• 8 Day  Cuba Deluxe Tour
  • 8 Day  Cuba Deluxe Tour
  • 8 Day  Cuba Deluxe Tour
  • 8 Day  Cuba Deluxe Tour
  • 8 Day  Cuba Deluxe Tour
  • 8 Day  Cuba Deluxe Tour
  • 8 Day  Cuba Deluxe Tour
  • 8 Day  Cuba Deluxe Tour
  • 8 Day  Cuba Deluxe Tour
  • 8 Day  Cuba Deluxe Tour

Tour overview

“CUBA DELUXE“ 08 days / 07 nights

Itinerary

Arrival at José Marti Airport with AIRLINE XXXX at XX:XX hrs. Meet & greet at the airport arrival hall by your English-speaking guide and private transfer to your hotel in Havana. Accommodation with breakfast: Hotel IBEROSTAR Grand Packard (5*), This First Class Hotel quickly found its place among the leading hotels in Havana, build behind and above a remaining antique facade and in top location at the Prado, facing the sea, the Malecon and with panoramic views to the Fortress El Morro. Modern state of the art interior and comfort with fantastic views from the panoramic terrace with surrounding infinity pools. Deluxe Room.

VISITED PLACES

Havana
(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included) In the morning, pick up by your English-speaking guide ride in the funny yellow cocotaxis. You´ll pass by the “Capitolio building” and drive along Prado to the “Cathedral Square” from where you will start a walking tour through colonial Old Havana with its most important sites: “Palacio de los Capitanes Generales”, Hemingway´s "Bodeguita", “El Templete”, “Castillo del la Real Fuerza”, “Plaza Vieja” etc. The tour ends with a real Cuban experience you definitely may not miss during your stay in Cuba. Before lunch, you will visit a Salsa school with a rooftop terrace of a colonial house in the middle of Old Town Havana and learn the basic steps of the Cuban Salsa. From there you continue to lunch at a private restaurant Paladar “Ivan Justo". In the evening, pick up for a tour in a classic American 1950s car along the “Malecón”, stop at the “Revolution Square”, drive through “Parque ALmendares” with its mystique ceiba trees and the “Quinta Avenida” through the former upper-class residential and diplomatic area of Miramar with its beautiful mansions. On the way, stop for an aperitif at the garden of the legendary Hotel Nacional with anecdotes about the Mafia and other "celebrities" of the 1950s. 19:00 hrs pick up for Dinner at a typical private restaurant called “paladar” e.g. "La Esperanza", with its 1950s flair. Or in the beautiful garden of the paladar "La Cocina de Liliam". Accommodation with breakfast: see day before

VISITED PLACES

Havana
(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included) 08:30 hrs An early start takes you along the Tobacco Route to the province of Pinar del Rio in the west of Cuba. First stop will be at “El Patio de Pelegrin”, a social community project founded by the artist Mario Pelegrin, who (or one of his lovely team) will show you around his beautiful and lush, ecological garden and give you more information about the about 12 different educative and creative workshops for “young and old” of the neighbourhood, while enjoying fresh coconut water or juices. Continue on a panoramic tour through the Viñales Valley where time seems to stand still. Visit a tobacco farm to learn more about the entire process from planting the tobacco until having the cigar. Enjoy a real countryside lunch with a view at paladar “Balcon de Valle” (or similar). In the afternoon of the „Prehistoric Wall“, a huge art work on a rock made by the Cuban Painter Gonzalez Morillo. You will end this day in Viñales with a real Cuban, rustic surprise. 21:00 hrs Dinner at the prominent cult-paladar “La Guarida”– „the hardest table to get in Havana“, location of the famous Cuban film „Strawberry and Chocolate“(nominated for an Oscar 1992), visited by the Queen of Spain, Sting, Robert Redford, Oliver Stone and Madonna. Accommodation with breakfast: see day before

VISITED PLACES

Havana Vinales
(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included) 10:00 hrs Your day begins with a guided tour through one of the famous tobacco factories (e.g. Partagas, H. Upmann, La Corona or Romeo & Julieta). See the impressive skills of the "torcedores" (cigar rollers) producing the best cigars in the world. Later on to Marianao, where you will watch a training session of „Havana Queens“, the most hip modern dance ensemble in town. Immerse into the world of the young dancers and get an authentic insight, including a small live performance and explanations about their life and history by the manager and/or the choreographer. 13:00 hrs Lunch today is at one of Havana’s unique “paladares” e.g. at Paladar „Rio Mar“ or „Vistamar“ both facing the sea. Rest of the afternoon at leisure. Accommodation with breakfast: see day before.

VISITED PLACES

Havana
(Breakfast and Dinner included) 09:00 hrs In the morning on a scenic drive to Central Cuba and the “Zapata Peninsula”, one of the largest areas of swampland in the Caribbean and home of hundreds of native species of flora and fauna. Forwards until you reach the port city of Cienfuegos with its "Punta Gorda" peninsula and the mudejar-style Palacio del Valle. Walk over the main square “Parque Marti” with its French colonial architecture and the nostalgic “Terry Theatre”, where already Caruso and Sarah Bernhardt performed on the stage. 20:00 hrs Dinner in a typical Cuban restaurant situated by the sea e.g. private paladar "Villa Lagarto" or „Finca del Mar“. Accommodation with breakfast: Hotel MELIA San Carlos (4*), Suite City View.

VISITED PLACES

Cienfuegos Havana Playa Larga
(Breakfast and Dinner included) 09:00 hrs in the morning visit of Cienfuegos´”Botanical garden”. Afterwards drive along the panoramic coast road to Trinidad, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with unique colonial architecture. Founded in 1513, Trinidad had its most prosperous time during the sugar boom in the 19th century. In the morning, a walking tour through the cobbled streets and across the idyllic “Plaza Mayor” surrounded by the beautiful mansions of former sugar barons. Visit the rustic, "Chanchánchara" bar, where you can try the local honey liquor. Followed by a guided tour through the “Romantic Museum” at the “Palacio Brunet” or the City Museum at “Palacio Cantero”. Havana, 07.07.2020 Senses of Cuba by TOURCOM Edificio Bacardi, Oficina404, Calle Monserrate 261, La Habana Vieja, Cuba Tel.: +53 (0) 7 866 47 34 // Mail: [email protected] // www.sensesofcuba.com Dinner at a restaurant with special ambience e.g. at private Paladar "La Esquina 373" closed to Plaza Mayor. Later, explore the romantic nightlife with live, traditional Son music and dancing at, for example, the Casa de la Musica or Casa de la Trova. Accommodation with breakfast: IBEROSTAR Grand Trinidad (4.5*), Juniorsuite

VISITED PLACES

Cienfuegos Trinidad
(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included) Early morning go on a beautiful scenic route past coffee plantations up to the “Topes de Collantes” in the Escambray Sierra. Opportunity to hike on the “Guayanara Trail”, along the “Rio Melodioso” by an impressive natural world with endemic flora and fauna. Heading opportunity to take a refreshing swim under waterfalls and natural pools with lunch break in a rustic restaurant surrounded by a beautiful natural backdrop. In the afternoon, back to Trinidad City. 20:00 hrs The location of the tonight´s dinner is another highlight. Paladar “1514”with its unique décor of crystal classes and precious porcelain looks like a museum. Accommodation with breakfast: see day before

VISITED PLACES

Trinidad
(Breakfast and Lunch included) In the morning, take a trip on a nostalgic, steam-train* through Sugar Mill Valley with the Hacienda of the former sugar barons, Iznaga. Panoramic view from the legendary "slave tower". Then drive to Santa Clara, where Ernesto "El Ché" Guevara celebrated his greatest victory and, later found his final resting place. Followed by a visit of the “Che Guevara” Monument and “Tren Blindado”. Lunch at a local paladar eg. “Finca de Ta”.

VISITED PLACES

Santa Clara Trinidad Varadero Cayo Santa María

Routes

Included

4 nights hotel in Havana - Hotel IBEROSTAR Grand Packard

1 nights hotel in Cienfuegos - Hotel MELIA San Carlos (4*), Suite City View

2 nights hotel in Trinidad - IBEROSTAR Grand Trinidad (4.5*), Juniorsuite

07 Overnights at the above mentioned hotels (according to availability).

PS: If This hotel list not available at the time of your booking then we will arrange smilar other hotel for your group.

During the program day 1 to day 8 English speaking Cuban guide.

7 Breakfast

5 Lunches

5 Dinners

Roundtrip in a modern air-conditioned Taxi, Microbus or Minibus with driver. With 02 persons in a comfort taxi With 03 – 05 persons in a microbus or minivan

Excursions, visits and entrance fees according to the program.

Excluded

International or Domestic flights

Insurance: All types

* Afterwards, optional visit to the world-famous Cabaret, "Tropicana" – a journey through the history of Cuban music and dance, with more than 150 dancers, musicians, and acrobats, all situated in an enchanting, lush, tropical garden ambiance – Havana's "Paradise under the Stars" (see separate sheet). -Cuban Modern Art: Visit of the studio and art gallery of the young Cuban artist, Arian Ursula, located in the modern district Vedado. You will be welcomed with a Cuban cocktail and Arian Ursula will give you a small introduction to the Cuban art scene. Price on request. Active: Habana la Bahia by night” with the real Cubykes (e-Bikes). Rates and detailed information see separate sheet. Recommendation for dinner: Dinner in a restaurant with special ambiance e.g. at Paladar „San Christobal“, a hidden gem in Centro Habana with its unique decor of Afro-Cuban Santeria and the music world of the 1950s, which has impressed celebrities like Beyonce, Jay C and President Obama and his family. (With pleasure we can reserve or book the dinner in advance.) - Theatre, classic, or dance: For theatre lovers we recommend (optional, and only possible Fridays or Saturdays) a performance at the baroque theatre, García Lorca. With luck, you can attend a special highlight, such as the world-renowned Cuban Nacional Ballet under the direction of Alicia Alonso. Or a typical "Zarzuela" – the Cuban form of light opera. (Important note: we have to book the tickets in advance- but usually have to wait until 1 week before arrival before the schedule is published.)

Meals and drinks not mentioned in the above program.  Programs/Excursions/Activities described as „Optional“ (see supplements in the program)  Additional nights after the end of the round trip (e.g. beach extension in Varadero)  Tropicana Show or other shows (e.g. Havana Queens)  Personal Expenditures SENSES OF CUBA PRIVATE TOUR CUBA DELUXE from/to Havana NET-RATES PER PERSON In a double room Hotel IBEROSTAR Grand Packard (5*) LOW SEASON 01.05. – 14.07.20 01.09. – 31.10.20 MID SEASON 15.07. – 31.08.20 HIGH SEASON 01.11. – 18.12.19 03.01. – 30.04.20 PEAK SEASON 19.12.19 – 02.01.20 With 2 participants 3160 USD 3215 USD 3670 USD 3930 USD With 3 participants 2800 USD 2850 USD 3305 USD 3570 USD With 4 – 5 participants 2490 USD 2545 USD 2995 USD 3260 USD Single Room Supplement + 730 USD + 780 USD + 1135 USD + 1335 USD Havana, 07.07.2020 Senses of Cuba by TOURCOM Edificio Bacardi, Oficina404, Calle Monserrate 261, La Habana Vieja, Cuba Tel.: +53 (0) 7 866 47 34 // Mail: [email protected] // www.sensesofcuba.com  Tips for waiters and live music during the meals in restaurants or paladars  Tips for guide and driver

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