The Spirit of Cuba Tour
This is a private tour of Cuba
Durations :9 Days / 7 Nights
Discover Cuba’s historic splendour, vibrant culture and tropical countryside. Stroll around old Havana’s beautiful squares, travel in classic 1950s cars and visit the wonderfully preserved colonial centre of Trinidad. Stay in luxury in the heart of these two most beautiful cities and discover an exotic and distinctive destination before it changes.
Day 1 – To Havana: Fly to Havana with Virgin Atlantic. Transfer to the Saratoga Hotel for 3 nights (Junior suite). Located in the centre of Havana, the Saratoga has been restored to combine its 19th-century style with contemporary luxury facilities. (N)
Day 2 – Havana: Morning walking tour of the old town, including a visit to a cigar factory and the rum museum. This afternoon, take a panoramic tour of the city in a classic American car. (B, L)
Day 3 – Havana: Day at leisure to explore Havana or take an optional tour of the Viñales valley. Recommendations include a stop for a drink at El Floridita, home of the daiquiri and one of Hemingway’s favourite haunts. Optional evening Buena Vista Social Club performance with dinner at the Hotel Nacional*. (B)
Day 4 – To Trinidad: Travel to the Frenchinfluenced port of Cienfuegos for a brief city tour. After lunch at Palacio de Valle, continue to Trinidad and stay 3 nights at the Iberostar Grand Hotel, a small elegant property in the heart of the old town. (B, L)
Day 5 – Trinidad: Morning tour of the Valley of the Sugar Mills, the ruins of the plantations that were once worked by slaves. Afternoon tour of Trinidad’s old town, a Unesco world heritage site. (B, L)
Day 6 – Trinidad: At leisure to explore the colonial streets of Trinidad or the nearby Caribbean beaches. (B)
Day 7 – To Havana: Drive to Havana, visiting the historic town of Santa Clara and Che Guevara’s museum en route. Stay overnight at the Hotel Saratoga (Junior suite). (B, L)
Day 8 – To London: Transfer to the airport and fly to London with Virgin Atlantic. (B)
Day 9 – London: Morning arrival (N)
Meal Basis: (B) = Breakfast, (L) = Lunch, (D) = Dinner, (N) = No Meals
Low season from: £1,995
High season from: £2,195
Note: This is a suggested itinerary, which can be tailored to suit your needs. Prices, based on two people travelling and sharing a twin-room, are intended as a guideline only and will vary according to time of year. The itinerary is based on a Monday or Thursday departure to coincide with the Virgin Atlantic schedule to Havana.
Buena Vista Social Club – Performances are on Thursdays and Saturdays and are subject to change.
Extensions: It is possible to finish your journey on the soft sandy beaches of Cayo Santa Maria with a 3-night stay at the first-class Melia Buenavista, an adults-only resort set apart from the rest of the hotels. Please enquire for details and prices.
If you would like to sample this tour please get in touch and I can check the availability for you, if you need to change the itinerary or add a beach stay on the end then just let me know.
Look forward to hearing from you.
Jan @ firstname.lastname@example.org