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14 days/12 nights:

Cuba Tour with Beach Holiday in Varadero

Highlights of this tour:

Havana, Viñales, the stalactite caves of Cuevas de Santo Tomas, Trinidad, Varadero.

This package holiday includes the following:

  • Return flights from the UK to Havana (enquire regarding direct flights)
  • Transfers from and to the airport in Havana
  • Travel by bus: Havana – Viñales – Trinidad – Varadero – Havana
  • 8 nights’ accommodation in casa particulares incl. breakfast
  • 4 nights’ hotel accommodation at a beach hotel in Varadero with all-inclusive
  • 1 x lunch (day 4)
  • 2 x dinner (day 4+6)
  • Tourist visa for Cuba
  • Individual tour, however, all excursions are in small international groups with local English speaking guides
  • Telephone hotline staffed 24/7 throughout your trip
  • ATOL certificate included
  • Departure guarantee – the tour will take place regardless of the number of participants
  • Daily departure is an option

The following package of excursions are included:

  • City tour in Havana’s old quarter
  • Tour of Viñales Valley, including sailing trip to visit a grotto, see colourful mountain side paintings and a visit to a cigar factory
  • Tour of Trinidad
  • Admission tickets to the attractions mentioned

You have the option to change your accommodation in Havana, Viñales and Trinidad from casa particulares to a hotel at a supplementary price starting from £390 per person

Single room supplement: £750
Discounts are available for groups of 4 or more people

Choose this tour because...

This trip comprises the absolute highlights of Cuba, topped off with a relaxing beach holiday in Varadero.

You have the chance to experience Havana, the Cuban capital, where beautifully preserved colonial buildings, classic American cars and pulsating salsa rhythms form the backdrop for everyday life.

In the verdant Viñales Valley, you can enjoy the sights and sounds of the magnificent countryside and marvel at the natural beauty of Cuba’s most spectacular stalactite caves.

The trip continues to Trinidad, an architectural gem that features on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Here you have threenights’ Casa Particulares accommodation where you really get to experience the Cuban hospitality.

And to cap it all off, you will have a few days to kick back, relax and enjoy the beach paradise of Varadero, with its white sandy beaches and crystal clear water.

Detailed Itinerary
Day 1: Departure from the UK
Day 1: Departure from the UK

Departure day, where you will fly to Havana with connecting flights along the way. In Havana, you will be met by a driver who will take you to your accommodation.

Overnight stay Casa Particular - Havana

Day 2: Tour of Havana
Day 2: Tour of Havana

Today is devoted to a tour of the historical part of Havana, which is inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Wherever you go in Havana, you will come across evidence of the city’s Spanish cultural heritage and architecture dating back to the colonial era. We stroll through the charming old streets of Havana, passing beautiful squares, historic buildings and a string of sculptures and monuments from modern and older periods. We experience the contrast between newly renovated and finely maintained streets and buildings, and the more run-down, dilapidated areas that make Havana unique.

Highlights of the tour include a visit to the Plaza de Armas, the oldest square in the city and site of the city museum and the governor’s palace. We also see Plaza de San Francisco Asis with its beautiful church, Plaza Vieja with its magnificent old colonial buildings and Plaza de la Catedral with the handsome cathedral. The late afternoon and evening are yours to do with as you wish.

Overnight stay Casa Particular - Havana

Day 3: Havana
Day 3: Havana

No excursions scheduled. This means that you have all day to explore the delights of Havana on your own.

However, there are several Havana tours to choose from:

Overnight stay Casa Particular - Havana

Day 4: Havana – Viñales Valley
Day 4: Havana – Viñales Valley

Today you leave Havana behind and head off towards the delightful Viñales valley, a journey in a bus of around 3 hours. The landscape is predominantly made up of fertile valleys covered in banana palms and mango trees, tobacco fields and the impressive limestone mountains known locally as “mogotes”. The farmers here still grow crops and tobacco in the old-fashioned way, with the aid of ox-drawn carts.

The Viñales region is famous for the quality of its tobacco plants; it supplies the leaves that are subsequently rolled in the cigar factories of Havana to make world-famous brands such as Cohiba and Montecristo. The trip includes a visit to a cigar factory where you can see the entire process.
Please note: The cigar factories in Cuba stipulate that you must be at least 18 to enter.

We will also visit the most spectacular stalactite caves in Cuba, which used to be home to local indigenous tribes. We sail through the caves along the miles and miles of river that flow through this breathtaking natural phenomenon.

Overnight stay Casa Particular - Viñales

Day 5: Viñales Valley
Day 5: Viñales Valley

The day is yours to do with as you wish. You can explore the beautiful Viñales area on your own, or choose one of the following excursions.

There are a number of trips that can be purchased:

Overnight stay Casa Particular - Viñales

Day 6: Viñales dalen – Trinidad
Day 6: Viñales dalen – Trinidad

Join us on a guided city tour of Trinidad’s beautiful old quarter. Get your good walking shoes on, as Trinidad’s charming topped cobblestone streets are very uneven.

You will visit locations including the picturesque square, Plaza Mayor and the city’s cathedral, “Iglesia Parroquial de la Santisima Trinidad”, one of the biggest churches in Cuba. Your guide will tell you about the city’s exciting history and architecture on the way. The tour ends with a drink at one of the city’s cozy bars.

Overnight stay Casa Particular - Trinidad

Day 7: Trinidad
Day 7: Trinidad

Today is given over to a tour of the charming town of Trinidad, which is inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List and distinguished by beautiful buildings dating back to colonial times. The tour takes us to the picturesque square called Plaza Mayor. There are a number of museums around the square, and we will visit the Museo Romantica, which is known for its collections of jewels, porcelain, paintings and sculptures that previously belonged to the Spanish nobles. The square is also the site of the cathedral: Iglesia Parroquial de la Santisima Trinidad, one of the biggest churches on Cuba. It is then time to head for La Canchanra bar for a refreshing drink. To round off the tour, we call in at an arts and crafts shop, visit Cantero palace, and spend some time taking a closer look at the charming, pastel-coloured houses.

Overnight stay Casa Particular - Trinidad

Day 8: Trinidad
Day 8: Trinidad

The day is yours to do with as you wish: explore the delights of Trinidad for yourself, or choose one of the following excursions.

There are a number of trips that can be purchased:

Overnight stay Casa Particular - Trinidad

Day 9: Trinidad - Varadero
Day 9: Trinidad - Varadero

There are no excursions or activities planned for these days, so you can take a taxi into Trinidad, which is 10 km from the hotel, relax on the beach and try some of the water sports activities on offer, such as windsurfing, snorkelling, pedalling a cycle boat or kayaking.

Overnight stay Hotel Iberostar Tainos

Days 10-12: Relaxation at the holiday paradise
Days 10-12: Relaxation at the holiday paradise

The days here are yours to do with as you wish. The all-inclusive hotel is located right next to the beach, so you have every opportunity to relax, spend time on the beach and take part in a variety of sports and water sports (some of which cost extra). You can also visit the town of Varadero, which has a small number of shops and market stalls.

Overnight stay Hotel Iberostar Tainos

Day 13: Start of the trip home
Day 13: Start of the trip home

Bid farewell to Cuba and begin the trip back to the UK. You will be collected from your hotel and driven out to the airport to start your trip home. You will fly to the with connecting flights along the way.

Day 14: Return trip
Day 14: Return trip

Return flight to the UK.

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