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Viva Cuba

Cuba

from £2,499 per person
2 passengers 15 nights
Including optional travel insurance or a price reduction of £110 if not required
  • VIP travel service VIP door to door
  • Full Board Full board

Discover the many highlights of Cuba on this exciting tour

Exuberant people, interesting cities and fascinating architecture... this exciting 15-night tour introduces you to Cuba's cultural highlights.

This tour includes one night aboard aircraft.

Please note: Cuba is a unique and highly rewarding destination, but you will find that the tourism infrastructure and local cuisine can sometimes be quite basic. This tour explores much of the island and so involves a few long journeys.

Including...

Hands shaking Included travel insurance

Bed14 nights in hotels and 1 in flight

Dinner plate42 meals: 14 breakfasts (B), 14 lunches (L) and 14 dinners (D)

CocktailFree bar open 12 hours daily in Cayo Santa Maria and 24 hours in Guardalavaca

PersonSaga tour manager

Plus all this...

  • Return flights and transfers
  • Welcome drink
  • Porterage at all hotels
  • Tourist visa for full British citizens resident in the UK

MapExcursions and visits

  • Tour of old and new Havana
  • Visit Santa Clara and the Che Guevara mausoleum
  • Guided tour of Trinidad
  • Sightseeing tour of Sancti Spiritus
  • City tour of Camaguey
  • Visit to Bayamo

HeadphonesUse of audio headsets on guided tours


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Day 1 UK to Havana

Havana, Cuba

After taking Saga’s included UK door-to-door travel service to the airport, fly to Havana.

Stay three nights at the locally rated 5-star Melia Habana Hotel (4Q). D


Day 2 Havana

Habana viejo

Contrast old and new Havana on an included tour and enjoy a Cuban cocktail lesson, and dinner at a local restaurant tonight. Optional evening excursion to the Tropicana Nightclub. B, L, D



Optional excursions

Cabaret is very popular in Cuba and it is not just staged for the benefit of visitors! The most famous cabaret is staged at the Tropicana, where you can enjoy an open-air, traditional musical extravaganza in the Folies Bergères style.

Tropicana showgirl
Tropicana Nightclub Havana La Habana Cuba Caribbean

Day 3 Havana

Old town, Havana, Cuba

Explore Havana independently or perhaps join a full-day optional excursion to Viñales Valley. B, L, D



Optional excursions

Countless caverns pierce the Viñales Valley mogotes (strangely-shaped limestone formations), such as the Cueva del Indio, where you'll take a boat ride on a subterranean lake. You'll also see the vast Mural de la Prehistoria, commissioned by Fidel Castro, which is painted on a mogote in the valley of Dos Hermanas. Lunch is included in a Creole restaurant.

Vinales Valley
Viñales Valley Viñales Pinar del Río Cuba Caribbean

Day 4 Havana-Santa Clara-Trinidad

Che Guevara

Today you depart Havana for Trinidad. You’ll stop en route for a tour of Santa Clara, capital of Villa Clara province. Founded in 1689 with the main square and church at its centre, it is home to good examples of colonial architecture including the Teatro de la Caridad, a Cuban National Monument. In 1958, Santa Clara was the site of the last battle in the Cuban Revolution, when Che Guevara stopped a train carrying weapons and reinforcements to attack the revolutionaries. Since 1997 Che Guevara’s body has lain in a mausoleum in Santa Clara, which you'll see on this sightseeing tour.

After an included lunch in Santa Clara, you'll continue to Trinidad. You'll spend the next two nights here at the locally rated 5-star La Popa Hotel (3Q). B, L, D


Day 5 Trinidad

Trinidad

Tour the Spanish colonial town of Trinidad, where sugar fortunes paid for brightly-painted mansions in the 1800s. Enjoy stunning views from the tower of Palace Cantero Museum and call in at the famous La Canchanchara Bar for a Cuba Libre. B, L, D


Day 6 Trinidad to Camaguey

Camaguey, Cuba

Travel to Camaguey. Here, large rain-collecting urns decorate every street corner and the town plan was designed to trap raiding pirates!

Stay overnight at the locally rated 4-star Santa Maria Hotel (3Q). B, L, D


Day 7 Camaguey-Bayamo-Santiago de Cuba

Travel to tranquil Bayamo, credited as the birthplace of Cuban independence and where horse and cart is the favoured mode of transport.

Enjoy a city tour, then continue to Santiago de Cuba for a two-night stay at the locally rated 5-star Casa Granda (3Q). B, L, D


Day 8 Santiago de Cuba

Santiago de Cuba, Cuba

Enjoy a tour of the nation’s second city, including a visit to Moncada Baracks and the Museum of the 26th July, commemorating Castro’s failed attack in 1953. B, L, D


Day 9 Santiago de Cuba-Holguin-Playa Guardalavaca

Holguin, Cuba

Travel to Playa Guardalavaca, pausing en route in Holguin for a city tour.

Stay two nights at the locally rated 4-star Brisas Guardalavaca in villas on an all-inclusive basis. B, L, D


Day 10 Playa Guardalavaca

Beach at Guardalavaca, Cuba

At leisure or join an optional excursion to the Chorro de Maita Museum. B, L, D



Optional excursions

Santiago de Cuba’s natural harbour has made it an important port for the past five centuries and a cruise on its waters provides a new perspective on Cuba’s second city. You will also be able to watch the Changing of the Guard at Santiago Cementario – a cemetery built for the victims of the war of independence.

Santiago harbour
Santiago de Cuba Santiago de Cuba Cuba Caribbean

Day 11 Guardalavaca-Camaguey

Tropical coastline

Enjoy the hotel facilities and white sand beaches before travelling to Camaguey after lunch.

Stay overnight at the locally rated 4-star Santa Maria Hotel (3Q). B, L, D


Day 12 Cayo Santa Maria

Cayo Santa Maria, Cuba

After lunch, depart for this small island off Cuba’s north coast.

Spend two nights at the locally rated 5-star Melia Las Dunas (4Q) on an all-inclusive basis. B, L, D



Optional excursions

The archaeological Museo Chorro de Maita protects the site of an excavated Indian village and provides some intriguing insights into the life of indigenous Cubans before the coming of Columbus. It is set in a picturesque area on a hilltop in Holguin, five kilometres south of Guardalavaca. You also visit a small farm and replica village.

Visit a small farm
Holguin Holguín Cuba Caribbean

Day 13 Cayo Santa Maria

Tropical beach

Spend the day at leisure. B, L, D


Day 14 Cayo Santa Maria-Havana

Havana

Take the long but scenic journey back to Havana.

Stay overnight at the locally rated 5-star Melia Habana Hotel (4Q). B, L, D


Day 15 Havana to UK

Hemingway's Bar

An optional excursion traces Ernest Hemingway’s life in Cuba. Travel to the airport for your overnight flight back to the UK. B, L



Optional excursions

This excursion focuses on Nobel prize-winning author Ernest Hemingway’s life in Havana, his home for almost 20 years. You'll visit his country home, which remains as he left it in 1959. You can explore the grounds and climb a small tower in the gardens which offers lovely views of the museum and Havana city. From there, continue to Cojímar, a fishing town on the outskirts of Havana, where Hemingway kept his yacht and took his inspiration for his Nobel Prize-winning novel The Old Man and the Sea.

You'll complete the tour by revisiting old Havana and the Floridita bar: a regular haunt for Hemingway and his literary and Hollywood friends.

Please note: due to the popularity of this excursion and limited availability of coaches, we are not able to guarantee that this excursion will operate.

Heminways Bar courtyard
Havana La Habana Cuba Caribbean

Day 16 UK

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


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