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Lead Price
From £3095pp
Duration
16 days & 14 nights
Itinerary Type
Group Tour
Holiday Type
General Interest
Tour Highlights

Splendours of Cuba (Oriente)

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. Continue farther through the interior to Santiago de Cuba for a rare glimpse into eastern Cuba’s history, culture and mountain scenery.
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 3-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: Trinidad
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Trinidad

Day at leisure in Trinidad or take optional excursions. (B)

Accommodation: Casa Particular Trinidad
DAY 9: Camagüey
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Camagüey

This morning drive to Camagüey (5-6 hours). Short tour of its winding streets built to deter pirate attacks, and stay overnight. (B)

DAY 10: Biran - Santiago de Cuba
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Biran - Santiago de Cuba

Full-day journey to Santiago de Cuba for a 2-night stay, visiting Holguin and Castro's birthplace at Biran en route. Explore the island's first capital and birthplace of Afro-Cuban culture including the historical centre, El Morro fortress, and the Gran Piedra and the Sierra Maestra mountains. (B, L)

Accommodation: Meliá Santiago de Cuba
DAY 11: Santiago de Cuba
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Santiago de Cuba

At leisure. (B, L)

Accommodation: Meliá Santiago de Cuba
DAY 12: Sancti Spíritus
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Sancti Spíritus

Full-day journey to Sancti Spíritus for an overnight stay visiting El Cobre church, Cuba’s most important shrine, and Bayamo en route. (B)

Accommodation: Hostal del Rijo
DAY 13: Santa Clara - Havana
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Santa Clara - Havana

Take a short city tour and continue to historic Santa Clara for a visit and onto Havana for 2 nights at the Royalton Habana Paseo del Prado (B,L)

Accommodation: Royalton Habana Paseo del Prado
DAY 14: Havana
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Havana

At leisure. (B,L)

Accommodation: Royalton Habana Paseo del Prado
DAY 15: Fly to London
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Fly to London

Morning at leisure. Fly to London overnight via Madrid or Paris. (B)

DAY 16: 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
- +

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
- +

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 3-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
- +

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: Trinidad
- +

Trinidad

Day at leisure in Trinidad or take optional excursions. (B)

Accommodation: Casa Particular Trinidad
DAY 9: Camagüey
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Camagüey

This morning drive to Camagüey (5-6 hours). Short tour of its winding streets built to deter pirate attacks, and stay overnight. (B)

DAY 10: Biran - Santiago de Cuba
- +

Biran - Santiago de Cuba

Full-day journey to Santiago de Cuba for a 2-night stay, visiting Holguin and Castro's birthplace at Biran en route. Explore the island's first capital and birthplace of Afro-Cuban culture including the historical centre, El Morro fortress, and the Gran Piedra and the Sierra Maestra mountains. (B, L)

Accommodation: Meliá Santiago de Cuba
DAY 11: Santiago de Cuba
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Santiago de Cuba

At leisure. (B, L)

Accommodation: Meliá Santiago de Cuba
DAY 12: Sancti Spíritus
- +

Sancti Spíritus

Full-day journey to Sancti Spíritus for an overnight stay visiting El Cobre church, Cuba’s most important shrine, and Bayamo en route. (B)

Accommodation: Hostal del Rijo
DAY 13: Santa Clara - Havana
- +

Santa Clara - Havana

Take a short city tour and continue to historic Santa Clara for a visit and onto Havana for 2 nights at the Royalton Habana Paseo del Prado (B,L)

Accommodation: Royalton Habana Paseo del Prado
DAY 14: Havana
- +

Havana

At leisure. (B,L)

Accommodation: Royalton Habana Paseo del Prado
DAY 15: Fly to London
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Fly to London

Morning at leisure. Fly to London overnight via Madrid or Paris. (B)

DAY 16: 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

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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

  • Small group size - average 12 people (max 18)
  • Simple & Good Standard accommodation
  • Flexible - extensions & flight upgrades available
  • Direct international flights with Virgin Atlantic
  • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Experienced local tour manager
  • Guided sightseeing & entrance fees
  • Porterage at airports
  • 14 breakfasts, 8 lunches & 3 dinners
  • Welcome & farewell lunches

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