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Weekend in Havana Tour

4 Days / 3 Nights

Havana

Explore Habana Vieja | Dine at Bodeguita del Medio, birthplace of the Mojito | Dancing at Callejón de Hamel | Visit a Cigar Factory | Talk with the Editor from Cuba's Popular Magazine | Visit an Artist in her Home Studio | 1 UNESCO World Heritage Site

map of cuba including havana
Our Weekend in Havana tour is far more than a mere brush with exotic culture – it’s a full-on immersive discovery allowing you to not only pay witness to Cuba’s dynamic rhythm and color, but to dive right in and become part of the canvas. 

Like the fiery salsa rhythms that can be heard rippling through its city streets, Havana springs to life with warmth and vivaciousness that never stops taking you by surprise. Removed from the quiet fields of sugar cane and mango trees that thrive further afield, Cuba's largest city is an urban metropolis – a place of rambling Colonial architecture, endless adventure and unfettered discovery.
Havana
Day 1

For those arriving to Havana early, you’ll begin your travel experience right away with a cocktail at La Bodeguita del Medio, a bar and restaurant made famous by Ernest Hemingway—and arguably the birthplace of the mojito, the rum-based drink the author favored. Next, take part in an informative exchange with artists from the celebrated Taller de la Gráfica collective, one of the island’s most active art hubs.

Continue to explore Havana’s artistic side with a visit to Callejón de Hamel, the Centro Habana alleyway that features musical performances and hundreds of visual-art displays.

Then, we’ll check in to our hotel in the heart of Havana, and meet up with those arriving later in the day for an orientation program.* We’ll celebrate your arrival with a delicious welcome dinner.

Meals | Dinner

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

Havana
Day 2

This morning, you’ll meet with students and professors from La Escuela Taller Gaspar Melchor de Jovellanos to learn about the school’s effort to preserve Cuba’s cultural and architectural heritage. Later, get a snapshot into the lives and work of Cuban photographers at Fototeca in Havana, which houses one of the city’s few darkrooms and is a photographer hub.

On your way to lunch, you’ll continue your walking tour of Old Havana’s cobblestone streets and sixteenth-century Spanish colonial architecture. After lunch, you’ll have a very special visit in Centro Habana with a friend and self-taught Cuban artist who opens his home to teach neighborhood children the art of papier-mâché. We’ll wrap up the day by visiting the famous Abdala recording studio, where famous musicians, including Nat King Cole and the Buena Vista Social Club, recorded some of their best music. Tonight, you’ll dine on your own at a paladar, a private, family-owned restaurant. Your insightCuba tour leader, who is an expert in the dining scene, will make the best recommendations. 

Meals | Breakfast, Lunch

Havana
Day 3

We’ll kick off the day by meeting the editor of a popular Cuban newspaper for a presentation on Cuban social issues, economic reforms, and the impacts of U.S.-Cuba policy in Cuba.

Afterwards, we’ll gather with Cuban farmers at Vivero Organopónico to learn how organic farming efforts provide food to urban areas and how Vivero is taking the lead in regarding farm-to-table dining. For lunch, we’ll enjoy an authentic Cuban sandwich at Sloppy Joe’s, a legendary bar in Havana. After lunch, you’ll visit with an internationally known choral group and finish the day at a local farmers market where you’ll see firsthand Cuba’s dual currency at work.

In the evening, share your favorite stories about your time in Cuba with your travel mates during a farewell dinner. 

Meals | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Havana
Day 4

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

  • 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 one 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, and baggage fee for first checked bag

  • 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.

Weekend in Havana Tour
DateDouble Occupancy
(per person)
Flight
(per person)
Aug 10 – Aug 14, 2016$2,995$645  
SOLD OUT
Aug 24 – Aug 28, 2016$2,995$645  
SOLD OUT
Sep 7 – Sep 11, 2016$2,995$645  
SOLD OUT
Sep 21 – Sep 25, 2016$2,995$645  
SOLD OUT
Oct 5 – Oct 9, 2016$2,995$645 Plus Overnight in Miami
SOLD OUT
Oct 19 – Oct 23, 2016$2,995$645 Plus Overnight in Miami
SOLD OUT
Nov 2 – Nov 6, 2016$3,795$645 Plus Overnight in Miami
PRIVATE GROUP
Nov 9 – Nov 13, 2016$3,795$645
Only 3 spots left!
Plus Overnight in Miami
Nov 16 – Nov 20, 2016$3,795$645
Only 4 spots left!
Plus Overnight in Miami
Nov 23 – Nov 27, 2016$3,795$645
Only 6 spots left!
Plus Overnight in Miami
Nov 30 – Dec 4, 2016$3,795$645 Plus Overnight in Miami
Dec 8 – Dec 11, 2016$3,495$645  
Dec 15 – Dec 18, 2016$3,495$645  
Dec 23 – Dec 26, 2016$3,595$745  
Dec 30, 2016 – Jan 2, 2017$3,795$745  
Jan 5 – Jan 8, 2017$3,495$745  
Jan 12 – Jan 15, 2017$3,495$645  
Jan 19 – Jan 22, 2017$3,495$645
Only 6 spots left!
 
Jan 26 – Jan 29, 2017$3,495$645  
PRIVATE GROUP
Feb 2 – Feb 5, 2017$3,495$645  
Feb 9 – Feb 12, 2017$3,495$645  
Feb 16 – Feb 19, 2017$3,495$645  
Feb 23 – Feb 26, 2017$3,495$645  
Mar 2 – Mar 5, 2017$3,495$645  
Mar 9 – Mar 12, 2017$3,495$645  
Mar 16 – Mar 19, 2017$3,495$645  
Mar 23 – Mar 26, 2017$3,495$645  
Mar 30 – Apr 2, 2017$3,495$645  
Apr 6 – Apr 9, 2017$3,495$645  
Apr 13 – Apr 16, 2017$3,495$645  
Apr 20 – Apr 23, 2017$3,495$645  
Apr 27 – Apr 30, 2017$3,495$645  
May 4 – May 7, 2017$3,495$645  
May 11 – May 14, 2017$3,395$645  
May 18 – May 21, 2017$3,295$645  
May 25 – May 28, 2017$3,295$645  
Jun 1 – Jun 4, 2017$3,295$645  
Jun 8 – Jun 11, 2017$3,195$645  
Jun 15 – Jun 18, 2017$3,195$645  
Jun 22 – Jun 25, 2017$3,195$645  
Jun 29 – Jul 2, 2017$3,195$645  
Jul 6 – Jul 9, 2017$3,195$645  
Jul 13 – Jul 16, 2017$3,195$645  
Jul 20 – Jul 23, 2017$3,195$645  
Jul 27 – Jul 30, 2017$3,195$645  
Aug 3 – Aug 6, 2017$3,195$645  
Aug 10 – Aug 13, 2017$2,995$645  
Aug 17 – Aug 20, 2017$3,095$645  
Aug 24 – Aug 27, 2017$3,095$645  
Aug 31 – Sep 3, 2017$3,095$645  
Sep 7 – Sep 10, 2017$3,195$645  
Sep 14 – Sep 17, 2017$3,195$645  
Sep 21 – Sep 24, 2017$3,295$645  
Sep 28 – Oct 1, 2017$3,295$645  
Oct 5 – Oct 8, 2017$3,295$645  
Oct 19 – Oct 22, 2017$3,295$645  
Nov 2 – Nov 5, 2017$3,395$645  
Nov 9 – Nov 12, 2017$3,395$645  
Nov 16 – Nov 19, 2017$3,395$645  
Nov 23 – Nov 26, 2017$3,395$645  
Nov 30 – Dec 3, 2017$3,395$645  
Dec 7 – Dec 10, 2017$3,395$645  
Dec 14 – Dec 17, 2017$3,395$645  
Dec 23 – Dec 26, 2017$3,595$745  
Dec 30, 2017 – Jan 2, 2018$3,695$745  
Jan 4 – Jan 7, 2018$3,495$745  

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT: For single-occupancy pricing, add $500 prior to October 31, 2016 and $1100 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.

Weekend in Havana Tour

$645*

  • Round trip air from the U.S. to Cuba
  • Cuban visa and required Cuban Health Insurance
  • Cuban airport departure tax

*Add $100 for depatures Dec 20 - Jan 7. Flight Package prices are subject to change unless accompanied by confirmed booking.

**If you choose to book round trip air on your own, please call a travel specialist at 800-450-CUBA (2822) with your flight details.

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