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Capture the true essence of Cuba

Capture the true essence of Cuba, contrasting the island's unspoilt countryside with its Spanish colonial cities.

This tour includes one night aboard aircraft.

Please note: Cuba is a unique and highly rewarding destination, please bear in mind that the tourism infrastructure can sometimes be basic and late changes to the planned itinerary may occur.

If you’re taking our holiday, you may appreciate some extra information to help you make the very most of this once-in-a-lifetime trip. If so, do take a few minutes to visit our ‘What to Discover’ section below.


11 nights in hotels and 1 in flight

30 meals: 10 breakfasts (B), 10 lunches (L) and 10 dinners (D)

Excursions and visits

  • City tour of Havana
  • Visit Las Terrazas Nature Reserve
  • Viñales Valley boat trip and Indian cave
  • Cienfuegos tour and boat trip in Cienfuegos Bay
  • Guided tour of Trinidad
  • Visit to Che Guevara mausoleum
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Day 1 UK to Havana

Cuban musicians

Depart in the morning for your daytime flight to Havana where you stay two nights at the locally rated 5-star Melia Habana in Miramar, a residential district known for its hotels and large mansions, most of which were abandoned at the time of the revolution and now house foreign embassies.

The hotel is surrounded by tropical gardens and offers five restaurants, a snack bar, three bars, a swimming pool and a fitness centre. There are 462 air-conditioned rooms arranged over 19 floors and served by lifts. All have a satellite television, telephone, tea and coffee-making facilities, hairdryer, minibar and room service (both extra charge). D

Day 2 Havana

Havana waterfront

Contrast old and modern Havana on an included tour. Enjoy lunch and dinner at a local restaurant, plus a Cuban cocktail lesson before dinner. Perhaps treat yourself to an optional Tropicana show this evening. B, L, D

Havana La Habana Cuba Caribbean

Day 4 Havana-Viñales Valley

Vinales crops

Travel first to Las Terrazas Nature Reserve, where you can explore and enjoy an included lunch.

Afterwards, continue to Viñales where you will stay two nights at the locally rated 3-star Los Jazmines or similar on a half-board basis. B, L, D

Day 4 Viñales Valley

Vinales Valley

After viewing the Jurassic limestone formations, explore underground caves on an included boat trip, then visit a Cigar Factory in Pinar del Rio at lunchtime before an afternoon at leisure. B, L, D

Day 5 Viñales Valley-Havana

Return to Havana and the Melia Habana for a further night on a half-board basis. This afternoon join an included excursion which takes you on the trail of the author and Nobel prize winner Ernest Hemingway who made Havana his home for nearly 20 years. B, L, D

Day 6 Cienfuegos and the Bay of Pigs

Bay of Pigs

En route to Cienfuegos, pause at the Bay of Pigs and visit the Playa Giron Museum, which tells the story of the 1961 attempted military invasion of the island by American-backed Cuban exiles. Stay three nights at the locally rated 4-star Jagua Hotel by Melia. B, L, D

Bay of Pigs Matanzas Cuba Caribbean

Day 7 Cienfuegos


Included tour of UNESCO-listed Cienfuegos and a boat trip, before lunch in a local restaurant. B, L, D

Day 8 Cienfuegos to Trinidad to Cienfuegos


Included tour of UNESCO-listed Trinidad. Lunch is at a local restaurant. B, L, D

Trinidad Sancti Spiritus Cuba Caribbean

Day 9 Cienfuegos-Santa Clara-Varadero

Che Guevara statue

Head to Varadero, enjoying lunch at a local restaurant, and stopping en route at the final resting place of Che Guevara. Spend three nights on an all-inclusive basis at the seaside resort of Varadero at the locally rated 5-star Melia Varadero Hotel.

This is a busy seaside resort hotel, set next to Varadero beach. It has a choice of restaurants and bars, an outdoor swimming pool and, for an extra charge, gym, beauty treatments and choice of sports. The hotel is also close to the 18-hole Varadero golf course (charges apply). The 490 air-conditioned rooms have a television, telephone, safe, minibar and hairdryer. B, L, D

Day 10 - 11 Varadero

Tropical beach

Spend the rest of your holiday at leisure or enjoying optional excursions. B, L, D

Day 12 Varadero to Havana to the UK

Vintage car

Travel to Havana airport for your overnight flight. B, L 

Day 13 UK

Arrive in the morning for your included UK door-to-door travel service home.

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