After clearing immigration and customs, begin your Vintage Cuba experience with a delicious welcome lunch (guests arriving before or on recommended flight time only). Partake in an exchange with musicians who play nineteenth-century Cuban music on 200-year-old instruments. They will be accompanied by the Alegrias de Vivir dancers, who will teach you their national dance.
Next, we visit Santa Clara’s town center and a local artist’s studio before departing for Cayo Santa María.
After checking in to your hotel and meeting for orientation, you’ll enjoy a sumptuous dinner with your traveling companions.
Meals | Lunch, Dinner
This morning, we’ll depart for Caibaríen, a coastal town called The White Village for its sugary sand beaches. First stop is a local print shop that still uses nineteenth-century machines. Then, meet the artists and organizers behind a pivotal community project involving plastics art. Next, it’s all aboard the train, a timeless mode of transit still used in certain areas, to Remedios, where residents have put on Las Parrandas—street celebrations—each December since the 1700s.
Meals | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Our first stop will be a visit to the Che Guevara memorial and mausoleum. Then, we’ll begin our journey to Cuba’s capital city on a musical note, with a toe-tapping performance by Caibaríen’s outstanding municipal band, whose locally famous director is a friend of insightCuba. We’ll stop for a light lunch en route to Havana.
Meals | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
In the Cuban capital, we’ll explore enchanting Old Havana, whose cobblestone squares echo with memories. We’ll meet with a PhD from the university, who will share his insights on social equality in Cuba. After lunch, we’ll visit a hairdressing salon that also acts as a museum, displaying antique tools and art inspired by the trade. Tonight, you’ll dine on your own at a paladar, a private, family-owned restaurant. Your tour leader, an expert in the dining scene, can make outstanding recommendations.
Meals | Breakfast, Lunch
We’ll continue soaking up Havana’s nostalgia the Cuban way, by taking the ferry across the harbor to the town of Casablanca. Next, explore Cuba’s colonial history with a visit to the third-largest fortress in the Americas. Then, depart for the seaside village that served as inspiration for one of Ernest Hemingway’s best-known novels, The Old Man and the Sea. Visit the acclaimed writer’s home after lunch at a local café.
Later, meet the talented jazz dancers who make up a local community organization. This evening, share favorite moments with your traveling companions during a farewell dinner at a landmark Havana restaurant.
Meals | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
¡Adios, Cuba! After breakfast, bid farewell to Cuba and board your flight back 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.
Two nights superior accommodations at the Meliá Cayo Santa María in Cayo Santa María
Three nights superior accommodations at the Meliá Cohiba Hotel in Havana
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.
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SINGLE SUPPLEMENT: For single-occupancy pricing, add $1400.
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.
*SPRING SAVINGS is $500.00USD per couple, or $250.00USD per person. Valid for new bookings only. Requires payment in full at the time of booking. Normal terms and conditions apply. This offer may not be combined with any other offer or discount. Available only on tours and dates as indicated on the dates and prices section of each tour page. Not available for cruises or Marathon tours. Offer valid while space is available. Discount has no cash value.
Once you have booked your tour, our flight concierge will gladly assist you with all of your flight needs. Call us at 914-380-8303 or click here for an air quote.
The recommended flight* for all guests on this tour is:
JetBlue 387 FORT LAUDERDALE-SANTA CLARA (FLL-SNU)
JetBlue 800 HAVANA-FORT LAUDERDALE (HAV-FLL)
Flight times may vary, please consult the airline's website for the most up to date flight information on your particular dates of travel.
*Group airport transfers are included for recommended flights only.
Visit our Flights to Cuba page for important information on the best way to book your flights, as well as group airport transfers. Please note that the tour you have chosen is a land based tour only, flights costs and Cuban visas are not included in your tour package.