|Purpose:||Culture, Relaxation, Fun|
|No. of days:||5 days - 4 nights|
|First & Last Cities:||Havana|
|Other cities:||Old Havana|
Your Tour Includes:
Your Tour does not include:
Hotel in your Tour:
|Hotel Name||Room Type||Tripadvisor|
|Iberostar Parque Central||Standard Modern||4.5|
Hotels will be confirm at time of booking
Day 1: USA, Havana
Upon arrival at Jose Marti International Airport you be welcomed by our VIP Service that include special assistance, VIP lounge to enjoy a welcome cocktail, expedited baggage delivery, Immigration and customs control. Then meet with the tour guide who will transfer you to your hotel in Havana. The rest of the day is at leisure. In the evening you’ll be picked up and driven to the famous Tropicana Club for the night show. Return transportation by taxi is at your own cost and is both safe and easily arranged at the show’s entrance. Return to the hotel for overnight. [S]
Day 2: Havana (Cigar Experience)
This morning join your guide for a Cigar experience whit a visit to a cigar factory and warehouse. Because the factory is open Monday to Friday, during the weekend we will visit instead the House of “Habano,” where guests will have an opportunity to sample cigars during this event.
This morning enjoy a walking tour through Old Havana and its five main plazas, with stops at the residence of the island’s Captain General during the colonial era, the Havana Cathedral, Obispo Street, the Capitol building, and more. This tour provides the opportunity for cultural exchanges and gives you a taste of the island that feels like stepping into a time machine. Old Havana has buildings and streets that are some of the oldest in the Americas, with some buildings dating to the 17th century. Though the buildings are hundreds of years old, they are still used to house a significant number of Havana’s inhabitants. Old Havana features the first church built on the island, a street paved with wooden bricks, palatial residences, and much more! Then walk to the Habano Museum and later to Palacio de la Artesanía for a demonstration by a cigar roller. Time to relax and refresh before dinner at Litoral Restaurant (or similar) followed by an evening at Buenavista Social Club at Rosalia de Castro. Cover and 3 drinks per person are included. Return to the hotel by taxi at own cost. Using taxis in Havana is both safe and easily arranged at the club entrance. [B/D/S]
Day 3: Havana (Hemingway)
After breakfast your guide will meet you for a special tour tracing the daily life of Ernest Hemingway. Visit of Hemingway Room at Ambos Mundos Hotel where Hemingway rented a room between 1932 and 1939. His room had views of Old Havana and the harbor that he often frequented to go fishing on his yacht Pilar. It was in this hotel that Hemingway began writing For Whom the Bell Tolls. Enjoy a mojito in the Roof Garden with an amazing view of Havana and don’t miss the opportunity to take photos at Hemingway’s spots. Later visit his 2 preferred bars: the down-to-earth-earnestly-popular La Bodeguita del Medio and the more upscale, yet authentically Cuban, La Floridita Bar and enjoy a special Daiquiri, Hemingway’s preferred drink. The rest of the day is at leisure so you can enjoy Cuba your own way. In the evening join your guide for another fantastic dinner at La Guarida Restaurant or similar. Return to your hotel for overnight. [B/D]
Day 4: Havana (Vintage Cars, Rum Experience)
Today you’ll have a free morning that you may dedicate to shopping or to discover facets of Havana that you had in your agenda. Lunch on your own. In the afternoon, join your guide for a “Rum experience”, a leisurely walk through Havana to visit the Rum Museum where you’ll have the opportunity to sample fine Cuban rums. The Rum Museum includes a replica of a colonial era rum distillery and a presentation of the culture and tradition of Cuban rum production. The Museum also displays art works by contemporary Cuban artists.
Some free time to rest and relax before being picked up by a vintage car for a ride around town through the posh neighborhoods of Vedado and Miramar and along the Malecón, stopping by the new US Embassy, and ending at your restaurant for dinner. Get ready for some fabulous photo ops!
Havana’s Malecón is a well known 5-mile avenue along the sea that was built in the early 20th century and immediately saw houses in the Neo-Classical, Art Nouveau and Modern styles pop-up along the way and became the “official meeting point” for all Cubans, rich and poor. Enjoy your last delicious Cuban dinner at Chef Justo Restaurant or similar. Return to your hotel for overnight. [B/D]
Day 5: Havana, USA
Unfortunately all good things have an end! We hope this unique Havana vacation left wonderful memories to share with your family and friends for many years and you decide to come with us again to discover another unforgettable Cuban insertion! Your guide will pick you up to take you to the airport at the convened time so you can complete your departure formalities in good time and board your flight back home! [B]
Note: We will make our best efforts to follow the above itinerary, however we reserve the right to substitute and/or make changes to certain elements of the itinerary including but not limited to routing, restaurants, hotels and activities in the event of unforeseen circumstances. Please note that activity times shown are for reference only and that actual times may differ significantly – everything runs on “Cuban time” and is part of the cultural exchange experience.
[B] = Breakfast | [D/S] = Dinner and Show | [B/D] = Breakfast and Dinner | [B/D/S] = Breakfast, Dinner and Show
|May & Oct||$2,165||$2,495||$2,139||$1,805|
Single*: Passenger traveling alone - Single**: Third passenger in a single room
Prices are per person and may change without notice
Prices are valid up to January 2nd 2018
Tour Code: CU01HAV17FFV