Cuba Beach Holiday

Cuba

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Cuba Beach Holiday

This tour explores the historic Old Havana district with traditional Spanish or Caribbean cuisine. Then take a private tour to Viñales Valley, surrounded by karst hills of about 400m high. Continue to Cienfuegos, an outstanding example of an architectural ensemble. Next to Trinidad, a beautiful Heritage site with its cobbled streets, terracotta rooftops and pastel coloured houses. Travel to Cayo Santa Maria, connected to the mainland by a causeway and a popular destination for beach lovers.

TRAVEL UNTAMED ON THIS 12-DAY CUBA CULTURE & BEACH HOLIDAY…
And, experience Havana, Vinales Valley, Cienfuegos & Trinidad Beach.
 

What We Love
  • Visit Trinidad, the most beautiful Heritage site on the Central South Coast.
  • Cayo Santa Maria’s 16km long northern coast has stunning white sand beaches.
  • In Havana, explore the old city by horse carriage or take a ride on a ‘Yank Tank’.
  • Travel any day – shorten or lengthen the tour to suite your wishes.
  • This tour is designed to provide maximum outdoor experience.
What to Know
  • This is a relaxed tour but may require walking on rough surfaces.  
  • We carefully select the world's best boutique tour companies in each destination.
  • We offer 24/7 support to give you complete peace of mind during your holiday.
  • We strongly recommend that you take travel insurance for this holiday.

Cuba Beach Holiday

Havana, Vinales Valley, Cienfuegos, Trinidad & Beach
(12 Days – Travel Any Day)


Day 1 – Arrive
Havana Meet and greet on arrival at the Havana International Airport and transfer to the Telegrafo hotel. This is Cuba’s oldest hotel and excellently located a short walk away from the seawall, practically next door to the Capitolo in Old Havana.
Overnight at Telegrafo hotel.

Day 2 – City Tour
Havana This morning you’ll take a leisurely horse-drawn carriage ride from the hotel to Arms Square where your guide will take you on a fascinating and informative walk around the old town. You may feel the surreal sensation of being on a film set with the beautiful baroque and neoclassical architecture and outrageous American 50’s cars. Many of the grand buildings have recently been restored and you will sense this city’s imposing Spanish heritage. You will visit a cigar factory to learn how the finest cigars in the world are manufactured and learn a few tips on how to assess quality and freshness.

After lunch at El Patio restaurant, your will continue your tour in style. You will be taken on a panoramic tour around modern Havana in a classic American car. A feeling of travelling back to the 50’s – an era of America seemingly frozen in time!
Overnight at Telegrafo hotel (B)

Day 3 – Heritage Landscape
Viñales Valley We explore the UNESCO World Heritage listed Viñales Valley. The landscape here integrates haystack-looking mountains, tobacco fields and traditional village structures into a painter’s canvas of overwhelming charm and beauty, all the more pleasurable from the vantage point of your horse-drawn carriage.

Your will visit one of the most beautiful caves in the area, ‘Indian Cave’ and cruise the hidden river by boat. Transfer back to the hotel, the Ermita, set in a perfect location overlooking the valley.
Overnight at Ermita hotel, 3 Star (B)

Day 4 – Transfer
Cienfuegos Watch the mist rise over the valley before your private transfer to Cienfuegos, Cuba’s chief seaport on the southern coast. The town is central to Cuba’s biggest exports; sugar, coffee and tobacco, and boasts more Neoclassical structures than any other place in the Caribbean. You will stay at the marvellously restored Hotel La Union, one of the nicest boutique hotels in the country.
Overnight at Hotel La Union, 4 Star (B)

Day 5 – Transfer
Trinidad Take a private transfer to the captivating city of Trinidad. Founded by Conquistador, Diego Velazquez in 1514, the city is ideally located between the high mountains of the Escambray Range and the lovely coast of the Caribbean Sea. Pure white sand and turquoise water fringe the maze of narrow cobblestone streets and Neo Classical old town architecture. Your knowledgeable local guide will give you a tour of the city including a stop at La Canchanchara, the tavern where the famous drink by the same name was born. This was the drink of the Mambises (name given to the Liberating Army) and is made from lemon juice, honey and aged Havana Club, served in glazed pottery.
Overnight Brisas Trinidad del Mar, 4 Star (B, D)

Day 6 – Beach Activity
Trinidad Transfer to the Marina for the Seafari Collective Excursion to Cayo Blanco (White Key). Travel in a Catamaran with full snorkelling gear available & welcome cocktail. Arrive at the key for the day with lunch and open bar included. Return to main land to get back to the hotel.
Overnight Brisas Trinidad del Mar, 4 Star (B, L, D)

Day 7 – Transfer
Cayo Santa Maria Private transfer to Cayo Santa Maria via Santa Clara for a panoramic guided tour of the city and a visit to Che Guevara's Museum and Memorial at the Revolution Square. Continue to Cayo Santa Maria (driver only). Arrive at hotel and check in.
Overnight at all-Inclusive Hotel 5 Star (B, L, D)

Day 8 to 10 – At Leisure
Cayo Santa Maria Day at leisure
Overnight at all-Inclusive Hotel 5 Star (B, L, D)

Day 11 – Transfer
Havana Private transfer to Havana (driver only). Arrive at hotel and check in.
Overnight at Hotel 5 Star (B)

Day 12 – Depart
Havana After breakfast, transfer to Havana airport for outbound flight (B)
 

 
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Make this your holiday

  • Exclusive Tour: your own private multilingual guide throughout the trip  
  • Price Guarantee: costing 25-30% less than similar tours of the same flexibility and quality
  • Tailor Made: customised itinerary to create your dream holiday
  • Duration: shorten or lengthen the tour to suit your wishes
  • Dates: depart and return whenever you choose
  • Hotels: change hotel grade to suit your budget
  • Group Discounts: call 020 8350 6199


Getting There Virgin Atlantic is the only airline operating direct scheduled flights to Cuba, with two services a week from Gatwick. Various airlines fly to Havana from London via European cities, including Madrid, Paris, Amsterdam and Rome. Air France is the most versatile option, with daily flights from London Heathrow to Havana via Paris. Iberia and KLM also fly from Heathrow, via Madrid and Amsterdam respectively. Other airlines flying direct from European cities.

When to go Cuba is an all year-round destination and there isn't a bad time to visit Cuba. It has primarily a tropical climate where temperature range between 27 C and 32 C and there is a very pleasant breeze. There are only two seasons: the hot and rainy season runs from May to November (May-June are the wettest months) and the dry season (winter) runs from December to April. It is the time when Europeans go there in pursuit of the southern sun. Avoid the hurricanes season (September-October) and the busy periods (July and August) when the Cubans take their holidays.