Accommodation: La Moka Hotel
DAY 5: Peninsula de Zapata - Cienfuegos
- +

Peninsula de Zapata - 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, for 1 night. (B, L, D)

Accommodation: Meliá San Carlos
DAY 6: Cienfuegos - Trinidad
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Cienfuegos - Trinidad

Morning tour of Cienfuegos, known as the ‘Pearl of the South’, and visit the Cienfuegos botanical gardens. Afternoon transfer to Trinidad for a 2-night stay in a casa particular in the heart of the old town. Dine this evening at a privately run paladar (small restaurant). (B, D)

Accommodation: Casa Particular Trinidad
DAY 7: Trinidad
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Trinidad

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. In the afternoon, drive to the Valley of the Sugar Mills, dotted with ruins of large former sugar plantations and visit the Manaca Iznaga watchtower, a reminder of Cuba’s slave trade and colonisation. (B, L)

Accommodation: Casa Particular Trinidad
DAY 8: Santa Clara - Havana
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Santa Clara - Havana

Morning drive to Santa Clara, the site of the turning point in the Cuban revolution, and see Che Guevara’s museum and mausoleum. After a farewell lunch, continue to Havana for 2 nights at the Royalton Habana Paseo del Prado. Optional evening music performance. (B, L)

Accommodation: Royalton Habana Paseo del Prado
DAY 9: Havana
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Havana

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)

Accommodation: Royalton Habana Paseo del Prado
DAY 10: Fly to London
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Fly to London

Overnight flight to London via Paris, arriving the following day. (B)

DAY 11: Arrive London
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Arrive London

Arrive in London (N).


Meal basis: As per itinerary - B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

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The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Take a ride in a classic American car & stroll around old Havana
  • Dine at privately run paladar restaurants 
  • Experience rural life at Las Terrazas community
  • Gain an insight into the revolution at Che Guevara’s Museum

Important information

Accommodation
This tour features a combination of simple, good standard and superior 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 your final travel documents.
Travel in Cuba
We recommend an extremely flexible approach to booking a holiday and travel in Cuba. The extended Oriente departures are better suited to the hardier traveller due to longer road drives.
Private & tailor-made travel
This itinerary can be taken privately on a date that suits you. Alternatively, it can be tailored to your exact requirements. So, should you want to spend longer in a particular location, or add another experience or destination, we can make all the arrangements for you. Please contact our travel specialists for guideline prices.
Guaranteed departures
Where a tour date shows ‘Guaranteed departure’, this tour is guaranteed to run. For all other departure dates, once the minimum number of people booked has been reached, this tour is also guaranteed to run. Our sales consultants will be able to advise how many people are booked for your chosen date at the time of enquiry, giving you the confidence to book safe in the knowledge your tour will go ahead.
Dates and prices
Unless otherwise stated, the tour prices and upgrade supplements are all per person in pound sterling, based on two people sharing a twin/double room. The online price is a guideline price; your final quote may differ due to flight availability, and you may be asked to pay a flight supplement.

What's included

  • Flexible - extensions & flight upgrades available
  • Stay in simple & good standard accommodation
  • International flights
  • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Experienced local tour manager
  • 9 breakfasts, 6 lunches & 2 dinners
  • Guided sightseeing & entrance fees
  • Small group size - average 12 people (maximum 18)
  • Porterage at airports
  • Welcome & farewell lunches

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Private journey option: guideline prices

Low season from £2,895 | Guide price month: May

High season from £2,995 | Guide price months: January - March

Single supplement on request

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