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Highlights of Cuba

WE WILL MATCH THE PRICEIf you find this tour cheaper elsewhere, we will not only match the price but give you £100 per person discount on top! The tour must be comparable with safari program, hotel standard, board basis, departure date and flight plan.
AND OFFER £100 PER PERSON DISCOUNT
We are 100% certain that we have the best prices around for this tour.

If you find this tour cheaper elsewhere, we will not only match the price but give you £100 per person discount on top!

The tour must be comparable with program, accommodation standard, board basis, departure date and flight plan.

Highlights of this tour:

Havana, Viñales, Cienfuegos, Trinidad and the Che Guevara museum and mausoleum in Santa Clara.

This package holiday includes the following:

  • Return flight from the UK to Havana (enquire regarding direct flights)
  • Private transfers to and from the airport in Havana
  • Transfers to and from the bus stations
  • VIAZUL bus: Havana – Viñales – Cienfuegos – Trinidad – Santa Clara – Havana
  • 10 nights at Casa Particulares incl. breakfast
  • 2 x lunch (day 4+10)
  • 3 x dinner (day 4+6+7)
  • Cuban tourist visa
  • Individual tour; however, all excursions are done in small, international groups with local, English-speaking guides.
  • 24-hour manned emergency telephone throughout the tour
  • Departure guarantee – the tour goes ahead regardless of the number of participants
  • Departures take place daily

The following excursion packages are included:

  • City tour in Havana’s old quarter
  • Excursion to the Viñales Valley, including a visit to a tobacco plantation and a limestone cave
  • City tour of Trinidad
  • City tour in Santa Clara, including a visit to the Che Guevara museum and mausoleum
  • Entry to all mentioned attractions

You have the option to change your accommodation in Havana, Viñales, Cienfuegos and Trinidad from Casa Particulares to a hotel at a supplementary price starting from £540 per person


Single room supplement: £520
Discounts are available for groups of 4 or more people

Choose this tour because…

Cuba exudes history, revolution, music and dance, and this tour lets you experience the absolute highlights of the country. The tour starts in Havana, where beautiful colonial buildings, charming American cars, smiles and salsa rhythms wish you welcome.

From the colourful capital, the tour proceeds to the countryside and the lush, idyllic Viñales Valley, where, among other things, they grow tobacco plants that grow to become some of the world’s very finest cigars.

The tour continues through the charming Cienfuegos, also known as the Pearl of the South, to Trinidad. You can’t help but love Trinidad! The cobblestone streets, vibrantly colourful houses and sweet live music soothes both body and soul.

From Trinidad, the tour goes back to Havana, with a stop in Santa Clara, where you can visit the iconic freedom fighter Che Guevara’s grave and mausoleum.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Departure from the UK and arrival in Havana

Departure from the UK and arrival at the Havana airport with connecting flights on the way. Here you meet with our partner in Cuba, who is standing ready with a sign with your name on it. A driver takes you to your accommodations in Havana. The trip takes approx. 30 min. The rest of the day is at your leisure.

Overnight stay Casa Particular - Havana

Day 2: City tour in Havana

After breakfast, you take a city tour of Havana’s old quarter, which is on UNESCO’s list of sites worthy of preservation. Put on your good walking shoes, and let the guide take you through Havana’s cobblestone streets to impressive sites with beautiful old colonial buildings. You experience the contrast between the newly-renovated and maintained streets and buildings, and the more dilapidated areas, that makes Havana so unique. Among the tour’s highlights is a visit to the oldest part of the city, Plaza de las Armas, where the city museum and the governor’s palace are located. Plaza de San Francisco Asis at the port of Havana, Plaza Vieja and Plaza de la Catedral with its beautiful cathedral.

You have the afternoon and evening to yourself.

Overnight stay Casa Particular - Havana

Day 3: Havana on your own

The day is spent at your leisure, and you can explore incredible Havana on your own, or choose to buy one of the following excursions from home.

Here is a selection of tours in Havana available for purchase:

Overnight stay Casa Particular - Havana

Day 4: Havana – Viñales Valley

Today you leave Havana and set a course for the Viñales Valley, where stunning nature experiences await. You are picked up at your accommodations and driven from the colourful capital out to the calm and idyllic countryside. On the way, you stop at a small tobacco plantation and tobacco factory, where you gain an exciting insight into the process of creating their fine cigars. Cuba is famous around the world for its fine cigars, and the Viñales area is renowned for having some of the best tobacco plantations in the country. This is where the tobacco for the famous Cohiba and Montecristo brands of cigars comes from.
Please note that the cigar factory is closed during the weekend.

The last road section into the Viñales Valley goes along a winding road. A stop is made at the lookout point at Hotel Jazmines. Here you get a panoramic view of this fairy-tale valley, with its iconic limestone cliffs, also known as “mogotes”, shooting straight up from the lush fields. This is a view that really takes your breath away.

Just outside Viñales you see a gigantic mural, Mural de la prehistoria, which symbolizes the evolution of mankind. It was made by Leovigildo González, a local artist, and the Cuban people take great pride in it.
The last experience of today’s trip is the spectacular limestone cave, Cueva del Indio, which was inhabited by indigenous people in the past. You will be walking and taking a boat through this impressive cave.

The tour includes lunch at a traditional Cuban restaurant, before you are taken back to your accommodations in Viñales.

The rest of the day is your own. Dinner is included this day at your casa particular. Look forward to a dinner made from delicious organic ingredients from the region.

Overnight stay Casa Particular - Viñales

Day 5: Viñales on your own

You have the day at your leisure to explore Viñales, or you can choose to purchase an additional excursion in the area.

Here is a selection of tours in Viñales available for purchase:

Overnight stay Casa Particular - Viñales

Day 6: Viñales - Cienfuegos

You are picked up early in the morning and driven to the bus station, from which the bus to Cienfuegos departs. This is an approximately 8-hour trip, so lean back in the soft seats and enjoy the lush Cuban landscape as it zips by. On the highways of Cuba, you don’t just encounter other cars and buses. Here there are pedestrians, cyclists, ox carts and horse carriages in surprising harmony with one another. And yes, you can certainly lose your mind a little over the gorgeous old American cars, which are so iconic to the Cuban street view.

In the afternoon, you reach Cienfuegos, which is also known as the “Pearl of the South”. You are picked up at the bus station and driven to your accommodations. The rest of the day is your own. Dinner is included this evening at your casa particular.

Overnight stay Casa Particular - Cienfuegos

Day 7: Cienfuegos – Trinidad

Cienfuegos was founded in 1819 by a group of French immigrants from the USA. The city entered the global map in 1957, when a group of young people with Fidel Castro’s guerrilla took over its military base. This was a short-lived victory, and the uprising was quickly defeated by Batista.

Today Cienfuegos is a pleasant town with very well-preserved buildings, and is for this reason included on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Take a walk down to Parque Marti, the city’s central square. Here you can find locations including the well-preserved “Tomas Terry” theatre from 1890, and the spectacular mayor’s office.

You can also walk along the boardwalk to Punta Gorda, where you can find some of the most beautiful buildings in the city. Enjoy lunch or a drink at Palacio de Valle, which is a stunningly beautiful building that looks as if it came from an Arabian fairy-tale.

You have the morning to explore the city on your own. You can also choose to purchase a city tour.

In the afternoon, the tour goes on to Trinidad. The trip takes about an hour and a half. On arrival, you are picked up and driven to your accommodations, where your host family is ready with a delightful dinner for you.

It is possible to book the following tour in Cienfuegos before travel:

Overnight stay Casa Particular - Trinidad

Day 8: City tour of Trinidad

Today, you are going 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 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 tells you about the city’s exciting history and architecture on the way. The tour naturally also includes a drink at one of the lovely local bars.

The rest of the afternoon and evening is at your leisure. We recommend that you go to town in the evening and enjoy the atmosphere. At Plaza Mayor, you can find the popular dancing spot “Casa de la Musica”, and just 100 metres away is another dancing spot, “Casa de la Trova”, which always features live music too. If you can’t dance yourself, you have every opportunity to learn it here. Of course, you can also simply enjoy the sight of the happy, dancing crowds around you.

Overnight stay Casa Particular - Trinidad

Day 9: Trinidad on your own

You have the day at your leisure in Trinidad. Approx. 15 km from Trinidad is the lovely Ancón Beach, where you can head out for a refreshing swim and unwind on the sand. You can also purchase an additional excursion from home.

Here is a selection of tours in Trinidad available for purchase:

Overnight stay Casa Particular - Trinidad

Day 10: Trinidad – Santa Clara - Havana

Today, you head back to Havana through Santa Clara, where Che Guevara is buried. All over Cuba, you are reminded of the revolution, with huge signs bearing slogans and pictures of Fidel and Che Guevara. This is a David and Goliath story, and it’s hard not to be fascinated by the Cuban revolution, not to mention the iconic and brave freedom fighter Che Guevara. At the revolutionary square is a bronze statue of Che Guevara with the famous line, “Hasta la victoria siempre”. Behind the statue is his mausoleum and an exciting museum about his life.
Please note: Che Guevara’s mausoleum and museum is closed on Mondays.

You also visit Santa Clara’s central park, “Leoncio Vidal Park”, and the Train Museum, which tells the story of how Che Guevara and his men derailed a highly-guarded train filled with ammunition in 1958. A major victory in the struggle to take Santa Clara.

The trip from Trinidad to Santa Clara takes approx. 3 hours, and the trip from Santa Clara to Havana takes approx. 4 hours.

You arrive in Havana in the evening.

Overnight stay Casa Particular - Havana

Day 11: Departure day

Today the tour takes you back to the UK. You are picked up at your accommodations and driven to the airport.

Day 12: Arrival back home

You arrive in the UK after an exciting tour of Cuba.

WE WILL MATCH THE PRICEIf you find this tour cheaper elsewhere, we will not only match the price but give you £100 per person discount on top! The tour must be comparable with safari program, hotel standard, board basis, departure date and flight plan.
AND OFFER £100 PER PERSON DISCOUNT
We are 100% certain that we have the best prices around for this tour.

If you find this tour cheaper elsewhere, we will not only match the price but give you £100 per person discount on top!

The tour must be comparable with program, accommodation standard, board basis, departure date and flight plan.

Highlights of this tour:

Havana, Viñales, Cienfuegos, Trinidad and the Che Guevara museum and mausoleum in Santa Clara.

This package holiday includes the following:

  • Return flight from the UK to Havana (enquire regarding direct flights)
  • Private transfers to and from the airport in Havana
  • Transfers to and from the bus stations
  • VIAZUL bus: Havana – Viñales – Cienfuegos – Trinidad – Santa Clara – Havana
  • 10 nights at Casa Particulares incl. breakfast
  • 2 x lunch (day 4+10)
  • 3 x dinner (day 4+6+7)
  • Cuban tourist visa
  • Individual tour; however, all excursions are done in small, international groups with local, English-speaking guides.
  • 24-hour manned emergency telephone throughout the tour
  • Departure guarantee – the tour goes ahead regardless of the number of participants
  • Departures take place daily

The following excursion packages are included:

  • City tour in Havana’s old quarter
  • Excursion to the Viñales Valley, including a visit to a tobacco plantation and a limestone cave
  • City tour of Trinidad
  • City tour in Santa Clara, including a visit to the Che Guevara museum and mausoleum
  • Entry to all mentioned attractions

You have the option to change your accommodation in Havana, Viñales, Cienfuegos and Trinidad from Casa Particulares to a hotel at a supplementary price starting from £540 per person


Single room supplement: £520
Discounts are available for groups of 4 or more people