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|Price range||From £1852|
|Travel partner||Cox and Kings|
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- International flights with LAN
- 12 nights' twin share accommodation
- Breakfast daily, 7 lunches & 1 dinner
- Escorted sightseeing
- Local transfer in an air-conditioned vehicle
- Entrance fees
Fly to Havana with Virgin Atlantic. On arrival, drive out to Las Terrazas in the western province of Pinar del Rio. Established as a sustainable environmental and development project, Las Terrazas provides an ideal introduction to Cuba’s countryside life and landscapes. Stay 2 nights at La Moka Hotel. (D)
Day 2 – Viñales:
Full-day tour of the beautiful Viñales valley, its tobacco plantations and rounded limestone hills. Visit a cigar factory and take a boat ride through the Indian Cave. Return to La Moka Hotel. (B, L)
Day 3 – To Havana:
Morning visit to the local community and the partially restored 19thcentury coffee estate. After lunch, drive to the capital and stay at the Iberostar Parque Central for 2 nights. Optional evening music performance by the Buena Vista Social Club or Cabaret Parisien. (B, L)
Day 4 – Havana:
Morning walking tour of old Havana, including the Camera Obscura and a stop at El Floridita, home of the daiquiri. Afternoon panoramic tour in a classic American car, visiting Revolution Square and the rum museum (B, L)
Day 5 – To Cienfuegos:
Travel to Cienfuegos via the Peninsula de Zapata. Take a boat trip through the mangroves and drive past Playa Girón, site of the 1961 invasion. Continue to the small city of Cienfuegos, with its distinct French influence. Take a tour of the city and have dinner at Cienfuegos Yacht Club. Stay overnight at La Union Hotel. (B, L, D)
Day 6 – To Trinidad:
Visit the Cienfuegos botanical gardens this morning. Continue to Trinidad for a 2-night stay at the Iberostar Grand Hotel, a restored colonial building in the heart of the old town. Afternoon walking tour of Trinidad, including the Romantic Museum and a visit to Casa de la Musica. Founded in 1514, Trinidad contains beautifully preserved colonial buildings, with hardly a trace of 20th century architecture. (B)
Day 7 – Trinidad:
Morning tour of the Valley of the Sugar Mills, dotted with ruins of large former sugar plantations. Visit the watchtower of the Manaca Iznaga plantation, a reminder of Cuba’s colonisation and slave trade, then have lunch before returning to Trinidad. Afternoon at leisure. (B, L)
Day 8 – To Santa Clara & Havana:
Morning drive to historic Santa Clara, the site of the turning point in the Cuban revolution and see Che Guevara’s museum and mausoleum. After lunch, continue to Havana for 2 nights at the Iberostar Parque Central. (B, L)
Day 9 – Havana:
Day at leisure to stroll along old Havana’s cobbled streets, perhaps relax by the rooftop pool or take optional visits to the Bellas Artes Museum, Hemingway’s Museum or the Revolution Museum. (B)
Day 10 – To London:
Afternoon transfer to the airport. Fly to London with Virgin Atlantic. (B)
Day 11 – London:
Early morning arrival.
(N) Meal Basis: (B) = Breakfast, (L) = Lunch, (D) = Dinner, (N) = No Meals
La Moka Hotel is a simple hotel set amid the forested hills of Las Terrazas. It features 26 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, a multi-tiered atrium lobby built around a large tree, a restaurant and a small bar with beautiful views over the valley.
Iberostar Parque Central, Havana
The Iberostar Parque Central is located within a walking distance of all the main sights of Old Havana and is surrounded by numerous famous buildings, such as the Capitol, the Garcia Lorca Theatre and the Museum of Modern Arts. The main building, decorated in colonial style, offers classic rooms and is connected through an internal passage to a more contemporary Tower wing. Each part features a lobby bar, rooftop swimming pool and a terrace with panoramic views. Dining options include Mediterranean & Italian restaurants and an elegant Steak House. A choice of Classic or Contemporary room can be requested, but the hotel will not confirm a specific room prior to your arrival.
Hotel La Union, Cienfuegos
The Hotel La Union is a 4 star property located in the heart of colonial Cienfuegos. There are 36 rooms and 13 suites, an outdoor swimming pool, 2 restaurants and a terrace bar that offers wonderful views over the city and the bay.
Iberostar Grand Hotel, Trinidad
The Iberostar Grand Hotel is located on one of the charming plazas of Trinidad and is within walking distance of all the main sights in the old city. Ideal for the discerning traveller and situated in a recently restored colonial building, the hotel offers 40 tastefully decorated rooms and suites, an excellent restaurant serving Cuban specialities and international cuisine, and free internet access. The hotel does not have a swimming pool. The Ancon beaches are a 15 to 20 minute drive away.
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