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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.


14 nights in hotels and 1 in flight

39 meals: 14 breakfasts (B), 11 lunches (L) and 14 dinners (D)

Free bar open 12 hours daily in Cayo Santa Maria and 24 hours daily in Playa Pesquero

Excursions 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

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September 1, 2016 and August 31, 2017

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Day 1 UK to Havana


After taking Saga’s included UK door-to-door travel service to the airport, fly to Havana. Stay three nights on half board at the Memories Miramar Hotel (3Q). D

Day 2 Havana

Habana viejo

Contrast old and new Havana on an included tour. 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

Today you're free to explore Havana independently or perhaps join a full-day optional excursion to the tranquil Viñales Valley. B, 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 to Cayo Santa Maria

Che Guevara

Join an included tour of Santa Clara and visit the Che Guevara Mausoleum. Two-night seaside resort stay at the all-inclusive Memories Paraiso Azul Beach Resort (4Q). B, L, D

Che Guevara Mausoleum Santa Clara Villa Clara Cuba Caribbean

Day 5 Cayo Santa Maria

Cayo Santa Maria beach

At leisure. Perhaps explore Cayo Santa Maria or relax on one of its beautiful beaches. B, L, D

Day 6 Cayo Santa Maria to Sancti Spiritus


An included tour visits Trinidad and the famous La Canchanchara Bar. Stay overnight at the Villa Rancho Hatuey (2Q). B, L, D

Trinidad Sancti Spiritus Cuba Caribbean

Day 7 Sancti Spiritus to Camaguey

Sancti Spiritus architecture

Included city tours of Sancti Spiritus and Camaguey. Stay overnight at the Hotel Colon (2Q). B, L, D

Day 8 Camaguey to Santiago De Cuba

Tradional music

Included tour of Bayamo. Stay three nights at the Melia Santiago de Cuba Hotel (4Q). B, L, D

Bayamo Granma Cuba Caribbean

Day 9 Santiago de Cuba

Included sightseeing tour and lunch at a local restaurant. B, L, D

Day 10 Santiago de Cuba

El Morro

You can spend today at leisure, taking advantage of the hotel facilities or exploring independently. B, 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 Santiago de Cuba to Playa Pesquero

Tropical coastline

Travel to Playa Pesquero pausing en route for lunch. Stay three nights at the all-inclusive Playa Costa Verde (4Q), a lively seaside resort hotel near Holguin. B, L, D

Day 12 At leisure

Cuban landscape

The next two days are free for you to relax on the beach or to enjoy the leisure facilities at your hotel. 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 Playa Pesquero

Tropical beach

Spend the day at leisure or perhaps join an optional excursion to swim with dolphins. Enjoy a farewell dinner. B, L, D  

Optional excursions

Travel to Guardalavaca and take a boat trip to Acuario Cayo Naranjo where you'll visit a sealife complex. Enjoy an acrobatics show with dolphins, and even experience the thrill of joining them for a swim (additional charge). You'll also get the chance to see some sealions too.

Visit a dolphin show
Bahia de Naranjo Holguín Cuba Caribbean

Day 14 Holguin to Havana


Fly to Havana and stay overnight at the Memories Miramar Hotel (3Q). 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 return overnight flight back the the UK. B

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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