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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

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.*  

For those arriving to Havana early, we suggest you make the most of the day and participate in some self-guided activities. We recommend beginning your travel experience by exploring 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. Continue on to Old Havana and make a stop for 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.

Later in the day, 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

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. Then, 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. After lunch, you'll stop for a visit to a local food co-op a where you’ll see firsthand Cuba’s dual currency at work.

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

Begin the day with a walking tour of Old Havana's cobblestone streets, and admire the beautiful sixteenth-century Spanish colonial architecture. Then, meet with local residents in their homes to learn about new private enterprises that are gaining popularity in Cuba.

For lunch, we’ll enjoy a delicious meal at a paladar in Old Havana. After lunch, you’ll visit with an internationally known choral group to participate in an educational exchange.

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

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

  • 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

  • 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**

*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.

Weekend in Havana Tour
DateDouble Occupancy
(per person)
Cuban Visa
Oct 19 – Oct 23, 2016$2,995  Plus Overnight in Miami
SOLD OUT
Nov 2 – Nov 6, 2016$3,795  Plus Overnight in Miami
SOLD OUT
Nov 9 – Nov 13, 2016$3,795  Plus Overnight in Miami
SOLD OUT
Nov 16 – Nov 20, 2016$3,795  Plus Overnight in Miami
SOLD OUT
Nov 23 – Nov 27, 2016$3,795  Plus Overnight in Miami
SOLD OUT
Nov 30 – Dec 4, 2016$3,795  Plus Overnight in Miami
SOLD OUT
Dec 8 – Dec 11, 2016$3,495   
SOLD OUT
Dec 15 – Dec 18, 2016$3,495   
SOLD OUT
Dec 23 – Dec 26, 2016$3,595   
SOLD OUT
Dec 30, 2016 – Jan 2, 2017$3,795   
SOLD OUT
Jan 5 – Jan 8, 2017$3,495$99  
Jan 12 – Jan 15, 2017$3,495$99  
Jan 19 – Jan 22, 2017$3,495$99
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Jan 26 – Jan 29, 2017$3,495$99  
PRIVATE GROUP
Feb 2 – Feb 5, 2017$3,495$99  
Feb 9 – Feb 12, 2017$3,495$99  
Feb 16 – Feb 19, 2017$3,495$99  
Feb 23 – Feb 26, 2017$3,495$99  
Mar 2 – Mar 5, 2017$3,495$99  
Mar 9 – Mar 12, 2017$3,495$99  
Mar 16 – Mar 19, 2017$3,495$99  
Mar 23 – Mar 26, 2017$3,495$99  
Mar 30 – Apr 2, 2017$3,495$99  
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Apr 6 – Apr 9, 2017$3,495$99  
Apr 13 – Apr 16, 2017$3,495$99  
Apr 20 – Apr 23, 2017$3,495$99  
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Apr 27 – Apr 30, 2017$3,495$99  
May 4 – May 7, 2017$3,495$99  
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May 11 – May 14, 2017$3,395$99  
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May 18 – May 21, 2017$3,295$99  
May 25 – May 28, 2017$3,295$99  
Jun 1 – Jun 4, 2017$3,295$99  
Jun 8 – Jun 11, 2017$3,195$99  
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Jun 15 – Jun 18, 2017$3,195$99  
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Jun 22 – Jun 25, 2017$3,195$99  
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Jun 29 – Jul 2, 2017$3,195$99  
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Jul 20 – Jul 23, 2017$3,195$99  
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Jul 27 – Jul 30, 2017$3,195$99  
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Aug 3 – Aug 6, 2017$3,195$99  
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Aug 10 – Aug 13, 2017$2,995$99  
Aug 17 – Aug 20, 2017$3,095$99  
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Aug 24 – Aug 27, 2017$3,095$99  
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Aug 31 – Sep 3, 2017$3,095$99  
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Sep 7 – Sep 10, 2017$3,195$99  
Sep 14 – Sep 17, 2017$3,195$99  
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Sep 21 – Sep 24, 2017$3,295$99  
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Sep 28 – Oct 1, 2017$3,295$99  
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Oct 5 – Oct 8, 2017$3,295$99  
Oct 19 – Oct 22, 2017$3,295$99  
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Nov 2 – Nov 5, 2017$3,395$99  
Nov 9 – Nov 12, 2017$3,395$99  
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Nov 16 – Nov 19, 2017$3,395$99  
Nov 23 – Nov 26, 2017$3,395$99  
Nov 30 – Dec 3, 2017$3,395$99  
Dec 7 – Dec 10, 2017$3,395$99  
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Dec 14 – Dec 17, 2017$3,395$99  
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Dec 23 – Dec 26, 2017$3,595$99  
Dec 30, 2017 – Jan 2, 2018$3,695$99  
Jan 4 – Jan 7, 2018$3,495$99  

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT: For single-occupancy pricing, add $1100.

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

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.

WEEKEND IN HAVANA: U.S.-HAVANA/HAVANA-U.S.

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