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Classic Cuba Tour - 7 Days / 6 Nights - Havana, Playa Larga, Playa Giron, Cienfuegos, Trinidad

 

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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, seven-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 Cienfuegos, known as "the pearl of the South."

NO MORE THAN 12 GUESTS

INTIMATE - ENGAGING - TRANSFORMATIONAL

HAVANA
Day 1
flight_arrival

FLIGHT ARRIVAL

ARRIVAL:  José Martí International Airport, Havana*

TOUR START TIME:  6PM with tour orientation 

HOTEL CHECK IN:  3PM

*See designated flight and transfer information in the flights to Cuba section, below.

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DINING - D

Welcome dinner at Los Naranjos

HAVANA
Day 2
MUSEO ORGANICO DE ROMERILLO

MUSEO ORGÁNICO DE ROMERILLO 

Visit a former warehouse turned Cuban community center with an art studio, library, theatre, and museum.

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Cuban Street Food Churros

HAVANA STREET FOOD TOUR

Cuban cuisine goes far beyond their famous sandwich. Join us for a neighborhood tour of the city’s best street food.

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Vintage Cuban Books

CUBA LIBRO 

Visit Cuba’s only English-language bookstore and coffee shop where we’ll meet with locals and enjoy a drink.

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Habana Compas Performers

HABANA COMPÁS DANCE COMPANY

Immerse in the Latin-influenced moves of the Habana Compás Dance Company when we take in a private show.

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DINING - B, L

Breakfast at hotel

Lunch at Cafe del Oriente

HAVANA
Day 3
Cine Rex & Havana Light Project Neon Lights

CINE REX & HAVANA LIGHT PROJECT

With help from private business, Havana’s old neon signs are flickering back. We’ll learn about the process and see works in progress.

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Cathedral Plaza in Old Havana

PRIVATELY GUIDED-WALKING TOUR OF OLD HAVANA

Explore the oldest parts of Havana, as we walk back in time more than 500 years to the city’s founding.

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El Capitolio Cuba

BICITAXI TOUR OF EL CAPITOLIO

Arrive via Bicitaxi at El Capitolio, a public landmark often compared to the U.S. Capitol.

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Smiling tourist in classic car Havana, Cuba

CRUISING IN PRE-1959 CLASSIC AMERICAN CAR

Hop inside one of Cuba’s iconic vintage cars from 1950s America and cruise along the Malecón in style.

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Farmer's Market in Havana Cuba

FARMER’S MARKET

Visit a local farmer’s market, where we’ll get a first-hand look at Cuba’s agricultural revolution. 

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DINING - B, L

Breakfast at hotel

Lunch at Ivan Justo

HAVANA | PLAYA LARGA | PLAYA GIRON | CIENFUEGOS
Day 4
Cuban children singing

KORIMAKAO ARTISTS COMMUNITY

In a small, secluded village not far from the Bay of Pigs, we’ll visit an art school that teaches some of Cuba’s most promising youth.

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Charcoal burner atop charcoal in Cuba

CHARCOAL BURNER

In 2017, charcoal became the first legal, Cuban export to America in five decades. Meet the people who make this fascinating fuel.

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DINING - B, L, D

Breakfast at hotel

Lunch in Playa Larga

Dinner (special selection)

CIENFUEGOS
Day 5
Empty Artist Studio

ART IN YOUR HANDS

Visit the working studio of Art in Your Hands, a collaboration of eight artists who work in various mediums and styles.

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Hamel's Alley Rumba Dancers

RUMBA DANCE AND DRUMMING

Take in a live performance of Cuban Rumba before joining in to learn a few moves.

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Cuban Chef Cooking Outdoors

CUBAN COOKING CLASS 

Break bread with new-found friends as we take an in-home cooking class from local Cubans.

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DINING - B, L, D

Breakfast at hotel

Lunch at El Palacio de Valle

Dinner during cooking class

CIENFUEGOS | TRINIDAD
Day 6
Historic Street of Trinidad Cuba

PRIVATELY GUIDED-WALKING TOUR OF TRINIDAD

Take a privately guided walking tour of Trinidad, Cuba – one of the Caribbean’s best-preserved historic cities.

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SALSA DANCERS

SALSA LESSONS

Meet some of Cuba’s energetic salsa dancers, then learn the finer steps for yourself.

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DINING - B, L, D

Breafast at hotel

Lunch at La Taberna El Barracon

Dinner (special selection)

CIENFUEGOS | SANTA CLARA | U.S.A.
Day 7
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DINING - B, L*

Breakfast at hotel

Lunch for late afternoon departures

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FLIGHT DEPARTURE

DEPARTURE:  Abel Santamaria International Airport, Santa Clara*

TOUR END TIME:  3PM at airport 

*See designated flight and transfer information in the flights to Cuba section, below.

Each departure is custom-curated to provide the best experiences possible and from time-to-time specific experiences and/or restaurants may not be available and will be replaced by an item of equal or greater value. A final list of daily experiences and dining options is provided roughly two weeks prior to departure. Each tour provides a full-time schedule of Educational People-to-People exchange or Support for the Cuban People activities and is fully compliant with U.S. Department of Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control regulations regarding travel to Cuba.  

  • Small group size, no more than 12 guests

  • Three nights at the Meliá Cohiba Hotel in Havana

  • Three nights at Meliá San Carlos Hotel in Cienfuegos

  • Expert Cuban guide and private driver

  • Transportation and airport transfers*

  • Exclusive-guided visits and experiences

  • Six breakfasts, five lunches, and four dinners

  • Cuban visa ($99 fee extra)

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

  • Gratuities for luggage handling and restaurants**

  • 24 hour on-tour customer service

ALSO AVAILABLE:

Allianz trip cancellation insurance | Flight concierge service | Room and suite upgrades

 

*Transfers provided on designated flights only. See flight section below for more information.

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

NO MORE THAN 12 GUESTS ON ANY DEPARTURE

WANT TO EXPERIENCE THIS TOUR PRIVATELY?  CALL A TRAVEL SPECIALIST AT 800-450-2822

DateDouble Occupancy
(per person)
Single Occupancy
Sep 8 – Sep 14, 2019$3,895$4,490
Only 6 spots left!
 
Oct 6 – Oct 13, 2019$4,395$4,990
Only 6 spots left!
Special8 Day Tour
Nov 3 – Nov 9, 2019$4,295$4,890
Only 7 spots left!
 
Nov 10 – Nov 16, 2019$4,295$4,890
Only 8 spots left!
 
Nov 17 – Nov 23, 2019$4,295$4,890
Only 7 spots left!
 
Nov 24 – Nov 30, 2019$4,295$4,890
Only 6 spots left!
 
Dec 1 – Dec 7, 2019$4,095$4,690
Only 5 spots left!
 
Dec 8 – Dec 14, 2019$4,095$4,690
Only 4 spots left!
 
Dec 22 – Dec 28, 2019$4,295$4,890
Only 7 spots left!
 
Dec 29, 2019 – Jan 5, 2020$4,695$5,290
Only 7 spots left!
Special8 Day Tour. Save $500 with Code: NEWYEAR
Jan 12 – Jan 18, 2020$4,295$4,890  
Jan 26 – Feb 1, 2020$4,295$4,890  
Feb 9 – Feb 15, 2020$4,295$4,890  
Feb 23 – Feb 29, 2020$4,295$4,890  
Mar 8 – Mar 14, 2020$4,295$4,890  
Mar 22 – Mar 28, 2020$4,295$4,890  
Apr 5 – Apr 11, 2020$4,295$4,890  
Apr 19 – Apr 25, 2020$4,295$4,890  
May 3 – May 9, 2020$3,895$4,490  
May 24 – May 30, 2020$3,895$4,490  
Jun 7 – Jun 13, 2020$3,895$4,490  
Jul 5 – Jul 11, 2020$3,895$4,490  
Aug 23 – Aug 29, 2020$3,895$4,490  
Sep 6 – Sep 12, 2020$3,695$4,290  
Oct 11 – Oct 17, 2020$3,895$4,490  
Nov 1 – Nov 7, 2020$4,295$4,890  
Nov 15 – Nov 21, 2020$4,295$4,890  
Dec 6 – Dec 12, 2020$4,295$4,890  
Dec 20 – Dec 26, 2020$4,295$4,890  
Dec 27, 2020 – Jan 2, 2021$4,495$5,090  

PREPAYMENT DISCOUNT: Pay in full at the time of booking and receive $200 OFF the full price! Must book 120 days in advance of the departure date. This may not be combined with any other promotions. Normal terms and conditions apply. Discount automatically applied upon booking.

GROUP RATES: 5% off land for groups of 5 - 9 guests, and 10% off land for groups of 10 or more guests booked on an already scheduled Small Group tour listed above (not inclusive of private or custom-made tours). Not combinable with any other offer. Will be applied at final payment.

 

TRAVEL PRIVATELY: Choose your own departure date, and keep the same hotels, inclusions, and daily experiences outlined above. Add $300 per person for a private group of 2-5 guests. For groups of 6 or more guests, the price is the same as the tour price listed below for the month you wish to travel (no group discounts apply). Please note that prices are higher over Christmas and New Year’s. Please call a travel specialist at 800-450-2822 to book your own private tour.

Classic Cuba Tour

Once you have booked your tour, our flight concierge will gladly assist you with all your flight needs. Call us at 914-380-8303 or click here for an air quote. Please note that domestic and international flight costs are not included in your tour or travel package.  

The recommended flights* for all guests on this tour are: 

American        1447    MIAMI-HAVANA (MIA-HAV) 

American        1345    MIAMI-HAVANA (MIA-HAV)  

American        2705    MIAMI-HAVANA (MIA-HAV) 

JetBlue            1499    FT. LAUDERALE - HAVANA (FLL-HAV)

JetBlue            388      SANTA CLARA - FT. LAUDERDALE (SNU-FLL)

American        2750    SANTA CLARA - MIAMI (SNU-MIA) 

Flight times may vary, please consult the airline's website for the most up to date flight information on your dates of travel.  

*Group airport transfers are included for recommended flights only.

PURCHASING AIR ON YOUR OWN: You are welcome to book on your own, however please keep the following in mind:

Recommended flight and group airport transfers - Group airport transfers in Cuba are provided for recommended flights only. If you require a transfer from the airport to the hotel, please either book the recommended flight above, or call our flight concierge team to assist you

Non-Recommended Flights without group airport transfer - You may book a flight other than the recommended flight, however, group airport transfers are not included. Taking a taxi from the airport to the hotel is very simple and will cost only CUC$25 (US$30) each way.

Authorized airlines - Not all airlines are authorized by the U.S. Department of Transportation to fly to and from Cuba. While this information may change, the currently authorized airlines are: American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines, and United Airlines. Please contact the carrier for up to date flight schedules and routes.

Correct Airport - Please note that flights for this tour are round trip to Havana, Cuba. If you purchase air on your own, please make sure to book the proper airport or destination. Booking the wrong airport can result in expensive ticket change fees, or airport transfer.

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