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Classic Cuba Tour

9 Days / 8 Nights

Miami

Havana

Playa Larga

Cienfuegos

Trinidad

Tour Highlights:

Explore Habana Vieja | Meet the Director and Performers from La Colmenita | Visit the Bay of Pigs | Visit a Farmers Market | Explore the Cobblestone Streets of Trinidad | Meet with an Inspiring Dance Company | Visit 3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Cuba’s spanish-colonial cities and cobblestoned streets, stir visions of brightly painted buildings, pounding mambo rhythms and barrios that bustle well into the night.

This exciting, nine-day tour of Cuba's most famous cities will add the brushstrokes you've been longing to add to the unfinished canvas of your vision of Cuba. Your experience begins in the boisterous harbor city of Havana and ends in the artistic enclave of Trinidad and Cienfugoes, know as "the pearl of the South."


What's Included
  • One night at the Hotel Pullman Miami Airport, including breakfast and airport transfer

  • Private welcome reception and pre-tour briefing

  • Superior accommodations at the Meliá Cohiba Hotel in Havana

  • Standard accommodations in Trinidad or Cienfuegos

  • InsightCuba exclusive-guided programming, including; unique handpicked people-to-people activities; insider access to Cuba's famous places and those rarely seen; and private visits and lectures with Cuba's renowned experts

  • Experienced insightCuba tour leader

  • Expert Cuban guide

  • All meals while in Cuba, except for two paladar evening dining experiences on your own

  • Certification of travel to Cuba under the U.S. Department of the Treasury general license

  • Small group size (usually 16 or fewer guests; never more than 24)

  • All entrance fees to scheduled activities and events

  • Flight package (cost additional) including; round-trip charter air from Miami to Havana, Cuban visa, priority check-in at Miami International Airport, Cuban airport departure tax, and baggage fee for first checked bag

  • All in-country ground transportation and airport transfers via luxury motor coach

  • Private Cuban Driver

  • Travel health insurance, emergency medical evacuation, and trip cancellation coverage (up to $1,000)

  • Fresh bottled water while touring

  • InsightCuba travel guidebook

  • 24 hour emergency customer service hotline

  • Gratuities for luggage handling, restaurant service, and programmed activities throughout tour*

*Customary end-of-tour gratuities for the Cuban guide, driver, and tour leader are left to the guest’s discretion and should be based on your satisfaction with the level of service received.


Tour Dates & Prices
Classic Cuba Tour

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DateDouble Occupancy
(per person)
Flight
(per person)
Jul 2 – Jul 10, 2016$4,995$645  
SOLD OUT
Jul 16 – Jul 24, 2016$4,995$645  
SOLD OUT
Aug 6 – Aug 14, 2016$4,995$645  
SOLD OUT
Sep 10 – Sep 18, 2016$4,995$645  
SOLD OUT
Oct 1 – Oct 9, 2016$4,995$645  
Oct 15 – Oct 23, 2016$4,995$645
Only 2 spots left!
 
Nov 5 – Nov 13, 2016$5,495$645
Only 4 spots left!
 
Nov 12 – Nov 20, 2016$5,495$645  
Nov 19 – Nov 27, 2016$5,495$645  
Nov 26 – Dec 4, 2016$5,595$645  
Dec 3 – Dec 11, 2016$5,595$645  
Dec 10 – Dec 18, 2016$5,595$645  
Dec 20 – Dec 28, 2016$5,795$745
Only 8 spots left!
 
Dec 27, 2016 – Jan 4, 2017$5,795$745
Only 4 spots left!
 
Jan 7 – Jan 15, 2017$5,695$745  
Jan 14 – Jan 22, 2017$5,695$645  
Jan 21 – Jan 29, 2017$5,695$645  
SOLD OUT
Jan 28 – Feb 5, 2017$5,695$645  
Feb 4 – Feb 12, 2017$5,695$645  
Feb 11 – Feb 19, 2017$5,695$645  
Feb 18 – Feb 26, 2017$5,695$645  
Feb 25 – Mar 5, 2017$5,695$645  
Mar 4 – Mar 12, 2017$5,695$645  
Mar 11 – Mar 19, 2017$5,695$645  
Mar 18 – Mar 26, 2017$5,695$645  
Mar 25 – Apr 2, 2017$5,695$645  
Apr 1 – Apr 9, 2017$5,695$645  
Apr 8 – Apr 16, 2017$5,695$645  
Apr 15 – Apr 23, 2017$5,695$645  
Apr 22 – Apr 30, 2017$5,695$645  
Apr 29 – May 7, 2017$5,695$645  
May 6 – May 14, 2017$5,495$645  
May 13 – May 21, 2017$5,495$645  
May 20 – May 28, 2017$5,495$645  
May 27 – Jun 4, 2017$5,495$645  
Jun 3 – Jun 11, 2017$5,295$645  
Jun 10 – Jun 18, 2017$5,295$645  
Jun 17 – Jun 25, 2017$5,295$645  
Jun 24 – Jul 2, 2017$5,295$645  
Jul 1 – Jul 9, 2017$5,095$645  
Jul 15 – Jul 23, 2017$5,095$645  
Jul 22 – Jul 30, 2017$5,095$645  
Jul 29 – Aug 6, 2017$5,095$645  
Aug 5 – Aug 13, 2017$5,095$645  
Aug 12 – Aug 20, 2017$5,095$645  
Aug 19 – Aug 27, 2017$5,095$645  
Aug 26 – Sep 3, 2017$5,095$645  
Sep 2 – Sep 10, 2017$5,295$645  
Sep 9 – Sep 17, 2017$5,295$645  
Sep 16 – Sep 24, 2017$5,295$645  
Sep 23 – Oct 1, 2017$5,295$645  
Sep 30 – Oct 8, 2017$5,295$645  
Oct 7 – Oct 15, 2017$5,495$645  
Oct 21 – Oct 29, 2017$5,495$645  
Oct 28 – Nov 5, 2017$5,495$645  
Nov 4 – Nov 12, 2017$5,595$645  
Nov 11 – Nov 19, 2017$5,595$645  
Nov 18 – Nov 26, 2017$5,595$645  
Nov 25 – Dec 3, 2017$5,595$645  
Dec 2 – Dec 10, 2017$5,595$645  
Dec 9 – Dec 17, 2017$5,595$645  
Dec 15 – Dec 23, 2017$5,595$645  
Dec 22 – Dec 30, 2017$5,695$745  
Dec 26, 2017 – Jan 3, 2018$5,895$745  
Dec 29, 2017 – Jan 6, 2018$5,895$745  
Dec 31, 2017 – Jan 8, 2018$5,895$745  

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT: For single-occupancy pricing, add $700 prior to October 31, 2016 and $1600 from November 1, 2016 onward.

Want a Roommate?: Solo travelers wishing to pay the double occupancy rate may share a room with another guest.

Group Rates: 5% off land for groups of 5 - 9 guests. 10% off land for groups of 10 or more.
Direct bookings only. Not combinable with any other offer or a private group. Will be applied at final payment.


Flight Package
Classic Cuba Tour
  • Round trip air from Miami to Havana
  • Cuban visa
  • Baggage fee for first checked bag
  • Priority check-in at Miami International Airport
  • Cuban airport departure tax

-Flight Package prices are subject to change unless accompanied by confirmed booking


Itinerary
The skyline of Havana Cuba seen from above
Miami / Havana
Day(s): 
Days 1-2

Your trip begins at the Hotel Pullman Miami Airport, where your small group will gather for an early evening briefing and reception. Following breakfast at the hotel on your second day, you’ll board the charter flight to Havana. After you clear immigration and customs, your insightCuba tour leader and Cuban guide will accompany you to your hotel in the heart of Havana. Get your first taste of Cuba with an afternoon orientation.

Meals Day 1 | Enjoy dinner on your own, at your leisure

Meals Day 2 | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Architecture in Old Havana, Cuba.
Havana
Day(s): 
Day 3

Start your day by meeting a Cuban-architecture expert, who will discuss Old Havana’s rich architectural heritage and UNESCO designation. After lunch, you’ll visit a rehabilitation-and-care center for senior citizens. Later, meet with university students and local professionals for candid discussions about daily life in Cuba, before visiting an artist in his studio. You’ll end the day with a delicious dinner at a traditional Cuban restaurant.

Meals | Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Cuban Children in Havana, Cuba
Havana
Day(s): 
Day 4

Begin your day with a visit to a food co-op to gain insight into Cuba’s developing community initiatives. Then, meet with an internationally recognized dance troupe and enjoy backstage access to a dress rehearsal. After lunch, visit the Literacy Museum to learn about a moment in Cuban history when the island’s youth mobilized to teach rural inhabitants to read. Later, you’ll meet performers from La Colmenita, a children’s touring group that performs locally and internationally. (In 2012, they performed at the United Nations.)

Meals | Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Farmers seen in a market in Havana, Cuba
Havana
Day(s): 
Day 5

Today, you’ll meet a historian at the Colon Cemetery, the most important burial ground in the Caribbean. Before lunching at a local paladar in Old Havana, you’ll visit an organization that teaches trade skills for the new economy. After lunch, you’ll meet an art specialist for an insightful tour of Havana’s Museum of Fine Arts. Tonight, dine on your own at a paladar, a private, family-owned restaurant. Your tour leader, a dining-scene expert, can make outstanding recommendations. 

Meals | Breakfast, Lunch

The sandy beaches of Playa Large, Havana, Cuba
Havana / Playa Larga / Cienfuegos
Day(s): 
Day 6

Today, you’ll leave Havana for Playa Larga, where you’ll visit Korimacao Community Project, a respected school of the arts, known for developing the careers of musicians, dancers, poets, and actors. From Playa Larga, you'll continue your journey to the charming island town of Cienfuegos, where you’ll lunch with a local business owner. 

Later, you’ll visit a casa particular, a bed-and-breakfast-like accommodation in a private home.

 

Meals | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Dancers Performers in Trinidad, Cuba
Cienfuegos / Trinidad
Day(s): 
Day 7

We’ll stop at the Museum of Architecture to learn about Trinidad’s architectural and historic preservation and UNESCO designation. Afterwards, learn about the Santeria religion at Casa Templo de Santería Yemayá.

After lunch, you’ll meet a world-renowned artist who recently had her work displayed at the United Nations. Tonight, dine on your own at a paladar. Ask your tour leader for recommendations.

Meals | Breakfast, Lunch

A vintage car is parked in Havana, Cuba
Cienfuegos / Havana
Day(s): 
Day 8

This morning, you’ll visit a cooperative artist center, then meet the singers and artistic director of the internationally acclaimed Coro del Cienfuegos (an all-time guest favorite). After lunch, you’ll travel back to Havana to visit Hemingway’s home at Finca Vigia, where the author wrote For Whom the Bell Tolls and The Old Man and the Sea. In the evening, share your favorite stories during a farewell dinner.

 

Meals | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Old Havana Cuba El Morrow
Havana / Miami ¡Adios, Cuba!
Day(s): 
Day 9

After breakfast, bid farewell to Cuba as you board your flight home.

Meals | Breakfast

A significant portion of your in-country programming is customized for each group to maximize your cultural experience. Many of the places we visit are not tourist destinations and are thus not always available. Therefore, this program should be considered as a sample only – please keep in mind that your particular tour may vary. Final itineraries are sent to guests one to two weeks prior to departure.

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