Join us on this once in a lifetime escorted holiday to Cuba & discover the unique character & fascinating history this fantastic country has to offer. Beginning in the capital city, Havana, explore the quaint streets and colourful neighbourhoods that make this lively city so unique. Continue south to the picturesque town of Trinidad where you will experience the friendly atmosphere and long held traditions of the Cuban people before ending the tour on a high in the beautiful coastal town of Varadero surrounded by breathtaking views of the Gulf of Mexico.
Depart Dublin for your flight to Havana. Arrive in Cuba where you will meet your local tour manager and transfer to your hotel to check-in.
Breakfast at your hotel. Today, the group will depart for tour of Havana, Cuba’s vibrant capital. Enjoy a walking tour exploring the old city centre through the alleys and over the squares of Old-Havana: Plaza de Armas, Templete, Palacio de los Capitanes Generales, Plaza de la Catedral, Plaza Vieja, Hemingway’s “Bodeguita“. Also enjoy a panoramic tour passing by the Malecón, Hotel Nacional, Avenida de los Presidentes, Plaza de la Revolución, Quinta Avenida and much more. Visit the Monument of José Martí and go on a guided tour of the Havana Club Rum Museum and tobacco factory and visit the impressive Museum of Revolution. Dinner in a local restaurant. Overnight at your hotel.
Breakfast at your hotel. Transfer from Havana to Vinales taking the tobacco route to the western part of the island, where the best tobacco-growing ground and the imposing limestone towers (Mogotes) can be found. Panoramic tour through the Viñales valley, where time seems to stand still. You will have visits of Los Jazmines Viewpoint, Casa del Veguero - tour over tobacco fields and through a drying house, Pre-Historic Murial and El Indio Caves where you will ride down an underground river through the cave. The tour will start on foot and continue in a small motorboat. Return to your hotel for overnight.
Breakfast at your hotel. One day at leisure in Havana. Overnight at your hotel.
Breakfast at your hotel and check-out. Depart Havana for transfer to Trinidad, stopping enroute for a visit to the Bay of Pigs site and “Playa Girón” Museum. This historical area is the location of an unsuccessful invasion of Cuba by exiles trained by the CIA, in an attempt to overthrow President Fidel Castro and the communnist government he led in April of 1961. Visit the Cueva de los Peces a 61-meter-deep sinkhole filled with multicolored fish that come in through a subterranean passage. Afterwards there will be a brief walking tour of Cienfuegos before continuing south to Trinidad for check-in and evening meal in local restaurant. Overnight at your hotel.
Breakfast at your hotel. Today the group will enjoy a full day tour of Trinidad and a walking tour of the old town with Plaza Mayor including a visit to Church Parroquial de la Santísima, Casa “Templo de Santería Yemayá, Museum de Arquitectura Colonial. Afterwards the group will enjoy a Chanchanchara Cocktail followed by a visit to Casa de la Trova (House of Music). Early evening meal in a local restaurant and later enjoy live music at casa de la trova. Overnight at your hotel.
Breakfast at your hotel and check-out. Depart Trinidad and transfer to Varadero stopping enroute in Santa Clara for a guided tour. Santa Clara is a pretty and quaint town located in central Cuba which became a significant location in the Cuban Revolution after the Battle of Santa Clara, a series of events that took place in December of 1958 and led to the capture of the city by revolutionaries under the command of Che Guevara. Today’s fascinating guided tour includes entrance to the Che Guevara Museum & Mausoleum plus a visit to the Tren Blindado national memorial, monument and museum. Continue on to Varadero in the early evening for check-in and evening meal.
Breakfast at your hotel. Today is free to spend at your leisure in Varadero, one of the largest resort towns in the Caribbean. Situated between the Bay of Cárdenas and the Straits of Florida take your time to soak up the tropical sunshine, stroll along the white sandy beaches or mix with the friendly locals at a nearby cafe or bar. Enjoy an exceptional all-inclusive experience at your hotel in Varadero.
Breakfast at your hotel. Today is free to spend at your leisure. Enjoy an exceptional all-inclusive experience at your hotel in Varadero.
Breakfast at your hotel. Today is free to spend at your leisure. Transfer to your hotel in Havana.
Breakfast at your hotel and check-out. Transfer to Havana Airport for return flight to Dublin.
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