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Cuba is changing fast, so now 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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Saving up to £300 on specific departures when booked by 28 Feb 20
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 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 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 colonisation and slave trade, then have lunch before returning to Trinidad. 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.
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.
Available on request.
For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or
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CUI2020: 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...
Las Terrazas Established as a sustainable rural development project in 1994, Las...
Trinidad was founded in 1518 by Diego Velazquez as a base for expeditions...