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Classic Cuba Tour

8 Days / 7 Nights

Havana

Playa Larga

Cienfuegos

Trinidad

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, eight-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."

Havana
Day 1

After clearing immigration and customs at the José Martí International Airport in Havana, you’ll take a short drive to the Meliá Cohiba for hotel check in and tour orientation.*

Meals | Dinner

*Check-in begins roughly at 3pm ET. The tour start time will vary slightly depending on flight arrivals. 

 
Havana
Day 2

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

Havana
Day 3

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

Havana
Day 4

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

Havana / Playa Larga / Cienfuegos
Day 5

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

Cienfuegos / Trinidad
Day 6

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

Cienfuegos / Havana
Day 7

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

Havana
Day 8

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.

  • Private welcome reception and tour orientation

  • 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

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

  • Private Cuban Driver

  • Travel health and emergency medical evacuation insurance

  • 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.

Classic Cuba Tour
DateDouble Occupancy
(per person)
Aug 6 – Aug 14, 2016$4,995  
SOLD OUT
Sep 10 – Sep 18, 2016$4,995  
SOLD OUT
Oct 1 – Oct 9, 2016$4,995 Plus Overnight in Miami
SOLD OUT
Oct 15 – Oct 23, 2016$4,995 Plus Overnight in Miami
SOLD OUT
Nov 5 – Nov 13, 2016$5,495
Only 2 spots left!
Plus Overnight in Miami
Nov 12 – Nov 20, 2016$5,495 Plus Overnight in Miami
Nov 19 – Nov 27, 2016$5,495 Plus Overnight in Miami
Nov 26 – Dec 4, 2016$5,595 Plus Overnight in Miami
Dec 4 – Dec 11, 2016$5,395  
Dec 11 – Dec 18, 2016$5,395  
Dec 21 – Dec 28, 2016$5,595
Only 4 spots left!
 
Dec 28, 2016 – Jan 4, 2017$5,595  
SOLD OUT
Jan 8 – Jan 15, 2017$5,395  
Jan 15 – Jan 22, 2017$5,395  
Jan 22 – Jan 29, 2017$5,395  
SOLD OUT
Jan 29 – Feb 5, 2017$5,395  
Feb 5 – Feb 12, 2017$5,395  
Feb 12 – Feb 19, 2017$5,395  
Feb 19 – Feb 26, 2017$5,395  
Feb 26 – Mar 5, 2017$5,395  
Mar 5 – Mar 12, 2017$5,395  
Mar 12 – Mar 19, 2017$5,395  
Mar 19 – Mar 26, 2017$5,395  
Mar 26 – Apr 2, 2017$5,395  
Apr 2 – Apr 9, 2017$5,395  
Apr 9 – Apr 16, 2017$5,395  
Apr 16 – Apr 23, 2017$5,395  
Apr 23 – Apr 30, 2017$5,395  
Apr 30 – May 7, 2017$5,395  
May 7 – May 14, 2017$5,195  
May 14 – May 21, 2017$5,195  
May 21 – May 28, 2017$5,195  
May 28 – Jun 4, 2017$5,195  
Jun 4 – Jun 11, 2017$4,995  
Jun 11 – Jun 18, 2017$4,995  
Jun 18 – Jun 25, 2017$4,995  
Jun 25 – Jul 2, 2017$4,995  
Jul 2 – Jul 9, 2017$4,795  
Jul 16 – Jul 23, 2017$4,895  
Jul 23 – Jul 30, 2017$4,895  
Jul 30 – Aug 6, 2017$4,895  
Aug 6 – Aug 13, 2017$4,895  
Aug 13 – Aug 20, 2017$4,895  
Aug 20 – Aug 27, 2017$4,895  
Aug 27 – Sep 3, 2017$4,895  
Sep 3 – Sep 10, 2017$4,995  
Sep 10 – Sep 17, 2017$4,995  
Sep 17 – Sep 24, 2017$4,995  
Sep 24 – Oct 1, 2017$4,995  
Oct 1 – Oct 8, 2017$4,995  
Oct 8 – Oct 15, 2017$5,195  
Oct 22 – Oct 29, 2017$5,195  
Oct 29 – Nov 5, 2017$5,195  
Nov 5 – Nov 12, 2017$5,295  
Nov 12 – Nov 19, 2017$5,295  
Nov 19 – Nov 26, 2017$5,295  
Nov 26 – Dec 3, 2017$5,295  
Dec 3 – Dec 10, 2017$5,295  
Dec 10 – Dec 17, 2017$5,295  
Dec 16 – Dec 23, 2017$5,295  
Dec 23 – Dec 30, 2017$5,395  
Dec 27, 2017 – Jan 3, 2018$5,595  
Dec 30, 2017 – Jan 6, 2018$5,595  
Jan 1 – Jan 8, 2018$5,595  

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT: For single-occupancy pricing, add $700 for departures prior to October 31, 2016 and $1600 for departures 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.
Not combinable with any other offer or a private group. Will be applied at final payment.

Classic Cuba Tour

FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 1961- COMMERCIAL FLIGHTS TO HAVANA WILL BEGIN ON DECEMBER 1, 2016

Flights from October 1 - November 30, 2016:

$645 per person and includes Cuban visa, Cuban airport departure tax, required Cuban health insurance, and priority check-in at Miami international airport. 

All guests booking a tour departing Oct 1- Nov 30, 2016 are automatically booked on a scheduled charter flight from Miami to Cuba round trip. (Commercial flights are not yet available.) This flight departs in the morning from Miami and includes an overnight stay at the Hotel Pullman Miami Airport, private welcome reception, pre-tour briefing, breakfast and transfers.

Please note that the flight charge will be added to your tour fee, once you are registered on a tour.

Flights from December 1- 31, 2016:

$645* per person and includes Cuban visa, Cuban airport departure tax, and required Cuban health insurance. 

For guests booking a tour departing Dec 1- Dec 31, 2016 we have blocked seats on American Airlines from Miami to Cuba. This flight departs in the morning from Miami and requires an overnight stay in Miami not included in the tour price.

*Add $100 for departures Dec 20 - Dec 31, 2016.

Flights January 1, 2017 and onward:

Once you are registered on one of our tours, we will handle all of your flight needs.

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