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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 the
Iberostar Parque Central or similar for 3 nights.
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 a 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 1 night. (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 a casa particular in
the heart of the old town. Dine this evening 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 slave
trade and colonisation. Afternoon at leisure. (B, L)
Morning drive to 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 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
in Cuba. The extended Oriente departures are better suited to
the hardier traveller due to longer road drives.
The 31 October 2020 departure includes 2 nights in Trinidad and an overnight stay in Santa Clara.
On selected dates, the tour continues further
through the interior to Santiago de Cuba and
provides a rare glimpse into eastern Cuba’s
history, culture and mountain scenery. Please click here to view.
This tour is best suited to the hardier traveller as it includes some basic accommodation and some rougher road journeys.
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 to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.
This tour can be booked / reserved online by clicking on one of the coloured links below.
CUB2020: 10 Nights
I can't say that there was one specific moment - there were many. The country and the people were wonderful, despite their obvious poverty. Our tour guide Maria was first class, and went out of her way to make sure that everything went smoothly. Mrs Judith Purssell
We thoroughly enjoyed our visits to Havana and Trinidad. Trinidad in particular was small and colourful with lots of music and good restaurants. We had a dance at our morning coffee/cocktail stop which was fun and enjoyable. The thing we will remember most about our trip to Cuba was the music everywhere at all times and of course the cocktails! Mr David Graham
The city of Trinidad contained much of what was great about Cuba in a nutshell. It was lively, friendly, very photogenic with a history that went back over 500 years. Mr William Kerr
Havana was founded in 1519 as an assembly point for ships taking silver to...
Las Terrazas Established as a sustainable rural development project in 1994, Las...
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