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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

map of classic cuba tour, Havana, Trinidad, Cienfuegos

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

Activities in this itinerary should be considered a sample only. Final itineraries are sent to guests one to two weeks prior to departure.

  • Private welcome reception and tour orientation

  • Five nights superior accommodations at the Meliá Cohiba Hotel in Havana

  • Two nights 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

  • 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**

  • Travel health and emergency medical evacuation insurance***

  • Flight concierge service  (flight cost additional)

*Transfers available for group blocks or recommended flight arrival and departure times.

**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.

***Trip-cancellation coverage available for an additional fee through Allianz.

Classic Cuba Tour
DateDouble Occupancy
(per person)
Cuban Visa
Nov 26 – Dec 4, 2016$5,595  Plus Overnight in Miami
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Dec 4 – Dec 11, 2016$5,395   
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Dec 11 – Dec 18, 2016$5,395   
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Dec 21 – Dec 28, 2016$5,595   
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Dec 28, 2016 – Jan 4, 2017$5,595   
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Jan 8 – Jan 15, 2017$5,395$99  
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Jan 15 – Jan 22, 2017$5,395$99  
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Jan 22 – Jan 29, 2017$5,395$99  
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Jan 29 – Feb 5, 2017$5,395$99  
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Feb 5 – Feb 12, 2017$5,395$99  
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Feb 12 – Feb 19, 2017$5,395$99  
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Feb 19 – Feb 26, 2017$5,395$99  
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Feb 26 – Mar 5, 2017$5,395$99  
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Mar 5 – Mar 12, 2017$5,395$99
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Mar 12 – Mar 19, 2017$5,395$99
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Mar 19 – Mar 26, 2017$5,395$99  
Mar 26 – Apr 2, 2017$5,395$99  
Apr 2 – Apr 9, 2017$5,395$99  
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Apr 9 – Apr 16, 2017$5,395$99
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Apr 16 – Apr 23, 2017$5,395$99  
Apr 23 – Apr 30, 2017$5,395$99  
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May 7 – May 14, 2017$5,195$99  
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May 21 – May 28, 2017$5,195$99  
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May 28 – Jun 4, 2017$5,195$99  
Jun 4 – Jun 11, 2017$4,995$99  
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Jun 11 – Jun 18, 2017$4,995$99  
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Jun 18 – Jun 25, 2017$4,995$99  
Jun 25 – Jul 2, 2017$4,995$99  
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Jul 2 – Jul 9, 2017$4,795$99  
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Jul 16 – Jul 23, 2017$4,895$99  
Jul 23 – Jul 30, 2017$4,895$99 Reserve as a Private Group 7+
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Jul 30 – Aug 6, 2017$4,895$99  
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Aug 6 – Aug 13, 2017$4,895$99  
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Aug 13 – Aug 20, 2017$4,895$99  
Aug 20 – Aug 27, 2017$4,895$99  
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Aug 27 – Sep 3, 2017$4,895$99  
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Sep 3 – Sep 10, 2017$4,995$99  
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Sep 10 – Sep 17, 2017$4,995$99  
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Sep 17 – Sep 24, 2017$4,995$99  
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Sep 24 – Oct 1, 2017$4,995$99  
Oct 1 – Oct 8, 2017$4,995$99  
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Oct 8 – Oct 15, 2017$5,195$99  
Oct 22 – Oct 29, 2017$5,195$99  
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Oct 29 – Nov 5, 2017$5,195$99  
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Nov 5 – Nov 12, 2017$5,295$99  
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Nov 12 – Nov 19, 2017$5,295$99  
Nov 19 – Nov 26, 2017$5,295$99  
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Nov 26 – Dec 3, 2017$5,295$99  
Dec 3 – Dec 10, 2017$5,295$99  
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Dec 10 – Dec 17, 2017$5,295$99  
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Dec 16 – Dec 23, 2017$5,295$99  
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Dec 23 – Dec 30, 2017$5,395$99  
Dec 27, 2017 – Jan 3, 2018$5,595$99  
Dec 30, 2017 – Jan 6, 2018$5,595$99  
Jan 1 – Jan 8, 2018$5,595$99  

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT: For single-occupancy pricing, add $1600.

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

Once you have booked your tour, our flight desk will gladly assist you with all of your flight needs. Call us at 914-380-8303 or click for an air quote

The recommended flight* for all guests on this tour is: 

American        1345    MIAMI-HAVANA (MIA-HAV)  

American        1344    HAVANA-MIAMI (HAV-MIA) 

Flight times are posted on the airline’s website. 

*Airport transfers are only available for recommended flights.

For important information regarding how to book your flight and airport transfers, we recommend visiting our Flights to Cuba webpage. Please note that international flight costs and Cuban visas* are not included in your tour package and availability of airport transfers may vary.

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